May 22: Lyra Vivace & Aiken Choral Society

  • Aiken Choral Society, Dr. Maureen Simpson, Artistic Director
  • Accompanied by: The Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra
  • Special guests:
    • Misty Brinkley, soprano
    • Richard Cook, tenor
    • South Aiken High School Thoroughbred Chorale

Sunday, May 22, 3:00 pm

  • First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Tickets
    • available at the Aiken County Historical Museum, at the door, and through the Aiken Choral Society
    • $20 adults, $10 students and military, free for children 12 and under

Program

Sacred music in the European and American traditions.
Hildegard von Bingen Chant
J.S. Bach Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
W.A. Mozart Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47
Salamone Rossi Hebrew service music
Randall Thompson Alleluia
Bob Chilcott The Real of Heart, newly commissioned by ACS
American Spirituals and Folk Hymns  

Transcendence

March Performances

Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm performance

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Violin 1
Ryan Kho
Jonathan Aceto
Laura Tomlin

Ashley Horvat
Pawel Kozak

Violin 2
Mary Burndrett
Kerri Sellman
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy
Karl Schab
Larissa Powers
Arthur Ross
Laurin Smith

Cello
Ruth Berry
Justin Resley

Bass
Barry Garman
Sara Neal Lokey

Flute
Cynthia Hopkins

Oboe
Kelly Odell

Clarinet
Joe Eller

Bassoon
Dan Worley

Horn
Judy Thompson
Darian Washington

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins

Trombone
Matt Henderson

Harp
Vonda Darr

Tympani
Rebekkah Nordan

Percussion
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, March 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 20, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Vonda Darr, harp

Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Ruth Berry, cello


Friday, March 25, 7:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Angela Shaw, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Mike Katterjohn, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, March 27, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

  • Jonathan Aceto, violin
  • Ryan Kho, violin
  • Carl Purdy, viola
  • Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, March 27, 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, violin
Essena Setaro, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Amy Sawicz, cello
Barry Garman, bass

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Scotty Allen, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Yeiry Castillo, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Priscilla Hollingsworth, viola
David Gee, cello
Sara Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Andrew Johnson, bassoon
Jessie Morlan, trumpet
Michael Shomo, trombone
Andrew Bednarz, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, tympani

Sunday, March 27, 11:00am service

Meredith Boyd, horn


Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Ryan Kho, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Jonathan Aceto, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe
Addison Whitney, horn

Mar 19: Lyra Vivace and Augusta Choral Society

Featuring

  • soloists Melanie Larsen, Jacob Rothman and Timothy Miller

March 19, 2016, 7:30 pm

  • Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901
  • Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for students and military. Click here to purchase tickets.

Program

  • Stabat Mater by Neil Harmon
  • Requiem by Cecilia McDowall
  • I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes by Adolphus Hailstork

Lyra Vivace and Augusta Choral Society

Upcoming Performances

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In Praise of Music

Sunday, December 6, 2015: 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Wednesday, December 9, 6:15pm, Children’s Musicial

Robert Foster, flute


Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm

Augusta Choral Society and Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

First Violin
Ryan Kho, Concertmaster
Jonathan Aceto
Pawel Kozak
Laurin Smith
Ashley Horvat

Second Violin
Laura Tomlin, principal
Damir Horvat
Debra Schab
Angela Shaw

Viola
Carl Purdy, principal
Arthur Ross
Karl Schab

Cellos
Ruth Berry, principal
Justin Resley

Bass
Sara Neal Lokey, principal

Flute
Lorraine Jones, principal

Oboe
Kelly Odell, principal
Manda Cawthorn

Clarinet
Joe Eller, principal

Bassoon
Joy Hoffman, principal

Horn
Judy Thompson, principal
Rachel Misner

Trumpet
Todd Jenkins, principal
Paul Lott

Harp
Vonda Darr, principal

Percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, principal
Kent Hannibal


Sunday, December 13, 10:30am service

Joi McLellan, violin

Louisa Shepherd, violin


Sunday, December 13, 2015: 9:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Mary Burndrett, concermaster
Pawel Kozak, violin
Marilyn Donnan, violin
Chris Burndrett, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello
Barry Garman, bass
John Wickey, harp

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Laurin Smith, concertmaster
Shadwa Mussad, violin
Arthur Ross, principal viola
Christopher Connolly, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelly Odell, oboe
Kent Hannibal, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 11:00am service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 8:30am and 11:00am services

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Lai, concertmaster
Essena Setaro, principal second violin
Scotty Allen, violin
Debra Dupree, violin
Priscilla Hollingsworth, violin
Brenda Gustafson, violin
Amy Sawicz, cello
Jacob Sills, cello
Pam Dutch, bass

Sunday, December 13, 5:30pm service

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 13, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Pawel Kozak, concertmaster
Angela Shaw, violin
Arthur Ross, viola
Douglas Graves, cello
Kristi Faircloth, oboe

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 6:30pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Angela Morgan, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, assistant concertmaster
Laurin Smith, violin
Debra Edens Schab, violin
Karl Schab, viola
Jeff Watson, viola
Paul Dainer, viola
Mary Ann Watson, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Erin Wilson, flute
Kelli Odell, oboe
Manda Cawthon, oboe
Joy Hoffman, bassoon
Patrick Herring, bassoon
Anne Marie Thomas, clarinet
Joseph Johnson, horn
Todd Jenkins, trumpet
Kathryn Cheney, trumpet
Kate Jenkins, trombone
David Proctor, trombone
Michael Katterjohn, percussion
Kent Hannibal, percussion
Rebekkah Nordan, percussion

Sunday, December 13, 6:30pm

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Thomas Lai, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Justin Resley, cello

Sunday, December 20, 8:45am and 11:00am services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin

Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Sunday, December 20, 6:00pm

Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra

Jonathan Aceto, concertmaster
Laura Tomlin, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola/penny whistle
Angela Shaw, viola
Ruth Berry, cello
Justin Resley, cello
Sara Neal Lokey, bass
Kelly Odell, oboe


Thursday, December 24, 5:30pm and 9:30pm services

Magellan String Quartet

Jonathan Aceto, violin
Ryan Kho, violin
Carl Purdy, viola
Ruth Berry, cello

Thursday, December 24, 4:00pm and 6:00pm services

In Praise of Music String Quartet

Shadwa Mussad, violin
Pawel Kozak, violin
Larissa Powers, viola
Chris Connolly, cello

Two opportunities to hear the Kiokee String Quintet perform this program:

Dance Around the World

The Kiokee Quintet will take listeners on a toe-tapping tour of dances from around the world. Ever since humans began walking upright, we have felt the urge to move rhythmically and express ourselves through dance. From the elegant and refined French Minuet to the wild, uncontrolled Italian tarantella, from the sensual Argentine tango to the peasant dances of Romania, from the sophisticated Cuban/New York mambo to folksy Appalachian reels, the Quintet will choreograph a concert of delightful dances!

January 17, 2016, 4:00pm

  • Sundays at Four
  • Lutheran Church By the Lake
  • 100 Twelve Oaks Dr and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission: $20
  • Free reception on location immediately following the performance
  • For more information, call 864-391-8022

February 26, 2016, 7:30pm

Nov 12: Expressions of Faith

Canticum Novum & Concert Choir

Lyra Vivace

  • Kelly Odell, Oboe
  • Damir Horvat, Violin I
  • Angela Shaw, Violin II
  • Justin Resley, Cello

November, 12, 2015, 7:30 pm

  • First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave NW, Aiken, SC 29801
  • Tickets are $10, available at the door

Program

Chandos Anthem No. 9, O praise the Lord with one consent Handel
Elohim Hashivenu Rossi
Yih’yu L’ratzon Neches
Esto les digo Lange
This Little Light arr. Hogan
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God arr. Mueller

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Expressions of Faith

Nov 12: John G. Schaeffer Memorial Concert

Music for Organ and Strings

Lyra Vivace

  • Ken Courtney, Organ
  • Richard Cook, Conductor
  • Violin
    • Jonathan Aceto, Concertmaster
    • Ryan Kho, principal second violin
    • Christopher Burndrett
    • Mary Burndrett
    • Carl Purdy
    • Essena Setaro
  • Viola
    • Carl Purdy
    • Essena Setaro
  • Ruth Berry, Cello
  • Sara Neal Lokey, Double Bass

November, 12, 2015, 7:30 pm

  • Location: Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way,
    Augusta, GA 30904
  • free admission

Program

Bagatelles Dvorak
Adagio Albinoni
Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5 Handel
Short Intermission  
Sonatas da Chiesa

  • G KV241
  • C KV336
Mozart
Organ Concerto No. 1 in F Major Rheinberger

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Music for Organ and String

May 3: Davidson Chorale & Lyra Vivace

May 3: Davidson Chorale & Lyra Vivace

Sunday, May 3, 7:00 pm

  • St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St., Augusta, GA, 30901
  • Tickets are $10.00 (with discounts for Seniors, Military, Students, and DFA Faculty); please click here to order online
  • Dr. Timothy Powell, Director
  • Concert length is 90 minutes, with a brief intermission

Program

  • Te Deum by Dan Forrest (World Premiere of Chamber Version)
  • Wedding Mass by Timothy Michael Powell (Georgia Premiere of Chamber Version)

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