St. Andrew's Artists In Residence
St. Andrew's is happy to have three renowned and highly talented artistic groups in residence:
the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, the Core Ensemble, and the Voices of Pride
THE PALM BEACH CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival was founded in the summer of 1992 by members of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. The core group consists of woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon), string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello and bass), piano and trumpet. Guest musicians are often asked to join the festival for larger works. The Festival musicians have recorded six CDs on the Klavier Music Productions label as “Chamber Music Palm Beach” to critical acclaim. These professional recordings, as well as recordings of live performances, have been heard on radio stations around the country.
In 2013, PBCMF launched their first ever Fall Festival at Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton and St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lake Worth. The musicians of the Festival are honored to be named Artists in Residence at St Andrew's and look forward to another successful fall concert series in 2014.
THE CORE ENSEMBLE: MULTICULTURAL MUSIC THEATER
The Core Ensemble produces and performs music theater pieces which highlight social justice issues and celebrate the diversity of American culture. The Core Ensemble has been touring for twenty years and has performed in every region of the United States.
The ensemble has released three CD recordings on New World Records. Funders have included the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, the Barlow Foundation, the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Humanities Council, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and ArtsLink. International touring has brought the ensemble to venues in Australia, Russia, Ukraine, England, and the Carribean.
Performances have included the Guggenheim Museum, Central Park SummerStage, the Chautauqua Institution and a concert recorded for National Public Radios’ Performance Today. Tours have brought the Ensemble to venues from Key West, FL to Anchorage, AK, and from Las Cruces, NM to Machias, ME.
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THE VOICES OF PRIDE
Voices of Pride began in 2003, inspired by the numerous gay and lesbian choruses across the country. The dream was to craft a musical organization of the highest performance standards, encouraging diversity and respect for all people through music. The mission of VOP is to project a message of pride and acceptance, to provide an arts organization that promotes communication and positive change in our society, and to perform in an open and welcoming environment for the celebration of individuality through music.