This Spring youth choristers from St. Timothy’s School (Dallas, Tx) and St. Andrew’s Academy (Lake Almanor, Ca) will be touring the east coast, exploring many of the historical sites of the founding of our country.
The combined choir will join students from St. Mark's Classical Academy to sing Evensong at St. Mark’s Reformed Episcopal Church (Jenkintown, Pa) at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 8th.
The St. Timothy’s School Choir is under the direction of choirmaster Andrew Dittman. The St. Andrew’s Academy Choir is under the direction of choirmaster Father Brian Foos. Both choirs and their associated schools are ministries of Reformed Episcopal parishes, The Chapel of the Cross (Dallas) and St. Andrews Church (Lake Almanor, Ca), respectively.
The St. Timothy’s Choir, though only 4 years old, has mastered a challenging repertoire, especially impressive for a newer school. The St. Andrew’s Choir has been singing for 15 years and has performed in Italy, Southern California, England, the South East of America, and Victoria, B.C.
Both choirs exhibit strong treble voices that lend themselves to choral pieces with descants and strong upper lines.
The canticle settings they have chosen for Evensong were written by Christopher Hoyt, and exhibit lovely, soaring melody lines. Mr. Hoyt is a talented organist and composer at the Pro-Cathedral of The Holy Communion in Dallas, Texas. They will also be singing a contemporary setting of the preces and suffrages. The anthem is yet to be determined.