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Kevin Sings Opera

And tonight, just 1 week after the Spring Chorale concert, Kevin’s Lyric Diction class recital was tonight, and Kevin sand two solo pieces — in Italian!

  • “Togliete mi la vita ancor,” from Il Pompeo by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • “Chi’o mai vi possa,” from Siroe by Georg Friedrich Handel

Cabrillo Chorale Spring Concert

Another great evening of vocal music, with Kevin among the Choral group. Here are the 16 pieces they performed:

(List of all singers at bottom of page)


“Father William”
Music by Irving Fine, lyrics by Lewis Carroll
Three Madrigals
Music by Emma Lou Diemer, lyrics by William Shakespeare
The Coolin
Music by Samuel Barber,lyrics by James Stephens
Homeward Bound
Men’s Chorus of Cabrillo Chorale
By Carl Strommen
Brothers, Sing On!
Music by Edvard Grieg, lyrics by Herbert Dalmas
Alto Rhapsody
By Johaness Brahms
Men’s Chorus with soloist Dana Simms
Joshua Fit the Battle
Women’s Chorus
By Jill Gallina
Wayfaring Stranger
Arranged by Larry Schackley


Shine on Me
Arranged by Rollo A. Dilworth


Fields of Gold
By G. M. Sumner, arranged by Roger Emerson


When You Believe
By Stephen Swartz, arranged by Audrey Snyder


Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
By Franz Schubert
Soloist: Jennette Moretti, Clarinet: Saki Hidaka, Piano: Maryna Thomas


Kyrie
By George Fenton
Il Dolce Suono (IDS, the student-led choral group)


Sparrows Jig
By Bruce Sled
Il Dolce Suono (IDS, the student-led choral group)


Human
By Christina Perri and Martin Johnson
Il Dolce Suono (IDS, the student-led choral group)


Der Herr denket an uns
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, libretto from Psalm 115
Violins: Eri Ishgaki, Shannon Delaney, Rachel Mangus-Hartman
Viola: John Wineglass
Cello: Kristin Garbef
Piano: Elizabeth Bunch
Timpani Drums: NAME

Cabrillo College Chorale, Spring 2016:

Soprano:
Sharon Bailey
Kerri Hughes
Dakota Hult
Michelle Miracle
Jeannette Moretti
Dana Simms
Terry Waters
Jasmine Montgomery

Alto:
Caitlin Buse
Thyra Butler
Julia Dennis
Diane Marvin
Naomi McNeill
Caitlyn Turley
Alyssa Watson
Ellen Reay

Tenor:
Milton Abbott
Landon Norton
Ulises Patino
Graham Swann

Bass:
Kevin Altenberg
Jeremiah Bokulich
Paul Bokulich
Jason Erece
Christopher Monroe
Joshua Porter
Bob Bailey
Cristian Rincon

 

Il Dolce Suono

Another lovely choral concert last night, this time the student-led Il Dolce Suono (the sweet sound), tonight at Cabrillo’s Samper Recital Hall. Here are 4 songs from the 14 they sang:

(Silly me, I totally forgot about videoing before hand, and forgot to charge my phone; thus only four songs. I’ll post more if I hear from another fellow who was there recording.)

 

Music for the Feast of Christmas

Once again, Kevin was among the chorus members of a great show, this time “Music for the Feast of Christmas,” one of the most popular annual shows, presented by the Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus, under the direction of Cheryl Anderson.

And once again, my videos are of mediocre quality, but they’re something… The chorus surrounded the audience for the first couple of pieces, and we happened to be sitting right where Kevin was standing, so the first video is focused right on him. For the whole chorus shots, Kevin is near the top row on the left (stage right).


Hanachpachap Cussicuinin, Paco Marmol & Manolo Casaus; and My Song in the Night, Paul Christiansen (1914–1997)


Nun danket alle Gott, Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706), text by Martin Rinkart (1586–1649)


Virga Jesse Floruit, Anton Bruckner (1824–1896)

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night, Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000), text by John Bowring (1792–1872)


Psalm 150, Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)


Blow Ye the Trumpet, Kirke Mechem (b. 1925)


Ave Maria, Jacob Arcadelt (1507–1568)


Bound for Jubilee, Joyce Elaine Eilers (1941–2009)


A Pescar Camaron, Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory


Guantanamera, José Fernandez, arr. Gene Glickman, text by José Martí (1853–1895)


Son Mercedes, Leo Brouer (b. 1939)


Juramento, Miguel Matamoros (1894–1971), arr Electo Silva (b. 1928)


El Guayaboso, Guido López-Gavilán (b. 1944), text by Guaguancó

Cabrillo Chorale Winter Concert

Our son Kevin performed tonight with the rest of the Cabrillo Chorale, in their winter concert.

In the pieces with the entire Chorale (1-5, 10-13), he’s second from right, top row. In the pieces with only the men (7-9), he’s front right.











The last tune, “Cantique de Jean Racine” by French composer Gabriel Fauré, was performed as a tribute to the people of France and the victims of terrorism everywhere, in remembrance of the terrorist attacks in Paris just 1 week ago.

Jazz @ 3:00

Kevin has been loving his music studies this semester at Cabrillo, including vocal jazz. Here are 4 of the 5 songs they performed at Friday’s concert:

Zoe is off to Berlin and points beyond!

With an emotional mix of excitement for her grand adventure, and trepidation about our “little girl” heading off to Europe alone and with very little planned out… We bid farewell to Zoe, as she was about to leave for the Oakland airport and then flying to Berlin, GERMANY! She has a 1-way ticket and a few thousand $$$ int he bank, and hopes to travel and live on the cheap, and hopes her money will last through fall-winter-spring, maybe all the way to June and beyond…

You can follow her travel blog at www.wolfmigration.wordpress.com.

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Old Family Photos 1: Henry, Roger, Norman Altenberg

In response to a request from cousin Nancy Kolodny, here are some old Altenberg family photos that cousin Lee Altenberg sent me a while ago, which he scanned from old prints.

Grandpa Leo Altenberg, 1940 or '41?

Grandpa Leo Altenberg, 1940 or ’41?

Grandpa Leo, 1918 or 1919?

Grandpa Leo, 1918 or 1919?

Uncle Norman at Twin Lakes Camp (Maine), 1929

Uncle Norman at Twin Lakes Camp (Maine), 1929

Uncle Norman, 1941

Uncle Norman, 1941

Uncle Norman, 1946?

Uncle Norman, 1946?

Uncles Norma & Roger

Uncles Norma & Roger

Dad (Henry) on right, Uncle Roger on left, ages 12 and 14, 1937.

Dad (Henry) on right, Uncle Roger on left, ages 12 and 14, 1937.

Uncle Roger, age 17, 1939

Uncle Roger, age 17, 1939

Uncle Norman and his wife Delia, 1952

Uncle Norman and his wife Delia, 1952

Uncle Norman and Delia, and their son my cousin Leo

Uncle Norman and Delia, and their son my cousin Leo

Home in New England

Ted & Jody on the airplane flying to Boston

Ted & Jody on the airplane flying to Boston

I don’t mean to knock Santa Cruz; it’s a lovely wonderful place and it is home… but in my heart and memory —and I feel it in my bones— New England is home home, my roots.

Jody and I flew a red eye to Boston, arriving 7:30 am. Got the rental car (Ford C-Max hybrid) and meandered north, visiting Salem and Danvers for some “witch history” since Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Esty —2 of the women hanged— were my aunts… I’d been to Salem a few times before, but never to the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, a few miles away in Danvers, MA.

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the house from across the alfalfa field

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the house from across the alfalfa field

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the house

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the house

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the cooking fireplace on 1st floor of the house

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the cooking fireplace on 1st floor of the house

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the fireplace in the 2nd floor bedroom

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the fireplace in the 2nd floor bedroom

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the original windows were probably built from glass and lead brought from England and in this style with diamond-shaped panes.

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, the original windows were probably built from glass and lead brought from England and in this style with diamond-shaped panes.

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, a shelf in kitchen showing typical ceramic and metal articles.

Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead, a shelf in kitchen showing typical ceramic and metal articles.

 

This model of the Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead shows the various parts of the house that were added on over several centuries, to the original 1630s home.This model of the Rebecca Towne Nurse Homestead shows the various parts of the house that were added on over several centuries, to the original 1630s home.
Rebecca (Towne) Nurse Homestead, Danvers, MA
Rebecca (Towne) Nurse Homestead, Danvers, MA
Jody loves these New England "Thickly Settled" signs

Jody loves these New England “Thickly Settled” signs

This bookstore was just amazing, with its 8' tall stacks of books

This bookstore was just amazing, with its 8′ tall stacks of books

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Love it! Gotta love the Unitarian perspective.

Love it! Gotta love the Unitarian perspective.

1629!

1629!

Lobster Dinner 7/5/13

Lobster Dinner 7/5/13