President, Board of Directors
To Our Canterbury Voices Community,
As President of the Board of Directors of Canterbury Voices, allow me to personally thank you for joining us for another exciting season of world-class choral music. Whether you have been a faithful supporter of Canterbury Voices or are excited to experience this amazing choir for the first time, we welcome you to our forty-eighth year of performances! Throughout the decades Canterbury, and the Oklahoma City community, has gone through many changes. Through it all, we remain dedicated to enhancing the artistic culture of Oklahoma City and beyond through the collective sounds of chorus and accompaniment, and hope to bring musical excitement to you and your family this year.
Wonderful things are in store for Canterbury this year, as we first bring you Bluegrass and Blue Jeans. This delightful concert will feature some of Oklahoma’s best musicians, and showcase the depth of talent that our singers possess. For the Holiday season, please join us for Handel’s Messiah. For years families have included Canterbury as part of their holiday tradition, and we are pleased to bring you a lesser-performed setting of this classic work, which includes a tremendous orchestra. This concert will provide a unique twist to a holiday standard. To conclude our 2017-2018 season, Canterbury will be the featured performance group of the American Choral Directors Association’s Southwest Regional Conference, in a concert we have titled Mosaic. We are pleased to collaborate, for the first time, with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and the Southwest ACDA Collegiate Honor Choir. Under the direction of the famed Venezuelan conductor Maria Guinand, Mosaic proves yet again that fantastic results can be achieved when arts organizations work together.
From all of us on the Board of Directors, the Staff, and most importantly our terrific Singers, please enjoy each of the exciting offerings we bring to you this year. With your sustained support and patronage, we sincerely hope to continue performing the highest caliber of choral music to our terrific audiences for years to come.
All the best,
Blake Lawrence, Board President
Arthur Thompson, Secretary
Melissa Yeargain, Treasurer
Doug Sorocco, Immediate Past President
Dr. Clark Ward
Lisa Reagan Love
James W. Bruce
Dr. Joseph Phillips