By Jonathan Gaby, Tenor
The Lexington Singers is one of the longest- running and longest-performing independent choral arts ensembles in the country. We’ve traveled just about everywhere across these United States and performed in great venues around the world.
This year we invite you to join us on our 58th season journey when we will present a wide variety of music for every musical taste: blues, rock, pops, classical, (Symphony of Psalms, Thy Will Be Done by local composer Angela Rice, and, of course, our annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah featuring Metropolitan Opera tenor Greg Turay.)
We love our audience. You’ve attended our concerts, fundraisers, and events throughout the year, and new for the 2016-17 season, we are adding another way that you can join us on the journey — The Lexington Singers blog!
There is so much more about a journey in music than just concerts. There is composing and arranging, rehearsal, the personnel and other elements all leading up to the final product. We will bring to you behind-the-curtain views of the different facets of how we create our concerts for you.
We will interview our conductor, Dr. Jefferson Johnson, throughout the year about his work putting together the concerts we perform. Did you know that we have our own in-house arranger? It’s true, Dr. Johnie Dean has written and arranged many works that we’ve performed. How does he do it? You’ll find out on this blog!
The Lexington Singers is made up of more than 300 voices in five choirs. We’d like to introduce you to some of our singers, the ones who make the music possible. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. We all have a great part in the performance of the music we do.
For our larger works like “Symphony of Psalms,” “Messiah,” and “Thy Will Be Done” we might sit down with other musicians, the composer (sorry, we can’t talk to Mr. Handel…) or featured musicians.
We’d love it if you would join us on our journey online, and we invite you to follow us on social media.