Master Chorale of Flagstaff
Tickets are not needed for this event.
About the performance
This winter program includes seasonal holiday music with brass quintet, audience sing-alongs, and Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, sung in Spanish and English and performed with harp, guitar, and percussion. Master Chorale presents a festive afternoon concert for the whole family, with time for dinner before Flagstaff’s Holiday of Lights Festival.
Guest Artists and Collaborators
Elden Brass Quintet sponsored by Donna Weistrop & David Shaffer
Kevin Tague, trumpet; Dean Garner, trumpet;
Abby Webster, horn; David Vining, trombone; Benjamin Ordaz, tuba
Joshua Moore, Classical Guitar
Owen Davis, Percussion
Salinda Tanner, Harp
Flagstaff High School Choirs
under the direction of Stephanie Galloway
Sechrist Elementary School Choir
under the direction of Kaitlyn Leung
Owen Davis is a composer, percussionist, improvisor, noise artist, educator, and curator based in Flagstaff, AZ. He is currently the general music teacher at Sturgeon Cromer Elementary School in Flagstaff Unified School District. He also maintains a growing private percussion studio teaching the percussive arts weekly to over 30 students of all ages at the Flagstaff School of Music. His artistic work is animated by noise - searching out ways to find and make it in composition, improvisation, and other artistic endeavors. He is an active recording artist, improvisor, and new music performer nationally and internationally frequently collaborating or composing for projects and performances. He holds degrees in Music Education (Northern Arizona University studying with percussion professor Steven Hemphill) and a master's degree in Music Composition (DePaul University). Owen founded and currently co-curates the Interference Series, a improvised/avant/experimental performance series and Non-Profit Organization.
Stephanie Galloway is in her 7th year teaching at Flagstaff High School, where she teaches choir, piano, and music theory. She has a wide and diverse span of choral and instrumental teaching experience in grades K-12 and beyond, including work in middle school jazz band, high school orchestra, and musical theater through the NAU Theater Department. She continues to work as a professional pianist, accompanist, organist, and music director within the Flagstaff community, playing all styles and genres. A certified fitness professional, Stephanie has taught all levels and styles of fitness at the Flagstaff Athletic Club for over 30 years. Happily married since 1992 to Steve Galloway, she is the mother of three sons, Luke (23), Max (21), and Paul (19), and daughter Melanie (21).
Josh Moore is a Classical and Jazz guitarist based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is a frequent performer as both a solo classical guitarist and as a member of chamber groups and jazz/contemporary groups. He has performed throughout the US and Canada for many guitar societies and classical music series, including concerts for the Sacramento Guitar Society, the Great Lakes Guitar Society, the Ventura Guitar Society, M&T First Fridays at the Albright Knox, the Interference Series and many others. As a competitor Josh has received 1st prizes in multiple guitar competitions including, the Pacific Guitar Festival, ASTA Aaron Green Guitar Competition, and the Buffalo State Young Artists Concerto Competition, performing with the Buffalo State Philharmonia. Josh holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California where he studied under Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser. Josh holds a Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Sergio Assad, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California under Scott Tennant, and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Buffalo State College under Evan Drummond. Josh is a member of the faculty of the Northern Arizona University Kitt School of Music, where he directs the guitar program and teaches classes in the Jazz Studies department.