SAINT AUGUSTINE – Music at Grace & Romanza will present the Bartram Trail High School Vocal Ensemble and Women’s Choir in “Songs of Home and Heart” at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be collected.
Limited parking is available.
The Bartram Trail High School choirs have been under the direction of Barbara Mattingly for the past 16 years. Bartram’s choral groups regularly receive superior ratings in Florida Vocal Association adjudication. Honor choir participation includes performances with the EPCOT Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir, Jacksonville Sings!, Stetson University High School Choral Festival, Florida All-State Choirs, Charleston International Festival of Choirs 2014, and, most recently, Manhattan Concert Production’s National Festival Choir 2018 in Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall. Bartram’s choral students have been privileged to work with esteemed choral clinicians James Jordan, Amanda Quist, Eric Whitacre, Craig Jessop, and Nicole Lamartine, among others. The BTHS Choir is thrilled to be back this year for the third time as part of the Romanza Festivale, and singing for the first time in the “Music at Grace” concert series!
BTHS Choral Director Barbara Mattingly holds a BA in Music from the College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, Minnesota), and a Masters of Music Education from the Florida State University. She has been a choral music educator in the St. Johns County schools since 2000 and Minister of Music at Memorial Lutheran Church in St. Augustine since 1998. She performs as collaborative pianist with the St. Augustine Chamber Singers, and has sung twice with the Chamber Singers in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Ms. Mattingly is active in the Florida Vocal Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. She is a proud Midwesterner, having grown up in central Iowa in a family of musicians.
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