HCCA Welcomes Ian Loeppky as Associate Artistic Director
Huntsville Community Chorus has added Ian Loeppky to its artistic staff as Associate Artistic Director beginning in July 2017. Together with Artistic Director Billy Orton, Dr. Loeppky will provide leadership for both the flagship Symphonic Chorus and the elite Chamber Chorale. We look forward to introducing him to our singers at our first rehearsal on July 31!
Dr. Loeppky is Director of Choral Activities at the University of North Alabama. He directs the two elite choral ensembles at UNA and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting, choral techniques, world music, and graduate choral literature. Founder of the Florence Camerata, he has worked as a singer, scholar, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and arranger in Canada, the United States, and Portugal. For more about Dr. Loeppky, visit https://www.una.edu/music/faculty/ian-loeppky.html
"The season ahead for HCCA promises to be a great one. We are planning toward exciting season performances by our flagship Symphonic Chorus and our elite Chamber Chorale, as well as the incredible things that our Children’s Chorale and our Youth Chorale are doing these days. (If you have not heard these groups recently, you need to do so. Their sound and spirit are captivating and, in a word, astounding.)"
Here are a few highlights in store this year:
• A season-opening concert of great American music, including some Patriotic sizzle as Alabama’s premiere brass choir joins with our Symphonic Chorus in an inspiring presentation
• A Holiday Concert in early December
• A Spring Concert that is likely to be “Music for Sacred Spaces” as our singers take us to the transcendent realms that are artistically possible through music
• Regular concerts throughout the season by our chamber, youth and children’s chorales.
One of the all-time favorite pieces for choral singers around the world is Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Our Symphonic Chorus is honored once again to be featured with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra at their October concert.