JU Choral Ensembles
December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00pm
Selected annually by audition, the twenty-four members of the Jacksonville University Singers perform an eclectic and challenging repertoire spanning the centuries and the globe including Renaissance polyphony, Baroque and Classical masterworks, folksongs, music theatre, opera and new music by living composers.
The University Singers have performed for conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Music Teachers National Association. Other notable performances include concerts in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, England’s Canterbury Cathedral, Chartres Cathedral, La Madeline – Paris, the Basilica of St. Nicholas – Nantes, and numerous collaborations with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The University Singers give over twenty performances each year on campus, in the community and on tour. A concert tour of Italy in May 2016 included performances in Florence, Venice and Rome at St. Peter’s Basilica.
Julian Bryson, Conductor
Julian David Bryson (www.JulianBryson.com) is Director of Choral Studies at Jacksonville University and a founding member of Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective. In addition to directing two choral ensembles, he teaches courses in conducting, music appreciation, and musical theatre. He earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky, writing his dissertation on collectively organized choral ensembles. Previously, Julian taught musicians at the Randolph School of Huntsville, AL and Carlisle School of Martinsville, VA, also accompanying community, regional, and state music events including Alabama and Kentucky All-State Choirs.
A commissioned composer and arranger, Julian holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee. His A Parable of Choices won the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition and was a finalist for the American Prize. Redemption Mass won the American Choral Directors Association Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition, and the Florida Vocal Association commissioned Clarion Call for their All-State Men’s Chorus and Concert Band. Other works have appeared on recitals and concerts across the country, winning multiple awards, performances, and commissions. His works are published via Music Spoke and Cadenza One.