Immaculata Symphony Spring Concert
The Brandywine Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Kreamer, joined Maestro Joseph Gehring, musical director and conductor of the Immaculata Symphony for this concert. Among the special guest performers were Kim Kronenberg Russell, soprano and Randall Scarlata, baritone.
The music from Jean Sibelius’s Karelia Suite opened the concert. The inspiring music of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem is a plea for peace and a glorious work for soprano and baritone solos, chorus, and an orchestra. Rounding out the concert was the uplifting Rainbow Body, a new work by Christopher Theofanidis that is based on an ancient medieval chant.
In addition to serving as music director and conductor for the Immaculata Symphony, Gehring also serves in that capacity for the Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band, and the Immaculata University Concert Band and he is an active conductor, pianist, and educator. He is a frequent guest conductor of various honor/festival bands and orchestras throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. He recently earned a Master of Music Performance degree in orchestral conducting.
Immaculata University is a residential, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.