December 3, 2017

Sunday at 3:00pm

A holiday afternoon of treasures highlighted by Brevard’s choral voices
Bart Gilleland, Baritone
Tickets $35


Fantasia on Greensleeves -Ralph Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on Christmas Carols-Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka  Johann Strauss II
Radetzky March-Johann Strauss Sr.
Feast of Carols -arr. Randol Bass
Sleigh Ride-Leroy Anderson
Carol of the Bells-arr. Peter Wilhousky
Jingle Bells -arr. David Willcocks
Joy to the World -arr. John Rutter

Concert is sponsored by STEVE OWEN & ASSOCIATES


 Dr. David Gresham, guest conductor

David Gresham has served as Director of Choral Activities at Brevard College for the past seven years. During that time, he has greatly increased participation in the choirs and has overseen a significant influx of voice majors at the College. He is a frequent guest clinician with choirs of all age ranges, and he enjoys helping singers work toward a vibrant and healthy vocal tone while exploring the musical demands of choral literature. In Brevard, he also serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Tranyslvania Choral Society, Minister of Music at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, and summer faculty with the Brevard Music Center.

Dr. Gresham has composed, edited, and arranged several pieces for choir. In addition to his conducting and composing, Dr. Gresham is an active singer and studio teacher. He is the current District Governor of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and has had students perform for that organization at the state, regional, and national levels. As a singer, he has been most active as an oratorio soloist and recitalist, performing with churches, civic choruses, and professional organizations such as the Colorado Music.

Dr. Gresham holds the Bachelor of Music degree, two Master of Music degrees (one in conducting and one in vocal performance and pedagogy), and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

Mr. Bart Gilleland
Proudly hailing from his native Texas, Mr. Gilleland joined the Brevard High School faculty in 2015. A versatile dramatic actor and singer, he is often seen on the operatic and oratorio stages, most recently as a regular with the Gwinnett Symphony, the Meridian Chorale, and as a soloist in collaborations with regional companies. Mr. Gilleland’s previous teaching positions have included Piedmont College in Demorest, GA, Otterbein College (OH), Muskingum College (OH), and The Ohio State University (OH). Mr. Gilleland is a lifelong church musician and is currently on staff at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC. He has also held similar positions in Texas, Georgia, and Ohio. Other notable appearances in past seasons have included The Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Stanley Kowalski (A Streetcar Named Desire), Guglielmo (Cosí fan Tutte), John Proctor (The Crucible), title roles in Rigoletto and Don Giovanni, Horace Tabor (The Ballad of Baby Doe), and Marcello (La Boheme). Recent oratorio appearances have included Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and the Mozart Requiem. Mr. Gilleland’s engagements have sent him to Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the whole of the United States.

Mr. Gilleland completed his undergraduate training in both Voice and Conducting at Baylor University, and his Master’s is from The Ohio State University in Vocal Pedagogy.