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Founded in 1977, Concord Singers is a women’s community chorus under the direction of Kevin Davis and accompanied by Robert Long. There is no formal audition process to join. While some prior singing experience is preferred, enthusiasm and ability to learn wonderful music are the only essential prerequisites. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from September to May at Calvary Church in Summit.
We perform two main concerts per year: a celebration of spring in May and a holiday event in December. We also sponsor a Women’s Choral Workshop in alternate years.
Our repertoire is varied and includes secular and sacred music. Composers range from the classical works of Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn to the more modern works of Gywneth Walker, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Z. Randall Stroope, Clifton Noble, Jr. and George Gershwin.
Kevin Davis: Director
Kevin Davis is Organist/Choirmaster of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ. Davis holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Church Music (Choral Conducting) from Westminster Choir College where he studied organ with Joan Lippincott and choral conducting with Constantina Tsolainou, Allan Crowell, and Frauke Haasemann. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Organ Performance at Louisiana Tech University, where he studied organ with Ray Bradbury and was active in Concert Choir, Tech Chorale, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Opera Workshop, Musical Theatre, and Orchestra.
In addition to directing Adult Choirs, RSCM Choristers and Handbells in several churches; Kevin Davis has directed Bella Voce (Premier Women’s Chorus of Mobile (AL), St. Paul’s Choral Society (AL), St. Paul’s Schola Cantorum (AL), Rutland Area Chorus (VT) and Voices of Vermont. He has also been the guest conductor of regional honors choirs in Vermont and New York. As an organ recitalist, he has performed in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine and Rhode Island; and he has been featured as flutist with the Westminster Handbell Choir on the Gothic Label.
Davis is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, Association of Anglican Musicians, American Choral Directors Association and American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.
Robert Long: Accompanist
An accomplished pianist and vocal coach, Robert Long has performed as organist at Carnegie Hall, pianist in recital at Weill Recital Hall and on the Noonday Series at Trinity Church in New York. He has performed in Lincoln Center as guest conductor of the annual Messiah Sing-In and has prepared choruses to sing with the Opera Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall. Mr. Long previously served as Director of Music at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, where he conducted the Cathedral Choir and worked with world-renowned guest artists. He also conducted the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, comprised of musicians from New York’s leading orchestras. Robert Long has served as music director with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at Corpus Christi Church in Chatham Township, New Jersey.
The Concord Singers
This women’s ensemble is a unique group that achieves high quality through dedication and hard work. Members come from many age groups, professions and backgrounds, and hail from 23 towns in six counties.