Foxes Music Company

SPECTRUM 29 -- 2019

Spectrum 29 for Church Musicians

For Church Musicians

Saturday, June 22, 2019

with Stanley Thurston

Fairlington United Methodist Church

Alexandria, Virginia

Welcome to Foxes Music Company's 29th Spectrum!

This year we are offering a Spectrum reading session for choral professionals on Saturday, June 22nd with a sacred focus for church musicians. Our clinicians select the music they present and include new issues and titles from many publishers.

This year's session will be for a morning only. Light refreshments will be served.

Sacred: Mystical and Wonderful. Let’s explore some of the edges of the sacred choral music spectrum, going beyond the typical choral selections, trying something new like a new style or a new composer. Experience new music possibilities for worship and sacred concert planning, including "hands-on" tutelage of interpretive techniques for Spirituals. Stanley Thurston, Director of Music Ministries at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, and Artistic Director of the Heritage Signature Chorale in Washington will serve as our clinician.

There will be a display area where you can peruse and purchase music presented during the sessions as well as a cross-section of other music, both sacred and secular. Spectrum choral titles will be available at up to 25% discount. Handbell titles presented at the Virginia Bronze's Spring Into Bells Ringer's Workshop, held on April 27, will also receive special discounts.

Stanley Thurston--Sacred Reading Session: Mystical and Wonderful

STANLEY J. THURSTON is Director of Music Ministries at the historic Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, Founder and Artistic Director of the Heritage Signature Chorale in Washington, Artist-in-Residence at Washington National Cathedral, and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Washington Performing Arts Society choirs. A graduate of Morgan State University and the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, Mr. Thurston is well known as a classically trained musician of extraordinary range and depth as a conductor, pianist, organist, composer, and arranger.

As conductor, he has led performances at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the US Capitol, Strathmore, Carter Barron Amphitheater, DAR Constitution Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Washington National Cathedral, National Presbyterian Church, and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Mr. Thurston has collaborated as conductor with artists such as Kathleen Battle, Denyce Graves, Thomas Hampson, Kiri te Kanawa, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Canadian Brass, Ramsey Lewis, and Wynton Marsalis.

Thurston has appeared as guest conductor with the National Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Soulful Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Detroit Civic Symphony, and the Prince Georges Philharmonic. He made his European conducting debut with Romania’s Opera Constanta, was principal conductor of Municipal Opera of Baltimore, and opera conductor with Washington, DC’s In Series. Choruses under his direction have performed with the National Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore Festival Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Royal Ballet. Thurston’s orchestral arrangements have been performed by the orchestras of Baltimore, New Jersey, and the National Symphony.

Spectrum Hours

9:00-9:30 -- Check In

9:30-11:30 -- Reading Session

11:30-Noon -- Networking / Music Perusal

Spectrum Location

Spectrum 29 Sacred Reading Session: Mystical and Wonderful will be held at Fairlington UMC, 3900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302. Map/Directions

Spectrum Registration

  • Register after Friday, May 31 OR Friday, June 14. $35 per person, per session.

Your registration fee includes choral music for you to keep, as well as light refreshments.

You can find our "Spectrum Registration Form" by clicking on the RESOURCES link above.

You can print out the form and send it to: Foxes Music Company, Choral Department, 416 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Or you can cut and paste it into an email and send it HERE

You can also call us at 703.533.7393 or email us HERE with the following information: Your name, name of church/school/organization you represent, address, phone number, and email address. Please indicate your payment method (check, choral account, Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover). You may call us with credit card information.

Purchasing Music at Spectrum

For each reading session attended participants will receive an order form with all the information needed to place an order. There will be extra order forms available in the browsing area. Choral titles presented at Spectrum will be available for purchase through June 30 as indicated, usually a 25% discount. Our regular discount on choral music is 20%; less from smaller and foreign publishers. You may charge your purchase to your choral account or pay with cash, check, or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If you don't have an account, we'll be happy to open an account for your organization immediately.

Got Questions?

Call Foxes Music Company at 703.533.7393. Ask for Barbara, extension 314; or Mickey, extension 313. Email HERE

We'll be happy to register you by phone too.

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