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Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the
Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that
year. It is a community orchestra
open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians.
Members come from all walks of life and have ranged from elementary school
students to senior citizens.
The Symphony performs five or more concerts each year for
audiences in Carson City.
has performed in Minden, Gardnerville, Fallon, South Lake Tahoe, and Virginia
City. We play many works by contemporary composers and have commissioned and
premiered several pieces.
Carson Chamber Singers, Michael Langham, Director
The Carson Chamber Singers, founded in 1985 by Judy Monson as a performing group
of the Carson City Symphony Association, has been conducted by Michael Langham
since 2012. They have sung at several venues in Carson City, and in Reno, Virginia City,
Minden, Genoa, Fallon, and Sacramento. They participated with the Symphony in the
national 2000 Continental Harmony project, and sang at opening ceremonies for the
2005 Nevada Legislature, the 2006 National VFW Convention, and the 2007 National
American Legion Convention. In 2010, Carson Chamber Singers premiered
The Stars Above The Hill by David Dickau, commissioned in celebration of their
twenty-fifth season. They have presented concerts in memory of Sandy Hook
School victims, participated in the Northern Nevada American Guild of Organists'
choir festival in Reno, and performed Artown concerts with the St. Cecilia
Choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno.
Carson Chamber Singers sang for several years with the Reno Philharmonic
Chorus and Orchestra at the Sierra Philharmonic League's annual July 4 Pops in
the Park concerts in Genoa, Nev. They also performed Vaughan Williams'
Symphony No. 1, A Sea Symphony, with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and
Orchestra directed by Laura Jackson at the Pioneer Center for the Performing
Arts in Reno in April 2014.
Carson City Symphony Chorus, Michael Langham, Director
The The Carson City Symphony Chorus, an extension of the Carson Chamber
Singers, formed in 2012 to provide additional opportunities for amateur and
volunteer professional vocalists, and high school and church choir members
from throughout the area, to sing with orchestra. It is open to all singers,
high-school age through adults, without audition. They sang in the Symphony's
"A Nevada 150 Concert" in October 2014, and "Spring Celebration" in April 2015.
The Chorus performs in three or more concerts with the Carson City Symphony
each year. They are featured on the Symphony's Holiday Treat concert in December,
Pops Party concert in June, and Genoa Americana Celebration on July 4.
Carson City Symphony Chorus, above, performing on a June "Pops Party" Concert.
Director of Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus
Michael Langham, Director of the Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City
Symphony Chorus, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where
he earned degrees in Education and Accounting, with a major in piano and minor
in organ, voice, and harp. His Master of Music in Church Music is from the
prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where he specialized
in Choral Conducting and Harp.
A member of the American Guild of Organists, American Harp Society, Choristers
Guild, and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Michael Langham has
held Music Director/Organist positions in churches in Redwood City, San Mateo,
and Burlingame, Calif., and Reno. He is Choirmaster, Organist, and Director of
the Bells of St. Mark's Handbell Choir at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in
Sacramento and a founding member of Quintessence, the Carson City Harp Ensemble.
Mr. Langham plays harp and keyboard with the Carson City Symphony and has been
featured organ soloist with the Symphony in three Artown concerts in Reno.
The Carson Chamber Singers and the Carson City Symphony Chorus normally rehearse
Tuesday nights (except during the summer) at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd.,
Carson City, NV, in the choral room on the
second floor. Enter by the front entrance to the school on Saliman Rd. For a map showing
the rehearsal location and some performance locations, please
Future Carson Chamber Singers or Carson City Symphony Chorus performance dates:
Holiday Treat Concert - Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at Carson City Community Center
A Sunday in June 2017, 33rd Annual Pops Party Concert at the Governor's Mansion,
with Carson City Symphony
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Genoa Americana Festival in Mormon State Park, with Carson City Symphony
A registration form for Carson Chambers Singers and Carson City Symphony
Chorus is available. Click here
to download the form.
For more information about Carson City Symphony Chorus and
the Carson Chamber Singers, call the Symphony Association
at 775-883-4154 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This page last updated 2/11/2017