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By Karen Nikos-Rose on July 24, 2018

Lecturer Caleb Lewis will direct both the University Chorus and the Chamber Singers beginning in the fall, the Department of Music, UC Davis, has announced. This follows the retirement of university chorus director Jeffrey Thomas at the end of the spring quarter.

Lewis recently completed coursework for a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He will be finishing his dissertation—an English edition in Byzantine chant of an ancient Christian hymn to the Virgin Mary, the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos—while teaching at UC Davis. He also has degrees in choral music from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and Emory University, in Atlanta. 

The Chamber Singers will perform a short program on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at noon in the Ann E. Pitzer Center. The concert is part of the free noon concert series named for Joy S. Shinkoskey. The Singers will focus on more demanding repertoire written for smaller choruses. Their performances will be:

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, noon
Friday, March 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 31, 2019, 7 p.m.

The University Chorus performs in the Mondavi Center and will perform three programs focused on larger choral works:

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 2019, 7: p.m.

Tickets for all department events are sold through the Mondavi Center’s Ticket Office, and will be available beginning Aug. 1

More information here.