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Janis Dunson Wilson
We are pleased to present Janis Wilson as our Composer-in-Residence for 2006-2007.


J
anis Dunson Wilson
is a published composer (ASCAP), choral and theater conductor, pianist, and organist.  She is experienced in writing, arranging, and performing in a variety of musical styles, idioms, and complexities, with concentration in opera, musical theater, electronic music, choral music, children's music, and organ music.  Her recent theatrical compositions include The Tailor of Gloucester – a family operetta that premiered in 2004; The Wedding - a full length opera; and It's a Wonderful Life - a family musical based on the classic film.  All were commissioned by Cinnabar Opera Theater of Petaluma, CA.  Janis’ current projects are the musical drama Framed Woman with librettist Jane Kennedy Stuppin, and the underscoring and incidental vocal music to the Norwegian folktale East of the Sun and West of the Moon which will be presented at the Santa Rosa Junior College in May, 2007.  Janis Wilson's publications include My Backyard - a musical education series to help teachers present nature lessons to students in kindergarten through second grade, published by Interact; Seasons Come to the Forest - a work for organ and narrator published by Wayne Leupold Editions; and Walking in the Light of Christ – a compilation of thirty five original hymn tunes scheduled for release by Wayne Leupold Editions in 2007.  Janis teaches and directs in various musical theater venues including Santa Rosa Junior College, Alchemia, an innovative day program service for developmentally disabled adults, and Cinnabar Theater, working with youth ages 8-17.  Janis is the musical director/organist for both St. Teresa's and St. Philip's Catholic Churches in Sonoma County, CA.

Our 2006-2007 Season: Journeying Together

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Lone Oak Tree; Walter Thompson, 2006


Made in Americ
a
5
Retrospective/Prospective
October 27-29, 2006

Vocal music
written in the Americas
by

Copland
Whitacre
Kapilow
and

Composer-in-residence

Janis Wilson

Admission is free

 

Friday
October 27
8:00pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1300 St Francis Rd
Santa Rosa

Saturday
October 28
4:00pm

The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

Sunday
October 29
4:00pm

Kenwood Community Church

9637 Channing Row
Kenwood

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Made in America
5

will also be presented at the
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CREATIVE ARTS SERIES

Sunday, November 19 at 5:00pm
1650 West Third Street at Stony Point Road

Santa Rosa
Free-will donation
Knox info: (707) 544-5468

Arrival of the Magi; mosaic; 6th century; Basilica di San Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy

The Gift of Music

Choral music for the Christmas season
in a chronological presentation
with treasures from

Tomas Luis de Victoria
Healey Willan
Alfred Burt
Morten Lauridsen

and
Composer-in-residence
Janis Wilson

Admission is free

 

Friday
December 1, 2006
8:00pm
Community Church of Sebastopol
1000 Gravenstein Hwy N
Sebastopol
Saturday
December 2, 2006
2:00pm
The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa
Sunday
December 3, 2006
4:00pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1300 St Francis Rd
Santa Rosa

THE SANTA ROSA SYMPHONIC CHORUS
and
VOCI di CANTO
PRESENT

THE FIRST ANNUAL
Redwood Empire
Community Choral Festival

Featuring

Cantiamo Sonoma
Mostly Motets
Occidental Community Chorus
Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus
Sonoma Bach Choir
Sonoma County Chamber Singers
Voci di Canto

Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 7:30PM
Free admission 

Center For Spiritual Living
2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Information:  707.537-0253

 

Friday
May 4, 2007
8:00pm

Kenwood Community Church
9637 Channing Row
Kenwood
 

Saturday
May 5, 2007
8:00pm

The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa

 
Sunday
May 6, 2007
4:00pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1300 St Francis Rd
Santa Rosa

 

Friday
May 11, 2007
8:00pm

Guerneville  Community Church
14520 Armstrong Woods Rd
Guerneville

 

Free-will donation
at all locations