|The Artists and Singers|
S. LITTLE (Interim Director)
organist/choirmaster of Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ, since
1993, where he directs a program of youth and adult choirs, a handbell
choir, and a concert series by the Calvary Chorale, guest ensembles and
soloists. Previously, he was the director of the Pingry School Men’s
Glee Club, for twenty years was organist/choir director at the Community
Presbyterian Church in Mountainside, NJ., and is the immediate past
director of the Choral Art Society of New Jersey.
She has performed in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Lincoln Center in NYC. A featured solo artist in the Donnell Library Concert Series in NYC, Caroline gave several recitals of rarely performed vocal works of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as singing in several opera concerts, including the final performance before Donnell’s temporary closing.
Her opera repertoire includes leading roles in Aida, Alceste, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Freischütz, Elektra, Fidelio, Hansel und Gretel (Witch), Idomeneo (Elettra), La Gioconda, Lohengrin, Siegfried (Brünnhilde), Turandot, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Die Walküre. She has served on the faculty of Montclair State University and the Newark Boys Chorus School. Caroline currently serves as organist/choir director at Zion Lutheran Church in Saddle River, works as a freelance accompanist & singer, and maintains a private teaching studio.
MICHAEL SANFLIPPO (Director Emeritus) led the Concord Singers from 1995 until the fall of 2013. Mr. Sanflippo is an active board member of the Eastern Division of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Boy Choirs. Mr. Sanflippo completed his undergraduate study in music theory at the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, followed by a year’s study in choral conducting and music education at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary. He earned a master’s degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University in New York and has studied conducting with several teachers including Peter Erdei in Hungary and Dino Anagnost in New York.
In December 2008, Concord Singers introduced Celestia, a 12-member chamber choir formed for those members interested in exploring a more rigorous musical education and repertoire.
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