Bosetti Sunday Concert May 14, 2017
Nativity of Our Lord Combined Choirs, soloists, and orchestra
Dr. Marcia Marchesi, Director
"In Honorem B.V.M.”
A concert of choral music in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mozart: Regina Coeli (7:00) Choir SATB soloists Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Ave Maria (6:30) Dble choir T soloist Organ
Grieg: Ave Maris Stella (3:00) Choir
Mozart: Sub Tuum Praesidium (5:00) S/A soloists Orchestra
Faure: Maria Mater Gratiae (2:30) Choir Organ
Marchesi: Salve Regina (4:00) B soloist Orchestra
Biebl: Ave Maria (6:30) Dble choir S/T/B soloists
Mozart: Coronation Mass (25:00) Choir SATB soloists Orchestra
Marcia Marchesi received a Master's Degree from the University of Music in Vienna (Austria). She learned instrumental conducting from Dr. Peter Burwik and choral conducting from Martin Boeck, composition from Kurt Schwertsik and Dietmar Schermann, and piano from Michael Krist, among others. While a student in Vienna, she was a member of the prestigious St Augustin Church Choir, and sang/recorded under the direction of Dr. Friederich Wolf. She was also a member of the Vienna Jeunesse Choir, led by Guenther Theuring, and sang under the baton of conductors such as Kurt Masur and Claudio Abado. After moving to the US, Marchesi attended the music program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned a doctorate degree. She has conducted concerts and musicals in Austria and the US.
As a composer, Dr. Marchesi's compositions have been performed in Europe, Japan, South America, and the US. Winner of two ASCAPLUS composition awards, Marchesi's pieces have been broadcast on Austrian television and radio, as well as on Public Radio in the US. Her music has been featured at the Brazilian Festival of Modern Music, College Music Society, and Colorado State Music Teachers Association. Selected "Colorado Commissioned Composer" (2003), Marchesi earned a joint commission by the CSMTA and MTNA. Her recordings include "Sounds of Spring", "Ciranda", "Marimba Moods", "A Happy Ending Story", and "Meteors". In 2014, her composition "There Is No Rose" was a semi-finalist in the choral music category of The American Prize, and was later premiered in Germany. "PAEAN" was a finalist in the Chamber Music category.
Dr. Marchesi has taught at St Mary's College (Maryland) and CU-Boulder. She currently holds the position of music director at Nativity of Our Lord (Broomfield), after directing the music program at St Mary Church (Littleton) for six years. Her 2013 recording of Bruckner's Mass in C Major ("Windhaager") with the St Mary Choir and Orchestra was selected to be added to the permanent Bruckner archives of the Austrian National Library in Vienna. Her music interests go beyond sacred music, and include film and musical theater. Marcia Marchesi is a member of ASCAP and the Harry Fox Agency.