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Billings Symphony Chorale

The Test of Time: A Chorale Concert

Mar 4, 2023


Mar 5, 2023


St. Patrick Co-Cathedral

215 N. 31st St.

$30 - $40

Dr. Steven Hart, director
Billings Symphony Chorale

This concert features pinnacle works by some of the world’s most renowned composers, from the Renaissance to the present day. The Chorale and Symphony string and woodwind players present masterworks, as well as recent compositions that speak to the modern soul of enduring meaning and transcendent beauty.

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The Test of Time: 
A Chorale Concert 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023 | 7:30PM 


 Dr. Steven Hart, Billings Symphony Chorale Director 

Billings Symphony Chorale

Gloria, RV 589 Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
      I. Gloria in Excelsis

 A German Requiem Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place

Requiem for the Living Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
     IV. Sanctus

Lullaby George Gershwin (1898–1937) 

Billings Symphony String Quartet 

O Magnum Mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611) 

 Lamentations of Jeremiah Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953) 

 Where the Earth Meets the Sky Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)
     II. The Pasture

Four American Folk Hymns arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
IV. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing



Dr. Steven Hart
Dr. Steven Hart

Dr. Steven Hart, Billings Symphony Chorale Director  

Dr. Steven Hart, now in his fifteenth season as the Billings Symphony Chorale Director, is a professor of music at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, where he teaches private voice, vocal pedagogy, and conducting. He completed his PhD at the University of Colorado, his MM at the University of South Dakota, and his BM at Western Michigan University. 

 Dr. Hart is active as a guest conductor and has presented master classes and clinics in California, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. He is a three-time guest conductor at the Annual International Conducting Workshop in Varna, Bulgaria. He also enjoys mentoring young conductors in conducting technique and repertoire. 

An accomplished author and presenter on choral music, Dr. Hart serves as the Collegiate Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Montana Choral Directors Association. In preparing music ensembles for performance, Hart combines sports psychology, neurolinguistics, theater, music history, and vocal pedagogy, to create the conditions for peak aesthetic experience. He recently received the Outstanding Montana Choral Educator award for excellence in teaching, student connection, leadership, and community advocacy.  

 Dr. Hart comes from a family of professional musicians. He began his performing career at age 9 in the title role of the musical Oliver and at age 10 performed the title role of the Menotti opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Hart enjoys hiking, skiing, tennis, and international travel.