Situated in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley and home to three National Parks, Fresno is a city where adventures begin. A springboard to the Sierra Nevadas, the proximity to majestic natural wonders feeds the city’s cultural life.
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Shaghoian Concert Hall at Clovis Unified Performing Arts Center
The Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall is located at 2770 E International Ave, Fresno, CA 93730. There is ample parking available at this venue. The Clovis Performing Arts Center is located at the new Clovis North Educational Center (an intermediate and high school on one site). The facility has been constructed to fulfill the District’s vision of providing world-class facilities for music, drama and musical theater for all performance groups within the District. The Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall within the Center has been designed in the classic “shoebox” music hall configuration, boasting a huge interior volume. With a wide range of reverberation times and a variable height over-stage canopy, the hall was designed to accommodate just about any presentation the District’s music departments could envision.
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Anna Hamre serves as Artistic Director of the Fresno Community Chorus, where she conducts the Master Chorale, Coro Piccolo, and Coro Solare. While each ensemble mounts its own performances, the Master Chorale also frequently collaborates with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dr. Hamre took over the Fresno Community Chorus in 2002. With the collaborative leadership of an active board, the large ensemble Master Chorale has become the premier symphonic chorus in the Fresno area. In recent years, multiple performances of the Master Chorale have been included by the Fresno Bee
in “Top Cultural Arts Events” in the Fresno area. The chamber ensemble Coro Piccolo is most noted for its holiday performances at St. Anne’s Chapel. In 2016, FCC, Inc. added to its organization a new classical choir, Coro Solare, which is designed to rehearse and perform only during daylight hours. The treble-voice ensemble Coro Vox Aeterna was created to perform on the CD Mother of Light
, featuring international star Isabel Bayrakdarian, released in 2016.
In demand as a conductor, adjudicator, presenter, and clinician, Dr. Hamre has accumulated an extensive list of guest engagements, mostly occurring during her 17-year tenure as Director of Choral Activities at Fresno State. She has conducted at Carnegie Hall twice on the MidAmerica series. Her sessions for various choral-conducting and music-education organizations have occurred at the local, state, and national levels. Her articles have appeared in state and regional music magazines, plus the International ChoralBulletin
, The Choral Journal
, and Spotlight on Teaching Chorus
. Her extensive experience conducting choirs in school, church, and community settings has given her the opportunity to conduct numerous new works such as Joungmin Sur’s Like Streams We Gather
, Anna DeFoe’s A God and Yet a Man
, Bradley Nelson’s This Central Garden
, and the American premiere of Philip Wilby’s reconstruction of Mozart’s Mass in C
. She has performed with her groups in Mexico, China, Italy, Austria, England, Greece, France. and Spain.
Anna Hamre will lead the Fresno open rehearsal and emcee the opening of the July 21 performance.