YSU Dana School of Music Plans Fall Choral Concert

YSU Dana Chorale
Members of YSU's Dana Chorale are, from left: front row, Sara Eckenrode, Amanda Bertilacci, Erika Walker, Kristina Klemons, Rebecca Enlow, Christina Aviles and Jordan Hazy; standing, Sarah Ferguson, Olivia Kochunas, Stephen West, Jason Volovar, Katy Howells, Dante Colella, Andrew Gurdak, David Mouse, Francesca Molinaro, Emilio Santiago, Amanda Nottingham, Victor Cardamone, Kortney Squibbs, Nicholas Hazelton, Christina Russo, Jared Liscinsky, Sam Gregory and Anna Maria Jadue.

The Dana School of Music will present a fall choral concert, titled “Celebration of Life in Every Corner!” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. in Youngstown.

The concert is free and open to the public; free will offerings will be accepted.

Featured ensembles include the Dana Chorale, the University Chorus, and the YSU Barbershop Chorus, all under the direction of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee.

The repertoire includes various aspects of life’s celebrations, and highlights masterworks from diverse eras, cultures and musical genres, with songs by Mozart, Bernstein, Debussy, Whitacre and Rutter.

A special composition, titled “Celebration of Life – Please Stay!” by Jake Runestad, will be performed. Commissioned by the Ohio Choral Directors’ Association and the College/University Commissioning Consortium, which includes YSU, the composition is an attempt to destigmatize mental illness and support those who are battling depression and thoughts of suicide.

Parking is free in adjacent lots. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.


Dana School of Music students participating in the fall choral concert include:

Carvell Austin of Youngstown, Ohio, University Chorus - Bass; Christina Aviles of Dunkirk, N.Y., Dana Chorale; Geena Badalamenti of Rock Creek, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Edward Benson of Youngstown, Ohio, University Chorus - Bass; Richard Blough of Jefferson, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Baritone; Kristina Clemons of Youngstown, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Brianna Crawford of Wampum Pa., Dana Chorale ; Mariah Cresanto of Salem, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Levi DeMarco of Struthers, Ohio, Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus - Bass; Sidney DiCenso of Cortland, Ohio, Dana Chorale and University Chorus - Alto; Dylan Douglas of Cleveland, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Bass; Sara Eckenrode of Youngstown, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Sierra Ellis of New Castle, Pa., University Chorus - Soprano; Rebecca Enlow of Salem, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Katie Fernstrom of Canfield, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Zeana Fields of North Lima, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Brenden Gage of Youngstown, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Lead; Dominic Gentile of Canonsburg, Pa., Barbershop Chorus - Bass; Sam Gregory of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus – Tenor; Tim Gregory of Cortland, Ohio, Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus - Tenor ; Troy Gregory of Cortland, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Andrew Gurdak of Cortland, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Lindsay Heavner of Cumberland, Mass., Dana Chorale; Kameron Hobbs of McDonald, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Rachael Hostetler of West Liberty, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Katy Howells of Baden, Pa., Dana Chorale; Sarah Hunter of Warren, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Aidan Hyland of Youngstown, Ohio, University Chorus - Bass; Calvin Jackson of Steubenville, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Lead; AnnaMaria Jadue of Austintown, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Rachel Jones of Cecil, Pa., University Chorus - Soprano; Jaden Karr of Boardman, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Christopher King of North Jackson, Ohio, University Chorus - Tenor; Ian Kinnaman of Gaithersburg, Md., Barbershop Chorus – Baritone; Alexander Kluchar of Canfield, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Maria Koch of Ashtabula, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; Olivia Kochunas of Warren, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Cole Kramer of Hiram, Ohio, Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus - Lead; Kate Landry of Poland, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Jonathan Lang of Cortland, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Tyler Leibengood of Clyde, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Tenor; Megan Levan of Dunkirk, N.Y., Dana Chorale; Jared Liscinsky of Damascus, Md., Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus - Baritone; Aislinn Lowry of Greensburg, Pa., University Chorus - Soprano; Albert Maruna of Orwell, Ohio, University Chorus - Tenor; Timothy McCall of West Liberty, Ohio , University Chorus - Bass and Barbershop Chorus - Baritone; Hayley Meronen of Los Angeles, Calif., University Chorus - Soprano; Francesca Molinaro of Connellsville, Pa., Dana Chorale; Elexis Moore of Warren, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; David Mouse of East Liverpool, Ohio, Dana Chorale and Barbershop Chorus - Bass; Anna Murcko of Napoleon, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Daniel Navabi of Columbus, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Lead; Miranda Olenik of Mineral Ridge, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Elliott Roose of Hubbard, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Sara Sandora of Lowellville, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Emilio Santiago of Hermitage, Pa., Dana Chorale and University Chorus - Tenor; Elaina Shipton of Hubbard, Ohio, University Chorus - Soprano; Anne Sopher of Hermitage Pa., University Chorus - Soprano; Kortney Squibbs  of Orwell, Ohio, Dana Chorale; Elizabeth Terrell of Staten Island, N.Y., University Chorus - Alto; Cody Tonkinson of Salem, Ohio, University Chorus - Bass; Jason Volovar of Poland, Ohio, Barbershop Chorus - Tenor; Erika Walker of Canfield, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto; and Jessica Williams of Hubbard, Ohio, University Chorus - Alto.