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The Toledo Choral Society has performed Handel's Messiah every year since its 1919 establishment. Members of the Society continue the tradition of performing beautiful choral music as the Society approaches its 100th Anniversary in 2019.

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Announcing the first recipient of the Samuel P Szor Scholarship
Daniel Parsley completed a M.M. Choral Conducting/Ethnomusicology at Bowling Green State University where he was a Choral Graduate Assistant for Collegiate Chorale, ACapella Choir, University Choral Society, and Men's Chorus. Daniel also directed a select ensemble from within the Men's Chorus at Bowling Green State University. While in Bowling Green, Daniel was the founding member of the Bowling Green Harmonia Sacra, a semi-professional chamber ensemble dedicated to performance of high quality sacred literature. He has served as Artistic Director since 2013. Daniel received his B.M. Voice Performance and B.A. International Studies with minors in Peace Studies and History from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Daniel currently holds several positions including including Director of Music Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Director of Choral Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Oregon, OH, and Artistic Director for Harmonia Sacra Bowling Green. Previous positions include Director of Music at Mt. Washington United Methodist in Cincinnati, OH. Most recently, Mr. Parsley was an Assistant Faculty member for the 2013 KIIS Salzburg-Mozarteum program. While in Salzburg, he taught choral literature courses, conducting, and was Assistant Conductor for the KIIS Opera
Scenes and KIIS Chorale. Past guest conductor appearances also include ensembles such as the Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, Harmonia Sacra Xaveriana, Cincinnati's Schola Cantorum, and University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Women's Chorus. As a scholar, Mr. Parsley was awarded the 2011-2012 Brueggeman Fellowship to conduct research in Ghana, West Africa. The resulting document, Musical Trends in a Globalizing Ghana: Politics, Economics, and Musical Evolution, is scheduled for publication in 2013. In May 2013, Daniel was selected to present research entitled Cultural Brokers and the New Ghanaian: Claims within the Identity Arena at MidWest Society for Ethnomusicology's spring Conference. As a professional chorister, Mr. Parsley has sung with organizations such as the Toledo Opera, Tuscia Opera Festival (Viterbo, Italy), Berkshire Choral Festival, Canterbury Singers, Cincinnati May Festival, and Harmonia Sacra Xaveriana, the premier sacred choral ensemble of Cincinnati.

The Toledo Choral Society would like to welcome:

Richard Napierala II, Director
Phil Clark, Accompanist

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