Donald Brinegar - Pasadena City College

Donald Brinegar is Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Pasadena City College. He is also co-director of the Masters of Choral Music program at California State University, Los Angeles and lecturer in voice at Pomona College located in Claremont, California. For over thirty years he has had an active career as a tenor soloist performing throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and numerous other countries. His choirs have received invitations to sing at major choral conferences such as the American Choral Directors Association, the Southern California Vocal Association, The California Music Educators Association and significant choral festivals from New York to Hawaii and from England to Germany.

His choral ensemble, The Donald Brinegar Singers, have recorded ten highly acclaimed compact discs which include the premier recording of the organ version of Morten Lauridsen's LUX AETERNA, and with the Santa Barbara Symphony the world premier of Villa Lobos' 10th Symphony AMERINDA. In the fall of 2004 they will released a new compact disc featuring the music of Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre. In the spring of 2002 they recorded Emma Lou Diemerís new work,MASS and David Childís HYMN FOR ST. CECILIA for Santa Barbara Publishing.

Brinegar lectures throughout the university and college community on historical intonation practices, vocal pedagogy and performance, conducting, and the art of teaching. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Southern California, Southern Oregon University, and the University of Nevada, Reno, Northwest Missouri State, Florida State University and California State University, Los Angeles.

Donald Brinegar Singers Website

7 Octavos from the Donald Brinegar Choral Series
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Autumn Joshua Shank SATB div.
Ave Maria Craig Kingsbury SATB
Coventry Carol arr. J. Edmund Hughes SSATBB
David's Lamentation Joshua Shank SATB
Stars I Shall Find Seth Houston SATB, opt. tenor and bass solos
Stars I Shall Find Seth Houston SA or TB
Svjati Boze - Holy God Lisa Milena Simikic SATB