King's College Course
2015 Choral Services
What is the King's College Course?
St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral and King's College of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania are the sites of the King's College Choir Training Course sponsored by the Royal School of Church Music in America. The course will be held from Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26. It is the largest of its kind in North America, attracting more than one hundred fifty singers of all ages from ten years and up. The singers come from all across the United States.
Dorm rooms, dining facilities, a chapel, and rehearsal spaces are provided King's College, and the choral services and concerts are held primarily at St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral.
Both choristers and adults enjoy a week of music-making, fun, prayer and fellowship in the beautiful Wyoming Valley. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Wilkes-Barre is a historic city on the east side of the Susquehanna River. King's College is within walking distance of downtown shopping, movies, riverfront parks, and historic churches.
2015 GUEST DIRECTOR: SCOTT HANOIAN
Scott Hanoian, is the eighth Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, where he directs the church's Choir of Men and Boys, Choir of Men and Girls, the Christ Church Chorale, and oversees the yearly concert series. Mr. Hanoian is active as an organist, accompanist, continuo artist, conductor, choral adjudicator, and guest clinician.
Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr. Hanoian was the Assistant Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral where he played the organ for services, directed the training choir, and founded and conducted Cathedral Voices, the Cathedral's volunteer service choir.
Mr. Hanoian completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan, having received degrees in choral conducting, organ performance and church music. A student of Robert Glasgow, Jerry Blackstone and Theodore Morrison, Mr. Hanoian accompanied and conducted several choirs and musical organizations at the University of Michigan in rehearsals, performances and recordings. Mr. Hanoian attended high school in northern Michigan at the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied organ performance with Robert Murphy.
As an organist, Mr. Hanoian has performed concerts throughout the United States and has accompanied choirs on their trips to Great Britain, Italy and France. Mr. Hanoian has performed in evensongs and concerts at Wells Cathedral, St. David's Cathedral in Wales, York Minster, Carlisle Cathedral, St. Alban's Abbey, St. George's Chapel in Windsor, St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Notre Dame Cathedral, La Madeleine, Chartres Cathedral, St. Maximin, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.