Friday, August 9, 2018 8pm
Louis Engel Park on the Ossining Waterfront
Come to hear songs by composers such as Stephen Sondheim, Paul Simon, Carol King and Andrew Lloyd Weber
as well as a special performances of "Frankie and Johnnie" and "Susan Brown" arranged by director Peter Frost.
The Old Mill Singers was founded in 1970 as the Phelps Arts Society to provide music for hospital patients during the holiday season. Over forty years later we continue to perform in nursing homes, at community events, and in public concerts twice a year.
We are an adult choral group with a variety of singing skill levels. Many of us do not read music. So if you love to sing and you can carry a tune in a bucket, give us a try. We are now recruiting new singers for our spring season, which will begin Tuesday, January 22nd.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or come to our open rehearsals any Tuesday evening at 7:30 beginning Jan 22nd and continuing through the month of February. Rehearsals are held at St. Paul's on the Hill, 40 Ganung Dr, Ossining, NY 10562.
Concert performances will be on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.
Peter was a theater/choral teacher in both public and independent school for sixteen years. For five years, he was the Director of Music for the Children’s Aid Society Chorus program where he administered to 18 choruses (K-12) and directed five in New York City. Peter’s two select choirs from The Children’s Aid Society performed in Carnegie Hall with Mandy Patinkin, The Rainbow Room with Donna Murphy, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Waldorf Astoria and Radio City Music Hall. The Children’s Aid Senior (HS) Chorus received a “superior” rating and first place over all in April, 2008 in Maryland.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and Master of Music degree in music education from Lehman College, City University of New York. He has performed with the Hartt Touring Opera in Connecticut, the California Opera Center at Notre Dame College in Belmont, California. As an actor-singer, he has appeared in musicals in summer stock, dinner theaters and regional theaters, as well as many dramatic plays with Bluestone Actors Project, a professional repertory company based in Westchester County, New York. Currently, Peter is an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, as well as the Music Director at Saint Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua, New York. He also has a studio for voice and piano students where he lives in Hawthorne.
Peter Frost has been commissioned to write choral compositions by the Briarcliff Congregational Church, The Children’s Aid Society in New York City, and by the Great Neck North High School Jazz Choir. In 2013, he was commissioned to write five new arrangements for Colgate University for The 21st Century Colgate Songbook. Peter’s choral pieces have been published by GIA Publications and Santa Barbara Music Publishing of California. His newest publication, Stephen Foster Dreams was recorded by The Varsity Ensemble at the St. Mary’s International School, Tokyo, Japan, under the direction of Randy Stenson in 2015. For further information about his composition, please go to peterfrostmusic.com.
Gary loves to listen to classical music and has a special fondness for performing and conducting Broadway show tunes. He and his wife Marie enjoy train travel, especially to our national parks. We've been pleased to have him as our conductor.