Vermont Symphony Orchestra

GLORIA: VSO CHORUS CONCERT – Grace Church

The VSO Chorus returns in full song with Gloria, John Rutter’s splendid three-movement piece for chorus, brass and organ featuring organist Alastair Stout and VSO’s brass and percussion musicians. Written by Rutter in 1974, the Latin text of Gloria is based on the Ordinary of the Mass and, according to Rutter, is a “centuries-old challenge to the composer: exalted, devotional and jubilant by turns.” The remainder of this one-hour concert features brass ensemble, choral and organ works highlighting the vibrancy and range of the musical voice.

Tickets: $15 General seating single tickets will be available as of January 15, 2022 via the VSO; check back on this webpage to purchase.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Robert De Cormier Fund.

information question mark Accessibility: for accessibility information, please contact Grace Spain at 802-864-5741 or at hello@vso.org.

COVID-19: audiences must provide photo ID and proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. Children who are ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination will be allowed to attend the event while fully masked. Masks are required for all audience for the duration of the event.

ABOUT José Daniel Flores-Caraballo

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo is a widely acclaimed conductor and musical director recognized for his artistry and integrity in stylistic performance of choral literature, his methodical and uncompromising approach to music learning, and his gifts as a patient and inspiring teacher. Flores-Caraballo brings that unique combination—along with an ambitious and energizing vision—to Albany Pro Musica as its Artistic and Executive Director, a position he has held since 2014. He has been the Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus since 2015.

As a trained organist as well as a celebrated orchestral and choral conductor, Flores-Caraballo places strong emphasis on technical precision as the fundamental seed from which musical artistry can grow. Through Flores-Caraballo’s leadership, his choruses push the boundaries of choral performance and embrace challenging musical programming.

Flores-Caraballo also serves as Conductor-in-Residence at the University at Albany (SUNY). He has prepared choirs for prominent orchestral conductors, including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bramwell Tovey, Stéphane Dèneve, and Kensho Watanabe of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Andrews Sill of the New York City Ballet, and David Alan Miller of the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Flores-Caraballo came to the Capital Region from Vero Beach, Florida, where he was a musical force for more than a decade. There, he founded and directed three auditioned community choral groups that transformed the musical landscape in the Treasure Coast: the Atlantic Symphonic Chorus, the Atlantic Schola Cantorum, and the Atlantic Children’s Chorale. A native of Puerto Rico, Flores-Caraballo served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Conservatory of Music in San Juan, and has led prize-winning school- and church-based choral programs in Puerto Rico and across the mainland United States. He holds a Doctorate in Sacred Music with an emphasis on Choral and Instrumental Conducting from the Graduate Theological Foundation, a Master’s in Choral Conducting and Organ from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor’s in Music Education and Instrumental Conducting from the Conservatory of Music in San Juan.

Flores-Caraballo and his wife Dharma live in Saratoga Springs, New York.