Exclusive: InConcert’s Vandevorst in a debut conducting performance on December 14-15

InConcert Sierra’s new assistant artistic director Toon Vandevorst will have his conducting debut with the group’s Sierra Master Chorale and orchestra on December 14-15.

“Toon will be having his conducting debut with Poulenc’s Hodie and Sweelinck’s Hodie, two of our a cappella works on the program,” said Julie Hardin, InConcert Sierra’s executive director and a member of the Sierra Master Chorale. “They’re difficult pieces, and he has really worked hard on preparing the choir.”

InConcert Sierra recently named Toon (pronounced “tone”) as its new assistant artistic director. Toon will be working closely with Artistic Director Ken Hardin as the group begins its new season. Netherlands-born Vandevorst is an accomplished pianist, composer and singer who has studied with America’s most eminent musicians.

The new position will allow Hardin to focus even more attnetion on growth and programs. InConcert Sierra has been expanding its boundaries by attracting world-class talent, the latest being Pianist Emanuel Ax.

Foothills performing-arts groups are bolstering their ranks with new leaders. Music in the Mountains has appointed Peter Nowlen to the role of Artistic Advisor. MIM also named Ryan Murray as “Resident Conductor and Choral Director,” reflecting the overwhelming impact and success of his five-year tenure as choral director of the chorus.


Spirit of the Season Ballard/Silvestri, arr. Hamilton

Star Carol John Rutter

Hodie Francis Poulenc

Hodie Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck


Musicological Journey of the Twelve Days of Christmas Craig Courtney


Silent Night Alan Ridout

Mass in D/ Kyrie Anton Bruckner

Festive Sounds of Hanukah


Feast of Carols Randol Alan Bass

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