Concert: Dec. 13, 2022 @ 7:00 - First Baptist Church, Burnsville

donations accepted at the performance.

Lisa Mauney, Director/Conductor | David Thayer, Conductor

Concert Program

God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenTrad./arr. Larson
Stille NachtFranz Gruber (1787-1863)/arr. Davis
In The Bleak MidwinterGustav Holst (1874-1934)/arr. Smith
        Jessica May, Soprano
The First NoelTrad./arr. Flauding
        Lisa Mauney, Conductor
GLORIA in D Major RV 589Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
        David Thayer, Conductor
        Corinne Harris, Rehearsal Accompanist
    I. Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus)
        Glory to God in the highest
    II. Et in terra pax hominibus (Chorus)
        And on earth peace to men of good will
    III. Laudamus te (Soprano I and II)
        We praise Thee. We bless Thee. We adore Thee. We glorify Thee.
        Andrea Bailey and Jessica May, soloists
    IV.Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
        We give thanks to Thee
    V. Propter magnam gloriam (Chorus)
        For Thy great glory.
     VI. Domine Deus (Soprano)
        O Lord God, the King of heaven, God the Father almighty
        Jessica May, soloist
    VII. Domine, Fili Unigenite (Chorus)
        O Lord, the Only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ
    VIII. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Contralto, Chorus)
        O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
        Who takes away the sins of the world,have mercy on us.

        Elizabeth Boulter, soloist
    IX. Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
        Who takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
    X. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Contralto)
        Who sits at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
        Elizabeth Boulter, soloist
    XI. Quoniam tu solus Sanctus (Chorus)
        For Thou only are holy. Thou only are the Lord. Thou only are Most High,
        O Jesus Christ.

    XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)
        With the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


1st Violin Flute Horn  
Brenda Phetteplace, Ingrid Ringler Christine English Jennifer Smith, Kathleen Sioui  
2nd Violin Oboe Trumpet  
Dee Bobbe, Kevin Mulhall Michael Jones
Kevin Paul
Viola Clarinet Trombone  
Amy Trobaugh, Alexis LaValliere Elizabeth Boulter Mike Murphy, Donna Sink  
Cello Bassoon Percussion  
Janet Stein, Gabriel Cade, Jack Page Christy Noechel  Thomas Blalock, David Sink  
Julie Spitzer, Norbert McGettingam      


Andrea Bailey
Wendy Calkins
Melody Carney
Ana Deyton
Nancy James
Cedar Johnson
Jessica May
Courtney Malone
Jana Malone
Scout Malone
Elena Showalter
Janey Zietlow
Elizabeth Boulter
Jimette Cook
Diane Kent
Karen McRae
Tina Prince
Kirstin Rule
Kathleen Sioui

Tim Babb
Rich Boulter
Jaston Fox
Arthur Ley
Dacolby McGee
Lisa Rose
Jackie Wemple
Lydia Wexler

Chuck Ivey
David Mauney
John McRae
Mike Murphy
Mike Orr
John Schortinghouse

Corinne Harris, Accompanist.

Toe River Chamber Ensemble Strings, Vivaldi rehearsal. Nov.2022

Community Choir awaiting the start of Vivaldi rehearsal. Nov. 2022

David Thayer
, Conductor
    I am originally from Ottawa, Kansas. After graduating from high school, I attended Kansas State Teachers’ College (now Emporia State University) from 1969 – 1973, earning a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and was qualified to teach elementary and secondary school music. My concentration instrument was euphonium, and I was a member of the marching and symphonic bands. While working on my degree, I became interested in composition. I followed my composition teacher, Michael Hennagin, to the University of Oklahoma in 1974, where I received a Master of Music degree in composition. Upon graduating, I taught middle school band between two small schools in a rural area outside of Oklahoma City. After a couple of years of teaching, my interests turned to carpentry and earning a living as a self-employed cabinet maker and trim carpenter. But music remained my constant interest, and after receiving a call to ministry in a Baptist church in Norman, Oklahoma, I began my thirty-eight year career in music ministry. I served churches in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, before moving to Spruce Pine First Baptist Church in 1994. While serving a church in Gladstone, Missouri, I also attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1990 – 1993, where I received the master’s degrees in Church Music and Religious Education.
    I was Minister of Music and Religious Education in Spruce Pine for eighteen years. From Spruce Pine, I was called to First Baptist Church of Morganton where I served as music director from 2013 – 2020. During all my years of ministry, I have directed adult choirs, youth choirs, preschool and children’s choirs, senior adult choir, handbell choirs, directed and participated in a contemporary praise team, have been a soloist, Sunday School teacher, Youth discipleship leader, engaged in worship leadership and service planning. I have also been a member of the North Carolina Baptist Singers and Orchestra since 1994, playing trombone and singing in concerts around the state. I traveled with Baptist Singers on mission trips to South Africa in 1998, Alaska in 2002, and Brazil in 2008. I have led hand bell choirs to participate in regional state hand bell festivals, youth choirs to participate in state Youth Choir festivals, and youth and college groups to take part in missions projects around the country. While in Morganton, I directed Christmas choral programs featuring, among other things, Vivaldi’s Gloria, a Moravian Love Feast, and the carols of Alfred S. Burt. I also co-directed a community combined choir, with members from Burke, Catawba, McDowell, and Buncombe counties, for several years in an annual Christmas program. In 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when almost all musical activity in churches came to an abrupt halt, I decided my time had come to retire.
    I am married to my wife Ann. We have three children and seven grandchildren. Ann and I currently attend First Baptist Church of Burnsville, where we are involved in the music program. I am also playing trombone in the church’s brass quintet and in the Toe River Chamber Ensemble brass quintet and orchestra.

Elizabeth Boulter
, Alto Soloist
Elizabeth Boulter began her music education as a child singing vocal quartets with her parents and brother, playing the recorder with her family, and singing and playing clarinet in the music programs of the Yancey County public schools. She played in the band at Cane River Middle School and sang in the show choir and played in the band at Mountain Heritage High School. Elizabeth continued her musical studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, playing clarinet in the UNC Wind Ensemble and the UNC Symphony Orchestra and singing in the UNC Chamber Singers and the Carolina Choir. She majored in Music Education and spent twenty-seven years of her thirty-year career teaching music in the elementary schools of Yancey County. Elizabeth plays clarinet in the Toe River Chamber Ensemble and has sung with our Community Choir for many years in numerous performances of great works including Handel’s Messiah and several previous performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria. She has been the alto soloist for several of these concerts.

Andrea Bailey, Soprano Soloist

Jessica May, Soprano Soloist
Originally from Greer, SC, Jessica May has been singing for locals and abroad since she was a young girl. Music has always been a major factor in her life, and so she was thrilled when she was accepted into the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities for voice and piano studies. Mrs. May graduated with honors and continued her musical studies at Converse College, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Music History. Throughout her collegiate and post-collegiate career, Mrs. May participated in and was a featured soloist in local community events / performances and abroad. In addition to many performances and solos, some of Jessica's favorite roles have included: Marcellina from Le Nozze di Figaro and Adele from Die Fledermaus. After a short break, Mrs. May returned to Converse College to complete her Master's of Music Education degree. In 2011, Jessica began teaching elementary music and continued to teach music after moving to the Asheville area with her husband, David May. Jessica proudly served the congregation of First Baptist Church, Burnsville from 2015-2017 as their Director of Music. Currently, Mrs. May serves as the Director of Development for the Asheville Symphony and her husband David and daughter Abigail Jane reside in Waynesville, NC.

text translation
Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men.

Laudamus te, benedictimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te.
We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you.

Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.
We thank you for your immense glory.

Domine Deus, Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens
Lord God, king of heaven, God the Father almighty

Domine Fili unigenite Jesu Christe
God the only begotten Son Jesus Christ

Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father

Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis suscipe deprecationem nostrum.
You who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, accept our prayers.

Qui sedes ad dexteram patris, miserere nobis.
You who sit on the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus
Because you only the saint, you only the Lord,

tu solus latissimus Jesu Christe
you only the most high Jesus Christ

cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris, Amen.
With the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.