Serenade, the program, Richmond 2009


Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA on Feb 8 at 4pm
St Paul's Episcopal in Petersburg, VA on Feb 13 at 7pm

The simplicity of a serenade is virtually unmatched in its ability to couple human emotions linking both hearts and minds. Today’s program was conceived within the context of human love as it transcends our simple existence in this world, place, and time. Journey with us as we explore the many sounds, textures, and styles of serenades bridging the musical spectrum of recent memory.


Canzone; The Barber of Seville; Rossini
Serenade; La Jolie Fille de Perth; Bizet

Beauties of Masaniello; Auber-Iucho

Mattinata; Leoncavallo
La Serenata; Tosti
Non ti scordar di me; Capua

Mademoiselle Sontag’s Waltz; Henry Herz

Che gelida manina; La Boheme; Puccini

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“Pace non trovo”; no.104 from Three Petrarch Sonnets; Liszt


Quejas ó la Maya y el Ruiseñor; Granados


M'appari tutt’amor; Martha; Flotow


Serenade; The Student Prince ; Romberg
On the street where you live; My Fair Lady; Loewe
Be my love; The Toast of New Orleans; Brodsky
You'll never walk alone; Carousel; Rodgers

The Artists’ Perspective
Artists are interested in expressing the human condition. They are interested in all of life. As an art form, classical music explores every facet of the human condition: pain, passions, conflict, disappointments, as well as love, joy, peace, self-control, and much more. As music gives a broad picture of human experience, it provides a tremendous gift to the church. It shows something of the need for God in daily life outside the church’s walls. It also speaks of the presence of God wherever we find ourselves. – Charles Hulin IV


Tenor, Jeff Prillaman is the co-founder and executive director of the Da Capo Institute in Richmond, VA, an organization dedicated to building and sustaining musical communities. His versatile repertoire and experience has provided performances venues ranging from Dvorak Hall in Prague, to opera and concert stages in Italy, France, and Germany, to the vaunted stages at Lincoln Center in New York City. While completing his Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, he was a winner of the NY Vocal Artist Competition and enjoyed a Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York. His discography includes projects for both Elysium and Chesky records.
Mr. Prillaman is an accomplished conductor with a passion for ministry through music in the local community and holds a Bachelors Degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ. Most recently, he was the Minister of Music for Branch’s Baptist Church in Richmond, and he is now a proud member of the music ministry at Huguenot Road Baptist Church with his wife, and four wonderful children.
As a businessman, strategist and technologist, Mr. Prillaman has worked for corporations in NJ and VA and holds an executive certificate in management from the Darden School of Business at the University of VA. Currently, he serves Capital One as an IT Director responsible for HR Business and Technology Solutions. His career there has included the design and support of award winning workplace innovation programs such as the “Future of Work”, as well as a world class/scale VOIP deployment. A recipient of the prestigious Circle of Excellence award, he has been recognized in the top 1% of Capital One's workforce.


Pianist, Charles J. Hulin IV resides in historic Murfreesboro, NC where he teaches piano and music history at Chowan University. A North Carolina native, he is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Ellen Mack and Yoheved Kaplinsky as well as taking part in the master classes of Leon Fleisher.
In 1996, he was awarded second prize in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Since that time, he has presented numerous solo and chamber music performances on college campuses including the United States Naval Academy, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Longwood University, Winthrop University, Mansfield University, and Hartwick College. He has performed with the Charlotte and North Carolina Symphonies, the Georgetown University Orchestra and Chorus, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the American Youth Harp Ensemble, and the Richmond Ballet. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Hulin and tenor Jeff Prillaman were awarded honorable mention for their collaborative performances of Liszt and Duparc in the American Liszt Society William Garrison Competition.
Since its founding in 1998, Dr. Hulin has served as the program coordinator for the Lasker Summer Music Festival www.laskersummermusicfestival.org which is an organization that supports Christian musicians in integrating their faith and their artistic work.

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