William Appling Singers & Orchestra

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1979

William Appling founds William Appling Singers & Orchestra

1980

Debut Concert at Cleveland Institute of Music

1981

Celebration of Roy Wilkins at Church of the Covenant, Cleveland
Handel’s “Messiah” at Severance Hall, Cleveland

1982

“Stravinsky Centennial Concert” at Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Bach’s “B-Minor Mass” at Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland
Handel’s “Messiah” at Cleveland Museum of Art

1983

“Composers Showcase” at Beck Center, Cleveland
Benefit Concert at Euclid Avenue Congregational Church
American Orff-Schulwerk Association 17th Annual Conference
Handel’s “Messiah” at Cleveland Museum of Art

1984

Blossom Music Festival, Ohio

Karamu House, Cleveland (Aired on PBS)

“A Joyful Noise” with Special Guest Dr. Zelma George

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert, Mozart’s “Requiem” at Old Stone Church,
Cleveland

1985

Cleveland Playhouse Gala Opera Preview of Leslie Adams’s “Blake”

1991

Concert of music by Aaron Copland, William McClelland and Richard Wilson at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

1992-95

Bard Music Festival, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Great Performers At Lincoln Center, New York City

1996

“William Billings’s 250th Birthday Celebration,” concert at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, NYC

1997

CD release “Wake E’vry Breath,” music of William Billings (New World Records)

1999

“An Evening of Hymns & Spirituals,” concert at Christ and St. Stephens Church, NYC
CD release “The Choral Music Of Richard Wilson” (Albany Records)

2001

CD release “Shall We Gather,” American Hymns and Spirituals (Albany Records)

2003

CD release “The Revenge of Hamish And Other Choral Works,” choral music of William
McClelland (Albany Records)

Concert of music by American composers at Holy Apostles Church, NYC

2004

Concert of music by American composers at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010

Release of “William Appling Plays Scott Joplin and J.S. Bach” on Albany Records.

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Brief Timeline of
William Appling Singers & Orchestra

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WASO Timeline

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