Dennis Houser has been in professional
music for over 50 years as a music educator, performer, and conductor. His experiences include conducting the Master Chorale of Yavapai College, the Pacific Chorale, and the Orange County Master Chorale, plus guest conducting throughout the United States and
in other countries. Houser has been featured
as guest soloist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Chorale, William Hall Chorale, Orange County Master Chorale, plus numerous other guest artist appearances. Houser has served as guest clinician in over 200 music festivals nationwide.
He currently serves as Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott and is
the founding and current Artistic Director of
the Prescott Chorale.
Benita Rose, Accompanist
Benita Rose is in demand as a concert pianist, accompanist and chamber musician,
as well as pianist of the Rose-Gibbs Duo. She gives recitals often and has received acclaim as soloist with orchestras performing concertos from Mozart, Liszt, and Schumann, to Gershwin. Her performances have spanned three continents and her playing has been broadcast on over 200 radio stations on Martin Goldsmith’s “Performance Today.” The Rose-Gibbs Duo were top prize winners in the 2008 International Chamber Music and Ensembles Competition in Boston, professional division.
Ms. Rose is currently organist at American Lutheran Church in Prescott, and has also served as music director of Avon Congregational Church in Avon CT. Other posts include organist of Bethany Lutheran Church in West Hartford CT, St. Joseph’s in Shelton CT, and First Congregational Church of Willimantic CT.
In Connecticut, Ms. Rose owned a successful piano studio, “Rose International Piano Conservatory,” which produced international competition winners as well as music appreciators. She is now offering piano study in Prescott.
Ms. Rose holds a MMus. degree from the Hartt School and BMus. degree from the University of Connecticut.
The mission of Prescott Chorale is to perform choral music of exceptional quality in a highly professional manner, emphasizing Masterworks which inspire, challenge, entertain, and educate our singers and our audiences.
Prescott Chorale presented our first season, 2014-2015 to rave reviews following stellar performance of the Maurice Duruflé Requiem accompanied by renowned organist Ty Woodward.
Our 2015-2016 season became more expansive with Johannes Brahms Alto Rhapsody and the Johann Adolf Hasse Messe in d minor which was re-discovered by Dr. David Wilson, teacher, scholar and conductor, Professor Emeritus from the Thornton School of Music at USC. Prescott
Chorale reprised Hasse's Messe in d minor taking it to Berlin, Leipzig,
Dresden, Wroclaw and Prague in June 2018. Wroclaw is the birthplace of Johann Hasse.
The Chorale's 2017-2018 season closed with April's glorious prentation of Josef Rheinberger's, Mass in C Major, op. 69. Our three Young Artist Competition scholarship winners performing and receiving $1,000.00 each. The evening's concert closed with Rene Clausen's Memorial to the victums of September 11, 2001.
To learn about our 2018-2019 season visit PERFORMANCES and discover Prescott Chorale's upcoming concerts starting Saturday, October 6th at 2:30P.M.