Interview with Will Todd, May 12, 2023 (30 minutes)
Join Robin McKee Williams in an enchanting interview with renowned composer Will Todd, as they delve into the world of music and its profound impact on emotions. He expresses both relief and excitement when Robin praises the beauty and emotional depth of his compositions. With heartfelt sensitivity, Will reveals his desire to create music that resonates with people and breathes life into the words he sets to melody. The interview unveils Will's unique approach, where words and music harmoniously evolve together, intertwining emotions and meaning into every note.
About the Choir
Choral Artists Of Carmel
Directed by Robin McKee Williams, the choir enriches the community with beautiful music, while showcasing local talent and world-class musicians. The repertoire spans five centuries from early baroque to pop, with an emphasis on classical choral works.
Originally founded and performing as the Hartnell Community Choir, the Choral Artists of Carmel have appeared in concerts at Ely Cathedral in Cambridge; England, Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City; Steinbeck Center and Hartnell College in Salinas; and churches on the Monterey Peninsula. Building upon the backbone of her dedicated choir, McKee Williams includes soloists and musicians locally, nationally and internationally. She includes musicians and composers she has learned about from her participation in the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) mentoring program for conducting.
Robin McKee Williams
Conductor and Director
Robin McKee Williams, MA, CMVT, is a musical director and mezzo-soprano soloist for the Monterey Peninsula and San Francisco areas. She is active in the Distinguished Concerts International New York mentoring program. She recently completed her 9th tour with American Tapestry Choir directed by Joseph Martin with performances in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, the Basilica in Italy, Washington DC and Alaska, Her training includes the Royal Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, San Jose State University and the McClosky Institute of Boston.
She has been the soloist and alto section leader at the Rockefeller Chapel at The University of Chicago and performed with Elmer Iseler and the Toronto Symphony and the Toronto Operetta Theater. She was the regular soloist for the Bing Music Series at the Stanford Hospital for six years. She has directed musical theater at the Forest Theater, Carmel Ballet Academy, and The Western Stage. She is presently the conductor of the Choral Artists of Carmel. She is an expert at training singers from beginning to professional levels as well as repairing injured speaking and singing voices. She continues to teach privately in Monterey and Mountain View.
Recent Concert Programs
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"Out of Love and Graciousness"
Trinity Te Deum – Eriks Esenvalds
Sure on this Shining Night – Samuel Barber and text by James Agee
I am the Wind – Elaine Hagenberg and text by Zoë Atkins
Return Again – Thomas LaVoy I Eat Alone – Thomas LaVoy Neither the Moon by Night – Thomas Lavoy When Daylight Came – Thomas LaVoy Asteria from “Two Urns” – Thomas LaVoy My True Being from “Endless” – Thomas LaVoy The Garden – World Premiere – Thomas LaVoy