Clinitian: Dale Peterson
Dale retired in 2014 as Minister of Music at Auburn First Baptist Church after serving there for forty one years. He continues as Composer in Residence and Minister of Music Emeritus at First Baptist. In addition, Dale is Instructor of Music Theory at Auburn University Department of Music. He holds degrees from Kentucky Southern College of the University of Louisville and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Dale has over 100 published compositions that are found in the catalogs of numerous publishers and he has received awards from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) for thirty five consecutive years. An active member of the ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), his choirs have been selected to sing at both State and Divisional Conventions. His choirs have also been chosen to premiere music at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly.
Peterson has served as Chair of the Music in Worship Committee of the Southern Division ACDA. He has served as clinician and workshop leader for children, youth, and adult choirs throughout the south. Dale has written commissioned musical works for both churches and universities. He is married and has two adult sons and four grandchildren.
Festival Concert Program
Hallelujah, Amen (from “Judas Maccabaeus”) George Frideric Handel
The Heavens Are Telling (from “The Creation”) Franz Joseph Haydn
Trio: Chrystal Strickland (Gabriel), Jeremy Pyles (Uriel), Steve Lee (Raphael)
A Rose Touched by the Sun’s Warm Rays Jean Berger
Where Is My Lamb? Charles McCartha
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need Arr. Mack Wilberg
Flutists: Kim Urquhart, Risa Entrekin
My Jesus, I Love Thee Dale Peterson
(written in memory of Bill Roper, beloved Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Montgomery for 32 years)
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (from “Requiem”) Johannes Brahms
Pilgrims’ Hymn (from “The Three Hermits”) Stephen Paulus
To Love Our God Mark Hayes
The Living Song Joseph Martin
(Commissioned by the College Choir Alumni and Sanctuary Choirs for Dale Peterson
In appreciation and recognition for his 25 years of ministry to Auburn First Baptist Church)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling arr. Mack Wilberg
Audio Recording (will be added soon)