The Great Controversy is a theatrical music production based on Biblical writings and E. G. White.
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Performance dates: Dec. 12 & 14
About the Director
Lawrence Galera (Director/Composer) - is in his fourth year teaching choral and orchestral music at Collegedale Academy. An Andrews University Alumni, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Music Education and was a student of Stephen Zork, Allen Mitchell and Morihiko Nakahara. He received his masters degree in Instrumental Conducting from the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington under Thomas Baldner and David Effron. He was also a doctoral candidate in choral conducting, a voice student of acclaimed tenor, Carlos Montané, and most recently with Masako Protti in Italy. A diverse musician, Galera is a composer of four music dramas, proficient in the majority of orchestral and rock instruments, and a sought-after music clinician. He teaches studio voice and string lessons, performs with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, Collegedale Academy Alumni Band, Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra and enjoys traveling to various opera houses around the world. He is the proud father of three young boys: Gideon, Griffin and Gunther.
Carter Herman (Assistant Director) - is in his sophomore year at Collegedale Academy. A two-year Opus member singing as a first tenor.
Tess Navalon (Assistant Director) - is in her sophomore year at Collegedale Academy. A two-year Opus member singing as a second soprano. She also is in the orchestra and plays the bass.