Allan Robert Petker Founder-Director

Dr. David Dickau Guest Conductor

28th Annual Summer Concert

Sunday, August 13th 2023
7:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church     72 Kensington Rd     San Anselmo, California



Dr. David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Boise, Idaho. He retired in May 2019 from a career as Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a part of his duties, Dr. Dickau conducted the Concert Choir and taught conducting and composition. David was granted the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2008 and in 2009 was awarded the teacher of the year at the university. Dr. Dickau holds advanced degrees in Choral Music from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA.) He has taught choral music on both the high school and college levels and has conducted community and church choirs. He also served as music director of Magnum Chorum, a Twin Cities-based St. Olaf alumni choir.

David has been an active member of the American Choral Director’s Association, having served as a national Repertoire and Standards Chair from 1987 to 1991. He has been a clinician at ACDA national and regional conventions and has conducted several regional festivals. He also served as President of ACDA of Minnesota. Dr. Dickau has performed at four national ACDA conventions.

Dr. Dickau has filled over eighty commissions for choral festivals, churches, and schools. Commissions have included Dresden Canticles, composed in honor of the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, “View from the Air” commissioned by the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic trans-Atlantic flight, and Effortlessly in honor of the centennial celebration of the Archdiocese of Des Moines.

Associate Directors - David Irvine, Sanford Dole
Accompanist - Jeff Paul

Come hear Consort Chorale!

In 2019 Consort began a program of inviting widely-known guest conductors to share the podium with Allan.  We had a very successful kickoff under the direction of  Bradley Ellingboe.  In 2022 we returned from social distancing with an uplifting program called "Light" with Dr Jennaya Robison. And David Dickau is joining us in 2023.
Click on their names to learn more about each, and watch the past concerts under "Seasons" above.

We are pleased to announce that our next guest conductor, in 2024, will be

Dr. Brandon A. Boyd

Brandon Boyd

Dr. Brandon A. Boydis the Director of Choral Activities and the graduate conducting program and Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  

As an active composer and arranger, his music is sung regularly by ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He is also the curator and editor of the "Brandon A. Boyd Choral Series," a choral series with Hinshaw Music Publications helping promote exciting and innovative works composed by both established and new composers and arrangers. His music also appears in Gentry Publications, Hinshaw Music Company, MorningStar, GIA, and Kjos Music Press catalogs. In addition, he is the Executive Choral Editor of Gentry Publications. 

As a global collaborator in the orchestral world, Dr. Boyd has served as chorus master, assistant conductor, and guest pianist with the London Symphony in London, England. He prepared the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Vokalensemble for Maestro Alan Gilbert for multiple productions of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in Hamburg and Kiel, Germany. He has made multiple performances at Carnegie in the capacity of guest conductor, composer, and collaborative pianist.  

He holds two degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D. in choral music education and M.M. in choral conducting) and earned a B.S. in music education (emphasis in piano) from Tennessee State University. He is a proud member of the Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity, Inc., Pi Kappa Lambda, American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), American Guild of Organists (AGO), and Chorus America. Dr. Boyd also serves as a member of the National ACDA Composition Initiative committee.