Allan Robert Petker Founder-Director
Dr. David Dickau Guest Conductor
28th Annual Summer Concert
Sunday, August 13th 2023
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!
We are in the midst of a three season program that got expanded to five years when the pandemic hit. Allan is conducting Consort in tandem with other widely-known conducting phenoms. In 2019 we had a very successful kickoff under the direction of Bradley Ellingboe, sharing the concert with Allan. In 2022 we returned from social distancing with an uplifting program called "Light" with Dr Jennaya Robison. David Dickau will join us in 2023.
Click on their names to learn more about each, and watch the past concerts under "Seasons" above.