Hartnell Community Choir Directed by Robin McKee Williams Announces 2018 Spring Concert on June 10, in Carmel

The Hartnell Community Choir will present their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel.

Salinas, CA, May 10, 2018 — The Hartnell Community Choir will present their spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel.

The choir, conducted by Robin McKee Williams, will perform “Lux Aeterna” by Morten Lauridsen, “Dark Night of the Soul” and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjeilo, “Even When He is Silent” by Kim Arnesen and “Alleluia Tropus” by Arvo Part.

The program includes soloists from the east coast, San Francisco Bay area and Monterey Peninsula. The Gabrielle Ensemble from the Monterey Peninsula will be the guest orchestra for the performance. The choir is comprised of professional and volunteer singers.

The Hartnell Community Choir was originally affiliated with Hartnell Community College and is now an independent organization that has performed at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Steinbeck Center, Hartnell College and local churches.

Building upon the solid backbone of a small ensemble, McKee Williams includes soloists and instrumentalists to fulfill her goal of enriching the community with beautiful music, while showcasing local talent and other world-class musicians she has met through her participation in the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) mentoring program for conducting.

This summer, the Hartnell Community Choir will sing at the Ely Cathedral under the direction of Dr. Craig Jessop, formerly of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The choir was invited to sing in the Great Britain Choral Festival in Cambridgeshire, England commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War 1. And, the choir will sing at the Vatican in June 2019 in the Rome Choral Festival.

Baritone Krassen Karigiozov will open the program singing “Nemicco della patria” by Andrea Chenier accompanied by pianist Marina Thomas. Professor Karigiozov has sung operatic roles with New York City Opera, San Jose Opera, and the Spoleto Opera Festival. Born in Bulgaria, he has participated in and won international competitions in voice and piano.

Kiril Havezov will sing “En Sourdine” by Gabriel Faure. Havezov is from Bulgaria and has sung roles on the stages of the most prestigious opera houses in Bulgaria. He has sung as a permanent guest soloist at the Sofia National Opera as well as sung operatic roles in the United States and China.

Mezzo-soprano Veronica Jense is one of the featured soloists as well. She recently premiered the “Tale of Lady Thi Kinh” by PQ Phan and sang roles with Peoria Symphony’s production of “Cosi fan tutte.” Soprano Jody Lee, originally from Canada and now a resident of the Monterey Peninsula, is the featured soloist for “Song of the Angel” by John Tavenor.

Soprano Cora Franz, from Baltimore, Maryland, is the soloist for “The Dark Night of the Soul” by Ola Gjeilo. Anna Yelizarova, an international opera singer will, sing “Amour! Viens Aider” by C. Saint-Saens.

The Gabrielle Ensemble and is led by violinist Eldar Hudiev, and includes Astrid Huala, violin, John Wineglass, viola, Amy Anderson, cello and Alesksey Klyusknik, bass. Stewart Reynolds will play saxophone in the “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjeilo. Marina Thomas and George Peterson are the featured pianists.

There is a suggested donation of $25. For more information, call 831-649-0992.


Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Fulham Demonstrates New Power over Ethernet Line Including Light Engine and Control System at LightFair 2018

New Vizion™ Two-way Controlled Network Power LED Engines with elitePOE Control System Software Being Introduced in Anticipation of Smart Lighting.

Chicago, USA — At LightFair 2018 being held this week at McCormick Place, Fulham will demonstrate its new elitePOE suite of Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED engines and control software. The new PoE family currently includes a customizable PoE light engine, a 22-inch PoE-powered LED engine, a programmable output PoE Driver, and new control system software for Windows. Fulham will be demonstrating its new PoE products at LightFair Booth 602.

Fulham’s Vizion PoE light engine is a programmable PoE driver that can be integrated into a variety of form factors. Designed to support-two-way digital communications, the customizable Vizion PoE Light Engine connects directly to the luminaire rather than issuing commands through a 0-10V interface. The two-way link not only can issue lighting control commands such as on/off, dimming, color tuning, and timed lighting, it also can gather data about luminaire performance, including power consumption, operating temperature, and when the luminaire is ready to fail.

The PoE light engine can be designed to fit the specific shape and functionality desired by an OEM, including multiple controls channels, white color tuning and integrated sensors. The design supports daisy chaining additional modules or luminaires up to the maximum 60W power budget of the 802.3bt compliant PoE interface.

In addition to two-way communication, PoE powers LED luminaries with up to 52W of low-voltage DC power source. This makes the luminaire more energy efficient and less costly since no AC/DC conversion drivers are required. Using PoE to power LED luminaires also simplifies installation since only one cable is needed for both power and controls.

Fulham also is showing the Vizion 22-inch linear LED engine, a self-contained PoE lighting solution with programmable dimming and color tuning. The engine has on-board PoE support for power and two-way communications for commissioning and lighting controls.

Fulham is also demonstrating a PoE Driver that is programmed to support 250-1200mA output current and 10-40 VDC. This will enable manufacturers to easily convert a wide range of luminaires to support Power over Ethernet.

To support its new PoE products, Fulham has developed the elitePoE control system software in coordination with amBX. The Windows-based application provides networked control over PoE luminaires, including issuing programming commands and monitoring. The software is available from Fulham or can be licensed for OEM branding.

“We are delighted that Fulham chose amBX software to power the elitePoE control system. Fulham’s clients will benefit from market-leading control capability for the new generation of connected lighting” Neil MacDonald, COO, amBX.

“We see lighting as the ideal infrastructure for building automation and IoT control,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Lighting is everywhere, and equipping luminaires with Ethernet connectivity not only reduces power demands but makes sensors available anywhere there are light fixtures. PoE is going to be a crucial part of next-generation smart lighting, and we want to equip our OEMs and strategic partners with the technology their customers will demand.”

Using Ethernet cable to connect luminaires will make it easier to accommodate high-bandwidth sensors such as IP cameras, as well as monitoring room temperature, occupancy, and supporting building automation functions. In addition, PoE wiring gives each LED luminaire a unique IP address, making it easier to incorporate lighting into an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, including remote management over the web.

Fulham’s PoE products will be demonstrated at LightFair 2018 in Booth 602. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com. @FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope.

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