REQUIEM by Marc-André Bougie
Mr. Bougie, who conducted the New York premiere of his Requiem at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in March 2022, will be sharing his original composition in Tyler at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
With solo soprano Candace Taylor, solo baritone Thomas Irwin, and pianist Mary Scott Smith
Praised for his visionary musical leadership and captivating performances, Marc-André Bougie is a highly sought-after conductor, composer, & educator in North America and abroad. He is now in his 18th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Texarkana Regional Chorale & Orchestra, and in his 15th year as Associate Professor of Music at Texarkana College. He was also the founding Music Director & Conductor of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, which he directed for twelve seasons. He has conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica de Falcón (Venezuela), Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria), Orchestra Cantelli (Italy), Orchestre des Sources (Canada), and the Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport Opera, & Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. He made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 2010 with MidAmerica Productions.
Marc-André is married to soprano Candace Taylor with whom he collaborates as composer, pianist, & conductor. In 2015 they worked on an album featuring one of their new compositions, Ave Maria. He has won the 2001 MTNA National Composition Competition and holds a master’s degree in Orchestra Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Marc-André was awarded the Texarkana College 2016 Endowed Chair of Teaching Excellence. He was also a National Finalist for the 2021 American Prize – Choral Composition Division for his Requiem.