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Holidays with the Inland Master Chorale

Inland Master Chorale

December 13, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (PT)

Enjoy selections from White Christmas, the Musical, performed by the Inland Master Chorale. The musical will be presented in concert form on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.

First formed in March 1980, the chorale brings together a group of more than 80 talented vocalists from throughout the Inland Empire. The chorale is led by artistic director Dr. Joseph Modica, who is the director of the School of Performing Arts and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Redlands. He also serves as director of music at the First Presbyterian Church of Redlands.

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Portrait of Dr. Joseph Modica in a bow tie and tuxedo, smiling

Dr. Joseph Modica

In 2017, Modica was selected to lead the chorale into a new era of achievement.

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The Power Of Geography

National Geographic CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler and Esri President Jack Dangermond

December 15, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (PT)

Join us for an engaging conversation between two influential leaders in the fields of geography and education. Topics of discussion include geography education in schools and the power of a geographic approach for solving global challenges.

Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler is the first woman CEO in the National Geographic Society’s 135-year history. She oversees the development and implementation of the society’s mission-driven work and programmatic agenda.

A landscape architect by training, Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help design a better future.

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Tiefenthaler in a white blouse and black blazer and a portrait of Jack Dangermond in a blue sweater

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