January 17, 2018

Gately performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble.

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble.

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble, performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec 20. The National Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Grammy® and Dove award–winning gospel album that reinterpreted Handel’s famous oratorio with a special one-night-only performance of Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. The performance,  which was produced by executive producer of the 1992 album Mervyn Warren, marked the first-ever live performance of the album. The program featured an all-star roster of guest artists, including Jennifer Holliday, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Take 6, Marvin Sapp, The Clark Sisters, Chanté Moore, Deitrick Haddon, Billy Porter, Kelly Price, Sheléa, Janice Chandler-Eteme, Nnenna Freelon, the Steven Ford Singers. Music from Handel’s original oratorio was interspersed with new music inspired by spirituals, blues, ragtime and Hip Hop.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra on July 20, 2017.  Award-winning actors and Broadway veterans Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Judah Friedlander were the featured artists.

Gately Performs with the National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with a parade of superstars on July 4 with the National Symphony Orchestra. The concert,  A Capital Fourth, was televised live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Gately Performs with the Sophisticated Ladies

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reinke, on March 24 and 25 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.  The program, Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company featured singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover celebrating the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

Gately Performs with NSO & Patti Labelle

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Feb 14. The performance featured legendary singer Patti Labelle. Labelle is a multiple Grammy winner, has received numerous awards, and has sold more than 50 million records. Rolling Stone has put her on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra on Aug. 6 at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. The performance featured Seth McFarlane singing songs with Sinatra-styled arrangements that have become romantic standards. Seth McFarlane–the “Family Guy” creator- -is an actor, animator, comedian, director and screenwriter. As a singer, his debut albums have earned him two Grammy nominations.

Gately and Rawlins on New Album

Music Department faculty members Doug Gately and Paul Rawlins can be found on the new Patrick Green and the Blues Buckets album, Out Too Late. Doug is on tenor saxophone and Paul is on trombone. This real, authentic blues album is now being distributed through most recording venues.

 

UMW Jazz in the Community

Music Department Faculty members Doug Gately and Paul Rawlins recently performed for the Marine Corp Marathon Reception. Here they are posing with the Marine Corp Marathon Mascot at the Snowden House, Fredericksburg. UMW Jazz in the Community continues to be an important component in the Music Department’s commitment to supporting community events.

UMW Jazz in the Community

UMW Jazz in the Community

Gately Serves as Music Adjudicator and Clinician in Norfolk

Doug Gately recently participated in the Festivals of Music at Norfolk State University as an adjudicator and clinician for visiting high school bands and orchestras. Young musicians from New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia were represented. A goal is to help in the recruiting efforts for the Music Department of the University of Mary Washington.

Music Faculty Volunteer in the Community

Music Department Faculty members Doug Gately and Paul Rawlins recently performed for Garden Week in the courtyard of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center as part of the department’s community outreach program.