Another great day to be in Chicago for ACDA 2011.
It is the end of a long day that included definite highlights:
University of St. Thomas and director Angela Broeker gave a refined and elegant concert today – their best work was on the Monteverdi Ecco and Le Pont Mirabeau by Lionel Daunais.
Rilling’s conducting of Mendelssohn’s Elijah was thrilling to watch and hear. Baritone soloist was fabulous. The best part was at the very beginning when the audience (full of choral directors) began applauding as the choir took their places in the loft!
Another highlight was eating with the ChoralNet gang at a local pizza joint. We came up with an idea to create a Choral Musicians Death Watch: Celebrating Expiring Copyrights. Once a composer’s death date hits the magic number of years, all of their work falls out of copyright. We are going to find a way to anticipate and celebrate that occasion.
Finally, I’m really glad to see the Twitter Hashtag #ACDA2011 take off. It is fun to watch the conversations!