Dr. Clayton Parr, Director of Choral Activities at DePaul University’s School of Music, has been announced as the recipient of the Marshall Bartholomew Award at the 2010 National Seminar of Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Bartholomew Award, established in memory of the legendary conductor of the Yale Glee Club […]
I’ve just launched a “new and improved” website (www.choralcharisma.com), which includes the following: Safety First. How to establish a safe and supportive environment, and why it’s in everybody’s best interest – audience members included. Includes games and activities designed to build personal commitment, trust, and a strong sense of ensemble. Movement & Warm-ups. How to help singers […]
The Bank of England is withdrawing the older style £20 notes that show a portrait of Sir Edward Elgar. Holders of these notes may continue to use them until the end of June 2010.
Chorus pro Musica in collaboration with the New England Philharmonic and the Zamir Chorale of Boston will present Ernest Bloch’s masterwork, The Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh), Sunday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. at John Hancock Hall in Boston, MA. Pre-concert discussion at 3:00 hosted by Richard Dyer, with Ernest Bloch II and Joshua Jacobson. http://choruspromusica.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=230255
On March 8, MENC will be sending an email survey invitation to a random sample of 2500 middle and high school MENC chorus teachers in the United States. This survey is part of my dissertation research on middle and high school male choral participation and recruitment. If you are selected, please participate! Please encourage your colleagues to respond if they […]
These three arangements have just been published by A Tempo and may be heard in entirety and ordered at donaldpatriquin.com. SONGS OF LOVE AND NONSENSE consists of “J’entends le moulin”, “I’ll Go See My Love” and “On This Hill There Was A Tree”. The suite was commissioned by the Cantabile Men’s Chorus, Kingston, Ontario (Mark […]