The New Jersey Choral Consortium is hosting a launch party on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Morris County Library, Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ. We hope simply to socialize, get to know each other, and offer suggestions which might help us better serve each other. Refreshments will be served. The consortium was […]
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Richard Proulx, renowned composer and conductor, died Thursday, 18 February 2010 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Born in Saint Paul, MN on 3 April 1937, Proulx was Organist and Director of Music from 1980 – 1994 at the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Chicago. During his tenure at Holy Name, he […]
One of America’s foremost composers of vocal and choral music recently joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University. Z. Randall Stroope, who conducts the OSU Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, has composed more than 90 works for voice and chorus in addition to works for various vocal forces featuring brass, organ and/or percussion.
When Vanoc and the Department of Canadian Heritage began looking for a choir-oriented torch relay song that would promote community spirit and community singing as well as the Olympic ideal, Gregory Charles, an accomplished actor, Juno-nominated singer and choral music expert, immediately pounced on the offer. “Our goal was clear: To find choirs to perform in […]
Craig Arnold, Luther College professor of music, director of choral activities, and conductor of the internationally acclaimed Nordic Choir, has announced his intention to leave his position at Luther at the end of the academic year. Arnold, who joined the Luther faculty in 2005, plans to join his wife, Sarah, who is teaching at University […]
It started when a trendy new vicar arrived, raising eyebrows by preaching in a Hawaiian shirt, incorporating Leonard Cohen songs into his services, and dressing up as a circus clown. Then Sam Norton went further, renaming ‘Evensong’ as ‘Evenspeak’ and introducing events such as ‘parish brekkie’. But the final straw for many came […]