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Jonathan Miller posted two articles awhile back about spirituals . . . check them out here and here. Here is a little from part one: It seems to me that, for many of us, the spiritual has at its essence the quality of a gift. There is a sense that we have been given […]
ChoralNet member Steven Szalaj sent me the following note: I was really touched by the story, and the demonstration of the power we as conductors and educators in our lives. i look for writing by folks not professionally in “the music dodge” who articulate music’s importance in their life. Though this is not specific to […]
Daniel Bara has built the ECU program into one of the nation’s strongest choral programs. Here is his choir at the ACDA National Conference in Miami.
At times, I pray that it does! Read what Chris Rowbury has to say: Very often, in the session the week before, or even sometimes in the rehearsal on the day of the concert, it appears that everyone in the choir has forgotten what songs they know, which parts they sing, and what they’re supposed […]
Spotted in a little surfing around – ACDA is both a professional event and a refreshing time away from the usual responsibilties: Going to conventions are always refreshing for me. I learn, I hear, I get ideas-it’s great. I just came back from the ACDA Western Division Conference and had a blast! — There were […]
I did not know him, but you cannot help but be impressed by this tribute, found on Hymnography Unbound.
I’m preparing a concert of all misattributed works for my next program, and it’s been lots of fun. There are so many pieces to choose from! The BWV is full of bogus Bach works, and unscrupulous publishers in the 18th and 19th centuries claimed that all kinds of stuff was by Mozart, Pergolesi, etc., so […]
Composer Michael Kaulkin remembers Joseph Castaldo and points to some exciting things happening with the Choral Arts Society in Philadelphia: This month the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, my choral alma mater, will present a concert that epitomizes the kind of music making that went on in Philadelphia when I was a student there in […]
UPDATED: Check out Paul Carey’s blog Three posts so far about Tucson: Day two thoughts, University Choirs, Thursday night choirs and Cincinnati’s ACDA He’s doing a great job of keeping us informed!