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Cincinnati, OH – Stanard Design Partners has developed and launched the online home – http://2012worldchoirgames.com/ – for the 2012 World Choir Games. The games will be hosted in Cincinnati USA, spanning eleven days in July 2012. Referred to as the “Olympics” of choir competitions, the event draws more than 20,000 participants and hundreds of thousands of visitors […]
Congratulations to the choral Grammy winners 2010: Best Classical Album: Mahler’s 8th (Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus) Best Choral Performance: Mahler’s 8th (same) Best Orchestral Performance: Ravel Daphnis & Chloe (Tanglewood Festival Chorus) Best Opera Recording: Billy Budd (Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus) Other winners involving choral albums: Producer […]
Dear Dan and others, This is an interesting topic. I just recently conducted the Dvorak Mass in D and used a Germanic approach to the Latin. I am not sure if that was justified, but I actually think the chorus sounded better singing it that way, though some of my members worked hard to […]
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Point for discussion: Choral music has been around for five centuries (give or take), why is it that modern choir directors (with few exceptions) tend to ignore any repertoire earlier than Bach? If they do go earlier than 1700, it’s either a madrigal (not choral music) or one of the 10 Renaissance octavos that appear […]
Hi all, I’m familiar with the variants of Austrian-German Latin (as compared to liturgical Latin), especially the “o” vowel and and the consonants “g” and “c” (and the vowel sound for “oe” and “ae”) as defined by Jeffers. My question: is it universally accepted that these German pronunciation variants should be used for […]
Colleagues: Several recent concert announcements prompt this question, directed toward my college-level colleagues, but probably equally applicable to K-12 choral programs as well. How many of you–on a regular basis and not just for “special” events–program your concerts with more than one choir participating? As a “Choral Concert” or a “Choral Department Concert,” in […]
I’m looking for a recording of the Schubert Mass which uses brass and woodwinds (from later discovered parts). Does anyone know if the Shaw/Atlanta Symphony use this orchestration? Thanks in advance. Robert.
Where is the best place to look to find music reading sessions that I can attend this summer?