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Theodore Sipes, baritone

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Do you sing in a chorus or choir?
No
Are you a solo singer?
Yes
What types of music do you like to sing?
Classical
Are a conductor?
No

All about me

I am a singer/academician who teaches voice at Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). I have just finished my fourth year in a tenure-track position, for those of you who might know what that means. I am seeking to ramp-up the performing part of my career. I have had new music written for my voice. Currently I am working on two separate projects with composers, so I'm fairly active on the new music side. What I would like to do more of is oratorio and concert work, thus, my interest in connecting with choral conductors. My previous career was church music (13 years). Singing oratorio in particular is a spiritual as well as musical endeavor for me. I have my own website, TheodoreSipes.com, where you can read more about me. I also have two websites about recitals I am currently working on or performing. http://lovesongsrecital.blogspot.com and http://shufflerecital.blogspot.com.

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Hiring A Soloist For Your Oratorio Or Concert Work: The Soloist’s Perspective

Posted on October 5, 2009 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Hiring A Soloist For Your Oratorio Or Concert Work

The Soloist’s Perspective

Theodore Sipes, DMA



Occasionally the choral director finds himself or herself needing to hire a soloist for a performance of Messiah, Elijah or any number of oratorios or concert works which require a group of soloists. When hiring someone with whom he or she has not worked previously, the director must depend on recordings, correspondence and reputation to guide them in their selection. What… Continue

The Singer Link connected me with Julian Young

Posted on August 3, 2009 at 12:11pm 0 Comments

I had a wonderful experience this last spring working with Julian Young and the Florence, SC, Men's Choral Society. We were connected through The Singer Link. Julian saw my profile, listened to some clips on my website, and invited me to do some solo work with his choir. I was more than happy to oblige. We had a great time working together, and I developed a new friendship with Julian and several other people I met through the concert. Although this is a brief entry, I wanted to be sure and try… Continue

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At 2:54pm on November 10, 2008, Paulo Faustini - Umbrian Serenades said…
Hello Theodore!

My name is Paulo Faustini and I just joined this interesting website. How do you like it?

I am posting information regarding the a cappella program in Umbria, Italy, that I have founded 4 years ago. It is called Umbrian Serenades - Choral and Cultural Tastings in the Green Heart of Italy. We take choral enthusiasts to perform in breath-taking cathedrals in Italy, such as the Duomo in Spoleto (where we are based), the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, and this year the main cathedral in Orvieto. The program lasts about 13 days and participants get to live as locals in the medieval town of Spoleto, with day trips to nearby towns. We also include a cultural event every day, be it a wine tasting, cheese, tasting, a cooking class, walking tour with a professional local guide, etc. This summer we will have a fully costumed medieval closing dinner! It is a life transforming experience that we provide as it includes all of our passions: teaching, choral music, singing, art history, travel, wine, food, etc.!

We are in the process of accepting applications and hearing people until we have a vocal chamber group of 24. Non-singing travel companions are welcome to join as well. Here is a link to our website for more information: http://www.umbrianserenades.com/about/index.html

If you have any students who may be interested in our unique and off-the-beaten-path choral and cultural experience, please do not hesitate to contact me through this website, or our website, or at mail@umbrianserenades.com, toll free (888) 664-2355.

All the best to you as we enter into the holiday season!

Cordiali Saluti,

Paulo Faustini
Founder & Co-Artistic Director
Umbrian Serenades, LLC
P.O. Box 56314
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(888) 664-2355
mail@umbrianserenades.com
http://www.umbrianserenades.com
At 10:09am on October 24, 2008, Julian M. Young said…
I just went to your website to listen. Nice work.

--Julian
At 10:03am on October 24, 2008, Julian M. Young said…
Great. Now, I would like to consider hearing some of your work. Do you have anything on your page, yet? If you have something available, I would be glad to purchase a CD or DVD. Just let me know. Also, consider your fees associated with a guest appearance with our men's chorus. We are considering a fundraising gala that would follow the theme, "Music of the Night" and I have ordered Phanton of the Opera in TTBB. It looks promising. DUring the event, you would have the opportunity to sing various solos throughout the evening in short venues for a really nice, full evening. I'm am applying for a grant to help with this event, since we are a non-profit organization and have very little money, as usual. :) Thanks. Look forward to more conversations.---Julian
Julian
At 2:13pm on October 22, 2008, Theodore Sipes said…
Hello Julian: Absolutely! Let's talk. I added you as a friend, so I think that means we can use email to communicate. Still figuring this application out.
At 10:20pm on October 21, 2008, Julian M. Young said…
Hi Theodore: I am the founder/director of the Florence Men's Choral Society located in Florence, SC. Our site is www.florencemenschoralsociety.com. Maybe we could chat about a guest performance at our spring concert in 2009.
All the best, Julian M. Young
At 1:22pm on September 15, 2008, Theodore Sipes said…
Hi Doug and John,

Thanks for your welcome and inquiry. I've posted more about myself in my "box" on my profile page.
At 3:26pm on August 26, 2008, Doug Lawrence said…
Hi Theodore
Welcome to thesingerlink! Tell us more about your singing and aspirations. We would love to know
Doug
At 1:42pm on August 26, 2008, Jojo Escalona said…
HI!
I'm john from Philippines!
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