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December 2010 Blog Posts (6)

The Czech Boys Choir

The Czech Boys Choir from Hradec Kralove continues the tradition of boys' choir singing in the Czech teritory, which started in the 13th century with the first boys choir at the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, continued in Brno with choir called Modracci and in the modern ages with the establishment of a boys choir in Hradec Kralove by Jiri and Kveta Skopal in 1982.…

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Added by Martin Sedlacek on December 26, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

A Single Note Beautifully Played

A light has been switched on.

I feel as though my immediate-term artistic survival depends on finding a way to (tactfully) impart the quote a single note is beautifully played to the dour-handed colleague next to me, who literally hurts my ears as well as my musical performance. 

But perhaps I sound like that to her.

Added by John Yate on December 22, 2010 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

Castrati Alive and Well

Britain's Got Talent: Greg Pritchard

Britain's Got Talent - Show 5

Britain's Got Talent: Simon is…

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Added by SingerLink on December 13, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Ambassadors of Harmony are #1 in International Barbershop competition

Ambassadors of Harmony

2009 International Barbershop Chorus Champion

In Anaheim July 4th, 2009, a performance by the…

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Added by SingerLink on December 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

In Which Hand Do You Hold the Baton?

Three Year Old Jonathan conducting to the 4th movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony…

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Added by SingerLink on December 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

LA Master Chorale Extends Contract of Music Director Grant Gershon Through 2014-15 Season





The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), considered one of the nation’s preeminent choirs, announced that the contract of Music Director Grant Gershon has been

extended through the 2014|15 Season. Appointed Music Director in 2001, Gershon has been widely credited with raising the choir’s artistic profile, attracting increased audiences to its Walt Disney Concert Hall performances, expanding its reach…

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Added by Libby Huebner on December 3, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2016

Australia's most exciting Singers Festival is already scheduled for next year!Queens Birthday weekend 10 – 13 June 2016 'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers celebrated its 6th year in 2015. The Melbourne International Singers Festival was very proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer Kirby Shaw in Australia with us for the first time. With over 2500 choral arrangements /…See More
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Paris Music Festival 2016 at France

August 17, 2016 to August 21, 2016
6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Paris (France)17.08. - 21.08.2016PARIS - city of love, dreams and sensesNobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this metropolis, which is also particularly popular for its musical events. As of late these also include the Paris Music…See More
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Philly POPS Holds Auditions for Festival Chorus at Philadelphia

September 29, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
The Philly POPS Festival Chorus is holding auditions for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Festival Chorus, a 125-voice ensemble, will be performing with the Philly POPS Orchestra in two series: the popular Christmas Spectacular series, December 4-22, under the direction of David Charles Abell, and Broadway’s Greatest Hits, April 15-17, under the direction of Music Director Michael Krajewski in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00PM to…See More
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Messiah...Refreshed! at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall

November 29, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal ConductorHandel: MessiahThomas Beecham/ Eugene Goossens' 1959 Re-Orchestration for full symphony orchestra Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Christopher Job, Bass Baritone Soloist John McVeigh, Tenor SolosistClaudia Chapa, Mezzo-Soprano SoloistPenelope Shumate, Soprano Soloist DCINY proudly ushers in the holiday season at Carnegie Hall with the fifth annual performance of Thomas…See More
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Street Requiem: for those who have died on the street - California premieres

Welcome Ministry, a communal response to poverty, presents the California premieres ofStreet Requiem: for those who have died on the streetby Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch AMwith additional orchestrations by Steven Couch Saturday, Aug 29 - 7pmOld First Presbyterian Church1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 Sunday, Aug 30 – 2pmCongregational Church of San Mateo225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401 Dr Kathleen McGuire, conductorFrederica von Stade,…See More
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2015 TACONIC OPERA GALA: OPERA GOES INSANE at ArtsWestchester Gallery

September 17, 2015 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Taconic Opera, now in its 18th season in Westchester, will present another unusual fundraiser on Thursday, September 17, 2015, in White Plains at the ArtsWestchester Gallery at 31 Mamaroneck Ave.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Goes Insane, will feature the company’s lead professional singers performing “mad scenes” from famous operas while guests dine in total serenity.  This event is an entertaining, upbeat, and unique way to support the continuation of live, professional opera in Westchester…See More
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Hudson Chorale, now rehearsing in Pleasantville, welcomes new members in September at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

September 14, 2015 at 6pm to September 21, 2015 at 7:30pm
Since 2010, Hudson Chorale, Westchester’s largest chorus, has been performing in venues throughout Westchester, bringing the best in choral singing to the Hudson Valley. The chorus now enjoys a region-wide reputation among both singers and audience members for its outstanding programming, superb artistry and interesting repertoire that ranges from the great masterpieces of the past to engaging contemporary compositions.   The Chorale is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) beginning…See More
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Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

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Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
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Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





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Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
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Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

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