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The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes





Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes



Richard Ramsay is the star of the eighteenth episode of The Threshold Series, the concluding chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World. »



We find the veteran politician staring outwards from a window of the sky lounge of his private yacht, musing about the weather, while on a visit…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be





Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be



The central character of this week's instalment of The Threshold Series is Rahu Lüli, the young cenobite from Kõrgus.



At the beginning of the chapter, the teenager is getting ready to leave the monastery, and he ponders the events that have led him to believe that he has found the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change





Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change



The sixteenth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features the scientific facilities of Veshtar, and revolves around Bernard Sturn.



At the end of an all-nighter, weary of responding to video emails, the famous space engineer takes a break to rest his eyes, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 8, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit





Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit



This week's instalment of the Threshold Bookcast takes place in Hasania, the so-called artificial state governed by Omar Malaki.



As the chapter begins, we find Richard Ramsay, the legendary Conservative leader, entertaining himself around the estate of his wealthy hosts, while he waits to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 1, 2012 at 6:20pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 14 : Silent Talking





Chapter 14 : Silent Talking



The fourteenth episode of The Threshold Series focuses on Olivia Romero, the Chief Environmental Adviser of Neo Apollonia.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former activist is walking towards the church of the Community, all the while pondering the circumstances which have led her to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 25, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension





Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension



Rahu Lüli, the teenage monk from Kõrgus, is once again the central character of the weekly instalment of the Threshold Bookcast.



This time, we find the novice reminiscing as he explores unknown territory uphill, following a hunch that has occurred to him prior to the morning…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 18, 2012 at 8:11pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed





Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed



The twelfth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features Aaren Mayr, the Treasurer of the Alliance of Sovereign Nations.



Flying back to Milagenia, the secessionist reflects on how his official functions have increased the frequency of his…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 11, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 11 : The Preacher The Teacher





Chapter 11 : The Preacher The Teacher



This week's instalment of The Threshold Series revolves around Bernard Sturn and features Veshtar, the almost barren land also known as the radioactive planet.



As the chapter begins, the illustrious physicist is enjoying a cup of green tea in his office, reviewing the events…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 5, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 10 : South Side Of The Sky





Chapter 10 : South Side Of The Sky



The tenth episode of the Threshold Bookcast focuses on Jake Harvey, the popular leader of the New Light Party.



At the start of the chapter, the rookie politician is enjoying a stargazing break on the observation deck of the space station his team and him are visiting.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 27, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 9 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene





Chapter 9 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene





Richard Ramsay, the Federal Chancellor of Ovel, is once again the central character of the weekly instalment of The Threshold Series.



At the beginning of the chapter, the veteran Conservative is temporarily escaping the pressures…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 21, 2012 at 2:58am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 8 : Nous Sommes Du Soleil





Chapter 8 : Nous Sommes Du Soleil



This week's episode of the Threshold Bookcast revolves around members of a religious community living in a high-perched monastery located in the highest mountain range on Ovel.



As the narrative begins, two of the cenobites, a novice and his experienced teacher, are climbing up…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 13, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 7 : Giants Under The Sun





Chapter 7 : Giants Under The Sun



The seventh chapter of The Threshold Series focuses on the Parker-Evanses, a young Neo Apollonian couple, on a weekend visit to Triton Aeolus from their hometown of Neo Delphi.



While Frank Evans is being interviewed, his wife, Celia Parker, enjoys a moment of tranquillity with her…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 7, 2012 at 2:45pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 6 : It Can Happen





Chapter 6 : It Can Happen



In this week's edition of the Threshold Bookcast, we follow Jake Harvey as he visits the illustrious Mistress Aeira for a private consultation.



At the beginning of the episode, the former businessman reminisces some of the events that have lead him to the political arena, and ponders what…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 30, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 5 : Space Oddity





Chapter 5 : Space Oddity



As the title suggests, the fifth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » reveals more details of the recently discovered spatial anomaly, the baffling phenomenon that has all of Ovel talking.



In this instalment, we meet the other two key figures of the Coalition of Progressives,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 23, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah





Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah



The central character of the fourth instalment of the Threshold Bookcast is none other than the Chancellor of the Ovelian Federation himself, Richard Ramsay.



As we join him in a conference room of the First Cruiser of the Federal Fleet, we find the experienced politician in deep…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 16, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 3 : Togetherness





Chapter 3 : Togetherness



The third chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World, » revolves around Aeira, a high profile soothsayer, often derided as a celebrity astrologer by her detractors.



As the narrative begins, the prophetess is enjoying post dinner conversations with three of her closest friends.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 11, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 2 : Going For The One





Chapter 2 : Going For The One



In « Going For The One, » we meet Jake Harvey, one of the key political players of the era, and members of his entourage.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former businessman is settling in his executive suite for a determining weekend in Triton Aeolus.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 2, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Introduction & Chapter I – Homeworld





The Bookcast



I was more than surprised this morning when I googled the terms “bookcast” and “bookcasting.” I had imagined that what I was expecting to see in the results would have been common practice in this day and age, and yet I actually saw very little of what I had in mind. Moreover, I couldn't find entries for the words in Wikipedia, nor in the Wiktionary. In fact, this is the best definition I…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 24, 2012 at 2:14am — No Comments

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Hudson Chorale (Westchester, NY): New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season

COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE CHORAL EXCITEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director.  He was asked to continue as Music Director in February…See More
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Wien Music Festival 2017 at Vienna

October 27, 2017 to October 30, 2017
4th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)27.10. - 30.10.2017VIENNA – one of the greatest metropolises of the worldThere are few cities with as wide a cultural offer as that of Vienna which includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, and countless museums. The city also boasts astounding architecture with a plethora of historic buildings, e.g. the St. Stephen's Cathedral built in 12th century and the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. The…See More
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Hudson Chorale: New Members Welcomed in September for the Upcoming Season at St. John's Episcopal Church

September 12, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 12, 2016, by appointment, prior to the first rehearsal.  Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY.  To receive…See More
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Taconic Opera presents New York’s very own La Stupenda (The Great One), Francesca Mondanaro, in Concert Fundraiser at Music Conservatory of Westchester

September 25, 2016 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Currently entering its 19th season and past recipient of the ArtsWestchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be hosting a concert fundraiser featuring one of the most well-received sopranos to ever have performed with the company over its prior 18 year history: soprano Francesca Mondanaro.  General Director Dan Montez remembers, “When she first sang for me, it took me a few minutes to realize I was listening to something astounding…I had never heard anything like it in…See More
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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

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Proudly presented by School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director Dates for the 2017 Melbourne International Singers Festival have been announced!  Save 8 - 12 June 2017 (Queen's Birthday Weekend) to attend our next magnificent Festival. ‘An unforgettable experience, not just a Festival’Proceeds from the Melbourne International Singers Festival will support the School of Hard Knocks in providing arts and cultural programs to the marginalised and vulnerable in our…See More
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2016 TACONIC OPERA GALA - OPERA HAS A BABY – TO HONOR LOCAL ARTS HEROES at C.V. Rich Mansion

September 15, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Great food, gorgeous arias about children, and a tribute to honorees for their contributions to the arts in their communities. Taconic Opera, now in its 19th season and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual creative and highly entertaining fundraiser on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY.  The Gala’s theme, Opera Has a Baby, will feature visiting artists who will…See More
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Choir of Hard Knocks at Hamer Hall at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

August 14, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
10th Anniversary ‘Hope and Inspiration’ Tour Melbourne Street Choir Inc presentsChoir of Hard KnocksWith Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM Still Inspiring The World … 10 Years On! Now celebrating their 10th Anniversary year, the ARIA, Logie and Helpmann award winning choir that inspired the nation on the ABC smash hit TV series, Choir of Hard Knocks, has embarked on their first national ‘Hope & Inspiration’ tour. Laugh, sing along and be inspired by their joyous music making…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

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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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