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Rivals or a Team? Clergy-Musician Relationships in the Twenty-First Century
Collaboration between clergy and musicians is vital to the ministry of the Christian church. This book explores the importance of teamwork, identifying ways in which musicians and clergy can exercise their separate roles effectively, and suggesting strategies for building supportive relationships. Including heart-felt testimonies from musicians and clergy, Guenther takes a clear-eyedlook at conflict, reasons musicians leave a church, and approaches for transition when the situation just does not work any longer. This distinguished church musician and seminary professor encourages musicians and clergy to work together with mutuality and collegiality in order to fulfill the promise of their ministry. Forward by Paul Westermeyer.
Music and the Wesleys
Providing new insight into the Wesley family, the fundamental importance of music in the development of Methodism, and the history of art music in Britain, "Music and the Wesleys" examines more than 150 years of a rich music-making tradition in England. John Wesley and his brother Charles, founders of the Methodist movement, considered music to be a vital part of religion, while Charles's sons Charles and Samuel and grandson Samuel Sebastian were among the most important English composers of their time. This book explores the conflicts faced by the Wesleys but also celebrates their triumphs: John's determination to elevate the singing of his flock; the poetry of Charles's hymns and their musical treatment in both Britain and America; the controversial family concerts by which Charles launched his sons on their careers; the prolific output of Charles the younger; Samuel's range and rugged individuality as a composer; the oracular boldness of Sebastian's religious music and its reception around the English-speaking world. Exploring British concert life, sacred music forms, and hymnology, the contributors analyze the political, cultural, and social history of the Wesleys' enormous influence on English culture and religious practices. Contributors are Stephen Banfield, Jonathan Barry, Martin V. Clarke, Sally Drage, Peter S. Forsaith, Peter Holman, Peter Horton, Robin A. Leaver, Alyson McLamore, Geoffrey C. Moore, John Nightingale, Philip Olleson, Nicholas Temperley, J. R. Watson, Anne Bagnall Yardley, and Carlton R. Young.
The My Valley, My Home virtual choir project is currently recruiting members to learn and develop a wide variety of musical and performance skills and techniques from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Promoting social connection and fun through music in the Latrobe Valley, this exciting new project is set to produce an online video featuring the World Premiere of a new song - My Valley, My Home, written by the multi award winning…
Round three of Play It Forward’s online singing competition features Jazz/Blues, Country and Original Composition (any style). We are very honoured to welcome Katie Noonan as judge of the Jazz/Blues section.
Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most…
the impulse that drives artistic expression is irrational, unconditioned, and impersonal. it is beyond the grasp of reason and its constructions, which allows it to make the being resonate at frequencies that reason is not able to reach, and thus initiate it into experiences that are beyond his comprehension.
It’s your time to shine now … as round two of Play It Forward’s online singing competition Permission to Shine is open!
This is a great opportunity to participate in a brand new and innovative international competition. Jonathon Welch, our founding artistic director, comments “Permission to Shine is open to everyone. Entries are welcome from amateurs through to music students and also professional singers, from…
The Taconic Opera summer program for emerging opera singers, New York Opera Conservatory (NYOC), offers you an opportunity to hear the upcoming generation of professional singers as they gain valuable experience perfecting their craft. Established in 2018, the NYOC helps to fill an unmet need among trained singers to gain valuable hands-on experience through actual performance. Each event in the series listed below will have a different cast, making every performance completely unique from all…See More
Programme DetailsAmadeus Mozart – Great Mass in C minor, K427Ola Gjeilo – The SpheresOla Gjeilo – IdentityOla Gjeilo – The Ground (from Sunrise Mass)Joseph Haydn – The Representation of Chaos (from the Creation)Felix Mendelssohn – Psalm 95, Op.46 In our Summer 2022 concert in Wells (postponed from 2020 due to COVID), we will perform Mozart’s Mass in C minor, a piece that many critics regard as Mozart's masterpiece in the field of religious composition, and which has a breadth of scale and a…See More
Variant 6 celebrates the release of their first full-length album, New Suns. They explore myriad universes of a cappella vocal music featuring works by Jeremy Gill, Gabriel Jackson, Joanne Metcalf, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, and Bruno Bettinelli. New Suns is a celebration of everything we love about the versatility and virtuosity of the human voice.Variant 6 is a virtuosic vocal sextet that explores and advances the art of chamber music in the twenty-first century. The ensemble's work includes…See More
Programme:I was glad – Henry PurcellThou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts – Henry PurcellGod save our Sov’reign Charles – Henry PurcellThe Lady Oriana – John WilbyeLong live fair Oriana – Ellis GibbonsAll creatures now – John BennetAs Vesta was from Latmos Hill descending - Thomas WeelkesWith Angel’s face and brightness – George KirkbyGloriana Dances – Benjamin BrittenZadok the Priest – George Frideric HandelCome Holy Ghost – William BoyceRejoice in the Lord – John RedfordO Lord, make…See More
DCINY presents the Constantinides New Music Ensemble (CNME) from Louisiana State University featuring LSU composers, faculty, and students. CNME seeks to meet the demands of the 21st century artist, by engaging in new projects that adapt to multiple musical styles and finding new ways to connect in the community through traditional and non-traditional venues. CNME explores many projects, including readings of student and faculty compositions, community engagement, multidisciplinary works, guest…See More
Currently in its 24th season and past recipient of the Arts Westchester Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera invites you to its annual concert program featuring two choral/orchestral masterworks: Puccini's famous and beloved Messa di Gloria and Duruflé's gorgeous, ethereal Requiem. Conducted by the company’s Artistic Director, Dan Montez, performances will include professional lead singers and the Taconic Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Come hear these oratorios the way they were…See More
DCINY is thrilled to welcome Dr. Erin Freeman back to the DCINY Concert Series to conduct a highly anticipated presentation of Fauré's timeless Requiem. DCINY also welcomes Mater Dei High School (CA) to the stage under the direction of Jodi Reed.Performers:Distinguished Concerts Singers InternationalErin Freeman, Jodi Reed, ConductorsKristen Plumley, SopranoColin Levin, BaritoneJames D. Wetzel, OrganSee More
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…