Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy lets kids be kids (Jane DeLoach Morison)

We are engaged in our annual campaign for the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy. Recently, someone from a charitable foundation told me in a letter that while our organization was worthwhile we More »

Appeal for choristers for poignant Christmas memorial (Rhiannon McDowall)

Organisers of a festive remembrance event are appealing for choristers to provide some musical accompaniment to the event. Every year the council holds a ‘Tree of Light’ ceremony at Macclesfield Cemetery to More »

Mansfield Choral Society to present Messiah at Palace Theatre

Mansfield Choral Society will share their joy of singing with a civic concert this weekend at the town’s Palace Theatre. They are joined by new voices from the local community to perform More »

Cuban choir to bring joyous music (Pauline Zulueta)

High River’s Gift of Music series will be featuring a different kind of classical music this November as the Creole Choir of Cuba will perform at High River United Church on Nov. More »

Maasai Choir to Perform in Helena [Pamoja Ministries]

HELENA, MT – A message of faith and fearlessness is coming from the continent of Africa and it is spreading right here in North America. This fall, the En-kata choir from Tanzania, More »

 

School Winter Concert Features Choral Groups (CapeNews.net)

Falmouth High School’s award-winning chorus, repertory singers, and a cappella group, Soulfege, will present their annual winter concert on Thursday, December 18, at 7 PM in the high school auditorium.

Students will … continue reading

Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival (Manila Standard Today)

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) invites choirs from all over the world to compete in the 2nd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila, 2015 that will take place on July 22-25, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The competition is open to choirs that will qualify in the following categories: Folk Song, Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir.

The Festival, which follows the highly successful Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival held at the CCP in July 2013, is named after the … continue reading

York High School choral holiday concert (seacoastonline.com)

YORK – The York High School music program will present the second of its two annual Choral Holiday Concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at St Christopher’s Catholic Church in York Village. The concert, under the direction of Rob Westerberg with accompanist Deborah Clough, will include performances by the York High School Honors Treble Choir, Chorus and Chamber Singers. The program will … continue reading

Review: Scarborough Choral Society (The Scarborough News )

Scarborough Choral Society

The first half of the choral society’s Christmas concert was a performance of a fresh telling of the nativity story by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy with music by Sasha Johnson Manning.

The choir was joined by singers from Scarborough College and Bramcote School, trained by Becky Leeson and Martin Richardson.

First performed in Manchester by local choirs, this revised 2009 version places narrative links between the verse-repeating forms of 12 new carols that range from jaunty dancing rhythms reminding us of the carol’s dance origins, to a serene and flowing lullaby.

The musical style is … continue reading

Fantastic Media backs Huddersfield Choral Society (Huddersfield Examiner)

Trending Huddersfield restaurant reviews Calendar 2015 Weather Kirklees Council Crime Holmfirth Nostalgia Crime Huddersfield Home News Business Fantastic Media Fantastic Media backs Huddersfield Choral Society Dec 16, 2014 15:54 By Henryk Zientek Birstall-based Fantastic Media is carrying out a marketing campaign for the world-renowned Huddersfield Choral Society 5 Shares Share Tweet +1 Email Andrew Hobson (second left), of Fantastic Media with (from left) Huddersfield Choral Society vice-president and general secretary Jeremy Garside, president Jane Sargent and publicity officer Robert Drummond

Marketing agency Fantastic Media hit the right note with its latest client.

The award-winning Birstall-based agency has been appointed by the world-renowned Huddersfield Choral society to undertake a full brand review and review of their marketing strategy.

The campaign – to begin in January – will promote the the society through new branding, website, email, PR and social media to increase overall awareness, ticket sales and concert bookings for the internationally recognised choir.

Huddersfield Choral Society is renowned for its … continue reading

Budapest International Choir Festival and Competition: you can still register!

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Registration is still ongoing for the Budapest International Choir Festival and Competition taking place from March 29th to April 2nd 2015 at Budapest, Hungary.

budapest int. choir competition

The organisers, Meeting Music, had announced earlier on their website and their Facebook page, the extension of registration deadline from 30th November, to 10th January 2015.

According to their Facebook page, about 50 Choirs from 18 nations have registered already.

Based on score, Bronze, Silver and Gold Diplomas will be awarded while Choirs that cant achieve a Diploma will get a Certificate of participation. The winner of the Competition will win the grand prize of 4,000 euros.

You can get detailed information about the event in pdf format here. And you can also get the Registration form here.

Manuscript showing ‘birth’ of 1,000 years of choral music discovered (telegraph.co)

A manuscript showing the “birth” of 1,000 years of musical tradition has been discovered by an intern at the British Library.

The musical score is thought to be the earliest known practical example of polyphonic music, a type of choral song written for more than one part.

The notation, written in faded ink on a centuries-old parchment, is believed to date back to the beginning of the 10th century and is described as the “birth” of polyphonic music.

Showing notation for two vocal parts which … continue reading

Review: Huddersfield Choral Society’s Christmas Concert (Huddersfield Examiner)

Brian Kay

The most accurate performance you will hear this Christmas in any music genre is Julie London’s 1963 recording of Fly Me To The Moon featured in the ‘Magic and Sparkle’ television ad.

Her intonation, rhythmic precision and forward motion are stunning, and the Choral Society came pretty close to this benchmark in this year’s Christmas Concert.

But then they had Brian Kay as … continue reading

Winning bid for Lauridsen choral score sets new record (Providence Journal)

Choral composer Morten Lauridsen

A fragment of a musical score, hand-written and autographed by  acclaim choral composer Morten Lauridsen,  has fetched $741 on eBay to benefit the Knight Memorial Library in the Elmwood section of Providence. The previous record for a Lauridsen autograph was $650.

The winning bidder was … continue reading

Dakota Choral Union takes the stage to support KOTA Care and Share Food Drive (KOTATV.com)

RAPID CITY, S.D. –

Dakota Choral Union presented their annual Christmas at the Cathedral performance. More than 100 choir singers took the stage at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. They sang traditional holiday songs from the 17th century all the way up to the 21st century. The performance was free but cans of food were collected as a part of the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive.

Dr. Charles Canaan, artistic director for the Dakota Choral Union, says they have … continue reading