Local youth chorus invited to record song in honor of Earth Day (nj.com)

Songwriter and activist Barbara George invited members of the Children’s Chorus of Sussex County to record “Earth Day Anthem” in recognition of the April 22 celebration of Earth Day. The children’s voices More »

LHS Choral groups shine at Choral Festival (myhorrynews.com)

For Loris High School the word ‘pride’ extends not only in the classrooms and to the athletic fields, but also in every facet of student life and involvement in extracurricular activities. Be More »

Richmond Senior choir receives superior rating (yourdailyjournal.com)

The Richmond Senior High School choir, under the direction of John Tyson, recently received superior ratings at the N.C. State High School Choral Festival Music Performance Adjudication held at Wingate University.   More »

Vanessa Richards rediscovers music with Woodward’s community choir (CBC News)

Vancouver-based singer Vanessa Richards conducts free drop-in choir sessions in Vancouver’s Woodward’s complex, years after she turned her back on music. “It’s the greatest gift to have experienced the loss of music More »

Wausau Lyric Choir director will put down the baton (wausaudailyherald.com)

If the 65 volunteer singers of the Wausau Lyric Choir are the group’s engine, director Lucinda Thayer is its fuel and turbocharger. Thayer has been the part-time director of the community choir More »

 

Local youth chorus invited to record song in honor of Earth Day (nj.com)

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Songwriter and activist Barbara George invited members of the Children’s Chorus of Sussex County to record “Earth Day Anthem” in recognition of the April 22 celebration of Earth Day. The children’s voices will accompany George and adult back-up singers on the recording, which will be released internationally this month. The “Earth Day Anthem” was originally penned 25 years ago and is being re-released in honor of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. George is the executive director of Global Gardens Foundation, a nonprofit organization which … continue reading

LHS Choral groups shine at Choral Festival (myhorrynews.com)

For Loris High School the word ‘pride’ extends not only in the classrooms and to the athletic fields, but also in every facet of student life and involvement in extracurricular activities. Be it from academics to athletics to the arts, LHS has again let its pride shine through as the Blue Pride Voices and Loris Lion Singers traveled to SC State Choral Festival.

Under the direction of Scarlet L. Whittington, director of choral studies at Loris High School, both choral groups who participated in the … continue reading

Richmond Senior choir receives superior rating (yourdailyjournal.com)

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The Richmond Senior High School choir, under the direction of John Tyson, recently received superior ratings at the N.C. State High School Choral Festival Music Performance Adjudication held at Wingate University.

 

The choir performed on stage for a panel of judges and in front of a sight-reading judge where members were given a rhythm and melody to sight-read that they have never seen before. The choir received a superior rating (the highest a choir can receive) in both categories.

 

The N.C. Choral MPA is similar to an … continue reading

Vanessa Richards rediscovers music with Woodward’s community choir (CBC News)

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Vancouver-based singer Vanessa Richards conducts free drop-in choir sessions in Vancouver’s Woodward’s complex, years after she turned her back on music.

“It’s the greatest gift to have experienced the loss of music because I hadn’t been clear there was another option besides the professional performance artist path,” Richards told North by Northwest host, Sheryl MacKay.
In the 1980s, Richards was a … continue reading

Wausau Lyric Choir director will put down the baton (wausaudailyherald.com)

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If the 65 volunteer singers of the Wausau Lyric Choir are the group’s engine, director Lucinda Thayer is its fuel and turbocharger.

Thayer has been the part-time director of the community choir that performs sacred music for the past 15 years. She has helped the group grow in size, expand its repertoire and sing across the world. But after two more sets of performances — spring concerts on April 25 and April 26 and the group’s Summer Serenade fundraiser on June 7 — Thayer will leave the position.

It’s not an easy move for Thayer, 61, of Plover in Portage County. “I’m used to going at 1,000 mph,” she said. “But it’s time. I’ve done a tremendous amount with the group for 15 years, and I think in fairness to them it’s time for a … continue reading

Lincoln’s All for One Choir set to sing with Blake at Theatre Royal (Lincolnshire Echo)

Lincoln’s All for One Choir has been chosen to sing with an award winning group following its role in a flash mob wedding proposal earlier this month.

The choir will be performing four songs on stage with harmony group, Blake, including Halleluiah, Nessun Dorma, You Raise Me Up and Jerusalem at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal on April, 28.

The choir will also perform one of their own repertoire pieces to open the second half of the show.

Helen Garnett, All for One’s Lincoln choir leader, said: “We really cannot wait to perform with Blake and we are working really hard on our rehearsals. I’m really excited to be working with … continue reading

Gareth Malone excited at Llangollen International Eisteddfod debut (daily post)

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Britain’s favourite choirmaster will showcase his new choir at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July.

Gareth Malone, who masterminded the creation of the Military Wives choir, is looking forward to playing a part in the climactic Choir of the World event when choirs will compete for the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy.

The new Voices choir will perform during the event and he has ambitious plans to recruit some members from the international choirs to put on a special joint performance.

Gareth said: “I’m really excited about visiting Llangollen and soaking up the festival’s unique atmosphere. Llangollen has such history, I can’t think of any English festival that compares or comes even close.

“I have visited the Eisteddfod once before but we were … continue reading

Sharpen vocal skills with Harborough Singers (Harborough Mail)

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The Harborough Singers are organising a choral workshop which will include the talents of internationally-known tenor Martyn Hill, soprano and vocal coach Julie Moffat and composer Charles Paterson.

Leading the sessions on Saturday, April 11, at Market Harborough Baptist Church, in Coventry Road, will be the group’s conductor David Beavan.

They will be working with small groups and as a … continue reading

New choral work to celebrate Nottingham hero Robin Hood (Nottingham Post)

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A Nottingham composer has released a new set of choral work to celebrate one of Nottingham’s biggest heroes.

Guy Turner – who is a member of Southwell Minster’s Cathedral Choir – has composed the Songs and Legends of Robin Hood.

The 35-minute choral work has been commissioned by Nottingham Bach Choir and includes settings of poems by … continue reading

St. Ansgar choir preparing for Masterworks Concert (globegazette.com)

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ST. ANSGAR | The high school choir director wants his choir members to be prepared to perform their best at home and on the road this spring.

In order to get them in top shape, Zack Carlson has been holding choir retreats, including recently at St. Ansgar’s Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He especially hopes the hard work is evident in the choir’s upcoming Masterworks Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Krapek Family Fine Arts Center auditorium in the Cedar River Complex, Osage.

Carlson said he thought of starting a Masterworks Concert tradition to showcase the choir at St. Ansgar, including the performance of a Mass.

The choir’s upperclassmen sang a … continue reading