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 »

Mousehole Choir unite Cornish singers to support Newlyn’s Fishermen’s Mission [CMScott]

Five Cornish choirs sang their hearts out to raise £2,500 for Newlyn’s Fishermen’s Mission. Mousehole Male Voice Choir joined Mevagissey Male Choir, Nankersey Male Choir, Newquay Male Voice Choir and the Polperro More »

2 students make All-Region Choir; SSHS Choir’s Fall Concert Monday at FBC (mySSnews.com)

Two Sulphur Springs High School Choir students advanced from the All-Region Choir to Pre-Area Choir auditions Saturday. Senior Teresa Botello and junior Sarah Bennett competed at All-Region Saturday, Sept. 27,  at Pine More »

Choir wows its audience (Hucknall Today)

Nottingham’s Albert Hall echoed to the sounds of Songs and Music from Stage and Screen, which was the theme for Bestwood Male Voice Choir’s 62nd Annual Gala Concert. The concert, supporting the More »

Central choir shares stage with Under the Streetlamp (Richmond Register)

Madison Central High School’s madrigal choir never had a better professional performance experience than it did Thursday evening, said its director, Lisa Jury. The school’s 30 top-tier choir students performed two songs More »

 

A trip through history for a song (SUSAN SCAFFIDI)

Jennifer Garrett, director of choral activities, leads her students in rehearsal for their first concert in the newly renovated indoor theater at Bakersfield College.

The first concert of the season for Bakersfield College’s student singers will be as much an educational experience as a musical one.

You could call Friday’s concert a “musical history tour.” Directed by Jennifer Garrett, the BC choral program will present “A Walk through Choral History,” surveying Western European choral music traditions from the medieval period to the modern, featuring such classics of the repertoire that even those with no experience listening to choral music will recognize the … continue reading

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Begins 2014-15 Choral Season Tonight (Classical Music News Desk)

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After a triumphant season debut in 2013 heralded as “broad, wide-ranging and powerful” by The New York Times, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space begins its 2014-15 Choral season tonight, October 22 at 7pm with Mozart’s Mass in C minor-a majestic setting featuring double chorus. The Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola and a phenomenal line-up of soloists (Martha Guth and Marguerite Krull, sopranos; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone) under the direction of K. Scott Warren offer this iconic work on a program that opens with Haydn’s Symphony No. 97. Tickets are $25-$80; purchase by clicking here or call 212-288-2520.

An intensely personal, rule-breaking composition, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor is a riveting statement about the complex mixture of joy and … continue reading

Faith a resounding theme for new choral season (Janie Magruder)

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Grand Canyon University’s music department has long performed works that are representative of Western choral tradition, with an emphasis on music that contributes to our Christian heritage.

For its 2014-15 season, which begins Thursday with the Masterworks Concert I, the choral program is focusing its repertoire on a theme of faith — specifically, the integration of faith, learning and practice.

“Through music, there are a lot of connections between faith and the real application of faith,” said Dr. Juan Hernandez, assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts and Production. “Artists are able to explain challenging areas of life — illness, war, planes dropping out of the sky — where words only cannot explain.”

The concert, featuring the … continue reading

UFIC Choir’s Rise to Stardom (Yeukai Karengezeka)

Sensational choral group,United Family International Church (UFIC) Choir is among the groups that have risen to stardom over a short space of time. The huge choir that is made up of about 500 members is one of the largest choral groups locally and its impact has been felt on the gospel scene and beyond.

The group’s latest achievement is having five nominations at the upcoming Zimbabwe Music Awards that will be held at Harare International Conference Centre on October 29.

The choir was nominated for Best Contemporary Choral Music with three albums “Divine Solutions Volume 2 and 3″ and “We Are a Family Volume 1″. It is also up for Album of the Year with “We are a Family” and Best Duo/Groups category for “We Are a Family Volume 1″.

Although the choir was formed in 2008 by Prophet Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa, it became visible on the showbiz last year with their offerings “Divine Solutions 1, 2 & 3″ and “We are a Family”.

The “Divine Solutions” albums had a … continue reading

Waco ISD students make All-Region Choir (WacoTrib.com)

Waco High Choir members selected for the All-Region Choir are (from left) Lauren Arias, Nick Atkins and Megan Edwards

Four Waco ISD choral students have been named to the All-Region Choir.

Waco ISD choir members from University High and Waco High schools traveled to Belton High School on Sept. 27 to audition for the Texas Music Educators Association Region VIII ninth- through 12th-grade All-Region Choir.

From that competition, three students from Waco High and one from University High advance to the … continue reading

Cathedral’s first girls’ choir prepares for historic concert (Timbates)

The girls of the choir, with choirmaster David Newsholme.

The Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir, the first choir of its’ kind in the holy site’s 1400-year-history, are preparing for their first Christmas concert.

The choir was announced last year, and have been performing since the start of 2014. The 16 girls, aged between 12 and 18, made their debut at January Evensong. They were lauded by the media for bringing an end to more than a millennium of male-dominated singing at the Cathedral.

Since then, they have performed at several services, including … continue reading

St. Malachy students picked for OPUS Honor Choir

St. Malachy sixth graders Olivia Hagen and Marie Mullin were recently selected for participation in the 29th annual OPUS Honor Choir Festival.

More than 3,500 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four OPUS Honor Choirs.

Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

The student singers will rehearse and perform as part of the 5/6 grade choir, which will be directed by guest conductor Tanya Rosenkranz from Linn Mar Schools.

Hagen is the daughter of Kimberly and Michael Hagen of Afton; Mullin is the daughter of Julia Weisshaar-Mullin and Bill Mullin of Creston.

The 2014 OPUS Honor Choir will … continue reading

Popular men’s choir will perform at St. Paul’s United Church (Orillia Packet and Times)

The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir

The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (COMC) will be in concert Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church in Orillia at 7:30 p.m.

 

Founded in 1977 in Hamilton, the COMC has become internationally known through recordings and international concert tours. The choir has performed  more than 400 concerts in Canada, the United States, Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. It has sung at such prestigious venues as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, Westminster Abbey, the Royal Festival Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. In 2015, the COMC will do its second concert tour of Ireland.

The repertoire of the COMC is extensive and varied, including spirituals, popular tunes, folk songs and songs and choruses from operettas and Broadway musicals. Saturday’s concert will … continue reading

Singing the praises of the Hahnville High choir (Katie Becnel)

The National Honor Choir often sings the praises of Hahnville High students who earn the prestige of joining its ranks. HHS Choir Conductor Craig Matherne Jr. and Assistant Choir Director Cheryl Mahler work with 128 students and several different choir courses. The school offers a Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, A Cappella Choir, Women’s Varsity Choir and Vocal Ensemble.

This year HHS has 28 choir members who have advanced to honor choirs. They include … continue reading

Croydon’s young singers tune in for choral premiere (CronxWire)

For an unknown soldier by internationally-acclaimed composer Jonathan Dove is the centrepiece of an ambitious community and educational programme devised by London Mozart Players, one of the UK’s finest ensembles and Croydon’s resident orchestra.

The new work was jointly commissioned by the orchestra and The Portsmouth Grammar School and the world premiere will take place in Portsmouth Cathedral on Remembrance Sunday.

The London premiere will be in Croydon on 14 November and an extensive education programme has been running since March to build up choirs in six local  junior schools to perform alongside choristers from Croydon Minster and The Portsmouth Grammar School.  The youngsters have been learning popular wartime songs as well and performing them in concerts … continue reading