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 »

 

Choral Union Explores Eclectic Songbook in Fall Concert

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Large choirs don’t get many opportunities to climb the music charts, but Juniata College’s Choral Union will perform what has to be described as the greatest hits of choir music at its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts on the Juniata campus.

The concert is free and open to the public. The artistic director and conductor of the Choral Union is Russell Shelley, Elma Stine Heckler Professor of Music.

The repertoire for the upcoming concert will cover some of the … continue reading

Journey to Christmas with the Crescent Choral Society (New Jersey Monthly Magazine)

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 General, $15 Seniors, $5 Students
Ticket Info: General admission is $20, seniors are $15, and students are $5. Call 908-756-2468 or visit www.crescentconcerts.org for more information about this and upcoming concerts.Concert Information:Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 PMCrescent Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary716 Watchung Avenue, PlainfieldAmple free, secure parking in Church lot (Entrance on 1ST Place – connected to church by walkway)About Crescent Concerts:Since 1980, Crescent Concerts at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church has brought world-class musical events to … continue reading

Capel Choral Society celebrates 110 years (Ian Moir)

Capel Choral Soceity's conductor, Peter Ford, cutting the choir's anniversary cake

After their appearance on the BBC’s Countryfile on October 12, the choir were surprised and delighted by the messages received from former singers and long-lost friends, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their good wishes.

And what was next? Well, its birthday – the choir was … continue reading

Prince of Wales at Kindertransport choral premiere ( jewishnews)

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The Prince of Wales joined a capacity audience at the Roundhouse for the premiere of a choral work composed in tribute to the Kindertransport.

The heir to the throne met some of those given refuge in Britain before the Shoah before attending the second half of a performance of The Last Train to Tomorrow after personally intervening to accept an invitation from the Association of Jewish Refugees.

Commissioned by the Halle Orchestra, The Last Train to Tomorrow tells the story of the rescue mission through a sequence of ten songs that was composed and conducted by the … continue reading

Carol concert How choirs give us all a voice (The Bristol Post)

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HE is a flamboyant father of five and he is the leader of Gurt Lush, Bristol’s biggest community choir. And Sam Burns is preparing to direct his 200-strong choir on stage at the Bristol Post and Radio Bristol Carol Concert.

Sam, 44, launched the choir five years ago after returning to his native Bristol from France where he had lived for 15 years.

It was there he became a … continue reading

Blazing brass and high drama in Romsey Abbey

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Saturday’s audience in Romsey Abbey enjoyed an unusual and moving programme, two sections of which were conducted with commitment and flair by Jamie W Hall.

At the start of the concert, Dorothy Baverstock told the audience about the Romsey War Horse Memorial Project. A magnificent bronze resin sculpture has been commissioned from Amy Goodman. It will be placed in the Romsey Memorial Park in the new year.

The concert opened with the … continue reading

Hear Parsippany Hills’ choir with The Morris Choral Society ( NorthJersey.com)

The Morris Choral Society (MCS) has been invited to return to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum for Holiday Spectacular Eleven. The chorus has a history of collaborating with local school music teachers to provide an opportunity for students to take part in major performances with MCS.

In keeping with that tradition, Musical Director R. Wayne Walters has invited the … continue reading

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the tone-deaf have a lot in common (Jason F. Wright)

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Years ago while attending church far from home, I arrived earlier than expected and sat down next to an early-bird elderly woman sitting alone. She had a big handshake, a huge smile and we snacked on some friendly chatter before the meeting started.

When a less commonly known opening hymn began, she shared her hymnal by sliding it in the air between us and energetically starting to sing. But it didn’t take long to realize that she … continue reading

Five Nixa students selected to participate at All State Choir (Claudette Riley)

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On Nov. 1, a record 47 students from the Nixa High School choral program participated in the All District Honor Choir clinic and concert at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

During the event, 20 Nixa juniors and seniors auditioned for the Missouri All State Choir. The following students were selected: … continue reading

Waking hours with Harlem Gospel Choir’s Allen Bailey (Ciara Dwyer)

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I live on the East Side of Manhattan. I’ve lived here for 40 years. When I wake up in the morning, it’s noisy. You can hear the garbage trucks on the street and people hammering upstairs. My dog, Max, gets me up. He has been with me for 12 years, and the routine never changes. Some days he might get up earlier than the usual 6.30am, but the first thing we have to do is go for a walk. He’s a husky dog, and … continue reading