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 »

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 »

 

Mansfield Choral Society to present Messiah at Palace Theatre

Mansfield Choral Society

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 Handel’s sacred oratorio, Messiah, on Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm.

Although Mansfield Choral Society has … continue reading

Top acts lined up for annual choral awards showcase (Valencia Govindasamy )

VETERAN: Award-winning singer Judith Sephuma

SATURDAY sees the third annual National Annual Choral Achievement Awards (Nacma) at The Playhouse Company. The show features top-notch national and local acts, and award-winning Judith Sephuma is the headlining act. Other artists on the line-up include Naima Kay, Raphael Vilakazi, Matthew Singers, Soul Brothers, Ithemba and more.

Tonight chatted to opera singer Vilakazi about the Nacma and what can be expected. “I’ve taken part in a lot of events of that nature, in the choirs and singing awards. I decided that I would like to be one of the people showcasing our talent and also would like people to know what the Nacma organisation is about.

“When they approached me to sing on the night of the awards, I took the opportunity, and … continue reading

Colne Valley community choir Just Sing raises £500 for Yorkshire Cancer Centre (Chloe Glover)

Golcar community choir celebrate fourth year

A popular community choir sung its support for a cancer charity when it raised hundreds of pounds.

Golcar’s Just Sing choir gained £500 in donations for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre, which provides specialist medical equipment, research and development and … continue reading

Many church choirs are dying: Here’s why ( CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN Religion News Service)

James Merritt spent years as senior pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch that featured a mighty choir.

Then he changed his tune.

At 50, he left First Baptist Church Snellville to plant a new church — 200 people in a rented space at a high school 12 miles away — focused on reaching a young generation.

There was and is no choir. And that puts Merritt’s current congregation, Cross Pointe Church, right on trend.

The newly released National Congregations Study finds church choirs are on the … continue reading

Joyful Sounds Choir Competition Reaches Knockout Round (allAfrica.com)

AFTER a pause in the competition, the fourth and final knockout round of the Joyful Sounds choir competition will take place on Sunday, 2 November.

The Mission Choir Youth Choir, Bella Voice, Adoration and two wild cards from the previous knockout stages will battle it out on Sunday to secure a spot in the semi-finals. They will be joining the Poly Choir, Solei Deo Gloria and the Big K’s choir.

The Mission Work Youth Choir consists of a …. continue reading

‘Fix My Choir’s’ Michelle Williams, Deitrick Haddon Remake ‘Rather Be’ With YouTube’s Tyler Ward, Fresh Big Mouf ( Kristin Strange and Jethro Nededog)

Destiny’s Child alum joins gospel music artist and viral video sensations on a new version of the Clean Bandit song

Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams and gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon, the stars of Oxygen’s “Fix My Choir,”  have teamed with YouTube “beat scout” Fresh Big Mouf and YouTube collaborating influencer Tyler Ward on a music video.

TheWrap has an exclusive first look at the video for the crew’s remake of the hit Clean Bandit song, “Rather Be.”

The video stars Ward as a bus driver who picks up a waiting Fresh Big Mouf and … continue reading

Sunday’s TV tips ()

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Anne Cassin presents the All-Island School Choir Competition’s second regional final from St. Patrick’s College Chapel at NUI Maynooth, featuring choirs from the Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Co. Roscommon; Moate Community School, Co Westmeath; St Brigid’s Convent of Mercy; St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Co Roscommon; and Saint Mary’s Secondary School, Co Mayo.

The All-Island School Choir Competition is a five-part television series celebrating and encouraging the tradition of choral music in second-level schools throughout Ireland.

Organised by Co-operation Ireland, in association with … continue reading

Fix My Choir: Michelle Williams and Deitrick Haddon prove the healing power of song ( Lori Acken)

Seated side by side on a sofa in a Beverly Hills hotel lounge, former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams and Preachers of L.A. star Deitrick Haddon are radiating positive energy. The pair has just turned a room full of exhausted TV critics into a sea of smiling faces courtesy of a rousing performance with the Hermosa Beach Gospel Choir — just one example of their costars on Oxygen’s uplifting new series Fix My Choir.

Over the course of eight episodes, Haddon and Williams crisscross California — and the country — to turn a variety of struggling vocal groups into united musical forces. “A choir is really a reflection of a community; you get everybody in a choir,” says Haddon, who also executive produces the … continue reading

New line of Sheffield ales hits the right note with choir (Rachel Parry)

Albion Choir members celebrate the launch of Abbeydale Brewery's new line of ales which has been named after the musical group

Both good and bad ideas have come out of meetings done over a pint or two of ale.

For a Sheffield choir and brewery a session supping on local brews resulted in a ‘eureka’ business moment.

Fraser Wilson, a composer who heads up Sheffield’s Albion Choir, first met the owners of Abbeydale Brewery, Sue and Patrick Morton, through one of the musical group’s concerts.

The creative 30-year-old is passionate about music, particularly traditional British arrangements, and … continue reading

Young Plymouth brass musicians perform at choir anniversary concert ( Plymouth Herald)

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A PAIR of young brass musicians performed as guest soloists at a special anniversary concert.

Ben Marks, aged 15, and 12-year-old Oliver Marsland, played at the event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Burraton Male Voice Choir at Wesley Methodist Church in Saltash.

Ben played The Swan on Baritone horn, while Oliver gave a rendition of The Prince of Denmark’s March on trumpet.

Both boys were accompanied on piano by their music teacher, Ross Shaddick.

Mr Shaddick said: “I am very proud of the boys for their performances … continue reading