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