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|Cecilia Chorus of New York premieres new Cipullo work
On Friday evening, April 25, the Cecilia Chorus of New York, under the baton
of conductor Mark Shapiro, will present the world premiere of a newly
commissioned work from composer Tom Cipullo. Entitled Credo for a Secular
City, Mr. Cipullo’s new piece will be part of a program that also includes
Brahms’s Nänie, Bruckner’s Te Deum and Vaughan Williams’s Toward the Unknown
Region. The featured soloists will be soprano Kristina Bachrach, mezzo
Virginie Verrez, tenor Noah Baetge and baritone Michael Anthony McGee.
St. George's Choral Society presents works by Mozart and Manuel Sosa
St. George’s Choral Society, founded in 1817, will perform Mozart’s Great
Mass in C Minor and a commissioned work by Venezuelan-American composer
Manuel Sosa for its spring concert. Matthew Lewis, the group’s Artistic
Director, shares his insights on both composers and how two works, separated by
centuries, share common bonds.
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- Cantabile Chamber Chorale artistic director Rebecca Scott and others were interviewed by correspondent Bill Nutt for an article in the New Jersey Courier News and Home News Tribune. Read about Cantabile's April 26 concert celebrating New Jersey's 350th anniversary. (2014-4-10)
- Harold Rosenbaum, distinguished teacher and choral conductor, is the recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor's Award for the advancement of American music. See the New York Times article at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/harold-rosenbaum-wins-conductors-award for details. (2014-3-31)
- View Stacy Horn's TEDx Montclair talk about the benefits of choral singing at bit.ly/1alfPcT. (2014-2-7)
- Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble is pleased to announce the winners of its 2014 Emerging Composers Competition: Steven Serpa (Coventry, RI), was awarded first prize; Joshua Fishbein (Los Angeles, CA) and Theo Popov (New York, NY) shared second prize. The premieres of all three works will take place in performances at 8:00 PM on March 1, 2014, at St. Paul's Church in Brooklyn (199 Carroll Street) and at 8:00 PM on March 8, 2014, at St. Michael's Church in Manhattan (225 West 99th Street). For more information, please see www.cerddorion.org. (2014-1-20)
- Choral composer Steven Sametz, artistic director of The Princeton Singers, has been named the recipient of the 10th Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize presented by the University of Connecticut, a $25,000 award to compose a new work for a specific area of musical arts that will be performed and recorded. (2013-10-15)
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- March 19, 2014: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Long Island Children's Choir.
- March 11, 2014: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for Giving Voice, a women's a cappella ensemble in Lincroft, NJ.
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- February 25, 2014: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Rainbow Chorus, a four-part chorus in Kingston, NY open to LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly men and women. New Choir Directory listing for Tapestry, a new volunteer choir based in Lower Manhattan. New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Connection Community Chorale in Long Island City.
- February 14, 2014: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Connecticut-based Greater Middletown Chorale.
- February 11, 2014: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Saint Joseph Parish Choir in Spring Valley, NY.
- January 25, 2014: New link for The Center for Vocal Health, part of the Voice and Swallowing Institute at the New York Ear and Eye Infirmary. New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir in the East Village.
- January 20, 2014: New Choir Directory listing for the St. John's Lutheran Church Adult Choir in Summit, NJ.
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