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Archive of old "News" items


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NEW ON VAN
The latest additions to the site's content and features.
  • February 12, 2024: New link for Vocal Ensemble Laboratory, a Westchester-based resource for short-run choirs and workshops.
  • January 7, 2024: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for All Soul's Community Choir. New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for Kean University Community Chorale in Union, NJ. New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for Schola Sine Nomine in Ozone Park, NY.
  • December 13, 2023: Fixed a formatting issue with the home page, Concert Calendar and Choir Auditions pages. Had to adjust the save page dialogue on the new computer I'm using. Thanks to Caryn at Central City Chorus for alerting me to the problem.
  • November 22, 2023: New Choir Directory listing for the St. Agnes Church Schola Cantorum. New Choir Directory listing for the St. Agnes Church Parish Choir.
  • November 15, 2023: New link for Music Industry How To, helping musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers learn aspects of the music industry.
  • November 14, 2023: New link for Le Chant des Oyseaux, offering summer (and other) choral workshops in France.
  • October 3, 2023: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for Goro, a one-on-a-part Renaissance vocal ensemble based in Freeport, NY.
  • September 26, 2023: We believe that we have restored the Concert Calendar New Listing form to proper functioning. (It had been the only casualty of our move to a new web hosting provider a few weeks ago.) If you run into issues using it, though, please let Steve Friedman know.
  • September 15, 2023: Eagle-eyed observers of the bottom of the VAN home page may have noticed the disappearance of the banner thanking Panix for hosting this website. As of September 8, VAN has moved to another hosting service. We are grateful to Panix for its past support.
  • September 6, 2023: New Choir Directory listing and Choir Auditions ad for the St. Luke's Community Choir in Katonah, NY, directed by Harold Rosenbaum.

Archive of old "New on VAN" items


SERVICES
See also the Info Exchange.
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  • Looking for an outstanding vocal ensemble coach? Mark Johnson, possessor of an amazing ear and terrific interpretive insights in a variety of styles, is available to coach your group. Contact Mark via e-mail.
  • Learn ear training, theory and ensemble skills at the Lucy Moses School’s acclaimed Sight-Singing program. Taught by Liz Fleisher, hailed as “one of New York’s great teachers” (New York Magazine) and “a teacher who gets results” (New York Times), classes for all skill levels help singers learn to read music for the first time or refine their skills. These classes are for soloists, choral singers and everyone who loves to sing. Learn more and register online at  www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/lms/program/sight-singing/. Or contact us at 212-501-3360 or lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.

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Vocal Area Network gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Sustaining Members
who have contributed during the past twelve months:

Cantori New York (Silver)
Chelsea Song (Silver)
Florilegium Chamber Choir (Silver)
Glen Ridge Choral Society
Greenwich Village Chamber Singers (Silver)
New York City Community Chorus at Holy Apostles
Renaissance Street Singers
Voices of New York
Miriam Alimonos
Ms. Marie Caruso
Mr. John Hetland
Karen Hoepfinger

Vocal Area Network gratefully acknowledges the past support of the following Sustaining Members:

Mark & Cindy Allen; Americas Vocal Ensemble; AmorArtis; Amuse; The Babylon Chorale; Meredith Elaine Baker; Mr. Jeffrey Becker; Big Apple Chorus; The Brooklyn Community Chorus; Brooklyn Contempoary Chorus; Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus; Mr. Bruce Bush; C4: The World's First Choral Composer/Conductor Collective; Mary Ellen Callahan; The Canby Singers; Cantabile Chamber Chorale; Cantori New York; Ms. Marie Caruso; Cerddorion; Chelsea Song; Choral Chameleon; Chorus 802; Christ Church Choir; Ms. Phyllis Clark; Ms. Jean Cooper; Dalton Chorale; Mark Davies; The Dessoff Choirs; Douglas Frank Chorale; Down Town Glee Club; Jack Eppler; Anonymous; Martha Fleischman; Florilegium Chamber Choir; Mr. Albert L. Friedman; Ms. Robin Lynne Frye; Ms. Susan Gardiner; Mr. Gary Giardina; Mr. John Daly Goodwin; Grace Church Choral Society; Greater Nassau Chorus; Greenwich Village Chamber Singers; Mr. John Hetland; Ms. Christine Hoffman; Holy Apostles Community Chorus; Ms. Mary Homan; Jennifer Howald; Hudson Valley Singers; Mr. Steve Lanser; Ms. Grace Lee, New York Choral Society; Mr. Robert Mobsby; John Morariu; Ms. Barbara E. Morgan; Mr. Robert Murtha; Anonymous; New Amsterdam Singers; The New Choral Society; New York Choral Society; New York City Community Chorus at Holy Apostles; Mr. Roger Nierenberg; Nikolai Kachanov Singers; North River Sing; Mr. Gerald Osterberg; Mr. Robert Pace; Ms. Nancianne Parrella; The Peace of Heart Choir; Renaissance Street Singers; Renaissance Vocal Ensemble; Mr. Stephen Ringlee; Riverdale Choral Society; Riverside Choral Society; Mr. Jacques Rizzo; Russian Chamber Chorus of New York; Ms. Sharon Lee Ryder; The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill, NY; Sacrum Convivium; The St. Cecilia Chorus; St. George's Choral Society; St. James' Compostela Choir; St. Paul's Church; Schola Cantorum on Hudson; Mr. Neal Siegal; Mr. Frederick Siegmund; Sing We Enchanted; The Stonewall Chorale; Teaneck Community Chorus; Nancy Tooney; Anonymous; Uncommon Chord; Mr. Dayle Vander Sande, The Aria Chorus; Ms. Judith Vincent; Voices of New York; Mr. Laurence Weller; The West Village Chorale; Women Singing; Matthew Workman; Ms. Wendy Zuckerman, in memory of Nancy Poor

For more about how you or your ensemble can help defray the costs of providing VAN's services,
visit the Sustaining Membership page.