The February 2014 issue of Choral Journal included three feature articles titled “Musical Settings of War Texts in Two 20th-Century British Choral Works,” “The Choral Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang,” and “The Complex Ancestry of ‘We Shall Overcome.’” The last article will be the subject of today’s ChoralNet blog, going along with
The ACDA Honor Choir made up of the top high school singers from all across the U.S. came together in Washington, D.C. for three days of rehearsals, sightseeing, and a sold-out concert in Old Town Alexandria before departing on a concert tour of Prague, Salzburg, and Vienna. All of the concert venues were at full capacity and people were turned away at both the kick-off concert in Alexandria and at the first concert in Prague! Other highlights include a wonderful exchange with a school just outside of Salzburg, impromptu singing at various sights along the Sound of Music Tour, and a workshop and concert with Insingizi, a trio from Zimbabwe based in Vienna. Post-tour communication with ACDA include reports of strong friendships forged during the tour and plans for choir members to reconnect at upcoming regional conferences.