ChoralNet - Subscriptions for Archive User Your subscriptions on ChoralNet. To change your subscription options, go to The voice of Wealth Natalia Kazlova, %29 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000

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The competition is held in the picturesque place of Catalonia – in a national modern theater, at Lloret de Mar.

The Gala concert of festival-competition “Voice Of Wealth” will be held on the stage of the amazing Catholic church of Santa Maria
The high arches of the temple and the adjusted proportion alone provide the perfect vocal sound.

The listeners and the performers themselves derive great pleasure from the acoustics embedded in the architecture of the building itself.

  • Creating a creative atmosphere for professional networking of participants of the festival, exchange of experiences and repertoire
  • Joint performances of professional and amateur choral collectives from around the world
  • Creating a networking atmosphere between participants of the festival and the audience to create future contacts in the field of choral singing
  • Discovery of new names and talents in the field of choral singing
  • Involvement of music producers and managers to organize follow-concert activity of participants
  • Choral collectives and ensembles from around the world can take part in the festival
  • Choirs can be mixed, men’s, woman’s or children (the number of participants is not limited)
  • Vocal ensembles from 3 people can take part in the Festival
  • Professional and amateur collectives may participate
  • Collectives of different age categories may participate in the festival 
  • till 10 years
  • 11 till 15 years
  • 16 till 20 years
  • 21 years and over
  • Participants should present two performances of different character with the total duration of 10 minutes
  • It is possible to perform with musical accompaniment or a cappella
  • Performances should meet generally accepted standards of stage culture 
  • Participants should bring their own musical instruments and bear all costs associated with their transportation

All participants of the competition are awarded with international diplomas.

The participants of the competition are given the following title:

  • Grand Prix possessor
  • 1st degree winner
  • 2nd degree winner
  • 3rd degree winner
  • Award winner
  • Participant of the competition

Winners of the competition are awarded with corresponding certificates, confirming the title.

Sponsors have the right to set up additional prizes and awards independently from the rewarding jury.


The organizational committee of the competition chooses the members of the international jury.

The jury rates the performances of the competition by voting secretly on a scale of one to ten.

The main evaluation criteria judges on the executive level and skill.

  • Technical skills: Intonation, rhythmics, phrasing, build, ensemble, execution accuracy of the musical text and pronunciation
  • Artistic skills: Tempo, dynamics, text interpretation, emotion, expressiveness, stylistic fidelity and quality sounding of the chorus
  • Programm presentation: Selection of repertoir, complexity of execution, general impression for collective and appearance (suits)

The decisions of the jury are final.

  • DAY 1 – Arrival in Barcelona. Transfer to Costa Brava, where the Festival will be conducted. Accommodation in hotel, relax and depending on the arrival time, meeting with festival organizers, getting to know the festival program and presentation of the excursion program. 


  • DAY 2 – Breakfast. Depending on the arrival time of participants on the first day, meeting with festival organizers, getting to know the festival program and presentation of the excursion program. Rehearsal, lunch, rehearsal. In the evening – meeting of the participants – entertaining program. An excursion of your choice can be organized. 


  • DAY 3 – Breakfast. Visit of bazaar of the town. Rehearsal. In the evening – Festival opening.


  • DAY 4 – Breakfast. Excursion to beautiful and historical capital of Catalonia – Barcelona. Dinner. 


  • DAY 5 – Breakfast. Choice of spending an unforgettable day in one of the best attraction parks in Europe – “Port Aventura”. 


  • DAY 6 – Breakfast. Rehearsal. Free time, Gala Concert. Dinner. 


  • DAY 7 – Breakfast. Excursion to the sacred Monastery Montserrat – where you can enjoy the famous Choir boys. 


  • DAY 8 – Breakfast. Departure (Room Check-out till 10am). Transfer to airport.

The program can be changed.

All excursions on request and for an additional payment.

  • Stay in a 3 stars hotel in double-, triple- or single rooms. The hotel is located 60 km from Barcelona Airport and 35 km from Girona Airport. It is located in the city centre, 800 meters from a beach
  • 2x food service per day (breakfast and dinner. Drinks can be ordered for an additional payment). If you would like a three times food service it can be arranged for an extra payment
  • Prizes and gifts
  • International Diplomas
  • Diplomas and gifts from the city
  • An official invitation
  • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
  • Opportunity to visit the best places in Costa Brava (a big spectrum of excursions is offered for an additional payment)
  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Transport charges
  • Transfer Barcelona/ Girona Airport – hotel – Barcelona/ Girona Airport. If you wish, we can arrange a transfer for an additional payment. Participants arriving separately should pay separately
  • 4 hours rest on a sailing catamaran, includes food and drinks + swimming in a wild bay
  • Water attractions park
  • Excursion to Barcelona + fountains
  • Excursion to the Montserrat monastery
  • Knights tournament
  • Show Flamenco “La Siesta”
  • Theme park “Port Aventura”
  • Excursion to Girona – Dali Museum


Not later than one month before Festival start

  • to download the competition application form
  • to fill it out using printed letters and to send it to our e-mail address:

If you are interested in our programs - please contact us in any way convenient for you and we shall answer all your questions and send you the detailed information and conditions of the festival.

Concert: Earthly Sound Vocal Ensemble at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut Tom Brand, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000

Earthly Sound Vocal Ensemble will perform a concert on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00pm at The Taft School’s Walker Hall, 50 DeForest Street, Watertown, CT. The program will feature Renaissance polyphony, spirituals, folk songs, and contemporary choral works related to the beauty of the natural world. Themes will include water, fruit trees, sheep, and birds! The Camerata Singers of the Taft Collegium Musicum will make a guest appearance. This event is being presented by The Taft School’s “Music For a While” concert series. Admission is free!


Earthly Sound is a professional chamber choir specializing in music inspired by nature. For further information, please e-mail or visit


Details are also posted here:

Forum message: Orchestra size for I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Lori Schneider, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 am planning on performing Adolphus Hailstork's I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes with orchestra.  However, I've had my budget cut and am looking for recommendations on the smallest number of strings that would balance the winds and brass.  It is scored for:
  • 1 Flute
  • 1 Oboe
  • 1 Clarinet
  • 1 Bassoon
  • 1 Horn
  • 1 Trumpet
  • 1 Trombone
  • Timpani
  • Percussion
  • Strings
Thanks in advance!
Lori Schneider
Classified ad: Alto/Soprano Section Lead Matthew J Meloche, %29 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 Cathedral of SS Simon and Jude in Phoenix, AZ is auditioning for a new section leader.  This person will sing alto most Sundays, but will have some flexibility to sing soprano on 1-2 Sundays per month.

Section Leads (9) are paid a stipend for each Mass and rehearsal from September through Corpus Christi. They are expected to spend time on their own studying/learning/rehearsing their parts, are to act professionally while on Cathedral property, care for the music of the Cathedral library, be able to closely follow directions, and be timely and punctual. Vocalists should dress professionally (with modesty) and always follow the dress code (black attire) for Choral Masses.  The current time commitment is one rehearsal (Wednesday evening), and two Masses on Sunday (8am call).

Singers should be competent sight-readers, have excellent vocal control (straight tone), have experience reading Gregorian notation (neumes) - or be willing to quickly learn, have experience singing polyphony (4-8 part, 1-3 voices per part), and be able to handle learning a tremendous amount of music over the course of a year.

The Cathedral is especially interested in hiring musicians who are eager to advance the restoration of sacred music - mainly Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony - as well as those who desire to develop and promote the singing of English/Spanish chant.

Every Sung Mass at the Cathedral of SS Simon and Jude includes the singing of the propers of the Mass in some form. The Gregorian Kyriale and Missal chants are the only resources used for the ordinary of the Mass. Motets and Masses by Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria, Bruckner, Hassler, Lasso, etc. are employed on a weekly basis.  At 9am each Sunday the choir sings for a televised Mass that is watched by ~65,000 people (not including those who listen via radio and watch via the internet). Midnight Mass (Christmas eve) and Good Friday are also televised and are watched by a large television audience. The 11am Solemn Mass on Sundays has a long-standing tradition of singing many of the Gregorian propers from the Graduale Romanum. The clergy (Priests, Deacons, Bishops) of the Cathedral feel strongly about singing the Mass and sing all of the dialogues, prayers, etc. on a regular basis.

Additional income can be earned by cantoring at non-Choral masses (Tuesday and Saturday evenings, and on Holy Days), singing at funeral Masses, weddings, and various Diocesan events.

For more information or to apply, please contact Matthew J. Meloche, Director of Sacred Music:
602-242-1300 x116 ]]>
Concert: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir concert webcast Sat Jan 31 at 3 pm EST Anne Longmore, %29 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will conclude its fifth annual Conductors’ Symposium with a free community concert on January 31, at 3 pm at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto.  This concert will be webcast live over Livestream.  
The concert is a great opportunity to hear two internationally acclaimed Canadian choral groups – the large-scale Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Grammy-nominated chamber group the Elora Festival Singers, and to see five emerging conductors at the podium.  The five conductors from across North America participating in the Symposium are:
Christopher Dent of Grove City, Ohio
Susan Farrell of Edmonton, Alberta
Adam Kluck of Riverton, Wyoming
Gregory Rainville of Toronto, Ontario
John Wiens of Montreal, Quebec.
The program will include a diverse range of great choral music, from works by composers from Gabrieli, Bach, and Mozart to Rutter, Chilcott and Whitacre.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3 pm EST
The concert will also be webcast live at:
More info on the concert and Symposium:
Concert: Britten, Spring Symphony: Sunday, March 1 Jean Player, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000
The New England Philharmonic under the direction of Richard Pittman will present “Spring Awakening” featuring Benjamin Britten’s rarely performed Spring Symphony, the Boston premiere of John Harbison’s Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera and Aaron Copland’s beloved American ballet Appalachian Spring. The Spring Symphony will feature Chorus pro Musica and the Boston Children’s Chorus as well as soprano Sarah Pelletier, mezzo-soprano Krista River and tenor Ray Bauwens.
Event Date: Sunday, March 1, 2015
Time: 4pm
Location: MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge MA, USA 02139
Tickets: $40,$25 (seniors), $10 (students). General Admission.
Tickets and information:
Classified ad: Bass-Baritone Available Stephen Bradley, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000! I am a bass-baritone with a warm, bright, semi-large voice with little vibrato, easily capable of carrying a section. I work very well with volunteers. I have a solid range of low F to high G. I can easily sing bass, baritone, or second tenor and I'm a very capable sight reader. I have over 25 years experience in most denominations, including temple. I am looking for Church choir, secular chorus, sub, or cantor work. I would be available weekdays and weekends in Northern NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, and NE PA. Resume upon request. Thanks! ]]>Borrowing request: Rent Lauridsen Lux Aeterna Scores Robert Dicks, %29 %b %2015 %05:%Jan:%th 5JanGMT+0000 60 Lux Aeterna Choral Scores
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Lauridsen
Starting: March
For: 3 1/2 months
Copies: 60
Willing to rent: Yes
The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is looking to rent 40-60 copies of Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna choral scores. 
Classified ad: Need Teachers for New School Gail Cavanaugh, %29 %b %2015 %02:%Jan:%th 2JanGMT+0000                                                           
My music school is expanding and we need muisc and voice teachers  as well as people who are experienced in theater.  We will have a physical location as well as an on-line school.  Need at least two years experince.  Children are ages 6 and up.  We do a small amount of adults.  We are planning on building a large childrens choir and having performances.  If interested, please contact me at 401-297-6681.
Concert: Women of Song Arlene Jillard, %29 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 Canadian Men's Chorus presents Canadian Women of Song, celebrating female composers, lyricists and characters in a broad spectrum of primarily Canadian choral works written for men's voices.  Featuring composers Diane Loomer, Stephanie Martin, Eleanor Daley and many more. Sharing the stage with the CMC is the incomparable Anna Atikinson, commissioned composer and guest artist and musician extraordinaire.  Tickets $20 - $30 at  Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto Ontario, 7:30 PM ]]>Announcement: New York City Jazz Festival 2015 Jason Draper, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Manhattan Concert Productions’ New York City Jazz Festival culminates in an evening performance featuring Caleb Chapman’s Voodoo Orchestra. For over a decade, Caleb Chapman has been turning heads with his professional bands made up of unlikely members – young musicians aged 13-18. Not only have these bands caught the attention of audiences on the world stage, but some of the greatest musicians on the scene today including Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, AC/DC, Tower of Power, the Neon Trees, Journey, and Genesis, to name just a few.

For more information on how your instrumental & vocal jazz ensemble can join us in 2015, email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.

Concert: Fauré: “Requiem” & Haydn: “Lord Nelson Mass” Jason Draper, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | 7th Avenue & West 57th Street, New York,NY 10019

Delight in an evening of Classic Masterworks when Manhattan Concert Productions presents the Fauré Requiem and Haydn Lord Nelson Mass this spring at one of the greatest halls in the world, Carnegie Hall.

From its ominous “Intro” and “Kyrie” to the delicate and famous soprano aria Pie Jesu, Fauré’s exquisite Requiem is the best known of his large works and a staple of choral-orchestral repertoire; This impressive work will be led by Maestro Jeffrey Benson.

The concert will also feature Haydn’s riveting Lord Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis or “Mass for troubled times”), under the baton of Maestro Thomas Bookhout.  Lord Nelson Mass has been hailed as Haydn’s overall greatest masterpiece. From its terrifying opening movement of confusion to its overall joyful transformation, the mood drastically shifts between movements, ending with a beautiful and peaceful setting of “Agnus Dei”.

The Masterworks Festival Chorus, esteemed soloists, and the full forces of the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, will perform both of these impressive masterworks.

Don’t miss this exciting evening of Classic Masterworks at world-renowned Carnegie Hall!

To learn more about participating on this concert, please email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.

Concert: Mozart: “Solemn Vespers, K. 339″ Jason Draper, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | 7th Avenue & West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Considered one of Mozart’s more conservative works, Solemn Vespers (Vesperae solennes de confessore) was one of his final compositions for the Salzburg Cathedral in 1780.  Containing energetic rhythms and a bold harmonic palette, this creative work will be performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and prominent soloists, with the full forces of the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, led by guest conductor Bruce Chamberlain.

The concert will also feature the National Festival Chorus with guest conductor Jonathan Reed  in a fantastic selection of handpicked choral works.

MCP welcomes you to legendary Carnegie Hall for this memorable choral concert!

To learn more about participating on this concert, please email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.

Concert: National Festival Chorus Jason Draper, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center | 1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

The evening will feature singers from across the United States in a wonderful array of choral classics, all under the baton of guest conductor and American composer Rollo Dilworth. Dilworth is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy at Boyer College and has been invited to conduct choirs throughout the U.S. and abroad. As a composer, over 150 of his choral compositions and arrangements have been published.

Also on the evening’s concert is the all-professional Manhattan Chorale conducted by Craig Arnold and Pittsburgh State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Craig Fuchs.

Don’t miss the National Festival Chorus at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center!

To learn more about participating on this concert, please email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.

Announcement: The voice of Wealth Natalia Kazlova, %29 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000ón del evento


The competition is held in the picturesque place of Catalonia – in a national modern theater, at Lloret de Mar.

The Gala concert of festival-competition “Voice Of Wealth” will be held on the stage of the amazing Catholic church of Santa Maria
The high arches of the temple and the adjusted proportion alone provide the perfect vocal sound.

The listeners and the performers themselves derive great pleasure from the acoustics embedded in the architecture of the building itself.

  • Creating a creative atmosphere for professional networking of participants of the festival, exchange of experiences and repertoire
  • Joint performances of professional and amateur choral collectives from around the world
  • Creating a networking atmosphere between participants of the festival and the audience to create future contacts in the field of choral singing
  • Discovery of new names and talents in the field of choral singing
  • Involvement of music producers and managers to organize follow-concert activity of participants
  • Choral collectives and ensembles from around the world can take part in the festival
  • Choirs can be mixed, men’s, woman’s or children (the number of participants is not limited)
  • Vocal ensembles from 3 people can take part in the Festival
  • Professional and amateur collectives may participate
  • Collectives of different age categories may participate in the festival 
  • till 10 years
  • 11 till 15 years
  • 16 till 20 years
  • 21 years and over
  • Participants should present two performances of different character with the total duration of 10 minutes
  • It is possible to perform with musical accompaniment or a cappella
  • Performances should meet generally accepted standards of stage culture 
  • Participants should bring their own musical instruments and bear all costs associated with their transportation

All participants of the competition are awarded with international diplomas.

The participants of the competition are given the following title:

  • Grand Prix possessor
  • 1st degree winner
  • 2nd degree winner
  • 3rd degree winner
  • Award winner
  • Participant of the competition

Winners of the competition are awarded with corresponding certificates, confirming the title.

Sponsors have the right to set up additional prizes and awards independently from the rewarding jury.


The organizational committee of the competition chooses the members of the international jury.

The jury rates the performances of the competition by voting secretly on a scale of one to ten.

The main evaluation criteria judges on the executive level and skill.

  • Technical skills: Intonation, rhythmics, phrasing, build, ensemble, execution accuracy of the musical text and pronunciation
  • Artistic skills: Tempo, dynamics, text interpretation, emotion, expressiveness, stylistic fidelity and quality sounding of the chorus
  • Programm presentation: Selection of repertoir, complexity of execution, general impression for collective and appearance (suits)

The decisions of the jury are final.

  • DAY 1 – Arrival in Barcelona. Transfer to Costa Brava, where the Festival will be conducted. Accommodation in hotel, relax and depending on the arrival time, meeting with festival organizers, getting to know the festival program and presentation of the excursion program.


  • DAY 2 – Breakfast. Depending on the arrival time of participants on the first day, meeting with festival organizers, getting to know the festival program and presentation of the excursion program. Rehearsal, lunch, rehearsal. In the evening – meeting of the participants – entertaining program. An excursion of your choice can be organized.


  • DAY 3 – Breakfast. Visit of bazaar of the town. Rehearsal. In the evening – Festival opening.


  • DAY 4 – Breakfast. Excursion to beautiful and historical capital of Catalonia – Barcelona. Dinner.


  • DAY 5 – Breakfast. Choice of spending an unforgettable day in one of the best attraction parks in Europe – “Port Aventura”.


  • DAY 6 – Breakfast. Rehearsal. Free time, Gala Concert. Dinner.


  • DAY 7 – Breakfast. Excursion to the sacred Monastery Montserrat – where you can enjoy the famous Choir boys.


  • DAY 8 – Breakfast. Departure (Room Check-out till 10am). Transfer to airport.

The program can be changed.

All excursions on request and for an additional payment.

  • Stay in a 3 stars hotel in double-, triple- or single rooms. The hotel is located 60 km from Barcelona Airport and 35 km from Girona Airport. It is located in the city centre, 800 meters from a beach
  • 2x food service per day (breakfast and dinner. Drinks can be ordered for an additional payment). If you would like a three times food service it can be arranged for an extra payment
  • Prizes and gifts
  • International Diplomas
  • Diplomas and gifts from the city
  • An official invitation
  • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!
  • Opportunity to visit the best places in Costa Brava (a big spectrum of excursions is offered for an additional payment)
  • Visa
  • Medical insurance
  • Transport charges
  • Transfer Barcelona/ Girona Airport – hotel – Barcelona/ Girona Airport. If you wish, we can arrange a transfer for an additional payment. Participants arriving separately should pay separately
  • 4 hours rest on a sailing catamaran, includes food and drinks + swimming in a wild bay
  • Water attractions park
  • Excursion to Barcelona + fountains
  • Excursion to the Montserrat monastery
  • Knights tournament
  • Show Flamenco “La Siesta”
  • Theme park “Port Aventura”
  • Excursion to Girona – Dali Museum


Not later than one month before Festival start

  • to download the competition application form
  • to fill it out using printed letters and to send it to our e-mail address:

If you are interested in our programs - please contact us in any way convenient for you and we shall answer all your questions and send you the detailed information and conditions of the festival.

Concert: Gloriae Dei Cantores Winter Chamber Concert Sr. Melody Edmonson, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
In our stress-filled lives, how do we carve out time for peace and reflection? When was the last time you fully experienced beauty? Join us for an evening chamber concert with Gloriae Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, March 6 & 7, as the critically acclaimed choir presents early Renaissance music by Palestrina, de Lassus, and others, and Poulenc's stunning "Motets for the Season of Lent." Let your heart be uplifted and your spirit renewed by exquisite music that has echoed through the centuries.  For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or visit
Concert: Gloriae Dei Cantores Winter Chamber Concert Sr. Melody Edmonson, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
In our stress-filled lives, how do we carve out time for peace and reflection? When was the last time you fully experienced beauty? Join us for an evening chamber concert with Gloriae Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, March 6 & 7, as the critically acclaimed choir presents early Renaissance music by Palestrina, de Lassus, and others, and Poulenc's stunning "Motets for the Season of Lent." Let your heart be uplifted and your spirit renewed by exquisite music that has echoed through the centuries.  For tickets, call 508-240-2400, or visit
Concert: Gloriae Dei Cantores Winter Chamber Concert Sr. Melody Edmonson, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
In the midst of a deep, cold winter, experience an evening of warmth and light as Gloriae Dei Cantores opens its Winter Chamber Series at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans. The internationally acclaimed choir will present the pure, luminous music of the early Renaissance in sacred works that tell of the life and teachings of Christ. February 6 & 7, Gloriae Dei Cantores presents chamber concerts of early Renaissance music. As one reviewer said, "Be transported to a timeless place of eternal beauty." For tickets, call 508-240-2400 or visit
Concert: Gloriae Dei Cantores Winter Chamber Concert Sr. Melody Edmonson, %29 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
In the midst of a deep, cold winter, experience an evening of warmth and light as Gloriae Dei Cantores opens its Winter Chamber Series at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans. The internationally acclaimed choir will present the pure, luminous music of the early Renaissance in sacred works that tell of the life and teachings of Christ. February 6 & 7, Gloriae Dei Cantores presents chamber concerts of early Renaissance music. As one reviewer said, "Be transported to a timeless place of eternal beauty." For tickets, call 508-240-2400 or visit
Concert: The Philadelphia Singers: Myths and Magic, Voice of Storytelling Talia Fisher, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000 Philadelphia Singers presents the East Coast premiere of “The Radio Hour” by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, choreography by Seán Curran (choreographer at Opera Philadelphia). This innovative choral opera is paired with Menotti's “The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and The Manticore."
Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28 at 7:30pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets online at
Concert: The Philadelphia Singers: Myths and Magic, Voice of Storytelling Talia Fisher, %29 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000
The Philadelphia Singers presents the East Coast premiere of “The Radio Hour” by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, choreography by Seán Curran (choreographer at Opera Philadelphia). This innovative choral opera is paired with Menotti's “The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and The Manticore."
Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28 at 7:30pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets online at
Groups sales discounts and $10 student tickets.
Classified ad: New group forming in Metro Denver! Melanie Starkman, %28 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000 sixteen singers, four each section to include two who can vocal beatbox, for new group forming in the Denver Metro Area!  We will be performing the classical repertoire as well as Pentatonix, Sissel, Chanticleer, and exploring the boundaries of the human voice.  Singers must be comfortable in singing in small groups and from anywhere in the concert hall.  Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18 in the evening.   Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 3, 7 pm.  Director, Melanie Starkman, holds a Master of Music degree from Scarritt Graduate School and has studied with Dr. Sandra Willetts, Robert Shaw, and Helmut Rilling.  Melanie has conducted choirs in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, California and New Orleans.  To schedule an audition, please contact Melanie at 720-383-0801. ]]>Forum message: Mid-year retention letter Bruce Rockwell, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 wanted to offer up one tool that I use to retain choir students. I send this letter to the parents of all first-time students, right around this time of year. Mostly that means the parents of freshmen but I send it to some sophomores and juniors too. This letter was based on a similar letter I found in Scott Lang's materials (which are awesome by the way). Over the years I've tweaked it to be more specific to my own message.
I used to send the retention letter out as an email blast, but I feel that it's important enough, so I'll spend a little money to send it out via smail mail. Who reads emails these days?
Concert: Robert Ray: “Gospel Mass” Jason Draper, %28 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | 7th Avenue & West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Revel in Robert Ray’s joyous choral masterpiece Gospel Mass this March at legendary Carnegie Hall. Performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus and soloists, with the full forces of the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. Enjoy the infectious joy offered in this contemporary mass, with esteemed guest conductor Anton Armstrong.

Ray’s Gospel Mass combines the joyous styles of contemporary African American music with the traditional liturgical setting of the mass in a non-traditional manner. All six anthems in this contemporary mass combine to form a truly powerful and uplifting musical experience.

Manhattan Concert Productions also presents the National Festival Chorus with guest conductor Jerry Blackstone in a fantastic collection of choral works.

Don’t miss Ray’s moving Gospel Mass and a thrilling array of choral works at world-renowned Carnegie Hall.

Tickets starting at $20!

Tickets will go on sale for this concert on Friday, January 30 at 11:00am.


Manhattan Concert Productions

(212) 279-1147 |

Announcement: I'm looking concert tour for Legatto 7 vocal band. Yolmer Hurtado R., %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 regard.
I am musician, choir conductor, and I want to share one of my projects because we have succeeded internationally visit Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain. Right now I'm looking in USA, and Europe who can take care of enabling a concert tour of our group. I would like to you may read the information attached to him, and tell me if you have the opportunity to lend these services, or you know any person or organization that interests do.
Legatto 7 is a capella vocal band with which took nearly 16 years of existence, and are pioneers in Colombia in exploring human voice as a single instrument innovation has enabled the broad national and international projection of the group. We believe that music and voices, we can build a better country and a better society. And that is why we want more and more people can enjoy our concerts, insurance unforgettable artistic experience for each person in the audience will receive:
Legatto 7 offer with you music, the ability to bring to each of those attending our concerts from around the world, different times, and moments of their lives, thanks to the diverse repertoire that is part of our show, added to innovative and challenging way to present both musically as theatrically. I work for others, applauded at international venues such as Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain. And an outstanding career in different national settings in which he has acted; triumphing in major Colombian Andean music festivals such as the National Festival of Mono Núñez, National Bambuco Festival, Festival Nacional del Pasillo Colombiano among others. He has performed in cities like Bogotá, Manizales, Popayan, Cali, Pereira, Armenia, Bucaramanga and Ibague; arriving at venues such as the Teatro Colón, Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, Sala de concierto de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Auditorio León de Greiff, among others (!lnea- de-time / ctb8). With two musical productions titled "Ser" and "Gozadera Vocal", which reflect the commitment to explore, create and adapt music that break with the patterns of vocal and choral music; to enrich the musical development of our country.
Without further ado, I would open the roads of the imagination to a show like ours:
"If someone unsuspecting listening to music Legatto 7 on the radio, it could ensure that this is a big band jazz, pop, son, bossa nova, rock and Colombian music, but nothing could be further from the truth. Even after listening carefully several times, it is amazing that this band made up of four men and two women, do not use any musical instrument in his performances. "
And the instruments ... why? The voices of Legatto 7 can be converted from one moment to another in a set of Latin percussion or guitar in a salsa or a rock band, a trumpet or bass, in a battery or a trombone. Anything can happen in their show's.
In the following Link's you can see through the web excerpts of our musical work.
In style RCN
Yamid interview questions:
Thank you for your attention. I look forward to your communication and feedback on the proposal.
Yolmer Hurtado Ramírez ♪
Representante y Barítono Legatto 7 Banda Vocal
Celular: (+57) 300 2835710
Director Coral / Licenciado en Música
Especialista en Gerencia y Gestión Cultural
Bogotá - Colombia - Sur América
Borrowing request: Need string parts for Mozart's Sancta Maria, Mater Dei John Newell, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 String parts (one copy each) for Sancta Maria, Mater Dei K. 273
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Mozart
Starting: April 1, 2015
For: Eight weeks
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Our community chorus, Quoddy Voices, in Eastport, Maine will be performing this wonderful Mozart motet on May 17.
Thanks, John Newell
Borrowing request: Coronation Mass Wayland Rogers, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 realized organ continuo part
Composer/Arranger/Edition: mozart
Starting: March 1
For: 2 weeks
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
Looking for Mozart's Coronation Mass K.317 realized organ continuo part
Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries - First Presbyterian Church - South Lyon, MI Mike Horlocker, %28 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of South Lyon
Director of Music
Accountable to:         Session through the Administrative Committee
                                    Supervision by the Pastor/Head of Staff
Hours per Week:       Fifteen (15) hours per week yearly average under salary
                                    3 Sundays vacation
Overall Function:      Develop a meaningful musical program to enhance the spiritual substance and atmosphere of all worship services.
  1. Direct and rehearse the Chancel and Bell Choirs. (Normally, choirs do not perform between mid-June and Labor Day.)
  2. Responsible for providing and playing music for every Sunday worship service, special worship services, and special choir performances (Cantatas, Musicals, Tenebrae Service, etc.). Sunday music includes but is not limited to Prelude, Introit, Anthem, Offertory, Benediction, and Postlude. Weddings and funerals are also included in responsibilities.
  3. Approve all special music (accompany if necessary).
  4. Overall responsibility for children’s music programs.
  5. Order, maintain, and organize all music as necessary.
  6. Participate, as required, in community ecumenical services.
  7. Attend staff meetings.
  8. Be responsible for maintenance of all musical instruments.
  9. Be responsible for the care and maintenance of the sound system and all microphones, music stands, monitors, and any other accessory equipment.
  10. With the pastor, staff the monthly Worship and Music committee meetings.
  11. Schedule substitute Organist/Accompanist when needed.
  12. All vacations should be scheduled between mid-June and Labor Day, unless approved by Pastor/Head of Staff.
Send resume to: First Presbyterian Church of South Lyon, 205 E. Lake St., MI 48178 
or send via email to:
Classified ad: bass section leader Elisabeth Gray, %28 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 Anne's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, MA seeks a bass section leader for its 20-voice Adult Choir.  Candidates must exhibit a blending voice, excellent sight-reading skills, and a cheerful attitude.  Sunday rehearsal @ 9:00 a.m. / service @ 10:00. $75 per service.  Thursday rehearsals - 7:30-9:15 p.m.  $25 per rehearsal.  Contact Buffy Gray to arrange an audition: ]]>Classified ad: alto section leader Elisabeth Gray, %28 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 Anne's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, MA seeks an alto section leader for its 20-voice Adult Choir.  Candidates must exhibit a blending voice, excellent sight-reading skills, and a cheerful attitude.  Sunday rehearsal @ 9:00 a.m./ service @ 10:00.  $75 per service.  Thursday rehearsals: 7:30-9:15 p.m. $25 per rehearsal.  Contact Buffy Gray to arrange an audition: ]]>Concert: Mozart: “Coronation Mass” Jason Draper, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall | 7th Avenue & West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Don’t miss Coronation Mass (Krönungsmesse), one of Mozart’s most popular masses and an overall exuberant work, performed at Carnegie Hall this spring. Featuring the Masterworks Festival Chorus and prominent soloists, with the full forces of the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, and Maestro Z. Randall Stroope.

Maestro Stroope is one of the most active choral conductors and composers working today with recent conducting engagements in Rome, England, Germany, Austria, Washington, D.C., and five performances at the Vatican in the past four years.

The concert will include a selection of handpicked choral favorites, all performed by the National Festival Chorus, with guest conductor Jefferson Johnson.

Tickets starting at $20!

Delight in this wonderful evening of classic choral works at one of the greatest halls in the world, Carnegie Hall.


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Concert: Duruflé: “Requiem” Jason Draper, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 8, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage @ Carnegie Hall | 7th Ave. & West 57th St., New York, NY 10019

Bask in the glory of Duruflé’s thrilling Requiem with esteemed guest conductor Karen Kennedy. Performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus, soprano soloist and the all-professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, this Requiem is some of the most beautiful music ever written. The use of themes from Gregorian chant throughout, results in utterly spellbinding movements.

The National Festival Chorus led by esteemed guest conductor Paul Rardin will also perform a wonderful selection of eclectic choral works.

Tickets starting at $20!

Don’t miss this fantastic concert at legendary Carnegie Hall!


Manhattan Concert Productions

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Concert: Ellingboe: “Requiem” Jason Draper, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Louis Cathedral | 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116

Manhattan Concert Productions presents Bradley Ellingboe’s magnificent Requiem with the Cathedral Festival Chorus, members of a professional local orchestra and soloists, under the direction of the composer himself at the historic St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

Ellingboe’s breathtaking Requiem has been conducted more than 200 times and first received its world premiere in 2010 at legendary Carnegie Hall. Ellingboe draws from the traditional Latin Mass text with additional poems by John Donne and George Herbert in Requiem.

Don’t miss Ellingboe’s Requiem at St. Louis Cathedral, one of New Orleans’ most notable landmarks!

Please note that this concert will not be ticketed. Free-will donations are encouraged. Seating is General Admission. 

To learn more about participating on this concert, please email or call (877) or (212) 279-1147.

Concert: Broadway In Concert: Parade Jason Draper, %28 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The TONY Award-winning score from Parade will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015.  Three-time TONY Award winner and original composer, Jason Robert Brown will conduct a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nominee Gary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor.



ERIC ANDERSON, as Officer Starnes/Middle-Aged Man From Valdosta/Chain Gang Guard

LAURA BENANTI, as Lucille Frank

RACHEL DE BENEDET, as Sally Slaton

ALAN CAMPBELL, as Governor John Slaton



ALVIN CRAWFORD, as Newt Lee/Riley 

CHARLIE FRANKLIN, as Young Soldier / Frankie Epps

DAVIS GAINES, as Old Soldier / Judge Roan

JOSHUA HENRY, as Jim Conley 


JOHN JELLISON, as Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy 

ANDREA JONES-SOJOLA, as Minnie McKnight / Angela / Nina Formby



ERIC LEVITON, as Policeman/Prison Guard/Jury Foreman

ANDY MIENTUS, as Britt Craig

EMERSON STEELE, as Mary Phagan



Musical Supervision by Tom Murray

Conducted by Jason Robert Brown

Stage Direction by Gary Griffin


Creative Team includes: Beowulf Boritt, Set and Projection Designer; Jeff Croiter, Lighting Designer; Jon Weston, Sound Designer;  Caite Hevner Kemp, Projection Designer; Georgia Stitt, Associate Music Director; Kristen Harris, Production Stage Manager; Timothy R. Semon, Stage Manager; Josh Millican, Associate Sound Designer;  Telsey + Company / Craig Burns, CSA, Casting;  Juniper Street Productions, Production Manager.

Following the success of Titanic earlier this year, and Ragtime in 2013, Manhattan Concert Productions will bring the Drama Desk and TONY Award-winning score of Parade back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. This concert performance of Parade will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States; the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra; and a full professional Broadway cast.

With a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, a score by Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by Tony Award winner Harold Prince, Parade tells a controversial story of the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, GA.  Parade was Brown’s first Broadway production. Of his score, Variety wrote [it] “draws on a variety of influences, from pop-rock to folk to rhythm and blues and gospel.”

Tickets, starting at $50, are currently on sale and may be purchased by visiting; visiting; calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500; or visiting the Avery Fisher Hall box office at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street).


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Forum message: mens choir recruiting flyer Bruce Rockwell, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 any of you have a good flyer that you'd be willing to share for recruiting into a high school men's choir? ]]>Classified ad: Bass section leader needed (Milwaukee, WI) Kevin Bailey, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000

Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N Santa Monica Blvd. in Fox Point.

Rehearsals: Thursday evenings, 7 p.m.

Worship services: Sundays, 9:00 a.m. (8:30 warm-up)

A bass is needed to complete a quartet of paid section leaders who sing as part of a 30‑voice ensemble.

The Chancel Choir sings seasonally, September through May, with occasional Sundays off.

Applicants should possess strong sight‑reading skills and ability to be a team player. Additional paid opportunities include solos for weddings and funerals as scheduled.

Future projects for 2015 include Messiah (part one) for December.

Position is currently open.

To receive a detailed job description and schedule an audition, please contact Kevin Bailey, Director of Worship and Music,  at 414‑352‑8990,



Announcement: Choral Composers' Masterclass - Deadline Approaching! Ellen Gilson Voth, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000’ Masterclass – March 28, 2015

The professional chamber choir Novi Cantori announces a composition masterclass on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Westfield, MA. This special event will explore works in progress, with the director and singers of Novi Cantori providing feedback to the composers present.

This masterclass builds on the success of our Call for Scores last season. It is aimed especially for advanced undergraduate, graduate and young professional composers who value the opportunity to hear their music performed by an outstanding choir and receive feedback on their work and approach to choral composition.

maximum of 5 composers will be selected. These composers will be announced on the Novi Cantori website and in our spring season publicity, and their works may be considered for future performance.

Composers who submitted works for last year’s Call for Scores are eligible to apply. For this masterclass, composers should be within reasonable travel distance of Westfield, MA if selected. Decisions about the number of composers and the repertoire selected are final.

Composers who submit materials by January 31, 2015 will receive first consideration. Materials will be accepted through February 15, 2015 pending space available in the masterclass. 

To apply, composers should submit the following by email (preferred) or mail, for consideration:

1) A separate sheet with complete contact information (name/address/phone #/email address), short biography and works list

2) Examples of one or two choral works (compositions or arrangements) for SATB choir that are in progress. They may be accompanied or unaccompanied works, based on a sacred or secular text. Completed works, published or unpublished, will not be considered. The work submitted should have a section that stands sufficiently by itself, but has not have been previously performed.

Each piece should:

- be a fully legible score, with accompaniment (if applicable). If an unaccompanied piece, the scores should include a keyboard reduction of the vocal lines.

- show proof of clearance to use text (if not in the public domain)

- include a short statement (2-3 sentences) about the composer’s choice of text, concept of the piece, aspects that have come naturally in the process of writing, and areas of challenge

- include an audio or midi recording (mp3 or CD) – not required but recommended

Scores should be submitted as PDFs (not as notation files).

3) the name and contact information (phone #/email) of a reference who can speak to the composer’s musicianship, skills in writing and responsiveness to critique in a masterclass setting.

All materials should be sent to: Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, Artistic Director, at (preferred) or by mail to: Novi Cantori, P.O. 39, Agawam, MA  01001. “Application for masterclass” should be in the email subject line or on the outside envelope.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


There is no cost to apply for participation. However, composers selected to participate must be able to travel to Westfield, MA to attend the masterclass, and pay the $50 masterclass registration fee.

Deadline to apply: Feb. 15, 2015. For most consideration, composers should apply by Jan. 31, 2015.


Announcement: Sing Dvořák, Rutter, Brubeck, and more, in the world-renowned Smetana Hall, June 27-July 1, 2016 Bill Bergeman, %28 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 Prague Choral Celebration: A Trio of Te Deums will celebrate the great heritage of Czech musical inspiration. This choral festival will take place June 27-July 1, 2016, and will feature a large chorus consisting of individual singers and mixed-voice choirs. 
Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Gluck, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler were among the many working artists from across the European continent to visit Prague in order to draw inspiration from this musical Mecca, as well as seek fame by having their works premiered before the shrewd musical public in this great center of European musical life.
Three days of rehearsals under the baton of esteemed choral conductor Dr. William Skoog, Director of Choral Studies at Rhodes College will culminate in a grand performance at the stunning Smetana Hall at the Municipal House – home of the Prague Symphony Orchestra.  The chorus will perform outstanding choral works by Dvořák, Rutter, Brubeck, and more.
Concert: Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota touring your city 2015 Gordon Moe, %28 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 Choralist,
The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota under the
direction of Rene Clausen will be guest conducted by
Michael Smith during their 2015 Southeastern National Tour.
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Tornstrom Auditorium
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Asheville, NC
Sunday, February 22 - 4:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church
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Columbia, SC
Monday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
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Savannah, GA
Tuesday, February 24 - 7:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Ascension
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Jacksonville Beach, FL
Wednesday, February 25 - 7:30 pm
Palms Presbyterian Church
Free concert presented by Palms Presbyterian Fine Arts Series.
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Tampa, FL
Thursday, February 26 - 7:00 pm
Palma Ceia Presbyterian
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Naples, FL
Friday, February 27 - 7:30 PM
Moorings Presbyterian Church
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Pompano Beach, FL
Saturday, February 28 - 7:30 pm
The Pink Church First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach
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Orlando, FL
Sunday, March 1 - 7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
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Gainesville, FL
Tuesday, March 3 - 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church
Free admission
Concert offering will benefit Family Promise of Gainesville
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Atlanta, GA
Wednesday, March 4 - 7:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
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Birmingham, AL
SPECIAL collaboration with Birmingham Boys Choir
Thursday, March 5 - 7:00 PM
Shades Crest Baptist Church
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Nashville, TN
Friday, March 6 - 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
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Roseville, MN
Saturday, March 7 - 7:30 pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
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Moorhead, MN
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 4:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium
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The Concordia Choir
Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
Announcement: PHILIP STOPFORD When I survey the wondrous cross PUBLISHED MorningStar Music Philip Stopford, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 profound and elegant setting of this great Lenten text. The composer captures all of the emotion inherent in this text and gives the choir some glorious moments. A very effective composition.
Announcement: NEW Philip Stopford Mass of St Luke the Evangelist published by MorningStar Music Philip Stopford, %28 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 Stopford's new Mass setting for assembly, cantor, SATB voices and organ was commissioned for St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Richmond Heights, Missouri, to commemorate the parish's Centennial. It is a complete setting: Penitential Act (four options), Gloria (through composed), Sprinkling Rite, Gospel Acclamations (Alleluia and Lenten acclamations), Universal Prayer, Eucharistic Acclamations and Lamb of God. Latin settings of the Gloria, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are also included. While Mr. Stopford's compositional style has the broad sweep of English church music, his flair for melody keeps it accessible for assembly. Movements such as the Holy, Holy are set creatively and will remain fresh after years of singing. Parts for brass quintet and timpani on the major movements add to a festive rendition.
Scores available here
Announcement: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis | Matthew Cann | MusicSpoke Aliana Kae, %28 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 perfect blend of old and new, "it has the ancient feeling of chant with all the odd turns that sound at once ancient and modern. The way Matt uses the clusters in the homophonic sections is particularly wonderful."
Read more on MusicSpoke's new blog and get your Score of the Week every Thursday!
Hear it. See it. Buy Matt Cann's stirring Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis today!
Forum message: Rutter Requiem - organ part Christian Fogh Hauskov, %28 %b %2015 %11:%Jan:%th 11JanGMT+0000 everybody,
I am doing a performance of John Rutters Requiem (ensemble version), but do not yet have the full score. I wonder if some of you, who have experience with this work, could tell me: should the organ part be played on a church organ or on a chamber organ (without pedal)?
I will be grateful for any response!
C. Hauskov - Church of Our Lady - Kalundborg - Denmark 
Concert: Bach; Mass in B minor alex murchie, %28 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 Gateshead
7.30 pm
Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir.
Newcastle Baroque.
Mhairi Lawson(soprano)
Robin Blaze (alto)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Johnny Herford ( baritone)
Eric Cross (conductor)
The Newcastle Bach Choir is joined by some of Europe’s finest early music soloists and period instrumentalists to celebrate its 100th anniversary season. Bach’s great setting of the Mass mixes intricate choruses and captivating arias to create one of the pinnacles of the choral repertoire. 
Announcement: INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL LONDON 2015 Helmut Engel, %28 %b %2015 %12:%Jan:%th 12JanGMT+0000

The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of The Royal College of Music London on Saturday,
the 24th of October 2015.

We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel.
It is a festival, no contest.
Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.

Extra concert at a Church in the City of London.
End of registration is the 1st of April 2015.


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Forum message: band AND choir: Can you do both? Thomas Yearsley, %28 %b %2015 %05:%Jan:%th 5JanGMT+0000 is a question that will no doubt ignite a lively debate:
Can and should one music educator teach Choir AND Band? if so when and how?
I have studied instrumental music for most of my life but fell in love with choral music soon after I finished college. Most of my training is in instrumental music but most of my professional expireince is with choral music.  I love band and choir equally and I want to teach them both. What do the good people of the forums say about the matter? Can one music teacher effectivley teach Band AND Choir?  I understand that most choir directors feel strongly about the subject. 
Thank you.
Thomas Yearsley
Teacher Credential Candidate
Director of Music
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Livermore CA
Forum message: Organist Emeritus Mike Walag, %28 %b %2015 %02:%Jan:%th 2JanGMT+0000 church is wanting to give this honor to our organist of 43 years service.  Do you have any suggestions on ways to recognize this honor?  Is there a certain protocol to be followed?  We are planning a reception, but what else should be included?  Any ideas would be appreciated.
Forum message: High School, Full Time Accompanist Pay Shawn Lawton, %27 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000 answer these questions if you fortunate enough to have/have had  (or are/were) a full time accompanist at a high school. I am considering "full time" to imply accompanying all choirs (in our case there are 4 choirs, each meeting for 72 minutes), plus concerts. It is a very demanding program with high expectations, challenging literature and nearly 300 singers each day sing in the choirs. 
1. Is your accompanist paid by the hour or a yearly salary? 
2. What is the rate of pay for the above?
I am advocating for a full time accompanist and to be paid a fair wage and am looking for something to compare to...Thanks! I did a search for this but only found one thread and it didn't provide the info I am really seeking. 
Borrowing request: Urgent: Need to rent/buy "Three Precious Gifts" (SSA) by Baksa Jeffrey Delman, %27 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 Choral octavo: Three Precious Gifts (SSA)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Robert Baksa
Starting: ASAP
For: Now until mid-March if renting, also willing to buy
Copies: 5
Willing to rent: Yes
This particular contest piece is out of print and unavailable online anywhere. I would sincerely appreciate anyone who might have it in their existing library.
Jeff Delman
Director of Choirs
Monterey High School
Lubbock Independent School District
(806) 219-1946
Announcement: Sulasol reading session at 2015 National ACDA Conference Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, %27 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 will be conducting the Sulasol publisher's reading session at the National ACDA Conference in Salt Lake City. The repertoire will feature something old, something new, some of my stuff and a world premiere. Complimentary copies will be provided. The Sulasol booth is #223.
Salt Palace Room 150-G, Wednesday 25 February at 1.00 PM
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Helsinki, Finland
Forum message: When the Saints Go Marching In Rob Gerlach, %27 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 anybody recommend a choral arrangement of "When the Saints Go Marching In" with full orchestral accompaniment, and can include audience participation?  I have the John Rutter arrangement, but it only has a few instruments. Thanks!  Rob ]]>Concert: THE JUNCTION A CAPPELLA GROUP - INDONESIA CULTURAL TOUR 2015 Alexander Louiciano, %27 %b %2015 %09:%Jan:%th 9JanGMT+0000


in cooperation with


 The 2nd ITB International Choir Competition 2015

Erasmus Huis Jakarta

THE BLACK CAT Jazz & Blues Club - Jakarta 





 a cappella group from Netherland


They are here in Indonesia to take part in the festival, performing  a concert and share their knowledge and experience through masterclass, raising awareness and interest for a cappella performance.


MASTERCLASS  -  Thursday, Feb 5th 2015 – 10 a.m | Aula Barat ITB

This 2 hours  masterclass opened for  active group or individual participants and passive observers will bring out a comprehensive topic on acappella performance as one of the choral singing issue.  The session will begin with general introduction followed by separate simultaneous workshops on  jazz vocal singing, jazz music composition, beatboxing and jazz choir group studio by active participant in groups.

THE JUNCTION  5 vocalists with various background on jazz vocal and music education from Fontys Conservatorium Tilburg, Royal Conservatory The Hague, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Prins Klaus Conservatorium Groningen,  Utrecht Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music  offer an interesting choir studio as well as discussion on acappella singing aspects and any other choral singing topics.

Information &  Invitation :  Johanna Aliandoe   Mobile & Whatsapp-082310116648 / pin BB 23174DB2


EVENING CONCERT -  Friday, Feb 6th 2015 – 7.30 p.m | Aula Barat ITB

The Junction shares a passion for vocal harmonies and tight rhythms, while translating modern songs and classic into their own compositions. Their voices are used as strong and expressive instruments switching from modern jazz harmonies to crazy hip hop beats, and from dazzling solos to tight vocal.

In 2013, The Junction performed at Vokal Total Festival in Graz,  winning the award for Best Jazz Arrangement for ‘Singing in the Rain’. In September they went on a concert tour  in South Korea and to top off the year, the group supported an act for band ‘Handsome Poets’ in national Neverending Summer Club Tour

Information & Invitation :  Fify Rusli  - Mobile & Whatsapp-0818124959 / pin BB 7D4F6224


JAZZ ACAPPELLA NITE  -  Monday, Feb 9th 2015 – 8.00 p.m | THE BLACK CAT Jazz & Blues Club

The Junction will do a showcase of light jazz acappella programme within 60 minutes,  performing some interesting popular and modern songs in their interpretation  among the cozy ambience of good food, good music and good people  at the warm heart of Jakarta.

First Drink Charge –  150.000

Information & Reservation  :  
The Black Cat Jazz & Blues Club 
Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X-208/209, Jl. New Delhi-Pintu 1 Senayan Jakarta 10270.
Tel. 021-57901264
Contact person : Nichy - 085780755511

EVENING CONCERT Tuesday, Feb 10th 2015 – 7.30 p.m |  Erasmus Huis Jakarta

Information & Reservation  :

Erasmus Huis Jakarta | Pusat Kebudayaan Belanda Jakarta
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav S-3, Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12950
Tel. 021-5241069

Website :
Facebook page :  Erasmus Huis
Twitter : @erasmushuis
Forum message: am seeking simple site to manage church choir Mark Downey, %27 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%th 3JanGMT+0000 evening, 
I recently began a new church gig and would be interested in learning how other church directors manage their parish choirs. I know some savvy directors create their own web-site from Wix, for example. In this wonderful age of computers, I am looking for a simple way to share mp3 files, anthem schedules, calendar dates and other important information with the choir and other instrumentalists. Any ideas to share? The church is looking to redo their parish web-sites, but I am told that will take at least one year. I don't have that much time to waste. I need to get something up and running in the next 2-3 weeks.
Thank you
Mark Downey
Forum message: suggestions for collaboration with Flamenco dancer Ellie Armsby, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000 all,
I have the opportunity to include a noted flamenco dancer on an upcoming program themed around dance.  Do any of you have suggestions for possible SATB repertoire we might do with her?  Looking for any language and 2-5 minutes in duration. My community chorus is SATB, adults approx. 45 singers of medium ability level.
Thanks for any suggestions!
Ellie Armsby
Artistic Director
Rainbow Chorale of DE
Borrowing request: Need to borrow or rent orchestration David Smith, %27 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000 Behold the Risen Savior
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Joe E. Parks
Starting: As soon as possible
For: til Easter 2015
Copies: TBD
Willing to rent: Yes
Hi all -
I need to borrow or rent the orchestration for an older Easter Cantata - "Behold the Risen Savior" by Joe E. Parks.
It would be greatly appreciated if you can help me out. If so, please email me at
David Smith
Concert: CONCORA Presents "The Dream Concert" with Dr. Steven Sametz Ann Drinan, %27 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000 DREAM CONCERT
Sunday, February 1, 4:00 PM
Immanuel Congregational Church
10 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut

(Snow date, Monday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM)
Connecticut Choral Artists (CONCORA) is thrilled to present Dr. Steven Sametz in concert with CONCORA. The concert features a new composition by Dr. Sametz, “Un Bacio (A Kiss),” the first CONCORA commission supported by the newly-formed Richard M. Coffey Fund for the Advancement of the Choral Arts, in recognition of, and in honor of, Richard Coffey, CONCORA's founder and Artistic Director Emeritus. Dr. Sametz describes his commission, which is dedicated to Maestro Richard Coffey, as based on a Renaissance text that is a word play on "bacio," the Italian word for kiss. He offers it as a Valentine's Day present to CONCORA and our audience.
Watch a video of Dr. Sametz describing his new work.

The concert will also feature several other choral works by Dr. Sametz, as well as the world-premiere of his organ solo, Tenebrae factae sunt (There was darkness), performed by Dan Campolieta, and choral works by Ysaye Barnwell, Stephen Leek, Steven Stucky and Eric Whitacre.

Watch a video of Dr. Sametz describing the process of programming a choral concert.

Dr. Sametz is Director of Choral Studies at Lehigh University and Music Director of the Princeton Singers. He is the recent recipient of the University of Connecticut’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Music Composition Prize; his new work, A Child’s Requiem, will be premiered in Storrs in March.
Tickets: $50 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating, $25 for seniors, and $10 for students. 2-for-1 general seating tickets are available with the Let*s Go! Arts card. Order online at Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Dream Concert
Steven Sametz, Conductor
Dan Campolieta, Accompanist and Organist
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine                                                 Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
Pavane for the Nursery                                                                          Steven Sametz (b.1954)
I cannot Dance, O Lord                                                                          Steven Sametz
Un Bacio (A Kiss)                                                                                  Steven Sametz
(premiere of new work commissioned by CONCORA, with the support of
The Richard M. Coffey Fund for the Advancement of the Choral Arts
Knowee                                                                                                  Stephen Leek (b.1959)
Wanting Memories                                                                               Ysaye M. Barnwell (b.1946)
When Morning Comes                                                                          Steven Sametz
Tenebrae Facta Sunt – organ solo                                                         Steven Sametz
Dan Campolieta, organist
Winter Stars                                                                                         Steven Stucky (b.1949)
Dante's Dream                                                                                      Steven Sametz
Classified ad: Bass section leader at Westminster Presbyterian Church Barbara Prince, %26 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
Westminster Presbyterian has an immediate opening for a Bass 2 section leader: 
Wednesday Rehearsal:   6:30-8:30
Sunday Rehearsal and Service:   9:15-noon
Additional special services as called
Send resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Melanie Ohnstad, Minister of Music and the Arts
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403-2419
For more information contact Barbara Prince: 612-332-3421 x 214 or  
Concert: Vocal Point presents "Maximum A Capella" with special guests "The All-American Boys Chorus" Antonious Hanna, %26 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 join Vocal Point and The All-American Boys Chorus on March 27, 2015 at St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California. The concert will feature a performance by Brigham Young University's renowned nine man a capella group Vocal Point and a special guest apperance by The All-American Boys Chorus. See information below.
Date:Friday March 27, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church 600 St Andrews Road, Newport Beach, California 92663
Featured photo: Performing in Salt Lake City: Choral Arts Scott Dorsey, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 photo: Performing in Salt Lake City: Choral Arts Scott Dorsey, %26 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 ad: Tenor and Bass section leaders Edmund Murray, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church, Houston, TX announces immediate openings for Tenor and Bass section leaders.  As the Principal Church for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, Our Lady of Walsingham possesses the equivalent status of a cathedral and thus an important emphasis is placed on sacred music which reflects only the highest quality.  Repertoire spans a wide range of historical periods with a focus on Renaissance polyphony and music of the English cathedral tradition. Candidates should possess excellent skills in sight-reading, vocal production, choral blend and general musicianship. Understanding and appreciation for Catholic liturgy as well as familiarity with Anglican and Gregorian chant is expected.  Must be able to work well in collaboration with both professional and volunteer singers. Regular schedule includes Wednesday evening rehearsals and two Sunday Masses. Competitive compensation with opportunities for additional remuneration for extra services.
For more information, contact
Edmund G. Murray  
Organist and Choirmaster
Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
7809 Shadyvilla Lane
Houston, TX 77055
(713) 683-9407
Classified ad: Cordus Mundi seeks soprano and alto Friends Rick Rosen, %26 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 a cappella group Cordus Mundi will be finishing our current concert season on June 14, 2015 with "Cordus and Friends", a mostly SATB, mostly a cappella program under the direction of our highly respected colleague and guest conductor Dr. David Fryling, Hofstra University. We are looking for additional sopranos and altos to join us for this project. Repertoire includes pieces by Bruckner, Byrd, Stanford, Orban, Finzi, and more. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in Solebury, PA, beginning on March 30. For additional information, contact Cordus Mundi artistic driector Rick Rosen. ]]>Concert: Verdi Requiem Andrea Macy, %26 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000
One of the most frequently performed and recognizable major choral works, Verdi’s Requiem unleashes the dramatic fervor of opera with a full symphony orchestra, large mixed chorus and compelling solo performances.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Tickets On Sale Now!
Call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or Visit
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Announcement: Bubbles - SSAATTBB and bubbles - by Bill Heigen Bill Heigen, %26 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000

"Bubbles is a fun, light-hearted piece that's enjoyable for both the singers and audience. The lyrical lines are clear and the harmonies stirring. Even though it's for 8 part chorus, the writing makes it is accessible for choirs of a variety of skill levels. The best part, however, is the improvisation section in the middle. This is a great way to get your choir to step outside of the box and try something they might not be used to. We used it as our concert closer and it was definitely a hit."


- Fahad Siadat, Conductor C4, Owner of See-A-Dot Music Publishing Inc.


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Announcement: AzACDA's Winter 2014-15 Issue of Antiphon is Now Live Thomas Lerew, %26 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 Winter 2014-15 issue of Antiphon – The Official Publication of AzACDA has just been released!
You can find it through our publisher ISSUU or on the AzACDA website.
This issue of Antiphon includes:
  • Announcement of Dr. Joe Miller and Mr. Henry Leck as the 2015 AzACDA Summer Conference headliners
  • A guide for programming masterworks for high school and community ensembles in low-budget situations
  • A Podium Perspectives conversation with Mason Schreiber
  • Accessible Romantic treasures in public domain
  • A teacher perspective on vocal pedagogy in the middle school choral setting
  • Choral music reviews for Children’s Choirs, Music in Worship, Two-Year College Choirs, and Senior High School Choirs
  • News & Announcements of choral happenings throughout AZ
Please check it out and share it with your colleagues, students, and friends.  Also, let us know what you think!  We welcome your feedback 
If you would like to contribute content, share news or announcements of choral happenings in your part of the state, or advertise in future issues of Antiphon, please contact the editor, Thomas Lerew, at antiphon@azacda.orgAntiphon is released three times each year in the fall, winter, and spring.
Classified ad: Chicago South Suburban Chamber Choir Auditions Marie Grass Amenta, %26 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%th 3JanGMT+0000
The Midwest Motet Society,
Intimate Settings, Inspired Singing
Announces Auditions for their Spring 2015 concert cycle
Beginning January 26, 2015 and continuing through March 3, 2015
The Spring Concert will be Sunday, June 7, 2015,
Trinity Lutheran Church,
2901 Western Avenue, Park Forest, Illinois
“Prairie School: Music Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright”
The measure of a man's culture is the measure of his appreciation. We are ourselves what we appreciate and no more.”   Frank Lloyd Wright
Included are works by G. Holst, A. Copland, W. Billings, F. Mendelssohn, Ward Swingle and others
All voice parts are welcome–and encouraged–to audition
Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor and begin March 3, 2015
Please make an audition appointment by contacting:
The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380
Marie Grass Amenta, Founder and Music Director
“The Midwest Motet Society is truly a local gem, in the Southland.”
Rev. Michael Gilligan, Ph.D., Executive Director of American Catholic Press
Forum message: Crux fidelis pronunciation L Pike, %26 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000
Hi Everyone:
I’m looking for a pronunciation guide for Curx fidelis that I can hand to my choir. I have tried searching the internet for one but have not had any luck. Any help. Thanks.
Forum message: Middle School 'Choir' of Nine Jessica McKiernan, %25 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000'm a first-year teacher at a middle school with some major scheduling issues. Because I wasn't here when they did forecasting, some of my classes are very large, and some are small. Some students have signed up for choir, and some were assigned to my class.
Long story short, a new semester starts Tuesday, and I was just given my class rosters. I have a few small classes (15-20 students), but I have one class of nine! I am worried about students not wanting to sing because 1) they didn't sign up for the class, and 2) they will be intimidated by the lack of students in the class.
Do you have any suggestions for getting these kids to sing? I'm also open to teaching it like a general music/appreciation/vocal studies class, but my knowledge in these fields are limited.
Forum message: Three-Part Mixed Voicing Suggestions and Thoughts John Briggs, %25 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
Selecting from Three-part Mixed voicing solely: what composition(s) did you find most exciting to perform; what composition(s) did you find most beautiful; and what composition(s) did you find most satisfying for whatever your reasoning?  Please enter your composition, its composer, and the reason for its inclusion.  It seems as though the choir containing the changing voice seems to be rarely heard at conventions.   Yet, I have heard many fine choirs whose male sections comprise the cambiata voice.  Using the site and selecting Resources > Repertoire > Lists by Voicing, I notice no classification for Three-part Mixed.  I, and many other conductors of the middle school choir, anxiously await your replies. 
Announcement: ALBION - On Radio 3 Andrew Throssell, %25 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000


Exciting news! We have just had confirmation that Albion will be featured on "Meet The Choir" in next Sunday's Radio 3 programme The Choir, presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Set your clocks for 4:00 pm.

You will need to keep listening to "The Choir" after the 1st as they intend to feature songs from "These Islands" in future programmes.

Classified ad: Music coordinator Jack Johnson, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000
Grace United Church of Christ (Grace UCC) is seeking a music coordinator.  General duties include accompanying Sunday worship on the piano and coordinating special music with members of the congregation.  Position is salaried.   If interested please contact Mary at 908-797-1432 or  Grace UCC ( is an open and affirming church in Flemington, NJ.          
Classified ad: Join the Colburn Community Chorale Mikhail Shtangrud, %25 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 Colburn Community Chorale is seeking experienced singers, ages 18 and up, to join the ensemble for the 2014-2015 season. The Chorale meets on Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:30pm in Mayman Hall at the Colburn School.  Spring concert will be on Saturday, April 25 in Zipper Hall. 
To set up an audition appointment, email or call (213) 621-4548. For more information, visit

The Colburn School is located in Downtown LA, diagonally across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Colburn School's mission is to provide the highest quality performing arts education at all levels of development in an optimal learning environment.
Announcement: SAB choral setting of the UCC "Statement of Faith" Amelia Nagoski, %25 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000're Kickstarting the completion and publication of the choral setting of the "Statement of Faith" that we've been using at Middlebury Congregational Church. Get more info, and consider if your church would like to have such a thing in their library -
Concert: The Song of Songs: Choral Settings from Medieval to Modern Beverly Simmons, %25 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000

Quire Cleveland presents The Song of Songs: Choral Settings from Medieval to Modern

The Song of Songs — with some of the most beautiful and evocative texts in the Bible — has inspired composers throughout the ages. This concert explores choral settings from medieval to modern, under guest conductor David Fallis. Director of the Toronto Consort, resident music director of Opera Atelier, and a celebrated conductor of opera throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, mæstro Fallis has been heard by millions as Music Producer of two wildly popular dramatic series: The Borgias and The Tudors on Showtime TV.

Quire Cleveland returns to the glorious acoustics of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist as part of the Helen D. Schubert Concert Series on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 pm. Free-will offering — no tickets required.

You’ll hear settings by such masters as John Dunstable, Giovanni da Palestrina, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Heinrich Schütz, Edward Bairstow, and Healey Willan.


Quire Cleveland makes life more harmonious. Through vibrant performance of choral music both ancient and new, Quire reveals the timeless humanity of this art form. Under the artistic direction of Ross W. Duffin, Quire performs nine centuries of a cappella repertoire. The members of Quire Cleveland are highly-trained musicians, collectively representing 500 years of choral experience. Many are soloists, music directors, and educators at major churches, synagogues, and schools in Northeast Ohio.

Since 2008, Quire has attracted both critical and popular acclaim through concerts, recordings, and broadcasts that are appealing and accessible, showcasing the beauty of the music and the glorious sound of voices raised in harmony.

Get in the mood for this concert with a visit to Quire’s YouTube channel.

Announcement: NEW EP from Dopplers (Denmark) - feat. Anders Edenroth & Katarina Henryson (The Real Group) Søren Pedersen, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 is with great pleasure we announce the release of the debut EP coming from Copenhagen based vocal group Dopplers (Denmark). Recorded by Northern Europe's best producer Henrik Birk Aaboe (Vocal Line) the EP is showcasing some of his best work so far! The EP contains four songs, which shows some of the signature work of the leader Astrid Vang-Pedersen (Dopplers, Papaya, VoxNorth).
  1. World of Yesterdays is an original song written by Dopplers-member Jasmin Rose Patel.
  2. Take me Coco is an arrangement from Zap Mama and Astrid Vang-Pedersen.
  3. Wolf and I - an original song from the danish singer Oh Land, arranged by Kristoffer Brodersen and Astrid Vang-Pedersen for Aarhus Vokal Festival 2013.
  4. Så tag mit hjerte - Original song written by Astrid Vang-Pedersen, lyrics Tove Ditlevsen. The soloist on this song is Anders Edenroth and Katarina Henryson from The Real Group.
The EP is available online at iTunes and will very soon be on Spotify as well!
It is also possible to buy the CD on the website
You can also listen on Soundcloud right here
Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, January 25, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify
for you to enjoy: GSM - January 25, 2015
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed
on Sunday evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
To subscribe to my weekly playlist emailing:  send
your email address to
Sir John Stainer: God so loved the world ~ The Crucifixion
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, George Guest
Don Carlo Gesualdo: Ave Regina coelorum
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude: Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650
Hans Fagius, organ
1724 Cahman organ in Kristine Church, Falun, Sweden
Stainer's oratorio The Crucifixion was written in 1887 for use by choirs of average ability.
Don Carlo Gesualdo was an Italian nobleman who was also a brilliant composer, lutenist
and murderer.  BWV 650 is one of six chorale preludes Bach transcribed from cantata
movements. Johann Georg Schubler published them in 1748 an event which was unusual
for Herr Bach as most of his cantatas were never published within his lifetime.
Pierre Villette: Jesu, dulcis memoria
BBC Singers, Stephen Jackson
Franz Liszt: The Lord's Prayer (Pater noster) ~ Christus, Part 2
Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart; Krakow Chamber Choir;
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helmuth Rilling
Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano; Iris Vermillion, mezzo-soprano;
Michael Schade, tenor; Andreas Schmidt, bass
Louis Marchand: Fonds d'orgue
Joseph Payne, organ
Fisk organ, Opus 78, University of Vermont, Burlington
French composer Pierre Villette studied with Maurice Durufle. Hungarian
composer Franz Liszt's oratorio Christus runs about three hours in length.
Hopefully the Pater Noster will whet your appetite to listen to the entire oratorio
on Spotify. The American organ building firm of C.B. Fisk hails from Gloucester,
Massachusetts and is considered one of the finest builders in business today.
George Frideric Handel: Praise the Lord ~ Solomon
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Herbert Howells: Jubilate, "Collegium Regale"
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Gyorgy Riutov: Velikoye Slavosloviye (The Great Doxology)
Chorovaya Akademia, Alexander Sedov
Alexander Mossevnin, tenor
Praise the Lord is the final chorus from Handel's oratorio Solomon which
was first performed in March 1749. English composer Herbert Howells wrote
his setting of the morning canticles entitled Collegium Regale for King's College,
Cambridge. I searched everywhere for information on the Russian composer
Georgy Riutov (1873-1938). Let me know if you find anything on him.
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-Truth
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
John Cook: Fanfare
Nigel Potts, organ
The Schoenstein Organ of St. Paul's Parish, Washington, DC
I thought it would be interesting to present the distinguished church musician
Dr. John Scott in two of his major roles this morning. Earlier we heard him directing
the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London where he was director of music from 1990-2004.
Now we hear him conducting the choir of St. Thomas' Church, New York, where he has been
since 2004. New Zealand-born Nigel Potts is Organist & Choirmaster of Christ & Saint Stephen’s
Episcopal Church in New York.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 73, "Herr, wie du willt, so schick's mit mir"
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Marjon Strijk, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; 
Nicovan der Meel, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass 
Simon Crouch thinks highly of the tenor aria in this cantata which was written
for the third Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Dominique Phinot: Missa Si bona suscepimus
The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice
Stephen Rice founded The Brabant Ensemble in 1998. 
Max Reger: Phantasie und Fuge uber B-A-C-H, Op. 46
Lionel Rogg, organ
1976 organ by Grönlunds Orgelbyggeri in Church of Hedvig Eleonora, Stockholm
Reger's Fantasy and Fugue on the Name of Bach is a dazzling tour de force for a
virtuoso organist such as Lionel Rogg.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Christ on the Mount of Olives
National Choir & Orchestra of Lyon, Serge Baudo
Monica Pick-Hieronimi, soprano; James Anderson, tenor; Victor von Halem, bass
Apparently Beethoven wrote this oratorio in a few weeks in 1802. It is a fine work which
is not performed much these days.
Jehan Alain: Postlude pour l'Office de Complies
Raphaele Garreau de Labarre, organ
Dondaine 1792/Sauvage 1851/Dalstein-Haerpfer 1872/Staudt 1913/Alfred Kern 1969
/Daniel Kern 1988 organ in Eglise Saint Maxim de Thionville, France.
Jehan Alain was the older brother of the renowned organist Marie-Claire Alain. Maitre Alain
was killed in action in World War II in 1940.
Forum message: A Festival of Psalms: has anyone on here done this? Jeff Reynolds, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 this forum gets the most traffic, and this topic does not fit in any of the forums, I'll start here. 
To the question: Have any of you produced a Festival of Psalms in which you performed ALL the Psalms? If so, did you do it all in one chunk, or Wagner Opera style do it in large chunks with intermissions? Separate days or nights? What order? This could be big, very big. Surely someone on here has done this and can divulge their secrets of success.
I'm hoping to produce a Psalmfest in late summer. To mix it up, we will have some spoken Psalms, some chanted solo voice Psalms, some Plainsong /Gregorian/Ambrosian Chant Psalms, some two/three/four'/five/and six part homophonic and polyphonic settings from many eras, including Gospel and contemporary. There will be some space between each for the oh-so-Roman, "examination of conscience". There are many great settings out there. Most of those do not work with our voicing and need to be doctored. This event would take place in a very large and live space with plenty of reverb. My idea is to have the many groups performing sit in clusters around the hall which is totally open and have the audience sit on folding chairs intermixed with the chant that mystically ping-ponging from one cluster to another. Not quite a Psalmnodal Flash Mob, but alot of that same magically appearing. I have produced Music Festivals before and know how to make that work, but would be interested in any feedback by those who have previously trod this trail.
I'm the Komplinmeister of four Compline Choirs at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in tiny Nevada City, California with mostly Medieval chant and for polyphony, these Renaissance voicings: all male quire ATBarB; male quartet AATB; mixed quartet with one female SATB; all female quire SSAT. I'm only interested in Compline. We've done about 70 Compline services. We have built up quite a clientele. The nut of Compline is the chanting of the Psalms. All else may fall away, over time, but the Psalm will be there still. The four Psalms assaigned to Compline are: 4, 31, 91, 134. I have engraved about 45 settings of the late, great, mystic Peter Hallock that he quickly scratched out for his men of the Compline Choir in Seattle, WA over a 55 year period. They are simply marvelous: the work of genius. I have, maybe 125 other Psalm settings of one kind or another that we use on a revolving basis, with maybe a dozen that I have set myself.  I have engraved about 1600 pieces, many with no metre, no bar lines, no rhythm, no stems, precis style, specifically for Compline on my trusty Sibelius. Most of them are pieces for our changeable 'big five': Orison, Hymn, Psalm, Nunc dimittis, Anthem. Our style could be construed as Anglo-Roman.
regards, as always, jefe (former bass trombonist, Los Angeles Philharmonic 1969-2006)
In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spiritum meum
Classified ad: Accompanist needed asap Walnut Creek CA Suzie Peterson, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 accompanist is needed for Walnut Creek Chorus for Monday nights from 7-9 PM. The theme of this season's concert is "Come Travel with Me" witn music from different countries, eg, Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms, Away from the Roll of the Sea, etc. For more information contact Suzie Peterson, Director at ]]>Borrowing request: Need Vaughan Williams Flute Part David Almond, %24 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 Solo flute part for Magnificat for Contralto, Flute and Piano (1932)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ralph Vaughan Williams/(Michael Mullinar?)/Oxford University Press
Starting: ASAP
For: through May 1
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
This flute part is out of print; it was specially prepared for performance with piano.  It is not one of the two orchestral flute parts.  Any help here will be greatly appreciated. 
Concert: Acappellago presents...Where the River Meets the Sea Patricia Smith, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000
Acappellago presents "Escape to... Where the River Meets the Sea" on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Sail away with Acappellago in our spring presentation featuring the rich choral literature surround mankind's relationship with the water. Whether on the bonny banks of "Loch Lomond," beside the "Shenandoah," or at a "Seaside Rendezvous," we know you'll enjoy the many ways that composers and lyricists have been inspired by the magic of rivers and seas. Our program includes classical pieces, spirituals, popular songs, a lost setting of the Illinois state song by choral great Norman Luboff and the Chicago premiere of "Where go the Boats?' by contemporary composer Dale Trumbore.
The Saturday, March 14th performance will be held at Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL and the Sunday, March 15th performance will be held at the Congregational Church of Batavia, IL. Tickets are $17, $15 seniors and students and are available by calling 708-484-3797 or online at:
Concert: In Nature's Realm - Acappellago's biennial fundraiser Patricia Smith, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 invites all our audience members and friends to our biennial benefit performance, where our singers will regale you with solos and small ensemble performances of songs about nature. The evening includes hors d'oeurves and desserts, coffee and soft drinks, a cash bar, and a silent auction with many goods and services, including (appropriately) an African Safari. Mark your calendars today.
This event will be held in the lovely LeJardin Room at Catigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.
Tickets are $45 pp or $40 pp for a table of 8-10. To order tickets, visit or call 708-484-3797.
Announcement: Bach St John Passion Come & Sing Workshop Angela Law, %24 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000
10.30am - 5.00pm Sat Feb 7, St Mary’s, Henley on Thames, OXON, RG9  2AU
David Smith, Piano
Will Balkwill, Evangelist
Benjamin Goodson, Conductor 
Come and spend a day singing the magnificent St John Passion in German with 
dynamic 23-year old Musical Director of Henley Choral Society, Benjamin Goodson. 
We will be looking at how Bach sets the Passion narrative and the role that the
chorus plays in portraying the drama. Join us for a wonderful day of learning and singing  together.
£15.00 if booked before January 31st; £20 thereafter or on the door.  Score hire available.
Contact Jenny Fleming on 01491 575165 email or download
more information and a registration form at
Concert: UGC - HELP LIBERIANS FIGHT & RECOVER FROM EBOLA Martin Edelman, %24 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 us for a concert and cocktails featuring the UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB of NYC, at 6:30 PM, February 3rd, at The Brick Church, Madison Avenue of 91st Street in Manhattan.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the African Dream Academy's Ebola Survival & Recovery Fund.
The UGC will offer songs recently sung at their concert at Lincoln Center (ATH), and will include: Steersman Leave the Watch (Wagner), Nachtelle (Schubert), Gentle Annie (Foster), Boatmen's Dance (Copland).
Concert: Street Requiem – Sydney Premiere 2015 Caroline Knaggs, %24 %b %2015 %06:%Jan:%th 6JanGMT+0000
School of Hard Knocks presents the Sydney premiere of STREET REQUIEM – for those who have died on the street
by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne & Jonathon Welch
A concert in memory of those who died in Martin Place and Paris.
Saturday 21 February 2015, 8PM
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium
Dr Jonathon Welch AM & Dr Kathleen McGuire, conductors
Cheryl Barker, soprano
Jonathon Welch, tenor
Massed ‘Absolutely Everybody’ Sydney choir
Including members of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir, Macarthur Singers, Door in the Wall and THECHO!R (Melbourne)
Tickets $30 adults $20 conc/u16
Information only: 0419 337 283
Proceeds benefit the School of Hard Knocks’ Sydney programs
Classified ad: Seeking SOLOIST for role for Dido in Dido & Aeneas, June 2015 Linda Price, %24 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%th 3JanGMT+0000 Baroque is seeking a SOLOIST for the role of Dido in Henry Purcell's opera Dido & Aeneas for June 26 & 27, 2015.  Performance will be in our outdoor courtyard theater at First Presbyterian Church San Anselmo.  Fully staged. Previous opera experience, both stage and vocal, required.
Marin Baroque is a 14-voice chamber choir with period instrument orchestra, with Music Director Daniel Canosa, based in San Anselmo, CA. Stage Director is Marla Volovna.  
To arrange an audition, please contact Betsy Levine-Proctor, or call 415-497-6634. 
Forum message: Collegiate Directors: FREE Ticket Policies? Daniel Abraham, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000 Collegiate Colleagues,
We are looking to gather information from other colleges and universities that have moved to any kind of free ticketing program for students for your ensemble concerts. If you offer free tickets to the campus student body or have tried some form of free ticket policy for some or all of your concert programming, could you please let us know. We are attempting to gather information for an audience outreach plan and are interested in your experiences with free ticketing.
In addition to your institution's name, we would like to know:
(1) What were the general outcomes experiences of moving to (or occasionally offering) free tickets for your concerts?
(2) Do you limit to the number of tickets a student can request per semester? and
(3) Are there student activities fees involved?
Feel free to be brief. Any responses would be very much appreciated!
Many thanks,
Daniel Abraham
Chair, Department of Performing Arts
Professor of Music & Director of Choral Activities
American University • Washington, D.C.
Forum message: Easy SSATB festival music for more women than men Crystal Isola, %21 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%st 1JanGMT+0000 am a high school teacher and my tour choir has fewer men than women. They are also pretty inexperienced. Any suggestions? ]]>Concert: An afternoon of Song! Toni Marie Palmertree, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%rd 19JanGMT+0000
Classified ad: Rutter "Requiem" Scott Dorsey, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%rd 19JanGMT+0000 Copies (lightly used, sold as a lot) for $155 ($5 per copy) + Postage (Contact via email with Address, and I will confirm postage - 1st Class or Book Rate), or trade for 31 copies of the Durufle - Requiem.
CONTACT Tom Vozzella at
Concert: St Paul's Cathedral Choir - U.S. Tour Tom Daggett, %23 %b %2015 %11:%Jan:%rd 11JanGMT+0000 the world-famous choir of men and boys from St Paul's Cathedral, London on its U.S. tour. The concerts will feature treasures of the English Cathedral repertoire, particularly showcasing music closely affiliated with St Paul's. Director: Andrew Carwood. Organist: Simon Johnson.
Boston: Trinity Church on April 16 at 7pm
Atlanta: The Cathedral of St Philip. Saturday April 18 at 7.30pm
Macon: Vineville United Methodist Church, on April 19, 4pm
Washington, DC: Washington National Cathedral on April 26 at 5pm
St. Paul: Cathedral of St Paul on April 28 at 7.30pm
Valparaisa, IN: Valparaiso University on April 29 at 7.30pm
For more information and to download our tour brochure, visit:
Borrowing request: Borrow/Rent Orchestra parts Oklahoma arr. John Leavitt Chuck Stanley, %23 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%rd 17JanGMT+0000 Orchestra parts for John Leavitt arrangement of Medley from Oklahoma
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Leavitt
Starting: now
For: through end of March
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
My chorus is performing John Leavitt's arrangement of "Medley from Oklahoma" and the orchestra parts are out of print.
chuck stanley
Announcement: Enter to win S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Bundle bundle for FREE! Dale Duncan, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%rd 16JanGMT+0000 am hosting a giveaway on my blog, and I will be giving away the Complete S-Cubed Sight Singing Bundle (normally $199) to some teachers!
Here is the link to learn more details:
Classified ad: Associate Director of Choral Activities Angie Batey, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%rd 16JanGMT+0000
The University of Tennessee
School of Music
Notice of Faculty Vacancy
POSITION                             Choral Conducting/Music Education (one-year position)
RANK AND SALARY          Lecturer: nine month, full-time non-tenure-track appointment  beginning Fall Semester, August 1, 2015.
                                            Salary and fringe  benefits are competitive and commensurate with rank and    experience.
QUALIFICATIONS              Doctorate or ABD required. Proven successful experience as a choral
    director at the college/university level. At least two years successful
    public school experience and a commitment to teacher training are
    required. Ability to teach courses in choral music education.
    Demonstrated abilities in organization, and communicating and
    working effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues in the field.
    Commitment to preparing high quality pre-service music educators
    in a vibrant, collaborative, and collegial teaching and learning environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES           This position is a critical blend between choral conducting and
                                            choral music education. This faculty member will conduct choral
                                            ensembles, teach courses in choral music methods and conducting,
                                            coordinate and supervise course-related field experiences, and
                                            supervise student teachers. The candidate will also be expected to assist
                                            in the successful recruitment of choral and music education students.
GENERAL INFORMATION       The University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship institution, offering comprehensive
                                            programs of undergraduate, graduate, and  professional education, research, and public service
                                            throughout the state. The campus at Knoxville is the only public institution in the state with the
                                            Carnegie classification of “doctoral/research  university-extensive.” The campus offers more than
                                            300 degree  programs to its 26,000 students, who come from every county in  Tennessee, every
                                            state in the nation, and more than 100 foreign  countries. The Knoxville campus of the University of                
                                            Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the
                                             diversity and intercultural goals of the  University.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC            The School of Music is part of the College of Arts & Sciences and  has a long and successful
                                              history of quality and commitment to  excellence. The School offers a broad and comprehensive
                                             professional music program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is an accredited
                                             institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The school has 55
                                             faculty members and approximately 350 music majors and is  housed in the magnificent new state-of-the-art  
                                             Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.
APPLICATION                     Send letter of application (no e-mail applications), at least three current (within last 12 months)
                                             letters of recommendation, a DVD or secure link to an online source which includes a
     rehearsal segment, classroom teaching segment, as well as a performance segment
     representing diverse genres and musical styles, and curriculum vitae to:
Administrative Assistant,
Choral Conducting/Music Education Search Committee
School of Music
The University of Tennessee
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
 Knoxville, TN  37996-2600   
DEADLINE                            March 01, 2015, or until position is filled.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. The Knoxville campus of The University of Tennessee seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goads of The University.
Forum message: Song in Romanian? Rachel Landowski, %23 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%rd 14JanGMT+0000 All,
I am writing because I have this incredible exchange student from Romania and she would like to help us learn to sing something in Romanian. Is there something you have sung that you loved? She also knows Russian so that would be ok too. I'm looking for an SSA voicing. Thank you for your time!  
Rachel Landowski
Tumwater High School 
Borrowing request: Need to Borrow/Rent Michael Bray, %23 %b %2015 %12:%Jan:%rd 12JanGMT+0000 Christ Lag in Totesbanden Realized continuo organ score
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Bach/Kalmus
Starting: Needed by 2/15/15
For: Return 3/30/15
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
Needed to borrow or rent:  Please help: I have string parts but need to borrow a realized continuo organ score for for the movements of Bach's  Christ Lag in Totesbanden BWV 4 for three Palm Sunday weekend concerts.  Happy to rent one.  Respond directly on the forum or email me:
Michael Bray
Borrowing request: rehearsel file or cd Inke versnel, %23 %b %2015 %10:%Jan:%rd 10JanGMT+0000 Grote Orgel mis in Es. Hoboken xxII:4
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Joseph Haydn
Starting: a.s.a.p
For: till October 2015
Copies: SATB
Willing to rent: Yes
We want to sing the Big Organmis in Es from Haydn with our chamber choir at our jubileum in October 2015.
We want to rehearse our own part bij studyfile or CD. We want to pay fot it.
who can help us.
Inke Versnel.
Announcement: Choral Conducting Master Course @ 2015 World Youth and Children's Choir Festiva - Hong Kong Wai Leung William Chung, %23 %b %2015 %08:%Jan:%rd 8JanGMT+0000

Choral Conducting Master Course

Legendary Maestro of European Choral Conducting - Dénes Szabó

Dénes Szabó
  • A leading light in Hungarian choral music, who demonstrates Zoltán Kodály's and Béla Bartók music in the most genuine way
  • Owns dozens of records
  • Under his baton, Cantemus Choirs and Pro Musica Girls' Choir have attained over 50 world-champion titles
  • The winner of the European Grand Prix
  • Granted Hungarian Cultural Heritage Award in 2004

As the first Conducting Master Course in 2013 Hong Kong International Youth and Children's Choir Festival received wide acclaims from conductors and choral lovers, we invite Dénes SZABÓ, one of the world most sought-after European maestros, to conduct the master course and Pro Musica Girls' Choir as the lab choir in the 2015 event again. Not only will participants get valuable opportunities to work with this world-class choir, active participants will conduct the Pro Musica Girls' Choir and perform in the graduation mini concert.

Dénes SZABÓ was born in Makó, Hungary in 1947 and is a tremendous figure in Hungarian and international choral world. He studied music in Szeged, Miskolc and Budapest and subsequently began his teaching career at the Zoltán Kodály Primary School in Nyíregyháza. He founded the Cantemus Children's Choir in 1975 which later developed into a choral institute and began to operate as an independent artistic organization with three choirs in 2004. Under his baton, the choirs have won numbers of awards and championships in different important international choral contests, which made him an authority of the Kodály method.

In recognition of his artistic achievements and dedicated work in music education, Dénes SZABÓ was awarded the Ferenc Liszt-prize in 1985, the Bartók Béla – Pásztory Ditta Prize in 1993, the Kossuth Prize in 2000 and the Hungarian Cultural Heritage prize in 2004. Lately, he received the Artist of the Nation Award in 2013 and 2014 consecutively.

Application Form can be found at ]]>
Forum message: One-time event liability insurance Charles Kaufmann, %23 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%rd 14JanGMT+0000 anyone recommend a reliable, low-cost, one-time event insurance provider for classical non-profit organizations?
Charles Kaufmann, Artisitc Director
The Longfellow Chorus
Portland, Maine
Forum message: Schubert Concert Program Ideas Melissa Gill, %23 %b %2015 %08:%Jan:%rd 8JanGMT+0000 all
I'm programming a concert for a mid level SATB community choir. We are performing the Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major as one half of the concert and I'm currently looking for some choral pieces in a similar vein for the other half of the program. I probably need 3 or 4 pieces that are simple but effective.
Look forward to your ideas.
Thanks. Melissa
Announcement: "Soon One Day": TTBB setting of spiritual now available Michael Sandvik, %23 %b %2015 %02:%Jan:%rd 2JanGMT+0000 popular spiritual "Soon One Day" is now available for a cappella TTBB choir. The TTBB version was commissioned by The Naperville Men's Glee Club for their 25th anniversary concert (concert in 2013) and was very well received. Scores are available from my website and from
the recording is the satb version
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Forum message: Clip-on Light Advice Carla Strandberg, %22 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%nd 23JanGMT+0000 in my group's performance venue is inadequate.  I am looking for light weight lights to clip on each singer's performance folder that will softly illuminate both sides of the folder.  The light must not be so bright that it reflects glare from the page into the singer's eyes.  I find a number of battery-powered lights but cannot tell about the quality of the light.  Please advise.  I need to purchase 24 lights by May. ]]>Concert: Florida Pro Musica at Stetson University School of Music Larry Kent, %22 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%nd 21JanGMT+0000 of a cappella choral works at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Contact the Stetson School of Music for ticketing information.

The Program
Ave Maria - Gallus
Dixit Maria - Hassler
Quem vidistis pastores à6 - Victoria
Hodie Christus natus est - plainchant
Audivi media nocte - Tallis (by the Stetson University Camerata, Timothy Peter, director)
Two Tallis motets TBA
Ave Maria à4 - Guerrero
- Brief Interval -
Sicut cervus - Palestrina (by the combined choirs of FPM and Stetson Camerata)
Maria Magdalena et altera Maria à6 - Guerrero
April is in my mistress’ face - Morley (Stetson Camerata, Timothy Peter, director)
Weep O mine eyes - Bennet
Fair Phyllis I saw - Farmer
Salve Regina - Liszt
Nigra sum sed formosa à6 - Victoria

The musicians: Meghan Alfaro, Mary Cassaday Jones Michelle Klima (soprano); Judy Vincent Kent and Karen Eisele Western (alto); Rodney Shores and George Western (tenor); Peter Baker and Tim LaDue (bass); directed by Larry Kent ]]>
Announcement: The 16th Varna International Conducting Workshop - Scholarships available! Kalin Tchonev, %22 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%nd 19JanGMT+0000
This summer, Varna International is excited to offer the 16th Varna International Music Academy and Conducting Workshop in Varna, Bulgaria from May 26-June 7, 2015. The Workshop will feature Haydn's Creation and will be held in collaboration with the Varna Free University. Click here to view the trailer which outlines the quality aspects of the program!
Fellow conductors will receive elaborate training from our expert faculty, will have ample podium time with the Academy choir and orchestra and will conduct a portion of the work during one of the two public performances in Bulgaria. 
All rehearsals and concerts of the Haydn's Creation Conducting Workshop will be video-recorded by authorized Varna International personnel. All conducting participants will receive a DVD of their podium time conducting portions of Creation during the rehearsals and the public performance. 
The Conducting Workshop will be introducing a new edition of Creation, featuring an up-to-date English translation of the work by Coro Online Publishing.  
Participants will be eligible for 1-3 undergraduate or graduate credits, international accreditation under the Erasmus program and diplomas granted upon completion from one of the established, high-ranking private universities of Europe!
Participants of the 16th Varna International Music Academy will stay at a four-star hotel located in the famous Golden Sands Resort. The Golden Sands is the pearl of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Stretching for two miles, the Golden Sands has glorious scenery with wooded hillsides sweeping gently down to meet one of the world's most beautiful beaches and the blue sparkling sea.
Varna International is offering partial scholarships to qualified conducting applicants. Please contact us for details!
To apply, conducting applicants should complete the application form on the Varna International website and include a letter requesting to be considered for the scholarship.
Thank you,
The Varna International Team
Classified ad: Organist- First Congregational United Church of Christ, Indianapolis, IN Stephanie Sepiol, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%nd 18JanGMT+0000 Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, IN is looking for an organist.
Position: Our organist enhances the music and hymnody of our congregational services of worship. In this ministry of music, the organist also supports the Choir Director in seeking to strengthen relationships among the Choir and worshipers alike.
Instrument: Schlicker Unified Pipe Organ; 2 manuals, 13 ranks
Essential Duties:
-Accompany hymns at 11am on Sundays and special services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday)
-Offer preludes, offertories, and postludes
-Provide accompaniment at choir rehearsals on Thursday nights (Sept - May)
-Be available to play for weddings and funerals, as schedule permits (Additional compensation arranged)
Skills and Requirements: An experienced musician is required for this position. Excellent accompaniment skills and the ability to sight read classical and contemporary music are a must. Ideally, the organist should hold a bachelor's degree or higher in music.
Annual Salary & Benefits: $10,000 & four weeks paid vacation plus fewer summer hours.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Alice Rutherford at or 7171 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.
Classified ad: Concert Tour to Ireland this June! Richard Hynson, %22 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%nd 17JanGMT+0000 amateur singers are invited to join Bel Canto International's concert tour to Ireland, June 18 - 28, 2015.  Three concerts will be performed by tour members joined by three different Irish choirs and accompanied by the Degani Ensemble, a professional Irish chamber orchestra.  Works to be performed include Haydn's Mass in D Minor (the "Lord Nelson") and Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna.  For more information about Bel Canto, please visit; and for tour information, please contact tour manager Tom Barnum at ]]>Classified ad: Human Symphony Foundation Markus Williams, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%nd 16JanGMT+0000
The Living Legends Singers are resident artist for the Human Symphony Foundation, an organization with a focus on the performing arts and social justice. We are currently auditioning singers to join us for the winter/spring season.  This is an exceptional group of singers who are dedicated to making music at the highest caliber. Highlights from the 2014/2015 season include works by Mozart, Gwyneth Walker, Elliott Carter, Undine Smith Moor, Robert Morris, and David Bakers “Images Shadows and Dreams”.  If you are dedicated to the art of choral music, and are looking for an outlet, we invite you to audition for the Living Legends Singers.  To arrange an audition please email the Artistic Director at, or call 443-364-8059.
Who we welcome:
  • Singers who are dedicated to the highest level of music making.
  • Singers who are socially conscious with a desire to diversify the concert stage.
  • Singers who bring professionalism to their work.
  • Singers who have the ability and desire to keep their commitments.
Why you should sing with the Living Legends Singers:
  • The Living Legends Singers is a special group celebrating diversity in who we are and in what we do.
  • We are out to change our world through music.
  • You want a challenge.
  • You want to explore composers and text outside the box.
Concert: CHANTICLEER in Concert - Detroit Donna Frentrup, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%nd 16JanGMT+0000
CHANTICLEER is noted as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker magazine, and named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2008. This San Francisco-based, GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble will be performing at the acoustically marvelous, historic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 8 pm.
Tickets are $35 general admission, or $100 for preferred seating, and can be purchased at
CHANTICLEER’s repertoire spans ten centuries from Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony and Romantic art song to contemporary music, jazz, spirituals and world music. Praised for their “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,” Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass. Since CHANTICLEER began releasing recordings in 1981, the group has sold well over a million copies and garnered two GRAMMY® awards. Chanticleer’s recordings are distributed by Chanticleer Records, Naxos, Rhino Records, ArkivMusic, and iTunes among others.
Doors open 45 minutes before each concert. Free, secure parking is adjacent to the Cathedral. To receive updates or more information please visit Cathedral Cultural Series on Facebook, write or call 313-237-5782.
Forum message: Help! Looking for a fun 50's inspired piece for my elementary choir Renee Wagner, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%nd 13JanGMT+0000,
I'm a new choir teacher and I'm looking for recomendations for a fun two part piece that is based on 50's music.  I was thinking maybe something with a hand jive or based on Elvis or any other 50's rock. Piano accompianment or recorded accompianment would be great, and I'm looking for something that is just a few minutes long.  I really appreciate any suggestions!!
Thank you for your time and help - my kids will thank you too.
Concert: Mosaic Singers in Concert - Detroit Donna Frentrup, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%nd 16JanGMT+0000 Sunday, Feb. 1st at 4 pm, the award-winning Mosaic Singers will present an afternoon of diverse choral music. The young and energetic Singers, just back from an international tour, won a gold medal and two silver medals at the 2014 World Choir Games in Latvia.
Tickets are $15 general admission, or $100 for a church choir group, and can be purchased at
The concert will be held at the historic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Doors open 45 minutes before the concert. Free, secure parking is adjacent to the Cathedral
Announcement: New Spectacle for Orchestra and choirs Juan Carlos Casimiro, %22 %b %2015 %10:%Jan:%nd 10JanGMT+0000"Asturias, Sinfonía Natural" has been premiered on 9th august 2014 in Laboral Theatre, Gijón, Spain. This video resumes the most important moments of the premiere.
Composer: Juan Carlos Casimiro
Concert: Fresh Ayres concert (music by Paul Ayres) London UK Paul Ayres, %22 %b %2015 %10:%Jan:%nd 10JanGMT+0000"Fresh Ayres"
Saturday 24 January 2015
St Barnabas Church Pitshanger Lane, Ealing W5 (London UK)
admission free – suggested donation GBP10 in aid of Samaritans
Fenella Humphreys, violin
William Petter, tenor
William Vann, piano
Queldryk Choral Ensemble
& London College of Music Chamber Choir
Join the Queldryk Choral Ensemble and London College of Music Chamber Choir, with three world-class guest professional musicians, for an evening of music by award-winning composer and arranger Paul Ayres.
William Petter (tenor) and William Vann (piano) will give the world premiere of The Light Walking, a song-cycle setting three poems on the subject of childhood: 'The Salutation' by Thomas Traherne, 'Light Gatherer' by Carol Ann Duffy, and 'Walking Away' by Cecil Day-Lewis. Fenella Humphreys (violin) will perform Ayres's early work Sonatina.
A female-voice ensemble (members of LCM and QCE) gives the London premieres of Look well to this Day and Nick a ting Nock a ting (works recently awarded prizes in composition competitions in Croatia and Russia respectively), and lightens the mood with arrangements of Diamonds are Forever and Stronger.
The full choirs will showcase of selection of Paul's work as an arranger of all kinds of musical material from folksongs (Suo Gan, Wisla) and spirituals (Deep River, Wayfaring Stranger) to pop (One Day Like This).
And, as if that were not enough, all the artists will perform movements from Messyah, Paul's ongoing, and nearly complete, project to re-write Handel's Messiah. Prepare for versions of And the Glory of the Lord, Hallelujah, He shall feed His flock and Thou art gone up on high, as you've never heard them before! Unless perhaps you happened to catch the US performance a few years ago, of which The San Francisco Examiner wrote: "Messyah may have smashed one of the most popular icons of the Christmas season, but it is hard to accuse Ayres of malice. He picked up all the pieces and reassembled them, always lovingly, often imaginatively, and occasionally hysterically comically... when Ayres cuts loose with his few pop settings with jazz combo accompaniment, the joyousness of the result is as true to the religious spirit as was the original setting."
tickets are not sold in advance
seating is unreserved
doors open at 6.40pm
admission is free, with a suggested donation of GBP10
location: St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1QG
more information at

thanks to the generosity of a private sponsor, the church hire charge and the professional musicians' fees have been covered – this means that 100% of the money collected on the door will go to Samaritans
all information correct at time of going to press, but may be subject to alteration
the concert will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube – if you cannot attend, but would like to be informed of where to hear and see the music online, please send an email to (remove both number 5s from this email address!)
Featured photo: Performing in Salt Lake City: Ansan City Choir Scott Dorsey, %22 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%nd 14JanGMT+0000 ad: Church Music Director Needed Mary Honegger, %22 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%nd 3JanGMT+0000 passionate person to lead the  Choir and coordinate music for Sunday services at our small Unitarian Universalist church in Grayslake, IL. 



Choose appropriate hymns/music to go with the themes of our services


Work with the worship committee and/or guest speaker for the week to choose music that is complementary to the sermon.


Direct a choir to sing approximately twice a month at services approximately 9 months out of the year.

               Run weekly choir rehearsals

               Choose music for the choir to sing


Coordinate music for special services, i.e. Christmas Eve, Music Sunday


Optional: Children’s Choir (possibly one service per month will be intergenerational/interactive


For more information or to submit your resume, contact us at :

Classified ad: Volunteers: Lyric Soprano & Mezzo for Palmer Singers Edward Palmer, %22 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%nd 3JanGMT+0000 21, 3015
Wellington, near West Palm Beach FL
The new Palmer Singers at Wellington invite experienced soprano and mezzo sop./alto ladies to enjoy this new exciting ensemble. Monday evenings at 7, in Wellington, this SATB group works under the professional guidance of Dr. Edward Palmer, former member of the famed (professional) Robert Shaw Chorale.                   Details? Call EP at 561 659 3641. 
Hear EP sing on YouYube. Tag:   Malotte Lord's Prayer, Palmer
Forum message: Simple Theme Song (SATB) to be repeated at every concert Eugenia Yau, %22 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%nd 0JanGMT+0000 all, 
I am in the midst of finding an ideal song or two which can be repeated at every concert.  This has to be something simple/beautiful/short (SATB) that choir members will not be bored to sing it again and again in many years to come. Songs about life, music and people will be great. Non religious preferred. Any suggestions out there? 
Thanks from Eugenia Yau
Classified ad: Music Director (Part-time) Stanley Husted, %22 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%nd 1JanGMT+0000
John Knox Presbyterian Church (925) 828-1846
Music Director Responsibilities:  Supervise the music program (chancel choir, praise team, bell choir, and organist)
Teach program participation techniques of musical performance & its significance as an adjunct of worshipCultivate a diverse language of worship music
Qualifications include:  Committed Christian, able to read music, care out duties in a caring & sensitive manner, adequate knowledge, training & experience in worship music and how it is integrated into life of congregation, ability to work with persons of varied ages & abililities, must pass criminal & sexual misconduct backgroud checks.
Compensation:  $10,400 per year based on average of 10 hours per week
Classified ad: Volunteer: High Tenor for a fine male octet. Edward Palmer, %22 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%nd 0JanGMT+0000 21, 2015
Palm Beach County, Florida Area
Edward Palmer, formerly of the professional Robert Shaw Chorale, 
has launched ensembles in Wellington. A HIGH TENOR will complete
a fine Male Octet. Palmer will also direct the SATB chorus known as
the Palmer Singers at Wellington. Full info: 561 659 3641
Borrowing request: SSA arrangement of Grieg's On the Water (out of print) John Newell, %21 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%st 22JanGMT+0000 On the Water (Mens jeg venter)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Lawson-Gould
Starting: February 1
For: Until May 17
Copies: 20
Willing to rent: Yes
Does anyone have the out-of-print Lawson-Gould arrangement of this work (in English)? Can't find it anywhere. It is for the May 17 concert of Quoddy Voices, a community chorus in Eastport, Maine. Any thoughts? The original song by Edvard Grieg is extremely charming. We are willing to borrow or rent. You may respond on the forum or email me directly at
John Newell
Classified ad: Middle School Choir Jeri Haskins, %21 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%st 21JanGMT+0000 school choir position open for next fall at Oregon Episcopal School. We are a Pre-K - 12 independent school (not parochial) in SW Portland. See the job posting and find out more about this amazing place at  The job closes February 6th.  Contact Nancy Teskey, Music Department Chair with questions:  For the complete job listing see: ]]>Announcement: Henry Leck’s 2016 Festival Riviera price drops as USD appreciates Michael Clohesy, %21 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%st 22JanGMT+0000

KIconcerts: Festival Riviera - France 2016 Choir Festival with Henry Leck

I’d be pleased to meet folk at ACDA who might be considering joining our festival in Nice on the Riviera in June 2016.

I know that our friends from KIconcerts will be announcing price reductions of up to $200 in the festival pricing at ACDA as they pass on the benefits of the recently appreciating US dollar.

You can make a time to meet with me at KIconcerts’ booth 1001 or by reply email. You would also be welcome as our guest at a dinner I am co-hosting with colleagues and KI on Friday 27 February at 6pm to discuss the festival.

I am looking forward to seeing those of you able to be in Salt Lake City for this year’s ACDA conference.


Henry Leck

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Borrowing request: Looking for Instrumental Pak parts Jeff Girard, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%st 19JanGMT+0000 If I Were a Bell - Instrumental Pak parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: arr. Mark Brymer
Starting: ASAP
For: 2 months
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
The instrumental pak parts for the Mark Brymer setting of "If I Were a Bell" (Hal Leonard, 08621141) have gone out of print, though the octavo is still available. Does anybody out there have the instrumental score and/or parts that I could use? Thank you all very much.
Classified ad: SEEKING PROFESSIONAL SINGERS FOR OUR 2015 CATALOG RELEASE CONCERT (NEW YORK, NY) Fahad Siadat, %21 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%st 19JanGMT+0000


See-A-Dot Music Publishing is seeking 12 professional choral singers (3 of each voice type) for its 2015 Catalog Release Concert!

The ensemble will perform some of the best contemporary choral pieces from our recent catalog of work. The rehearsals and performance will be held in Manhattan and led by director Fahad Siadat.

Auditions will be on Sunday February 22 from 3-6pm. The audition will consist of a sight-reading exercise and a prepared excerpt from one piece from the 2015 Catalog.


Friday 4/10 – 6pm to 9pm

Saturday 4/11 – 4pm to 7pm

Sunday 4/12 – 3pm to 6pm

Friday 4/17 – 6pm to 9pm

Saturday 4/18 – 10am to 1pm

Sunday 4/19 – Concert at 3pm – call time 2pm (Judson Memorial Hall)

Please, send your Artistic Resume, head-shot, and a recording to Bill Heigen –

Compensation: $150.00 ($25.00 per service).

More about the company:

Forum message: Modern Show Stoppers (SSATB Preferable) Suzanne Kraai, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%st 16JanGMT+0000'm looking for modern "show stopping" numbers... 
Past great successes included: "One Day More", "Somebody to Love", and "Thy Will be Done" 
Any suggestions out there?! 
Borrowing request: Need copies of Weep, O Willow Kathleen Vogt, %21 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%st 17JanGMT+0000 Weep, O Willow (SSAATTBB) a cappella
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Sven Lekberg
Starting: Immediately
For: Until May 10, 2015
Copies: 80
Willing to rent: Yes
Haywood Community Chorus in Waynesville, NC, needs to borrow/rent/purchase 80 copies of Lekberg's "Weep, O Willow" (SSAATTBB, a cappella).  Alfred Publishing has only 14 in stock and does not know when or if they will get more.  Any help finding copies is appreciated.  Kathleen Vogt, Music Librarian.
Classified ad: Seeking Male Singers for NYC Based Choral Group Urban Kantorei Andrea Macy, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%st 16JanGMT+0000 

Urban Kantorei is looking for male singers. Come to our next rehearsal to learn more!

All rehearsals will take place at Metro Baptist Church (410 W 40th St. and Ninth Ave) on Tuesday evenings at 7pm

If you would like to attend the next rehearsal, e-mail with your voice part and contact information.

Urban Kantorei is a mixed-voice choral ensemble of 36 voices whose membership ranges in age from 20 to 40. The ensemble is committed first and foremost to an uncompromisingly high artistic standard. Repertoire is mostly unaccompanied and the ensemble embraces a vast array of music from multiple periods and styles. Urban Kantorei is also committed to service-related activities and intentional social opportunities for its membership. The conductor is Dr. James M. Meaders. 
Announcement: Golden Callings by Carson Cooman - See-A-Dot Music Publishing Fahad Siadat, %21 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%st 17JanGMT+0000 it’s opening chant like section to energetic ending, Golden Callings is an evocative setting of a beautiful text. The whole piece feels like a narrative told from a masterful storyteller. Great for a collegiate chamber women’s ensemble or professional group.
Announcement: O Vos Omnes | Connor Koppin | MusicSpoke Aliana Kae, %21 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%st 16JanGMT+0000 unaccompanied setting for SATB choirs of a classic passage from the Book of Lamentations, Connor Koppin's O Vos Omnes is a non-traditional interpretation, as it is a prayerful setting. This setting puts all faith in the Lord and asks for divine intervention in the speaker's life. While dissonance is present in this setting, it is not used in ways that will disturb the listener. 
Read the full review here on MusicSpoke, on a piece which shows a "lush sensitivity to color" by a young composer, who demonstrates "real emotional depth and pacing in his writing."
Hear it, see it, buy Connor Koppin's O Vos Omnes on MusicSpoke here today!
Announcement: Yale International Choral Festival T. Sean Maher, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%st 15JanGMT+0000 International Choral Festival
June 16-20, 2015
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Featuring Voces Nordicae (Sweden), Entrevoces (Cuba), Jerusalem Youth Choir (Israel), the National University of Singapore Choir, the Yale Alumni Chorus, and the Yale Choral Artists, along with the symposium Choirs Transforming Lives (June 16), organized in association with IFCM and ACDA, and Conducting 21C, organized in association with the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre ]]>
Concert: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass Andrea Macy, %21 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%st 15JanGMT+0000
Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass is a choral setting of the traditional Mass, using early American hymn tunes and bluegrass instruments. The performance is suitable for all ages and families. Featuring The Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band.
Friday, May 22, 2015  at 7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Tickets $20-$100
Call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or Visit
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Forum message: Looking for Class A SAB Music Geneva Whitmire, %21 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%st 14JanGMT+0000 I am a choral director in Wisconsin, and am in need of song suggestions. I have a trio - SAB (or SAT), who want to do a piece for Solo & Ensemble Contest. They are high school students, and wish to do a Class A piece, but I am having trouble finding one. I have to submit it for permission in order for them to get it approved for Class A. I found a great piece, but it divides into 4 or 5 parts in a few measures, and they will not approve it.
Anyone with suggestions of piece that I can perhaps look at online (I need to see the entire piece if possible). I will purchase it but need to have this done this week if possible.
Sorry for the last minute stuff, but I just thought of posting here. You are all a wealth of information, so please help!
Thanks.  Geneva
Classified ad: Call for Singers (and lovers of the Irish!): Music on the Hill Festival Chorus Carol Bogard, %21 %b %2015 %06:%Jan:%st 6JanGMT+0000 on the Hill invites singers to join the Festival Chorus for a March concert of Celtic music in honor of St. Patrick's Day.  Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson will conduct.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the WEPCO church complex in Wilton (CT), 48 New Canaan Road.  Performance on Sunday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m., also at WEPCO.  No auditions; advance registration required.  E-mail or phone (203) 536-2601.  New singers welcome! ]]>Featured photo: Act NOW! Scott Dorsey, %21 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%st 14JanGMT+0000 message: Piano Purchase Jennifer Gaderlund, %20 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 I am going to be purchasing a piano for my choral classroom. There are two that I am looking at. One is a traditional Yamaha Baby Grand (used). It has a lovely sound and would be a fine piano. The other one is a bit more non-traditional. It is the Yamaha AvantGrand N3 ( I am intrigued by all of the possibilites this piano offers. I have seen and heard both pianos in person, and I am pleased with the sound of both of them. They are also at comparable price points. So, I am wondering if any of you out there have a AvantGrand (or other comperable digital piano) and can speak to your experience with it, either positive or negative, or both!
Thank you!
Jennifer Gaderlund
Classified ad: Tenor needed in New Chamber Chorale in Matawan, NJ Steven Russell, %20 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 Crossing, a new chamber chorale in Matawan, New Jersey is looking for a tenor. We are a volunteer chorus of sixteen singers. We sing a variety of styles of choral music.  ]]>Featured photo: The Clock is Ticking Down! Scott Dorsey, %20 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 ad: Tenor Section Leader Jesse Ratcliffe, %20 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000
Saint James Episcopal is a vibrant church located at 73 Culpepper Street in Historic downtown Warrenton. The services are traditional--utilizing the 1982 Hymnal supplemented with outside hymnody and standard choral literature. The 25-member choir is a warm and supportive group.
The section leader is required for each Thursday rehearsal from 7 to 8:30PM and Sunday worship services at 10:15AM (warm-up from 9:15-10). The section leader is to be prepared for each rehearsal, and on occasion lead a sectional. The responsibility for rehearsal participation weighs as much as the Sunday service. This person will serve, not as a paid soloist, but a choir member, thus have the attitude of a team member that is focused on the musical development of the group, and enhance the worship experience. The choir sings almost every Sunday, Christmas Eve, Holy Week, an occasional Evensong plus two non-liturgical choral programs. Additional opportunities may be presented for additional compensation.
Compensation is $125 per week and $50 per additional service and rehearsal.
For more information, contact or 304-575-9027.
Many thanks,
Jesse Ratcliffe, Choirmaster
Classified ad: Staff Accompanist Susan Tusing, %20 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000
Clayton State University, located in Morrow, Georgia (15 minutes south of downtown Atlanta) is searching for a full-time Staff Accompanist.  The position will begin on August 1, 2015.  More information, including how to apply, can be found at:
Classified ad: Chorus Manager | Part-time Dusty Francis, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000
POSITION SUMMARY: The Ars Musica Chorale seeks a Chorus Manager for our highly regarded choral organization. Working closely with the Board of Directors and the Music Director, the Chorus Manager will have primary responsibility for the timely submission of an annual grant application to the County of Bergen, NJ; will act as chief archivist and have responsibility for the maintenance and updating of key databases; and will assist several board members and chairpersons in areas including fundraising, marketing and publicity, mailings, and concert plans and arrangements.
The Ars Musica Board of Directors is a working board; therefore, the Chorus Manager will not be expected to take full responsibility for marketing, publicity, concert production and fundraising, but will assist the respective board members and committee chairs in these areas. The Chorus Manager is expected to be available 8-10 hours per week, including mandatory attendance at monthly board meetings, usually on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm, and some or all Tuesday night rehearsals, during which time recurring tasks might be completed.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION: Maintain and update membership and mailing list databases; serve as liaison to the board; answer general inquiries and correspondence; make regular trips to the organization’s mail box; oversee the calendar and assist the Board President with communications to ensure the smooth running of all calendar events and deadlines; and develop and maintain an archive of historical materials.
TICKETING: Oversee ticketing processes with the Treasurer and maintain the volunteer box office team, track all sales and income for each performance and event.
FUNDRAISING: The Chorus Manager will assemble the necessary materials and submit our annual County grant application in a timely fashion. Ideally our Chorus Manager would also seek other granting opportunities.
MARKETING: The Chorus Manager will assist the Publicity Chairperson in the implementation of the marketing strategy for the concert season (production and mailing where appropriate of brochures, postcards, e-blasts, social media, etc).
CONCERT PRODUCTION: as needed, assist the Property Coordinator with contacting venues, coordinating rehearsal times and spaces; liaise with musicians and contractors as required by the Music Director or Treasurer.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with arts administration and a successful track record with grant writing and/or fundraising. The candidate should be self-starting, personable, professional, articulate, and willing to work with an active, involved Board. Graphics design skills and the ability to seek out and apply for additional grant funding opportunities are bonuses we would value highly.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Resumes will be accepted through February 23, 2015. No phone calls, please.
Classified ad: Join the Christ Church Choir for Bach Cantata BWV 131! Mark Sullivan, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 Choir of Christ Episcopal Church, Guilford, CT will be presenting Bach Cantata BWV 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" at our 10:00 am service on Sunday, Feb. 22. We would be happy to welcome extra singers for this lovely work, especially altos and tenors. Christ Church Choir rehearses each Wed. evening from 7:30 to 9:15; there will be a runthrough of the camtata with instruments and soloists on Feb. 21 fro 10-12. Contact Music Director Mark Sullivan at Or consider joining us on a regular basis! ]]>Classified ad: Stephen Paulus Music Celebration: Singers Needed Jennifer Anderson, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 musical celebration of Stephen Paulus is being held at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday, March 22.  Musicians include soprano Maria Jette, pianist Stephen Swanson, organist/cellist Joseph Trucano, and vocalists Shanta Hejmadi, Emily Greenleaf, Bill Haugen, and David Winkworth.  
A mass choir will be singing Paulus’s “Mass” as well as “The Road Home”.  The concerts are March 22 at both 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
Rehearsal are on Wednesday nights from 7:15—9:15:
· Feb. 11
· Feb. 25
· March 4
· March 11
· March 18
· Dress:  Saturday, March 21 from 9  - 11 a.m.
Performances on Sunday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Singers need to attend at least 4 of the rehearsals.  Professional childcare for rehearsals and performances is provided! Free parking.  
This is a very special opportunity to sing wonderful repertoire alongside fantastic musicians, including Maria Jette! 
Please contact Jennifer Anderson, Director of Music, to reserve your place in the choir!  RSVP by Feb. 1. 
Concert: Sacred German Music for Double Choir George Imirzian, %20 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000 conclude our season, we offer a program of sacred music from Germany, all for double choir. The Cecilia chorus will be joined by continuo instrumentalists and soloists, and the unaccompanied choral works will be interspersed with music for cello and piano. Beginning with J.S. Bach's monumental motet, 'Singet dem Herrn', and ending with the four sublime double choruses by Schumann, this concert provides a panorama of German choral music from the 16th to the 19th century, including works by Schütz, Hassler, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Conducted by Nicholas White.
At All Saints Parish, Brookline.  Tickets $15-$62 (student/senior discount available). 617-232-4540 or ]]>
Forum message: Looking for performance venue in Baltimore/DC area Patricia Guth, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000'm bringing about half of my 88-voice women's choir on a mini-tour from suburban Philadelphia down to Virginia Beach. We already have a concert venue in VA Beach but I am looking for something in the Baltimore/DC area for our first night or second afternoon - Friday, May 29 or Saturday, May 30. Any suggestions? A spot with a piano would be preferred. Thanks for any help you can provide! ]]>Concert: Grant Us Peace Andrea Macy, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000
A springtime offering of uplifting works, DCINY presents one of the most popular settings of the mass with Mozart’s K317 Mass in C Major conducted by DCINY Debut Conductor Catherine Sailer. The inspiring and enchanting Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams is conducted by DCINY Debut Conductor Trey Jacobs.
Sunday, April 12 at 8:30 pm
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Tickets $20-$100
Call CarnegieCharge at 212.247.7800 or Visit
Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Announcement: PROJECT : ENCORE™ Latest Additions Announced Darlene Wyzga, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000
PROJECT : ENCORE™ of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, a bridge between conductors and new, post-premiere choral compositions and their composers, is proud to announce this quarter’s acceptance of--
Signifying Nothing by Karen Siegel
A Dream Within A Dream by Michal Ziolkowski
into its keyword searchable database of new post-premiere choral compositions vetted by an international panel of prominent conductors.  Congratulations, all!
CONDUCTORS are urged to sign up to receive the quarterly publication, Sing It Again!, for regular updates on new repertoire!
COMPOSERS are urged to submit compositions that have been premiered, but have not been extensively performed beyond the premiere--as frequently as one per quarter--for review and possible upload into the prestigious PROJECT : ENCORE™ database.
Concert: A Concert Performance - Ellingboe's 'Requiem' w/ the Cathedral Festival Chorus Christine Papania, %20 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 Concert Productions presents Bradley Ellingboe's magnificent Requiem with the Cathedral Festival Chorus, members of a professional local orchestra and soloists, under the direction of the composer himself on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm at the historic St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Ellingboe's breathtaking Requiem has been conducted more than 200 times and first received its world premiere in 2010 at legendary Carnegie Hall. Ellingboe draws from the traditional Latin Mass text with additional poems by John Donne and George Herbert in Requiem.
Please note that this concert will not be ticketed. Free-will donations are encouraged. Seating is General Admission. To RSVP to this concert, click here.
Don't miss Ellingboe's Requiem at St. Louis Cathedral, one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks! 
For additional information: or call (877) (212) 279-1147.
Bradley Ellingboe's Requiem with the Cathedral Festival Chorus
Monday, February 23 at 7:00pm
St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
Forum message: Grants for Building Projects Christina Lamb, %20 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000, all.
I am not sure what forum heading this would belong to, but I am in need of some direction on where to find grant opportunities for building a new building or reconstructing an existing building for a performance venue.  My community choir is one of three community performing groups, and we have no public venue that is large enough or adequate for our performance needs.  We have a couple of churches in our area that we can use, but by performing in churches, our audiences often see us as being somehow attached to that church.  I would like to get the ball rolling on finding some grants to help us reach our goal, but I am not sure how to even begin.  If anyone out there has some helpful suggestions, please let me know.
Thank you so much!
Chris Lamb
Artistic Director, Greenfield Community Choir
Classified ad: Job posting in the next few days Bette Weir, %20 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 from previous posting.  This job will be posted on the website in the next few days - NOT March.
Full time High School Choral position at Prairie View High School, Henderson, CO  (metro Denver area located near the airport).  Established program, 4 choirs, 150 singers, 2 piano classes, active booster club, supportive administration.  Applications at  See previous posting for more links.
questions?  contact Bette Weir at
Featured photo: LAST DAY TO REGISTER! Scott Dorsey, %20 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 10 Dutch folksongs Now available in English. Jetse Bremer, %20 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 well-know Dutch folksongs arrangements now are availble in English.
Please take a look at my website, take a look at the sheet music and listen
to the Netherlands Chamber Choir.
The voicings can be adapted to your wishes
Jetse Bremer
Title Voicing Level Listen
Sheet music
Ain boer wol noar zien noaber*
A farmer wished to visit his neighbour
SATB 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Daar was een sneeuwwit vogeltje*
A little bird white as snow
SATdiv.B 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Daar was laatst een meisje loos
There was once a crafty maid
SATBdiv 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
De boer had maar enen schoen*
The farmer had just one shoe
SATB 2 mp3

Sheet music

Sheet music

Dientje Dientje*
Deanie Deanie
SATB 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Komt vrienden in het ronden*
Come friends and gather round!
SATB 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Plompaard en zijn wuvetje*
Bumpkin and his little wife
SATB 1 mp3

Sheet music

Sheet music

Schoon jonkvrouw ik moet u klagen*
Fairest maid I must complain
SATB 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Wij zijn al bijeen
We are gathered all
SATB 1 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music

Wij zijn gebroeders*

We all are brothers
Drinking song

TTBB 2 mp3 Sheet music
Sheet music
Concert: Songs of Spring: "This Have I Done for My True Love" David Almond, %20 %b %2015 %04:%Jan:%th 4JanGMT+0000
Kearsarge Chorale
at Colby-Sawyer College
Songs of Spring – “This Have I Done for My True Love”
Sunday 26 April 2015 at 3 in the afternoon
Sawyer Fine Arts Center
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, New Hampshire
Magnificat – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Paula Rockwell, mezzo soprano
Nicole Densmore, flute
Three Choruses from The Seasons: Spring – Franz Joseph Haydn
Liebeslieder Waltzes – Johannes Brahms
Three Marian Antiphons – David L. Almond
 “This Have I Done for My True Love” – Gustav Holst
“Ave Maria” – Josquin Des Prez
Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana) –Pietro Mascagni
David L. Almond, Artistic Director
Joe Henderson, Collaborative Pianist
Simeon Morrow, associate pianist
Forum message: question about note in Martin's Mass for Double Choir Cliff Ganus, %19 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000 Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir, Agnus Dei movement, the two Bärenreiter editions show a discrepency on the first chorus note in the third measure, in the unison statement of Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mun-di.  Publication #5419 shows a C-natural.  Publication #7594 (2014) shows a C-sharp on that note.  Has anybody investigated? ]]>Forum message: Where do you buy your choral and organ music? Estelle Cole, %19 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 am curious what websites and publishers you use to buy choral and organ music...
What do you search for and what do you find the most user friendly?
Any comments or thoughts are very helpful for a research project I am doing.
Forum message: choral music for secular candlelight service Brenda Durden, %19 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000,
I am in charge of picking two choir anthems for a service in remembrance of the students that were killed at a high school in Marysville. The service is at the school and an Episcopal Priest is in charge. Different religions will be represented. I was told to not have a Christian theme to the music. Any ideas. 
Brenda Durden
Classified ad: Sing with The Stamford Chorale Carol Bakinowski, %19 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000

The Stamford Chorale invites new members in all voice ranges to the first rehearsal of the spring season on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Atria, 77 Third St., Stamford. Open rehearsals continue until mid-February. An audition is not required.

The group’s concert in May will be “The American Folk Song - Musical Gems of Our Country.”

For more information, call 203 359-0659 or email


Classified ad: Music Director and Conductor, UMS Choral Union Liz Stover Rosenthal, %19 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
UMS (University Musical Society) of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Job Title: Music Director and Conductor, UMS Choral Union
Posted: January 19, 2015
End Date: February 13, 2015
Formed by a group of local university and townspeople who gathered together for the study of Handel’s Messiah, the UMS Choral Union has performed with many of the world’s distinguished orchestras and conductors in its 136-year history. Since its first performance of Handel’s Messiah in December 1879, the oratorio has been performed by the UMS Choral Union in Ann Arbor annually. Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS (University Musical Society), the 175-voice Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. The UMS Choral Union is a community-oriented volunteer chorus open to adults and students by audition.
Job Duties
-Conduct the chorus in weekly rehearsals (Monday evenings, 7-9:30pm)
-Conduct annual performances of Handel’s Messiah with orchestra (traditionally scheduled the week/end following Thanksgiving)
-Prepare chorus for periodic appearances with major orchestras in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and throughout the southeast Michigan region (as scheduled)
-Coordinate and conduct Summer Sings, a participatory program where community members gather to sing through a major work with piano, soloists, and guest conductors (three Mondays in the summer)
-Serve as public face and spokesperson of the UMS Choral Union
-Lead and/or participate in a limited number of strategic arts initiatives for UMS including education, community engagement, development, and marketing activities
-Work with UMS programming staff on casting and future planning for UMS Choral Union activities
-Contribute to larger strategic planning initiative for the UMS Choral Union
-Run auditions for new and returning members
-Supervise Chorus Manager and Chorus Librarian
-Established reputation as a conductor and music director
-Ability to attract capable singers
-Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate choristers
-Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
Commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position, equal to approximately 25-35% of a full-time portfolio of work.
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, links to online video recordings of conducting (face to camera, preferably including a rehearsal situation), and a list of five references with contact information via email to:  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to also include links and media samples of pre-concert lectures, community engagement and arts participation initiatives, and/or online arts initiatives and arts blogs.
Applications should be submitted by February 13 to ensure full consideration.  Final candidates will be invited to campus for an interview and audition on March 30 or April 13, 2015.
About the UMS Choral Union
Based in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS, the 175-voice Choral Union is known for its definitive performances of large-scale works for chorus and orchestra. The UMS Choral Union further enriched that tradition when it began appearing regularly with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) nearly 20 years ago.
The UMS Choral Union was a participant chorus in a rare performance and recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience in Hill Auditorium in April 2004 under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. Naxos released a three-disc set of this recording in October 2004, featuring the UMS Choral Union and U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance ensembles. The recording won four Grammy Awards in 2006, including “Best Choral Performance” and “Best Classical Album.” The recording was also selected as one of The New York Times “Best Classical Music CDs of 2004.” The UMS Choral Union was involved in a second Naxos recording project released in 2014 when it joined forces with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Chamber Choir, University Choir, Orpheus Singers, and University Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the rarely-heard Oresteian Trilogy by Darius Milhaud, conducted by Kenneth Kiesler. The recording is nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Opera Recording.”
Other recent highlights of the UMS Choral Union’s schedule include a 2010 performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) at Hill Auditorium with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. In May 2013, a small group of chorus members joined the Detroit Symphony and Leonard Slatkin in a performance of Ives’s Symphony No. 4 as part of Carnegie Hall’s Spring for Music festival in New York.
            The UMS Choral Union’s 14-15 season began in September with a special appearance with choral forces from the University of Michigan as part of the Michigan vs. Miami of Ohio halftime show dedicated to the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner. In November, the chorus performed Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas. The season continued in December with the chorus’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah at Hill Auditorium with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. On February 14, the UMS Choral Union will perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Hill Auditorium with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra with Jerry Blackstone in Blackstone’s final performance as music director. In May, the chorus will return to Detroit for performances of Puccini’s Tosca with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
About UMS
UMS grew from a group of local members of the University and townspeople in the 1870s who gathered together for the study of Handel’s Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The Choral Union. Many Choral Union members were also affiliated with the University, and the University Musical Society was established soon after in 1880.
Since that first season, UMS has expanded greatly and now presents the very best from a wide spectrum of the performing arts: internationally renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz and global music performers, and contemporary stagework and classical theater. Through educational programming, the commissioning of new works, youth programs, artist residencies, and collaborative projects, UMS continues to strengthen its reputation for artistic distinction and innovation.
For more information, please visit
UMS Choral Union video links of interest: 
Handel’s Messiah Preview:
Brahms’ Requiem Preview:
Carmina Burana performance with Detroit Symphony Orchestra:
Beethoven 9 performance with Detroit Symphony Orchestra:
UMS and the University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Classified ad: College Avenue UMC seeks Praise Team Director Christopher Brush, %19 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 Avenue United Methodist Church in Muncie, Indiana seeks a part-time Praise Team Director to lead musical aspects of our contemporary worship service.  This area of worship at CAUMC has grown in recent years, so the position has been expanded to ten to fifteen hours per week, fifty-two weeks per year.  Our  music ministry has a long-standing tradition of uplifting our congregation with excellent music that enhances worship experiences at CAUMC.  The church is two blocks south of the Ball State University campus, so there are many opportunities to engage with skilled student and adult musicians.
Muncie, Indiana is located approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis.  The Ball State University School of Music is a major Midwest hub for music education and music technology.
For more information or to view the detailed position description, visit  Please submit application materials to  We are currently interviewing candidates for this position, but will accept and review applications until it has been filled.
Please contact Christopher Brush, CAUMC Director of Music, with any questions at
Announcement: College Choir Seeking Church Concert Venue in NC or VA Julia B. Thorn, %19 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 Susquehanna University Choir, a Lutheran Liberal Arts Institution is seeking concert venues between Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA on Friday and Saturday March 6-7, 2015.  This is an excellent choir with a varied program of literature that would appeal to any congregation.  The church commitment would be a pre concert meal, free will offering and if possible housing for 48 wonderful students.  If housing is not possible other arrangements may be made if necessary.  Please contact Dr. Julia Thorn at at your earliest convenience. ]]>Announcement: MUSICALS' CELEBRATION IN GREECE. 5th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS. Thessaloniki 24th - 26th April 2015 Stratos Tsichlas, %19 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000
                                                                                                                                 5th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS
                                                                                                                                               24th-26th April, 2015
                                                                                                                                              THESSALONIKI, GREECE
                                                                                                                                          Organization : Choir ”KORAIS”
The historic city of Thessaloniki with its rich ancient monuments, the multicultural city of the Eastern Mediterranean which is located at the shadow of mountain Olympus, -the mountain of the Gods and the legends- is inviting you to visit it and to participate in the 5th World Choir Festival on Musicals, to be held from the 24th to 26th of April 2015.
The Festival is not only an annual celebration of the most beautiful melodies of the musical theatre and cinema internationally but also a meeting of choirs which share the joy of singing and dancing and communicate their musical feelings, living unforgettable moments together.
The Festival, dedicated from its very beginning to Peace, Friendship, Collaboration, Brotherhood and Solidarity of people, will be commemorated to Thrassos Kavouras, who was the leading conductor and organizer of the largest International Chorus Festivals in Greece.
  • The Festival is addressed to all types of choirs and vocal ensembles all over the world.
  • The Festival does not have a competitive character. However an Audience Prize will be awarded to the best choir, after a voting, at the end of each concert.
  • Each choir is invited to interpret five songs, at least three from Musicals while the remaining two offree choice, preferably songs from pop music, jazz or from film soundtracks.
  • The program of the first and the last day in the morning, will be open, allowing the participation to choirs that do not include Musicals in their repertoire.
  • The choirs may accompany their program with dancing performances and choreographies.
  • The Festival gives the opportunity for dancing schools or dancing groups to participate with choreographies related with international Musicals.
  • The Festival Opening Ceremony will take place at the Odeion of the Roman Agora, ancient monument of great value in the city.
  • At the end of the Festival a great Greek feast will be given to all theparticipants.
  • The accommodation of the choirs will be at 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with a very attractive cost. Staying in Thessaloniki displays a special archeological and cultural interest. In this way, the choirs will combine their participation with the acquaintance of the rich historical monuments of the city as well as the ancient Greek cities located in the surrounding area. ( You can see all the sights  HERE ).    
For further information, please visit our website:  WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS              (
The 5th World Choir Festival on Musicals awaits your participation in the Musicals’ Celebration.
                                              For the Choir “KORAIS”
                 Stratos Tsichlas                                                    Jasenka Ostojić
  President of the Organizing Committee                                         Artistic Director
Choir “KORAIS”
53 Alkminis Str. 542 49
Tel.& Fax : 0030 2310 309900
e-mail :
Announcement: Newly available SATB spiritual: Sing Our Praise To God Michael Sandvik, %19 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000
My SATB a cappella spiritual "Sing Our Praise To God" is available from my website and from sheetmusicplus. "Sing Our Praise To God" has been extremely well received by choirs and audiences alike with excitement building throughout the piece.
Feel free to print a complimentary perusal copy (only an option from my website) while you listen to the available recording.
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Classified ad: Bass vacancy in VOCES8 Barnaby Smith, %19 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000
 vocal ensemble VOCES8 welcomes applicants for the role of BASS.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable in Classical and Jazz styles and will be eager to perform and inspire others through music.
  • Performs over 100 concerts a year worldwide
  • Has a repertoire ranging from Renaissance Polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements
  • Is a no. 1 selling recording artist with Decca Classics

  • Leads workshop programmes worldwide as part of the VCM Foundation
Start Date: September 2015
Salary: £30k per annum basic
The ideal candidate will be classically trained with choral or ensemble experience, have broad musical horizons and be committed, professional and able to enjoy working as part of a team
To apply, email a CV, photo and sound clip to Barnaby Smith -

Closing Date for Applications: 1st March 2015

Audition for shortlisted applicants in London in March and April 2015 
Classified ad: Inquiry RE instrumental parts Walter Wells, %19 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 need some information as to where I might find the strings parts and a realized organ continuo for the Mozart MISSA BREVIS K. 275. I have found information on the web but the crucial thing here is a realized organ part. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Walter Wells, Choir Ditrector
St. Andrew's Episcopal CHruch
State College PA
Concert: St. Olaf Choir Eastern US Tour 2015 Kevin Stocks, %19 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000
The St. Olaf Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong announce 18-concert national winter tour, including concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh & Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
The world-renowned St. Olaf Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong, who is now celebrating his 25th year as the ensemble’s conductor, launch their annual national tour on January 24, presenting 18 concerts in 13 states through February 15, 2015.
Throughout its 103-history the St. Olaf Choir has been credited with advancing unaccompanied choral music at the highest level, and this tour presents the ensemble in some of America’s finest concert halls: Emory University’s Schwartz Concert Hall in Atlanta, New York’s Carnegie Hall (where the ensemble first performed in 1920), Severance Hall in Cleveland and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Tickets are now on sale, and links to concert halls are available online at
Founded in 1912 by F. Melius Christiansen at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., the St. Olaf Choir is internationally recognized as a creative force behind America’s a cappella choral tradition.
“The St. Olaf Choir is one of America’s pace-setting choral ensembles,” Armstrong says. “It is a collegiate choir that sings at a professional level. What our musicians may lack in the full maturity of a 30- to 40-year-old singer, they make up for in artistry, particularly through their attention to nuance of sound and beauty of text. Hearing the St. Olaf Choir is more than just a musical experience. Our singers touch the hearts and souls of our listeners through body, mind, spirit and voice.”
Joining the St. Olaf Choir and Armstrong on their tour is violinist and violist Charles Gray, professor of music at St. Olaf College. A former member of the Rochester Philharmonic in New York and the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan, Gray is currently a substitute member of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
 Highlights for the 2015 tour program include:
  • Premiere performances of works by Rosephanye Powell (With What Shall I Come for violin and chorus) and Kim André Arnesen (Flight Song for piano and chorus) – presented as gifts from the composers and dedicated to the St. Olaf Choir in honor of Armstrong’s 25th anniversary as its conductor.
  • Music of the 16th and 17th centuries including Robert Stone’s The Lord’s Prayer, William Byrd’s I Will Not Leave You Comfortless and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228).
  • Leonard Bernstein’s Sanctus (from Mass). “Since we will be visiting some of his haunts on the East Coast during this tour, it’s fitting that we present the music of Bernstein,” Armstrong says.
  • The Lord is Everlasting God by Kenneth Jennings, the St. Olaf Choir’s third conductor who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. “I consider this to be one of his most beautiful pieces,” Armstrong says. The program also includes Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying arranged by the St. Olaf Choir’s founder and first conductor, F. Melius Christiansen.
  • Works by contemporary composers are showcased in the program’s third section: Anthony Bernarducci’s Veni Creator Spiritus; Rosephanye Powell’s With What Shall I Come; Eric Whitacre’s Kala, Kalla (Five Hebrew Love Songs) for violin, chorus and piano; Daniel Elder’s Lullaby (Three Nocturnes); Kim André Arnesen’s Flight Song; and Sarah Hopkins’ Past Life Melodies, a work that features harmonic overtone singing.
  • Stephen Paulus’ Pilgrims’ Hymn (The Three Hermits). “We will be performing this work in memory of Steve – who we lost this year,” Armstrong says. “We took this work on tour to the United Kingdom in 2009 to represent the best of American music, and it became one of our most beloved pieces.”
  • A new setting of This Little Light of Mine, by Anthony Leach, a professor of music at Penn State. “This arrangement for piano and chorus speaks powerfully in a language understood by today’s communities of color,” Armstrong says. “When I first heard this piece at the 10th World Choral Symposium in Seoul, South Korea, this past year, I knew that I needed to present it with the St. Olaf Choir.” The final section of the tour program also features L.L. Fleming’s arrangement of Give Me Jesus, and Moses G. Hogan, Jr.’s The Battle of Jericho.
“When they opened their mouths to sing, an even wall of sound emerged: words clear, notes true. But more than that, the notes were felt … (The St. Olaf Choir is) good because of its remarkable balance and mellow tone … It’s good because of its dynamic shadings: its ability to sustain, then build from, nearly inaudible pianos, or to distinguish between a forte and a fortissimo … Dr. Anton Armstrong, the group’s leader since 1990, is clearly a gifted choral director – and a teacher to the core.” ~ The New York Times
After F. Melius Christiansen founded the St. Olaf Choir in 1912, he was credited with contributing to the transformation of American choral music. He and the St. Olaf Choir transcended America’s limited early 20th century choral tradition with the introduction of a cappella singing of the highest level, creating a model for the widespread choral growth that followed.
“F. Melius opened a whole new paradigm that never existed before,” Anton Armstrong says. “Prior to the St. Olaf Choir, glee clubs and oratorio societies were the choirs of the day. A cappella singing in America was new for its time. The St. Olaf Choir helped establish what we know today as the parish choirs that are now a regular part of many worship services across the nation.”
The St. Olaf Choir has a long history of innovation. It became one of the first to tour the nation regularly starting in 1920. The St. Olaf Choir also began recording in the 1920s and performed on air when radio was in its infancy. The annual “St. Olaf Christmas Festival” has aired on national and international radio and television for more than 30 years, and continues to serve as a prototype for these types of holiday broadcasts.
On Dec. 23, 2013, PBS premiered Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir, which was filmed at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway in June 2013, and won two regional Emmy® Awards this year.
In 2007 the St. Olaf choral ensembles achieved another major milestone when Christmas at St. Olaf: Where Peace and Love and Hope Abide was simulcast to more than 180 movie theaters across the United States on Dec. 2, 2007. The PBS premiere of the one-hour highlights program produced by Twin Cities Public Television aired on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, and reached 2.5 million people. Four years later the 100th St. Olaf Christmas Festival was simulcast to 372 movie theaters across America.
The singers commit to balancing full course loads with rehearsals five days a week; choir members perform concerts entirely from memory. Anton Armstrong has conducted the St. Olaf Choir since 1990. There have been only three conductors of the St. Olaf Choir before Armstrong: Kenneth Jennings, Olaf Christiansen and the founder and first conductor F. Melius Christiansen.
The St. Olaf Choir has also been featured in a number of symphonic collaborations including, most recently, performances of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem for Voices, Orchestra and Organ, Opus 9, with the Minnesota Orchestra under the baton of Osmo Vänskä in April 2010 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The St. Olaf Choir has also performed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Neemi Jarvi, Sir David Willcocks, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Andreas Delfs, Helmuth Rilling and the late Robert Shaw.
Touring, recording and broadcasts are all major components in the artistic life of the St. Olaf Choir. The St. Olaf Choir has performed for capacity audiences in major concert halls across the nation and overseas since 1920. Annual tours attract audiences totaling 25,000. Recent tours have included a 2013 tour to Norway, a 2009 tour to England, Wales and Ireland, a 2005 tour of Norway, a 2001 European tour including Paris, Prague, Vienna and Berlin, and a 1997 tour to Australia and New Zealand.
Tour Itinerary:
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Greenville, South Carolina

First Presbyterian Church
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 3 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall
Luther Memorial Church
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago, Illinois
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chenery Auditorium
Severance Hall
Rochester, New York
Roberts Wesleyan College
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Worcester, Massachusetts
Mechanics Hall
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
New Haven, Connecticut
Battell Chapel, Yale University
Friday, February 6, 2015, 8 p.m.
New York, New York
Carnegie Hall

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 4 p.m.
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday, February 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton University Chapel
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Heinz Hall
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati, Ohio
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
First Presbyterian Church
Friday, February 13, 2015, 8 p.m.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Calvin College
Pick-Staiger Hall, Northwestern University
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Orchestra Hall
Tour Program
The Lord's Prayer                                                                                             Robert Stone  (1516-1613)
I Will Not Leave You Comfortless                                                               William Byrd (1539-1623)
Fürchte dich nicht (BWV 228)                                                                     Johann Sebastian Bach  (1685-1750)
Ehre sei Gott                                                                                                     Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
In Winter's Night                                                                                             Setting by Charles Forsberg (b. 1942)
Sanctus (from Mass)                                                                                     Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Evening Meal (The Lord’s Supper)                                                            Ralph M. Johnson (b. 1955)
The Lord is the Everlasting God                                                                  Kenneth Jennings (b. 1925)
Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying                                                              arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Veni Creator Spiritus                                                                                      Anthony Bernarducci (b. 1983)
With What Shall I Come *                                                                            Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962)
Kala, Kalla (Five Hebrew Love Songs)                                                      Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Lullaby (Three Nocturnes)                                                                            Daniel Elder (b. 1986)
Flight Song *                                                                                                     Kim André Arnesen (b. 1980)
Past Life Melodies                                                                                          Sarah Hopkins (b. 1958)
*       Premiere performances of works written as gifts from the composers and dedicated to the
St. Olaf Choir in honor of Anton Armstrong’s 25th anniversary as the ensemble’s conductor.
Pilgrims’ Hymn (The Three Hermits)                                                        Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
This Little Light of Mine                                                                                 arr. Anthony Leach
Give Me Jesus                                                                                                  arr. L.L. Fleming
The Battle of Jericho                                                                                       arr. Moses G. Hogan Jr.
Optional Selections:
Danny Boy                                                                                                          arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
Beautiful Savior                                                                                                arr. F. Melius Christiansen
Announcement: Join Choral Revolution by supporting us through Kickstarter! Cyril Deaconoff, %18 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
Our new San Jose chamber chorus, Voices of Silicon Valley, had a wonderful beginning last Fall as we performed a program of beautiful, varied and challenging music, starting to incorporate technology into our programs as that is one of our main goals. This Spring we expect to continue to build our chorus and take it to new heights with new bold ideas. Description of our ideas and our video can be found at this Kickstarer link which has gone live:
We believe these ideas can have far reaching postive effect on our entire field. Notice at $300 level and more you can pick a theme of a new choral work and thus influence concert programs and commissioned works. Help us make it a reality by partnering with us through Kickstarter!
Forum message: Quality Choral Subscription Services Peter Isherwood, %19 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%th 3JanGMT+0000,
What publishers or distributors have you found that produce quality subscription services of new works for any of the following: HS Mixed/Chamber/Women, Church SATB, youth, and children?
Many thanks for your help and insight! Always looking for new motivating music!
Peter Isherwood
Concert: St Peter's Singers Good Friday Concert - Haydn David Hawkin, %19 %b %2015 %12:%Jan:%th 12JanGMT+0000 Friday Concert at Leeds Minster
St Peter's Singers of Leeds
Haydn - Stabat Mater & Maria Theresa Mass
St Peter's Singers present their Good Friday Concert at Leeds Minster on 3 April 2015 begining at 7.00pm. Music comprises Haydn's rarely heard but sumptuous Stabat Mater and his beautiful Maria Theresa Mass. Feel-good music throughout !
Music for Good Friday
St Peter's Singers of Leeds
National Festival Orchestra
Sally Robinson - leader
Kristina James
Lucy Appleyard
Christopher Trenholme
Quentin Brown
David Houlder - organ
Simon Lindley - conductor
Tickets: WeGotTickets £12 (£8 concessions)
Concert: Canadian Connections V Patricia Abbott, %19 %b %2015 %12:%Jan:%th 12JanGMT+0000
The Montreal Choral Institute Presents Canadian Connections V
 On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the Montreal Choral Institute hosts the highly acclaimed professional ensemble, the Canadian Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, for a concert of recent works by Canadian composers. Also featured on the program will be guest appearances by two Montreal-area choirs, Ensemble vocal Cantivo (Patricia Abbott, dir.) and the Ste-Anne Singers (Margo Keenan, dir.). The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of St-Pierre-Apôtre, 1201 de la Visitation (corner René-Lévesque Blvd. E., across the street from Maison Radio-Canada, Beaudry métro).
The Canadian Chamber Choir and conductor Julia Davids will also hold a workshop in the afternoon with the Montreal choirs and other selected choristers to prepare four massed choir selections by Jeff Enns, Robert Ingari, Rupert Lang and Bruce Sled for the evening’s concert.
Founded in 1999, the Canadian Chamber Choir is made up of professional choral artists (singers, conductors and composers) from across Canada who are devoted to the development of choral music. The ensemble has toured nationally and is currently working on its second recording. Dr. Julia Davids, who succeeded founding conductor Iwan Edwards in 2005, is assistant professor and director of choral activities at North Park University in Chicago. She is the co-author of the award-winning Vocal Technique – A Guide for Conductors, Teachers and Singers published by Waveland Press in 2012.
Tickets for the February 14 concert are $25 for adults ($22 pre-sale), $15 for students ($12 pre-sale), and $20 for groups of 10 or more. Experienced choristers interested in participating in the afternoon workshop and massed choir selections have until February 1st to register.
For information on the workshop or to purchase concert tickets, contact Patricia Abbott at or 514-351-3541.
Canadian Chamber Choir, Dr. Julia Davids, Artistic Director - Joel Tranquilla, Assistant Conductor
Reflections of Canada
Vision Chant (from Bawajigaegan)                   Andrew Balfour (b. 1969)
Silence                                                             Nancy Telfer (b. 1950)
Kyrie (from Requiem for Peace)                       Larry Nickel (BC) (b. 1952)
Gloria!                                                               Tobin Stokes (BC) (b.1966)
Sanctus (from Missa Brevis)                             Matthew Emery (ON) (b. 1991)
Da Pacem                                                          Jeff Enns (ON) (b. 1972)                
            Women of the CCC                                       
Psaume 98                                                          Peter Togni (NS) (b. 1959)
            Men of the CCC                                            
In Paradisum                                                       Kathleen Allan (NL)  (b. 1989)
Ensemble vocal Cantivo, Patricia Abbott, dir.
Laudate nomen Domini                                       Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1572)
Vous perdez temps de me dire mal d’elle           Claudin de Sermisy (c.1490-1562)           
Tant que vivrai                                                    Claudin de Sermisy
Rondeau (Bon an bon jour)                                David Scott Lytle, texte de Eustache Deschamps (1346-1407)    
Ste-Anne Singers, Margo Keenan, dir.
Tabula Rasa                                                        Lyrics: Allison Girvan/ Music: Don Macdonald    
Quand les hommes vivront d'amour                    Paroles et musique: Raymond Lévesque, Harm.: Marie Bernard    
Massed Choir
Agneau de Dieu                                                     Rupert Lang (BC) (b. 1948)
Soleils couchants                                                   Robert Ingari            
She’s Like the Swallow                                         trad. (Newfoundland),  arr. Jeff Enns                                    
Labalinda                                                              Bruce Sled ]]>
Concert: Concert by The Lea Singers - Mozart Requiem & Bach Motets - 28th March 2015 Philip Bevan, %19 %b %2015 %11:%Jan:%th 11JanGMT+0000 Mozart Requiem is one of the highlights of the choral repertoire and the Lea Singers under their conductor Benjamin Goodson will perform the work from memory to convey the full drama with orchestral accompaniment and exciting young soloists.
Venue St Nicholas Church, Church Green, Harpenden, Herts, England, AL5 2TP starting at 7.30 pm
Tickets Adults £15; Students £10 on line at or Tel +44-(0)1707-377029 or Email
Announcement: Festival of Church Music 2015 Jared Daugherty, %19 %b %2015 %03:%Jan:%th 3JanGMT+0000 a choir of more than 200 voices, a brass ensemble, and organ, Eric Nelson, of Emory University, and Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, will conduct a worship experience to journey through the Christian Year. Come and worship in music and the Word, as Paul Westermeyer, of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, offers an inspiring message. 
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 7pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC 
For Tickets: (adults $10, students $5, children under 12 free)
Forum message: Jesus Lives robert schneider, %19 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000'm looking for a choral anthem arrangement of the Anglican hymn Jesus Lives.    ]]>Classified ad: Director of Worship (Contemporary Music Leader) Terry Moran, %19 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000
St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale, VA is seeking applicants for the Director of Worship for our Modern Worship Service.  This 10-15 hour per week part-time position will be responsible for worship planning, leading band and vocal rehearsals, coordinating volunteers and paid musicians, and leading Sunday morning worship.
Requirements include that the applicant must have a strong vocal presence and experience in a Modern (Contemporary Music setting).  The applicant must be a practicing Christian that can express their faith in groups and worship.
Ability to play guitar, piano or keyboard is preferred but, not a requirement.
Those interested in applying or for any questions, please contact Scott Bach-Hansen, SPRC Chair at or by calling the church office at 703-978-3500.
Interviews being scheduled
Resumes can also be mailed to:
St. Matthew’s UMC
Attn:  SPRC
8617 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
Announcement: Lord's Prayer Latin setting - SATB a cappella - FREE scores download Bill Heigen, %19 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000
For instant free download of the PDF scores, go to
Classified ad: Chorus Manager - Part-Time Diane Griffin, %18 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
Job Description:  Part-Time Chorus Manager
The Organization
Mission: To create a vibrant choral experience that transforms and enlightens both singers and audience through exploration of the traditional and the unexpected in women’s choral literature.
Founded in 1965, WomenSing is an auditioned volunteer chorus based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The chorus is known for its ambitious programming of both traditional and contemporary music. WomenSing rehearses once a week, offers major concerts in December and June, and periodically tours nationally and internationally. WomenSing has a two-person professional artistic staff, a bookkeeper and a stage manager.  Otherwise, it is a volunteer driven organization with work carried out by committees and individuals. 
The Position
The Chorus Manager (CM) is a part-time position responsible for the managerial duties of WomenSing. The CM is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors, and works in partnership with the Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors. The position requires both administrative and coordination skills.  Some tasks call for proactive decision-making; some are purely clerical.  Hours are flexible and the CM will work out of his or her home office.  This job description provides an overview of the areas of responsibility and examples of tasks involved. Prioritization of these areas and tasks will be addressed.
The CM will coordinate, assist with and in some cases, directly perform or manage tasks in the following areas of responsibility in conjunction with volunteers:
  • Assist with all development activities, in coordination with Development Committee Co-Chairs (volunteers) and Development Consultant (hired staff), and Board President (singer volunteer).
  • Assure timely and accurate database management of donors and prospects, as well as a gift acknowledgment system
  • Provide support in seeking out, researching, and submitting grants.
  • Provide support in the implementation of corporate sponsorships, endowment funds, and in identifying other sources of income for WomenSing.
  • Coordinate preparation and distribution of all printed and web materials, (including press releases, concert listings, concert programs, advertisements, newsletters, brochures, etc) in coordination with Marketing Committee Co-Chairs (volunteers) and Artistic Director.
  • Assist with preparation of enews and eblasts, and website and social media updates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with press contacts and keep press lists updated.
Concert Production
  • Manage all WS performances and presentations including securing venues, providing “front of house” management, coordinating volunteers, booking and managing Stage Manager and Recording Engineer, negotiate and execute all contracts relating to said performances, including guest instrumentalists/other performers, equipment transportation, etc.
  • Implement efficient box office procedures and customer service; gather and maintain key data for analysis: ticket sales, audience surveys.
  • Gather and maintain lists of contacts: artistic, press, public agencies, collaborators, comp ticket recipients.
Volunteer Coordination and Operations
  • Establish and maintain a master calendar of all committee activities. 
  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator (singer) in coordinating the volunteer work of the chorus.
  • Review and proof materials produced for distribution by WomenSing volunteers and committees as needed.
  • Respond and distribute WS email as needed.
Board and Artistic Director Support
  • Attend Board meetings.
  • Report to the Board as requested.
  • Assist Artistic Director as requested
  • Work closely with the Artistic Director, Board president and members to further the artistic and organizational development of the organization. 
·   AA degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as well as ability, when necessary, to work proactively and follow through on assignments independently.
  • Experience with choral music, classical music, and/or non-profit organizations is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (including Excel).
WomenSing will provide training in regard to its own operations and data systems.
Other Requirements
  • Ability to arrange hours as needed to accommodate attending meetings and concerts.
  • Ability to provide his/her own transportation vehicle, computer, printer, software, communications devices and home office.
Annual salary range is $18,000 to $22,000, commensurate with education and experience.  This is a part-time position, averaging 20 hours a week. 
Concert: Milestones, Two Friends; One Ocean: The Sacred Music of Knut Nystedt and Leland Sateren presented by Two Rivers Chorale and the Northwestern Choir Maria Foley, %18 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000

Join Two Rivers Chorale and the Northwestern Choir as we perform Milestones, Two Friends; One Ocean: The Sacred Music of Knut Nystedt and Leland Sateren.

Timothy Sawyer, conductor
Pauline Sateren, guest narrator

A tapestry of compositions by these two lifetime friends, who changed the landscape of choral music in the US and Norway. Nystedt passed away at age 99 in December 2014 and Sateren at age 94 in 2007.

Our guest commentator will be Pauline Sateren, wife of Leland and accomplished musician.

Free admission, no ticket needed. Donations accepted.

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
Maranatha Hall, Totino Fine Arts Center
University of Northwestern-St. Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55113

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115

Featured photo: The Clock is Ticking Down! Scott Dorsey, %08 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 message: Upbeat 2 part choral piece for junior school choir Miriam Roberts, %18 %b %2015 %10:%Jan:%th 10JanGMT+0000 anyone recommend a really exciting, upbeat choral piece in 2 parts (ss) for a junior girls' choir (age 7-11)? Nothing too childish. They rise to a challenge.  ]]>Classified ad: Raincross Chorale is Looking for a Few More Good Singers Kris Lovekin, %18 %b %2015 %06:%Jan:%th 6JanGMT+0000 Raincross Chorale has room for a few more good singers. This 40-voice choir sings an Evensong concert during Riverside's Dickens Festival on Sunday, Feb. 22 at the First Congregational Church in downtown Riverside. Rehearsals for that program begin at 7 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Victoria Presbyterian Church, 6091 Victoria Ave., Riverside. They continue each Tuesday until the performance. Prospective new members are welcome to come sing for the first rehearsal, with auditions afterward with Raincross Chorale director Bill Brakemeyer.  
More information is available on the Web at
Classified ad: Join American Canyon Singers for Faure and Opera! Cyril Deaconoff, %18 %b %2015 %02:%Jan:%th 2JanGMT+0000 Canyon Singers is gearing up for its spring season. We're excited to announce that we'll begin rehearsals for the Faure REQUIEM starting on Monday, January 12th at 7:00 PM which is our regular rehearsal night at American Canyon High School at 3000 Newell Dr., American Canyon, CA Room B230 (entrance from the back of the performing arts building)
In April and May we'll be working on selections from various opera choruses by Verdi, Puccinin and others.
All who love to sing are invited to come and join us!
For more info visit us on
as well as
Classified ad: Innovative San Jose chamber chorus invites singers to audition Cyril Deaconoff, %18 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
Our new chamber chorus, Voices of Silicon Valley, had a wonderful beginning last Fall as we performed a program of beautiful, varied and challenging music, starting to incorporate technology into our programs as that is one of our main goals. This Spring we expect to continue to build our chorus and take it to new heights with new bold ideas. Some of our ideas and our video can be found at this Kickstarer link:
Here is what is in the works for this Spring:
We have an invitation from Arts Under the Spire concert series in Oakland, CA to take part in their Spring Festival of 'Old and New' music on May 31. It will place in gorgeous space of the neo-gothic First Presbyterian Church in downtown and our program should be a perfect fit. We'll do the same program in South Bay on May 31. 
Our program for this Spring:
English madrigals - April is in my mistress face and Now is the month of maying
We'll honor the memory of recently passed American composer Stephen Paulus by performing his most popular work Pilgrim's hymn:
After a very successful performance last December of the opening movement from Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass, we'll do the ENTIRE work - that's our major work of the Spring. Here is an excerpt:
The Lamb by John Tavener and Leonardo Dreams of his flying machine by Eric Whitaker
Finally - brand new music by our contemporaries. Some of the specific choices we'll be made by the singers and subscribers to our Kickstarter campaign which has just gone live (please see the link below).
We rehearse on Wednesday nights  at San Jose First United Methodist Church from 7pm to 9:30. It is in the downtown, corner of 5th and Santa Clara, across the street from City Hall.
Contact our conductor Dr. Cyril Deaconoff at to schedule an audition.
Forum message: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus repertory Keith Jones, %17 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 am beginning to program for a mixed chorus concert on the theme, "Men are from Mars, women are from Venus". I plan to begin the program with 16th-century madrigals, and there is a piece by Faure - Madrigal - that fits the theme perfectly. I welcome any and all other suggestions. Thank you! ]]>Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, January 18, 2015 Robert Kennedy, %17 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify
for you to enjoy: GSM - January 18, 2015
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed
on Sunday evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
To subscribe to my weekly playlist emailing:  send
your email address to
H. Walford Davies: Psalm 121 and Requiem aeternam
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Super flumina Babylonis
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Alexander Grechaninov: In Thy Kingdom, Op. 58 No. 3
Holst Singers, Stephen Layton
James Bowman, counter-tenor
Walford Davies was Organist at London's Temple Church where his assistant
was none other than Leopold Stokowski. Stephen Layton succeeded Richard
Marlow as Director of Music of Trinity College, Cambridge in 2006.
David Hill: Dominus illuminatio
Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
Franz Schubert: Offertorium "Totus in corde", D. 136
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch
Helen Donath, soprano; Eduard Brunner, clarinet
Arvo Part: Peace upon you, Jerusalem
Ars Nova Copenhagen, Paul Hillier
David Hill succeeded Sir David Willcocks as Director of London's Bach Choir.
Schubert composed his setting of Totus in corde when he was eighteen years old.
His gift for writing gorgeous melodies is readily apparent. Ars Nova Copenhagen was
founded in 1979 and is widely considered to be one of Europe's finest vocal ensembles.
George Frideric Handel: Gird on thy sword, thou man of might ~ Saul
RIAS Chamber Choir; Concerto Cologne, Rene Jacobs
John Rutter: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
Cambridge Singers; City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter
Last week I began a new feature of our first hour of Great Sacred Music, namely, including
a chorus from one of Handel's lesser known oratorios. Gird on thy sword is the final chorus
from Saul. I will lift up mine eyes is a setting of Psalm 121 which John Rutter wrote in 1976.
Gabriel Fauré: Messe basse
English Voices, Ross Pople
Angharad Gruffydd-Jones, soprano; Stephen Farr, organ
A Messe Basse or Low Mass has no setting of the Gloria and Credo. Faure
wrote this composition in 1881 whilst on vacation in Normandy.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 3, "Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid"
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Dorothee Mields, soprano; Pascal Bertin, countertenor;
Gerd Turk, tenor; Peter Kooy, bass-baritone
"Ah God, how many heart pains" is one translation of the German. This cantata
was written for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Anton Bruckner: Te Deum WAB 45
Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
Frances Yeend, soprano; Martha Lipton, mezzo-soprano;
David Lloyd, tenor; Mack Harrel, baritone
Like Faure's Messe Basse which we heard earlier Bruckner's Te Deum was written
in 1881 which was also when he was finishing his Sixth Symphony.
César Franck: Pièce Héroïque
Jan Kraybill, organ
2011 Casavant organ in the Kaufman Center for Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri
Casavant Freres of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec has been building organs since 1879. 
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Missa Salisburgensis
Musica Antiqua of Cologne; Gabrieli Consort & Players
Reinhard Goebel; Paul McCreesh
Musicologists think that Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber wrote his Missa Salisburgensis
or the 1100 anniversary celebrations of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, Austria in 1882.
The work is scored for 53 voice parts and makes maximum use of the four musicians'
galleries in the cathedral as well as choir positions in the front and back of the nave.
Classified ad: ACCOMPANISTS, ALTOS, TENORS, BASSES Tiffany Warren, %17 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 Looking for an accompanist who is available on Mondays (7-9) to play parts and continuo for Baroque Motets (4, 6, and 8 voci). Paid.

Also looking for one more alto (a true alto with a decent low range), one more tenor, and two more basses.
Concerts paid ($100 per concert), rehearsals not paid as of now.
Must be a professional and trained musician with vocal training and knowledge of early music. Sight reading is a must. Must live near or be willing to travel to Manhattan Beach. Only serious inquiries please.

If you live far from the South Bay we would prefer that you not answer this ad.

Singers, please visit the site and complete the form

Accompanists, please email eric or myself using the emails below.

Eric.seraphiminfo(a) or theseraphimsings(a)

Thank you and I look forward to making music with you. ]]>Forum message: Messiah, arr. Mozart, full score in English? Scott Dean, %17 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 Colleagues
I have the Barenreiter urtext full score (available in German only) and instrumental parts, of Mozart's edition/orchestration of Handel's Messiah, however, we are performing the work in English (using Clifford Bartlett's choral edition, pub. Oxford, as the choral parts are virtually unchanged). 

Does anyone know of a full score of Mozart's edition/orchestration in English and how to procure a copy?  (A performance in German is not an option and the prospect of writting the English into the Barenreiter full score [requires blotting out the German text and microscopic penmanship] is daunting, to say the least.)
Many thanks,
Scott Dean
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Bellevue, WA USA
Classified ad: Wenger Travelmaster acoustic shell Ross Shaver, %17 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 are a small community chorus looking to purchase a used Travelmaster shell set in good condition.  We need 5 support pieces and 4 filler pieces. ]]>Announcement: New SSA Work Mark Sirett, %17 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 Barbara Music has just released my setting of Sara Teasdale's "Give Me Your Stars to Hold" for SSA and piano SBMP 1252 in the Jo-Michael Scheibe Series.  It was written for the Association of Music in International Schools Festival in Belgium in 2014 and works well for all high school, college and community equal voice ensembles.  Mark Sirett ]]>Classified ad: Urban Kantorei Seeking Singers (NYC) Andrea Macy, %14 %b %2015 %18:%Jan:%th 18JanGMT+0000
Seeking Singers for Newly Formed Vocal Ensemble!
Urban Kantorei is a mixed-voice choral ensemble of 36 voices whose membership ranges in age from 20 to 40. The ensemble is committed first and foremost to an uncompromisingly high artistic standard. Repertoire is mostly unaccompanied and the ensemble embraces a vast array of music from multiple periods and styles. Urban Kantorei is also committed to service-related activities and intentional social opportunities for its membership. The conductor is Dr. James M. Meaders. 
The first rehearsal for the newly-formed, mixed-voice ensemble, Urban Kantorei, will be held on  Tuesday, January 20 at 7pm at the Metro Baptist Church (410 W 40th St. and Ninth Ave, NYC) with the culminating concert taking place in May 2015.  All rehearsals will take place at Metro Baptist Church on Tuesdays at 7pm.
To RSVP for a spot e-mail
Announcement: Last Call for Songwriter Entries Becky Chaffee, %17 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 Call for Youth Songwriter Entries. There is only one entry for our Youth Songwriter Competition, ages 10 thru 14 and 15 thru 17. We made it easier to register at Deadline is Feb. 1 to Register. Send in score and MP-3 or You tube recording by Feb. 14. It doesn't have to be professional quality. 
Concert: Special Concert on the 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Japanese Christians Hajime Akiyama, %17 %b %2015 %10:%Jan:%th 10JanGMT+0000 Choir SPERA, a male choir in Japan performs in the Special Concert on the 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Japanese Christians at Oura Capital Church in Nagasaki on 17 March, 2015.
Numbered tickets will be distributed from 1 February.
Please contact the Secretariat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nagasaki for numbered tickets and inquiry (050-3386-4980).
We look forward to seeing you at Oura Capital Church in such a historical occasion.

Special Concert on the 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Japanese Christians 
Conductor: Koji Oguchi
Ensemble Choir SPERA
17 March, 2015 (Tue)
After the Mass for the 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Japanese Christians (around 20:00)
Oura Capital Church (Nagasaki)
Numbered tickets will be distributed from 1 February from 050-3386-4980 (Secretariat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nagasaki).
Inquiry: Secretariat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nagasaki (050-3386-4980)
Programme: Koji Oguchi, Mass for Saint Mary of the Discovery of Japanese Christians (first performance), etc.

For further information, please visit (English is also available)
Featured photo: The Clock is Ticking Down! Scott Dorsey, %08 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 ALBION - Goes under ground - YouTube Andrew Throssell, %16 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 performance under the Dark Peaks of Castleton, Derbyshire, UK.
Announcement: ALBION - On The Move Andrew Throssell, %16 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 signature tune with a twist Parry's Jerusalem reimagined and rebooted.
Mind the STAIRS!
Forum message: Children singing in Holy Week Paul Buckley, %16 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000,
My children's choir at church is now about three months old. At the moment I have 11 kids ages 9 to 11. We meet for an hour each week. For Christmas, they did quite well with Ken Berg's "This Little Light" and John Rutter's "Carol of the Children."
I want them to have a presence at our Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter services. I'd welcome your repertoire suggestions. We're not singing harmony -- yet -- but still working on a beautiful legato unison. They did great with "Betelehemu" last month (sung with the grownups) and memorized the text in short order, so we're open to other languages. Maybe it's time for a Latin piece -- a simple "Pie Jesu" or "Agnus Dei" setting? -- as well as whatever we do in English.
Guide me!
Paul Buckley
Concert: Grant Us Peace Amy Dale, %16 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 Philharmonic Choir Presents: Grant Us Peace—Music of Haydn, Estacio and Vasks
Three eloquent pleas for peace in these troubled times. Each is written in a different style and time, but all carry the same compelling message.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Centre in the Square
101 Queen St. North, Kitchener
Grand Philharmonic Choir
Kitchener- Waterloo Symphony
Bethany Horst, soprano
Jennifer Enns-Modolo, mezzo-soprano
Marcel d’Etremont, tenor
Benjamin Covey, baritone
Mark Vuorinen, conductor
Tickets available from the Centre in the Square Box Office, 519-578-1570, $20 - $75. ]]>
Forum message: Sight Singing Procedures Bruce Lengacher, %16 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 am the Choral Representative for the California Music Educators Association Bay Section. We're in the process of examining how other states' sight reading sessions work at festivals. Our present system is the director gets 2 minutes to study the appropriate level octavo, at the end of the study time the choir may rehearse the piece with piano for 5 minutes. At the end of the 5 minutes the ensemble must perform a cappella for the adjudication. 
My issue with this system has always been that it doesn't authentically assess sigth reading, but rather speed rehearsing. So, I'm heading a subcommittee to explore coming up with a new procedure that is authentic, isn't exclusive in it structure and gets everyone sight reading at festivals. 
At your festivals: 
Is everyone required to sight read? Do you have the option to just have a clinic? Does not sight reading effect your overall rating? Do you read ocatavos or have single rhythmic and melodic lines that the whole ensemble reads? Is solfegge required? Can you use the piano? Can you rehearse? Do you perform more than one time? 
Any information you can provide is appreciated. 
You can contact me at; blengacher(at)
Bruce Lengacher
Acalanes High School
CMEA Bay Section Choral Rep. 
Concert: CANTARE CON VIVO " Why Not Take All of Me?" - Chamber Choir (SF Bay Area/East Bay) Janice Lee, %16 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 Con Vivo -  Chamber Ensemble
"Why Not Take All of Me?"
David Morales, Artistic Director
The Chamber Ensemble will once again delight and entertain you with love songs from Gabrieli to Earth, Wind & Fire, while you sit at a table and enjoy scrumptious desserts, wine and other beverages. This fifth-annual Dessert Concert has a become a favorite for hundreds of our listeners. Included are selections by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers, Mancini, Lennon/McCartney, Bacharach and others. In addition, we will sing love songs set to music by Gabrieli, Mulholland, Lauridsen, George Shearing and William Hawley. And this season we are performing TWICE in hopes of better fitting into your personal schedule.
Concert Dates:
February 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
February 22, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Temple Isaiah
945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
ticket prices: $35 individual/general admission, $65 couple, $240 table of 8
For more information about this posting or concert detail, check out our newly updated website at
Visit and like our Facebook page at and follow us on instagram for updates on concert and snippets from past performances at
Cantare Con Vivo
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 801
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 836-0789
Forum message: emergency 2 part women's anthem connie masson, %16 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000, my baritone that sang tenor has defected, leaving my church choir with 1 tenor who has had a stroke and is very quiet, , and 2 wandering basses. Time for an emergency 2 part women's anthem for one week while I visualise the 4 or 5 great male singers who want to join our choir. Something  that can be downloaded after purchase, for a church with progressive theology. Maybe something with an extra part for a soprano who is singing something extra terrestrial at the same time with no relation to the text or notes, but with great enthusuasm? The life of a church choir director. Sigh. Mandatory to maintain a sense of humor. ]]>Classified ad: Join the BURBANK CHORALE in singing Faure's "Requiem" and "Cantique de Jean Racine" Mikhail Shtangrud, %16 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 Burbank Chorale is looking for new singers, 18 years of age and older, in all ranges. In order to be accepted, one must possess the ability to sing on pitch and have good tone quality. The ability to blend well with other singers and a desire to work as part of a team is also important. 

Our Spring 2015 vocal auditions will be held BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA.  

To set up an audition, or for further information, contact the Chorale via the methods below:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 818- 489-1733
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM-9:30PM at Woodbury University in Burbank.
The repertoire includes Faure’s sublime “Requiem” and “Cantique de Jean Racine”.

Be part of a vibrant performing arts group with a storied history that spans nearly a century. Established in 1920, the Burbank Chorale is the longest continuously performing arts organization in the San Fernando Valley and one of the oldest musical organizations in the State of California. Our Mission is to attract individuals who share a love of music, dedication to musical growth, and the desire to provide excellence in performance.
Borrowing request: Need to borrow or rent Kathleen Vogt, %16 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 American Tapestry (Medley of American Folk Music) instrument parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: arr Ed Lojeski
Starting: Immediately
For: Until May 10, 2015
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
The instrument parts for "American Tapestry" (published by Hal Leonard) are out of print. Hoping someone out there has at least one set to lend or rent.
Borrowing request: Item backordered - need an electronic score Nate Zullinger, %16 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 Dere's No Hidin' Place
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Robert Shaw/Alice Parker
Starting: as soon as possible
For: electronic copy only
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
I am seeking a full electronic copy (the publisher only offers three pages) sent via email (  I have ordered the music, but it is on backorder and I need to be sure that the range of the solo will suit my student singer.
Thank you!
Nate Zullinger
Announcement: Alleluia - 5 part mixed choir - See-A-Dot Music Publishing Fahad Siadat, %16 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 lyrical setting of the Alleluia with an underlying ostinato chant that is both solemn and passionate. This is a stirring piece and makes a powerful opening number. It can be a cappella or with an optional organ accompaniment.
Announcement: Canadian Chamber Choir Appoints New Associate Director, Composer-In-Residence Corey Ticknor, %16 %b %2015 %16:%Jan:%th 16JanGMT+0000 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Canadian Chamber Choir is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Joel Tranquilla as Associate Conductor, and Jeff Enns as Composer-in-Residence for the ensemble. Both have been integral members of the CCC for a number of years, with Tranquilla serving as a singer, accompanist, and assistant conductor, and Enns lending numerous compositions to both concert programs and workshops as well as singing in the choir. They are the first to hold these newly created positions.

Dr. Julia Davids, the Canadian Chamber Choir's Artistic Director since 2003, spearheaded the decision to have Tranquilla and Enns formally recognized as members of the choir's artistic team. “Joel is simply an outstanding musician and phenomenal conductor who is really making a name for himself on the national stage,” says Davids. “And I've always been a huge fan of Jeff's compositions, many of which the CCC has performed over the years. Having two huge talents like Joel and Jeff on the artistic team will definitely raise the bar in terms of what this choir will be capable of in the future.”

The Chair of the CCC Board of Directors, Karla Ferguson, says the new appointments demonstrate the depth of talent within the choir, as well as the constant evolution of the way the CCC operates. “We are so excited to have Joel and Jeff accept these new roles. As the organization grows, their contributions are helping take the CCC to a whole new level,” says Ferguson. “The board felt it was time to formalize some of the responsibilities they have naturally gravitated to already.”

Dr. Tranquilla is currently an assistant professor at Trinity Western University where he also serves as the Director of Choral Activities. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Joel earned music degrees from Mount Allison University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan. He has held many leadership positions throughout his career, including Chorus Master of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of the University of Windsor's Women's Chamber Choir, the Windsor Community Chorus, and the Teutonia Chorus.

Jeff Enns lives in southwestern Ontario where he is the music director of the St. James Lutheran Church in Elmira, and a violin teacher at the Beckett School in Kitchener. He studied organ, viola and composition at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a prolific composer of choral works which have been performed by various choirs across Canada, the Us, the UK, Ireland, and Japan. He was the composer-in-residence as well as a member of the CCC on its Nova Scotia tour in January of 2009.

Since 2001, the Canadian Chamber Choir has been building community through choral singing. Made up of 18-22 professional-level singers from across Canada, the choir undertakes twice-yearly tours in every region of Canada comprised of concerts and workshops with singers of all ages and stages. In 2015, the CCC tours eastern Ontario and Montreal in February, with the choir's first ever tour of Newfoundland scheduled for September. The choir will also release its second CD of Canadian choral music in the December 2015, entitled “The Canadian Mass: Sacred Reflections of Canada”.


For more information, please contact Corey Ticknor, General Manager, at
Forum message: Liability Insurance -- umbrella company? Jean Cottel, %16 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 there an umbrella company that offers liability insurance to choral groups?
Jean Cottel
WCS, Eugene OR.
Featured photo: The Clock is Ticking Down! Scott Dorsey, %08 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 message: ssatb for Easter - a capella - communion Catherine Campbell-Nesbit, %16 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 would like to find an SSATB a capella piece for Easter ( public domain preferable) for five good singers.  This will be sung during communion.
I know I can check choral public domain library but thought I would ask the best resource in the world first.  I would appreciate your suggestions.  If you can send a link to the piece, that's even better.
Thanks so much,
Announcement: Palm Sunday music now available from Swirly Music -including downloading option. Gordon Thornett, %16 %b %2015 %09:%Jan:%th 9JanGMT+0000'Majestic Ride' is a choral setting for Holy Week, incorporating new settings of three hymns - All glory, laud and honour, My song is love unknown and Ride on, ride on in majesty.  Accompaniment is for organ (or piano), and there are places where the congrgation can join in during the first and last hymns.  For further details, please see
Whilst Swirly Music can provide you with printed scores, there is also an option to pay a license fee and download and print as many copies as you need.
Borrowing request: Item Backordered, Need a Copy ASAP Angelica Dunsavage, %16 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 I am a Man of Constant Sorrow
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Hal Leonard Publication, TBB edition
Starting: ASAP
For: 1 Month
Copies: As many as possible
Willing to rent: Yes
I am doing a Music of the Movies concert, and I found this piece on Hal Leonard and thought it would work well for my guys. Unfortunately, it is on backorder and will not be available for another 4-6 weeks. If anyone has a copy of it, even just a single copy until mine come in, I would really appreciate it. Please feel free to email me at 
Help a first year tacher!
Angelica Dunsavage
Classified ad: Director of Music Jo-Anne Winslow, %16 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 Community Church, United Church of Christ is seeking a Director of Music to lead its music ministry. UCC is a senior adult congregation located in the beautiful retirement community of Sun City Center, Florida. UCC worships in the historical liturgical tradition of the Church, but incorporates contemporary elements in order that it be a relevant, vibrant and vital congregation. The selected candidate will have a basic knowledge and appreciation of historical liturgy and a broad vocabulary in terms of classical and other music genres. The selected candidate will work closely with the Senior Minister and appropriate staff in planning and implementing worship. Salary is commensurate with education, skills, and experience; it will begin around $18,000. Please either email your resume to Dr. Timothy W. Shirley (, Senior Minister, or mail to Dr. Timothy W. Shirley, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, FL 33573-5329. ]]>Concert: Valentine's Concert "Amore" Samuel Pakpahan, %16 %b %2015 %04:%Jan:%th 4JanGMT+0000
Let's Celebrate your Special Moment and Unforgettable Valentine's Day with your special one and The Archipelago Singers 

Proudly present Valentine's Concert "AMORE"

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
7.30pm, Usmar Ismail Hall Jakarta
Platinum 250k, Titanium 150k, Aurum 100k
Info and reservation : 
Siska - 085880368869 
See more at:
Announcement: African Children's Choir Collaborates with Tulsa Children's Chorus! Erik Collins, %16 %b %2015 %01:%Jan:%th 1JanGMT+0000
Tulsa Children's Chorus is very excited to host the AFRICANCHILDREN’SCHOIR  in a collaborative concert on Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church! The African Children’s Choir is composed of African children, aged 7 to 10 years old. Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease. They represent all the children of a continent and they demonstrate the potential of African children to become strong leaders for a better future in their land.
The AFRICANCHILDREN’SCHOIR will host a FREE workshop on Tuesday, February 3 at 4:30pm at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church and take you on a trip across the ocean and into the cultural traditions of Africa! You will have the opportunity to experience Africa’s music, dance and drumming through these Ugandan children. We sincerely believe you will enjoy your experience and that the Choir’s performance will touch you and the young members of the Tulsa community! Any of the children in the Choir have lost one or both of their parents and back home in Africa are surrounded by severe poverty. But despite these circumstances and in spite of these hardships they have refused to lose hope, they are the future ChangeMakers of Africa. They have traveled half way around the world to share that hope, joy and potential with the Tulsa community.
Both of these events are FREE and open to the public! For more information, please visit
Announcement: 2016 Dilworth Austria Choir Festival price drops as USD appreciates Michael Clohesy, %16 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000 Austria 2016 Choir Festival with Rollo Dilworth

Dear Friend

Due to the strengthening of the US dollar and the decline of the Euro, our 2016 Austria festival is now $200 cheaper than when it was launched summer 2014.

The other great news is that there is no expectation of increased fuel surcharges being applied by the airlines for the foreseeable future.

This is a great time to inquire about joining us.

I would be happy to meet at ACDA in SLC to talk further about your possible participation next year.

Rollo Dilworth

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Announcement: Virginia Glee Club looking for tour host(s) Frank Albinder, %16 %b %2015 %00:%Jan:%th 0JanGMT+0000 all,
The Virginia Glee Club, the 144-year-old men's chorus from the University of Virginia, has had a couple of slots open up on our upcoming spring break tour. We're looking for performances and/or school visits somewhere between DC and NYC on March 8th and/or March 9th. We perform a wide variety of repertoire, including classical music spanning 6 centuries, folk songs, popular selections, and a few school songs. Evening concerts last a little over an hour without intermission. We don't charge a fee for performances, but we always welcome housing, pre-concert meals, and an appreciative audience.
If you're interested in talking about hosting us, please contact me by clicking the envelope icon above, or emailing me directly at Thanks very much!
Frank Albinder
The Virginia Glee Club at
The University of Virginia
Announcement: Starting Friday U.S. Choirs will be able to travel to Cuba under a General License. Cameron Grimes, %15 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000
Starting Friday U.S. Choirs will be able to travel to Cuba under a General License.  
Please contact Classical Movements, the company that knows Cuba the best!  
Classical Movements has arranged concert tours to Cuba for many leading American choirs and orchestras including the Yale Glee Club, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, the Yale Alumni Chorus, and many others. For more information please contact Sara Casar at or call 1-703-683 6040.

Classified ad: Join us and Make Beautiful Choral Music! Eugenia Yau, %15 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000
The Borough of Manhattan Community College Downtown Chorus ( is a choral organization dedicated to fostering and sharing the art and joy of choral music and to enriching and educating our City's downtown community through concert performances of music from diverse historical periods and cultures. Members include students, faculty and staff from BMCC, as well as residents and professional of the downtown and neighboring communities.
Downtown Chorus performs regularly on campus, including collaborations with the Downtown Symphony Orchestra ( on its Messiah Open Sing in December and Opera Production in May. In addition, Downtown Chorus performs frequently with BMCC Select Chorus and College Chorus on and off campus. In the Springs of 2008 and 2009, 2010 and 2011, members from these choruses participated and performed in Carnegie Hall receiving excellent remarks!
The chorus's founder and artistic director is Dr. Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, professor of music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY). At BMCC she directs the college's choirs, including the BMCC Select Chorus which she founded in 2005, and teaches voice. Dr. Yau has also served as the director of the Pace University Downtown Chorale and is currently the director of music for the children and youth at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City.  
The BMCC Downtown Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings, September through May, at the BMCC Fiterman Hall campus, room F325,  from 7:15-9:30 PM. The first spring rehearsal is scheduled for Feb 3, 2015.

Downtown Chorus is looking for many new voices to join a friendly -- and varied -- core group of singers. Singers of all experience levels and of all vocal ranges are welcome. The ability to read music is a plus but not a requirement as is prior chorale experience. Interested persons should contact Dr. Yau at (212) 220-8000 ext. 7240 or for an appointment; or visit
Classified ad: Historic Oakland, CA Church looking for section leaders Cyril Deaconoff, %15 %b %2015 %23:%Jan:%th 23JanGMT+0000 First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, located in downtown Oakland, CA not far from 19th St. BART station, is looking for an Alto and Bass section leaders to lead our Temple Choir (traditional name for our Choir) on Sunday mornings 10 am services. Pay is $100 per service (choir practice at 8:50 am for 10am service). Varied music from classical to contemporary. Very impressive neo-gothic Sanctuary, good acoustics at the very first church in the East Bay - the congregation goes all a way back to 1853. Opportunity to participate in additional concerts. Strong sight reading and vocal skills and musicianship necessary. If interested contact Music Director Dr. Cyril Deaconoff at or call 510-567-3556
Also visit us online at
Announcement: International Choir Festival in Norway - Coralua Trondheim Sara Martin, %15 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
22nd - 28th August 2015
Trondheim, Norway

For children, girls & women, and adult mixed choirs.
Apply for participation!
Coralua 2014 - Voices of the Futures
Ad Libitum - Coralua Trondheim 2014
Concert: Brooklyn Community Chorus Winter Concert Mariko Watt, %15 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000 Brooklyn Community Chorus is excited for their winter concert, this Saturday, January 17th, at 7pm in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn in the sanctuary of Congregation Beth Elohim (8th Avenue and Garfield Place).  With a mixture of styles and songs, from excerpts from "The Messiah" to madrigals to Willie Nelson, it is sure to be an exciting concert.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.  Tickets can be bought online at:, or at the door the evening of the concert.  
For more information, or to get involved with the Brooklyn Community Chorus, please visit our website at:
The Brooklyn Community Chorus is an independent community choir in Park Slope, Brooklyn, open to anyone who loves to sing a variety of music, sacred and secular, classical and popular, historic and contemporary.  We draw our conductors and soloists from within the chorus and from the local community, and our choice of repertoire is often influenced by popular consent of the group.  High school students and older are welcome, and no auditions are required.
Classified ad: cantor and section leaders position sue kim, %15 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
Cantors and section leaders of all voice types needed at a Catholic parish in Lambertville, NJ. Must have excellent sightreading  skills, and the ability to sing comfortably in a variety of styles, including  Gregorian chant. Familiarity with Catholic liturgy is helpful but not required. There are no weekday rehearsals. The mass schedule is as follows: Saturday at 5pm (4pm call time), Sunday at 9:30am and 11am. Pay is per mass. Weddings and funerals at an additional pay. There are many opportunities to sing throughout the liturgical year.
All applicants must be available during Holy Week, March 28-April 6 (including Palm Sunday, Easter  Triduum, and Easter Sunday). Please email the Director of Music to schedule an audition: ]]>
Classified ad: Seeking Accompanist / Pianist position Joshua Jones, %15 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
Conductor, composer, pianist, seeking 20 - 30 hour / week accompanying position in the Los Angeles area with a regional / performance / school choir, arts organization, etc. Ideal rate is $25 - $30 / hour. Experience in a wide range of genres; previous work as a music director, vocal coach, and accompanist for musical theater. I enjoy working with middle and high school ages. Previously held a substitue teaching license when I lived and worked in Kansas City, and would consider doing the same thing here if it provided additional classroom flexibility.
I'm also open to joining an established studio to teach weekly private lessons in piano, voice, violin, and music theory.
My professional materials are available online at:
Forum message: Suggestions for "Virtual Choir" themed program Kristina Kost, %15 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000
Recently my singers told me about a new Virtual Choir Project with a piece called "Mironczarnia". Some of them want to participate in the project so I decided to prepare the piece also with the choir ( BTW it's a great composition and I recommend you to take a look at it and maybe even take part in this project because it's still available till the end of February - ).
I thought that programming a concert with a "virtual choir" theme would be a great idea. Through the last years we performed all the first three pieces from "Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir" and my singers loved the idea of performing them in one concert and introducing the story of the virtual choir "movement" to the audience. Right now I have: "Lux Aurumque", "Sleep" and "Water Night" which we just have to "refresh". I will add also VC4 "Fly to Paradise/Bliss" and "Mironczarnia". 
Have you got any other ideas for the pieces we might use? Have you heard about other Virtual Choir Projects with interesting pieces? We are a big (65 singers) advanced choir and for this concert all the pieces have to be unaccompanied.
Greetings :-)
Classified ad: Immediate opening for Bass/Baritone - The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew David Christopher, %15 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) has an immediate opening for a paid bass (or baritone) for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season. The ideal candidate will have a well trained voice, strong musicianship skills and experience in a liturgical setting.  Please see additional information below for more information about the position and the parish.
Interested candidates please contact David Christopher, Director of Music at 302-367-6550 (cell), or by e-mail at
SsAM is a vibrant and passionate faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware with a rich and diverse music ministry that reflects the mission and vision of the parish as well as the dynamic personality of the congregation.  Although strongly rooted in the Anglican tradition, music at SsAM frequently includes Negro Spirituals, World Music, Chant, Gospel, Drumming and the full spectrum of classical music from Renaissance to Contemporary.
A total of eight paid singers provide the professional core of the mixed adult choir which sings on Sundays for the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist as well as for occasional services of Choral Evensong, concerts, and special feast days (Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter) throughout the academic year (September – June).  They also perform as a separate a separate chamber ensemble (The SsAM Choral Scholars), both in the context of liturgy as well as occasionally in concert.  There is a two hour Thursday evening rehearsal, pre-service rehearsals on Sundays and occasional extra rehearsals for special events.  Standard compensation is $50 per appearance.  A complete rehearsal schedule and music list is provided at the beginning of the season.
Although this is an ensemble position, a variety of solo opportunities frequently arise, particularly for those gifted at interpreting Negro Spirituals or crossing over into the Jazz and Gospel repertoire.  Singers interested in developing their opportunities as a solo artist are encouraged to investigate the church's “Artist-In-Residence” program.
Please visit the church’s website at to learn more.
Classified ad: Alto and Tenor section leaders in Dallas Alfred Calabrese, %15 %b %2015 %20:%Jan:%th 20JanGMT+0000 Rita Catholic Church has immediate openings for an alto and a tenor section leader to join an accomplished choral ensemble. The choir rehearses on Wedensday evenings, 7pm-9:30pm and sings for one to two Masses each Sunday. Availability must include all of Holy Week, March 29-April 5. There is also a major concert in May. The choir year ends on June 7. Singers should have excellent sight reading skills, outstanding intonation, and the ability to sing comfortably in a variety of styles, including chant. Pay is $50 per call. To schedule an audition please contact Dr. Alfred Calabrese, director of music via email at
Classified ad: High School Choral Position for next Fall Bette Weir, %15 %b %2015 %19:%Jan:%th 19JanGMT+0000 time high school choral position beginning Aug, 2015.  Prairie View High School, Henderson, CO. Established program with 4 choirs (approximately 150 students) and two piano classes (lab of 30 pianos).  Active Booster Club.  Supportive administration.  Watch district website  for posting in March.  Program facebook page:  Prairie View High School Choirs.  Booster website:  School website: ]]>Forum message: Music for Big Band and Mixed Choir. Yolmer Hurtado R., %15 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 
Friends of the choral world:
Greetings from Colombia.
I am looking for a musical work composed for Big Band and Mixed Choir, or works arranged for this same format. Let me know if you know where to find it and thanks for reading!. 
My email is: yohura(a), thanks for writing.
Announcement: C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Announces Works by Winners of 2014-15 Commissioning Competition – Selected From More Than 300 Entries Jeffrey James, %15 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000
January 15, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Announces Works by Winners of 2014-15 Commissioning Competition – Selected From More Than 300 Entries
New York’s C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective has announced the winners of its international 2014-15 Commissioning Competition and the names of the pieces they have composed. All three new works will be premiered by C4 in their 4 C4 concerts on March 5 at Church of the Transfiguration and March 7 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia of Symphony Space, both in Manhattan.
Prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $600 respectively will be given to the winners. C4 is also providing up to $500 in travel cost reimbursements, with all three winners expected to attend the concerts.
1st  place winner Gordon Williamson of Hannover, Germany has composed tape recorder. Mr. Williamson is a Canadian composer currently based in Hannover, Germany. Recent activities include commissions and performances by RSO Stuttgart, the Swedish Radio Choir, International Ensemble Modern Academy, Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal+ and the Kairos Quartet, as well as residencies at the Centre Récollets in Paris, Künstlerhaus Worpswede, Kunsthof Dahrenstedt and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Visit him at
2nd place winner Carlo Vincetti Frizzo of Bloomington, Indiana has written Through the Cumberland. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in both choral conducting and composition at Indiana University. During his studies, he has been the associate conductor for NOTUS: Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and was the New Music Assistant for Accent12, a chamber and new music summer festival at the Conservatory of Cincinnati.  He was also the conductor for Double Exposure, an experimental new program between composers from the Jacobs School of Music and IU film students.  He’s online at
3rd place winner Texu Kim, also of Bloomington, Indiana, has created Stre-----tch!!, Composer-in-Residence of Korean Symphony Orchestra as well as Ensemble 212, Texu Kim’s works have been performed by Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Reconsil Vienna, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, in the Aspen Music Festival and School, Tongyeong International Music Festival, AGO National Convention, ACDA Regional Conference, etc.  His website is at
Honorable Mention went to Charles Halka of Houston, Texas.
Competition judges Eric Banks, James Bassi, and Aaron Jay Kernis chose these composers from 22 semifinalists, then determined the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes after the commissions were completed.  Prior to this phase, a panel of C4 members had chosen the 22 semifinalists from over 300 initial entries.  The semifinalists are listed at
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective exists to enrich artists and audiences alike through passionate advocacy of new choral works: performing pieces written within the last 25 years; premiering and commissioning new choral work; and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today’s choral music. C4’s adventurous programming fills an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere. Their first CD release, Volume 1: Uncaged (, is on the 4Tay label. Visit them at For photos or more press information, visit
Join their Facebook page at
C4 programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support comes from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Cary New Music Fund, administered by New Music USA. C4 is a member of the New York Choral Consortium.
For other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
Announcement: North Wales Choral Festival David Hudson, %15 %b %2015 %14:%Jan:%th 14JanGMT+0000 North Wales Choral Festival is held on 6-8 November 2015. The festival has welcomed choirs from all over the world to the spectacular Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno, North Wales. Based at Venue Cymru, the North Wales Choral Festival offers 5 categories, Male Voice, Ladies, Youth, Mixed, and Barbershop Style across the weekend.
Organised by Conwy County Borough Council, the competition has grown from a one day event to a busy 3 day music festival. Along the way different elements have been introduced to the festival including competitions, school workshops, concerts, community performance and much, much more!
Considered one of the largest choral festivals in the UK, this is a weekend suited for any chorister!
Forum message: 2 or 3 part EASY choral music for beginning young choir of 4 Kirsten Leslie, %15 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000 there -
I am posting once again, because I am having the most difficult time finding 2 or 3 part EASY choral music that is NOT sacred.  I search on websites and in music stores, and I keep coming across either sacred music or too difficult music.  There are only 4 students, and they are really struggling with harmony unless it is very easy.  They can do rounds, no problem, but we are trying to move beyond that.  They can also do songs with descants (I have ONE very strong soprano), but we are trying to move beyond that too.  Something I have started doing is finding 4 part EASY and cutting out the bass - instead I just play the bass in the accompaniment.  They have already sung 2 pieces in concert that were 3 part harmony, but they were extremely simple.  I cannot do anything sacred.  Any suggestions?
Oh...I have one very strong soprano, one strong baritone (he struggles with harmony however...very beginning singer), one okay soprano and one struggling tenor.  They WANT to do this.
One more thing - it really helps if there is accompaniment.  Then they are able to stay ON PITCH and can hear the harmonies in the piano.
Thank you so much for your assistance!  I'm pulling my hair out. Haha!  :-)
Classified ad: Music Director - Venice Presbyterian Church Gary Chorpenning, %15 %b %2015 %17:%Jan:%th 17JanGMT+0000

Primary Purpose: To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, compassionately building it in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and theology.


  • Select, plan, sing, and play music for regular, (early 8:30am and late 11am services) Sundays and special services; includes prelude, offertory, postlude, incidental music, and preparation of recorded backgrounds and accompaniments.
  • Regularly attend meetings of the Worship Committee and participate in the creative planning of Sunday and special services with the pastor and staff
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd the Chancel Choir and other music team(s) for worship.
  • Oversee the maintenance and servicing of the church’s musical instruments.
  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of the church’s music library and online music and worship subscriptions.
  • Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
  • Communicate faithfully with the pastor and staff.
  • Participate in the life and ministry of the church.
  • Explore opportunities for outreach through music ministry .


  • Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.
  • Love and respect for people.
  • Attested musical skills and competence.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.
  • Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
  • Bachelors degree in Music or Theology a plus.

Musical Competencies:

  • Ability in a wide range of styles ranging from Christian classics (hymns) to contemporary praise music.
  • Ability to sing and lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders.
  • Quality keyboard skills required.
  • Arranging and sequencing music flow for deep experiential worship.
  • Producing and directing special events, cantata, musicals and programs.
  • Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, audio & video editing, etc.—a plus.
Classified ad: TENOR soloist and section leader in ATLANTA Carrie Anne Wilson, %15 %b %2015 %15:%Jan:%th 15JanGMT+0000 Memorial United Methodist Church is now hearing auditions for a tenor soloist and section leader for its Chancel Choir. The Chancel Choir sings one Sunday morning service at 11 AM and rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.
For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact Steve Darsey at 
Featured photo: The Clock is Ticking Down! Scott Dorsey, %08 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 ad: Distinguished Conductor Available for Guest Conducting Timothy Mount, %15 %b %2015 %13:%Jan:%th 13JanGMT+0000 Timothy Mount, Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University, is available for short and long term guest conducting.  He has recorded 11 professional CD's and a DVD, Fine Tune Your Conducting Skills, all with enthusiastic reviews.  His choirs have performed at festivals throughout the world and he has conducted many professional, community, academic, and festival choirs in a large and varied repertoire, including many works with orchestra.
518 873 3219
Announcement: Ars Musica NJ invites singers to travel to French Canada in July Marjorie Winters, %14 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000 Director Dusty Francis and members of Ars Musica ( invite experienced choral singers to join them on a musical adventure to French Canada from July 25 to August 1, 2015. Non-singing partners and friends are welcome to join. The price of $2185 for the 8 days/7 night tour includes round-trip bus transportation NJ to Canada, double occupancy rooms, some meals, tour guide, admission to some key sites and concerts. Program to be announced. For more details, please send a brief resume of musical experience and your contact information to Robin Kantrowitz at Deadline January 29, 2015.

Classified ad: Broomfield Symphony Seeks Chorus Members - April Concert Sarah Eaton, %14 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
SATB chorus members are being recruited for the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra's performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass (K. 317) in concert on April 19 at 3pm at the Broomfield United Methodist Church.
Rehearsal Schedule:  Tuesday evenings at Broomfield United Methodist Church, from 7-9 pm, starting February 17. Dress rehearsals with orchestra will take place the two Tuesday evenings before the concert, on April 7 & 14.
Musical scores will be provided. No auditions necessary, but some experience is required. 
For more information, please respond to this post, or email Sarah Eaton at I look forward to singing this beautiful piece together!
Classified ad: ViVoce Portland Revels Women's Ensemble Auditions Lisa Santo, %14 %b %2015 %22:%Jan:%th 22JanGMT+0000
Vivoce consists of 18 singers and performs two concerts a year in January and June. The concerts feature folk music from around the world, poetry and storytelling. The group performs in vibrant costumes at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in the Hollywood Neighborhood of Portland. They also perform at community events and gatherings throughout the year. Directed by Bennett Bailey a professional singer, conductor, piano teacher and voice teacher and Jamie Webster an ethnomusicologist specializing in Eastern European music.
Auditions will be held February 2015
Audition Requirements: Vocalization for voice and range, simple sight reading and sing a song a cappella (folk, aria, hymn. No pop or jazz please).
Rehearsal Schedule: Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 N.E. 43rd Avenue.
Concert Schedule: June 13th and 14th, 2015
For more information about the group or to arrange a time to audition for us, please contact: or
Classified ad: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church - Substitute and Auxiliary Singers Ryan Jackson, %14 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
The Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is currently auditioning professional choristers in all voice parts to expand its roster of substitute and auxiliary singers.
The music program at FAPC employs seventeen outstanding professional singers who provide leadership for the mixed voice volunteer choir, and also sing concerts and services separately as the FAPC Chamber Choir. We are seeking exceptional ensemble singers who are excellent sight readers, have superb pitch, and demonstrate the flexibility to perform in a variety of styles. The ability to sing comfortably with minimal or no vibrato is essential.
Substitute singers are called upon to fill in for permanent choir members as required, and also to expand the choir for special services and concerts.  The choir rehearses regularly on Wednesday evenings, sings services on Sunday mornings and other special occasions (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.), and performs several concerts throughout the year. The choral season runs from September through early June. 
Compensation for these positions is very competitive, and substitute singers are first to be considered for permanent membership whenever these positions become available.
To be considered for a live audition, please submit a letter of interest to FAPC's Director of Music, Ryan Jackson, via email: Please include a current resume and at least one sound file.
Recordings from recent concerts:
Announcement: DCINY Interest Session at 2015 National ACDA Conference Andrea Macy, %14 %b %2015 %21:%Jan:%th 21JanGMT+0000
DCINY will host an invitation only interest session at the 2015 National ACDA Conference in Salt Lake City. This non-sales session is for choral directors (all levels) who have participated in a performance tour, preferably to New York City.  Here’s an opportunity for you to provide feedback and insight for future projects and programming to occur in New York at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  We sincerely seek your honest feedback and ideas for shaping future events.  In addition to lively conversation, a light lunch will be provided to all invited participants. Please fill out a brief questionnaire for invitation consideration Questions regarding the session may be sent to  Confirmed participants will receive a formal invitation and location details prior to the conference. 
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