Thursday, February 23, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 2/23/12

I'm not going out to any concerts this weekend, because I'm going to be testing for my second degree black belt on Sunday. But you should get out there and enjoy yourself!




Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday links

I was at the ACDA conference last week, so I'm a little behind on everything. Here, have some links that I myself have not had time to read! Tell me if they're interesting.

On concert silence...

A deaf and hearing children's choir in Africa...

A lego harpsichord...

The lifespan of the voice...

Do you have any links we should look at?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday links

RIP, Whitney Houston.

I never became a strong fan of her most well-known pop tunes, but in college I discovered the soundtrack to the movie The Preacher's Wife, and it is still one of my all-time favorite albums. There is some GREAT gospel on there. (Thanks to both Houston and the Georgia Mass Choir, who are no slouches.) I sang the song "Step by Step" as I biked across the country in 2001, and nothing can top that version of "Joy to the World." Whitney, we'll miss your effortless voice and joyful singing. We wish we could have had more of it, but we're happy for the "Joy" you brought while you were here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 2/9

I have two concerts coming up this weekend with Schola Cantorum - Friday in Boston, and Sunday in Providence. Please join us for one of them - there are some very silly madrigals on there in addition to some very beautiful motets!

  • Schola Cantorum, "The Folly of Love: Motets and Chansons by Lassus and de Rore", 8 pm, Boston
  • Master Singers of Lexington w/ the Clarke Middle School Choruses, Annual Children's Concert, 3 pm, Lexington
  • Libana, Music and Dance from Women Around the World, 8 pm, Littleton
  • Schola Cantorum, "The Folly of Love: Motets and Chansons by Lassus and de Rore", 3:30 pm, Providence
  • Soweto Gospel Choir, presented by Celebrity Series Boston, 3 pm, Boston
  • Heritage Chorale, "Pops Diamond Jubilee", 4 pm, Framingham
  • Scituate High School Select Choir w/ South Shore Interfaith Choir, Fundraiser for the Scituate Food Pantry, 4 pm, Scituate. More info here (scroll down).
  • Concord Five Choirs Festival, works by Bruckner, Mendelssohn, and others, 4 pm, Concord
  • Libana, Music and Dance from Women Around the World, 7 pm, Easton
  • Boston Camerata, "The Game of Love", 8 pm, Boston

Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Monday link

Producers in England are looking for a bass to sing the lowest-ever-written-note for a choral bass part in the new work by Paul Mealor. More details are here - Boston basses, represent! Via my mother.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday cat post!

Cats make everything better! Even - especially? - great art!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 2/2/12

Folks, I only have found one choral concert going on this weekend. Which seems crazy - tell me what I missed? But this one choral concert is a doozy! You want to be there! It's:

The 33rd Annual New England Conservatory (NEC)

  • The Reverence Gospel Choir of Berklee College
  • The Herbet S. Jones and the Inner Strength Gospel Choir of Boston University
  • Linda Brown and Lesley University's Gospel Choir Unity
  • David Coleman and the Third Day Gospel Choir of Tufts University
  • The UNITY Gospel Ensemble of Northeastern University
  • The NEC Community and Millennium Gospel Choirs
It's THIS SUNDAY at 3 PM at NEC's Jordan Hall in Boston.

Be there or be square!