Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday cat post!

There's a new Simon's Cat video out! Always cause for rejoicing.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/29/12

More music, more music!

By the way, I got some awesome anonymous help last week with listing some concerts that I missed. Feel free, as always, to leap in if there's anything I missed! And if you have a concert of yours coming up that's not strictly choral, you are always welcome to leave a comment about that too (instrumentalists, solo singers, a cappella groups, choruses from a little farther afield, I am looking at you!)





Did I forget anything? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday links!

Jeremy Denk, one of the best music writers around, as well as the best pianists, talks about why he hates the Goldberg Variations.

And Emilie of the Public Emilie blog (I love that blog title) talks about how musicians are exploited and why we should get paid a living wage. If you do not make the bulk of your income by performing and/or teaching music, then this is required reading for you! (If you do, then you already know all this, but it's nice to be validated.) Key sentence: "Because music is [others'] hobby, I fear they assume it is mine." But really, go read the whole thing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/22/12

Whoops, the beautiful weather made me forget about putting this together. This is an extremely incomplete calendar this week - please augment in the comments?

And - come hear me sing with the King's Chapel Choir on Sunday at 5 pm! We're doing a program called "Mysticism in Music." It will featuer the poetry by George Herbert and John Donne set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Bold, Howard Helvey, Eric Sawyer, Hilary Tann, and others. It's a great program, and a great ensemble, and there will be a great reception afterwards!



Did I miss anything? This week I know I did - leave it in the comments!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday link #2 - veggies!

Two Chinese brothers play musical instruments made entirely out of vegetables.

Monday link - an audition!

Want to be part of the area premiere of an a cappella opera? OperaHub is performing Michael Ching's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and information about auditions for leads and chorus is here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday cat post!

Conspiracy Cat says:

Courtesy of my brother.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/15/12

Celebrate spring with a little choral music! Some good stuff in the suburbs this weekend; suburbanites be sure to check out the list!



And next Thursday at 5:30 pm, the Amherst College Madrigal Singers will be at St. John the Evangelist in Boston.

Did I miss anything? Want to promote your own concert? Leave it in the comments!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday link - opera!

How about a little exciting opera for a Monday? Andy Ihnatko lays it all out for us. First we get to hear a show-stopping aria by a wonderful Met soprano, Kathleen Kim - then, when she gets sick in the middle of the run, by her understudy Rachele Gilmore who, as Ihnatko puts it, "doesn’t necessarily need to protect her voice for the next two weeks of performances." It's all here!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/8/12

It's a good choral weekend!



Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/1/12

You have an opportunity this weekend that does not come along very often, and that is to hear a performance of the Britten War Requiem. It is an extremely powerful piece, and because of the forces a performance must gather together, it is not as easy to put together as a Mozart or a Verdi or a Brahms. Do yourself a favor and go see it!

You have ANOTHER opportunity as well, and that is to see Anthology premiere a new program! 3 pm at the Beacon Hill Friends' House on Sunday, March 4 - don't miss it! We're doing a program of wedding music, so if someone you know is getting married, you should definitely come check it out.



  • Anthology, "Songs from the Heart", 3 pm, Beacon Hill Friends' House, Boston
  • Mystic Chorale, Annual Gospel Concert, 3:30 pm, Boston
  • Chorus North Shore, "“Bravo! Encore! Favorites from Chorus North Shore: 80 Years of Choral Performances," 3 pm, Gloucester

Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!