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Saturday, September 14, 2013
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
Archer is one of the few female organists in a male-dominated field. She is in a mission to promote women composers with her performances, and she started a website for women organists.
Friday, March 22, 2013
While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre’s fanbase is squarely in a prize demographic of 18-to-30 year olds. Whitacre is the most popular choral composer working today, his music performed by school choirs, university groups, and professional ...
Friday, January 25, 2013
There was more than a lip-synching controversy to the music at Monday's event. One choir member tells Terrance McKnight about her performance.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Rolling Stones brought their 50th anniversary tour to a close on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ and joining the band was the choir of Trinity Wall Street.
Monday, July 30, 2012
How do you put a rainbow on the radio? You call on a choral SWAT team to turn the spectrum into a wall of sound (and pay tribute to a sea creature that sees way beyond anything humans can perceive). Watch Jad in action conducting a choir for our Colors show.
Friday, July 13, 2012
CINCINNATI (AP) —
The world's largest and most prominent choir competition is coming to a close in southwest Ohio.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The borough of Queens is probably the most diverse place on earth, in terms of the amount of languages spoken and the sheer diversity of immigrants living there. “1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens” is Frank London’s mammoth piece for orchestra, ethnic instruments, actors, visual projections, and a 190-piece choir; the work examines our changing ideas of migration and home. The composer joins us along with the writer and actor Judith Sloan to talk about their collaboration.
Monday, November 14, 2011
For as long as there's been music, seemingly mismatched artists of different religious backgrounds have teamed up on songs in unexpected ways. On the album "Higher and Higher," all the music is written by the late songwriter, Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, who famously composed over five thousand Jewish songs during his life. And they're performed by two primary voices: one is that of his daughter, Neshama Carlebach. But the other voices are more surprising, it’s the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
By Jacki Lyden
Arlene Skwierawski, an indefatigable former nun from Milwaukee, and her former student, the country music singer K.C. William, fulfill a longtime dream this week: the co-directors of the Milwaukee Public Schools Alumni and Homeless Community Gospel Choir are touring their choir on the streets of New York. The choir, which has performed around the world, has been singing from Harlem to Ground Zero since its arrival in the city on Saturday.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
By Midge Woolsey : WQXR Host
The Austin, TX choir Conspirare, arrives in New York this week. Midge Woolsey praises their "beautiful voices" and calls them "dedicated people who understand the power in the word 'ensemble.'"
Monday, December 06, 2010
By Jeff Spurgeon : WQXR Host
Jeff Spurgeon writes: "I’ve sung in good choirs and not-as-good choirs, in ensembles large and small, singing early music and brand-new music. I’ve been a useful chorister, and, at least one time, a completely useless one."