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From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice

'The Chicago-based soul singer Jamila Woods discusses her songwriting process, artistic communities, and how poetry built her confidence in an interview at Radio Milwaukee.' -- NPR Music

American Boychoir And Its School To Shut Down

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Throughout its 80-year history, the choir has performed for presidents, on television and radio, and at places like Carnegie Hall and the Academy Awards. The choir toured the country and world and performed as many as 100 concerts each year." But in recent years the school has been plagued by declining enrollment, cash shortages, and […]

Kurtág on ECM

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

György Kurtág Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir Asko | Schönberg and Netherlands Radio Choir; Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor ECM Records 3xCD 2505-07   Composer György Kurtág was born in Transylvania, but his many years of association with the Budapest conservatory have identified him as one of the foremost composers of Hungary, heir to Ligeti’s […]

Arcade Fire covered Lorde's "Green Light" (listen)

Arcade Fire appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where they covered the title track to their upcoming album, Everything Now, and enlisted a youth choir to cover Lorde's "Green Light." Continue reading…

Nightafternight playlist

New and recent releases of interest. — Kurtág, Complete Works for Ensemble and Choir; Reinbert de Leeuw conducting Asko / Schönberg and the Netherlands Radio Choir (ECM) — Katharina Rosenberger, SHIFT and other works; wasteLAnd and Rage Thormbones (hat art)...

April Pieces Of My Mind #1

“If I blow my top — will you let it go to your head?” W.F. Gibbons Hit jackpot on the car radio riding with Jrette and her buddy today. First some Tuvan throat singing. Then a fat version of the Marseillaise with orchestra, choir and a solo soprano who sounded like Piaf. It’s important that you…

Can a podcast actually save America? Three former Obama staffers think so

In February, three former Obama administration staffers sat on stage in Brooklyn at a podcast/radio festival talking politics with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, a month after the inauguration of Donald Trump. As far as choirs go, it was an easy one to preach to. "Doing an event at BAM is not just preaching to the choir. Show More Summary

Superb choral performances: Richard Harvey - Kyrie

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Richard Harvey Kyrie; Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Altus Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2017 Star rating: 3.5 Film composer Richard Harvey's disc of highly evocative choral music in superb performances...Show More Summary

International choir competitions are increasingly popular. Why?

10 months agoArts : Prospero

MDR, A radio station in Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, recently joined the global celebrations of its son Martin Luther. Even 500 years ago, the rebellious monk was as well-known for his 35 hymns as his “95 Theses”.

Conservative Radio Host Caught in Lie that Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sang at Obama Inauguration

11 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

Click here for reuse options! The choir released a statement saying it never happened. Conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, asserted that the woman that quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir because she refused to sing for President-elect Donald Trump, once sang for President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Conservative radio host caught in lie that Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang for Obama

Not a good moment for Ben Ferguson. “Was the choir endorsing abortion when they sang when Barack Obama was inaugurated?” Ferguson asked. “Because he’s in favor of abortion? I think that would be something, obviously, she just stepped out from if she’s going to claim this holy high ground now. This is nothing but a [...]

Conservative radio host caught in lie that Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang at Obama Inauguration

11 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, asserted that the woman that quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir because she refused to sing for President-elect Donald Trump, once sang for President Barack Obama. In fact, Ferguson attacked the woman personally, claiming she was a “crybaby who never grew...

Mormon Choir Singer Quits To Avoid Performing For "Tyrannical, Fascist" Trump

First, we had the downtrodden, disaffected Radio City Music Hall Rockette, Phoebe Pearl, who raged against her employer's decision to perform at Trump's inauguration saying she was "embarrassed and disappointed" by the upcoming performance. Show More Summary

Dissenting Radio City Rockettes Forced to Perform at Presidential Inauguration, Union Says Boycott “Invalid”

12 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The Radio City Rockettes are the most recent act to be confirmed to perform at the upcoming Presidential Inauguration next month, along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho. (It's no Beyoncé...Show More Summary

The Rockettes Have a Choice—Perform for Trump or Lose Their Jobs

12 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Yesterday, the Radio City Rockettes became the third act confirmed for Donald Trump’s inauguration, joining America’s Got Talent runner-up Jackie Evancho and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the star-studded lineup. According to reports, however, many of the dancers do not want to perform, but have been threatened with losing their jobs if they don’t. Read more...

Open Thread: Just What Trump’s Heartland Fans Secretly Wanted

.@BorisEP announces the Radio City Rockettes will be performing at Trump inauguration https://t.co/YNhanuh7AM — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 22, 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Choir to perform at inauguration, presumably after going to dinner w/ Trump to apologize for not supporting him more. Show More Summary

DeLay: America better turn to God or it will die

Tom DeLay is preaching to the choir on a radio show put out by the American Family Association. DeLay warned that the U.S. is on the brink of destruction unless “God wants it turned around” and conservative Christians begin “getting out of their churches, hitting the streets and putting God back in the public square.” [...]

Berlin hires another British chorus director

They had Simon Halsey at the Berlin Radio Choir for 14 years. Now the Deutsche Oper has hired Jeremy Bines to succeed William Spaulding. Bines, 39 and Belfast born, is chorus master at Glyndebourne. We wish him every success and pray that his Berlin future is not cramped by Brexit. Photo: Robert Workman

Brussels musicians will perform Good Friday Ode to Joy

Message received: The musicians, singers and staff of Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir are, just like the whole world, shocked by the dramatic events of last Tuesday in ‘their’ Brussels. Our hearts go out to the many victims, their families, close ones, and everyone who has been affected directly and indirectly.  We sympathize […]

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