History

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

An Act of International Reconciliation

As the world celebrates the centenary of this central figure of 20th century classical music, noted scholar John Evans illuminates the power and impact of his great choral-orchestral work.

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Hope and Hard Work: Government Support of the Arts in the U.S.

During campaign season, "government support" comes up often as a discussion topic. As the U.S. approaches its November election, it feels like an appropriate time to remind ourselves about how government support applies to the arts. Here are some thoughts from Chorus America to get you started.

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Member Spotlight: Roland Carter

Preserving and Performing African-American Music

Choral conductor and composer/arranger Roland Carter has a passion for finding and performing the rich array of choral music from the African American tradition. While at the 2012 Chorus America Conference in Minneapolis, Chorus America talked with Carter about his life and work. 

A Capital Farewell for Norman Scribner

DC's "dean" of choral conductors steps down and reflects on a career that spanned a half century in the U.S. capital

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Mothers and Music Education: The Influence and the Impact

Mom. It's one little word, but such an enormous job. In celebration of mothers, we asked members of our Facebook page to tell us: "What impact did your mother have on your life in music?"

The Rise of the Professional Chorus

We look back on the emergence of professional choruses in North America and the role of professional singers in bringing them public acclaim.

Verdi's Requiem: Under the Influence

Composers don't exist in a vacuum; they are continually influenced by their predecessors and peers, their culture and society. Here, we look at some of the influences (and influencers) reflected in Verdi's Requiem.

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Why the Bach Passions Are Problematic

What is our responsibility as singers and as choruses when historic choral works are offensive, even hostile, to a whole group of people? Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, discusses Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion.

The Jubilee Songs of 1872 and 1884: Reconciling Reconstruction(s)

American Choral Review 53.1

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