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Choral Music as Literary Criticism: A Study of the Textual Dimension of Music

American Choral Review 49.2

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Choral Music: Worth Listening To

When choruses take the time to really sing the text—be it biblical or poetic, somber or silly—we demonstrate the moral consequence of lives that are animated by beauty, passion, and love.

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Learning for Life: A Conducting Masterclass

Cellists hang out with the other cellists, singers hang out with other singers, but conductors—who do they hang out with? Stephen Czarkowski and 31 other conductors hung out together for four days in May 2006 to share with each other, explore some of the great works in the choral-orchestral repertoire, and learn from some of the nation's finest choral conductors.

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Is Your Chorus Ready To Tour?

Choruses and Tour Companies Share Their Wisdom

Every summer, countless choruses hit the road, offering up their musical gifts in venues across the globe and conferring many benefits to the chorus and its singers. Here are questions to ask before planning your first—or next—tour.

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Mozart's 3 Settings of Regina Coeli

American Choral Review 48.2

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Dvořák’s Svatá Ludmila: Genesis, Premiere and Aftermath

American Choral Review 48.1

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Performing Under Pressure

On Being a King's College Chorister

Thorough preparation is key to a flawless performance when 200 million listeners tune in to hear the annual (and beloved) broadcast of the King's College Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

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Your Concert As Feast: Notes on Programming

Never program down to your audience, and never assume that your audience isn't ready to be challenged by fresh interpretations of familiar pieces, by works from the canon that unjustly have been ignored, by the music of today and tomorrow.

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Bach's Sopranos; A Tribute to Kurt Thomas

American Choral Review 46.2

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Choral Recordings To Die For

It might be time to update and upgrade your own choral recording library. When the Voice asked today's classical music broadcast personalities, "What three or four choral recordings would you take to the ends of the earth with you, and why?" they came up with the following, sometimes surprising, favorites.

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