In a commentary for Chorus America’s online feature Noteworthy, Donald Nally commends James MacMillan’s St. John Passion to choral music colleagues—despite its considerable challenges. Not only is its scale monumental, the oratorio may invite controversy.
Programming a modern St. John Passion invites controversy in a way that programming a historical setting such as Bach's does not. For Donald Nally, the musical and philosophical discussions raised by James MacMillan's St. John Passion made taking on the work an experience of growth for all involved.
As you begin exploring your technology options, here are some ways to make the most of the evaluation and decision-making process.
Your chorus needs effective digital tools to support everyday management, but how do you know what the right tools are? Consider these questions and tips for choosing the most effective technology for your needs.
More on navigating the process of finding, hiring, and working with soloists.
Looking for a soloist for your next performance? Try giving your chorus members a chance to shine in solo roles.
How to navigate the process of finding, hiring, and working with soloists.
High school choral festivals engage teens, produce powerful music, and leave a lasting impact.
This March, Chorus America welcomes Catherine Dehoney as the organization’s new President and CEO. Catherine brings a wealth of arts management and fundraising experience to the position—and after years of leading our development efforts, she's no stranger to the Chorus America family! Here she shares some thoughts about choruses today, her first priorities on the job, and why singing is her favorite team sport.
A clear development strategy turns reluctant board members into inspired fundraisers.
“The phenomenon of a gay men’s chorus is a vital part of the musical fabric of our society. It is not a gimmick to draw a crowd. We have always just wanted to put on great concerts – and make a difference while doing it.”
In 2014, the Chorus of Westerly won more than $1 million in Rhode Island state funds to support the renovation of its historic performance hall. Here’s how they did it.