Chorus America | For Singers https://www.chorusamerica.org/feed/term/%2A/rss.xml en 23rd Annual Toy-ful Celebration Concert at the Glenview Community Church https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/23rd-annual-toy-ful-celebration-concert-glenview-community-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1000 Elm St., Glenview IL 60025 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple Gifts Concert Series </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guillermo Muñoz Küster, Greg Wojcik </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Come join us for the 23rd annual <em>“A Toy-Ful Celebration Holiday Concert!”</em>&nbsp; to benefit the&nbsp; U. S. Marine Corps Reserve <em>Toys for Tots</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:00pm </div> </div> </div> <p>Bring your family to the 23rd Annual Toy-ful Celebration concert at the Glenview Community Church, 1000 Elm in Glenview on Saturday, December 17th at 7:00pm. Join the 45 voice Chancel Choir, directed by Guillermo Muñoz Küster, and the Glenview Concert Band, under the direction of Greg Wojcik, for a festive evening of holiday music and fun.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/23rd-annual-toy-ful-celebration-concert-glenview-community-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/23rd-annual-toy-ful-celebration-concert-glenview-community-church#comments For Singers Conducting & Performing Adults/Seniors Audiences Civic Engagement Conducting Families General Participation Performance Singing Volunteer Concert Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:28:20 +0000 Sheryl1017 7077 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Choral Podcasts https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/choral-podcasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Podcasts: They seem to be sprouting up everywhere these days. Similar to social media and the smartphone, the rise of podcasts—audio programs released as a series of episodes that you can subscribe to and download onto your device—has brought significant changes to the way we consume our media today. In 2013, <a href="https://internationalpodcastday.com/podcasting-history/">Apple’s podcasts hit the one billion subscriber mark</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-feature-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/singers/choral-podcasts" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/choirchatcover.jpg" alt="" title="choir podcasts" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The choral community has seen its own surge in podcasts. We talked to the audiophiles behind the most prominent podcasts in the choral world currently—all of which launched in 2015 or more recently—and let them tell us in their own words what their programs are about.</p> <h3><a href="http://www.johnchughes.com/choir-chat/" target="_blank">“Choir Chat” with John C. Hughes</a></h3> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/choral-podcasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/choral-podcasts#comments For Singers Audiences Innovation Marketing/Public Relations Technique/Tool Technology public Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:35:59 +0000 Mike Rowan 7076 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Schola Cantorum's 50th Anniversary "Messiah Sing" in its Entirety https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/schola-cantorums-50th-anniversary-messiah-sing-its-entirety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, Ca </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Schola Cantorum </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gregory Wait </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To celebrate 50 years of their annual "Messiah Sing," Schola Cantorum offers the opportunity for participants to sing the entire version on Monday, December 19.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">19 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7:00 p.m. </div> </div> </div> <p>Bring your voices and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Schola Cantorum’s sing-along of Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” Monday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/schola-cantorums-50th-anniversary-messiah-sing-its-entirety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/schola-cantorums-50th-anniversary-messiah-sing-its-entirety#comments For Singers Community Outreach Special Event Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:55:22 +0000 Mary Powell 7056 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Vocal Hacks https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/vocal-hacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every conductor, singer or voice teacher needs a few good vocal hacks. No, we’re not talking mediocre singers; we’re borrowing from the tech world where Merriam-Webster defines a hack as a “creative solution to a computer hardware or programming problem or limitation.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-feature-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/singers/vocal-hacks" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198 imagecache-linked imagecache-int_carousel_304_198_linked"><img src="https://www.chorusamerica.org/system/files/imagecache/int_carousel_304_198/featured/chorus-culture_0.jpg" alt="" title="Vocal Hacks" class="imagecache imagecache-int_carousel_304_198" width="304" height="198" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We asked our members to share some of their favorite creative solutions to common vocal issues. Next time a singer walks into your choir room or studio with a technical limitation, try out one of these vocal hacks.</p> <h3>Brenda Iacocca </h3> <p><em>Private Voice Studio and Owner/Director, Preschool Music Plus</em></p> <p><strong><em>Godzilla Eyes</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/vocal-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/singers/vocal-hacks#comments For Singers Education General Singing Technique/Tool public Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:38:14 +0000 Kathryn Mueller 7054 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Merry Gentlemen: An ECMC Holiday (Manhattan) https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-manhattan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Empire City Men&#039;s Chorus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vince Peterson, Artistic Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Empire City Men's Chorus&nbsp;will present "Merry Gentlemen," a selection of traditional holiday songs and carols in full dapper array.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">06 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8pm </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Merry Gentlemen: An ECMC Holiday</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-manhattan#comments For Singers Conducting & Performing Audiences General Performance Singing Concert Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:34:20 +0000 Empire City Mens Chorus 7049 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Merry Gentlemen: An ECMC Holiday (Brooklyn) https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-brooklyn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Empire City Men&#039;s Chorus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vince Peterson, Artistic Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Empire City Men's Chorus will present "Merry Gentlemen," a selection of traditional holiday songs and carols in full dapper array.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">03 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8pm </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Merry Gentlemen: An ECMC Holiday</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-brooklyn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/merry-gentlemen-ecmc-holiday-brooklyn#comments For Singers Conducting & Performing Audiences General Performance Singing Concert Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:26:00 +0000 Empire City Mens Chorus 7048 at https://www.chorusamerica.org A Messiah Sing! https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/messiah-sing-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larchmont, New York </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Westchester Chorale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Douglas Kostner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Westchester Chorale holds their Messiah Sing on Saturday, December 17th at 4pm in the Larchmont Avenue Church</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">17 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4pm </div> </div> </div> <p>the Westchester Chorale invites all muwic lovers to join them for the Christmas portion &nbsp;(and Hallelujah Chorus) of The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel &nbsp;on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 4pm in the Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, New York. &nbsp;A rental score will be provided but bring your own if possible. &nbsp;Admission: $10.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/messiah-sing-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/messiah-sing-1#comments For Singers Community Outreach Special Event Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:08:31 +0000 H.Joyce Duffy 6992 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Winter Concert https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/winter-concert-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larchmont, New York </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Westchester Chorale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Douglas Kostner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Westchester Chorale presents John Rutter's inspiring and melodious "Mass of the Children" with The Westchester Children's Chorus and also beloved Spirituals by William L. Dawson.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">10 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 pm </div> </div> </div> <p>"The Mass of the Children " is a major work by the English composer, John Rutter. It is a non-liturgical Missa Brevis. &nbsp;The traditional Latin and Greek Mass text is interwoven with &nbsp;English poems: " Awake My Soul " by Thomas Ken and " Little Lamb, I'll tell Thee" &nbsp;by William Blake. The Westchester Children's Chorus wil be featured.</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/winter-concert-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/winter-concert-1#comments For Singers Audiences Concert Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:48:01 +0000 H.Joyce Duffy 6991 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Hodie! Christmas Concert https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Melrose Park, IL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oak Park Concert Chorale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Lindblad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present <em>Hodie! </em>on <strong>Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 4:00pm</strong>, at&nbsp; St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL.&nbsp;</p> <p>Christmas begins with <em>Hodie! </em>in festive settings by Healey Willan and Jan Sweelinck! Come celebrate the season as OPCC sings carols ancient and modern – five of which are premiered at this concert.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /> We hope you will be able to be with us for this exciting Christmas concert.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">04 Dec 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:00pm </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert-0#comments For Singers Performance Concert Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:58:03 +0000 Oak Park Concert Chorale 6988 at https://www.chorusamerica.org Hodie! - Christmas Concert https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forest Park IL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-organization"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oak Park Concert Chorale </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-conductor"> <div class="field-label">Conductor / Keynote Speaker:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Lindblad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-intro"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Oak Park Concert Chorale (OPCC), conducted by director Paul Lindblad, will present <em>Hodie! </em>on <strong>Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 4:00pm</strong>, at&nbsp; St. John Lutheran Church, 305 Circle Avenue, Forest Park, IL.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Christmas begins with <em>Hodie! </em>in festive settings by Healey Willan and Jan Sweelinck! Come celebrate the season as OPCC sings carols ancient and modern – five of which are premiered at this concert, including works by Carl Schlak, Grace Brooks, Paul Lindblad&nbsp;and Harvey Hahn.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">20 Nov 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-time"> <div class="field-label">Start Time:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:00pm </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://www.chorusamerica.org/calendar/hodie-christmas-concert#comments For Singers Conducting & Performing Performance Singing Concert Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:49:09 +0000 Oak Park Concert Chorale 6987 at https://www.chorusamerica.org