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Member News

 

Stanley J. Thurston, Founder & Artistic Director of Heritage Signature Chorale Recognized for Artistic Excellence

Stanley J. Thurston, Founder & Artistic Director of Heritage Signature Chorale Recognized for Artistic Excellence

Dana M. Anderson | Awards

Please join us in congratulating Maestro Stanley J. Thurston, our founder and artistic director, on receiving an InSeries 2018 Fidelio Award! Read more

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Bucks County Choral Society performs with Cuban choirs in Matanzas and Havana

Bucks County Choral Society performs with Cuban choirs in Matanzas and Havana

Thomas Lloyd | Civic Engagement

The Bucks County Choral Society and their Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd traveled to Cuba in July 2018 for concerts with two of Cuba's leading choral ensembles leading a vibrant national tradition.Read more

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iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir wins 8th International Robert Schumann Choral Competition

iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir wins 8th International Robert Schumann Choral Competition

iSing Silicon V... | Awards

June 11, 2018, Palo Alto, CA: iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir has won the Grand Prize at the 8th Robert Schumann International Choral Competition.Read more

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AVSHALOMOV "CHANUKAH TONIGHT"--WITH DANCERS!

AVSHALOMOV "CHANUKAH TONIGHT"--WITH DANCERS!

David Avshalomov | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Diversity, Families, General, History, Performance, Repertoire

Here is a candid video of the first performance of this lively Chanukah song in Canada last winter. First time I ever saw it with choral hand movement, and dancers. What a burst of extra exuberance they added! Read more

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DAVID AVSHALOMOV RECEIVES HONG KONG CHILDREN'S CHOIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHORAL SELECTION PRIZE

DAVID AVSHALOMOV RECEIVES HONG KONG CHILDREN'S CHOIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CHORAL SELECTION PRIZE

David Avshalomov | Awards, Children/Youth, Civic Engagement, Education, Families, General, Health, Repertoire, Schools

Noted American choral composer was just designated a winner of the Hong Kong Children’s Choir 50th Anniversary Choral Selections (Intermediate Level). The award includes a prize and inclusion in the Choir's 50th Anniversary Choral Songbook.Read more

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Chor Leoni appoints Zachary Wadsworth Composer-In-Residence

Chor Leoni appoints Zachary Wadsworth Composer-In-Residence

Chor Leoni Men'... | Performance

(Vancouver, BC) Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Artistic Director Erick Lichte are pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian-American composer Zachary Wadsworth to a two-year term as the ensemble’s first-ever ComposRead more

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RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS, Redwood City, CA, Announces Changes in Leadership

RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS, Redwood City, CA, Announces Changes in Leadership

Ragazzi-Boys-Chorus | Careers, Children/Youth, Conducting, Education, Governance, Management/Leadership, Professional

RAGAZZI BOYS CHORUS ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP New General Director takes helm in two-stage plan – beginning August 2018Read more

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Acappellago gives 7 World Premieres

Acappellago gives 7 World Premieres

patricia m smith | Performance

Acappellago was pleased to present seven world premieres at its March 2018 concerts, "Escape to...the Wonderful World of Color" In Oak Brook and Batavia, IL.Read more

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CA in the News

 

The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

The American Choral Scene: A Status Report, WYPR Baltimore

Robin L. Perry | Impact/Value, Participation, Repertoire, Research/Data, Singing

WYPR's "Choral Arts Classics" host Tom Hall talks to Frank Nemhauser, director of the Berkshire Choral Festival, and Ann Meier Baker, the president & CEO of Chorus America for an update on the status of choral singing throughout the country.Read more

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Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Choral Activists Wanted: Transitioning To Proactive Choral Advocacy, ACDA Star of the North

Catherine Davies | Education, Impact/Value, Networking, Research/Data, Schools

Chorus America's membership director Catherine Davies wrote an article on how to be an advocate for school choirs for ACDA's Star of the North newsletter. Download the PDF.Read more

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Chorus America and America's Millions of Choral Singers, SF Classical Voice

Chorus America and America's Millions of Choral Singers, SF Classical Voice

Robin L. Perry | Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data, Singing

Jonas Gerebin writes about Chorus America's Conference and the Chorus Impact Study. Read now.Read more

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Saving School Choruses, Learning First Alliance

Saving School Choruses, Learning First Alliance

Robin L. Perry | Children/Youth, Education, Impact/Value, Participation, Research/Data, Schools

The Learning First Alliance reports on Chorus America's release of Making the Case: Advocating for Your School Choir. Read now.Read more

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Press Releases

 

Chorus America’s 2018 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2018 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2018 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, and lifetime service to the choral...Read more

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Chorus America’s 2017 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2017 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2017 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, generous philanthropy, and lifetime...Read more

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Chorus America Releases First-Ever Study of Choral Music Audiences

Chorus America Releases First-Ever Study of Choral Music Audiences

Chorus America Staff | Audiences, CA News, Impact/Value, Research/Data

A new report released by Chorus America provides the first-ever systematic look at what moves and motivates the people who attend choral music concerts. The study’s surveying tools and findings, all available for use by the field, will help choruses...Read more

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Chorus America’s 2016 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America’s 2016 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2016 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, generous philanthropy, and lifetime...Read more

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Chorus America Awarded Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Chorus America Awarded Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Mike Rowan | Awards, CA News, Fundraising

Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization serving the field of choral music, is honored to be the recipient of a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support services, programs, and...Read more

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2015 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

2015 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards program. The awards recognize a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, and lifetime service to the...Read more

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Catherine Dehoney Named Chorus America President & CEO

Catherine Dehoney Named Chorus America President & CEO

Chorus America Staff | CA News

The governing board of Chorus America has named Catherine Dehoney as President & CEO of Chorus America, effective March 23, 2015. Dehoney brings a wealth of experience in arts management and fundraising, having served most recently as the executive...Read more

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Chorus America Announces President & CEO Search

Chorus America Announces President & CEO Search

Chorus America Staff |

Chorus America has launched a search process for a new president & CEO. Ann Meier Baker will leave the position to become director of music and opera at the National Endowment for the Arts in January 2015. The board has named Mitch Menchaca—currently...Read more

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Chorus America’s Inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Recognizes Joseph Jennings

Chorus America’s Inaugural Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Recognizes Joseph Jennings

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America recognized Joseph Jennings, music director emeritus of Chanticleer, as the first recipient of the Chorus America Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award at a June 12th ceremony that was part of the organization’s 2014 Conference.Read more

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