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Member News

 

Bernstein "Chichester Psalms" Diction Resource - NEW!

Bernstein "Chichester Psalms" Diction Resource - NEW!

Trudy Miller | Performance

FINALLY! A new release from SingersBabel of Hebrew diction resources for Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms." IPA, word-for-word English translation, poetic and slow recitation by David Rosenmeyer, in an innovative mp4 video format.  $19.99 or by...Read more

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Houston Show Choir transition and expansion

Houston Show Choir transition and expansion

Houston Show Choir | General, Profile

Houston Show Choir is the new name of Houston Choral Showcase, a community show choir in Houston, to better reflect the style of music the group performs. In addition, with an expanded singer roster, there are now two performance ensembles within the...Read more

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Oxford University Press launches Advent Carol Competition

Oxford University Press launches Advent Carol Competition

Elanor Caunt | Adults/Seniors, Children/Youth, Conducting, Participation, Performance, Rehearsal, Repertoire, Schools, Singing, Technique/Tool

Oxford University Press have launched a special choral competition, asking choirs to film themselves performing an OUP carol for the chance to win some great prizes. Performances will be judged on creativity and originality by a panel that will include...Read more

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Heritage Signature Chorale - On the Road to Carnegie Hall

Heritage Signature Chorale - On the Road to Carnegie Hall

Dana M. Anderson | Performance

The Heritage Signature Chorale, which recently completed its 17th anniversary of showcasing the music of African-American composers, Negro spirituals and “elevating the African-American singer and composer in all music genres,” is headed to perform in...Read more

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 The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh to Perform Bob Dylan Classics

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh to Perform Bob Dylan Classics

The Mendelssohn... | Performance

The times they are a-changin’. At 109 years in operation, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh is the city’s oldest performing arts organization, best known for its fine renditions of classical music. On January 25-28, 2018, however, the venerable...Read more

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Performs World Premiere of the ‘Saint Bonaventure Mass’ by Fabio Luisi

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Performs World Premiere of the ‘Saint Bonaventure Mass’ by Fabio Luisi

Agoldberg | CA News

In September, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus had the distinct honor of performing both the world premiere and New York City premiere of the “Saint Bonaventure Mass” composed by Fabio Luisi. Maestro Luisi composed the work as a gift to St. Bonaventure...Read more

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Albany Pro Musica with the American String Quartet and Composer Ola Gjeilo October 29!

Albany Pro Musica with the American String Quartet and Composer Ola Gjeilo October 29!

Jose Daniel Flo... | Adults/Seniors, Audiences, Children/Youth, Community Outreach, Composing/Commissioning, Conducting, Diversity, Education, Families, General, Marketing/Public Relations, Performance, Schools, Social Media, Venue, Volunteer

Don't miss Albany Pro Musica with the American String Quartet and Composer Ola Gjeilo Sunday, October 29 at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 3:00PM!Read more

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BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC CHORUS New Hire

BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC CHORUS New Hire

Brad Felton | Management/Leadership, Operations, Professional

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (BPC), an independent non-profit organization, has hired 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 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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2014 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

2014 Chorus America Award Recipients Announced

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2014 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's 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America's 2013 Awards Recognize Outstanding Choruses and Individuals

Chorus America Staff | Awards, CA News

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2013 awards program, recognizing a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative educatiRead more

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