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Composer David Lang tells about the creative vision of Bang on a Can: Take concerts apart and put them back together again so that music can be heard with fresh ears.

As singers age, what used to be easy becomes harder—sustaining the high notes, singing through a phrase on one breath, doing a smooth crescendo and decrescendo. Here's a look at several strategies for overcoming the challenges of an aging voice.

Richard Westenburg, the founder of New York's famed chorus and orchestra, Musica Sacra, died of colon cancer on February 20, 2008. Westenburg had been an important fixture on the New York scene for more than 40 years.

Tired of the bar scene? Online dating services not doing it for you? Have you considered joining a chorus?

Be on time Warm up your voice by singing on your way to rehearsal Get there early sometimes to help move the chairs, etc Gossip and chat before the rehearsal starts, not during it When a note is given for a pitch, do not hum your part Don't stomp your foot or pat your hand to the rhythm

Can meditation make you a better singer? Yes, and that's not all. Meditation can improve relaxation, concentration, and even health.

Choral singers have a particular kind of courage—not the courage of those who climb mountains, but the courage of those who show up and practice.

Amanda White, a coloratura soprano living and working in New York City, offered these tips in Classical Singer, a magazine for singers pursuing professional solo careers. We thought they made great sense for choral singers, too.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what choral music recording would you take with you? When we asked this of some 600 choral singers, many of them thought the question was—how to put this delicately?—ill-advised.

Providing financial oversight for your chorus is a critical role with many facets—learn about the challenges and rewards of effective stewardship.

Whether or not a concert was exceptional, standing ovations are becoming de rigueur with today's audiences. Is this reflective of declining music programs in the schools?

Which comes first—the melody or the lyrics? Composer Alice Parker explains her creative process.

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