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.
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.
Tired of the bar scene? Online dating services not doing it for you? Have you considered joining a chorus?
Which comes first—the melody or the lyrics? Composer Alice Parker explains her creative process.
When Brazeal Dennard passed away in 2010, he left behind a rich musical legacy. This 2007 article profiled the life and career of this champion for African-American music as he celebrated 60 years conducting the Angelic Choir of the Peoples Baptist Church in Detroit.
Choristers make beautiful music together—sometimes as couples! Some 58 percent of choristers we polled said they socialize with fellow choristers outside of rehearsals and performances, and 37 percent said they had dated members of the chorus in which they sing. Choruses can be a great place to meet friends, and even a potential mate.
American Choral Review 49.1
Vance George, former director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, reflects on a lifetime of musicmaking.
Alice Parker, one of America's most beloved and respected composers, conductors, and educators in choral music, reflects on her long and productive life in music—one decade at a time.
A look at the Gregg Smith Singers' astounding legacy of supporting new choral music in America.