Some couples celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with silver, but Providence Singers member David Keller and his wife Julie Meyers chose music instead.
What is our responsibility as singers and as choruses when historic choral works are offensive, even hostile, to a whole group of people? Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, discusses Bach's St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion.
We take a look at the man behind the cluster chords: how Eric Whitacre arrived at a life in music, and the ups and downs he's encountered along the way.
Are we chasing audiences with marketing and theatrics at the expense of real engagement? Some observations and lessons from the world of opera.
One conductor witnesses the restorative power of music in her chorus at Washington, DC's N Street Village shelter.
Something is irritating your vocal cords and you think it might be reflux. Vocal health expert Margaret Baroody gives us her take on the situation, along with treatment advice.
Drawing on a wide range of arts industry research and his own observations about the larger environment in which arts groups operate, Alan Brown shares six interrelated macro trends affecting audience behaviors and demand for arts programming.
Through interviews with random, "ordinary" audience members, we discover how they found their way to choral concerts and what keeps them coming back for more—article includes practical recommendations for choral leaders.
Choral music covers all manner of human experience—life, death, love, loss, hope, despair, longing, passion, freedom, spirituality. Those are topics that people of all generations can relate to. But it may take a little ingenuity and a willingness to break traditions to get 20- and 30-somethings into your concert hall. Here are three ideas for cultivating young audiences.
Many singers have trouble navigating through the passaggio easily. Three veteran vocal experts from the Washington Vocal Consortium each offer their wisdom for remedying this pesky problem.
When should a singer consult a doctor about a vocal problem or injury? One Chorus America member reported that he was left with laryngitis and a sore throat after screaming during a sport event. He wondered what to do, if anything, to recover.
You've decided to make the commitment to improving your singing abilities. But how do you find the right instructor to help you on your way?