One conductor witnesses the restorative power of music in her chorus at Washington, DC's N Street Village shelter.
Are we chasing audiences with marketing and theatrics at the expense of real engagement? Some observations and lessons from the world of opera.
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?
Is a chorus still a chorus if the singers are singing from their computers?
One singer fights the holiday doldrums by traveling to London for a choral Christmas marathon.
There was a time not so long ago when Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil was virtually unknown outside of Russia. But an early transliteration of the work and some pivotal recordings helped to catch the attention of Western choral groups and audiences. We interview choral conductor and Russian music expert Alexander Ruggieri, who tells the story of the Vigil's emergence as one of the best-loved choral masterpieces.