Posts Tagged ‘ American Choirs ’

Alleluia (World Premiere) – Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube

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September 20, 2014

The Salt Lake Vocal Artists give the world premiere performance of "Alleluia" by Jake Runestad live in concert on February 21, 2014 in the Granada Theater, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred. This concert was part of the Western Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Santa Barbara California at which the Salt Lake Vocal Artists were invited to perform.

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Sunday Concert: American Boychoir Experience concert at Princeton Center for Arts & Education 2012 – YouTube

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September 7, 2014

The American Boychoir Experience is a programme in which boys from eight to twelve years old who might be interested in singing choral music with the choir get to experience one week in the life of an American Boychoir student without the academic classes. The week is a fully professional experience in choral training that includes music theory classes and a public performance as well as a Tour Bus event and some fun and games. The video is a little bit jerky but the singing definitely isn't. The American Boychoir are a stunningly good choir. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Joint Concert Drakensberg Boys Choir and Chicago Children’s Choir – I Need You to Survive

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August 2, 2014

Oh my.

mfi

As performed live on Thursday 26 June 2014 - the Drakensberg Boys Choir and Chicago Children's Choir performing I need You to Survive.
Conducted by: Josephine Lee of the Chicago Children's Choir

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Ēriks Ešenvalds (b1977): O Salutaris Hostia – KSCI Choral Scholars

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August 1, 2014

Ešenvalds' setting of Aquinas' Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament for the feast of Corpus Christi is a piece that really made me sit up and pay attention when I first heard how he makes the two soprano soloists weave and intertwine like birds on a summer day in the air above the "ground" of the choral parts. It's a perfect showcase for what a good small choir can do – as in this excellent performance by KSCI Choral Scholars directed by Chris Munce. Really they deserve high praise, particularly as they've only been around for five years. Enjoy :-)

mfi

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St. Patrick’s Day 2014: The Wind that Shakes the Barley – 2010 Oregon All-State Choir

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March 17, 2014

This is a ballad I learnt when I was a schoolboy and enjoy singing to this day.  It was written by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1836–1883) a poet and professor of literature from Glenosheen, County Limerick. The song's viewpoint is that of a young man from Wexford about to sacrifice himself for Ireland in the 1798 rebellion against the British occupation regime.  If you've seen Ken Loach's  film 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' about our War of Independence (1919–1922) and the Civil War (1922–1923) you'll probably remember this ballad from fairly early on in the film. It's also been recorded by both Loreena McKennitt, and Lisa Gerrard both of them very good – I doubt you'll have much trouble finding videos of them singing it on YouTube, but this excellent choral version of it  – which has particularly effective brief solos, deserves to be far far better known than it is.

Happy St. Patrick's day.

markfromireland

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