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Welcome To The Choir Olympics

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2016 | World

SOCHI, Russia, July 8 (Reuters) - Chorists from various countries are belting out their best tunes at the World Choir Games in the southern Black Sea ...

On My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls ChoirOn My Doorstep: A Florentine Market and a Girls Choir

Rick Steves | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

You can just bumble through Europe and have fun. But if you make a point to know what's going on and where, you'll bring home more memories.

Singing For Harmony In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Refugees Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

Ghinwa Obeid reports from the Bekaa Valley, where a children's choir is teaching Lebanese students and Syrian refugee children about the power of unit...

More Than 2,000 Voices Join Mormon Choir In Virtual 'Hallelujah' Chorus

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion

Choir geeks rejoice -- the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is back with what may be its most epic performance yet. On Sunday, the 360-member choir released a...

Learning to Pray

Annie Stein | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Annie Stein

Learning to Pray Several years ago I attended a funeral officiated by Rev Terry Elsberry, an Episcopal minister from Bedford NY, who not only spoke a...

How the Little I Do Can Make a Difference in My World

Toby Nwazor | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Toby Nwazor

Credit The 16th day of October 2011 is a day I will never forget in a hurry. It was the third Sunday of the month, and I sat with other choristers in...

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

Are Mormons Christians?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.19.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Perhaps what a lot of Christians mean when they say that Mormons don't count as Christians is that they don't like our version of Christianity. Perhaps what they mean is that they think we make them look bad with our wild and sweeping ideas.

The Composers Speak: Broadway Composers Participate in a Concert of Their Choral Work

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

These writers have made their names in musical theater, but they value the opportunity to compose and be recognized for their choral music.

How I Found Myself on Friday Night's Episode of Glee - the Experience

Patti Spangler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patti Spangler

Before the episode aired, I had asked every one that I knew to record the episode. I then asked them to freeze frame on every part of the choir. I wanted them to see what I saw, a group of people that were truly a cross section of our country.

10 Reasons to Make Singing Your Happiness Drug!

Tania de Jong | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania de Jong

Our brains developed with singing and music as a survival mechanism. Before there were governments or nations, tribes and groups used songs and dance to build loyalty to the group, transmit vital information and ward off enemies. Those who sang survived.

A Musical Mix of Old and New: Judith Clurman's Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Essential Voices USA conductor Judith Clurman started work on her CD, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, several years ago, but the project really began when she was a little girl in synagogue.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Shouting out to a Teacher Who Changed My Life

Shelly Peiken | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Shelly Peiken

He humored me and assigned me to the right (as opposed to the left) side of the bleachers with the sopranos. I strained to reach the notes.

LISTEN: Nuns From Around The World Create Beautiful Virtual Choir

National Catholic Reporter | Monica Clark | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

This article first appeared on the Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter. Ninety-three Discalced Carmelite nuns in 24 coun...

24 Signs You Were A High School Choir Geek

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts

You may be studying microbiology at a university. You may be working a desk job in sales. You may be interning at a PR firm. But back in high school, ...

Thank You Google: How a Glee Club in Maine Fixed My Burnout

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 06.08.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

What happened blew everyone away. The two groups of children, with seemingly such different backgrounds, became the best of friends in their short hours together.

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Impact of Music at The Olympics

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 04.14.2014 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

In the chase to be a celebrity composer, the checkpoints are a bit blurry. Whether musicians sketch out notes and then hire composers to write what ...

Study Aims To Show Singing In Choirs Is Good For Seniors

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty

What might motivate researchers to solicit senior singers for a dozen choirs around San Francisco? Backed by a $1.9 million grant from the Nationa...

Music, Media and Storytelling

Kanniks Kannikeswaran | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Kanniks Kannikeswaran

The stories we tell and the themes that we communicate through music do have a lasting effect on the audience. We as musicians and composers have with us a unique opportunity and a responsibility; that of telling stories that can empower communities and enable six billion of us human beings to create new possibilities for a shared future.

I Walked Out of Church and Ran Into God in the Hallway

Carissa Henry | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
Carissa Henry

I was so overcome and blessed by the beauty before me that I stood there and cried. Right there in the hallway, by myself, while church was happening on the other side of the wall.

These Talented Fans Were Lucky Enough To Perform Showstoppers With Their Idols

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.03.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Sometimes fans are pulled onstage only to stun their favorite musicians with their raw talent. We scoured YouTube for the best of these showstopping m...

In Search of the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria

Rachel Chang | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

Whenever anyone asked me why I was going to Salzburg, I "blamed" the movie musical The Sound of Music. Often, I was met with eyes popping with delight. But I had yet to find a moment that was truly worthy of that reaction.

Is Singing As Good For You As Yoga?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Many choir singers would likely attest to the soothing and bonding experience that comes from belting out chants and hymns in unison. And there's scie...

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.