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Choral Music

Journalism Tackles 'The Problem With Good Friday,' and an Episcopal Priest Responds

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog post about the anti-Semitic content of traditional Good Friday performances of Passion plays and Passion musical compositions, many dating back to the Middle Ages.

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.

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.

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

Finding a Voice: Singing in a Politics Town

Mike Rowan | Posted 08.28.2013 | DC
Mike Rowan

It surprises no one that D.C. is filled with Hill staffers and lawyers. But how many people realize that our nation's capital is overrun by choirs?

Eric Whitacre Creates A Virtual Choir

Abigail Barr | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts

Contemporary composer, conductor and TED talker Eric Whitacre is well-known for creating choral works and scores, but recently his work sprung to vira...

A Choir in Our Midst

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

As autumn tenderly gives a reprieve from a week of icy overtures that have prophesized winter's entrance, a gentle community gathers in history's architecture. Autumn segues into her next residence. Christmas prepares.

Voice of the Hidden Waterfall

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Tamsin Smith

When I hear Morten Lauridsen's choral composition, I sense a boundless beauty and tenderness within the nature of humankind. Here, there is no place for evil. Perhaps his music is even the wind that would bend us to be better.