Monday, March 23, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NCCO new choral journal

The National Collegiate Choral Organization is pleased to announce that the inaugural issue of its online journal, The Choral Scholar, is now ready for you to access at

Volume 1, number 1 includes the following articles:
"Performing Bach: One or Many?" by Robin Leaver
"A Boy Was Born: An Examination of the Stylistic Influences on the Young Benjamin Britten" by Stephen Sieck
"Voice Science in the Choral Rehearsal: Examining Glottal Onset" by Duane Cottrell
"We Have Something Really Going Between Us Now: Columbia Records' Influence on the Repertoire of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 1949-1992" by Mark D. Porcaro.

There are also forums for reader feedback. We also welcome article submissions according to the guidelines on the website.

David Schildkret
Founding Editor
thanks for the photo, Ann, even got the BVM in there

Monday, March 16, 2009

I loved the opportunity to sing and prepare for the Howells and the Martin. As a theater director, I'd find certain plays, not many, but a few, that, no matter how long you rehearsed them, seemed to still have more to the miracle of the loaves and fishes or some endlessly replenishing spring of clear, fresh water, the possibilities grew more plentiful the more you worked. The Martin, for me, was that. Once I kinda sorta had the music, I had only begun the journey latent in that amazing piece. I feel almost guilty for having only gone thus far and no further. Sunday it worked. Irridescent haired Lance and I hugged right after we finished. Temmo smiled. But I could easily linger longer with the Frank Martin Mass.

Monday, March 2, 2009

QV England Tour

hi all, this blog is for qv singers, to post musings, pics, whatever for their fellow singers. It was Sarah's idea, and I think a good one....