Alina Orraca, conductor of the National Choir of Cuba and the Choir Entrevoces, was awarded the CubaDisco Grand Prize in choral music for her album ‘Oh, Yes!’. This is the first CD recorded in Cuba that includes African Spirituals and compiles various composers of this difficult style. La Schola Cantorum Coralina also participated in the more
For her unique contribution to society and the state of Israel, Esther Herlitz has been awarded with the Israel Prize in an official ceremony in Jerusalem last April. World-acclaimed humanist, diplomat and politician (she served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment during many years), Esther, at 94 years old, is an inveterate more
Andre van der Merwe (South Africa) André van der Merwe is a conductor and composer from Cape Town, South Africa who is often invited to perform as guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician nationally and internationally. He has been invited to work with universities and companies in the USA; Sweden; England; Greece; Germany; Japan, China, Austria more
The EXPO2015 Universal Exposition is underway in Milan with representation from many countries from around the world. Parallel to, and inside, this global event, the International Choral Festival “La Fabbrica del Canto” has been renamed “Feeding souls, thanking for food” to adopt the theme of the EXPO2015. This project in conjunction with IFCM, began life more
Founded by Dr. Christian Pariot, Pedagogical and Academic Director, and Me Pascal Koua, President of A Coeur Joie Côte d’Ivoire and organiser of the International Choral Singing Festival FESTICCA, the Institute of Musicology and Choral Conducting will be hosted at the Methodist University of Ivory Coast. The students will have the opportunity to obtain a more
Acclaimed New Zealand composer Jack Body has died just days after being named a national icon. Jack, aged 70, was an authority in elements of Asian music and his knowledge saw him collaborate with some of classical music’s biggest names in the creation of music that reflected this. As a beloved composer of choral music, more
Whether you are an artistic director or board member, a composer or a fundraiser, the Chorus America Annual Conference will send you back to your chorus full of new strategies for making your organization the best it can be. Learn from industry leaders and colleagues at sessions that explore choral artistry and deal with organizational more
The American Choral Directors Association will host its second National Symposium on Choral Music focusing upon the music of Latin America. In Austin, Texas, the Symposium will explore the Latin American both in the Colonial and modern periods. For additional information visit the “Conferences” page at http://acda.org/ Early registration ends June 1.