The Bach B Minor Mass takes Olympian fortitude to learn and perform. In this interview with conductor and historian Dennis Shrock, we take a look at the history of the work and what singers can do to make the performance experience easier on themselves.
Every once in a while, an invention comes along that changes the game. Like the invention of the light bulb, the washing machine, the Internet, and the garlic press, the development of the key signature was positively monumental—to musicians, at least.
For those who never learned, didn’t understand, slept through class, or simply forgot.
All you need to know is various combinations of half-steps and whole-steps.
You can admit it: You have often thought about the many traits that reptiles and musicians share, haven't you? So then you know that, besides exceptional dexterity and slightly odd-looking faces, reptiles and musicians both need scales.
An understanding of chords can also help you to understand the workings of melody.
What is a staff? Which note goes where? And what does Botox have to do with it?
Warbly sopranos, amateur conductors, untrained musicians—you never know what you're going to get with a church choir. But one singer explains why she keeps coming back for more...
Famed conductor Sir David Willcocks speaks about his special love of choral singing and of choral singers through his experience as director of music at King's College, Cambridge and of the Royal College of Music's Bach Choir.
Many choral organizations have embraced accessibility for those with disabilities as an important value, even making it part of their policies. When choruses accommodate singers with disabilities, everybody wins.
Guidelines on the financial reports you need from your accountant—and when—to be an effective steward of your chorus.
Ten years after his death, a new book about conductor Elmer Iseler examines his legacy on choral music not just in Canada but throughout the choral music field.