Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Attended the live rehearsal/workshop with the Choir of New College and the Stanford Chamber Chorale - there was an interesting discussion by the director, Edward Higginbottom, about the value of the notes and other technical aspects of performance. The two ensembles did merge to perform a piece by Byrd - the voices of the boys blended well with those of the women, showing that one need not exclude boy choristers in a schola that has women? What would we Catholics do without the English cathedral choirs as a model of singing excellence?

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