May 19, 2015
Announcing Elaine Cunningham as editor--
Please direct all news and listings to:
WHATS YOUR VISION for CHOIRNEWS?
For some years you've been recipient of CHOIRNEWS.org. I've had a good time with it, and many of you have commented positively and contributed greatly to its ongoing success. But I've decided not to continue as editor and I'm looking for someone to take up the baton!
And although I've been the one behind the desk, it's you that have provided the programs/ music/ energy/ ideas/ (and critique when I get things mixed) that you've come to respect. It's really time for a new direction here and if you are reading this, you are one of the movers and shakers in our choral world.
I am willing to turn over the editorship and mailing list to someone enthusiastically dedicated to the choral arts, who can maintain an unbaised tone, and bring new life and direction in the bargain. As we know, there are a number of choral and arts organizations with full or part time staff who I believe would profit from this greater outreach. Perhaps it might be a consortium of a few. Is there the possibility possibility of monthly articles by choir/ genre/ choral festivals / ? Of course.
Three or Four hours a month is all it takes... and willingness to be timely in all things.
So, what's your vision? --2015 is upon us!
Founder / editor
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All RI and Southeastern MA Area Choirs & their contact info:
..if we missed you, let us know.
Bridgewater State University Choruses, Steven Young, director
Brown University Choruses, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Community College of Rhode Island Choirs, Joseph Amante, director
Providence College Choruses, TJ Harper, director
Rhode Island College Choirs, Teresa Coffman, director
Roger Williams University, Jonathan Richter, director
University of Rhode Island Choirs, Mark Conley, Paulette LaParle, directors
Salve Regina University Choruses, Don St. Jean, director
Wheaton College Choruses, Tim Harbold, director
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Bristol County Chorus, Joan Doyle Roth, director
The Carillon Women's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Chamber Singers of New England, TJ Harper, director
Chorus of East Providence, Beth Armstrong, .director
Chorus of Westerly, George Kent, founder; Andrew Howell, director
CONCORA, Richard Coffey, director (Hartford,CT)
Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, Judith Stillman, director
ECCLESIA, Pierre Masse, director
Falmouth Chorale, John Yankee, director (Falmouth, MA)
Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald Dyck, director
Greater Tiverton Community Chorus, Beth Armstrong, director
Gregorian Concert Choir, Msgr. Anthony Mancini, director
Harmony Heritage, Bob O'Connell, director
Jamestown Community Chorus, BJ Whitehouse, director
Narragansett Bay Chorus, Bob O'Connell, director
North Kingstown Community Chorus & Youth Chorus, Roberta Belanger, dir.
Ocean State Barbershop Harmony Chorus, Steve Isherwood - director
Ocean State Childrens Choir, Paul M. Mancini,Sr, director
Oure Pleasure Singers, Tim Harbold, director
The Providence Singers, Christine Noel, director
The Junior Providence Singers, Paulette LaParle, director
Providence Gay Men's Chorus, Kim Kuda, director
RPM Voices of Rhode Island, Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson, director
Rhode Island Children's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Edward Markward, director
Rhode Island Sacred Harp Sing, Charles Cofone, director
SACRED HARP @ BROWN, Kiri Miller, director
Schola Cantorum of Boston, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Sine Nomine, Joseph Fort, director
South Coast Community Chorale, Frank Wilhelm, director
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Eric Brown, director
The Summer Chorus of Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts, Beth Armstrong, director
Swanhurst Chorus, Jonathan Babbitt, director
Voices of Hope, Armstrong, Glass, Trusty
West Bay Chorale, Amanda Santo, director
WomenRIsing, Nancy Rosenberg, director
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Barrington High School Choirs, Celeste Labonte, director
Lincoln School Choruses, Matthew Knippel, director
Martin Middle School, Rob Rappa, director
Moses Brown Choirs, Justin Peters, director
North Smithfield High School Girls Chorus, Regina McAdam, director
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Barrington Presbyterian Church Music Program, John C. Black, director
St. Martin's Church Choirs, Jay MacCubbin, Organist/Choir Director
Central Congregational Church Choirs, Patrick Aiken, Organist and Director.
Christ Church, Westerly, George Kent, Organist & Director
Skills and Resources:
* Choralnet - The Internet Center for Choral Music -
* Cyberbass - Innovative learning for choirs: learn your part on line!
* Choral Public Domain Library: Free music on line...fabulous resource...
* ChorTeach: ACDA's online newsletter for great choral articles...
* CHORUS AMERICA : Lots of good resources on this site to support choruses and singers.
* Rhode Island Chorus Page
* Greater Boston Choral Consortium -
an association of some 70+ Boston area choirs.
* New England Early Music Calendar -
* Music, Folk & Contra Dancing in and around Rhode Island
* a cappella music, recommended by Zoe!
* Rhode Island ACDA
* * Eastern Division of ACDA
* * * American Choral Directors Association~ National
* RIMEA >>Rhode Island Music Educators Association
* American Guild of Organists-Rhode Island-
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