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By Tom Hall | December 24, 2004
NOVEMBER AND December are to choral singers what July and August are to Ocean City: peak season. For the last two months, all across the United States, singers in choruses large and small have rehearsed and performed thousands of holiday programs. For singers, Santa's arrival means they finally have a day off. In a recent study conducted by Chorus America, the association of choruses, researchers found that there are more than 250,000 organized singing groups in the United States. More than 28 million people participate in these groups, far more than in any other performing art. Fifteen percent of American households include an adult who has performed publicly in a chorus within the last 12 months.
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By David Horsey | July 15, 2014
Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next paragraph is false, no matter how much you may want to believe it's true. President Barack Obama visited a mosque and hosted Muslim leaders at the White House on the Fourth of July (false!). Obama also plans to host a Muslim gay marriage ceremony for St.
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janetnickel@hotmail.com | May 23, 2013
Chorus of the Chesapeake presents spring show May 11, Students from Calvert Hall College High School and Notre Dame Preparatory School team up for Operation Clean Stream, David "Shepherd" Warren, named a 2013 Carson Scholar, J.C. Lazzaro selected 3rd chair viola in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra. Looking for some wonderful entertainment to celebrate spring? Timonium resident Bill Day announced that The Chorus of the Chesapeake's annual spring show is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkville High School.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
ELMONT, N.Y. - Let the debate go on. California Chrome just didn't have enough left on a beautiful Saturday afternoon here on Long Island, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place in the Belmont Stakes and disappointing a nation full of horse racing enthusiasts and casual sports fans who have waited nearly four decades for a horse to win the Triple Crown. The skeptics were right. The race was won by Tonalist, a horse who didn't run in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness.
NEWS
November 14, 1990
The Intergenerational Chorus, sponsored by the Therapeutic Recreation Council and the Carroll County Arts Council, has announced its performance schedule for the holiday season.The chorus consists of singers of all ages with and without disabilities. The group is under the direction of Pam Miller and accompanied by Linda Filemyre.The chorus will be performing at the following locations: * Dec. 2, Westminster Inn Open House, 1:30-2:15 p.m.* Dec. 6, Carroll County Education Center Christmas Bazaar, 6 p.m.* Dec. 8, Cranberry Mall at noon and Carrolltowne Mall at 2 p.m.* Dec. 16, Uniontown Home Tour, 2-4 p.m.Information: 857-2103.
NEWS
January 11, 1993
The Carroll County Choral Society will begin rehearsals for its 23rd Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Music Room at Westminster High School.Membership is open to all adults who enjoy singing, and all voiceparts are welcomed.Auditions will be at 7 p.m.Dues are $5.The school is at 1225 Washington Road, Westminster.Information: 549-6827 or 848-9080.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | October 21, 1995
This review is from yesterday's late editions.The popular title of Mozart's uncompleted C Minor Mass is "The Great," and the word for the performance it received Thursday night in Meyerhoff Hall from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is tremendous. This was the best playing this listener has heard the BSO do this season, and, young though this season is, he does not expect to hear better.The chief reason for this excellence was the presence of Robert Shaw on the podium. Shaw is so often (and has been for so long)
NEWS
By David Horsey | July 15, 2014
Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next paragraph is false, no matter how much you may want to believe it's true. President Barack Obama visited a mosque and hosted Muslim leaders at the White House on the Fourth of July (false!). Obama also plans to host a Muslim gay marriage ceremony for St.
NEWS
September 11, 1991
Baritone Richard Zeller will perform as soloist with the Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus for Antonin Dvorak's "Requiem" this Sunday afternoonin Washington.The 3 p.m. performance, at the National City Christian Church, will cap the chorus' three-day 150th anniversary celebration of the birth of the composer.Also performing on "Requiem" will be The MusicCrafters orchestra.For information, call (301) 465-5744.The Dvorak celebration begins at the Kennedy Center on Friday with a vocal and piano chamber concert at 7:30 p.m. This concert is presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Music Critic | March 23, 1995
That the Baltimore Symphony Chorus is a superior ensemble, and that conductor Edward Polochick has done a fine job in the 15 years he has directed it, was obvious last night in Meyerhoff Hall in an all-Mozart concert with the BSO that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the chorus.The centerpiece of the program (and the only work in which the chorus appeared) was Mozart's "Requiem" in D Minor (K. 626), the composer's final, not-quite-completed work.The singing of the chorus was confident in attack and eloquent of utterance, and the massed sound it produced was luminous at both soft and loud dynamic levels.
NEWS
By Allison Eatough | April 24, 2014
The women of the Upper Chesapeake Chorus are far from similar. Their ages span 50 years, with the youngest members in their 20s and the oldest in their 70s. Their professions include everything from teachers and lawyers to stay-at-home moms and graphic designers. Some had professional singing experience before joining the chorus, while others just liked to sing around the house. But when this diverse group joins together to sing, chorus members say something magical happens: They create resounding, uplifting and energetic music.
NEWS
March 14, 2014
Editor: Last Saturday evening Sheldon Bair conducted the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and the choruses from the Deer Creek Chorale, the Harford Choral Society, the Towson University Choral Society, the Towson High School Chamber Choir, the Frederick Children's Chorus, and the Children's Chorus of Annapolis together with soloists Theresa Bickham, Christopher Dudley and Jeffrey Grayson Gates and they reaped the well-deserved reward of a five-minute standing...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2013
Last weekend saw two more entries in Baltimore's 2013-14 music season, each yielding rewards. Saturday night at the Gordon Center, Concert Artists of Baltimore offered an unusual pairing -- Schubert on the first half, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev on the second. If there was a secret to the combination, artistic director Edward Polochick didn't make it clear in his lengthy, sometimes fuzzy remarks woven throughout the evening (like most of us, he could use an editor). What mattered in the end, though, was all the stylish music-making.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
UPDATE: The run has just been extended through Sept. 8. With a fresh story angle and imaginative songs, “A Chorus Line” created one singular sensation on Broadway back in 1975. The musical, which chalked up a slew of Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize, enjoyed a record-breaking 15-year run that would stand uncontested until some singing felines came along. As an energetic, mostly persuasive revival at Olney Theatre Center reconfirms, the slice-of-theater-life scenario of the show still clicks, often affectingly.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2013
You can "kiss the day goodbye," because Midweek Madness is still in "A Chorus Line" mood after the opening of the revival at Olney Theatre Center . So enjoy this spoof by the fabulous team of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
EXPLORE
August 5, 2013
The Bay Country Gentlemen, Harford County's only all male barbershop chorus, won big at the annual Western Division Barbershop Competition in Reston Va., April 26 and 27. Sporting the smallest chorus in the division competition, the BCG won Most Improved Chorus and was crowned the Plateau AA Champions. The BCG came up just shy of the overall division champions, falling short in a combined average score by 1.7 points, in their second place overall finish. With these elevated scores, the BCG has qualified to move on to the Mid-Atlantic District Contest for the first time since 1987.
NEWS
By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 21, 2002
ASK 12-YEAR-OLD Rhiannon Aliff what brings her the most joy, and she'll probably sing a song. Ever since her parents, Pattii and Gene Aliff, can remember, Rhiannon has "always been a singer; she always loved to sing, sing, sing." Next month, this Westminster girl will join an elite group of children in Pittsburgh, when she sings with the Children's Honors Chorus at the American Choral Directors Association's Eastern Area Division Convention. She earned a spot in the chorus after a rigorous audition in February, said Diane Jones, her singing coach and director of the Carroll County Children's Chorus.
FEATURES
By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | January 8, 1991
THE CHILDREN'S Chorus of Maryland, singing in charming tone and harmony in its annual Twelfth Night concert Sunday, followed director Andrea Nutter Macon's cues as carefully as if she were picking replacements for New Kids on The Block.In doing so, the chorus showed that it can provide solid entertainment for non-relatives as well as family and a good training ground in musicianship for more than 100 children between 6 and 16. If you throw in a little P.D.Q. Bach craziness and 39 older kids playing kazoos, it's downright fun.The Second Presbyterian Church was packed tight with 700 parents, relatives and fans who heard a delightful hour-long program by the chorus' three choirs: forty 6- and 7-year-olds in the Beginning Choir; 38 kids between 8 and 11 in the Training Choir and 39 children 11 to 16 in the Concert Choir -- 117 in all from about 50 different schools.
NEWS
janetnickel@hotmail.com | May 23, 2013
Chorus of the Chesapeake presents spring show May 11, Students from Calvert Hall College High School and Notre Dame Preparatory School team up for Operation Clean Stream, David "Shepherd" Warren, named a 2013 Carson Scholar, J.C. Lazzaro selected 3rd chair viola in the All-Eastern Honors Orchestra. Looking for some wonderful entertainment to celebrate spring? Timonium resident Bill Day announced that The Chorus of the Chesapeake's annual spring show is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Parkville High School.
EXPLORE
May 6, 2013
The Upper Chesapeake Chorus, comprised of women mainly from Harford and Cecil counties, on Saturday, April 20, won the Region 19 competition of Sweet Adelines International, held in Ocean City. Led by director Rick Taylor, 42 local women won the competition's first place overall and first place mid-size chorus medals, earning the right to represent Region 19 (comprised of choruses from five states) at the international competition in Baltimore in fall 2014. This will be UCC's second time in the international competition.
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