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Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

Celestial Singing: Creating Our Convent Ensemble

In our upcoming program, A Mexican Christmas, the repertoire includes sacred music from the convents of 17th-century Mexico alongside villancicos, songs of praise and celebration that were often performed by folk musicians. To recreate the celestial sound of the nuns,...
Putting Humpty-Dumpty Together Again

Putting Humpty-Dumpty Together Again

I’ve been reveling in visual and aural beauty while transcribing the music for our upcoming concert “Celestial Sirens II” from the original manuscripts at the Newberry Library.  Every page of the vellum tells a story.  There are lovingly repaired...

Singing in French: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

First off, I have to say I LOVE singing in French.  This is crazy, because in voice studios we are taught that French is one of the hardest languages to sing – and then there’s the grammar! But whether it’s because French was my first foreign language, or...

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