vocal music

Local Music
12:58 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Cor Cantiamo will sing new music, spirituals at sacred fest

Director Eric Johnson talks to Cara Lieurance about Cor Cantiamo's upcoming concert at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, scheduled for Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

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Local Music
1:21 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Golosa, the Russian folk choir, will perform at sacred music fest

Golosa
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The University of Chicago-based choir Golosa was founded in the 1990s to explore Russian folk repertoire, especially that of the Old Believers, an isolated community who split from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century. 

Choir member Anaïs Ahmed tells Cara Lieurance about what drew her into the music. Ms. Ahmed describes the full-voiced sound as a hair-raising sensation. They also discuss learning Russian pronunciation and the poetry of the songs. 

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Local Music
7:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

New director Greg Jasperse on Gold Company/GCII's 'Sneak Pre-Boo'

Greg Jasperse
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Greg Jasperse, who recently became Director of  Vocal Jazz at Western Michigan University, talks about Gold Company and GCII's "Sneak Preview" concert with Cara Lieurance.

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Local Music
9:16 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Singer Doug LaBrecque on what it takes to be a star

Doug LaBrecque
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As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, singer Doug LaBrecque tells host Cara Lieurance about his musical rise from roles in Lakeview High School productions in Battle Creek, MI, to chorus member in Les Miserables on Broadway, to starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Ravenol in the Hal Prince production of Showboat.

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Local Music
11:29 am
Fri October 18, 2013

An advocate for art song: Tenor Nicholas Phan

Tenor Nicolas Phan

American tenor Nicholas Phan, with pianist Myra Huang and horn player Gail Williams, will present an evening of art songs by Benjamin Britten and Franz Schubert on Saturday in a Fontana Chamber Arts concert.

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