• Andrew Throssell


    Added December 21, 2014 by Andrew Throssell - 86 views - 0 comments

    John Rutter writes beautifully about Christmas carols and singing in the Spectator.     So, Christmas carols — they haven’t really gone away, but we don’t sing them as much as we used to. We aren’t, in general, much good at massed singing these days. Look around you at a church we... read more

  • All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 (concert, December 23rd, 6:00 p.m.)

    Added December 20, 2014 by Met Museum Presents - 99 views - 0 comments

    Hailed by Fanfare as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," Cantus presents the heartwarming true story of a truce held during World War I on Christmas night in 1914, exactly one hundred years ago. Using actual quotes and letters from soldiers, Cantus shares one of the greates... read more

  • Chris Rowbury

    Singing is for life, not just for Christmas

    Added December 17, 2014 by Chris Rowbury - 592 views - 0 comments

    [A version of this article first appeared as a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   “Hark the herald angels sing”. A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge. Slade’s “Merry Christmas everybody”. “White Christmas” on TV. Midnight... read more

  • Simone Dinnerstein for the Holidays (concert, December 20th, 7:00 p.m.)

    Added December 17, 2014 by Met Museum Presents - 88 views - 0 comments

    The acclaimed pianist returns to the Met for a festive holiday performance with a program including Poulenc's Suite française, Debussy's Suite bergamasque, Crumb's A Little Suite for Christmas, and Schubert's Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960.   Tickets to this event i... read more

  • Jeffrey Biegel

    The Twelve Days of Christmas arr. Biegel

    Added December 15, 2014 by Jeffrey Biegel - 76 views - 0 comments

    As a young chorister, I was entranced by Robert Shaw's arrangement of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Twenty years later, I decided to take the plunge and compose my own arrangement for SATB divisi a cappella choir. I hope you enjoy this, and may consider it for your choral performances in 2015! This is available throu... read more

  • Jeffrey Biegel

    Christmas In a Minute Chopin/Biegel

    Added December 15, 2014 by Jeffrey Biegel - 66 views - 0 comments

    Piano music for choir? Why not! Written originally for solo vocalist, I turned this into an SATB choral tongue-twister--a cappella--and then added a piano part, which was further orchestrated for choirs performing with orchestra during the holiday season. If you know Chopin's "Minute Waltz", this is the very same set f... read more

  • Jeffrey Biegel

    Jeffrey Biegel's "The Elegy of Anne Boleyn" for SATB a cappella

    Added December 14, 2014 by Jeffrey Biegel - 91 views - 0 comments

    One of my earliest a cappella compositions composed when I was 22, the haunting and melancholic "Elegy of Anne Boleyn" based on an anonymous poem I found in my local library in 1983, is now available at my website. I remember being very inspired by Debussy's 'Chansons' and music by Healey Wilan and Randall Thompson. I ... read more

  • Jeffrey Biegel

    Hanukah Fantasy by Jeffrey Biegel in Alaska!

    Added December 14, 2014 by Jeffrey Biegel - 74 views - 0 comments

    Thanks to Maestro Eduard Zilberkant, conducting the Fairbanks Symphony and Fairbanks Symphony Chorus, [directed by Emerson Eads] for this heartfelt performance of the "Hanukah Fantasy" from their holiday concert 2014! Thank you for embracing my music with sensitivity, energy and holiday spirit!... read more

  • Songs of the Season (concert, December 19th, 7:00 p.m.)

    Added December 11, 2014 by Met Museum Presents - 76 views - 0 comments

    The Choristers of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the DivineMalcolm Merriweather, Conductor   The renowned Choristers make their Met debut with a lively and seasonal program by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter, and Robert Sirota. With soloists Mellissa Hughes and Nadia Sirota.   Tickets to this event... read more

  • Vivaldi's Four Seasons (concert, December 18th, 7:00 p.m.)

    Added December 11, 2014 by Met Museum Presents - 88 views - 0 comments

    Bringing together talented musicians from all over the world, this conductor-less string orchestra performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons with renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin joining as soloist. Tickets to this event include Museum admission.   Met Museum Presents The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fif... read more