From the blog “The Countertenor Voice”, we learn of the following:
The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Thomas Fifth Ave, one of the only truly full-time choral organizations in the USA, has posted the rare job opening for a male alto.
(US) Handel's Beasts: Explained, Illustrated, Complete with Musick (News from San Francisco Classical Voice)
Connecting, resourcing, advertising and web presence are many of the “raisons d’être” for the existence one’s website. Recently, EarlyMusicNews.org has catalogued over 2,000 currently active websites. The websites span over 46 categories, residing on many continents, countries and cities.
This book is a comprehensive history of the firm and contains detailed descriptions of the many innovative instruments they made.
A dedicated resource guide for the restoration enthusiast who is looking for information on restoring the early square piano!
(US) "Siren Song: Sephardic Songs of Fantasy and Love:" (Texas Early Music Project (TEMP) concert) (2011 May 7)
This sensual and exotic music illuminates the lives of Sephardic Jews after their expulsion from Spain.
(US) Martin Carthy, folk music and lute songs (Post on "Unquiet Thoughts --Mignarda's musings on lutes and lute songs in the 21st century" blog)
We are pleased to announce the addition to the WLSCM Catalogue of No. 21 in our series: An edition of two spiritual monodies by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger edited by David Dolata and Margaret Murata.
(US) Bach's Magnificat & Lotti's Mass for Three Choirs (American Bach Soloists Concert) (2011 May 6-9)
(US) Something “New” for Lovers of Early Music (2011 May 6-9) (US, San Francisco) (Review By Marianne Lipanovich)
With the wealth of music that has been written over the centuries, it’s no surprise that some pieces are seldom performed. Still, when a piece composed in the early 18th century is making its West Coast debut, while also being performed only for the second time in the U.S., it’s an occasion worth noting.
Héroïnes en musique
Lully, Charpentier, Purcell, Haendel
Opening concert to the Le Printemps des Arts Festival.
Intarsi di musica e danza antica
Artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi
This year's edition of "L'Humor Bizzarro. Intarsi di musica e danza antica" returns to the Eternal City, hosted by the historic Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio.
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