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The Science Behind Orchestras' Careful Covid Comeback
How readily can playing instruments transmit the virus? As researchers investigate, musical ensembles prepare for the show to go on.
Last month, members of the Berlin Philharmonic returned home to their concert hall after weeks of isolation. They sat onstage in a loose constellation, dispersed according to local virus regulations.… [+4259 chars]
Gregory Barber
2020-06-08 11:00:00




Los Retros Delivers Introspective Grooves on 'Everlasting' EP
19-year-old Mexican-American artist Mauri Tapia, frequently known as Los Retros, has been experimenting with music since he was old enough to get his hands on his older brother's guitar. Today he's released his latest sonic offering, the incredibly smooth and…
19-year-old Mexican-American artist Mauri Tapia, frequently known as Los Retros, has been experimenting with music since he was old enough to get his hands on his older brother’s guitar. Today he’s r… [+889 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-06-18 21:05:26




Los Retros Delivers Dreamy and Nostalgic "New Humanity" Track
19-year-old Mexican-American artist Los Retros, born Mauri Tapia, hails from Oxnard, California (the same hometown as one Anderson .Paak and Madlib) and has been making the type of music to get lost in through dreamlike sonics and sincere soft rock homages. T…
19-year-old Mexican-American artist Los Retros, born Mauri Tapia, hails from Oxnard, California (the same hometown as one Anderson .Paak and Madlib) and has been making the type of music to get lost … [+1082 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-06-09 18:14:24




6 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Pop Smoke, Willie Nelson, and More
Also stream new releases from Westside Gunn, Boris, patten, and Greg Foat
With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming se… [+3242 chars]
Evan Minsker, Jazz Monroe
2020-07-03 13:49:49




What Diversity Means In The Choral World
Choral music has unique diversity issues that are more subtle than those in the instrumental world. Because of my work as a publisher and composer, I am particularly interested in the representation of our programming as well as in leadership and overall part…
Choral music has unique diversity issues that are more subtle than those in the instrumental world. Because of my work as a publisher and composer, I am particularly interested in the representation … [+548 chars]
ArtsJournal
2020-06-19 16:31:00




Experts: Spotlight on art is one upside of lockdowns
Whether taking in art or making it ourselves, long stays at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new appreciation of the arts.
One benefit of this extended stay-at-home period during the COVID-19 pandemic is a spotlight on the importance of arts in everyday life, experts argue. Art of all types has proven to be a key outlet… [+5100 chars]
Andy Ober-U. Arizona
2020-06-04 17:06:24




Sarah Davachi meditates on impermanence and endings on ‘Stations II’
Taken from her forthcoming album, Cantus, Descant. Sarah Davachi explores medieval harmonies and latinate choral structures on her new album, Cantus, Descant, her first to be released on her own label, Late Music. The first single, ‘Stations II’, is one secti…
Taken from her forthcoming album, Cantus, Descant. Sarah Davachi explores medieval harmonies and latinate choral structures on her new album, Cantus, Descant, her first to be released on her own la… [+1239 chars]
Henry Bruce-Jones
2020-07-04 11:00:00




Facing The Music: Is The Classical World Ready To Show That Black Voices Matter?
In the wake of #BlackLivesMatter protests around the world, musical institutions finally begin to reckon with their history of systemic racism.
South African soprano Golda Schultz (as 'Clara,' center) performs at the final dress rehearsal prior ... [+] to the premiere of the new Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, and English National … [+6419 chars]
Micah Hendler, Contributor, Micah Hendler, Contributorhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/micahhendler/
2020-06-19 11:30:00




Remembering Sam Walsalam, musician and teacher who founded Trivandrum Men’s Chorus and Trivandrum Choral Society
Grandson of the legendary Moses Walsalam Sasthriar, (1847 -1916), Sam J Walsalam taught Christian hymns and spirituals, carols and light classical folk songs to many in Thiruvananthapuram
A narrow stairway led to a terrace. A few potted palms along the thatched enclosure brought in a whiff of green and alleviated the general sombreness of the place. The décor wasnt much to write home … [+5434 chars]
Shoba Verghese
2020-06-26 10:43:20




Classical music: Choral federation rising to challenges of COVID-19
Faced with news that singing was considered dangerous, B.C. Choral Federation — which serves as a central clearing house for more than 200 provincial choirs — found a new voice.
Recent news is particularly grim for choirs. A community ensemble right in our own backyard (nearby Mount Vernon, Washington) was hard hit after a rehearsal in mid-March: 52 people were infected with… [+825 chars]
Tracey Tufnail
2020-06-10 17:00:06




What is Primephonic? The classical music streaming service explained
Primephonic is a music streaming service like rivals Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal but with a difference.  It only offers classical
Primephonic is a music streaming service like rivals Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal but with a difference.  It only offers classical music. In return you get a far richer exper… [+3608 chars]
Dan Grabham
2020-07-01 13:40:00




News24.com | Covid-19: Radio personality Rob Vember remembers his dad: 'The saddest part is that he died alone'
Former KFM presenter Rob Vember has described his father, Ralph, as a proud and passionate man, who was "addicted" to cooking and loved choral and orchestral music.
  • The father of former KFM presenter Rob Vember has died of Covid-19.
  • Vember, who lives in the US, is back in the country to be with his family.
  • He, too, has now tested positive… [+5553 chars]
    Riaan Grobler
    2020-06-11 04:02:13




Various Artists: Pure Moods, Vol. 1
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the famous ’90s compilation that bottled the essence of commercial new age music.
On weekday mornings, sometime between 1.a.m and 5 a.m., lawless fantasia used to appear on television like a good recurring dream. Today, the rhapsodies are duller, stricter, and more subdued, but in… [+17448 chars]
Mina Tavakoli
2020-06-28 05:00:00




With no official guidance, houses of worship hit a cautious note on singing
Government is mum on the dangers of singing during the coronavirus crisis, leaving faith leaders to find their own way.
In Massachusetts, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has responded by disallowing both choral and congregational singing in these early days, permitting just one cantor and an instrumentalist p… [+7405 chars]
Zoë Madonna
2020-06-03 18:54:51




Churchgoers aren't able to lift every voice and sing during the pandemic – here's why that matters
A choral conductor and scholar of sacred music explains what's missing from church worship with singing banned due to the pandemic – and why live choir rehearsals are still a ways off
Even when singing does take place, voices are muffled. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Because of COVID-19, churches no longer reverberate with song; hymnals are neatly stacked and projection scre… [+5382 chars]
Donna M. Cox, Professor of Music, University of Dayton
2020-06-12 13:02:00




Churchgoers Aren’t Able to Sing During the Pandemic – Here’s Why That Matters
Donna M. Cox Religion, Americas Though such restrictions are understandable, they rob congregations of an important aspect of their Christian faith. Because of COVID-19, churches no longer reverberate with song; hymnals are neatly stacked and projection scr…
Because of COVID-19, churches no longer reverberate with song; hymnals are neatly stacked and projection screens blank. Even as church leaders plan for reopening, scientists warn that it might be too… [+5059 chars]
Donna M. Cox
2020-06-15 13:00:00




The ultimate guide to visiting Cork, Ireland
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is …
As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that ne… [+11352 chars]
Hayley Coyle
2020-06-06 15:30:27




Be Adventurous. Sing the Psalms.
Christopher Ash gives three pieces of advice for the struggling congregation attempting to sing psalms in their corporate worship.
Do you sing psalms in your church? I guess that in most Bible-teaching churches today the answer is no, or not very often, or perhaps sometimes in a metrical version, or some of our songs are based o… [+4190 chars]
Christopher Ash
2020-06-07 04:04:00




Why 'drama' and 'mystery' are drawing young people to orthodoxy — online and in church
Gregorian chants, burning incense and cat memes about Mary Magdalene. The 'weird Christian' movement is both ancient and modern, and it's attracting young people in unexpected ways.
Gregorian chants, renaissance choral music and incense wafting from a metallic censer. In an era when Kanye West runs gospel-inspired services, and megachurches, like Hillsong, release chart-toppin… [+5284 chars]
Siobhan Hegarty
2020-06-13 22:00:00




This haunting song features the last words of unarmed black men
'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' combines classical music and racial justice. In a way, it has become classical music's response to this moment.
arts Over the contemplative chords of a piano, a violin sighs. Quietly, as if in disbelief, swells of voices emerge: "Officers, why do you have your guns out?" Later, they scream as one: "I don't… [+9390 chars]
AJ Willingham, CNN
2020-06-16 17:41:07
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