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For Heaven's Sake
For Heaven's Sake

About For Heaven's Sake

Having won the international first place title "Harmony Queens" in 1996, this female barbershop quartet is no longer eligible for competition, which gives them the freedom to sing anything they like, including tunes that would not meet competition criteria. Many of their rehearsals take place in the car, en route to performances.  Go to full article

Preview: The Sailor Boy and the Falcon

If you do a google search for the opera, The Sailor Boy and the Falcon, the first site you see is, which makes sense since the opera is based on a story that takes place mostly in Norway. But it's also a good example of just how much attention this weekend's world premiere of the opera at the Crane School of Music has generated. Joel Hurd has this preview.

Tickets are selling fast. Call 315-267-2CPS for more information.  Go to full article

Preview: Buffalo UU Choir in Saranac Lake

The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community hosts a concert by the UU Church of Buffalo Choir this Saturday evening (7 pm) at the United Methodist Church in Saranac Lake. They'll also perform Sunday afternoon (2 pm) in Saratoga Springs. Todd Moe talks with choir director Barbara Wagner who has directed the group since 1962.  Go to full article

Canadian Children's Choir Visits Canton

25 members of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir will sing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton this Saturday night (7 pm). The MYFC is known for its high musical standards and diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, gospel and world music. The group has traveled throughout Canada, the U.S. and Cuba. Todd Moe spoke with Artistic Director Tara-Michelle Nadal.  Go to full article
A Miami Beach-like Mount Olympus in Crane's production of <i>Orpheus</i>
A Miami Beach-like Mount Olympus in Crane's production of Orpheus

Preview: Orpheus in the Underworld in Potsdam

The Crane School of Music presents Orpheus in the Underworld performed by the Crane Opera Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra this weekend. The show opens Friday night (7:30) in Snell Music Theatre. Opera Director Carleen Graham told Todd Moe that her students have put a new twist on Offendach's operetta about the classic Greco-Roman myth.  Go to full article
Composer Art Frackenpohl
Composer Art Frackenpohl

Preview: North Country Choralscapes

The Potsdam Community Chorus and the Children's Chorus of Crane will present a joint concert this Sunday afternoon (3 pm) in Hosmer Hall at SUNY-Potsdam's Crane School of Music. The theme of the concert is "North Country Choralscapes" and the choirs will sing the music of four regional composers - John Burge, of Kingston, Ontario; Arthur Frackenpohl of Potsdam; Paul Siskind of Norwood; and Robert Washburn of Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with conductor Heather Eyerly and composer Art Frackenpohl about the world premiere of his "North Country Seasons".  Go to full article

Choir Benefit Concert in Saranac Lake Tonight

This evening (7:30) at Saranac Lake High School auditorium, there will be an "Artists Helping Artists" benefit concert. Artists from across the region will donate their musical and artistic talents to raise money to help send 25 Saranac Lake high school singers to Italy in April. Todd Moe spoke with choir director Helen Demong about the trip.  Go to full article
A scene from <i>American Tragedy</i> (Source: Metropolitan Opera)
A scene from American Tragedy (Source: Metropolitan Opera)

An Adirondack Murder on Stage at the Met

On December 2nd 2005, the Metropolitan Opera unveiled a new work based on Theodore Dreiser's classic novel American Tragedy. Dreiser's novel was inspired by a true Adirondack story. In the summer of 1906, a young man named Chester Gillette took his pregnant girlfriend boating on Big Moose Lake, near Old Forge. The next day, Grace Brown's body was found floating in a secluded cove in South Bay. Chester Gillette tried to flee, but was captured in Inlet and tried for murder. The case sparked a media frenzy and made headlines around the world. As Brian Mann reports, over the last century it has become a part of American mythology.  Go to full article
The power of the voice: "shaped note" singers in DeKalb, NY.
The power of the voice: "shaped note" singers in DeKalb, NY.

The Enduring Appeal of Shaped Note Singing

Each week across the country, thousands of people meet in churches, schools and homes to perform one of the oldest styles of American music. It's called "shaped note" singing. The name comes from the simple musical notation used in the songbooks. The tradition of the shape note singing school dates back to Elizabethan England, and for years, shaped-note music was a southern phenomenon. But it's just as popular in many northern states. Singers sit around a square. There are no instruments -- just the power of voices. Todd Moe recently attended a shaped-note workshop led by "Social Band", a Vermont based singing group, at the Old Meetinghouse Museum in the St. Lawrence county community of East DeKalb.  Go to full article

Preview: Brockville Community Choir Presents Remembrance Day Concert

The 50-voice Brockville Community Chorus presents its annual Remembrance Day Concert. It's called In Remembrance and will be held Friday night (7:30) at the First Presbyterian Church in Brockville, Ontario. Todd Moe talks with choir Director Jeff Reusing.  Go to full article

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