Jan 17, 2003 — Women who like to sing are invited to a special program of music Monday night in Watertown. The Northern Blend Chorus' Open House will feature a performance by the women's barbershop quartet For Heaven's Sake. Todd Moe talks with Northern Blend Chorus assistant director Katie Taylor about the joy of singing. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2002 — A group of church musicians has released a CD of Christmas carols, to share a love of music and as a fundraiser. Rejoice contains music for the season, recorded earlier this fall at the Ecumenical Choir Festival 2002. Proceeds will benefit people in need. Todd Moe talks with Ted Tate about "Ministries in the North Country", or MINC, one of the groups behind the idea for Rejoice.
You can order Rejoice from Jan Fife, 505 Anthony St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Cost per copy is $15--half the proceeds support MINC, half the church of your choice. Go to full article
Oct 18, 2002 — Stephanie Blythe is one of the hottest young American singers, with several top awards and regular appearances at the Metropolitan Opera under her belt. She's an alumna of SUNY Potsdam and returns for a concert Saturday night at 7:30 in the Hosmer Concert Hall. Music critics agree Blythe was born an opera singer, with a huge, rich voice that is ideal for opera houses. Todd Moe talks with the mezzo-soprano who is stealing the show on the opera stage. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2002 — A preview of tonight's CPS concert at SUNY Potsdam featuring acapella superstars Anonymous 4 and Lionheart. The concert includes some of the most seductive and intriguing music written in the Renaissance. Todd Moe talks with Johanna Maria Rose, one of the members of Anonymous 4, about early music and tonight's concert. Go to full article
Artwork by cast member Stephanie Horowitz, inspired by Wachtmeister's The Flutist.
Oct 25, 2001 — This evening at seven, North Country Public Radio presents a performance by musicians from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, recorded three weeks ago as part of a memorial concert for victims of last month's tragedy. Joel Hurd talks with Daniel Gordon, who conducted the Crane Chorus and Orchestra, along with members of the Potsdam Community Chorus and faculty and students of the Crane School of Music, in the October 3 concert. Go to full article
May 04, 2001 — The Crane Opera Ensemble's production of Sondheim's musical Assassins begins tonight. Todd Moe talks with Crane Opera Director Carleen Graham, and Crane student Jim Harrigan, who portrays John Wilkes Booth in the production. Go to full article
Feb 14, 2001 — As much a part of the American culture as Mom and apple pie, barbershop quartet singing is an American institution. It's alive today, largely through the efforts of an organization called the Society of the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. It was founded in 1938 by an Oklahoma lawyer and a banker who found a mutual love for vocal harmony. Todd Moe has more.
The Goldenaires are always looking for new members. They rehearse Tuesday nights at 7:30 at Canton High School. For more information,call Ron Prutzman at 384-4298, or Bruce Hanson at 379-9848. Go to full article