Watertown, NY, Apr 12, 2011 — The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble, along with the Trinity Episcopal Festival Choir and Orchestra, will perform Mozart's Requiem and a dramatic oratorio, King David, by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown on Sunday (4pm). King David includes dramatic narration, choruses and solo arias. Todd Moe talks with Music Director Richard Probert for a preview of the concert.
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Potsdam, NY, Mar 26, 2010 — No doubt, we've all tried making rhythms and sound effects using the mouth and voice, at one time or another. Some people have made vocal percussion into an art-form. It's entered the music world in the form of "beat box", the art of making drum beats, cymbal crashes and other sound effects using one's mouth, lips, tongue and voice. "Beat boxing" is an element of "hip hop" that originated in the early 80's. Today, it's making a comeback in college and professional a cappella groups to accompany their pop music. One of the vocal percussionists with SUNY-Potsdam's all male group, the "Pointercounts", is today's Heard up North. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Oct 29, 2009 — She grew up in a small Illinois town, and is renowned for what's been called her "sumptuous voice". Soprano Christine Brewer gives a recital in Hosmer Hall at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam tonight (7:30). She's performed all over the world in concert, recital and operatic performances, including London, Chicago and New York City. Todd Moe spoke with Brewer about her musical career. She began as a violinist, went to college wanting to be a teacher and hasn't forgotten her love of working with students. Go to full article