THE LATEST NEWS FROM CHORAL CHAMELEON
Thanks to the generous support of the Japan Foundation, New York, the World Premiere performance of Eri Yamamoto's 'Goshu Ondo Suite' will be available to stream in full on YouTube for a limited viewing event to coincide with this year's traditional Japanese Obon festival.
There will be two opportunities to watch this event to accommodate time zones:
Thursday August 13th, 2020 I 8PM EASTERN / 5PM PACIFIC
Saturday August 15th, 2020 I 7.30PM JAPAN / 11.30 GMT / 12.30 CET / 6.30AM EST
This online presentation is made possible with kind permission from AUM Fidelity label.
Filmed and Recorded at Studios of The Paul Taylor Company in Nov 2018
"There have been countless jazz masses and gospel-jazz recordings, with some iconic and influential recordings among them including Mary Lou Williams' 'Black Christ of the Andes' (1963), Donald Byrd's 'A New Perspective' from 1964, Duke Ellington's 1965 'Sacred Music Concert', and Dave Brubeck's 'Truth is Fallen' from 1972, to name a few. Add to this prestigious legacy Eri Yamamoto's 'Goshu Ondo Suite' " Thom Jurek, Allmusic.com 4.5/5 Stars
To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Choral Chameleon Summer Institute for composers and conductors, which had to be postponed due to Covid-19, we released 3 hour+ long roundtable interviews about the Institute experience, hosted by Artistic Director Vince Peterson.
This series offers unprecedented access to the life of the Institute, from the point of view of each of its key participants: students, singers and faculty, incorporating a selection of composers' draft scores and music clips.
With 3+ hours of viewing on offer, its officially a binge-watch moment!
Building from this Winter's feature story in Chorus America's magazine 'The Voice' on Composer-in-Residence programs (you can find it on our Press page), which featured an extensive interview with Artistic Director Vince Peterson, the conversation continued this month with an invitation to host a panel at this month's Chorus America virtual conference on 'Building Composer Partnerships'.
Vince was joined by composer Angélica Negrón, for whom we worked as a guest artist this season during her residency at New York Botanical Garden, and have commissioned, alongside three of our Composers-in-Residence: Rex Isenberg, Jeffrey Parola and Dale Trumbore.
The discussion centered around the benefits of being able to work with a choir over an extended period and, in this time of uncertainty, for the opportunity to work with living composers whose work can help a choir and its audience to maintain a dialogue with the present, through thoughtful use of texts.
The panel can be watched by all conference attendees until June 30th.
Picture Credit: LA Johnson/NPR
We wholeheartedly condemn the murderers and systemic racism that led to deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and of so many other black people in recent years and beyond.
We also acknowledge the role of institutions play in continuing to feed inequality and bias - it has led us to examine our own responsibility to uproot and eliminate systemic inequities and biases within our community.
We have carefully considered each of the following resolutions, which we are announcing today.
Moving forward, Choral Chameleon is committed, thus far, to the following actions:
If you would like to support our efforts by donating to our scholarship fund or matching our gift to ICD, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're grateful that we can make the space to meaningfully address this important matter as a whole organization with your support as our extended family.
Vince Peterson, Founding Artistic Director
Nicole Belmont, Executive Director
The Board of Choral Chameleon
The Choral Chameleon Summer Institute for composers and conductors has been enabling musicians of many career stages to work on becoming their best musical selves within a challenging and supportive environment since 2011. It is normally held in Brooklyn at the end of June and culminates with a fabulous concert packed with premieres of all of the pieces that have been composed during the week.
While we have provisionally postponed our in-person Institute to January 2021 (and remain open for applications), this June we are thrilled to be hosting a week-long virtual gathering for musicians and anyone interested in the development of new music.
The program offers both free public content and tuition-based programs for musicians at all levels of ability.
10th Anniversary Retrospective Roundtables – Free to the public
45-50 minute discussions hosted by Choral Chameleon Founding Artistic Director Vince Peterson, featuring recordings from the Summer Institute concerts which will be premiered on Facebook and YouTube at the following times:
Study Tracks - Subject to Tuition Fees
To learn more about these workshops, click here