Archive for September, 2013

Sinfini Music – My Choral Manifesto

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September 27th, 2013

Don’t just take our word for it – five of today’s leading lights in the choral world speak up for choirs and singing. Gareth Malone and Suzi Digby have used television to spread the word, Nico Muhly and Eric Whitacre are writing cutting-edge contemporary music for choral singers, and conductor Simon Halsey has witnessed lives ‘utterly transformed’ by choirs.

Read on at sinfinimusic.com

It’s time to pass the baton on to our female maestros

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September 11th, 2013

“There are more women conductors than recent media stories imply – they just don’t get the top jobs” writes Jessica Duchen in the Independent.

Women conductors move and shake – in the artistic sense – as choral conductors and facilitators, notably the indefatigable Suzi Digby, founder of Vocal Futures.

 

Read the whole article online here: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/its-time-to-pass-the-baton-on-to-our-female-maestros-8807322.html

Some photos by Clive Barda of Suzi Digby working with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in rehearsal for Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Vocal Futures production)

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September 5th, 2013