In Unison

Mission: Orange

Choir lovers, rejoice! Join International Orange Chorale Director Zane Fiala and SF Chorister Giacomo DiGrigoli as they interview notable choral composers, conductors, and singers, review new and notable performances, chat about the Bay Area choral scene, and cover some of the larger questions, issues, and topics of interest affecting all of us in the choral community. More at https://www.inunisonpodcast.com read less
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EP704: Chorus America: Dr.  Kirsten Hedegaard - For the Good of the Earth - Choral Music & EcoActivism
May 20 2023
EP704: Chorus America: Dr. Kirsten Hedegaard - For the Good of the Earth - Choral Music & EcoActivism
For the next several episodes, we’re partnering with Chorus America to bring you a sneak preview of what’s coming up at  the Chorus America Annual Conference, being held this year in our home town, San Francisco! We hope you’ll enjoy this opportunity to get to know a bit more about the conference’s speakers and their areas of expertise, and especially to get to know these folks on a personal level. This week on In Unison: a sneak peek of a conversation on socially conscious repertoire that focuses on environmentalism and the growing anxiety regarding climate change. Dr. Kirsten Hedegaard, founder of the EcoVoice Project and director of choral activities at Loyola University Chicago, will moderate a discussion exploring how composers are engaging with this issue in a variety of ways and how choral music provides a unique opportunity to grapple with the climate crisis.We hope to see you in San Francisco for the Chorus America Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2023. More information is available at chorusamerica.org.  Music excerpts “Fire,” by Katerina Gimon, performed by Loyola Chamber Choir, directed by Kirsten Hedegaard“Earth Song,” by Frank Ticheli, performed by Loyola Chorale & Chamber Choir, and University of Illinois  (chorus members from Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, and Chicago campuses), directed by Kirsten Hedegaard Episode referencesChorus America conferenceDr. Kirsten HedegaardThe EcoVoice ProjectNew Earth EnsembleTheme Song: Mr. Puffy by Avi Bortnik, arr. by Paul Kim. Performed by Dynamic
EP703: Chorus America: Dr. Antonio Cuyler - The Great Imagining: Envisioning and Manifesting an Antiracist Choral Field
May 13 2023
EP703: Chorus America: Dr. Antonio Cuyler - The Great Imagining: Envisioning and Manifesting an Antiracist Choral Field
For the next several episodes, we’re partnering with Chorus America to bring you a sneak preview of what’s coming up at  the Chorus America Annual Conference, being held this year in our home town, San Francisco! We hope you’ll enjoy this opportunity to get to know a bit more about the conference’s speakers and their areas of expertise, and especially to get to know these folks on a personal level. Building on a shared understanding that songs are stories and choruses and singers are storytellers, today’s episode with Dr. Antonio C. Cuyler will give us a sneak peek at his Chorus America conference session where we explore the question: How can we envision and manifest antiracism in every aspect of our field, from repertoire to the way choral organizations are structured?  We hope to see you in San Francisco for the Chorus America Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2023. More information is available at chorusamerica.org.  Music excerpts “Chains,” written by Gary Hines, performed by Sounds of Blackness“Optimistic,” written by Gary Hines, performed by Sounds of Blackness“Total Praise,” written by Richard Smallwood, performed by Richard Smallwood and VisionEpisode referencesChorus America conferenceDr. Antonio C. CuylerAccess, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Cultural OrganizationsArts Management, Cultural Policy, & the African DiasporaAlysia Lee, Baltimore Children & Youth Fund“Hold Fast to Dreams,” by Joel Thompson, performed by the Atlanta Master Chorale, Dr. Eric Nelson, conductor; Joel Thompson, accompanist (YouTube)Theme Song: Mr. Puffy by Avi Bortnik, arr. by Paul Kim. Performed by Dynamic