Remember As It Is in Heaven and Les Choristes? Two popular movies that told the tales of life as a choral singer. There is a new movie about choral singers to be released nationally on April 23rd. Boychoir is about a troubled eleven-year-old boy at a prestigious American East Coast music school who clashes with the school’s demanding choir master played by Dustin Hoffman….
This clip from YouTube revisits the Wagner gala concert conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras at the opening of the Sydney Opera House. Two of the SSO’s present musicians Colin Piper and Ronald Prussing performed in that concert and recollect what it was like. Simone Young talks about inheriting the mantle from from Sir Charles.
Angela Hewitt is to give two major performances in Sydney under the auspices of Music Viva at The City Recital Hall. Her repertoire will include J S Bach’s Art of Fugue BWV 1080 and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903. Listen to her perform the Prelude and Fugue in D minor from…
Joss Stone features on STVDIO’s Friday night 8.30 broadcast of the closing night concert from the 2011 Melbourne Festival. (See our post for more information.) In this video clip she delivers an unforgettable rendition of People Get Ready.
Check out this preview of Vladimir Ashkenazy’s homage to Sibelius, a documentary Vladimir Ashkenazy on the Path of Jean Sibelius, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Click here to view the full documentary.
Vincenzo Bellini, prolific composer of bel canto opera was born on November 3rd 1801. (D 1835 of amoebic dysentery). This is a wonderful performance of Casta Diva by Renée Fleming in the Palaces of the Czars.