The Singers' Vault - Episode 2.1

Episode 1 September 16, 2021 00:45:29
The Singers' Vault - Episode 2.1
THE SINGERS' VAULT
The Singers' Vault - Episode 2.1
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Show Notes

Timothy Takach takes a surprise turn as guest host, turning the tables on The Singers’ Artistic Director (and usual host) Matthew Culloton. The two discuss Culloton’s musical upbringing, the role of arts and this choir in today’s society, the risks of programming new music, and The Singers’ upcoming concert season. Featuring performances of music by Abbie Betinis, Morten Lauridsen, and Ysaye Barnwell.

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