Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Carolina Parakeet: Singing City, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra at World University and School online? … and vis-a-vis Eric Whitacre's Skype, virtual choir, video examples at WUaS's Virtual Choir wiki page, WUaS plans an online virtual choir, and singing, and in many languages
Tonight (recently) was the performance of Singing City, an idea of Manfred Honeck's. Church and community choirs from all over the city and surrounding areas were invited to participate. It was held at the University of Pittburgh's Peterson Sport Center which held the sixteen hundred singers, a city-wide children's choir, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and probably about four thousand patrons. A guess about the numbers of patrons. It was fun. - lots of rehearsals. We sang movements from several choral pieces of Dvorjak, Verdi and Mahler. There were poetry readings. The acoustics were really tough - not what the audience thought, but Honeck kept us together and the musical was beautiful.
Sounds very fun, and thanks for the description :) ... inspiring for World University and School ... Might Manfred Honeck, for example, become WUaS's first, symphony conductor at the online
Symphony Orchestra at World University and School ...
vis-a-vis Eric Whitacre's Skype, virtual choir, video examples ...
... here at
WUaS's Virtual Choir wiki page ...
WUaS plans an online virtual choir, and singing, and in many languages.