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.
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A Change is Gonna Come
This week is a conversation with composer, music activist, and founding director of L.A.-based vocal ensemble, https://ourtonality.org/donate-options/ (Tonality), https://alexanderlblake.com/ (Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake), about forming a choir that is accessible, diverse, equitable, and inclusive from the ground up—making choral music something everyone can be a part of.
http://www.inunisonpodcast.com/episodes/s03e06#transcript (Episode transcript)
Music excerpts (all performances by https://ourtonality.org/ (Tonality))
“https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLMygXGgoPq/ (A Change is Gonna Come)” by Sam Cooke, arr. by http://snowfallla.com/artist/tehillah-alphonso/ (Tehillah Alphonso)
“https://www.instagram.com/tv/COLSFGwg45T/ (United We Dream)” by http://www.melissadunphy.com/ (Dr. Melissa Dunphy), words by https://www.claudiadhernandez.com/ (Claudia D. Hernández)
“https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNK2a-MA9jQ/ (1 2 3 2 Lyfe)” by https://alexanderlblake.com/ (Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake)
“https://music.apple.com/us/album/no-more/1450591616?i=1450591618 (No More)” by https://anthonymaglione.com/ (Anthony Maglione)
“https://music.apple.com/us/album/can-you-see/1450591616?i=1450591636 (Can You See)” by https://zanaidarobles.com/ (Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles)
“https://www.instagram.com/tv/CPbD9fXA273/ (Tulips)” by https://www.shawnkirchner.com/ (Shawn Kirchner), soloists: Meredith Pyle Pedley and David Morales
“https://music.apple.com/us/album/democracy/1450591616?i=1450591641 (Democracy)” by https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenkinsjared/ (Jared Jenkins)
https://alexanderlblake.com/ (Alexander Lloyd Blake)
https://ourtonality.org/ (Tonality Website)
https://www.instagram.com/ourtonality/ (Tonality on Instagram)
Theme Song: https://music.apple.com/us/album/mr-puffy/1457011536?i=1457011549 (Mr. Puffy) by Avi Bortnik, arr. by Paul Kim. Performed by http://www.dynamicjazz.dk/ (Dynamic)
Powerhouse Community College Choirs: John Knutson of Cuesta College
Choral Music on the Central Coast
Doox Are A-Changin’: Morgan Baker and the Doox of Yale
All-gender a cappella singing at Yale
Special episode! The light at the end of the COVID tunnel with Dr. Jeremy Faust
Catching up on Covid
The Divine Feminine: Soprano Michele Kennedy
Amplifying the female voice
A Volti Premiere: Pamela Z's Ink
No printers were harmed in the making of this episode...
I enjoyed the varied interviews. Now how about more diversity. Yes this but these interviews highlighted the lack of diversity in San Francisco choral community. These issue were addressed in a few of the talks.
Congratulations for a fine effort.