23 episodes

A couple of friendly conductors bantering about complex issues affecting the choral world.

The Choral Contrarians Eric Barnum and Richard Robbins

    • Music

A couple of friendly conductors bantering about complex issues affecting the choral world.

    Sacred Cow Tipping: Them Themes

    Sacred Cow Tipping: Them Themes

    Richard and Eric hobnob about the concept of theme.

    • 52 min
    Canon goes Boom!

    Canon goes Boom!

    Richard and Eric make their return after a short winter hiatus to discuss the choral "canon" and some composers therein.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What's the Point?

    What's the Point?

    Finding out "the point" of something is worth considering. Richard and Eric try to figure it out as it relates to the choral artform.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bring Your Tired...

    Bring Your Tired...

    Richard and Eric broach the subject and philosophy of being within the ensemble.

    • 46 min
    Mr. Maslow Goes To A Choir Concert

    Mr. Maslow Goes To A Choir Concert

    Richard and Eric take an unusual approach in discerning what it means to have successful choirs in performance and practice.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sacred Cow Tipping: The 'Warm-Up'

    Sacred Cow Tipping: The 'Warm-Up'

    Richard and Eric ramble on in attempting to tip over a perceived 'sacred cow' of the current choral scene: the 'warm-up'.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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Wesley Sisson

I am already loving the podcast. I will refer to it every time Dr. Richard Robbins says he has a story to tell the class and then proceeds to not tell the story. The topics are great and it is a really fun listen.

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The IDW meets the Choral world.

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I was half expecting you to both make introductions, fill out the rest of the time with a sustained guitar podcast jingle, then say “goodbye”

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