Choir Confessions

theangryviolinist:

rmlfvr:

These classical musicians play their instruments in a way you’ve never seen before.

A rather compelling visual experience, on top of being a flawless musical demonstration, performed by Salut Salon, a charming German quartet from Hamburg. 

i aspire to be this women

via catsandviolins · originally by youtube.com

thatsopranochick:

jobynaralstons:

HEY please go and sign this petition to ask the San Diego Opera board to reconsider closing the company at the end of next month.

This decision was made privately, with no warning, no input from community, staff or performers, with no calls for support. Over 400 employees including chorus, stagehands, technicians, and administration will lose their jobs. Members of the SD Symphony, who play for SDO, will lose an enormous amount of income. Yes, some debts were looming, cutbacks would have been necessary, and more support needed. But the city and the opera community were never given a chance to provide that support.

Of course, the general director and his wife are benefiting financially from their decision. But they don’t OWN San Diego Opera. We, the operagoers, the employees, performers, volunteers and fans, DO. 

Even if you’re not into opera (and if not, why the hell not), this would be an enormous loss for the city, and performing arts as a whole. Losing an organization of this size and stature will hurt across the board. Art isn’t profitable, and in this economy, it’s more vulnerable than ever. We have to stand up and FIGHT for it.

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE 

Go sign this. Opera is ALways worth saving.

via thatsopranochick · originally by jobynaralstons
I’m totally going to be that Music teacher who uses Memes to explain things like…

karilynhollyday:

20th Century Music….

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Theory…

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And…

Neapolitan 6th Chords…

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And these will just be hanging in my classroom.

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via thatsopranochick · originally by karilynhollyday

inhimthereisnoshadowofturning:

bachtothefugue:

tbh my favorite type of ice cream is schubert

how does this not have more notes?!

"The terror of performing never goes away. Instead you get very, very comfortable being terrified."
— Eric Whitacre (via regurgitatedrebellion)

thepennypost:

That one time I’m browsing channels and find my old high school choir 

AND OMG THEY PUT THE CHOIR MEN IN TUTUS AND HAD THEM DANCING 

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Have any stories like this to share with us?

remember when music was easy

killer-juice:

and you didnt know what a key signature was.

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and now when you practice difficult music

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via thatsopranochick · originally by killer-juice

classyclassical:

Improv Everywhere: Conduct Us


"For our latest mission, we put a Carnegie Hall orchestra in the middle of New York City and placed an empty podium in front of the musicians with a sign that read, “Conduct Us.” Random New Yorkers who accepted the challenge were given the opportunity to conduct this world-class orchestra. The orchestra responded to the conductors, altering their tempo and performance accordingly. This project was a collaboration with Carnegie Hall and Ensemble ACJW.”

Thought you guys might appreciate this little social experiment!

via wibsies · originally by classyclassical
Choir girl problems

thatsopranochick:

Wanting to sing every single one of Cleopatra’s arias without having to put on the costume and prance around on stage in an opera.