The Providence-based chamber choir Ensemble Altera is sponsoring a composition competition to showcase the work of up-and-coming choral composers. The winning work will be recorded and, if possible, performed for a live audience as part of Altera’s COVID memorial project, “We Remember,” taking place in mid-July. The winnder will also receive a cash prize of $500.
A new YouTube video series, "Talking Choral Music," featuring interviews with noted composers, conductors and business leaders in the choral community, will be launched on Friday, Oct. 16. The host is Cantilena Chamber Choir Music Director Andrea Goodman. See the programs at https://youtu.be/xKQQ3LSWSnE
One of the major consequences of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has been the cancellation of many performances, costing many singers an important part of their livelihood. The Boston Singers' Relief Fund (BSRF) was founded 10 years ago to help singers in time of need. As an immediate response to the current situation, BSRF is offering one-time grants to compensate New England-based classical singers for some or all of the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations.
The application and full information are on the BSRF website. Available funds are limited (and donations are being accepted).
The GMChorale has become one of New England’s finest and most engaging choruses since its founding in 1977 as The Greater Middletown Chorale. The 80-voice Chorale performs a widerange of choral repertoire, from masterworks to newly commissioned pieces. The chorus is currently seeking a General Manager and Deputy to the Executive/Artistic Director (E/AD), to support the GMChorale’s artistic mission and vision by developing and implementing effective strategies to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.