choral music http://tpr.org en UTSA's Statewide Choir Retreat "Boot Camp" http://tpr.org/post/utsas-statewide-choir-retreat-boot-camp <p>The halls of UTSA have been filled with the sound of singing the last few days thanks to a statewide choir camp, which brought about 250 high school students statewide onto the campus.</p><p>UTSA Professor of Music Gary Mabry said the camp begins Sunday evening and runs through Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>Those students are broken up into alto, tenors, sopranos and basses, and they’re sectioned off to work with group leaders.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:40:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 34355 at http://tpr.org UTSA's Statewide Choir Retreat "Boot Camp" SA Choral Society Gears Up For European Swing With Mission Concepcion Performance http://tpr.org/post/sa-choral-society-gears-european-swing-mission-concepcion-performance <p>The San Antonio Choral Society is performing Thursday night at a special place. And it’s only the first in a run of special places coming up soon. That place is Mission Concepción.</p><p>“A lot of our music is <em>a capella,</em> so just being able to sing in a space that was basically built for music, and it's very similar to the churches and cathedrals we’ll be in in Europe,” said San Antonio Choral Society's Jennifer Seighman.</p><p>The show is Thursday at 7 p.m. and is free. After the Mission Concepción performance they are off to Europe.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:20:18 +0000 Jack Morgan 33934 at http://tpr.org SA Choral Society Gears Up For European Swing With Mission Concepcion Performance Texas Children's Choir Heads To France For D-Day Commemoration http://tpr.org/post/texas-childrens-choir-heads-france-d-day-commemoration <p>The Texas Children’s Choir has a series of performances coming up. Those performances aren't so much the news — it’s where those performances are that make them a big deal.</p><p>"Normandy, France, and Paris," said Thomas Hardaway, who founded the 52-voice choir based in San Antonio. Hardaway said he is taking them to France for a reason:</p><p>“The commemoration of the D-Day landings at Normandy, France," he said.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:59:59 +0000 Jack Morgan 32398 at http://tpr.org Texas Children's Choir Heads To France For D-Day Commemoration Following This Week's Performances, Choral Society Hits The Road For Euopean Shows http://tpr.org/post/following-weeks-performances-choral-society-hits-road-euopean-shows <p>The San Antonio Choral Society has a pair of performances this week.&nbsp; I spoke to Jennifer Seighman, who is the group’s artistic director.</p><p>“We have two concerts this week. The first one is Tuesday at 7:30 at the Oblate School of Theology and then we’ll give a second performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Travis Park United Methodist Church,” Seighman said.</p><p>She said the selections they’ll be singing are specifically to highlight the human voice.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:56:19 +0000 Jack Morgan 31573 at http://tpr.org Following This Week's Performances, Choral Society Hits The Road For Euopean Shows Weekend San Antonio Chamber Choir Performances Mark A Big Change http://tpr.org/post/weekend-san-antonio-chamber-choir-performances-mark-big-change <p>They’re called the San Antonio Chamber Choir, and they're about to go through a major change. But first, Founding Artistic Director Scott MacPherson describes the choir this way.</p><p>“ A professional choir of 24 to 32 singers here in San Antonio. We’re in our ninth season. It’s made up of singers from the greater San Antonio and Austin area,” MacPherson said.</p><p>As to what's happening, MacPherson said they have not one, but two performances this weekend.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:41:12 +0000 Jack Morgan 31393 at http://tpr.org Weekend San Antonio Chamber Choir Performances Mark A Big Change Children's Chorus Celebrates 30 Years Of Song, And Big Changes http://tpr.org/post/childrens-chorus-celebrates-30-years-song-and-big-changes <p></p><p>There are some big changes happening at the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. We'll get to that in a moment, but first, I talked to Artistic Director Marguerite McCormick about this Sunday’s event at Concordia Lutheran Church.</p><p>“Sunday’s performance is a big celebration. This is our 30th anniversary season and we have lots of wonderful choirs that are going to be singing in the concert as always," she said. "But we also have some wonderful alumni that are going to be in the audience and are going to come up and sing.”</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:46:02 +0000 Jack Morgan 31050 at http://tpr.org Children's Chorus Celebrates 30 Years Of Song, And Big Changes Copperleaf Quintet Closes Season With "Warm" Sunday Show http://tpr.org/post/copperleaf-quintet-closes-season-warm-sunday-show <p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:11:30 +0000 Jack Morgan 30993 at http://tpr.org Copperleaf Quintet Closes Season With "Warm" Sunday Show Mastersingers Performing At Basilica Of The Little Flower For Mother's Day Show http://tpr.org/post/mastersingers-performing-basilica-little-flower-mothers-day-show <p>The San Antonio Mastersingers have something special planned next month. The 120-member chorus is going to sing at one of San Antonio’s landmark buildings.</p><p>"For the 11th year in a row we’re going to be performing at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower, which is the only papal throne in San Antonio. So, should the Pope come to visit, that would be where he would speak," said Chancey Blackburn, who sings with, and is a board member of the Mastersingers.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:36:46 +0000 Jack Morgan 30875 at http://tpr.org Vocal Group Brings The Sounds Of Eastern Europe To Hunt, Texas http://tpr.org/post/vocal-group-brings-sounds-eastern-europe-hunt-texas <p>Voci di Sorelle, an all-women San Antonio singing group, is taking their show to the hill country.<br /><br />“There are currently nine singers. It’s all <em>a capella</em> music," said founder Ruth Moreland. "We’ve been doing concerts all across Texas for the last ten years.”</p><p>Voci di Sorelle performs a lot in San Antonio, but Sunday, March <strike>13</strike> 30, their free 3 p.m. performance is in Hunt, TX, which is west of Kerrville.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:12:20 +0000 Jack Morgan 28810 at http://tpr.org Copperleaf Celebrates Religious And Secular Singing With Two Performances http://tpr.org/post/copperleaf-celebrates-religious-and-secular-singing-two-performances <p>You’ve probably heard of San Antonio’s Copperleaf Quintet. Their soaring, pulled-from-a-different-era vocals have been heard locally in churches, museums and performance halls for the past four years. Now they have a pair of performances coming up.</p><p>“This upcoming concert this Sunday is actually part of the Music for St. Marks Series, which, that series is in its 22nd year," said Copperleaf Quintet’s Executive Director Ruth Moreland.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:43 +0000 Jack Morgan 28542 at http://tpr.org Copperleaf Celebrates Religious And Secular Singing With Two Performances