choral music

Jack Morgan / TPR

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. “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. “Copperleaf will be singing a concert for the Lenten season"...

Benissimo Music

A local singing ensemble has an artful and interesting way of doing what they do. They're the The Copperleaf Quintet and they perform vocal chamber music in stunning settings.

"We gave two gallery concerts at the San Antonio Museum of Art," said Copperleaf Quintet’s Executive Director Ruth Moreland.

This Tuesday night, March 4, they’ll be singing in a small gallery named in honor of the priest who established Mission San Jose. Moreland detailed he music they’ll be...

John Clare / TPR Arts

There’s a unique training opportunity coming up for singers in San Antonio. “I’m not sure there’s ever been a world music symposium in San Antonio before, so Benissimo Music is collaborating with Trinity University and we’re going to put on this wonderful two-day event" said Benissimo Music's Ruth Moreland. Moreland said there will be master classes and they are bringing in Balkan music specialist Eva Salina Primack. The focus of the World Music Symposium is choral music from Eastern Europe....

Mike Hinton

This weekend hundreds of singers will gather in San Antonio, but what they sing isn’t common. So much so that I had to look up Sacred Harp singing to be sure of what it was. After doing so, I caught up with a pair of its practitioners in a noisy Portland Oregon train station. "It’s an old southern hymn tradition that’s still alive, and in the last 10 or 20 years has broken out of the south and taken root worldwide," said John Berendzen. Jessica Beer describes it this way: "The earliest form...

San Antonio Chamber Choir Facebook

Many of us may think of chamber choir music as formal and perhaps a bit stuffy. But after speaking to San Antonio Chamber Choir Board President Carl Leafstedt, maybe we've come to that conclusion too quickly. First, Leafstedt reminds us of exactly who they are and what they do. “The San Antonio Chamber Choir is an organization of professional voices, it’s a paid choir of many of the city’s top voices" he said. "Our mission is to perform music that is not often performed in South Texas -- very...

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