The City of Derry International Choir Festival unveils a sparkling 2020 online programme in celebration of the art of song

Thursday 24th September '20

The City of Derry International Choir Festival is having an online iteration with a rich virtual programme of performances, events and workshops running from Wednesday 21 October to Sunday 25 October. The online festival is here to help us celebrate …

21st August: Singing ‘no riskier than talking’; Julian Lloyd Webber steps down from Birmingham Conservatoire; Federal Government and the Länder drives more digital offerings; Soprano Chloé Briot files sexual assault complaint

Friday 21st August '20

Singing 'no riskier than talking' for virus spreadSinging does not produce substantially more respiratory particles than speaking at a similar volume, a study suggests.But it all depends on how loud a person is, according to …

10th June: Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, Pierre Boulez Hall extends directors contract, Davide Martello in Minneapolis in homage to George Floyd, Will It Be Safe to Sing Together Again

Wednesday 10th June '20

Ballet brand adds darker shades of pointe shoes, as petition calls for changeResponding to an online petition that attracted over 140,000 signatures, Bloch ballet suppliers will be adding more varied shades to its selection of …

22nd May: Blackheath Conservatoire takes teaching online, Arte Concert launches the festival season online, Choral singing carries high health risk

Friday 22nd May '20

Blackheath Conservatoire takes teaching onlineSouth London’s Blackheath Conservatoire has taken its teaching online since lockdown began, offering interactive Zoom classes and on-demand YouTube box sets. Clare Cornwell, interim CEO at the Conservatoire, said: ‘We usually …

1st June: Jiri Belohlavek died aged 71, Birmingham Conservatoire appoints

Thursday 1st June '17

In today's Classical News, Brindley Sherratt gives advice to a younger generation of singers, Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello, and YCAT announces two new artists. Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek has died aged 71, and …

7th April: Opera based on life of Bill Clinton, Wiener Staatsoper announces new season & PRS Foundation launches Flash Fund

Thursday 7th April '16

Classical news In today's news, LA Phil appoints Susanna Mälkki as principal guest conductor, Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition names its candidates and music charity PRS For Music Foundation has launched a new edition of its …

2nd December: Xian Zhang appointed, Google Cultural Institute & Carnegie Hall Anniversary

Wednesday 2nd December '15

Classical News In today's news, Xian Zhang makes conducting history as the first woman to have titled role at a BBC orchestra, BBC Radio 3 will bring back a slot aimed at youth audience, and an innovative …

23rd September: Glenn Close’s West End debut, Career tips for opera singers & ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright

Wednesday 23rd September '15

Classical News In today's news, the ENO announces Glenn Close as star in Sunset Boulevard, and 'Happy Birthday' is ruled out of copyright. Also, The Guardian reveals career tips for opera singers, and reports on Met …

‘Your Call…’ – All Shiny and New

Wednesday 29th July '15

If you saw ‘Your Call…’ Part 1 in last year’s Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival you’re in for many surprises this year when you see the complete work. Clocking in at about 55 minutes, …

11th March: Who will conduct the Berlin Philharmonic next? The opera Hitler hated and Radio 3’s week on female composers

Wednesday 11th March '15

Classical News GuardianConducting's next big question: who will bag the Berlin Phil?With Simon Rattle’s next post in London finally confirmed, attention returns to the Berlin Philharmonic and the question of who will succeed him as its …

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