February 3rd: Shakespeare 450, Choir of the Year 2014 & Cardiff cultural venues under threat

Monday 3rd February 2014

Classical Music Magazine

Choir of the Year 2014 opens for entrants

Kallaway has announced the opening of Choir of the Year 2014. Auditions will take place around the UK from March to June in Middlesbrough, London, Bristol, Leeds, Basingstoke, Warwick, Norwich and Glasgow. Any amateur choir of eight to 100 singers can take part.


Shakespeare’s 450th birthday to be celebrated with major singing project

The ‘Singing Shakespeare’ launch concert will take place in April at Stratford-upon-Avon. It will feature three local choirs performing various Shakespeare settings and who all will come together for a finale of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music, conducted by David Wordsworth.

Wales Online

Cardiff cultural venues under threat as subsidies set to be slashed

Two of Wales’ best-known cultural venues – St David’s Hall and the New Theatre – are under threat as part of a huge cuts programme proposed by Cardiff council.


Why Radio 3 is out of tune with its listeners

The BBC’s classical music station is a ghost of what it once was because of an obsession with rival Classic FM, says Micheal White.

La Times

Arizona boarder fence is one musician’s ‘wall of sound’

In southern Arizona, Glenn Weyant ‘plays’ the border fence with a mallet or cello bow to create haunting compositions, using the wall as an instrument of dialogue.

Die Zeit

Peter Gülke erhält Siemens-Musikpreis

Er war Dirigent in Dresden und in Leipzig, die DDR musste der Musikwissenschaftler verlassen. Für sein Lebenswerk wird er nun mit dem wichtigsten Musikpreis geehrt.

LA Times

LA Times