Choir Meet – The Jerusalem Academy Chamber choir & Voices 21C

Choir Meet – The Jerusalem Academy Chamber choir & Voices 21C
Sunday, 13 August, 18:15
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Hall 231, JAMD Building
Participants: 

The Jerusalem Academy Chamber choir

Prof. Stanley Sperber - Conductor

Voices 21C choir

Prof. André de Quadros – Conductor

VOICES 21C is a choir from the United States that is dedicated to social change and global understanding. In a time when American ideals are epitomized by nationalism and aggression, VOICES 21C aligns itself with the great American voices of compassion, love, and non-violence. The musicians of VOICES 21C engage in an interdisciplinary artistic expression, including spoken word, creative movement and body imagery, traditional Western classical music, non-traditional world song, and improvisation. VOICES 21C started in 2016 by Professor André de Quadros of Boston University, with its first project in the summer of 2016 as a choir-in-residence at the Choralp Festival in the French Alps. Almost all the singers are professional music educators, conductors, or singers. In April, 2017, VOICES 21C gave a historic performance of Muslim music in Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture http://www.voices21c.org/

 

Professor André de Quadros, is a conductor, scholar, music educator, and human rights activist, and is a professor of music and chair of the Music Education Department at Boston University. In addition to being Artistic Director of VOICES 21C, he directs the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Common Ground Voices (Israeli/Palestinian/Swedish), and Project Aswat (Muslim choir in Sri Lanka), and directs an innovative conducting course at the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre in Sweden. Professor de Quadros is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music and has numerous other publications to his credit. In addition to leading projects in Massachusetts prisons, he co-directs the Community Heartsong Project in the Arab world and Israel. He is the artistic director of both the London International Music Festival and CONDUCTING 21C at the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre, Sweden. His professional life has taken him to the most diverse settings in more than forty countries.

Program: 

18:15 – Open rehearsal of the two choirs
20:00 – Concert of a cappella repertoire

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