Tokyo Report #2

Saturday was an all day vocal competition for which I served as one of the judges. Comprised of students from area private schools, the students showed a high level of talent and great preparation. It was nice to meet their directors too, all of them from either the us or canada. Instruction in these schools… Read More

Welcome to Tokyo!

Just a quick entry (sort of really checking that the new blog site is working…read: I know what I’m doing). Arrived in japan last night. Picked up at Narita by host Randy Stenson, choral director at Saint Mary’s International School. Wonderful Isekaya dinner at a restaurant…take off shoes, climb ladder to cozy table above the… Read More

A Visit to an Old Friend

2013 marks the centennial of the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten. A favorite among devotees of choral and vocal music (and one of the great opera composers of the 20th century), Britten’s music for the voice is a dramatic and nuanced reflection of the texts he set. In observance of the occasion, the Symphonic… Read More