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PROJECT : ENCORE™ and a century mark encore!
Posted 7/27/2015

PROJECT : ENCORE logoTwo years ago, PROJECT : ENCORE™ (P:E) announced that it had surpassed the century mark with the number of scores in its online Catalog of Contemporary Choral Music. Today, the P:E Catalog, growing in reputation for its stringently evaluated content, is proud to announce that it now represents more than 100 composers and over 150 choral compositions.

In the rapidly changing world of music discovery and distribution, performance and evaluation, PROJECT : ENCORE is a user-friendly, deeply searchable resource for new choral music that has been blindly vetted by an international panel of renowned conductors. Because just over half of the works submitted are received into the Catalog, acceptance is a significant endorsement. Compositions included span a wide spectrum of voicing, scoring, length and levels of difficulty. More...


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  • The St. Michael's Choir program--adult choir, high school and kids--will journey to France for a ten-day tour July 2-12, with visits to and performances in Normandy, the Loire Valley and Paris. Repertoire for the tour features three premieres of compositions written for the St. Michael's Choir by Choirmaster John Cantrell and by singing members Bill Heigen and Steve Friedman. (2015-6-30)
  • Read about the Oratorio Society of New York's successful auction fundraiser in the latest blog post by Jacob Levine on Chorus Connection. (2015-6-30)
  • This year's Make Music New York festival on June 21 offers two intriguing participatory events for singers: "Bach and Sons" and "Circlesongs." Read about them in the Info Exchange. (2015-6-15)
  • The second Yale International Choral Festival takes place on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT from June 16 to June 20. Ensembles in 2015 will include Sweden's Voces Nordicae, Cuba's Entrevoces, the National University of Singapore Choir and the Jerusalem Youth Chorus, along with the Yale Choral Artists and the Yale Alumni Chorus. (2015-6-11)
  • The Masterwork Chorus has announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Shepard as its new music director. He joins the chorus in September 2015 as it launches its sixtieth anniversary celebration. (2015-6-11)

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