Young People’s Chorus of New York City Releases Social Justice-Inspired Album ‘(Unplugged)’

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City has announced the release of a new album, titled “Just Songs (Unplugged).” This compilation of acoustic solo works features lyrical themes based on social issues, and comes as part of YPC’s new commissioning program, “Just Songs,” which showcases original music created by company alumni. Among the artists included in the album are {…}

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Announces Virtual Global Choral Traditions

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh has announced Global Choral Traditions, a live, interactive, virtual exploration of choral music from around the world. The Choir will offer four sessions of Global Choral Traditions featuring experts from Gospel, Appalachian, Bulgarian, and South African choral traditions and they will teach participants about what makes each style unique, as well as about the elements {…}

Felix Jarrar to Debut ‘The Jarrar Trio’ with Virtual Boston Premiere of ‘The Ulster County Songbook’

Composer/pianist Felix Jarrar has announced his first 2021 concert with the virtual Boston premiere of his song cycle, “The Ulster County Songbook” on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. EST. “The Ulster County Songbook” will showcase the composer’s new ensemble, The Jarrar Trio, comprising Jarrar, tenor Fran Daniel Laucerica, and baritone Gray Leiper. Besides writing the music for “Songbook,” Jarrar served {…}