Professional Choirs In America: The Term Paper

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" The collection of anthems, performed by the State Academic Choir of the Latvian choirs on a CD, is a one of a kind.

Professional choirs have a long history and represent decades of work on the part of their conductors. A case in point is the Phoenix Boys Choir. Even though the youth are only in the choir from ages 7 through 14, the conductor is able to create a top-notch professional singer from each of them.

Since 1948, the Phoenix Boys Choir has been one of these unique choirs which draws from a large repertoire of favorites, to tailor each performance under the direction of Dr. Harvey K. Smith, who led the choir for forty years, and Georg Stangelberger, who has led them since 1999. The 170 members perform shows throughout the world while the choir provides music education to the members..

It is not easy for small arts groups or individuals to rise to the professional level. Except for those with perseverance, good fortune and unmatched skills, who rise above the amateurs and present beautiful music for the public, may gain the pride, support and good will of the people who live near them.

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Chicago Symphony Chorus (Choir), founded 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. found at http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/CSC.htm

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Schrock, Kate. Kate Schrock. Maine Arts Commission. 2007. Found at http://mainearts.maine.gov/directory/listing.asp?ID=1767&name=Kate%20Schrock

Shaffer, Richard Edward. "History of the Phoenix Boys Choir: From 1947 Through 1989." D.M.A. (Choral Music), Arizona State University, 1992. Position: Calvary Community Church, Manteca, CA.

Siilivask, K. "The State Academic Choir of the Latvian S.S.R.," History of Tartu University, 1632-1982. Perioodika. 1985.

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Patrick Freer, "The Conductor's Voice: Experiencing Choral Music," the Choral Journal, September, 2007 American Choral Directors Association

Review of Phoenix and Scottsdale concerts: Vox Humana found at http://www.bachchoir.org/season.html

Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence." Chorus America Awards. Found at http://www.chorusamerica.org/awards.cfm.

Past Recipients of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming." Chorus America. 2007. Found at http://www.chorusamerica.org/awards.cfm

Information about the choir is found at http://www.bachchoir.org/about.html

Kate Schrock. Maine Arts Commission. http://mainearts.maine.gov/directory/listing.asp?ID=1767&name=Kate%20Schrock

Young Audiences of Indiana. (Not-for-Profit of Note)." Indianapolis Business Journal, May 2003. Found at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_go1582/is_200305/ai_n7544527

Chicago Symphony Chorus (Choir), founded 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. found at http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/CSC.htm

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Phoenix Boys Choir, "From Bach to Broadway," found at http://www.boyschoir.org/About.htm.

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Bibliography

Chicago Symphony Chorus (Choir), founded 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. found at http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/CSC.htm

Golfo Alexopoulos, Stalin's Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens and the Soviet State, 1926-1936, Ithaca: Cornell University. 2003. p. 14.

Oron, Aryeh, "Chicago Symphony Chorus," CenterStage Chicago. Jul 2004. Website: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/CSC.htm.

Past Recipients of Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming." Chorus America. 2007. Found at http://www.chorusamerica.org/awards.cfm

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