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MidAmerica Productions & MidAm International Celebrate 35 years of Global music-making in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, European Music Capitals and Asia…. announces General Music Director Peter Tiboris 

MidAmerica Productions & MidAm International Celebrate 35 years of Global music-making in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, European Music Capitals and Asia…. announces General Music Director Peter Tiboris 

From the main stage of historic Carnegie Hall, to prestigious international concert halls in Macao, Beijing, and Hong Kong, China, Paris, Vienna, Lisbon, Florence and Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece, MidAmerica Productions has presented more than 1350 concerts in 35 years. In Carnegie Hall alone, MidAmerica Productions has produced 576 concerts, making it the most prolific independent presenter of choral concerts in the history of the iconic concert hall since the opening of the hall on May 5, 1891 when Tchaikovsky conducted….

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Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Mass of the Children

Modern Classics: John Rutter’s Mass of the Children

English composer John Rutter has been a mainstay of the choral music world for nearly four decades, and in that time he has explored the genre thoroughly. Rutter’s work continually challenges choral conventions while remaining joyous and accessible, and his Mass of the Children is no exception. Like many of his compositions, it evokes traditional forms and modern harmonies at once, creating a piece that is rich and compelling. A Choral Work for All Ages As a young boy, Rutter…

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How to Direct Children’s Choirs

How to Direct Children’s Choirs

Although children’s choirs are quite common, the varying skill levels of students in these choirs can lead to interesting challenges for music educators. In addition to rehearsing music and guiding performances, children’s choir conductors must also teach good musical practices and hold the attention of energetic and easily-distracted pupils. Cheryl Dupont, conductor and music educator, will be leading her children’s choir and a number of others on MidAmerica Productions’ Carnegie Hall concert on May 27. We asked her to share…

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Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Nebraska, New Jersey, and Greek Choruses to Perform at Festival of the Aegean

Excitement is growing as performers and technical staff arrive on the Greek island of Syros to prepare for the 11th annual Festival of the Aegean, which begins on Sunday, July 12, 2015, with Cherubini’s Medea. As in years past, American and Greek choruses will play an integral part in the programming, contributing to opera, oratorio, and a cappella performances. Choir members from the U.S. and Greece will perform in the opening production of Cherubini’s Medea, on July 12 and continuing…

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