On Saturday, March 17, 2018, we'll celebrate the 333rd birthday of Baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach a little early with a daylong event we call Before Bach's Birthday Bash! This year's activities feature five free hourlong public concerts of Bach's music, presented at five St. Paul churches.
On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at 1 p.m. Central, the Memorial Concert for Sir David Willcocks will air on our Choral Stream. Willcocks, who died in September at age 95, was one of the great choral directors of King's College, Cambridge. Classical host Michael Barone reflects on the life and music of Willcocks.
John Gavin Scott -- director of music at St. Thomas Church, New York City, and one of the world's most highly regarded musicians, organists, and choral conductors -- passed away this week at the age of 59. Michael Barone remembers Scott's extraordinary career and lasting legacy in this heartfelt tribute.
Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, London, since 2007, Andrew Carwood has been conducting choirs since he was 16 years old. He recently described what it's like to sing at St. Paul's Cathedral and the music program he oversees there. "It's very exciting for me," he says. "I like to encourage the boys to sing as well as they possibly can."