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."
Dedicated to the works of Latin American composers, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano will be performing in St. Cloud, Minn., this weekend. Michael Barone chatted with violinist Saul Bitran shortly after he arrived at the MSP airport.
As Michael Barone makes clear, one does not skimp on J.S. Bach's 330th birthday. Barone details a series of performances in honor of the great composer, held at various venues throughout the city of Minneapolis on Saturday, March 21. The first hour of festivities will be broadcast live on Classical MPR.