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Classical Notes: February 13, 2009 Archive

VocalEssence on the BBC

Posted at 6:01 AM on February 13, 2009 by John Birge

Last month, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers of Minneapolis recorded a joint concert with the BBC Singers at the BBC studios in London, in front of a VIP, invitation-only audience:

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That program will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3's programme The Choir this Sunday, February 15.

Choral music lovers in MN can stream it Sunday afternoon at 1230p Central.
If you're busy and can't hear the live stream, it appears that the BBC keeps these shows on their site for one week after airing.

Classical Minnesota Public Radio and Performance Today will also be broadcasting some of these performances, but not until the BBC has first crack. Watch this space!!

Arts, Jobs, and Stimulus

Posted at 12:13 PM on February 13, 2009 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

Controversy over potential arts funding as part of the economic stimulus package has raised some odd questions. (As someone who has supported myself, and now my family, with arts-related employment for most of the last 20+ years, I won't even feign neutrality on this one.)

Odd questions like: Are jobs in the arts real jobs? Are people who work in the arts "real people"?

Read what Andrew Taylor, author of the blog "The Artful Manager" has to say about it here.

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