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HONOR: Nov. 8 concert to honor local veterans

CHARLOTTE– A 50-member chorus will join with solo performers to present “HONOR: A Salute to the Armed Forces” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, in Charlotte.

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WDAV Lessons & Carols from St. John's 2016

I consider the St. John Passion home... 

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On Staging the St. John Passion
The Way Bach Heard It
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HOME: Reflections on Bach's St. John Passion

February 2017  --  Charlotte, NC  --  On Saturday, April 1st 2017,  Director David Tang will lead a rare, semi-staged performance of J.S. Bach’s majestic St. John Passion in the Sharon Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. 

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  • Gloria - I. (sample)1:21
  • Warum ist das Licht gegeben (sample)1:48
  • In Paradisum (sample)3:03
  • Gloria in C - (World Premiere) (sample)2:14
  • Agnus Dei (Adagio) (sample)2:11
  • For Unto Us a Child is Born from "Messiah" (sample)1:46
  • Friede auf Erden (sample)2:58
  • Ngana (sample)1:56
  • Hallelujah from "Cry of Jeremiah" (w/ WSSU Choir) (sample)2:32
  • Hold On (sample)1:38
First semi-staged performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in Charlotte
SONGS OF THE EARTH:  A Charlotte Premiere

My love of Baroque music grew out of a chance encounter as a dance student at the North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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March, 2017  --  The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra is a period instrument ensemble specializing in 17th- and 18th- century Baroque performance practice. 

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Charlotte, NC – February 4, 2016 –  The Firebird Arts Alliance presents the CHARLOTTE PREMIERE of one of western art music’s greatest compositions – Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), in Arnold Schoenberg’s brilliant orchestration for 15 players.

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Is the Bach St. John Passion Anti-Semitic?

December 2016 -- Charlotte, NC -- WDAV’s live holiday broadcast of beloved carols and holiday music illuminated by scripture readings. 

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I was introduced to early choral music as a member of the Choir School at St. Peter’s while growing up in the Charlotte area.

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Jazz Mass is a collaborative project Rick Bean and I composed beginning in 2015 for the sole purpose of bringing classical choral and working jazz musicians together. 

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Conducted by the composer at WDAV's 2016 Lessons & Carols Live at St. John Baptist, Charlotte

VOX to launch its series of rarely performed choral masterworks.

As Firebird Arts Alliance prepares to perform Bach’s St. John Passion, and in light of the recent rise in hate towards Jewish organizations and individuals, I feel a special need to address the question of anti-Semitism in Bach’s oratorio. 

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Charlotte, NC - May 11, 2015 - In what may be a Charlotte premiere, the semi-professional choir VOX will perform the 40-part motet Spem in alium, by British Renaissance composer – Thomas Tallis.
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Thoughts on Singing Bach

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