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Programming: November 2010

Nov 5 Prodigal Talent: On forging a career as a promising young singer

Everyone loves a child prodigy story. But the careers of young singers have to be carefully nurtured in order for their voices to survive in the long haul. On the upcoming edition of VoiceBox, the acclaimed lyric soprano Danielle de Niese joins VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman in the studio for a discussion about how young singers can launch successful careers…and maintain them without going the way of Julie Andrews of Britney Spears.

Nov 12 Call of the Wild: The art of yodeling

When most people think of yodeling, images of milkmaids in clogs and frilly aprons and strapping lads in lederhosen lowing at each other across alpine mountain-tops come most easily to mind. But as Americana singer Dan Hicks and VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman hope to demonstrate, there’s more to the art of yodeling than meets the yodel-eye.

Nov 19 Taking A Stand Through Song: The power of protest songs

Vocal music has long been used as a powerful vehicle of solidarity and dissent. Here on VoiceBox, we’ll be taking a stand through song when Dr. Kathleen McGuire, founder and artistic director of the recently formed vocal ensemble Singers of the Street, a choir made up of homeless and non-homeless San Francisco-based singers, will join host Chloe Veltman in the studio for a discussion about the history and function of protest songs.

Nov 25 Music to Our Ears: Best Bay Area Choral CDs of 2010

2010 has been a great year for recordings by local choruses with fabulous CDs released by such preeminent groups as Clerestory, Volti, Chanticleer and the Pacific Mozart Ensemble. Join Helene Whitson, co-author of the San Francisco Bay Area Chorus Directory and founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Choral Archive and VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman for a listen to some of their favorite recent releases.


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