Thursday, September 21, 2017

Collaborate, Create, Succeed!

Lincoln Choral Artists has always been a community-based, semi-professional choral organization that collaborates and combines concerts and events with local and regional organizations. This is one of our great strengths!

From it's beginning as the Lincoln Civic Choir, joint efforts between local orchestras, other choirs, and ongoing relationships, including the long-standing relationship with Nebraska Wesleyan University have allowed the choir to succeed.

I think the energy and drive to make concert events that incorporate ideas and music from multiple sources both reflects and sits in opposition to our human experience.

Our world is filled with diverse and ever-changing cultures, music, art, politics, and communities. We all push back sometimes on the pressure we may feel from change or difference.

I think LCA succeeds because we work to push ourselves to experience new, old, and different people, places, and styles as we develop our concerts.

Our first concert is no exception. We continue to collaborate with Nebraska Wesleyan for our rehearsals. Barron Breland, who directs the Creighton University choral program and the River City Mixed Chorus in Omaha will join us for a rehearsal. RCMC is Omaha's GLBTA Chorus! Dedicated to "Creating exceptional musical experiences to support diversity, inspire change, and empower communities." 

We will be performing in one of Lincoln's premiere performance and worship spaces, the Newman Center. We will collaborate and create music with two excellent ensembles: the Lincoln Early Music Consort and Dulches Voces. Both of these groups focus on music of the Renaissance. The entire concert on Nov. 5 will also be filled with music of and inspired by this musical and cultural period. This music still informs modern composition and performance. Ancient traditions, 20th and 21st century harmonies, and 3 ensembles plus organ will combine to create an entire experience of music.
A Choral Continuum: Retrospective

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