Choral

November 22, 2020. The renowned British vocal ensemble VOCES8 celebrates its 15th anniversary with a gift to the musical world: After Silence, a double-CD set that embraces the themes of Remembrance, Devotion, Redemption, and the elemental force of Nature. The eight singers of VOCES8 bring to life repertoire from the Renaissance to contemporary times.

Rebecca Reid

May 26, 2020. For those who love the sound of choral singing, our Classical Album of the Week, Finding Harmony from The King’s Singers, provides exceptional delight. Released this year by Signum Records, the album features 19 works that span centuries and styles, all embracing the theme of uniting a divided world through song.

Celebrate the season with us as we look back to Craft Works Music's visit to the WRTI Performance Studio last year to sing madrigals and other works inspired by springtime. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host. 

Warm up for the 2019 Silent Night Sing-In with Wissahickon High School's Camerata, a select choir of 32 vocalists led by John Conahan. They sing John's arrangements of "Silent Night" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," in the WRTI Performance Studio, along with some other beautiful songs. WRTI's Gregg Whiteside is host.

Watch the video recorded live on WRTI's Facebook page!

November 25, 2019. While Thanksgiving is an American holiday, composers from different countries and cultures have been using music to express gratitude and thanks for centuries.  Our album of the week is the compilation album, Give Thanks: Classical Music for Thanksgiving.

Lisa Schaffer @LisaSchafferPhotography

It was a dark December evening in Philadelphia, just a few days shy of the winter solstice. Decked in down against the cold, people streamed into the Kimmel Center's cavernous lobby from the front and side doors.