Latest Choirs and choruses News

Met returns with 1st work by a Black composer in its history

Sep. 28, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “We bend, we don't break. We sway!” sings the chorus in the second act of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” That is how much of the audience of about 4,000 in the Metropolitan Opera felt as they watched Monday night' landmark...

Pope Francis to visit impoverished Roma quarter in Slovakia

Sep. 10, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pope Francis is paying a visit next week to a neighborhood in Slovakia most Slovaks would not even think about going, which until recently even the police would avoid after dark. Francis will make the visit to the Roma community in the Lunik IX...

Former Utah governor to lead well-known Salt Lake City choir

Aug. 06, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah governor and U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Mike Leavitt was named as the new president of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on Friday. As choir president, the three-time governor will manage operations, employees and...