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Award-Winning iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir Spring Concert Choosing Harmony
May 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0Free, please RSVP to receive viewing link
iSing Silicon Valley is pleased to announce its eighth annual Spring Concert, which will premiere on Saturday, May 22, at 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET on YouTube (free). Choosing Harmony features 250 iSing girls joined by the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Amaranth Quartet, and other guest artists.
Choosing Harmony is the virtual concert premiere of iSing’s first multimedia (and first entirely digital) commission: Drift, with music by Daniel Wohl (renowned for his “electroacoustic musical sorcery” said NPR Music) and video by Máni M. Sigfússon (known for his genre-bending work with the Rolling Stones and Ólafur Arnalds). Commissioned in response to the breath-defying challenges we have all faced in in the past year, Drift offers each viewer/listener the opportunity for unique individual experience. Other highlights include a pop video style performance of composer Katerina Gimon’s Fire, joyous works by Baroque masters Charpentier and Vivaldi, and treble choir versions of A-Tisket, A-Tasket, When I Take My Sugar to Tea, and other popular songs. At the beginning of the season, iSing provided every girl slated for remote learning with a high-quality microphone for rehearsal and recording. In preparation for Choosing Harmony, all singers will have spent more than 300 hours in Zoom classes to craft 1,135 measures of music. The girls and their collaborators will have submitted more than 800 tracks, with contributions from as far away as Italy and Iceland.