The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for choirs. In many countries, all choral activity has been suspended, with the cancellation of concerts, rallies, festivals, competitions and tours.
But a number of outstanding initiatives are making sure we don’t lose touch with the practice of choral music. One example is the World Youth Choir, which came virtually together online to sing “Until we meet again” on Youtube.
Why not convert your frustration at no longer giving concerts, or even meeting to rehearse, into something good and useful?
The health crisis has temporarily laid off many choir directors, and this has had an impact on their use of tools like Musica. And yet we have not stopped watching out for all the latest from the world of choral music. For example, this newsletter brings you results of composer competitions, and the works concerned are already listed in Musica.
REMINDER: you can either visit the Musical International website at www.musicanet.org, or you can take advantage of special full access privileges through the website of your choral federation, if you belong to one which offers this feature:
- Once a month, listen to our “Favorite Piece”, “THE" piece to take with you to a desert island.
- To find potential repertoire, simply search the database by inputting a subject in the “Keywords or Words of the title” box. Refine your search by using the “More criteria” form to add a time period or a style, a text language, a type of choir, a country, etc.
- Discover our multimedia links for the pieces you choose: a page of the score, a video by a competent choir, text, translations, correct pronunciation…
- Find biographical information on a composer, and see which of his choral scores are described in Musica.
Our virtual library describes presently more than 195,000 titles. During the lockdown, we have not stopped expanding this tool, already the fruit of 40 years’ work, and continuing to develop our software. All this to satisfy your eagerness to discover new repertoire, with ever more functions and user-friendliness.