“Musical inspirations” are some analyses, thoughts, and reflections about ensemble singing and some of the music written for this or or inspired by the repertoire. We have been spurred into these thoughts mostly about the music we have been singing, inspired by the rehearsals and practices we had to do when we prepare for our performances. These writings therefore give a more in-depth background to our concerts.
We ponder on musical interpretation issues, we share our understanding of some of the music, we offer up behind-the-scenes commentaries on the musical activities some of us get involved in. And most of all we hope to inspire!
We also aim to bring to these discussions the intersections between music and other disciplines, for example, the sciences and the social sciences, as well as the intersections between vocal music and instrumental music. It is in looking at those intersections that new ideas and new insights are spurred.
Spring / summer 2018