Notes from the Podium: Gone, gone, real gone

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha This is the text of Brian Tate’s dance-like piece which Siskiyou Singers will be performing at our concerts May 4 and 5 at SOU Music Recital Hall. The text is usually translated: “Gone, gone, real gone, completely gone, Alleluia!” The idea that we would celebrate being gone, or everything …

Notes from the Podium: Honoring Alice Parker

Alice Parker was a leading figure of the rise of choral music throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first in America. She was born in Boston in 1925 and received her education in music at the New England Conservatory. As a right-hand person to Robert Shaw, the “dean of American choral music” and director …