Vince Peterson is a musical hero of mine. Fans of Chanticleer will have grooved to his jaw-dropping a cappella arrangement of Freddie Mercury’s “Somebody to Love,” but Peterson is also the founding director of New York City’s Choral Chameleon, a program whose goal is to expand both the imagination and the materials for choral singing.
Author: Kristina Boerger
Kristina Boerger conducts, coaches, commissions, sings, composes, and arranges vocal ensemble music and loves to help others learn to do the same. Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at DePauw University, she also sings ancient and new music with the NYC-based groups Pomerium and VOX Vocal Ensemble. You can find her at www.kristinaboerger.com.
I’m falling in love with the artistry of singer/songwriter Rhiannon Giddens. She’s been making excellent music for a long time on a variety of projects, but it’s only now, when her individual star is on the ascent, that her work has reached my own soundscape and palpably reshaped it.