Conducting Masterclass with Gabriel Crouch
November 26 @ 2:00 pm (14:00) - 4:30 pm (16:30)$100.00
The Montreal Choral Institute is proud to announce that Gabriel Crouch, former King’s Singers member and senior lecturer at Princeton University, will hold a conducting masterclass for choir conductors willing to learn from his first-class experience.
Each selected conductor will conduct Voces Boreales, one of Montreal’s professional choral ensembles, under Gabriel Crouch’s baton, providing conductors with techniques for their conducting approaches.
Conductors may email their CV, letter of interest, and video link to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Deadline: October 20, 11:00 p.m.
Podium time: 25 minutes
Cost: $100 for selected candidates
When David Heard – Eric Whitacre
The Lamentations of Jeremiah – Knut Nystedt
Stabat Mater Dolorosa – Jevgeņijs Ustinskovs
Repertoire includes selections from Voces Boreales’s In Illo Tempore concert. Information about this concert will be posted soon.
Gabriel Crouch was born on 19 September 1973. Musically inclined since the age of eight, he joined the choir of Westminster Abbey. He became the Head Chorister of that choir and even had a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson.
From 1996 to 2004, he held the second baritone position in the King’s Singers, in a period that included their Grammy nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2001. Formerly the director of the DePauw University Choral Ensembles, he currently is a senior lecturer at Princeton University and directs the Princeton Glee Club and Chamber Choir and the early music ensemble Gallicantus. He has recorded and produced numerous records for many major labels, most notably BMI and Hyperion. In January 2008, the Gabrieli Choir’s CD The Road to Paradise, which Crouch produced, was nominated for ‘Best Choral Recording’ at the BBC Music Awards.