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Introducing the Nashville Choral Consortium

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NashChor: Music City’s New Choral Music Resource

“I wished there was one place where I could go to see all the choral events happening in Nashville and Middle Tennessee – church, university, show, evensongs, youth choirs, everything.” says Tucker Biddlecombe.

If you don’t know Tucker you’re probably not a choral singer in Nashville, Tennessee: he is the Director of Choral Activities at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, and this fall begins his tenure as Interim Director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus.

“I’ve observed that many times our organizations schedule events on top of one another, significantly reducing our audiences and creating various conflicts for singers.” he says. “I have some web savvy, so I built a new website: NashChor.org, the Nashville Choral Consortium.

the combined Chancel & Sanctuary choirs of West End United Methodist Church perform Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna under the direction of Matther Phelps ~ March 6, 2016, Nashville

the combined Chancel & Sanctuary choirs of West End United Methodist Church perform Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna under the direction of Matthew Phelps ~ March 6, 2016, Nashville

NashChor is a webpage with links to the website of each choral organization in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Says Tucker:

Anyone surfing across this page will be able to click on your website to learn about your organization. My hope is that by putting all of our rehearsals, locations, auditions, concerts, outreach etc. in one place, we might be able to reach a broader choral audience for each of our groups, and avoid conflicting events when possible.
Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe (Vanderbilt Photo / Daniel Dubois)

Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe
(Vanderbilt Photo / Daniel Dubois)

Singers and lovers of choral music will find the new website to be a virtual marketplace to learn about where, when, and how to participate in and hear choral music in Music City and the surrounding area.

Choral directors:

Here are some vital steps you can follow to include your organization in the Nashville Choral Consortium:

  1.  Send Tucker an email with your performance dates, audition dates, rehearsal times and locations – as far in the future as you can accurately go.
  2. Include any significant organizations (and directors) that have inadvertently been left off either the drop-down menus or logo pages.
  3. Add new events by filling out the “add your event” form on the website.
  4. Spread the word! Send it to your choir members, put it on your website, add it to your bulletins and programs, anything you think will broaden the audience for choral music in Middle Tennessee.

“It’s been my pleasure to take on this project for us,” says Tucker, ” and I’ll continue to update the site as new information comes in. This can be free publicity for all of us if we work together! Let’s create a choral resource for some of the anticipated 1,000,000 people who’ll be moving here in the next decade!”

The Nashville Choral Consortium website is now live at NashChor.org.

The Nashville Symphony Chorus assembled moments before a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66, May 29, 2015

The Nashville Symphony Chorus assembled moments before a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Op. 66, May 29, 2015


2 Comments

  1. M. Campbelle-Holman says:

    This is so valuable!!

    Did you send this to Nola so MNPS teachers can include their choral programs?!?

    This city is booming and blooming with choral performances.

    Yippee Tucker!

    Margaret/CAL

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