Choral Music Albums Available Featuring Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Sheldon Harnick, David Chase, Others
Judith Clurman, conductor and music director of Essential Voices USA and Acis Productions announce the release of two recordings. WORDS MATTER includes the remaster of two works, scored for chorus and piano: “Testimony,'” by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and “Who Would You Be” by American composer Shawn Crouch. The recording is dedicated to the memory of victims of violence. WINTER HARMONIES is a holiday sampler of music celebrating the effort to infuse light and joy into the winter season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah selections by Judith Clurman, David Chase, Sheldon Harnick, David Shire, and James Sizemore are sung. Both recordings were produced by Silas Brown. The scores for the music on these recordings are available from Hal Leonard.
Inspired by the “It Gets Better Project”, Stephen Schwartz wrote “Testimony” for a 2012 concert performance by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Judith Clurman conducted her Essential Voices