April 26, 2012

Members of All-Male Choir Chanticleer, plus actor Henson Keys

The magnificent 12-voice, all-male choir Chanticleer sings a repertoire of astonishing range, from Gregorian chant to contemporary pop. Chanticleer will perform in Urbana Thursday night, and three of their members will join me on the Thursday edition of “Live and Local.” I’ll also talk with actor Henson Keys, who will read Shakespeare on Saturday’s concert in Champaign by The Prairie Ensemble


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April 25, 2012

The CHORALE Guest Conductor Craig Jessop, plus Leah Crews

The CHORALE, based in Champaign-Urbana, will give its annual Young Artist Scholarship Concert Sunday, with guest conductor Craig Jessop, formerly of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Dr. Jessop will join me on the Wednesday edition of “Live and Local.” I’ll also talk with Leah Crews, who will lead a very young chorus called The Singing Redbirds in Normal Thursday night.


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April 24, 2012

Flutist and dancer Zara Lawler and choreographer C. Neil Parsons

Flutist and dancer Zara Lawler and choreographer C. Neil Parsons have created a show called "The Flute on its Feet," currently on a Midwest tour. They'll be in Charleston Monday and Tuesday, and they'll join us on the Monday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also have a live preview of the world premiere of Stephen Taylor's opera Paradises Lost at the University of Illinois.


April 19, 2012

Arcadia Chamber Players; All-American Boys Chorus

The women of the Arcadia Chamber Players play music from a broad time period that is often new to its audience. They're giving their spring concerts this weekend, and they'll play for us live on the Thursday edition of "Live and Local." We'll also learn about the All-American Boys Chorus, who will perform in Charleston Saturday night.


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April 17, 2012

The Outside Track; The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra

On the Tuesday edition of "Live and Local," we'll feature a return appearance by The Outside Track, whose members hail from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver. They'll play in Urbana on Tuesday night and live on our show. And we'll welcome members of The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra, who have a CD release party Saturday in Champaign.


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