Tuesday, January 31, 2006

On the world's stage

Photo JC
Originally uploaded by philipco.

It seems that singing on the world's stage has some unexpected benefits! I received this email a couple of days ago from French composer Jean-Christophe ROSAZ. He heard about us from the Tours festival and is interested in us singing some of his music.

I often get statement-questions like:

"I've never heard of that composer--How do you find that music?"

Well, it seems that sometimes, the music finds me. I've not played through it yet, but it looks like great stuff. Many thanks to Composer ROSAZ. His letter to me (and you):


I’m contacting you by the amiability of Le concours des choeurs de Tours (France). I’m a composer (diplĂ´mas from the CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL SUPERIEUR DE LYON AND the ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE MUSIQUE DE PARIS)

I’m myself a singer and very interested by the fact to work with choirs.

You will find attached my cv, a photo and a catalogue of scores (many edited in France).

I propose you many scores for choir of different formations. I could sent you by mail the first pages of some of them under word or finale. I have only 2 on cd.

I will be very happy to receive an answer from you.

Best regards

Jean-Christophe ROSAZ


Holly Jean said...

Wow! That's something.

Marybeth Verchot said...


Katie Mo said...

how exciting!

Debbie Movelle said...

very very cool.

Anonymous said...

I'm offended. This simply furthers the stereotype that music is fun.

Marybeth Verchot said...

Your FACE is fun.

Leave a name, nerd.

Philip L. Copeland said...

E A S Y, MBV. I am fairly sure that is a joke. Don't take out your past frustrations with Anonymous bloggers (i.e. me) on this blog. TYVM!

Marybeth Verchot said...

Did "your face is fun" sound remotely angry to you, Copie T?

Philip L. Copeland said...

Yes. When coupled with "leave a name, nerd" - - yes.

Marybeth Verchot said...

I often use light insults as terms of endearment.