Category Archives: Lexington Singers

Lexington Singers play Carnegie Hall Sunday

The Lexington Singers are taking the sounds of the Bluegrass to the heart of one of the nation’s cultural capitols this weekend with a performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The 2 p.m. Sunday performance will feature Jefferson Johnson leading … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Bluegrass music, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Lexington Singers, New York | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Expanded view: Longtime Lexington arts leaders on the state of area arts

In my column in the 2012-13 Arts Preview section of the Sept. 9 Lexington Herald-Leader, a handful of Lexington arts leaders who have been serving 15 years or more offered their opinions on how the arts have changed in the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Actors Guild of Lexington, Arts administration, Balagula Theatre, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Downtown Arts Center, LexArts, Lexington Singers, Music, Musicals, Opera, Studio Players, SummerFest, The Rep, Theater, Visual arts, Woodford County Theatre | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

LexArts sets campaign record, aims much higher

  LexArts set a new record in its 2012 Campaign for the Arts, raising $1.05 million to be distributed among area cultural groups for general operating support and Community Arts Grants. But LexArts President and CEO Jim Clark said he … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Balagula Theatre, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, dance, Downtown Arts Center, fundraising, Kentucky Theatre, LexArts, Lexington Art League, Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Music, Theater, UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

UK vs. Louisville: Prime time for Carmina Burana

Listen to O Fortuna from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Spotify. Who knows if it was the basketball gods, music gods or, oh, fortune that led the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts to schedule a performance of Carl … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Lexington Singers, Music, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

LexArts announces grants and allocations

LexArts has announced its recipients of general operating support and community arts grants. The general operating support funds are unrestricted grants, generally to larger organizations in Lexington. This year’s recipients are: ■ Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, $20,000 ■ Lexington Art … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Balagula Theatre, ballet, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, dance, Film, LexArts, Lexington Art League, Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Music, Opera, Photography, Theater, UK, Visual arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Actors Guild of Lexington, Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Arts administration, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Central Kentucky Arts News, Christmas music, Classical Music, Country music, Downtown Arts Center, Film, Horsemania, Kentucky Theatre, Laura Bell Bundy, LexArts, Lexington Art League, Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington Opera House, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Music, Musicals, Norton Center for the Arts, Opera, Secretariat, Singletary Center for the Arts, UBS Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, UK, Visual arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Lexington Singers Messiah flash mobs

Click play to hear the Lexington Singers’ Hallelujah performance in the food court at Fayette Mall: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2010/12/101217hallelujah-mall.mp3[/podcast] Reid Talley and his daughter Meg were in the Fayette Mall food court, taking a break from some Christmas shopping Friday evening, when … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Classical Music, Lexington Singers, Podcasts, video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments

Review: Lexington Philharmonic’s Messiah

Before Thursday night it was already obvious there were big changes to the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra‘s annual rendition of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Instead of driving to the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts, we were directed to … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Christmas music, Classical Music, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, Music, Reviews, Singletary Center for the Arts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Review: UK Symphony’s epic

It happened, as things tend to do in Requiems, in the Dies Irae, the second movement. The low strings in the orchestra and high voices in the choir opened, staking out the extremes. Then the rest of the 325 musicians … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Lexington Singers, Music, Reviews, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

2009: The year in Central Kentucky arts

New Year’s Day 2009, I assumed by New Year’s Eve I would have written about at least one Lexington arts group closing its doors. The economy was buried nose-first in the ground and theaters and other arts organizations were closing … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Actors Guild of Lexington, Arts administration, Balagula Theatre, ballet, Central Kentucky Arts News, Classical Music, Current Affairs, dance, LexArts, Lexington Ballet, Lexington Opera House, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Singers, LexPhil conductor search, Music, Opera, Singletary Center for the Arts, Studio Players, Theater, UK, Visual arts, Woodford County Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off