All-female choir sparkles at CH Presbyterian Church

Arts | April 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, based at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, presented the Lorelei Ensemble in concert Saturday, April 22, at the church. One of the few all-female professional choirs in America, the Lorelei Ensemble sang a program that ranged from late Medieval Spain to scores composed within the past few years. […]

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GFS grad’s new book reveals nasty side of U.S. ‘father’

Arts | April 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Bob Fles Ed. Note: The much-anticipated Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public on April 19 at 101 S. 3rd St. in Old City. Shakespeare conjures up three eerie witches in “Macbeth.” These “unholy sisters” make a revolting potion of used body parts, dead animals, poisonous plants and more. Macbeth himself gulps […]

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Very good harmonies from No Good Sister’s debut album

Arts | April 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear If you love to listen to impeccable three-part harmony, then you will love the music of No Good Sister. I have to agree with local music critic Nick Cristiano, who wrote in the Sunday Inquirer on April 9 that “three-part harmonies rarely sound better than they do on the debut full-length album, […]

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Hill churches mark Lent with powerful choral performances

Note-Worthy | April 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s two Episcopal parishes plus the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul presented choral performances that marked the final week of the Lenten season leading up to Palm Sunday. The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields hosted a Lenten Choral Evensong Sunday afternoon, April 2; St. Paul’s Church offered Choral […]

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Abstract artist puts ‘pouring paint’ Brand on display

Arts | April 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Stacia Friedman The thrill of the hunt for art collectors isn’t to buy the work of established artists but to identify up-and-coming young artists whose work has yet to be discovered by the New York gallery scene. These savvy collectors are closely following the career of local abstract painter Colleen Brand. “In March, I […]

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Israeli & Palestinian teens here giving peace a chance

Arts | April 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Stacia Friedman Bringing peace to the Middle East seems to slip through the hands of every U.S. administration. But later this month, when the Heartbeat Ensemble performs at Mishkan Shalom, Sharon Sigal, co-chair of the event, will feel she’s given the peace process a strong nudge. A professional vocalist and voice teacher in Ardmore, […]

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