The Commonwealth Chorale of Virginia
|Posted on February 22, 2017 at 5:10 PM|
Winslow Stillman, tenor, shares his thoughts on singing with the Commonwealth Chorale: "As a newcomer and out of towner, I had attended a couple of performances by the Commonwealth Chorale and appreciated the musicality of the ensemble as well as the unmistakable dynamic of Norma's direction. And this is really where the Chorale begins, at the podium. Norma Williams is a marvelous leader. Her artistic pedigree is at the top of the world of classical performance, and to be under her direction is as much a privilege as it is a lesson in the love of music. This past fall I joined the chorus and sang Mendelssohn's Elijah. Not only was it a personal introduction to the brilliance of the composer, it was a terrific experience to be welcomed by the group and infused into the blend of voices. It is a challenge to jump into an esteemed group and to learn such a high caliber composition, but being made to feel at home by everyone created a richly enjoyable and highly rewarding musical experience. Looking forward to doing it again."