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Is your chorus ready for a founder transition? This 9-question quiz will help you determine the answer.

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Searching for new artistic leadership requires its own budget. This list of income and expense considerations will help.

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A checklist of agenda items.

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Thirteen questions to help determine the future of the chorus when an artistic founder transition is imminent.

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Ten helpful guidelines to help establish a healthy annual performance review process for the music director of your chorus.

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A founder transition requires strong leadership from the board. Is your board ready?

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There was a time not so long ago when Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil was virtually unknown outside of Russia. But an early transliteration of the work and some pivotal recordings helped to catch the attention of Western choral groups and audiences. We interview choral conductor and Russian music expert Alexander Ruggieri, who tells the story of the Vigil's emergence as one of the best-loved choral masterpieces.

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To choral singers, Handel's Messiah is as familiar—and as well loved—as their favorite pair of slippers. But what do we really know about this choral masterwork? Harvard music professor and historian Thomas Kelly talks to Chorus America about how this great oratorio came to be and why it captures our hearts like no other piece.

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The All-Night Vigil doesn't last all night anymore, but doing what it takes to perform it well certainly can keep conductors and singers up nights. Here are five tips for conquering this masterpiece:

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