Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Mahler 2 – Resurrection

Well, folks let me tell you, listening the the choral finale of Mahler 2 is inspiring, but singing it…  Next level experience.  We had the Calgary Youth Orchestra and 3 other choirs join my choir to tackle this monumental piece.  Every chorister should have the opportunity to sing in this iconic musical experience. Original German ...

Dead Wild Roses: Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Classical Musician?

The CBC always comes through for me providing this helpful video on things that one just simply needs to know while on the rigorous path to classical musicianship.   The viola/trombone burn is strong with this one. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Classical Music, Funny, How to be a…

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Transformative Power of Classical Music

      A bit of a different tack today on the Sunday Disservice, but I think you’ll like what you see.  One of the selling points of religious belief  is the “spiritual-transcendental” angle; being a part of something that is bigger than you and yet speaks to you in a very special way in your heart.  ...