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Date :   8/11/17
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Here is how you may keep up to date with our Events and the events of our associates: www.renaissancechorus.org/events
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   7-20-17
Name :   Joe Paulino
Comments :   Hi Sig - wonderful to meet you at Shirley's party! So much fun talking a little music with you. I love the selections I've checked out here. There is an otherworldly peace and beauty in this music.
Website :   www.inhaleslowly.com
Date :   7/19/17
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our 2017 Project: Music ABOUT Music and Musicians c.1460-1600 for the October 2017 New York Early Music Celebration. Claude Levy will conduct. Rehearsals commence Wednesdays 8/2/17-7pm Hudson View Gardens Lounge 128 Pinehurst Ave/183 St. Call Sig Rosen 212 740 4050 for details.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   2/23/17
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   After our November concerts at our Board Meeting we indicated a need to raise funds to continue our Harold Brown publishing project, and plan concerts for this year. We've received a new shipment of Albany TROY 1352 which we can offer for postpaid. Free for those donating or more!
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   10/14/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Dear Board & Members, We have booked a luncheon annual meeting again at Henry's Rest. Broadway at 105 St. Man. Please call/ message if you intend to come! (or not).
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   10/14/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   It was wonderful to hear the Wert with all parts covered! Next rehearsal 10/19.
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   9/5/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Correction:11/12/15 Concert at Collegiate Church will be 5-7pm. The call will be 4pm.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   8/26/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Cappella Rehearsals are set for all Weds. 7-9 pm (excepting 10/12) starting 9/21/16 at HVG Lounge. Message us if interested in participation! The Cappella will reprise its Wert + portion at Ft. Washington Collegiate Church, with reception, on Sat. 11/12, 6pm
Email :   sigrosen[ at ] earthlink.net
Date :   8/8/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are happy to announce that Claude Levy has accepted our request to conduct the amazing Giaches de Wert motets from the Gonzagas Cappella for our Mantuan themed Concert Saturday 11/5-7pm. RenChorNY will accept auditions for this event; do contact Sig at 212 740 4050.
Email :   sigrosen[ at ] earthlink.net
Date :   7/23/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Martin Morell led Madrigal (Il Pastor Fido settings) rehearsals 7/6 & 7/20. Next TBD. The Friday group read 7/22- Johns new WERT Ascendente Jesu ed. which will be featured at our upcoming 11/5 Concert. Amazing!
Email :   sigrosen(AT)earthlink.net
Date :   6/11/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Amongst recent passings of our early music friends, 6/25 will be a Murray H. Berman Memorial. Check our Facebook site for updates.

A founder of this chorus: Eliane Reinhold, passed away on 3/29, shall be remembered from her memoir on this site. We had no family or memorial info. We are asking for stories to share in an upcoming eNewsletter.
Email :   sigrosen(AT)earthlink.net
Date :   6/2/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   CHANGE: The small ensemble Pastori rehearsal 6/29 has been re-set for July 6!
Email (if you want it displayed) :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/22/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Regarding our 11/5/16 Event, A fourth small ensemble rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for 6/29, as led by Marty.
Email :   sigrosen(At)earthlink.net
Date :   4/27/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The Fall Concert is scheduled for Saturday 11/5/16 Evening TBD, at Hudson view Gardens Lounge. A Third Pastor Fido exploration is scheduled for 5/11/16, directed by Marty Morell.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   3/30/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   A second rehearsal is scheduled for the Pastor Fido soloists in early April. Other Gonzaga-era Mantuan work is proposed for a larger cappella. Keep tuned!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/3/16
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Dear Members & Alumni, we are happy to report that our plans, in coordination with (Marty Morell) to go ahead with a North Italian Program are developing possibly for the Summer. Guarinis Il; Pastor Fido (settings) is, along with the great Wert motets our focus. I welcome our singers' attention - we will share details as developed. Do contact us at 212 740 4050!
Email :   sigrosen(AT)earthlink.net
Date :   12/28/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to our Board and friends who graced our Annual Luncheon meeting today at Henry's restaurant. It was convivial and productive!
Email :   SigRosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   10/24/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   
https://player.spotify.com/user/1223881210/playlist/76xlMNujpmmnK1lMzVNqi6
The web [Spotify] has our ALBANY TROY 1352 CD. Not as good sound as our CD but passible.
Email :   sigrosen (AT) earthlink.net
Date :   8/31/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Urge all to regularly turn to Marvin's great programs!: We are honored he has found our founder's work, and think he will program more:
www.classicaldiscoveries.org/playlist20120926
Email :   sigrosen (AT) earthlink.net
Date :   8/7/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Awaiting the official CDs of our 7/19 Musicale +Orfeo. Will then review and comment on the event fully for all in an upcoming eNewsletter for the Association. Do contact us if you have photos and/or recordings of the event as well.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   7/29/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   A reminder that our 7/19/15 ORFEO Cast and libretto (translation) are linked to our new Events section. Thanks to John for this update! {Please submit any pictures taken}
Email :   sigrosen(at) earthlink.net
Date :   7/21/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The association presented an artistically significant reading of ORFEO 7/19. About 50 Singers, instrumentalists, and volunteers participated. A recording/video may be available to participants.
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   7/5/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   If you wish to sing or play in our 7/19 musicale or in the chorus of ORFEO, contact me ASAP. [212 740 4050] Very limited places.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   6/28/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Most know the sad news of our loss: Lucy Cross was a great spirit and brilliant musician/thinker. We will alas expect to share the memorial event: Our 7/19/15 ORFEO+Musicale is dedicated to her memory. Lucy, as you remember, was the conductor of our first such event at Hudson View Gardens 7/17/05.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   6/7/15
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   OUR 7/19/!5 MUSICALE featuring Monteverdi's ORFEO is almost fully cast! Updates on our Facebook page. Some instruments need confirmation. Call us at 212 740 4050 for RSVP. Food submissions welcomed. Meet your RCNY Alumni and singing friends from the Early music community at the HVG LOUNGE!
Email :   sigrosen(at) earthlink.net
Date :   5/14/15
Name :   Sig ROSEN
Comments :   Two Months to our 7/19 All-Day Musicale Monteverdi Orfeo Reading -Renaissance Open Sing at HVG Lounge. Still some roles unclaimed. All voices & Baroque instruments invited. CONTACT: Sig for details. sigrosen(at)earthlink.net or 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   3/05/15
Name :   Diana Kerew-Shaw
Comments :   I am writing to let you know that on March 1, my brother, Allan Kerew, passed away after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. This terrible illness robbed him of his beautiful voice, his intellect, and finally, his life. If you know anyone suffering from this terrible disease I hope you can take a moment to offer comfort. They will be grateful that you did.
Email :   Dkerew(at)ca.rr.com
Date :   12/22/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We were happy to hold our annual meeting today with the expert advisers Alec Spencer RLL, Jean Townsend atty, and board members John Hetland and Dorrie Rosen, to which we are honored to welcome Dr. John Graziano and noted tenor/vocal clinician specialist Darrell Lauer! Our eNewsletter will provide details of our proposals and plans. Please contact me for details.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   12/11/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   An invitation to you: Let me know if you wish to participate in the renewal of our performance program or in publishing projects: A General membership meeting – with the Board – will be held Monday 12/22/14 in Manhattan. We will meet for Lunch at 1pm at Henry's restaurant, 2745 Broadway, N/W corner of 105th Street. Call me for details: 212 740 4050. RSVP please!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   10/31/14
Name :   Sigmund I. Rosen
Comments :    Today a day of remembrance- 105th birthdate of our Founder Harold Brown, without whom many would not have known the study and performance of early music.

Also sharing the dates of these memorable Memorials: Janet Hassett: 11/8 -1:30 in Bklyn,; Arnold Rosner 11/8 -7pm at Merkin; Michael Hesse: 11/14 -7:30 at Corpus Christi- Contact us for details.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   10/17/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Continuing to feel losses among musical circles: Janet Hassett, gambist and fellow social worker, and Ray Korona, folk-topical guitarist and iconic composer. RIP
Email :   sigrosen(AT)Earthlink.net
Date :   10/14/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our Accountant has updated our financial status, and results will be available upon request. (We remain in the black!)
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/1/14
Name :    Sig Rosen
Comments :   Happy New Year 5775 to all: It's however hard to have to share recent passings in our circles: Patrick O'Brien, eminent lutenist, Michael Hesse, recordist of most Early music events. -a friend.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   25.08.2014
Name :   Monika Fahrnberger
Comments :   Just listened to the recording of Binchois: Asperges me, transcribed by Richard Taruskin from Trent MSS. 87 f. 124-5, and 90, F.2-3. What a sound! What a choir! Wow! That is impressive (as is the recording). Is there any copy of the sheet music available through you so that I could check this piece out? Kind regards all the way from Austria (just came across from the RSS website), Monika
Date :   8/20/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Hoping to report on our projects after November, Going to London to see Hugh & Rowena and auctioning our Kodaly MSS. May have needs to resume fundraising, but we have options. For current status just give a call- 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   7/9/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   For those not on Facebook, here is, thanks to Michael Gaster and Virginia Kaycoff, the wonderful art of Laurie Sucher, one of our founding singers from Music and Art:
https://lauriesucher.wordpress.com/
Email :   sigrosen(AT)earthlink.net
Date :   7/4/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our condolences to our 1982 singer Nelly Vuksic, the conductor of many notable groups on the loss of her dear husband Cesar. A Memorial is scheduled in Park Slope at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music where they both taught : Sunday 7/13/14 at 4pm. We hope to share in the great respect and admiration all feel toward Cesar.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/6/2014
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Another loss in our circles of NY Singers: Ed Simpson, whom many knew through Festival/NY Choral/Cornerstone groups. Our condolences to his daughter Cindy, wife Elisa and her son, Manuel. His memorial will be 6/22- 4pm at Holyrood. Renaissance Street Singers will be at Bruce's Garden, Inwood, 2-4, so many can attend both.

In other news, our Harold Brown Chamber Music publishing project Preface editor (our former president) John Graziano will commence the proposed project in July. Funds needed for eventual engravings. Upcoming engravings!
Email : sigrosen at earthlink.net
Date :    5/16/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are sorry to report the passing, on Monday May 12, of our singing friend William Salchow. We met at the Friday group conducted by Ray and later Boyd. Bill as he was known to all was a supporter of our Harold Brown recording project, and as a chamber player had Harold’s Quintet score. His late wife was Mannes professor, violist Rosemary Glyde. I last spoke with him 4/6 and he seemed somewhat upbeat about future sings, and moving back to Manhattan. Fate took him, however, and his son Steve indicates a memorial will be planned for the fall. He was an officer of the Viola Society, a cellist and renowned world-wide as a foremost bow maker. Steve and the family continue the business, and we know their works will endure for centuries.
Email : sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   3/18/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Will fill-in details about HB publishing submissions probably in early June, as our editorial team is busy in other academic & professional projects. The labor of love continues!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   1/16/14
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Alec Spencer LLC for working on our yearly Financials. They will be available upon request. We can now state that our recent appeal, thanks to you very special donors (you know who you are), has been very successful. Please contact me ASAP if you have not yet gotten our acknowledgment and thanks! Details will be in our next eNewsletter.
Date :   12/22/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Think we will be sharing details in upcoming eNewsletter of ideas for 2014. Thank you John Hetland for another splendid RSS Party and sight-singing session!
Email :    sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   12/16/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Reminder: Our Annual Luncheon meeting is Tuesday 12/17/13 1pm at Henry's Restaurant, Broadway at 105th Street.

We are thrilled to announce donations previously noted have been supplemented By Sandy Burd and Roger Boxil. We are in excellent financial position to pursue our publishing project.

Do call us if you intend to attend our Luncheon: 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   12/16/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   I don’t know how many of you receive HD2 broadcasts, but you can catch it on the website listed below:

We're going to rebroadcast the Not Only Noel concert tomorrow (Tues) at Noon as part of our ongoing NoonTime Concert series. If you want to blas [Sorry, 255-character limit exceeded]
Email :   Sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   12/11/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are so happy to receive an additional extremely generous donation from Helen Sandy Burd to the Association, with a nice note to John, Dorrie & me for our work. Sandy, who runs the Good River Bed and Breakfast in Gustavus AK, was a student of HB, loyal RCNYer and initially developed this site!

Our Luncheon Meeting is Tuesday 12/17/13-1pm. Henry's restaurant, Broadway/105th Street, Manhattan. Do Come!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   11/27/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you John Hetland, Prof Emerita (NYU) Nancy Regalado, and John Lanza, for your generous donations to the Harold Brown publications project. We hope to meet all supporters and Board at Henry's Restaurant for lunch soon. Please contact me if you wish details and a copy of the agenda. Sig (212 740 4050)
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   11/18/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We have shared news 11/16 of our current publishing project with our eMail list of members and supporters. Do contact us if you have not received our appeal or desire clarification. We also will be scheduling an annual meeting soon. Do connect with us if you can participate. We will need creative minds and experienced organizers. Sig =212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   10/11/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Hi All, We are happy that a draft Publishing proposal has been forwarded to our first President (Prof) John Graziano at CUNY for his advice, and score item to Dr.Steven Rosenhaus (NYU) for editing. We hope to further share news via a Fall eNewsletter. Please advise if there have been any address changes.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   9/4/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   As we look forward to the New Year (5774) we are excited by the movement toward the publishing of our founder's oeuvre. We are meeting shortly with our first association president who will help guide the process through academia. We should know in a few weeks how we all can help. Contributions are always welcome for this and other projects.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   9/2/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are sorry to report the death, after long illness, of Karen Spencer, a supporter and sometimes participant in our plannings, dear wife and musical partner with her husband Alec Spencer, our Association accountant. Karen was a highly regarded Physical Therapist professionally, who early on trained in theatre and dance, and always participated in ensemble singing; indeed, she was, with Alec, organizer of the Festival Singers. This group of over a hundred experienced singers regularly programs and participates in major venues, and includes many of our colleagues and friends. An event in her honor will be planned. Messages at this time will be forwarded.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   9/2/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We note the late Ted Grudzinski's 2nd revised Ed. of "Musical Terms: An International Thesaurus" is advertised on p.63 of the Fall, 2013 EARLY MUSIC AMERICA. Nice ad! I wonder if WineQuest is also revised?
Email :   Sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   8/25/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments:   We were contacted by Florence Brinn, who sang with us in 1967-8! and later attended Music & Art, forming a little Renaissance Group. We connected her with Joel, who was then conducting. She is a musician, still, and lives in Florida. We hope to hear more from her soon.
Date :   July 13, 2013
Name :   Lucy Tauber Brysk
Comments :   Theodore George Grudzinski: February 22, 1934–July 13, 2013

Charlottesville, VA

Ted died this morning in Virginia. I was able to cradle him in my arms, as he had asked. His family was with him.

here is an eecummings poem that he once sent to me.

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings
Date :   July 6, 2013
Name :   lucy tauber brysk
Comments :   Ted Grudzinski was hospitalized on July 4th at Augusta Medical Center here in Staunton Virginia. His children and some of his grandchildren have now come down from New York to be here with him. His local friends have visited him.

Tomorrow he will be moved to hospice care at Augusta Nursing and Rehabilitation in Fishersville, VA.

I have been playing baroque music on Pandora for him in his hospital room—while he sleeps. When I told him we were listening to Boccherini he opened his eyes, gave me a disdainful look and said—"I know that." I have downloaded the Queens College 50th anniversary performance of his Requiescat setting and have played that for him. He gives a half smile as he listens.

lucy tauber brysk, ma, ccra
Date :   6/15/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Here is more interesting discussion of secular tunes in masses, as per Rick's query.
www.choralnet.org/view/267073#267121
Rob Wegman's Princeton site Renaissance Masses 1440-1520 explores/presents in midi the various cantus firmi.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   6/5/2013
Name :   Rick Arnest
Comments :   Can anyone point me in the direction of finding out the Lieder found in the Isaac Missa Carminum? Tx -Rick
Email :   rickarnest(at)musicunderconstruction.com
Date :   5/28/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Available Board members met Tuesday with an editor to discuss a publishing proposal for our founder's chamber music. We were joined by the eminent Louise Schulman- to get a professional view. Hoping within a few weeks to formulate a plan to present to the key stakeholders. Don't hesitate to submit your ideas.
Sig
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   5/14/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thinking to propose a Kickstarter Campaign to enable producing new digital parts/scores of some of Harold Brown's Chamber music. Several, after our successful record launch (Albany TROY 1352) asked for this. Most pressing could be the complete 1930 Quartet, and parts to 1932++, and viola parts to 1935 Quintet. Parts to 1931 W/W trio.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   4/23/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Congratulations to Ruth Horowitz and her son Robin for their new grandchild!
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   1 Apr 2013
Name :   Lucy Tauber Brysk
Comments :   Ted [Grudzinski] has made a remarkable recovery from a cascade of unfortunate medical issues and complications. He signed himself out of the rehab hospital this weekend—and went back to his home in Churchville. His family has been with him for Easter and they spent a glorious day in Staunton yesterday.

He still has a long way to go—but is strong-willed and determined. You can contact him now at home: tedgrudz@netzero.net or 540-885-1848.

I am now back on the west coast in San Diego and San Francisco—catching up with my work and my family—all of whom will be in the Bay Area this week for various personal and professional reasons. Happy Spring.

Lucy
lucy tauber brysk, ma, ccra
415-867-5829
Date :   3/24/13
Name :   Lucy
Comments :   Happy Passover—Ted update

Sunday evening
Augusta Medical Center
Fishersville, VA

There is a light snow falling today in Staunton. A late snow... March 24. Ted has been in the hospital since last Saturday. His eldest daughter Lisa came for the weekend—and picked some heather & daffodils from his garden. Just before the snows came. They are on his bed tray now.

He has had a rocky course this week. Cardiac issues, renal issues, sepsis.

Now they are trying to stabilize him in order to do a liver biopsy tomorrow...to see what else is going on. This weekend he has had a fair amount of pain, some delerium, somnolence and confusion.

The care here is excellent. He has a hospitalist, urologist, cardiologist (who looks just like Yo-Yo Ma...and went to Columbia...but claims not to be musical), nephrologist and oncologist.

We have been listening to Chopin, Bach and early music—and Jane Monheit (a new favorite)—on Pandora. Tonite he is too restless and uncomfortable for music.

I have brought into the hospital copies of his new, revised edition of A Musical Thesaurus & his Winequest: A Wine Dictionary. And pictures of him from back in the 50's—when we first met. To remind the staff, and me, and him—of the person he really is.

Thank you all for your calls and wishes.
Chag sameach.

lucy tauber brysk, ma, ccra
415-867-5829
Date :   3/19/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   From Lucy about Ted Grudzinsky:

Ted has been hospitalized with congestive heart failure. He is in Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, VA. 540-932-4000. I am taking a red-eye tonite from California to Virginia to be with him.
Lucy

lucy tauber brysk, ma, ccra
415-867-5829
Date :   3/1/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The Brown family archives yielded fascinating letters from HB's lessons with Mme. Boulanger 1930-1. Cleared up some Bearns Prize and NBC Sym.-Divertimento chronology. Also letters of recommendation – and reproach – from Istomin, Bernstein, Copland, Greenberg, Hanson, Barzun, et al. All the more imperative to produce new parts/scores. We shared the Tessera CD with several noted colleagues. Expect more on the comments file.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   1/31/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We have completed our 2012 Audit. Please message me if you wish a copy of our Fiscal statements. Donations always welcome! In lieu of membership dues, I am considering a proposal to support publishing projects as previously we supported the CD- by Kickstarter. The ALBANY TROY 1352 CD had generated interest in updated, re-edited parts & scores. Comments?
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   1/5/13
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are profoundly sad to report the death, in his home in Amsterdam, of our original RCNY member, distinguished baritone and musicologist Charles van Tassel.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   12/26/12
Name :   Larry Lerner
Comments :   I sang with Harold Brown and the R C of NY when at M&A. The date of the Carnegie Hall/Schneider/Chrismas Concert was 1955, not 54. Harold was not fired from his job at M&A as a result of the 55 xmas concert, as he was there when I graduated in June 1957. After the Carnegie concert the group ceased to be a school club, and went independent. We rehearsed Sat mornings at the old pink catholic chapel at NYU (on Wash Sq N). Harold had such a devoted following from his former students that Charlie Van Tassel and (I think) Dave Weisbrod came down from Hew Haven on Sat mornings.
Email :   larrymlerner(at)hotmail.com
Date :   12/24/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to our Board and visitors for a most enligthtening meeting and congenial luncheon 12/21/12 at Henry's. The fact that Alec, our accountant, and attorney guest Jean are both deeply involved in presenting music gives us great hopes! Their advice is priceless! Next happy step, preparing end-of-year statements to our many dear donors! Minutes and financials available upon request next month.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   12/20/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   www.renaissancechorus.org/memorybybob. Here is Bob's newly uploaded Memoir of his student years with Harold. Do listen to his (linked) YouTube singing. Beautiful!
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   12/7/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Please Attend (RSVP please) our annual lunch/meeting Thursday 12/20/12 at Henry's Restaurant 2745 Broadway, Manhattan, 2pm
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   11/27/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The Tessera Quartet will perform Harold Brown's 1932+ Quartet in Boston, along with a Ravel quartet and, with Roger Tapping, the Dvorak Quintet. Friday February 8th at 8 p.m., 31 Hemenway Street. The concert is free of charge.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net

Date :   11/5/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our first (Mark Lehman in American Record Guide 11&12/12 pp.109-110) Published Review= Learned and Positive.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   10/21/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   One idea from a very senior & experienced friend is to sponsor an annual concert and promote thoroughly. Do forward suggestions.
Email :   Sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   10/7/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   After our upcoming Financial Audit and subsequent Board meeting, we will consider how to reshape/update our organization to fit possible future roles. We are 4 Decades overdue! Do contact us if you have ideas, skills to share!
Sig 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   10/5/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Finished my part of describing the 9/23 Event. The trusty editors will make it magical. Eventually lots of pictures and sound files, maybe even videos?
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   9/27/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   So much news to report, will work on a new eNewsletter next week!
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   8/8/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081GLCL6/ref=olp_product_detailsie=UTF8&me=&seller=
This is a convenient purchase site for our founder's work.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   8/3/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We recommend this Forum!
www.renaissancechorus.org/CDcomments
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   7/25/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are officially a media company according to NARAS, so we were eligible to submit the Tessera Quartet performance (Albany TROY1352) Of our founder's works for GRAMMY registration. Hope for a Nomination from a NARAS member.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   7/16/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   celebrating my 77th by mailing Albany TROY1352 to: HB's Family, his remaining close colleagues, the former RCA officers & Conductors, Kickstarter beneficiaries, major Centennial supporters. Artists. As you receive yours, consider telling your colleagues -- and us -- your reactions. Use this forum or send us an email.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   7/7/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Continuing to distribute/mail CDs to our supporters and cognoscenti. Do message your reactions/concerns to me or this guestbook.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   6/24/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Attending the ACA Symphony Space 75th Ann. Event 6/23 allowed me to meet several of HB's colleagues, as well as several singing friends & neighbors. HB was an original 1938 founding member, and his scores were available through them. The performances were spectacular from the ISCM/league orch under Oliver Hagen. Composers represented were:Dorothy Rudd Moore, Elliot Schwartz, Miriam Gideon, Ben Weber, & George Edwards. more at:
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   6/20/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Happy Solstice all! Got our big CD shipment from ALBANY Records! Two big boxes! Remember to RSVP the 9/23 CD Launch Party! 212 740 4050
Email :   Sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   6/18/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Do stay tuned to details for our 9/23 Launch Party! We are thinking the performances will start after 3pm, but as we have many friends will also party through the early evening!
Date :   6/15/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Happy to report receiving our first 50 CDs! Now to learn how to be a shipping clerk!
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Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   5/25/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ruth for a donation of 20 CDs! Congratulations on an upcoming Simcha, and for a speedy recovery.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   5/22/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to David Horowitz, Chelanne Brown, and the Rosens, we now have new resources to order as many as 272 additional copies for our members -of ALBANY TROY 1352: Harold's String Music! Do contribute in any amount to order these as gifts for friends! Also consider supporting and attending our 9/23/12 Launch Concert/Party.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   5/3/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The Tessera Quartet Launch Concert of the Harold Brown String music will be held at Hudson View Garden Lounge, 128 Pinehurst Ave, NYC on Sunday September 23, 2012. Time and repertoire not finalized- stay tuned! You may order after June 1. If you wish to attend, email me or call 212 740 4050.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   4/14/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   www.kickstarter.com/projects/1584958099/harold-browns-string-chamber-music-recording
Above is our successful kickstarter site where supporters are listed. You may join by contributing directly to the Renaissance Chorus Association. Call 212-740-4050 for details.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   4/14/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Update #21: A Release Date! ALBANY TROY1352 For backers only, Posted about 23 hours ago:

Dear Kickstarter supporters, Susan Bush of Albany Records indicates the Recording should be available as of June 1, 2012.

Thank You All!

If you had not one
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   4/11/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Susan Bush of ALBANY Records reports our Harold Brown record will be issued as of 6/1/12. Do place your orders with us so we know how many to order for our friends.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   3/27/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   The Board and Artists are reviewing the beautiful graphics, design and text of ALBANY TROY 1352. Dr. Joshua Mailman is our point person for this review. Congratulations to Susan Bush and her staff for a stunning design! The Brownian mode is highlighted.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   3/23/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks are due to recent contributions to the association by John Hetland and the Rosens; They are equivalent to the purchase for us of 50 HB CDs! (ALBANY TROY 1352) Please join them and reserve YOUR copies!
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   3/19/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are bowled over by the completed CD of HB's music. The music of course, but Tessera's polished and passionate interpretation-- so technically and conceptually right! We must ensure that all the appropriate reviewers: Fanfare, Notes, Gramaphone, and any favorites you can name, have this to hear. Please Donate so we can have the ability to send them.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   3/2/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We will prepare a full eNewsletter soon. The ALBANY HB record will carry the catalog # TROY 1352. The Louis Lantz obituary is linked to his Chorus people entry. Condolences can be sent to the Funeral Home or to Judy Lantz and family, 317 Susquehanna Avenue, Lock Haven, PA 17745. His memory is a blessing.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   2/28/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are sorry to report the passing 2/12/12 of longtime Renaissance Chorus supporter and friend Sheila Walker. She leaves a sister-in-law Jane Walker in VA. Memories are welcomed, as a memorial will be planned.

  On 2/25/12 we lost Louis J. Lantz, student of HB at Mansfield and valued friend and contributer to the chorus, HB's legacy and this site--see Memories: Harold in Hinterland and the Obituary linked here.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   2/21/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Pleased to Report The Harold Brown Editing has been completed today, and the files Mastered and sent to ALBANY Records for production and manufacture. The scholarly analytical notes by Dr. Mailman were transferred last week to ALBANY. We shall post them at this site shortly.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   2/12/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Healing thoughts: Our regards are for the recovery of Louis Lantz in Lock Haven Pa. Contact us if you desire contact info.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   2/7/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are happy to acknowledge recent donations by Chelanne Brown, John Hetland, Marsie Scharlatt, Bob La Blanc, Molly Liu, and Lloyd Kropp! Alec Spencer closed our 2011 books but we will still need some significant editing/marketing funds to complete the recording project. Will have more info within a few weeks. Current reports sent upon request.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   12/11/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Heard From Marc Aubort, who returning from Europe, resumes the editing of the HB works. He & Cordelia Paw are scheduling the edits.

Please continue to support this project!
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   11/8/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Lowell, A trained baritone, but not with our chorus, is a personal acquaintance who sang Apollo in our Orfeo.
Email :   sigrosen[AT]earthlink.net
Date :   11/4/2011
Comments :   Was Lowell Accola teacher or student? Is there a photo of him?
Date :   11/1/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to our Board & friends for a pleasant meeting. Our status was described and project updated. Harold was toasted- and Eliane recalled her her first contact with him and subsequent role.
     Please help us in our final funding needs.
Email :   sigrosen@earthlink.net
Date :   10/14/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Starting another portal of communication with alumni & fans: A FACEBOOK Page: Renaissance Chorus Association, Inc.
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   10/12/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Please contact us about our eNewsletter. submissions are always welcome about your projects and interests.
     Do plan to attend our Monday 10/31/11 dinner/meeting at Kismat Restaurant, Ft Washington Ave at 187th st. across from the M4 stop. Will update on projects and toast HB. Contact us if you can come and wish an agenda.
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   9/27
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Visited Marc Aubort, who while limited is up & around. He showed us his vast files of great performances, some not commercially released. He will be getting the edits from Tessera shortly. Cordelia & Ed will have the materials for ALBANY within the month. They really need them by Feb. 2012 for the release, but we expect to have submitted them well before then. We hope all RCNY will consider supporting the final phase: Purchasing the artist rate CDs, and a great launch Event!
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   9/12/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Glad to report Marc Aubort is up & around, we plan to visit later next week, and will obtain his future plans & recommendations for the project. We will then plan a board meeting to update all and propose a resumption/funding for the final production phase. +More clarity about a launch date.
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   8/12
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Spoke briefly with Marc Aubort, currently at Norwalk hospital after sustaining massive bruising, a hairline fracture, after a headlong stairway fall at a family residence. He is quite uncomfortable, but anxious to resume work- which we strongly cautioned. This of course came soon after the loss of his wife Esther.
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   7/8/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Picked up the 5/11 HB Sessions Edit masters from Marc Aubort to distribute to the Tessera team for comment. A session early this fall will give the OK for ALBANY to proceed to production or to pick alternate edits, etc. An exciting project!
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   6/16/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Happy to connect with Rev. Bob Mitchell, who shared fascinating new stories of his student days at Mansfield under Harold! He later had an important operatic career, and look forward to his next book!
Email :   sigrosen{AT}earthlink.net
Date :   6/1/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to David Horowitz, nephew of HB and staunch supporter of this project, for a most generous donation.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/26/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Our recording sessions are complete. The precision and spirit of the artists are breathtaking. All are inspired by Harold's music. There are a total of 118 takes to edit, choose from and assemble. We feel so serene that Marc- a master producer-engineer is in charge. The post-production process will take a month starting in mid June. I will have updates on kickstarter & Facebook.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/18/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Roger Blanc for your donation. See you at Juilliard.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/17/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We thank Charles & Martha Matteo for their generous donation. Looking forward to meeting them and our other supporters.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/11/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Our heartfelt thanks to the trustees of the Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation for their extraordinary grant to the Harold Brown project. Special thanks to Michael Insel and John Hetland!
     KickStarter/Amazon also is in the process of transferring donations from 61 pledges to our account!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/10/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Our gratitude to composer/novelist {Greencastle, 100 times to China} Lloyd Kropp for his wonderful call/letter & donation! Hope he visits!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/7/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Direct donations continue. Thanks to Ruth Helfrich, HB's friend & early music pioneer Paul Ehrlich, and HB students & Renaissance Chorus officers Rowena & Hugh Rosenbaum.
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   5/3/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks To Thomas Foster for his kind words & donation.
Email :   sigrosen(at}earthlink.net
Date :   5/1/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We are grateful to Nancy Owens, RLA, for her generous check! Family & colleagues are truly the backbone of this drive!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   4/29/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to our friends Molly & Rory Liu, and cousins Drs Barbara & Mel Haber for their generous donations!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   4/25/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We again thank those who continue to directly support our project in response to our mailings. Thank you Nora Klein & Bruce Rosenblatt!
Email :   sigrosen(at}earthlink.net
Date :   4/24/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thank you- All 55-kickstarter Backers who secured this project! We will eventually acknowledge all. The Honor to put us over $2,500 goes to Lucy Dames, a staunch friend of Harold & Noah Greenberg from the 40s whom many met at the centennial.
Email :   sigrosen(at}earthlink.net
Date :   4/23/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   In addition to Kickstarter Pledges, several friends have kindly given generously by check. We thank Roger Boxil, Marge Naughton, and Zeev Zamir!
Email :   sigrosen(at)earthlink.net
Date :   4/21/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   As we push close to 80% of our post production needs on KickStarter- time to start thinking about our record release Concert! TWO WEEKS TO FUNDING, FOUR WEEKS TO RECORDING!
Email :   sigrosen(at}earthlink.net
Date :   4/17/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Elizabeth Stone. Donations in her honor toward a LIZ Stone park bench in Riverside will be accepted. Daniel will be providing details.
Date :   4/8/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ed Klorman for permitting us to use excerpts of Harold's beautiful string music which will be studio recorded in May for Albany Records!- They are on this site: Music page! Backers still needed!
Date :   3/28
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Listening to the 5/5/75 rehearsal of the Fayrfax. The Performance was of course mostly better- but it is great to hear Harold's voice! Let us know if you are interested in hearing same.
Date :   3/11/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ruth for sending great pictures of a youthful Harold, along with Aaron Copland. Welcome back to our circle: Alan Ravage!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   March 9, 2011
Name :   Marsie Scharlatt
Comments :   In my joy at finding this tribute to Harold Brown and the Renaissance chorus I left out my name in the entry I made yesterday. In 1965, when I sang with the Chorus, I was a young mother with 3 small children at home. I had been a student in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. A pianist, I returned to New York, married, and studied chamber music at the New School taught by members of the Budapest String Quartet. I believe that's where I met Harold Brown who asked me to audition for the Chorus. I was a good sight reader and I was so happy that Harold gave me the opportunity to sing with the group. He was an inspiring musician and a fine human being.
Date :   March 8, 2011
Name :   [Marsie Scharlatt]
Comments :   I was in the soprano section and sang with the Chorus at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1965. I also remember a concert at St. John the Divine that year but it isn't listed here. Does anyone remember it? My father-in-law Morris Scharlatt sang in the bass section in 1966. I think we are both on one of the recordings but I'm not sure. Does anyone remember me or Morris?
Date :   2/28/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We are working on the kickStarter funding portal to raise needed funds to complete the Harold Brown CD recording. Do not hesitate to support us however convenient to you.
  Thanks to Alec Spencer who prepared our 2010 Tax submissions. We will sign and mail them on 3/2/11.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/16/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We are grateful to Harold's Family for their essential support for the ALBANY Records recording Project. We Invite each & every student and Chorister of Harold to contribute and thereby reserve a copy of the production.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/2/11
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are saddened to learn of the death of the founder of Amor Artis– a great force for great music, and a beloved artist and man: Johannes Somary. A Memorial will be held.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/31/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Lyssa & John Blair for sending our historic recordings and to John Hetland for uploading at the music page. Listen often!
Our 2010 financials were completed by Alec- Thank you!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/19/11
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Happy Birthday Dorrie! Alec Completed our 2010 Financials, Filing soon. EXPECT FUNDRAISING Messages. AVOID the RUSH! Check or Paypal.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/30/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to the always supportive Jane Furth and August Matzdorf for their generosity! The Recording project is just a little closer.
Email :   sigrosen[At]earthlink.net
Date :   12/18/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Linda (Fischer) Monssen for her gift to the Association.
Email :   siGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   12/17/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thank you to our tremendous corresponding secretary Ruth Horowitz who generously initiated our FundRaising for the first-ever commercially available recording OF HB's beautiful string music. Thank You!
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   12/13/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Lyssa Brown Blair, HB's daughter, reports finding chorus R to R recordings from 1965-75, which will be digitized. Some may be originals, some of rehearsals. Anxious to hear us then.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   12/13/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Condolences to David Kuperman on the passing of his father: Dr.Henry Kuperman (1914-2010). Funeral/Shiva details not yet announced.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   11/1/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to John, Andras, David, Dorrie, Theo & Rich who met for Lunch to reminisce, toast Harold's 101St BD and share our thoughts for 2011. Ruth will be distributing our plans soon. Call 212 740 4050 for details.
Email :   siGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   10/21/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Linda Monssen for her generous donation. We will have more information as to our HB recording project, and funding needs at the 10/31/10 Kismat Rest. Luncheon. Keep tuned.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   10/19/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   At Monday meeting we presented our status and proposed two projects. We are happy to welcome Andras Vig to our Board.
Email :   sIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   9/22/2010
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Starting to plan for the Harold Brown Studio Recording.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   9/15/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   All now know that we lost Rae Anderson, see details linked to chorus people.
     We are scheduling our annual meeting for Mon.10/18/10 7pm. It will be at Dorrie/Sig Rosens. Call for details,Agenda: 212 740 4050. Volunteer for Recd sec/VP needed.
Email :   siGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   9/6/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   RAE ANDERSON Please convey any information
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   9/2/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Looking forward to posting all the concerts of Polyhymnia, TENET, and our HVG-PAG Concert series. We have Polyhymnia linked, TENET is : and I will start a site for HVG.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   8/17/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Looking forward to meeting composer Douglas Townsend at lunch tomorrow. Douglas was a friend & colleague of Noah & HB & sang with them in the 40s.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   8/7/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We will know more about the ALBANY Records production schedule in September when/if we secure the recording venue, and can then share the projected budget. Contact us if the HB project is of interest, and you wish to contribute.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   7/27/2010
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Notice of proposed Board Meeting. We, noting the resignation of Alec Spencer, are anxious for an Alumni volunteer to help develop programming and future events. The main functional title/role will be Recording secretary; Alec offers to work at the books. Meeting date/venue TBA.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/27/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Connected via FB with composer Douglas Townsend, a former associate of Noah & HB in the 40s.
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   7/18
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to any/all Renaissance Chorus alums, Renaissance Street Singers and Polyhymniacs who participated in our BD bash/musicale!
Email :   SIGROSEN[AT]EARTHLINK.NET
Date :   7/2/10, updated 7/3
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   OUR 7/17 ORFEO CAST:
JOLLE GREENLEAF La Musica
ALEC SPENCER Pastore I & Spirit Chorus
DARRELL LAUER Orfeo & coach
JOHANNA BRONK Euridice
MARGO GRIB La Messaggera & violin
LOU CALVANO Pastore II & Spirito I & Spirit Chorus
ROB HOLLANDER Pastore III & Spirito II, III & Chorus
BETSY THORNE Speranza
MARTIN MORELL Caronte & Diction consultant
JENNIFER HOYER Proserpina
PETER WALKER Plutone & Spirit Chorus
LOWELL ACCOLA Apollo
Eco Chorus prep: Marge Naughton,
Conductor: John-Mark Rozendaal
PLAYERS: David Wallace/Josh Mailman/Laura Liben/Michael Rosenberg/Holly Mentzer/Jim Miller/Ravi Rajan/Paul Geidel/Hank Heijink/Charles Ramsey/David Frost/Barbara Benary/Ron Evans
CHORUS: YOU!
Changes are possible as we get closer. Call 212 740 4050 to reserve a chorus score.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/18/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   We are grateful to ALBANY Records for successfully submitting the Copland Fund Grant,and not surprised, considering 1. the Quality Of HB's music, 2.the Terrific Tessera performances, 3.John's great demo. We will confirm the additional funds needed and inform our Alumni & HB's students, so they may complete this project: The FIRST commercial recording of Harold's work!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/13/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Was Lucky to hear Chelsea Opera's Figaro. Saturday. A tight chamber chorus to do Mozart's polyphony with pitch, clarity, no vibrato. A dozen great instruments did it all! -Thanks Lee[Compton from CSS]!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/4/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Lois Schenck for her plan to host the next official RC reunion in the Balt/DC area. Please contact her with your ideas/schedule. Plans will be posted at this site and on the Newsletter.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/4/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks To Ella Gregory, Lou Lantz, Philip Corner,Dorothy Schwartzberg,& Ruth[newsletter editor extraordinare]for your support- your Centennial packets are underway. Thanks to John Hetland for making everything work!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/1/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Hope some will make it to Trinity Church Bway/Wall to a wonderful benefit concert Weds 6/2-7:30 on behalf of tenor John Young, battling cancer. Info at several sites including TENET
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/25/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Louis Lantz and Virginia (Schuler) Schulman for your support, your Centennial packets will be processed/sent shortly.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/19/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Steve Bonime & Music Divine for presenting Josquin M. De Beata Virgine. We would like to sing some of this ourselves. Interesting ficta. Need to hear it again.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/14/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Looking forward to the visits of Ted Grudzinski & Lucy Tauber Brysk from Virginia & California respectively. They will be attending Music Divine Sat, and will try to sit in with the Friday group tonight. Ted had sent us, for reading, his Oscar Wilde Requiescat, which had been performed at Queens College Vocal ensemble, which he founded. All are welcome, call 212 518 8577 for details.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/12/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ruth for her relevant, clear and timely Newsletter work- A great way to share our activities and concerns. Do send stories.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/8/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   congratulations to Polyhymnia for achieving a suppleness of phrasing & blend not usually heard.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   4/23/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   TENET performed Poulenc & Gombert expertly at St Iggy. They used some of John Hetland's editions and thanked us for sharing, So Thanks again, John!
  For our calenders: Our V-P Alec Spencer & Karen will hold their Anniversary open sing at HVG Friday 6/4/10 7:45. Come sing Faure requiem.
  Contact me [RSVP] for my Sat, 7/17/10 Birthday- Musicale at HVG.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   4/18/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Kudos to Doug Keilitz and his St Iggy Singers for their tremendous efforts 4/17 to present the intense Brumel M.Beata Virgine, and the more familiar Josquin setting. Each so different and amazing. Must look at more Brumel with the Friday group!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   April 13, 2010
Name :   Chris Whent
Comments :   Susanna Tanger can find the details at:
http://www.hoasm.org/HOASMPlayLists.html
Email :   mail(at)hoasm.org
Website URL: :   www.hoasm.org
Date :   4-11-2010
Name :   Susanna Tanger
Comments :   thanks to Cris Whent for his wonderful contribution. I cannot find the listing for the scarlatti oratorio played just before the flute with basso continuo this morning.
Date :   2/27/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ralph Buxton of Notre Dame Choir Editions for sharing his beautifully edited Richafort Requiem- composed in honor of Josquin. We hope the Friday group will get to read it soon.
     For those who will be available, it will be heard on 3/13/10 sung by the fine Young New Yorkers Chorus.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   February 8, 2010
Name :   Virginia Schuler Schulman, alto forever
Comments :   I need to join in the thanks to all who made this wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime reunion possible. The whole weekend will continue to have a special place in my heart as long as I have consciousness.
Date :   Feb 7, 2010
Name :   Cara (Carol) McMillan
Comments :   Congrats on the Centennial. I wish that I could have been there and seen old friends. So glad that it went well and that there might be another event someday. I'll sure try to come! It would have been much more meaningful to me than the 40th high school reunion that I attended in 2008: during my teens, my friends were in the Renaissance Chorus, not in my high school.
    Thanks for keeping me on the mailing list and sending out postings. I really appreciate all the efforts you folks have made, in keeping Renaissance music and Harold Brown's memory alive. Both the music and the friendships formed around the singing have made a difference in so many people's lives.
Date :   2/7/10
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Bryce Jerlow, who from Los Angeles sent a most welcome donation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/5/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Board meeting held, Financial report presented 2/2. Discussion of possible events.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Feb 2, 2010
Comments :   Nice to listen to you!
Website URL :   digg.com/users/renagel
Date :   1/27/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Flanders/Stone/Rumore for sharing Harold's WW trio with us! Meanwhile We will have a joint musicale [all genres] for my 7/17: 75th birthday [RSVP] We love parties!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Jan 24, 2010
Name :   Dorothy Kohn Schwartzberg
Comments :   The Centennial continues to be a life pinnacle, - feeling, heart, mind body and spirit. It was so good to celebrate the life of Harold Brown, such an influence on all of us and to hear his music which was quite new to me. Thank you again for putting it together!!
Date :   1/4/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   I regret that Danielle Woerner and her husband Claude were in their truck-rolled- over in Maine during the storm. THankfully they walked away!- she welcomes text messages.{It was her birthday!]
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/2/10
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   RCA Board meeting rescheduled for 1/26-6:30 Financials/Updates. Meanwhile send requests for CDs so we know the demand. Greet Rowena & Hugh at the Friday Night Group sing at the Udells 1/8-8pm call/email for details.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   12/29/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Welcome to Barbara Pines, visiting for a few days with her daughter, from Munich. Mailing out our 2009 letters and Centennial CDs to our major supporters. Thank You For A Banner Year!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   12/20/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Check our New Music Connoisseur banner listing under choral groups. Linked also under composer archival. basically irrelevant to you since you're already at the website-but?
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   12/18/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Dear All, After we get out our official letters and financial reports, we will get out the recordings & scores people request.There also will be a meeting and future recording & concert updates.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   12 december 2009
Name :   Maricel Usano
Comments :   Hi, Sig, Are the two concert recordings from Marc Aubort & Craig Slon that you mention those of the Memorial concerts? If so, if you've made copies, I'd like to buy them. Please let me know via Facebook. Hope you all had a very nice Hanukkah!
Email :   maricelusano(at)hotmail.com
Date :   December 11, 2009 [in www.streetsingers.org]
Name :   Janet Rosenthal Dephoure
Comments :   Hello Joel, Maricel, Charles Van Tassel & anyone else from the old days of Renaissance Chorus. I sang with the chorus around 1958,59 and/or 60 when Harold Brown was conductor and Joel Meltz assistant. I was best friends with Laurie Israel at Sarah Lawrence.
If you read this Joel & others please contact me:
Janet Rosenthal Dephoure
31 Columbus St.
Lexington, MA 02421
Email :   janetd4(at)rcn.com
Date :   12/7/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   GOOD HEARING FROM RAE ANDERSON! She is living in the Cotwolds area of England, currently visiting in France. Call us if you would like contact info. Seems to have fled SF.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   December 4, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   For a Centennial Celebration page, we'd like your descriptive words and/or photos and videos. It was a delightful three days, greatly enjoyed by many. Ruth
Email :   mountainruth(at)gmail.com
Date :   11/29/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Congratulations are due to John Bradley and Polyhymnia for their fine Concert and expanded audience at St. Ignatius on 11/14/09. The reception was very nice! Also looking forward to TENET's first concert there 12/11/09.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   11/17/2009
Name :   Cheryl Helm
Comments :   The Centennial was wonderful. Thank you for allowing so many of us to participate. If there is a recording available of Sunday's concert, I would love to buy one. Thanks again for a wonderful event!
Email :   c_helm(at)yahoo.com
Date :   11/13/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Just Recieved the two concert recordings from Marc Aubort & Craig Slon. Also listening to the Open Sing recording by John. Some surprising youthful sounds retained over a 50 year hiatus!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   11/13/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our violist extraodinaire Ed Klorman performs Brahms op.120 #2/L.Lieberman at Paul Hall [free] Sat. 11/21 6pm; Tessera will perform Sun 12/13 at Tishman [New School] -2pm [17.50]
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Nov. 8, 2009
Name :   Klaus Grunewald
Comments :   Dear John Hetland: I thought you would be interested to know that I as well recorded most of the singing. I do not plan to go into competition with you if for no other reason than I am sure it will take me a very long time to do the necessary transfers. I used what is called a digital voice recorder, (which I have a had a while, but have not used much in this way), about half the size of an ipod, though twice as thick. I listened to it with ear phones on the way home and was quite surprised with the quality of the recording, given the little device it was recorded on.
    It was a great weekend! Best wishes, Klaus
Email :   kgrunewald(at)kc.rr.com
Date :   11/7/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks again to Rich & Rita Udell for your dinner & other contributions - musical & otherwise.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   11/6/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Nelly & Cesar Vuksic for your kind words and donation. An Amazing weekend. We will shortly acknowlege all, and report on our activities, once we catch our breath!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Novemer 5, 2009
Name :   Susan Goldberg
Comments :   Thank you all for a wonderful weekend of music and memories. It was especially a thrill to sing the Buscaya Kyrie and to hear the wonderful Credo Sine Nomine again. Laurie would have loved it and it was great to be able to bring her son Gabe to the Sunday concert. Does anyone remember Dorothy Brodkin? She died 19 years ago, but she definitely would have been there last weekend too.
Email :   Susan17goldberg(at)yahoo.com
Date :   Nov 1, 2009
Name :   John Hetland
Comments :   I recorded Friday's Open Sing and will be happy to send you a CD of the singing for a suggested reimbursement of two dollars. It's only the music, no talking, no applause, no false starts. I was just barely able to cram it all onto one CD. Just send me an email.
Email :   JHetland(at)nyc.rr.com
website URL :   www.streetsingers.org
Date :   10/29/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Rita & Rich Udell are coming to our Dinner at Dean's, as will Aviva Zuchman Pinsky & Gabriel Pinsky from Philadelphia.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/26/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   We are happy to thank John Blair and Lyssa and the family for the 100 reissued Renaissance Chorus CDs--from 5 LPs--A beautiful professional labor of love! We think we must limit for now to one set apiece. Will we be able to take and place orders? The packaging is as the LP -- I will make copies of the notes.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/26/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Lorry (Lorber) Gribaa for your Dinner reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/25/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Charlotte Nugent for your dinner reservations!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/23/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Marie N for the donation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/21/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to George Spontak for the dinner reservation!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/18/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   HOSPITALITY CLUB- An attendant found a unique international organization for travelers needing accomodations. I urge you consider this! (www.hospitalityclub.org)
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Oct 15, 2009
Name :   Eriko Aoyama-Pabel
Comments :   I am pregnant and am expecting our first child in a few weeks. The due date is November 2, so I won't be able to come to your weekend festival in New York. I wish you and all the organizers and participants much joy and a wonderful celebration. I'm really thrilled, that I can take a tiny little part in the event from halfway across the globe. Thank you for getting in contact with me. Heartfelt greetings to all of you and all the very best!
Date :   10/14/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Isabel Allan for your friend's dinner reservation, and Dan & Marcia Molter for yours - enjoy your commute from Tucson!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Oct. 13, 2009
Name :   Joseph Pehrson
Comments :   OK... so I'm really looking forward to this feastival! JP
Website :   www.composersconcordance.org
Date :   October 8, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   The names of former choristers still not located can be found on the Chorus People link, top of the page, the missing contacts link. If you have any information about anyone, please contact us. Time is of the essence! Ruth
[Or click here: Missing Contacts]
Email :   mountainruth@gmail.com
Date :   10/7/09
Name :   sig Rosen
Comments :   temporary HVG apartment available for 3 days at $100 per night and $75 for each additional night 10/26-28. Place can sleep 3 +25ea for 4 or 5. This Goes Fast- call me asap if interested. 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/7/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank You Jerry & Eva [Mertha] Foreman for your dinner reservations and support!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/4/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Evelyn Simon for your ongoing artistry & generosity, and To Eliane Reinhold and Mary Calder Rower for your reservations and support.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/2/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks To Joel Meltz for his dinner reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   10/1/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Anita Herron for her Dinner Reservation and Concert Contribution.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/30/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Jennifer Quinn & Isabel Altschuler Allen for your dinner reservations!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/30/09
Name :   Leila Krim (Greenberger)
Comments :   How wonderful that someone knew how to get in touch with me. I've been singing professionally since M&A but, unfortunatly, not my first love, Renaissance music. I can be reached at (516) 431-9712. Would love to see all of my M&A classmates and singers but will be in Florida Halloween weekend. Would love to sing Renaisance music again. Please call me or write. I was in class of 55 at M&A with John Graziano, Rowena
Email :   lkrim(at)msssv.com
Date :   9/29/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Jane F for the donation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/27/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Just noting yesterday was the 30th anniversary of Harold Brown's death.
Thanks to John H. for his additional donation, and to Judith Sussoltz for the dinner reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/27/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Holly Weiss for her dinner reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/24/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comments :   Welcome to our events a dear friend to Harold: Lucille Dames, whose story is mentioned in the James Gollin Noah Greenberg biography.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Sept. 22, 2009
Name :   Nancy Bronstein
Comments :   Hi to all: somehow, you found me out here in Oakland, CA. Nice to see all these notes from our distant past, and to think of those days. I wish I could come to celebrate Harold's 100th bday, but I won't be able to. Please keep me posted and send regards to Sig Rosen.
Date :   9/19/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Mimi Segal Daitz for her dinner and all event reservations!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/18/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Linda Monssen for your dinner reservation.
Email (if you want it displayed) :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/18/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks To Bill & Carolyn W for your donation and Employer matching grant application!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Your website URL :   
Date :   9/17/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Gabrielle Varro, Catharine Berger and Charles Van Tassel for your reunion dinner reservations! Thanks to John & Roberta Graziano for Yours.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/14/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Welcome aboard Klaus Grunewald- see you at the dinner!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/12/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Kramden Enterprises/Crush Management for your most generous donation to the Harold Brown Memorial/Centennial!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/12/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Kathryn Kirshner (sister of Virginia Schuler) for your dinner Reservation and also donation for 2 events!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/10/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ben H (Harold's grand nephew) for your most generous donation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/8/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thank you Chelan Brown for your family reservations for SIX [6!] to the Centennial Dinner! Harold would be so proud. Have a great trip from Spokane & Walla-Walla.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/8/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Robert K for his donation
Email :   Sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Sept 5, 2009
Name :   Sig Rosen 212 740 4050
Comments :   Dear Harold Brown Centennial Participants and Visitors, As a result of several inquiries, Inexpensive accommodations very close to our venues have been located. They may be shared or congregate, but are very nice, and welcome a diverse international group. We shall continue to forward such leads as they are offered. Good luck!
[Click here for hostels in New York.]
Date :   9/5/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Sincere Thanks to David H for his generous donation, Thanks also to former president David Weisbrod for his reunion meal reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5 September 2009
Name :   Maricel Usano
Comments :   I'm practically sure I'll be attending HB's Memorial, but need to find reasonable lodging. Do any of you know about a room or apartment with shower (not bathtub) and elevator I could rent for about a week? Since I can only walk short distances, it should be very close to the Memorial activities, or easily accessible by bus. Please advise ASAP.
Email :   maricelusano(at)hotmail.com
Date :   9/4/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Bruce Rickenbacker for the Dean's RCNY reunion dinner reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   9/2/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Jon & Fran Miller for your Dean's reunion dinner Reservations. Thanks to Dave W. for the Centennial contribution.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   8/28/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Susan K for your donation. Hope to be with you at all our events.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   August 27, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   Looking for someone creative, passionate with time on hand to help find past choristers - a social networker on the internet. Job is challenging, fun, rewarding.
Email :   mountainruth(at)gmail.com
Date :   8/25/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   I regret to convey the delayed news of the demise, in 2006, of a wonderful man and singer: Louis Flaim. Louis can be heard intoning the incipit in Harold's 1975 Fayrfax Missa tecum principium. Louis, a strikingly tall man and true bass, was devoted to the choral traditions of his ancestral Northern Italian forbearers and graced several fine choirs, including Cerddorian and that of Notre Dame [shrine].
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   8/22/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Sandy Burd for the 10/31/09 meal reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   8/21/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Jeannette G. J. for your donation from Hawaii- Thanks for remembering that final visit with Harold.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   19 Aug 2009
Name :   Lucy Tauber Brysk
Comments :   Sig:
Ted [Grudzinski] is currently in Augusta Medical Center Rehabilitation Rm 2 78 Medical Center Drive Fisherville Va 22939 Phone 540-332-5002. He is recovering nicely from the stroke he sufferered earlier this month at home in the Shendoah Valley--primarily affecting his speech at this point. He would love to have phone calls & notes. I suggest if people call that they introduce themselves & remind him of their connection. He understands & remembers everything...but still has some frustrations & difficulties with word-finding & articulation. His goal in Speech, Physical & Occupational Therapy is to be whole & well & singing at the Ren Chorus reunion in the fall. He even asked me to tell his therapists & family the date to mark on his calendar! Please spread the word. Thanks. Lucy
Date :   Augst 19, 2009
Name :   Carol Blumenthal Ochs
Comments :   Michael Ochs and I (Carol Blumenthal) are definitely coming--you had it listed as just him coming. Also just read The Annotated Nose by Marc Estrin and would love to discuss it with him.
Email :   cochs(at)earthlink.net
Date :   8/19
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Elizabeth Stone for your meal reservation at Deans- looking forward to a great time.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   8/17/2009
Name :   Jeannette Johnson
Comments :   Aloha from Hawaii - Sorry we won't be in town, but have just sent you a check. I have memories of our going to Harold's home on Long Island to sing for him shortly before he left NY to return to Washington. Know it'll be a lovely celebration. Love to you all, special hug for John.
Date :   8/17/2009
Name :   Nora Avins Klein
Comments :   I hope you all have a wonderful time!
Date :   8/17
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Calman L for his donation
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   August 15, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   Allen Kerew and Kathryn Kirshner (Virginia Schulman's sister) are coming to the reunion.
Date :   8/12/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Our Emily White will be issuing her long awaited Karol Szymanowski collection. She states his piano work is as impressive as his violin work. Keep posted.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   August 6, 2009
Name :   Lucy Tauber Brysk
Comments :   I have sad news to report. Ted Grudzinski suffered a stroke at his home in Churchville VA yesterday and is currently hospitalized in Augusta Medical Center/78 Medical Center Drive/Fishersville VA 22939 Rm, 234. He has a phone by his bed—but is experiencing a great deal of difficulty talking. However, I know that he would appreciate cards and letters from any of his Renaissance friends. Lucy
Date :   8/4/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks to Ruth H & Yasoma C for your meal reservations! Keep them coming!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/31/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks now to Styra A & Dorothy S for their meal reservations!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   Jul 31, 2009
Name :   emile ellberger
Comments :   Hi Ruth,
I remember well the 1961 concert in which I participated- have the flyer in my scrap book. I appreciated the Renaissance chorus and H. B. and was grateful to him for the trust that he had in my playing capacities (I was a mere 20 at the time). Regretfully I will not be able to be at your celebrations as I live in Geneva, Switzerland (since 1973). Keep me informed nevertheless, and should you be in my corner of the world it would be a pleasure to meet you.
Best wishes for a successful celebration.
Emile
Date :   July 30, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   We've heard from Elizabeth Stone, Sandy Burd, Lois Buxbaum Schenck and Eliane Reinhold; they will all be in NYC in October to celebrate Harold's life. Let us know if you're planning to come too.
Email :   mountainruth(at)gmail.com
Date :   7/28/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Styra A for the reunion meal reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/28/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks Michael O for the reservation & donation!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   July 28, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   Neil Salzman will be at the reunion and so will Yasoma Challenor, Ellen Skorneck Isler, Jennifer Quinn and Charles van Tassel who'll be coming with Rowena Stapelfeldt Rosenbaum and Gabrielle Varro all the way from Europe. Will you be there too?
Email :   mountainruth(at)gmail.com
Date :   July 27, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comments :   Greetings! Sig, Ruth and John will be at the reunion. Also, Ray Rosenstock, Virginia Schuler, David Kuperman and Dorothy Kohn Schwartzberg. Will you be there too? Get in touch.
Email :   mountainruth(at)gmail.com
Date :   7/22/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Dear Virginia S, Thanks for your reunion meal reservation. Sig
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/22/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Laurie Sucher's memorial in Chicago at two venues consisted of many encomiums, music [we sang Rossi & Josquin], many folk and religious settings, a service, Art showing/reception and a diverse hootenanny. Her family, as was she, is exceptional. 150+ attended.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/21/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   Thanks RR for your donation and reservation.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/19/09
Name :   Dorothy Kohn Schwartzberg
Comments :   I am coming to the reunion!! at last, finally I have time to focus on this event. I still sing and play (the recorder), practice every week, and definitely would like to participate wherever possible. I sight read and sing music very well, AND still have my copies of the music we sang!! DesPres, Ockeghem, Hassler, Brown etc. I left the chorus around 1968-9 to have my daughter Sonia - whose infant self I brought to a rehearsal at Columbia. Anyone remember that?
Email :   relaxsystems(at)earthlink.net
Date :   7/11/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comments :   It's time to get the number of 10/31 concertgoers so we can reserve a nice reunion spot with food/drinks. Got a nearby place in mind- the sooner we hear from you -the better deal for all. Please contact me as soon as possible!
Sig 212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Your website URL :   www.renaissancechorus.org
Date :   O7/04/2009
Name :   Maricel Usano
Comment :   Hi fellow RCNY old members. I'm considering travelling from Spain to Harold's Memorial and I'd like to know if there is going to be a reunion event and whether any of my old friends will be attending. The RC was very important in my life and I would love to see you all, and indulge in some old fashioned sentimentality, so please send me an email and let me know.
Email :   maricelusano(at)hotmail.com
Date :   7/3/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Thank you JH for your donation! sig
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   7/2/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Thank you JMO for the contribution!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   June 17, 2009
Name :   Klaus Grunewald
Comment :   It is wonderful to make contact again after all these years. Brings back many memories, but unfortunately many forgetterries as well, my mind having become like a stainless steel sieve. The chorus was a wonderful experience which together with Music and Art, put me in contact with many interesting, delightful people, most of whom I have lost contact with. I would be delighted to hear from any of you.
Email :   kgrunewald(at)kc.rr.com
Date :   6/17/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   We are honored to announce that Louise Schulman, noted violist and Early Music specialist, will be leading the 1937 String Suite ensemble. She was a student at Juilliard, of Alfred Wallenstein, who in 1937 conducted the world premiere MBS Symphonic Strings broadcast of this work over WOR on 6/14/37. She also will play 2nd viola in the 1935 Quintet.
PARTS AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI PLAYERS!
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/11/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Received Revision from Michael Gaster : Laurie's Chicago Memorial will be 7/19- Sunday- 2pm-at Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N.Sheridan Rd,Chicago.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/6/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   Congrats to our v.p Alec&Karen's 33rd Anniv, his solo singing in and their organizing a great HVG Mozart Requiem sing! 66 singers - Dr. Walker was enthusiastic in praise. Thanks to John who recorded.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   6/4/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   There have been several services in Chicago for Laurie, a major memorial is planned for 7/12/09. Will forward details as worked out. We in NYC will also plan one,= venues/time are hereby requested.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/27/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Laurie died peacefully, last night. We had briefly spoken to her son Toby yesterday and she was conscious. Plans will be forwarded, as developed for a suitable memorial, either in Chicago &/or New York.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   May 23,2009
Name :   Susan Goldberg
Comment :   This is to let you all know that Laurie Sucher, who was diagnosed with cancer seven months ago, has recently gone downhill rather quickly. She's at home, quite peaceful, surrounded by family, friends and music. If you want to call, she may not be able to speak to you, but she will know that you called. 773-764-2692. Hello to you all from an old chorus member. And from Laurie through me.
Email :   susan17goldberg(at)yahoo.com
Date :   5-23-09
Name :   Joseph Pehrson
Comment :   Hoping to make it to the Harold Brown tribute on Oct. 31 (Halloween!) I'm a great lover of Renaissance music.
Website URL :   www.composersconcordanc.org
Date :   Tuesday, May 19
Name :   Susan Goldberg
Comment :   Hi all. So great to see all your familiar and some unfamiliar names and to remember all the wonderful music we sang. I know that many of you are aware that Laurie Sucher has been fighting cancer for the last seven months. Sadly, she has recently gone dow
surrounded by her family. Many friends have been coming and going, including me, but at this time they are not particularly encouraging visitors. Her three boys make music constantly, and she lies there, eyes closed, happily conducting. I know how muc
She can't really talk on the phone, but you never know. At any rate, she probably would be happy to hear you called. So, if you feel moved to: 773-764-2692.
Email :   susan17goldberg(at)yahoo.com
Date :   5/19/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Thanks John for the beautiful website which gets better & better! Would anyone know the whereabouts of Virginia Schuler-lost touch c.1974?
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/17
Name :   sig Rosen
Comment :   HEARD ANGELICA DO THEIR THING 5/16 AFTER WW CONCERT..HOW LUCKY WE ARE!
Email :   Sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
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Date :   5/12/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   We are now contracted for Christ & St. Stephen's for Sunday November 1, 2009 from 6-10pm, protocals and arrangements to be shared with all presenters. [call: 212 740 4050]
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/5/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Had wonderful, productive board meeting. report to be sent, also check Facebook.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   5/1/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Inviting members/board to a short working session at 116 Pinehurst #B61- will meet with Alec who will help file forms/instruct us. Alec available Tues 5/5 at 5. Maybe we'll go out for a nosh?
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   April 28, 2009
Name :   Carol Blumenthal Ochs
Comment :   Amazed to read Jon Konheim's entry because I remember him so well and find it fascinating that he is a rabbi and I am teaching at Hebrew Union College in New York.
Email :   cochs(at)earthlink.net
Date :   4/28/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   Sang Haydn Lord Nelson 4/26, met Lorry[Lorber]Gribaa for the first time. Nice. Found M&A Alumni site[Linked]- good luck with renewing memories.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   April 16, 2009
Name :   Dorothy Kohn Schwartzberg
Comment :   I am amazed, thrilled and grateful to hear from you. Only in this day of the internet would it be possible.
Date :   April 14, 2009
Name :   Jon Konheim
Comment :   Thank you for contacting me. Memories are flooding back and they are good memories. Some of the pieces I sang then are still in my memory. I can get halfway through Hassler's Ad Dominum Cum Tribulare.
Date :   4/12/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   Following Phil Corner, started to look into Perotin-HB did Sederunt Principes in 57/8- I found the scores and the letter {15 Oct 57} from Frank L. Moore, the principal of Mercury Music Corp. with” the price for borrowing...that Mr & Mrs Frank Moore are allowed to hear said concert [he continued](This wasn't thought of until I glanced again at the first few measures!)”- Would that current publishers be so interested. This may indicate the thirst for this music that HB found.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   April 1, 2009
Name :   Neil Salzman
Comment :   What a great pleasure to reconnect with the experience of singing in the Renaissance Chorus of New York. It was a great influence on my life.
Date :   March 31, 2009
Name :   Lois Buxbaum Schenck
Comment :   I will never forget the joy of singing with Harold Brown every week or the thrill of striving for perfection in the recording of the Josquin Missa L'homme Armé. Harold instilled in me a lifelong love of singing and listening to Renaissance Music.
Email :   lrschenck(at)gmail.com
Date :   Mar. 30, 2009
Name :   Ray Rosenstock
Comment :   How nice to discover this site, with its links to people with whom I would like to renew contact. I will continue to check in!
Email :   raypaula(at)earthlink.net
Website URL :   http://home.earthlink.net/~raypaula/
Date :   27 March 2009
Name :   Maricel Usano
Comment :   Elated to have found this page! Had tried before unsuccessfully to find RCNY friends. A few days ago found Lorry Lorber accidentally, and today... today I've found almost everybody! Will love to hear from old friends and recall those exciting endogamic avant garde musical times. In case you don't remember me I am that shy but red-diaper spaniard WSC student who walked into RC by the hand of Lorry, Peter Kurz, Peter Heim, Joel Meltz, and Ray Rosenstock. Sorry if I've overlooked someone, age is the culprit.
Email :   maricelusano(at)hotmail.com
Date :   March 13 [or 19], 2009
Name :   Lorraine (Lorry) Lorber Gribaa
Comment :   Within one week, I have been found by both Maricel and Renaissance Chorus! Whatever force is at work, all I can say is: Don't stop! This is great!
Email :   llgribaa(at)hotmail.com
Date :   march14th 2009
Name :   joanne mac lean
Comment :   love the singing,,it is amazing
Date :   3/9/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   We are now contracted with the Tessera Quartet for 10/31/09.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/27/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   We're contracturally set for Advent, and next will do so for the artists. Once this and the repertoire is set will work on publicity and funding, all areas happily lessened in academia performance- but we still are, considering it is NYC, prudently hopeful that we can remain in budget. Volunteers will be required. call.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/26/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   Laurie Sucher called from Chicago, we discussed the Centennial and her upcoming trip to NYC around the week 3/14-21/09. Be sure to take the opportunity to be part of her visit.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/14/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   We spoke by phone with violinist/violist[Pro Musica/NY Phil.etc.]Paul Ehrlich, friend/colleague of HB, who while recovering from illness, invited us to visit with him in Carmel, which we are anxious to do as soon as possible.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   2/3/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   We are again sad to relay the death on 2/1/09 of a friend of HB, the noted pianist/composer/conductor Lucas Foss. His compositions sometimes parodied or mirrored early music.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/31/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   I'm sorry to report the death, after a long illness, of George Perle last week. He with his wife Shirley- who played the Four little Preludes-, assisted us with the 12/9/79 memorial concert. We will convey details soon.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Date :   1/26/09
Name :   Sigmund Rosen
Comment :   1. We have established contact with Eriko Aoyama whose valuable paper we feature. contact us if you are interested in communication.
2. WBAI and Chris Whent are having a schedule change problem- our community should support him in any way it can. I’d hate to see us lose HOASM.
3. WQXR sees fit to serve classical elevator music after midnight- no commentary or announcer, in common there is media disdain of historical context/attribution.
Email :   sigrosen[at]earthlink.net
Website URL :   www.renaissancechorus.org
Date :   18 Jan. 2009
Name :   Pete Weis
Comment :   Judy and I habitually listened to Joel Meltz' radio program. One evening he announced that he would be leading a singing session at a coffeehouse in the East Village. We and 2-3 others did that, with weekly continuation. Then, Joel invited us to join the R C. Someone there told us that once Harold got so carried away by the music that he forgot to keep a grip on his baton and it went sailing out an open window. If someone who actually witnessed that event in person could describe it instead of our second-hand description, it would be appreciated.
Date :   1/12/2009
Name :   David Kuperman
Comment :   I'm very glad to have been informed of the Web site. I'm very much looking forward to the events in the fall, and participating in one of them.
Email :   dlkuperman(at)yahoo.com
Date :   1/7/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   What a delight to speak with Styra. We have much to learn from her memories as well as noted scholarship. By all means study her Brahms: Life & Letters (Oxford).
Email :   sigrosen{at}earthlink.net
Date :   1/7/09
Name :   Styra Avins
Comment :   What an unexpected delight to hear from Sig Rosen, with news about this organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Harold Brown's activities. The after-school club at Music and Art H.S., and the later continuation of the Chorus, was a high point of my teen years. I am thrilled to learn that others have done a much better job than I at keeping in touch with that wonderful group.
Email :   savins(at)att.net
Date :   1/1/09
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Thanks to all for their support/writing/editing/interest; happily, several Juilliard-affiliated faculty have been interested in participation in the Centennial. A project budget will be available for discussion soon.
Email :   sigrosen{at}earthlink.net
Date :   January 1, 2009
Name :   Ruth Horowitz
Comment :   Wonderful way to start the new year, enjoying this website. There's a blizzard raging outside my window and blessed Ockegehm in my ears. Looking forward to reading future entries and returning to New York for the centennial concert.
Date :   12/28/2008
Name :   Chelanne Brown
Comment :   Beautiful job, everyone! Loved the memoirs! The Brown contingent from WA state is already planning their cross-country trip for the Centenniel!
Email :   chelann9(at)yahoo.com
Date :   12/19/08
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   Hugh & Rowena will be joining in with the Friday night group 1/2/09, call me for details-212 740 4050
Email :   sigrosen{at}earthlink.net
Date :   12/17/08
Name :   Sig Rosen
Comment :   When auditioning in 1964-Harold by plying me with questions about my accent-found out that we had both lived in my grandfather's house in New Haven-he as a child c.45 years earlier. I passed w/o having to sing!
Email :   sigrosen{at}earthlink.net
Your website URL :   www.renaissancechorus.org