Inspiring Creativity – The Royal Opera House

Art inspires! 1500 children from over 30 schools all over the United Kingdom were welcomed by The Royal Opera House to watch L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), and the kids’ overwhelmingly enthusiastic response shook the venue.
 
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Devil’s Trill Sonata

The story behind “Devil’s Trill” starts with a dream. Tartini allegedly told the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande that he dreamed that the Devil appeared to him and asked to be his servant. At the end, Tartini handed the devil his violin to test his skill—the devil immediately began to play with such virtuosity that Tartini felt overwhelmed.
 
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Chenter Foundation’s 2023-2024 Juilliard Scholarships

Chenter Foundation is delighted to share with you the scholarship recipients for the Juilliard 2023-24 academic year!

With the Chenter Foundation Cathy and Tony Chen Scholarship for Classical Music, we are continuing to support violinist Alexandra Woroniecka, currently in her fourth year at Juilliard and studying under Professor Hyo Kang. This year, she won the Concertmaster and Principal Second position at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.

With the Chenter Foundation Chen Hong-Mou and Chen Fu Scholarship for Classical Music, we are supporting cellist Jacqueline Hager, currently studying under Professor Natasha Brofsky. When she was 12, she made her orchestral debut as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has since featured as a guest artist with other orchestras.

See their full profiles here: Juilliard Schol Report 23-24

We wish you the best with your studies and look forward to hearing more of the beautiful music you share with the world!

Zadok the Priest

Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” is a timeless choral masterpiece, composed in 1727 for the coronation of King George II. This majestic work is renowned for its regal splendor and triumphant character, opening with a powerful choral fanfare that exudes awe and reverence.
 
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A Violin’s Intricate Sound

Alongside instruments like the piano and guitar, the violin is one of the most popular and well-known musical instruments in the world, the sweet, soprano sound it produces making it a staple part of many forms of music. But how does a violin achieve its iconic sound?
 
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Story of Allegri’s Miserere

Back in 1638, Gregorio Allegri was a singer in the Sistine Chapel Choir and he composed a setting of Psalm 51 to be sung during Holy Week. This composition was of such exceptional quality that, in order to maintain an aura of secrecy surrounding the music, the Pope prohibited any form of transcription.
 
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A New Piano!

Chenter Foundation, in its continuing support of the Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir (Nidarosdomens Guttekor), has provided the choir an additional grant to purchase a new Yamaha piano! The new piano has a crisp and warm sound, and has been lowered so their conductor, Thomas Berg-Juul, can better supervise the kids during rehearsals. We hope the piano will be a steadfast companion in the kids’ continuing journey of growth and learning.