The Lake Isle Project: The Future

The Lake Isle Project: The Future

Artistic Director Brian Stone: How will [the experience of putting together The Lake Isle] change my conducting? When I conduct I know where the challenging bits are for the performers, at what spots I need to be listening and where I need to be helpful, so I am as much of a resource as possible.

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The Lake Isle Project: We're Not Alone

The Lake Isle Project: We’re Not Alone

“I hoped that a project like this would be inspiring because there are others feeling the same way were are,” explains Artistic Director Brian Stone. We talk about how we miss singing together…Connecting with one another through this struggle is especially important. But if we can open that up even further there is even another

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The Lake Isle Project: We're Not Alone

The Lake Isle Project: We’re Not Alone

Why did Artistic Director Brian Stone pick The Lake Isle to record virtually? I picked this piece because we all loved singing this music in concert with Altius [last year]. Our singers connected with it…and we connected with the other musicians in performance. When we meet at our virtual rehearsals during the pandemic, we talk

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The Lake Isle Project: Knitting it all Together

The Lake Isle Project: Knitting it all Together

Artistic Director Brian Stone worked countless hours compiling the individual performances that make up this virtual performance, sewing the layers of instrumental accompaniment together with the unique qualities of each individual singer’s track. The voices are all lovely…and I am truly not just saying that. It’s lovely to add everyone’s voice individually. Each one has

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The Lake Isle Project: The Choral Process

The Lake Isle Project: The Choral Process

As a virtual conductor compiling this performance in a unique way, Artistic Director Brian Stone directed a live performance of the instrumental musicians (the Altius Quartet, pianist Stella Pradeau and guitarist Gabriel Santiago), and then combined a recording of the instrumentalists with individual tracks from over forty singers performing their vocal parts recorded at home.

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The Lake Isle Project: The Choral Process

The Lake Isle Project: The Choral Process

Putting this music together was a unique challenge for Artistic Director Brian Stone. He explains: [The rehearsal process] lacked the natural push and pull that comes from live collaboration from everyone being in the same room. We had the instrumentalists together but without the vocal performers in the same room…it’s incomplete. It felt hollow at

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