For the record: Youth Orchestra Conductors should NOT berate and embarrass students. They should not suggest that a player slap another student. And they should not suggest that a player go find another orchestra when they are unhappy with the student’s playing.

HOWEVER …

If a conductor does any of these things the student(s) SHOULD go find another orchestra.

(If it sounds like I’m angry I’m okay with that. Because I’m angry right now.)

Palestrina: Tu es Petrus
New York Polyphony + countertenor Tim Keeler, tenor Andrew Fuchs and bass-baritone Jonathan Woody

You are Peter,
And upon this Rock I will build My Church:
and the gates of hell shall not overcome it.
And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

Whatever you bind upon earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you release upon earth shall be released in heaven,
and I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven.

Lassus: Justorum Animae
The Lassus Consort

YouTube notes:
Orlande de Lassus’ stunning motet, Justorum Animae, recorded in the miraculous acoustic of St. Alban the Martyr, Highgate. This is one of the tracks featured on our upcoming disk ‘Beata Virgine: The Music of Lassus & Morales’, released on the 4th May.

The CD is currently in its editing stage but NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do please consider giving to our GoFundMe campaign, every contribution will go a long way to helping make this disk the very best it can be, and bring this beautiful music to a wider audience. Thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/the-lassus-consort

Director – Joshua D. Xerri
Producer – Lewis Jones
Musical Consultant – Nicholas Morris
Recording Engineer – Ben Weatherill
Assistant Recording Engineer – James Sheilds
Videographer – Harry Broom