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Interfaith Sing ALOUD

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Episode Summary
From Auld Lang Syne to Henei Ma Tov, from Sanskrit devotionals to gospel spirituals, join us for an evening of songs new and old drawn from various faith and folk traditions, with perhaps some surprising new lyrics set to familiar tunes. No singing experience necessary, a willingness to participate is the only requirement. Appropriate for all ages. Let us Sing!

Participant(s) Bio
Daniel Brummel is a composer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator from Los Angeles. He holds a B.A. in music composition from UCLA, where he sang baritone in the concert choir under Don Neuen and studied choral composition with Paul Chihara (a former member of the Roger Wagner Chorale). As a singer with the rock bands Ozma, the Elected, and the Gowns, he has given performance tours to audiences of thousands across the United States, Japan, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Daniel is on the faculty at the California College of Music, where he teaches subjects such as sight-singing, songwriting, harmony, music theory, and ear training.

Jessica Catron is a cellist, vocalist, composer and educator living in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Her musical adventures include touring, performing, and/or recording with such notable artists as Pauline Oliveros, James Tenney, Harold Budd, Linda Ronstadt, Wilco, Dave Matthews, Devotchka, Nels Cline, Eleni Mandell, Rebekah Jordan, Corin Tucker, and Spiritualized. In 2007, Jessica won the National A Cappella Harmony Sweepstakes as a member of the eclectic vocal quartet Voco, with whom she led community-based singing workshops throughout the US and Canada for several years. She currently performs regularly with Missincinatti, a storytelling band that recently released their first album "Remove Not the Ancient Landmarks." In addition to performance, Jessica works as a teaching artist of both voice and cello for the wonderful Harmony Project/Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), serving hundreds of at-risk youth in Los Angeles.