Sounds Choral Debuts New Format and Hosts

Sep 7, 2017

Sounds Choral this week unveils a brand new format and panel of hosts that include some of the most accomplished and respected choral conductors and scholars across the country.

This week’s inaugural program will be hosted by Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, and will feature the first in a two-part series “English Church Music – A Tradition Forged in Turbulence.” The program will remain in its current time slot of Sundays at 2 pm. 

Sounds Choral founding host Marjorie Herman (third from left) surrounded by this season's new program hosts.

Future episodes will be hosted on a rotating basis by Crouch; James Jordan, professor at Westminster Choir College at Rider University, director of the Westminster Conducting Institute and co-director of the Choral Conducting Institute at Oxford; Amanda Quist, associate professor and department chair of Conducting, Organ and Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College; and Ryan James Brandau, artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica.

Sounds Choral was created in 2005 by Marjorie Herman, who hosted the program until her retirement this past summer.  The program will continue with an adventurous and unique new dynamic as it mines the choral riches and treasures of our region and tradition.

WWFM host Marjorie Herman created Sounds Choral in 2005 and produced it until her retirement this past summer.