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Dorsetmike
Aug-21-2010, 00:10
Might it be possible to add a separate area for choral and/or opera threads to the Classical Forum?

Covering from plainsong, madrigals and motets to operas, masses and works like Messiah, Crucifixion, Carmina Burana, even Porgy and Bess?

wljmrbill
Aug-21-2010, 00:54
Be great for me as I really enjoy opera and choral music also..

Soubasse
Aug-21-2010, 03:37
I'll vote a yes for that one too

(uurgh, choice terminology, Australia goes to the polls today!)

Montefalco
Aug-21-2010, 04:22
That sounds like a good idea to me too.

Lusaka_Guitarist
Aug-27-2010, 14:25
I'll vote a yes for that one too

(uurgh, choice terminology, Australia goes to the polls today!)

Hahaha:lol:!

Yep good idea. So when are we voting?

Lovemore Nanjaya.

Dorsetmike
Aug-27-2010, 15:38
I suspect Robin is holding most of the administrative reins at the moment, Lars is gallivanting round Europe playing Organs :smirk: so it will probably be a week or two before any high level decisions can be discussed by the powers that be!

The more members that post affirmative views to this thread, the more likely it will be that any action is taken. Always assuming the software can take any further load.

teddy
Aug-27-2010, 17:01
Good idea Mike

I back it too

teddy

Chi_townPhilly
Sep-05-2010, 00:25
Hey! Get some enthusiastic Opera conversation going, and I am so there!!:smirk:

I'd like it to get to the point where it would be obvious that such a sub-forum would be desireable. Having said that, I don't really see that there's enough of this conversation to merit a separate sub-forum. (Wish I was wrong about that...) Maybe you guys can steer to me to some activity I may have missed.

O.K., then, I'm off to the Classical Board, to go looking for some opera discussion!:cool:

JHC
Sep-05-2010, 02:52
Not so interested in the Opera but for the real choral music, oratorio, chant and the great English Choral Traditional music I say bring it on.

Dorsetmike
Sep-05-2010, 12:29
Is it possible that as there is currently no choral/opera board here that we have not attracted so many interested in that area?

As I envisage it, a choral board with a separate opera section, in a similar way to that in which the organ board is divided into pipe and electronic.

Contratrombone64
Sep-06-2010, 02:29
This gets my support, too. Being an opera lover. Maybe Frederik can consider two distinct areas? Seeing as opera and choral music are worlds apart in many respects.

JHC
Sep-06-2010, 04:43
This gets my support, too. Being an opera lover. Maybe Frederik can consider two distinct areas? Seeing as opera and choral music are worlds apart in my respects.
I agree they are completely different Opera for the Buffoons and Choral for connoisseur, I am a provocateur :grin: :p

I do have some of the more popular opera but have never really got into it, even the Britten operas leave me somewhat cold and Wagner is beyond me but I do like some of his orchestral bits, but the singing ughhh

teddy
Sep-06-2010, 14:36
[QUOTE=Dorsetmike;111474]Is it possible that as there is currently no choral/opera board here that we have not attracted so many interested in that area?

If you build it they will come.

teddy ;)

porcelain
Nov-02-2010, 22:06
it's very good idea

teddy
Nov-02-2010, 23:03
Have you had no response to this good idea Mike? A yes or even a no would be appreciated.

teddy

Dorsetmike
Nov-02-2010, 23:34
Could somebody in the upper echelons comment?

marval
Nov-03-2010, 00:56
I think it is a good idea, hopefully someone will agree.


Margaret

rojo
Nov-03-2010, 08:44
Hi guys,

Sorry I missed this thread. Must have been busy deleting spam round the time is was started. :rolleyes:

I'll bring the topic up for discussion with Lars. :)

teddy
Nov-03-2010, 13:12
Well done Robin

teddy

marval
Nov-03-2010, 19:43
Thank you for that Rojo.


Margaret

Krummhorn
Nov-04-2010, 06:53
I had forgotten about this thread until yesterday when Robin and I were discussing this very same idea. Seems like there is lots of interest in this and it could greatly benefit the forum in general, too.

Let us kick it around for a few days ... there are some technical issues that she and I must make decisions on when implementing forum changes/additions like this.

We'll keep you posted :)

Dorsetmike
Nov-04-2010, 12:52
Many thanks Lars and Robin.

(Well you should be in practice, you just opened the "Identify this" forum.)

Corno Dolce
Nov-04-2010, 15:30
Its a supergreat idea to have a choral and opera area. A number of questions pop up: What will differentiate it from the classical forum? Can it be an area in which the practitioners/conductors/directors and the aficionados/lovers/listeners feel at home in?

Krummhorn
Nov-05-2010, 02:08
. . . (Well you should be in practice, you just opened the "Identify this" forum.)

While true, as it only takes three minutes to 'create', the technical side of it is placement ... read on:


. . . A number of questions pop up: What will differentiate it from the classical forum? Can it be an area in which the practitioners/conductors/directors and the aficionados/lovers/listeners feel at home in?

CD hit the nail on the head ... this is the technical side of the idea ... while opera is primarily classical, choral is not, and we are taking into consideration separating the two ... however we can have only one of each in the total forum picture.

We also have to take into consideration the overall general appearance of the forum. We (Robin and I) are both in favor of adding these, so it's just a matter now of she and I working out the placement.

Corno Dolce
Nov-05-2010, 06:35
Dear Krummhorn and RoJo,

Our colleague DorsetMike mentions something to the effect of "sub-forums" for Choral and for Opera. It seems that if it were so simple then the admins job of "creating" would be relatively easy. However, I detect that there are details which can elude........

Krummhorn
Nov-05-2010, 09:23
The physical 'creation' of a forum is quite easy ... at the most, a couple minutes and half a dozen mouse clicks.
Opera will most likely go under the Classical music parent forum ... we are presently discussing where to place choral.

Robin and I are seldom online here at the same times, so our internal discussions on this can take several days. The addition of the two forums will happen ... we just have to paint the walls and decide in what corner the water cooler will go :).

Dorsetmike
Nov-05-2010, 12:10
My thinking on Choral would probably put it in a classical area as it should cover for example

Madrigals, Motets, Anthems, Masses, Oratorios, etc; i.e mainly choir and choral group works, not sure if there would be a place for some of the victorian songs like "Come into the Garden Maud", the "Lost Chord" , "All in the April Evening" and similar items that you would find on albums by Kenneth McKellar, Stuart Burrows and others.

Should there be a split between sacred and secular? I can see it being a bit of a minefield!

JHC
Nov-05-2010, 21:59
Should there be a split between sacred and secular? I can see it being a bit of a minefield!

I would suggest that there is no split at all between Sac & Sec and if a post does not quite fit as classical "The Sally Gardens" for example no great harm is done.

NB I love 'The Sally Gardens' :)

Krummhorn
Nov-06-2010, 06:25
We have just completed adding the two new forums:


Opera ... a sub-forum of the Classical Music forum.
Choral ... a stand alone forum as choral can be most anything (secular, sacred, jazz, spoken, etc.)

I've moved a few threads into each forum area ... there are probably more to be moved, so if you see any, send us a PM with the thread link (url) and we will take care of it shortly.

JHC
Nov-06-2010, 06:39
With great respect Lars I wonder if this [choral] is what Mike had in mind? for me choral is multiple voice [choir] and definitely not Jazz or show music or the spoken word, just thinking out loud you understand

Krummhorn
Nov-06-2010, 07:03
I appreciate your feedback, Colin :)

We established "Choral" as a stand alone as everything that is choral is not necessarily classical. To dedicate a choral sub-forum for each genré would become too cluttered, so we made it generic.

Corno Dolce
Nov-06-2010, 07:26
"Generic"...As opposed to "genetically modified"........:smirk:;)

JHC
Nov-06-2010, 07:28
I appreciate your feedback, Colin :)

We established "Choral" as a stand alone as everything that is choral is not necessarily classical. To dedicate a choral sub-forum for each genré would become too cluttered, so we made it generic.

Fair enough, McDuff :):)

Dorsetmike
Nov-06-2010, 12:58
Thanks Lars and Robin, I can recall one or two threads that would be relevant for moving, I'll have a trawl through se what I can find.

Krummhorn
Nov-07-2010, 06:27
:tiphat: You're welcome, Mike ...

I've moved a few into that forum area already ... if you (or anyone else) spot more, let us know and we can get them moved, too.