On May 6th, the GRAMMY winner National Children’s Chorus performed at Carnegie Hall, and as a vocal mentor, I got to perform with them. However, the “mission accomplished” feeling that I always get every time I perform there was stronger this time. Thanks to the generosity of NCC, I was able to get 83 free tickets for 20 families that I serve at NYFACS to enjoy the concert. I am sure that this experience has the potential to be life-changing for some of my students. I felt like I did something good, and I feel grateful for it. For more info about NCC’s upcoming projects, feel free to visit their website: https://nationalchildrenschorus.com/
I took some time off last week and got to watch Katy Perry in Las Vegas! The show was quite entertaining, and she does a duet with a giant turd with some corn attached to it (literally)!
I love when the artist takes their silly ideas and makes them come to life!
I love singing at that church! Once in a while, I can find some time on my schedule to go there and sing with AMAZING singers in a GORGEOUS space! This church is one of my top 5 when it comes to high-quality Music making and beauty! You can watch the whole service here: https://www.youtube.com/live/0GSGEYFc4oE?feature=share
I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to join the staff of The Grotto Church of Notre Dame as a singer.
The Grotto Church of Notre Dame is a historic and beautiful church located in the heart of the city. It is the home of three different communities, English-speaking, French-speaking and Spanish-speaking. Its diverse cultural traditions and languages reflect the multiple sides of faith expression.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my voice with the congregation of The Grotto Church of Notre Dame.
Check out their website: https://ndparish.org/
It was a lot of work, but I am so grateful!!!!
Creating a new vocal ensemble has been a labor of love, but the results are worth it. In October 2022, I launched a “Call for Scores” to discover new choral music and was blown away by the response.
I received an overwhelming 448 submissions from 283 choral composers from all over the world. I had initially intended to select 9 pieces for our first recording project, but the quality and diversity of the submissions made it a challenging task.
It is heartening to know that choral music, which has always been my passion, is alive and well. There are so many talented composers dedicating themselves to this art form.
If you’re curious about the final selections, you can check them out on our website at https://bhconcertproductions.com/bhvivavox.
Last night I sang with the Oberlin College and Conservatory at Carnegie Hall. We performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for a special concert for the United Nations. That masterpiece sounds pretty great, but it is not singer friendly at all! It hurts me every time, but it is worth it!
I am happy to announce that I was invited to join The National Children’s Choir as a Vocal Mentor for the 2022/23 season! Amazing concerts and great Music making!
I am happy to announce that this year I will be teaching Music at NYFACS – New York French American Charter School! It feels great to be back in the classroom and inspire so many people to better their lives through Music!
My piece “Someone Who Dreams” was accepted into the prestigious PROJECT : ENCORE™ Catalog of post-premiere choral compositions.
This is the fifth piece I got there!
Here is the link so you can check it out: http://projectencore.org/bill-heigen