For all choral musicians out there, I am giving away some of my sacred works for FREE. I hope this book can bring beauty and peace to whoever comes accross these pieces. Link for download: Sacred Choral Works Vol 1 Bill Heigen

After feeling disappointed about the Public Education sector here in NYC, I have decided to add a second line of business to my working life. I have always loved Real Estate. About 4 years ago, I started working in Real Estate here in New York City. Fast forwarding to today, now I am happy to share with you all that I am back! If you need help with renting an apartment in New York, I will be more than happy to assist you! Please, check below my professional websites:

https://www.platinumpropertiesnyc.com/agent/Bill-Heigen

https://www.renthop.com/managers/billheigen

https://www.instagram.com/billrealestateny/

Last week was Holy Week. Because of that, I had the opportunity to make great music with very talented people. I just want to share one of the songs that we performed. Hope you enjoy: https://youtu.be/fA4fFSzTa3U

“When You Wish Upon a Star” isn’t a holiday song per se. However, it invokes a feeling that is currently so relevant based on recent events that we are all experiencing. Enjoy an excerpt of my arrangement performed virtually by some singers from The New York Holiday Choristers.

link: https://youtu.be/J0AxXmDKY5Q

And once again this pandemic forced us to be creative! Hope you enjoy this beautiful homage to our essential workers made by The National Chorale. I am honored to be part of that! Link: https://youtu.be/zf6QISvUxhM

I just love this song! This was recorded live at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in NYC. John Cantrell is the pianist and I had a great time making music with him. Hope you enjoy it as well!

Link for the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/R0uNjL1UfrE

COVID-19 is still here haunting us. However, lucky me this pandemic was not enough to keep my school from teaching scholars! It is different now. Everything is online. But the joy of teaching and learning Music is still there. Strange times we are living in!

 

Quick story: someone called Tim posted a nice comment on one of my YouTube videos. Right after that he sent me an email inviting me for auditioning for this live streaming platform for musicians called Sessions Live. At first I thought it was a “scheme” and I totally dismissed it. One week after that, Tim posted another nice comment in a different video. Also, he sent me another email. At this point,  I decided to give it a try since Tim worked so hard to convince me. I did the audition and I was invited to be part of the platform! I will be streaming live 20 minutes shows once in a while!! I am  excited to try something new, and for artists like me, COVID-19 is making us learn to adapt to a “new normal”. I still do not know how to properly promote my first show, but I can say that I will sing some Jazz, Love Songs and Bossa Nova. Stay tuned!!!

“The passing of Marie Fredriksson, Roxette’s vocalist, was something that I was not expecting to happen so soon. She passed last year after a 17-year battle with cancer. When I was a teenager, I was introduced to this pop duo, and I became obsessed with them. An outstanding vocalist, Marie gave life to so many great songs that were part of many happy moments of my past!!! The duo is mostly known by a single called “It Must Have Been Love” featured in the soundtrack of the 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman”. Recently, I wrote a vocal arrangement of this single as a tribute to Roxette’s legacy. Hope you enjoy it! #thingswillneverbethesame”