The Piedmont Singers specialize in 20th and 21st century a cappella choral music.
Making music during covid...
Like for so many music groups, the pandemic has affected our ability to gather for the past few years. After a year of working remotely, we were able to hold two concerts in the fall 2021. The remote year, while isolating, did open up a new modes of expression through the video accompaniment to our voices. For Earth Day 2021, we collaborated with composer Chris Hutchings to create a world-premiere performance of Let Them Not Say on the text of Jane Hirshfield's poem of the same name. This piece was a finalist in the shortlisted for the 2021 New Music Scotland's Award for Environmental Sustainability. Before that in 2020, we recorded two virtual choral performances, Lydia Jane Pugh's My Hiding Place and Dale Trumbore's Relinquishment. In fall 2021, we were finally able to perform live concerts again- below you'll find our video performances, plus from Earthly Love, by Ian Richardson with text by Nathanial Perry, sung live for the Trinity Episcopal Church 2021 Music Series. We hope you enjoy!
These recordings were made in 2019 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Va.
What exactly do the Piedmont Singers sing? What is contemporary classical choral music?
Listen to Director Helena von Rueden on WCVE, Richmond, discussing the 2018 Concert Series.
Rehearsal and Performance Clips