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SETTING STANDARDS
By
GEORGE HENDERSON

 


FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 (THE SECOND FRIDAY!)
TIME: 7:45P.M. SHARP!
PLACE: CHRIST CHURCH - THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM,
PARK AVENUE AND 60TH ST., N.Y.C.
$3.00 Admission at the Door + FREE to Members of the Society

THIS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND HIS CONTROL, GEORGE HENDERSON WILL BE UNABLE TO DO HIS PLANNED PROGRAM TOMORROW NIGHT. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED, PROBABLY FOR JUNE OF THIS YEAR.

MEANWHILE, JOE PEARCE (THAT'S ME), ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE, WILL TAKE GEORGE'S PLACE TOMORROW NIGHT AND DO A PROGRAM OF HIS OWN. THERE IS NO TITLE AS YET, NOR AN IDENTIFIABLE SUBJECT, BUT HE PROMISES YOU WILL GO HOME HUMMING THE TUNES. YOU ALL KNOW WHAT HIS PROGRAMS ARE LIKE, BUT COME ANYWAY!

ALL GOOD WISHES, JOE P.

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This month, George Henderson will be making the good effort to raise the bar, not only with recordings that he calls “the reason we all collect records (and CDs)”, but also in the area of sound reproduction, another passion he has shared with us over the years. High-resolution audio is the domain of today’s top digital engineers – like our own Seth Winner – and provides the best way to get the most out of a recording. With the use of some specialized equipment and computer software, we will be hearing a clearer, more musical “take” on some excellent singing, from recordings of legendary artists we have treasured in our ear’s memory, as well as from other voices and recordings that are equally worthy of top billing.

In the process, we will hear a baritone become a tenor, a mezzo become a soprano, and arguably “the most perfect recording ever of that music”, along with a sampling of one of the most sublime full-opera recordings ever made, in its most refulgent and revealing sound ever. We will even hear an example of “so THAT’s what’s really going on in the orchestral accompaniment!”

A VRCS member for over 35 years now, and a presenter of programs for about that long, George is well known to many in our group, especially as an audiophile, ever on that quest for better sound. As the music director at the Church of the Holy Name in East Orange, New Jersey, his duties include playing, singing, and directing the choir. He also does live recording of opera, recital and choral events, and really enjoys accompanying singers. Restoring the sound for CD compilations of “music that belongs together” – both popular and classical – is his favorite hobby.

To paraphrase a popular radio ad, do plan to be with us on the second Friday of March, when Mr. Henderson will once again prove that past performance is a great indicator of future excellence!

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DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 (THE SECOND FRIDAY!) TIME: 7:45PM SHARP
PLACE: CHRIST CHURCH THIRD FLOOR MEETING ROOM, 60TH ST. & PARK AVE., N.Y.C.

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