Reginald Bouknight, tenor 1959 - 2021

Reginald Bouknight, a long-time friend and collaborator of the Schiller Institute, passed away on July 26, 2021. Wherever he sang with us, in Virginia, in Boston, in NYC, and other places, he brought a happy and moving spirit to the room. 

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Eugene Thamon Simpson, Dr. of Music, biographer of Hall Johnson, dies at 89

Eugene Thamon Simpson was a master musician, choral director, composer and arranger of Spirituals, and biographer of Hall Johnson. He was a personal friend and advisor of the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus and its founder, Diane Sare.

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Louis Farrakhan thanks Sylvia Olden Lee, Elvira Green, plays Bach & Beethoven on His 88th Birthday

On his 88th birthday, May 11, 2021, Minister Farrakhan released for the first time his 2002 performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto.

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Schiller Institute Conference: The World at a Crossroad

The World at a Crossroad

March 20-21 Online Conference

The Schiller Institute is gathering leading spokesmen from the United States, Russia, China, Africa, Europe, and the Americas for a dialogue on how to meet the existential crisis facing mankind with the idea of “peace through development.” Lyndon LaRouche fostered this approach, with the idea of always "looking ahead to the next fifty years." With that method, we can consider what is required to create the necessary revolution in human affairs to both meet these crises together as a human race, and to unleash the creative potential of mankind to create a world worthy of the dignity of man, now and in the future.  

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Facebook cancels ad for Robert Burns Celebration event

After an effective two day run, Facebook cancelled the ad of the Schiller Institute Chorus for its upcoming January 24th Robert Burns Birthday Celebration event.

The evidently offending text read, "It would be difficult to find anyone in any culture who has not heard or sung the heart warming song Auld Lang Syne to bring in the New Year, 'for old times sake.' While many recognize that it is associated with the National Poet of Scotland, Robert Burns, fewer know the role that 'Rabbie' played historically during the time of the American Revolution. Join us for an evening of poetry, song & dialogue."

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Stages of Freedom Lectures, part 1 concludes with Schiller Chorus

On Friday, October 9, 2020 the Schiller Institute Chorus was honored to participate in an online program at the Providence Athenaeum in Rhode Island, founded in 1753, one of the oldest libraries in the Unites States. Dr. David Blight spoke about his Pulitzer Prize winning book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. The Schiller Choruses of Boston and NYC joined to close the program with a virtual performance of an Anthem entitled Listen to the Lambs, arranged by Nathaniel Dett.

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Schiller Chorus releases new virtual performance.

The Schiller Institute NYC Chorus released its third virtual performance of 2020, the Anthem arranged by Nathaniel Dett, Listen to the Lambs, for the occasion of the 9/11 Memorial Concert on September 11, 2020.

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Human Creative Power: The Distinctive Characteristic of the Urgently Required New Renaissance

by Janet G. West

This article appears in the June 19, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.The Schiller Institute’s April 25–26 International Conference, titled “Mankind’s Existence Now Depends on the Establishment of a New Paradigm!” featured four panel discussions, the third panel, reported on here, “Creativity as the Distinctive Characteristic of Human Culture: The Need for a Classical Renaissance,” included a wealth of music, for which we suggest that our readers go to the video (posted above). Reports and speaker transcripts of the other panels are available in the May 1, May 8, and May 15 issues of EIR.

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For the Dignity of Every Human Life

Members of Schiller Chorus sing "Listen to the Lambs" by R. Nathaniel Dett in remembrance of George Floyd, with a statement from Diane Sare, founder Schiller Institute NYC Chorus.

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