some older recordings....
Archived Virtual WHC rehearsals
We went to Cuba!
|Daniel Steinberg & Betsy Blakeslee work with vocalists at all levels of ability and
experience to develop choral repertoire from a wide variety of ethnic sources and folk
traditions, including urban jazz/gospel, hymns from Madagascar & Zimbabwe,
Appalachian shape-note singing, Eastern European kolos, and Venezuelan choral works.
The result is an ongoing chorus for participants of all ages.
All parts are taught by ear, and musical transcriptions are provided. If you've
Daniel Steinberg has been collecting choral music from around the world for many years,
concentrating entirely on repertoire that is really fun and interesting to sing.
He has been leading Instant Chorus workshops at dance and music festivals
around the country for several years, and his supportive teaching style and
infectious enthusiasm make everyone feel welcome and comfortable.
Daniel founded the World Harmony Chorus in 1999, with groups in Mountain View,
Oakland, and Santa Cruz, and he continues to arrange music for all branches.
In addition to choir directing, Daniel plays piano and flute with the popular
Betsy Blakeslee has directed choruses in California, the Balkans, and NYC.
She founded Expressive Arts Refuge which has taken musicians, educators, and Arabic
speakers to run music programs at refugee camps in France, Greece, Lebanon, and Jerusalem.
Her Balkan chorus performed at the State of the World Forum and the UN Millenium Summit.
She has directed the Oakland branch of the World Harmony Chorus since 2008.