This innovative video is a masterclass of choral improvisation, showcasing how choral improvisation is not only intrinsically beautiful but also both accessible and a key to building musicianship in a choral setting. Conductor Gary Graden works with choral singers at The Choral Institute of Oxford and demystifies the improvisational experience, empowering musicians to listen to and trust one another through their singing. This remarkable video, filmed in high resolution by skilled BBC cameramen and produced by James Whitbourn, is as elevating as it is pedagogical. This video is a companion to Discovering Choral Improvisation through Chant by James Jordan, published by GIA.
Gary Graden is choral director at St. Jacobs Church in Stockholm (since 1984) and the Stockholm Cathedral, and the artistic director of the Orpheus Vocal Ensemble in Ochsenhausen, Germany. He is in demand as conductor, teacher, and adjudicator throughout the world.