Montreal, Canada, March 12, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- An interview with American Composer Thomas Beveridge will be aired on Art & Fine Living with Jona in March 2008. Beveridge is a distinguished musician recognized for his abilities as singer, oboist, composer, arranger and conductor. He currently holds the positions of Artistic Director of the New Dominion chorale; Artistic Director of the National Men's Chorus and Director of Music at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington. Beveridge has received many distinguished commissions and created hundreds of works, among them a unique ecumenical cantata which interweaves elements of the traditional memorial services of Judaism and Christianity titled “Yizkor Requiem – A Quest for Spiritual Roots.” The work premiered in 1994.
The interview with the composer focuses on the genesis and inspiration for the cantata, featuring select tracks from the Naxos Milken Archives 2000 release with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields.
Art & Fine Living with Jona is produced and hosted by Jona Rapoport. The program airs twice a week on Radio Shalom 1650 AM in Montreal, and can be accessed live stream on the radio’s website at radio-shalom.ca. All shows are archived on the Jona’s page for downloading.