16 Sep 2020

Wonder and light from Wellington choir Nota Bene

From Upbeat, 3:20 pm on 16 September 2020
Shawn Condon

Shawn Condon Photo: Headshots.co.nz 2018

Wellington chamber choir Nota Bene is delighted to be giving concerts this Sunday despite Level 2 restrictions on gatherings. 

Shawn Condon is a singing member of Nota Bene, but this time he steps up to direct the choir's concert Wonder and Light at St Mary of the Angels in Wellington. 

Shawn is a native of New Jersey who lives in Wellington, tutors at Massey University while he also completes his PhD at a Finnish university.

Eva Radich spoke to Shawn about selecting appropriate music to lift the spirits in the middle of a pandemic.

But they began their conversation by tackling one of Shawn's pet subjects: the importance of encouraging singers to express the emotions behind the words. 

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