This webcast features the Sounds Choral tribute to Elaine Isaacson Brown which was originally broadcast in March 2011. A member of the Westminster Choir College Class of 1934, Elaine Brown was the founder and conductor of Philadelphia’s renowned Singing City Choir.
Founded in 1948, the Choir was born out of the Fellowship House movement, which believed that differences between races, religions, and cultures could be bridged by ordinary people coming together in shared activities. In addition to performances in and around Philadelphia, the Choir traveled to the South during the 1950s and '60s struggle for civil rights, performing before integrated audiences. It has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, and it has toured in Jordan, Russia, Cuba and Ireland.
The program includes vintage recordings from Talbott Library and interviews with Brown’s students, including Westminster faculty member James Jordan. Sounds Choral is a program hosted by WWFM The Classical Network.