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On the latest episode of Brian's Picks, Eugene Rogers, founding director of Exigence and director of choral activities at the University of Michigan, joins Brian Newhouse in the studio for music and conversation. Rogers shares four recordings — three by Exigence and one by the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club — as well as thoughts and reflections on the experience of founding new ensembles, the importance of diversity in the choral world, and more.
ProgramBEETHOVEN: Christ on the Mount of Olives: Hallelujah, performed by Exigence and conductor Eugene Rogers
XHOSA TRADITIONAL: Ndikhokhele Bawo (arr. Lhente-Mari Pitout), performed by Exigence and conductor Eugene Rogers
DERRICK SPIVA, JR.: A Vision Unfolding, performed by Exigence and conductor Eugene Rogers
JOEL THOMPSON: Seven Last Words of the Unarmed, performed by the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club and conductor Eugene Rogers
ResourcesEugene Rogers (official site)
Exigence (Sphinx Organization site)
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (university site)