Pro Arte Singers

Biography

Active: Bloomington, IL -
The phrase "Pro Arte" is frequently used as part of the name of organizations involved in classical music. There is a well-known Pro Arte Orchestra in Boston, a Pro Arte String Quartet, and a Pro Arte record label, as well as two prominent choral groups called the Pro Arte Singers. One is located in Stamford, CT, and the other in Bloomington, IN.

The Pro Arte Singers located in Bloomington, IN, are one of the 14 performing choruses at the
Read more Indiana University School of Music. Indiana University's School of Music is one of the largest and most highly respected music conservatories in the U.S.

The Pro Arte Singers are the university's early music choir, associated with the Early Music Institute. Founded by Thomas Binkley, the Institute is an interdisciplinary program studying historical performance on original and authentic replica instruments of the eighteenth century and earlier. It provides full training of instruments and of voices, including proper styles of improvisation, ornamentation, and articulation, as well as teaching the research skills needed by early music specialists. In addition it receives academic support from other schools and departments of the University in such fields as Medieval and Renaissance history, fine arts, and literature.

The Pro Arte Singers are a chamber choir. Its members receive opportunities for solo chamber performance with instruments, production of Baroque opera and other period musical theater, and performance in smaller vocal ensembles.

Since 1996 the director of the Early Music Institute and conductor of the Pro Arte Singers has been Paul Hillier, baritone and world famous early music conductor. Read less
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  • 1.
    Byrd: The Masses For 3, 4 & 5 Voices / Paul Hillier, Pro Arte Singers
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1957223 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Byrd
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Singers
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  • 2.
    Christmas With The Pro Arte Singers
    Label: Msr   Catalog: 1050 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Joubert,  Henry John Gauntlett,  Pierre Villette,  J. C. F. Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Joan Peterson Krause,  Joan Krause,  Olav Van Hezewijk
    Conductor:  Arthur Sjögren
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Singers
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    Century Vol 8 - Renaissance Sacred Music
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908170 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Tallis,  Claude de Sermisy,  Claude Goudimel,  Orlando de Lassus  ... 
    Performer:  Eric Bellocq,  Vincent Bouchot,  Dominique Visse,  Bruno Boterf  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier,  Dominique Visse,  Philippe Herreweghe,  Marcel Pérès
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices,  Clément Janequin Ensemble,  Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble  ... 
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    Arvo Pärt - A Tribute / Hillier, Theatre Of Voices, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907407 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arvo Pärt
    Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Singers,  Theatre of Voices,  Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
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    Traditional And Modern Carols / Hillier, Pro Arte Singers
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 3957233 Release Date: 11/12/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Prudence Houston,  John Jacob Niles,  Martha J. Anderson  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Singers,  Indiana University Children's Chamber Choir
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    Millennium Of Music Vol 2 - Alleluia This Sweete Songe
    Label: Valley Entertainment Classics   Catalog: 15024 Release Date: 06/03/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Anonymous,  Traditional,  Thomas Tallis  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie,  Paul Hillier,  Dominique Vellard,  Alfred Deller  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Theatre of Voices,  Anonymous 4  ... 
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    Pärt: I Am The True Vine / Hillier, Theatre Of Voices, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907242 Release Date: 03/14/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arvo Pärt
    Performer:  Christopher Bowers-Broadbent,  Steven Rickards,  Ellen Hargis,  Alan Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Hillier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theatre of Voices,  Pro Arte Singers
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