In the first episode of a four-part series on the Akron Symphony Chorus, we sit down with Chorus Director Chris Albanese and Steven Savanyu of Buford T. Hedgehog Productions to talk about a special recording project by the chorus in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church in Akron.
Chris and Steve share stories about the recording project, how the chorus coped with a year of virtual recordings, and the music they performed for the project. The episode opens and closes with a short sampling of the Akron Symphony Chorus performing Haydn’s Awake the Harp.
In addition to leading the Akron Symphony Chorus, Chris Albanese is an assistant professor of choral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he conducts the Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers and teaches courses in choral conducting.
With more than 45 years of experience in the audio/video industry, Steve Savanyu brings a wealth of creative knowledge to the recording process. He produces corporate and industrial videos, multimedia programs, live streamed events, and interactive learning content. Learn more at his website.