March 1, 2019

Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit

National American Choral Directors Association Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

10:00-10:50 am session / 11:00-11:50 am session, Marriott Hotel

The session will present choral music inspired by Jewish themes, suitable for concert performances. It will give repertoire ideas to directors of junior and senior high schools, college and community choirs and will feature examples from Judith Clurman’s Hal Leonard series as well as other relevant works. Indiana University musicologist, Dr. Judah M. Cohen, will join Judith for the discussion of this spiritually-moving repertoire.

Above: Judah Cohen

February, 2019

Release of CD: Rejoice: Honoring the Jewish Spirit

Repertoire by David Chase, Judith Clurman, Sheldon Harnick, Jeremiah Klarman, Trude Rittmann, David Shire

Judith Clurman conductor
James Cunningham piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello


December, 2018

Boston Pops Holiday Concerts

Program will include Clurman/Hochman, Stokes SONGS OF FREEDOM: A CELEBRATION OF CHANUKAH, conducted by Keith Lockhart


December 21 and 22, 2018

UNDER THE MISTLETOE with ASHLEY BROWN

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium

Above: Santa Claus with Ashley Brown, Judith Clurman and Steven Reineke. Photo: © Richard Termine, used with permission

Thanksgiving, 2018

Thanksgiving, 2018 NBC Television

JUDITH CLURMAN, MUSICAL DIRECTOR and CONDUCTOR

Meet the Singing Christmas Tree Choir (Macy’s.com)


November, 2018

New Music Release: Who Would You Be

November, 2018 Release of CD with Essential Voices USA: “Who Would You Be” by Shawn Crouch

More Information to come!

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman conductor
James Cunningham piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello


November 16, 2018

SONG AND DANCE: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

Carnegie Hall, 8PM
The New York Pops/Essential Voices USA
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium


October 26, 2018

Essential Voices USA: Immigrant Dreams (Irving Berlin, arr. David Chase)

Available now from Broadway Records
Apple Music / iTunes
Spotify

Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman conductor
Randy Graff narrator
Lee Muskier piano
Raman Ramakrishnan cello

In honor of the 132th anniversary of the dedication of the STATUE OF LIBERTY, on October 28th, Broadway Records releases IMMIGRANT DREAMS. Emmy and Grammy nominated musical director/conductor JUDITH CLURMAN conducts ESSENTIAL VOICES USA in two single recordings: GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR (Irving Berlin, music/Emma Lazarus, lyrics – arr. David Chase) with Tony Award winner RANDY GRAFF, narrator, and AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL /WHEELS OF A DREAM (Samuel A Ward, music /Katharine Lee Bates, lyrics; Stephen Flaherty, music/Lynn Ahrens, lyrics – arr. Larry Hochman) with Tony Award winner BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL, soloist.

Conductor Judith Clurman says: “These recordings honor the dreams of every immigrant who has made the United States of America their home.” She especially proud that all the lyrics on the recordings were written by women – Lynn Ahrens, Katharine Lee Bates, and Emma Lazarus.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
By Irving Berlin, arr. David Chase
with Randy Graf, narratorf

America the Beautiful/Wheels of A Dream
By Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, arr. Larry Hochman
with Brian Stokes Mitchell

Randy Graff, Brian Stokes Mitchel, Judith Clurman. Photo © Richard Termine
EVUSA, Judith Clurman, the music team and Randy Graff rehearsing Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. Photo © Richard Termine


April 23, 2018

Dramatists Guild Foundation: Toasts at the Hudson Theater, NYC

Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday Celebration
Essential Voices USA perform TESTIMONY
Joined by The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theater Ensemble
Judith Clurman, Conductor 

James Cunningham, Piano


January 7th, 2018

New Music Release: Where There Is Sadness, Joy

Essential Voices USA
Conductor, Judith Clurman

iTunes: http://apple.com
Amazon: 
http://amazon.com


December 15 and 16, 2017
Carnegie Hall, 8PM

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!

The New York Pops/Megan Hilty, Guest Artist
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

Photo: The New York Pops “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”  © Richard Termine

December 11th, 2017

New Music Release: The First Noel

Essential Voices USA
Conductor, Judith Clurman
Piano, James Cunningham
Cellist, Daniel Miller
Producer, Silas Brown

iTunes: http://apple.com
Amazon: 
http://amazon.com

Judith at rehearsal with James and Danny (© Richard Termine used with permission)

Fall Recording Release

New Music Release: Testimony


TESTIMONY by Stephen Schwartz
Essential Voices USA
James Cunningham, Piano

Available at Broadway Records, iTunes, and other music sites online!

Broadway Records: https://www.broadwayrecords.com/testimony

iTunes: http://apple.co/2zYpXH4

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BHO7pE

http://www.stephenschwartz.com/works/testimony/

Alonso Johnson singing (© Richard Termine used with permission)
Judith with composer Stephen Schwartz at rehearsal (© Richard Termine used with permission)