Q&A with Alice Parker
If you've been in a choir anytime in the last 50 years, you've probably sung the arrangements of Alice Parker. Known to many singers as a reigning queen of choral music, her arrangements of folk and sacred music recorded by the Robert Shaw Chorale endure as choral repertoire. Parker is still busy working at age 83. She spoke with WUSF's Coleen Cook about about her work with conductor Robert Shaw and their contributions to 20th century choral music. Parker will be in town this weekend as The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay performs her works in Tampa and St. Petersburg.
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