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Conductor Gerry Sousa & The Orchestration Of Queen

How do you get 70 amateurs ready for a choral masterwork? And a viral video originally conceived as a little more than an encore takes on a life of its own.

a man conducts a choir

Photo: Bloomington Chamber Singers

Gerry Sousa leads a rehearsal of the Bloomington Chamber Singers.

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Bloomington Chamber Singers Music Director Gerry Sousa discusses his work with the mostly amateur group of singers and their preparations for concerts like this weekend’s performance of Bach’s B Minor Mass.

And conducting student and arranger Nicholas Hersh’s orchestration of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the centerpiece of a collaboration between students from the Jacobs School and the Department of Telecommunications.


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