Voice of Joy

A colleague recently made me aware of the voice struggles of Rolando Villazón, a fantastic operatic tenor from Mexico.  He had a cyst on one of his vocal folds which required surgery.  This is like a football player losing a limb!  Actually, most of us can relate to the difficulty of voice loss whether we have experienced it or not; communication is necessary in our personal and work relationships.

Villazón’s surgery was a success and he exuberantly expresses his happiness in this video, from his website.  Watch it all the way through for the full effect!  Happy New Year to all!

Posted on 1 January 2010 | Category: Singing, Voice


Chicago a cappella – Voices extraordinaire!

Ah, the human voice!  In the business world, a persuasive, informative, confident sound is key.  But it’s Friday…take a break from the boardroom and consider indulging in an “intimate taste of the vocal arts,” as Chicago a cappella’s 9-voice ensemble was described in the Chicago Tribune by Michael Cameron (April 21, 2008).

This group is near and dear to my heart.  They sing innovative programs and have extremely high musical standards.  I serve on the Board, and The Sound Center is a sponsor of the upcoming Black and Red Ball on May 22nd.  I would like to extend a warm invitation to this event.  If you would like to taste the vocal arts and delicious cuisine, join us at Park West.

If you can’t attend, please give yourself the opportunity to hear them!  Sample their sound here or buy a CD.  Download their music at itunes.  Catch a performance in the ‘08-’09 season.  They perform in Chicago, Oak Park, Evanston, and Naperville.

You can also buy some raffle tickets and be entered to win a Desert Resort and Spa Getaway for Two!  Check it out!

Posted on 9 May 2008 | Category: Voice