The longevity of Paul Salamunovich, who has been music director at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church since 1949, is as unique as his versatility. This Grammy-nominated Conductor Emeritus of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, long recognized
as our “papal authority,” presents chant in discussion and performance. Line becomes alive as phrases soar with rhythmic flow, tension and release. After watching Chant
and Beyond, I wished I might start my choral career once again!
Chant and Beyond offers a wonderful opportunity to meet one of America’s most inspiring choral conductors, to sense his deep passion for choral music and to gain insights into his dynamic personality as well as his effective methods of rehearsing.
This beautiful and revealing DVD of Paul's approach to vocal production and chant will be an important addition to your library.
Vance Y. George
For many years, Paul Salamunovich has been creating just about the loveliest choral singing this side of heaven. This DVD provides a look behind the scenes from which we can learn what drives his quest for choral excellence
and how he achieves it. At the heart of his vision of choral music lies the rich repertory
of Gregorian chant which he first learned
as a boy soprano, providing a true and solid foundation for good singing in a whole range of styles.
A Salamunovich performance is always
honest and true to the composer, but beyond that, transformed by the light of the spirit and the warmth of inner beauty which Paul has
the rare ability to reveal. Paul is an unforgettable man, musician, conductor and teacher who enriches every life he touches. This very welcome new DVD will help to ensure that
his legacy endures.