Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chamber Singers Photo

This is one of my favorite promo photos ever. This is actually of last year's group but most of them are still around.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vocal Sphere

Rob and Kendra are singing with a new chamber ensemble called "Vocal Sphere." It is one of several "Sphere" chamber groups founded by composer, pianist, and countertenor Matt Monticchio. Vocal Sphere's first public performance (beside a Sunday morning at Matt's church, Wheatland Presbyterian) was for Lancaster Bible College's "Faculty and Friends Concert" last week. Although the acoustics of the Good Shepherd Chapel don't exactly lend themselves to Renaissance vocal music, the group was very well received.

Here is Vocal Sphere performing "O quam gloriosum" at the Faculty and Friends Concert. Rob is singing bass and Kendra is singing alto. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our National Anthem

The LBC Chamber Singers were recently rehearsing the US National Anthem for upcoming sporting events. I took this as an opportunity to share that I greatly prefer straight-forward performances of it rather than the overly vocal-riffed versions we commonly hear today.

This promo video from the US Army is the best performance of the "official" arrangement that I've found. Enjoy.

"Please rise..."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Flash Mob

OK, this is old news by now, but I still think that the whole "flash mob" concept is one of the coolest cultural phenomenons of this decade. I actually get a little misty eyed at the idea of dozens of disparate people joining together in one, brief, unified moment. And hey, this one happened in Seattle, so it's got that going for it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I noticed that my blog had an enormous number of views over the past twenty four hours. Knowing that I had not done anything THAT noteworthy this past week, I thought I should Google my name to see what was up. I found the sad story of another Robert Bigley from the San Francisco Bay Area who died in a skydiving accident this week. You can read the article here:

My deepest condolences to his friends and family.

Friday, September 11, 2009

They Live!

Okay, to be honest, I already knew this. But, I just received a very nice email from Nate Bachhuber (great name), who works for the King's Singers informing me that the King's Singers do, indeed, still exist. Furthermore, they won a Grammy this year, which means that they must still sound great! Whether or not they are still clever, however, you'll have to judge for yourself -

Thursday, September 10, 2009

King's Singers

I stumbled accross this old video of the King's Singers. They were, by far, the best a cappella group in the world back in the day. Very clever stuff - enjoy!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rob in the Paper

Rob was recently interviewed for the local newspaper. You can read the article here:

Monday, June 1, 2009

LBC Chorale on Youtube

On the last day of the 2009 school year, Rob conducted the LBC Chorale and Chamber singers for a last minute video recording of some their favorite songs from the year. They turned out well enough that we decided to post them on Youtube. Here is the first one. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Two Shows in Two Months!

Rob is directing two shows in the next two months - The Music Man with CLCHM in early March and Little Women with LBC in Early April. Oh, and he is taking the LBC Chorale and Chamber Singers on tour to New England in between the two productions. Yes, he is crazy, thanks for asking.

Here are a few photos from Music Man Rehearsals. Thanks to Ned Bustard for sending these.

Rob teaching Gracie Shinn how to say "Tommy Djilas did it! Tommy Djilas did it!"

Showing Marian how "My White Knight" should REALLY be sung.

Trouble in River City!