On January 17th, Associate Professor of Music Tim Newton sang Beethoven’s towering Missa Solemnis as one of three Americans with London’s Philharmonia Chorus, guests of the Hamburg Symphony conducted by Sir Jeffrey Tate. Featured soloists represented the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. The sold-out performance was part of the Opening Festival of Hamburg’s highly anticipated Elbphilharmonie, Europe’s newest concert hall, and was given 4/5 stars in Die Welt. On March 18th, Tim sang a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the Philharmonia Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander, following a rare studio recording of the symphony one week before with the same forces. The recording established tempos as set by Beethoven in his conversation sketchbooks and newly assigned in the critical edition of the symphony. On February 18, Tim played a recital of Brazilian and American songs with Brazilian soprano Juliana Franco at the Sierra West Library in Las Vegas, NV as part of their community concert series. And in January, Tim was appointed Editor of Chorus America’s American Choral Review, a biannual research publication and reports of choral music in the US and Europe distributed to American libraries and professional symphonic and choral organizations. He has also been named to the American Choral Directors’ Association Monographs in Choral Music Editorial Board.