San Francisco Lyric Chorus

San Francisco Lyric Chorus program notes website

San Francisco Lyric Chorus receives frequent requests from other choruses to reproduce their program notes in their own concert programs. The Chorus needed to make their program content easily accessible to choruses and to engage to the wider community.

Composer biographies are given the highest priority in presentation. I developed the site so that only composers are displayed on the front page of the site and a featured content space at the top of the page spotlights one of the composers.

Composer, author, work, and bibliography entries are represented in four separate sections. Each group has their own directory, custom coded to automatically add and alphabetize new entries. Each type of content uses a slightly different page layout for individual articles according to content displayed.

Relationships between entries are displayed at the bottom of each entry. Composer or author pages present links to that composer’s or author’s works. Work pages present links to the composer and, if applicable, the author. All three page types link to bibliographies, where available. Works, authors and bibliographies are linked internally as related content on individual composer biographies and articles about individual compositions.

Because site content is maintained by volunteers, the administration panels easily enable users to access custom functions. Each type of content (composer, author, etc.) has its own creation space along with custom fields for their specific content. Custom fields are carefully arranged, labeled and described to maximize the user’s ability to update the site with a minimum of prior WordPress experience.