Women's Chamber Choir and Big Band (Jazz Ensemble)?
Date: December 7, 2013
I am looking for suggestions of repertoire for Women's Chamber Choir (8-12 singers; SSA/SSAA) and Big Band (Jazz Ensemble). Last year we did pretty well with Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, and Chatanooga Choo-Choo using charts from the 1940s. BWBB is originally for women, but I had to re-voice and re-arrange the other two from SATB and wasn't entirely happy with the results. The band is pretty good: an established community college jazz band with a mix of students and community members. The choir is beginner to intermediate level with almost no experience singing jazz style or close harmonies, so nothing too difficult, please! (Music of all styles and periods is welcome, as is music with just combo or (easy) acapella). Thanks in advance for your wisdom and generosity!
Professor of Music
New Orleans, Louisiana