TYPES of repertoire to choose
Date: May 14, 2014
I'm more of an instrumental person, but right now I'm pulling triple duty with band, choir, and elementary. When choosing band repertoire, I've always heard that one should include on each concert an exciting opener, a march, a chorale, and another concert style selection. Now that I'm doing choir, I don't really know what types of pieces to include on a concert. Is there a pattern or general rule of thumb that I can follow to make music selection easier? In addition to that, I'm trying to rebuild this program after it fell apart with the previous director, and they want to sing nothing but pop tunes. While I don't mind a good pop song now and then, I want to get them singing some good concert pieces again. Other than just easing them into it, how do I make that transition? Hope all that made sense. Any help would be very much appreciated!