ChoralNet - ChoralNet Daily http://www.choralnet.org New postings in ChoralNet DailyChoral Scholars Opening Daniel Parsleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453409%am, %21 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%st 2OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453409
Choral Scholar Position Announcement
 
Announcing auditions for the 2014-2015 Choral Scholars paid internship program at Faith United Methodist Church. One Choral Scholar position is available for each vocal section (SATB chorus.) These positions are designed to provide real world experience for college students wishing to pursue careers in sacred music, music education, music ministry, or music performance.
 
Choral Scholar Requirements:
· A sincere desire to participate in the life of a church & to participate in the musical enrichment of FUMC.
· Superior musicianship skills; ability and desire to form relationships with congregation members and choir colleagues.
· Attendance and participation in Chancel Choir rehearsals, typically held Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 , and Sunday worship the Chancel Choir     participates in at either 8:30 or11:00 AM worship. Typically, Chancel Choir sings three times a month.
· Willingness to provide occasional solo or small group ensemble music for Sunday worship.
· Enrollment in a collegiate, degree granting program at an accredited academic institution.
 
      Choral Scholar Benefits:
· Monthly monetary amount ($160/month) for participation in the program.
· Experience working with gifted volunteer based ensemble; experience working as a musical leader.
· Education towards a more holistic understanding within the vast genre of sacred music.
· Exposure and increased knowledge of appropriate repertoire and understanding of the collaborative and interactive nature of liturgy and music.
· Opportunity for solo vocal work  in both fall and spring choral-orchestral masterworks presented in worship.
· Opportunity to participate in FUMC’s resident auditioned vocal chamber ensemble, Schola Cantorum.
· Working with a growing vocal music program and participating in the life of a vibrant congregation, which can further empower and support scholars for future  careers in music.  
 
 
     For more information and to schedule an audition with the Choral Scholar Program team, please contact by November 6th :
 
      Daniel Parsley, Worship Arts Coordinator and Chancel Music Director
      dparsley@faithumchurch.org
      330-499-6040 ex. 28
 
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Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra Shannon Lythgoehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453402%pm, %20 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453402
Featuring A Touch of Brass and Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale
 
The brilliance of brass lights up Elektra’s celebration of the Christmas season. For many, Chez Nous has become the concert that launches the festive season in style with traditional melodies and exciting new works. On the program will be the world premiere of Winter’s Grace by Edward Henderson (poem by Luci Shaw), a work honouring the memory of the late Diane Loomer. Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, in a new voicing for women’s choir will receive its world premiere, and we also feature the Western Canadian premiere of Gloria by Ontario composer Larysa Kuzmenko. Join us in New Westminster or Vancouver as we welcome special guests the Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale and their director Les Nerling and A Touch of Brass for our Christmas gift to you.
 
Tickets are Adults $28 / Seniors $22 / Students $15, available through www.ticketstonight.ca or by calling the Elektra office at 604-739-1255.
 
November 29, 2014
 
Queen's Avenue United Church
529 Queens Ave (at 6th St), New Westminster, V3L 1K2
2 pm
 
Ryerson United Church
949 West 49th Avenue, (45th and Yew), Vancouver, V5Z 2T1
7:30 pm
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I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - Tallis, arr. Ward John Wardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453390%pm, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453390I've just posted my new SATB divisi arrangement of the Horatius Bonar hymn "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" at http://www.wardsattic.com/music.  Direct link to the PDF score is here.  The tune is Tallis' "Third Mode Melody" (used by Ralph Vaughan Williams in his "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis").  This arrangement is intended to be sung a cappella but does contain a piano reduction that could be used.  The text is suitable for a choir anthem in a Christian worship service, but probably not appropriate for public school choirs.
 
In memory of my wife, I'm releasing the arrangement for copy and performance free of charge provided that copies contain the complete score.  A version for men's voices alone is in the works and will also be available free of charge.
 
John Ward
 
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Kyrie by Ethan Gans-Morse - Seeadot Music Publishing Fahad Siadathttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453387%pm, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453387

Written as a response to the 9/11 tragedy, this is a haunting minimalist meditation on the Kyrie. Not technically demanding, but a mental challenge for any group. We suggest you close your eyes and let these powerful harmonies wash over you.

 

 
buy link: http://seeadot.com/shop/kyrie/
 
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Middle school choir - Help needed! Amy Ververellihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453380%pm, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453380I'm currently student teaching and from day one was given full command of the only choir at the middle school, because my mentor teacher is an instrumentalist (no vocal experience). It's 45 students, all different grades and experience levels (some have sung in children's choruses their whole lives, some are in 8th grade and have no musical experience, and everything in between) and only 5 boys. We have virtually no access to technology resources (no smart board, no projector, no curriculum books or sight-reading materials), half the class doesn't want to be here, and other than rehearsing their concert music I have no idea what to do with them! I need ideas for non-rehearsal activities! I'm open to anything that they'll engage with - improvisation, composition, literacy stuff, listenings. I feel totally out of my element because my own middle school choir experience was so limited, and my mentor teacher is literally no help at all. Because of the range of musical literacy, so far I've decided to start them from the ground up with solfege and all aspects of note-reading. But because of the large spectrum of experience, it's hard to even choose one method to teach their concert music. I'm not as afraid of classroom management as maybe I should be, but I'm more afraid of motivating them to participate and engage - I just want them to know how fun and rewarding singing in choir can be - but how do you do that if they're just taking choir because they didn't want to take PE again?
 
I know I'm just barely student teaching, but I feel like I'm pretty much on my own since my teacher wants nothing to do with the choir, and I really want this to be a learning experience, not just something I countdown impatiently for it to be over with.
 
Please help, I would love to draw from all of the wisdom and experience you all have. Any and all advice is welcome!
 
Amy
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Need help finding a piece Lance Harrishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453377%pm, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453377

I need help with details on a piece from way back in my career. In our college madrigal group we performed two medieval carols, on titled, “Nova, Nova Ave Fit Ex Eva.” SATB, with soli interspersed between verses. Let me start by saying this: It is not the Williametta Spencer, Rudolph, DeLong, or Chilcott arrangements. I know because I've spent hours on youtube looking for this particular arrangement. The closest I can find to what I remember (and that is not necessarily highly accurate) is this performance, http://tinyurl.com/pvrpwkq , although I remember some slight differences.

 

I know it was in the library of John Brown University and I'm still trying to find a way to get someone to look there for me (so if there are any fellow Eagles reading this, please help a brother out).

 

If anyone knows the name of the composer or publisher, I'll be eternally grateful.

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Artistic Director Wanted for Los Cancioneros Master Chorale in the Los Angeles area Jeremy Brunsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453378%pm, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453378

Position is available for the 2015-2016 season (September through June). Contracts may be renewed annually. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, extensive performance and conducting experience and knowledge of diverse choral literature.

DUTIES:

Musical direction of the chorale, audition and selection of new chorale members, selection of music and singers to perform in specific programs, annual budget consultation for music and instrumental musicians (as needed), and meetings with the Board of Directors of LCMC.

RESUMES will be accepted from Oct. 20 through Nov. 24, 2014 at:

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

Attn: Search Committee

P. O. Box 6634

Torrance CA 90504 

Or at:

LCMCDirectorSearch@outlook.com

Candidate interviews and finalist auditions will be held in January and February 2015.  

More information about Los Cancioneros Master Chorale and its 65 year history may be viewed at:

http://www.lcmasterchorale.com/

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S-Cubed Lesson 1 FREE Sight Singing Lesson until Saturday, October 25th Dale Duncanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453363%pm, %20 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453363Lesson 1 of S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program is free to download this week.  Ends on Saturday, October 25th at Noon Eastern.  Please share with your peers!  
For more information with links:  
https://www.facebook.com/InTheMiddleWithMrDBlog/posts/884146824937469
To go directly to the free download:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/S-Cubed-Lesson-1-The-Game-Successful-Sight-Singing-for-Middle-School-826815
Please follow my store!
Link to my blog with info on S-Cubed:
http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
 
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The Singing Revolution with Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Baltic States June 2016 Roland Zuehlkehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453368%pm, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453368
Join Dr. Geoffrey Boers and choirs from Lithuania and Estonia as we celebrate the far-reaching powers of vocal music that have shaped people’s lives and changed the course of history. Dr. Boers and Dr. Heather MacLaughlin-Garbes have developed an exciting program that includes an Educational & Cultural Immersion Curriculum, Three Festival Choir Concerts, Local Exchange Opportunities and a Composer-in-Residence Workshop. Visit our website at http://perform-international.com/festivals/ to learn more about this engaging “People to People” Cultural and Choral Event.
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performing copyrighted music with just piano accompaniment Jon Artertonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453373%pm, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453373Is it legal to perform copyrighted music with just piano accompaniment from the vocal score when the instrumental parts are available for rental but the budget is tight? ]]>Good Warmups PLEASE HELP! Chase Samuelshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453371%pm, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453371I am in need of some good beginning choir warmups. If you know of any please help! ]]>silent night/joy to the world partner song Justin Durhamhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453366%pm, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453366Help!  I'm looking for a piece I did several, SEVERAL years ago.  It was an SATB partner song (high school difficulty) with Joy to the World/Silent Night.  I believe it was published by Hal Leonard but can't be sure.  Any thoughts?
 
Thanks, 

justin 
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Bass section leader Lou Carol Fixhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453359%pm, %20 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453359St. George's Episcopal Church in Ardmore, PA, is seeking auditions for a bass section leader.  Good sight-reading skills and occasional solo work; welcoming church community that values all musical styles, especially classical.  Frequent a capella singing.  $85/week.  Thursday rehearsals 7:30-9:00pm; Sunday mornings 9:00am.  Sunday service at 10:00am; occasional extra services/concerts for extra pay.  Please reply to Lou Carol Fix, Organist/Choirmaster at LCFix@moravian.edu or 610.248-3882 to schedule an audition.  Position begins immediately.  Also looking for extra bass singer for Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 10:00pm for $110. ]]>Substitute Pianist - Newman Catholic Center Benjiman Durfeehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453358%pm, %20 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453358The Newman Catholic Center, which is located on the UMass Amherst campus, is looking for a substitute pianist.  The position will be guaranteed (1) mass per month as well as being the first call whenever a substitue is needed.  The ideal candidate will have strong sight-reading skills, be familiar with the Catholic mass, and be comfortable working with college-aged cantors and our adult choir.  Preference will be given to those candidates with singing experience.  If interested, please send an email with your resume to Benjiman Durfee (Music Coordinator) at musicministry.newman@gmail.com.   ]]>Monday Motivation: Fools Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/451248%pm, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Sep:%nd 17SepGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/451248 ]]>Singing in Salt Lake: USAF Singing Sergeants Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/452540%pm, %10 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/452540
Appearing in concert during the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SINGING SERGEANTS
 
The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington DC, the group is one of six musical ensembles that comprise the United States Air Force Band. Featuring twenty-three active-duty airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually, performing a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz. Originally formed as a men’s chorus in 1945, the Singing Sergeants became the first premier military chorus to integrate women in 1973. Today, the group’s members often perform for the Department of Defense and other high-level military and civilian functions, using music to bridge language and cultural differences and help advance positive diplomatic relations through song. The Singing Sergeants honor those who have served, inspire American citizens to heightened patriotism and service, and positively impact the global community on behalf of the United States Air Force and the United States. Each member is proud to represent all airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms enjoyed by citizens of the United States of America.
 
LEARN MORE about the 2015 ACDA National Conference and REGISTER today.
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Speaking of Voice: “My Go-To Warm-Up” by Art Lapierre Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/451225%pm, %22 %b %2014 %14:%Sep:%nd 14SepGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/451225
MY GO-TO WARM UP, by Art Lapierre (American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble)
 
I use a basic ascending/descending major 9th arpeggio with various combinations of neutral vowels, vowels with voiced and unvoiced consonants, as well as text. I usually (although not always) harmonize this with a rolling I major 7th chord which moves to a IV major 7th chord on the 9th and remain there until the vocalists descend to 5 (sol). Remain there until the ‘resolution’ to 5 (sol) and then move back to the I major 7th chord. Harmonizing the 9 (re) and descending 7 (ti) with a IV∆7 chord creates a momentary 6th (la) and #4 (aka #11) (fi) over that chord. In this most basic exercise I can train, mostly diatonic (non-extended note), singers to learn to hear, maintain, and, maybe, accept extended harmony of the 7th, 6th, 9th, #11. Rhythm: all notes are additional root position exercises involve altering notes as needed:
 
Lydian/Dominant = b7 (tey)
Minor 7th = b3 (mey), b7 (tey), natural 11 (fa)
 
After these basic warmups I include various other types of ‘extended jazz harmony’ arpeggios.
 
Because most choral singers linger on open vowels much too long for what I refer to as “modified street English” I am constantly adjusting the words of any added text. I remember somewhere (Frank Pooler, I believe) giving me a warm-up exercise (I think it was Don Craig (?)) that included many short sentences of voiced/unvoiced consonants. I am sure there are many such exercises.
 
I usually alternate between eight of them and simply impose them upon my vocal warm-up. Ex: “Name the tune and I will sing.” I find this a great combination of initial, media, and final voiced consonants.
 
Additional exercises:
 
1 - Use various inversions starting on the 7th below 1 (do) up thru the chord members
 
2 - Add “feel” and “rhythmic” interpretation: ballad-rubato; swinging eighth notes; straight “Latin” eighth notes.
 
3 - Expand the exercise into a 4 and/or 8-mm phrases
 
4 - Harmonize to taste: Most likely beyond this short write up.
 
(My Go-To Warm-Up” features a favorite warm-up used by those choirs who have been selected to perform during the 2015 ACDA National Conference.)
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Sessions in Salt Lake: "Scary Orchestras" Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/452420%pm, %09 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/452420
The 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah will feature the interest session:
SCARED OF THE ORCHESTRA? RELAX, THEY’RE HUMAN, TOO (John Nelson, clinician)
 
Choral and orchestral conductors generally live on different planets and are often uncomfortable being in each other’s worlds. In this session, John Nelson, who lives in and loves both worlds, will encourage a comfort zone between the two, sharing thoughts and fielding attendees’ questions.
 
LEARN MORE about the 2015 ACDA National Conference and REGISTER today.
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Stephen Paulus Tom Tropphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453343%am, %20 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453343I know that many of us have been regularly checking Stephen Paulus's web page and Facebook page for updates, since learning of his stroke last year. The following sad news came from Minnesota Public Radio this afternoon:
 

Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65

Arts & CultureMatt Sepic ·  · Oct 19, 2014
Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus has died.
 

Paulus was among Minnesota's leading classical composers. He wrote hundreds of works -- including nearly 60 orchestral scores, 10 operas and 150 choral pieces.

Twin Cities choral director Dale Warland commissioned many of those. Warland said he first met Paulus when the composer was an undergraduate at Macalester College.

Paulus brought fresh perspectives to both arrangements and original compositions, Warland said.

"He knew the potential for vocal colors, extreme registers, you name it, he just had that skill to bring something that really became part of our diet, every concert practically."

Paulus was 65 years old.

Son Greg Paulus said his father died at an assisted living facility from complications of a stroke he suffered last year.

 
 
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Upbeat SSA Holiday Piece...suggestions! Matthew Perezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453340%am, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%th 2OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453340Hello!
 
I'm looking for an upbeat, but not "cheesy" piece for my highschool women's choir. Something that will get the audience stirred up! I have found a lot of lovely slow pieces, but I need something "thrilling" to close their set for the concert.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance!!! 
 
Matt
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6th and 7th Grade Choruses- How to Get Them on Parts Angelica Dunsavagehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453335%am, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453335 
So, I am a first year teacher, and while I have worked with HS groups before, this is my first time teaching middle school. I have some boys even in 6th grade chorus whose voices are starting to change. We typically sing SA music, and some of that is getting to be a struggle. I'm really not sure what to do get those boys focusing on pitch, or what repertoire to choose come next semester when they'll be further along in their change.
 
I also have a 7th grade chorus. My sopranos are very confident, as are most of my guys, but my altos do not sing out, and typically migrate to melody under pressure. Please help! I will take any advice.
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Missa Britannia | October 24+25 7:30pm Brennan Michaelshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453339%am, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453339
Thomas Tallis’ Mass for Four Voices serves as the focal point in an all British program featuring works of England's most celebrated and distinguished composers. From Age to Age explores hidden a cappella gems such as motets of William Byrd and John Rutter. These choral pieces are paired with titanic works highlighting guest organist, Dr. Lynn Trapp. Come revel with From Age to Ageopening Season 8 with an English tapestry, filled with brilliant and enduring music that seats England as a prominent and established leader in the choral community. Admission at the door: $10 Adults/$5 Students and Seniors.
 
October 24, 7:30 pm        Grace University Lutheran Church
                                         324 Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
 
October 25, 7:30 pm        St. Olaf Catholic Church
                                         215 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
 
 
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Tenor Choral Scholar: Episcopal Cathedral Timothy Westerhaushttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453333%pm, %19 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453333The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist seeks an experienced tenor choral scholar to serve as section leader and soloist for liturgy and concert performances. This paid position includes weekly Thursday evening rehearsals (7-9pm), Sunday liturgies (9:30 am call, 10:30 am liturgy), and solemn feasts of the church calendar. Repertoire is drawn from the Anglican and broader Western canon as well as new compositions. Interested candidates may apply by submitting a resume and brief letter of introduction to Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, music director, at twesterhaus@stjohns-cathedral.org or 509-838-4277. A sample recording(s) is preferred but not required. ]]>Mystical Night Faith Knabehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453324%pm, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453324

Philomusica Concert Choir is pleased to announce its December 2014 concert set “Mystical Night”, which will be
performed at Our Lady of Peace Church 1740 Route 130 N., North Brunswick, NJ on Saturday December 6 at 8 pm,
and on Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm. 

The main piece will be Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Missa O Magnum Mysterium", based on music from his
motet. With the Choir's vocal tone quality produced by the Choir in the Spring 2014 concert and the acoustics at
Our Lady of Peace Church, this promises to be a stunning musical experience.
 
The concert also includes 3 pieces based on the ancient "O Magnum Mysterium" text: the famous one
by Tomas Luis de Victoria, one by Francis Poulenc which is very mysterious and beautiful, and
one by the American composer, William Hawley which alternates restrained, chant-like passages
similar to Victoria with very emotional and passionate sections.

The remainder of this concert set will include 20th century pieces by Daniel Pinkham, "Christmas Eve" and
"The Kings and the Shepherds" and Bob Chilcott's "Mid-Winter"; plus 3 folk-like carols by Peter Warlock
(the composer of "Bethlehem Down") - "Tyrley Tyrlow", "Balulalow", and "The Sycamore Tree". The concert will
conclude with several familiar carols and audience participation.

General Tickets: $20 Adult; $15 Seniors/Students: $10 children under 13. Discount of $2 on tickets bought in advance.
Group discounts.

For further information call 888-744-5668, or email info@philomusica.org. Visit our Website at www.philomusica.org.

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Lupie dancing Stephen Brucehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453322%pm, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453322Can anyone clarify the meaning of "Lupie dancin'" on p. 21 of Jennings' Oh Jerusalem in the Morning?
Thanks,
Steve
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Notice of resignation Heather Clausenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453320%pm, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453320How much notice should I give my church when I decide to give them my resignation letter?  I'm the choir director.  We rehearse every week, but sing twice a month plus additional services such as Reformation, Ash Wednesday, etc.
 
Thank you.
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8 Days of Conducting Master Classes and chamber singing w/Simon Carrington, Broni Falinska & Brian O'Connell Brian O'Connellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453316%pm, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453316 
 

 

SARTEANO CHAMBER CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP 2015

 

A Collaborative Experience in Sarteano (Tuscany), Italy 

with Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell

 

Session I: July 19 to 26 (Musica Sacra)

Session II: July 29 to August 5 (Mixed Repertoire)

 

 

Due to the many conducting applicants each year that we are not able to accommodate with only one session, we will be opening a new second session, devoted entirely to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon's that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano's beautiful churches. The second, mixed repertoire session, will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano's architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Bronislawa will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for both summer sessions!

 

This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.

 

There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory. 

 

Full Conductors - Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington’s daily 4.5 hour Master Class. 

 

Conducting Auditors – You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert from the morning repertoire. 

 

EVERYONE sings - the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's master class with Simon. 

 

Each day, the afternoon session will consist of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. 

 

The first morning session consists of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) exploring new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound. The second morning session with Brian O'Connell deals with developing a vital chamber choir emphasizing effective rehearsal strategy.

 

Come celebrate the 11th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and Brian working together in Sarteano! For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website.

 

Contact: Gail Leicher + 1 781.652.0158 

Looking forward to seeing you in Tuscany! 

 

Best wishes,

Brian

More info http://www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com

 

 

 

 

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Bizet's Carmen at Montclair University, Sunday, Oct. 26 Harvey Cohenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453312%pm, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453312NJ State Repertory Opera
Presents
Carmen
George Bizet's Masterpiece
Tickets at http://njsro.weebly.com/carmen.html or call (973)763-7969
A semi-staged production with full cast, chorus and orchestra 
Sung in French with English Supertitles 

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium 
at Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
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Executive Director - Flying House Productions Bob Davidsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/453308%pm, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/453308
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – JOB DESCRIPTION
Overview: The Executive Director (ED) of Flying House Productions (FHP) is responsible for the oversight and management of all the administrative, financial, development, and support functions related to the daily operations of this $3 million dollar organization. The ED will develop harmonious working relationships within the organization (staff and members) and represent the organization to the wider community, clients, donors, patrons and business associates. The ED will also maintain productive working relationships with GALA and other community choruses.
 
FHP has over twevle permanent professional staff including the ED.  The organization also works with several contractors onan ongoing basis including Dennis Coleman who has served as Artistic Director (AD) since 1980.
 
FHP considers itself to be more than simply a local arts organization. In addition to the high level of performances it produces, FHP is also a “voice for acceptance” in the community and across the nation. FHP also plays an important national role as an organization that provides musical leadership, mentorship and administrative expertise that influences dozens of other arts organizations throughout the country and around the world.
 
As FHP embarks on its 35th anniversary, it strives to remain at the forefront of the LGBTQ choral movement.  FHP is searching for an ED who has the vision and talent to lead FHP into the future, through commitment and dedication to its Vision and Mission.
 
Reporting Relationships: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and – along with the duties outlined above – is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Board and keeping the Board informed of organizational activities. The ED is a non-voting (ex officio) member of the Board of Directors.
The ED directly supervises four key directors/managers: Finance Director, Development Manager, Marketing Manager and Membership/Production Services Director, as well as indirectly supervises the Assistant Artistic Director and the Production/Stage Manager. While the company’s AD is a contractor who reports directly to the Board of Directors, the ED must work closely with the AD to develop each season’s schedule of concerts, manage related budgets, and coordinate out of town appearances.
 
Qualifications:
A Master’s or MBA degree in Business Administration, Arts Management or Non-Profit Management is required. Note: A combination of education and/or comparable non-profit or arts-related work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated significant work experience in the following areas:
  • Major Donor Development & Relations
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Contract Negotiation and Administration
  • Financial Oversight, Direction and Budgeting of a $1.5 million organization
  • Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Organization
  • Working with a Volunteer Board of Directors
  • Management and Development of Staff and Volunteers
  • Member Relations
  • Advertising, Marketing and Event Planning.
In addition, a general knowledge of and sensitivity toward the following is desirable:
  • Musical and/or Arts Community and their patrons
  • LGBTQ Community
  • Strong, collaborative leadership style and negotiating skills
    • Ability to listen to others’ point of view
    • Ability to develop consensus from divergent points of view
    • Excellent verbal skills and written skills
    • Teamwork approach to managing staff, membership and volunteers
  • Ability to lead by established goals and objectives
  • Exemplary ethical and business standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising/Sustainability
  • Manages the annual fundraising plan with the Development staff and presents the plan to the Board for approval as part of the budgeting cycle
  • Oversees the Development Plan implementation and actively participates in development activities/events geared towards general donors
  • Identifies, cultivates and stewards new major donors
  • Maintains and strengthens the Directors Circle, Endowment and Planned Giving strategies.
Communication
  • Facilitates open communication between the membership, staff and Board
  • Become FHP’s voice within the LGBTQ community
  • Engages, encourages and helps to build a strong, active Board of Directors that assists FHP in fulfilling its Vision and Mission.
 
Administration
  • Works with the Board and AD to determine strategic plans for the organization and staff implementation
  • Supervises staff; provides guidance, training and development; conducts regular performance reviews; administers salary levels for all staff following policies approved by the Board as stated in the Employee Handbook
  • Manages or oversees the negotiation of all contracts on behalf of the Board.
 
Budget
  • In conjunction with the Finance Director, AD, FHP staff members, and the Finance Committee, develops the organization’s annual budget on a timely basis for Board approval
  • Provides strict financial oversight for the $3 million and suggests/reviews changes with responsible managers
  • Ensures that accurate financial records and reports are provided to the Finance Committee and the Board, on a timely basis
  • Is a member ex officio of the Finance Committee.
Support
  • General oversight and management of staff related to the following functions of the organization:
    • Performance-related products/services
      • FHP Publications
      • Productions
      • Recordings
      • Ensembles
  • Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus
    • Marketing/Promotion
    • Public Relations
    • Fundraising and Special Events
    • Production and Artistic Support
    • Community Outreach and Education
    • Touring
  • General Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Ticket Sales
  • Facility Management
    • Contract Management
    • Volunteer Coordination
The ED also performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.  This is a full-time exempt position.
 
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their cover letters and resumes via email to resumes@flyinghouse.org by midnight November 7, 2014.  Qualified candidates will be notified of their selection for the interview process on or around November 8, 2014.  Flying House Productions, the parent organization of the Seattle Men’s and Seattle Women’s Choruses, is a registered 501(C)(3) corporation located in Washington State.  Principals only please, no phone calls or recruiters.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm, Travis Park United Methodist Church,
230 E. Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
The inaugural concert of the Choral Society, fifty years ago, included the music of J.S. Bach.  In honor of this very first performance and to celebrate our anniversary, we will feature music from Bach’s Mass in B Minor.  The concert will conclude with former directors and singers taking the stage with current SACS to sing memorable selections from the choir’s fifty year history.
 
Now in its 50th Anniversary Concert Season, The San Antonio Choral Society, led by Jennifer Seighman, Artistic Director and Dr. N. Seth Nelson, Accompanist, is an 80-member mixed voice choir of volunteer singers.
 
Tickets cost $15 - General Admission; $12 - Seniors, TPR Members, A.D. Military; Students with Student ID and Alumni are FREE. For further information on group rates for seniors, students, and other groups, call 210-228-4147 (leave a message) or visit http://sachoralsociety.org. Donations appreciated.
 
PROGRAM:
 
Mass in B Minor, BMV 232 - Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Gloria
 
  IV. Gloria in Excelsis
  V. Et in Terra Pax
  VI. Laudamus Te
  VII. Gratias Agimus Tibi
  VIII. Domine Deus
  IX. Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi
  X. Qui Sedes Ad Dextram Patris
  XI. Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus
  XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu
 
Hallelujah, Amen (Judas Maccabaeus) - G.F. Handel
The Heavens Are Telling (Creation) - F.J. Haydn
It's a Grand Night for Singing - Rodgers & Hammerstein
He Never Failed Me Yet - Robert Ray
The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Peter Lutkin
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