Ad Hoc Choir Rep
Date: June 18, 2014
I am an undergrad student getting ready to apply for master's programs. My number one master's program requires rehearsal footage of me conducting a choir that I already conduct or have put together for the audition. I do not already have a choir so I will be putting one together. The people I have available to me are good but not amazing (community college choir level). What is some good rep that would show well while being easy enough for a beginning conductor but challenging enough to get me admitted?
Ensemble type will be 16-20 singers SATB but not opposed to SSAATTBB pieces if they aren't too difficult for the singers.
Interested in Motet, Madrigals, Contemporary (Whitacre/Lauridsen type), Spirituals etc. Anything that would be a well rounded program.
Mostly english but perhaps some non-english as long as my choir can handle it.
Accompaniment is preferred. Not extremely difficult please. Accompanist is also an undergrad student.
Thanks in advance for your help.