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Testing the waters: Another community choir? I would start another choir in my area if there was interest. There is one local concert choir and a children/youth choir(s) organization in the neighbourhood. I would like to start something outside the box – maybe a choir that doesn’t dress all in black or black and white, […]
“There is an old belief”, text: John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854), music: J.D. Jude Jicha (b.1984; Lawrence Conservatory ’06) This challenging accapella piece “on” F-major begins and ends with striking unisons and divides into as many as 8 parts ranging from F2 to A5. It offers many possibilties through rubato for the skilled conductor. There are […]
I am looking for advice on piano chairs (with a back.) One of my accompanists has a bad back and I’d like to get a piano chair so she can rest her back during rehearsals when she is not actively playing. I have seen several brands ranging in price from $130 to over $400. Do […]
I just finished recruiting for next year, and I have 30 boys signed up for 6th grade chorus! I am very excited about this because it means I get to split my 6th grade into an all boys class and an all girls class. I am used to teaching girls, but I have yet to […]
Greetings! My men’s chorus just took a gig for an italian festival. Except for Verdi’s “Speed Your Journey” they have nothing in their library which is Italian. Are there any easy arrangements of Italian songs published? It just seems silly not to have one or two. Joseph Guy
If there is someone reading this message who currently lives in Naples, Italy, I would be most appreciative if you could contact me privately as I have several questions regarding a specific library in Naples. Martin
So…I've seen similar postings from years past, but… …does anyone have an arrangement (prefer SSA or SAB, but will take any) of "I Sing the Body Electric" from the 1981 movie, Fame? There is an out-of-print Ed Lojeski arrangement, but can't seem to find it. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!
We are currently preparing “O Light of Life” by Mack Wilberg for a concert this summer. The text is by David Warner. It has some unusual imagery. Has anyone written or found a good analysis of this text?
I would like to hear from anyone who has had experience with either a choral scholar programme or having an assistant conductor. How have you divided the duties? What have been the advantages, expectations, difficulties, etc. etc. Looking forward to your collective wisdom!
The Gifford Children’s Choir http://giffordchoir.wordpress.com has had tremendous success recently at getting media attention. I posted a video of the choir to YouTube and we are just about to break 500,000 hits. Key to the success is first off to have a musical performance that will be interesting to people all over the world, […]