Irish publisher Cailíno has just produced a virtual choir pack for Bernard Sexton’s arrangement of In The Bleak Midwinter. This arrangement is for two-part upper voices and would be perfect for high school choirs. Cailíno’s Virtual Choir Packs provide all the musical resources needed for singers and conductors to record video footage for a virtual choir project. The pack includes digital downloads of the sheet music; links to sing-along videos (score and audio) of each part to share with your singers; synchronised recordings with guidance on how to record; MP3 files of accompaniment parts (where applicable) for inclusion in the virtual performance; comprehensive PDF guidelines for Conductors and Singers; and pre-approved permissions and licences for virtual performances and uploading to online sharing platforms.
Cypress would like to feature “Call of the Angels” by internationally renowned composer Darius Lim. Darius’s music in the Cypress catalogue has sold considerably well during these trying times and when you hear it I’m sure you’ll understand why. Enjoy!
Chanukah song available
“There’s Something About Those Candles” is a meaningful Chanukah song available for SATB and TTB choirs as well as for soloists. During this pandemic, all sheet music and recordings will be complimentary. This song focuses on how the light of each Chanukah candle can glow within our hearts to remind us of the universal journey to freedom and to bring awareness that our world needs repair.
Here is a link to the SATB/piano arrangement and a variety of choir performances can be seen on youtube.
In order to facilitate learning the individual voice parts, recorded rehearsal tracks of each voice and piano accompaniment are also available.
For immediate release: October 28 2020.
Attention: Choral music, classical music and Arts Editors
RE: New video release of National Youth Choir by Choral Canada
Choral Canada is pleased to announce that our very first National Youth Virtual Choir of Canada video has been released.
This unique and emotional video includes alumni of the National Youth Choir of Canada performing in breathtaking landscapes from across our country. They are performing the piece “All Of Us” from “Considering Matthew Shepard” composed by Craig Hella Johnson.
The 2020 Conductor is Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée. The 2020 Apprentice Conductor is Thomas Burton. The audiovisual editor and producer for the video is William Duffy.
Choral Canada is the National Arts Service Organization (NASO) for the Canadian choral arts sector. We serve 3.5 million choral singers in Canada. The National Youth Choir of Canada is our professional training program for the next generation of Canadian choral artists.
Choral Canada exists to celebrate and champion choral music for all Canadians. We are a charity that exists on memberships, donations, and grants. If you like this video please don’t hesitate to donate or become a member.
Facebook Link for “All Of Us” video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=628242821192112
YouTube Link for “All Of Us” video: https://
“May our songs, discussions, and learning experiences also lead to meaningful and lasting actions towards greater inclusion, diversity and equity in our choral community—let us be part of the change so it can truly be All of Us.” – Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée
For more information, please contact Meghan Hila, Executive Director.
Phone: 647-606-2467; email: ; website: www.choralcanada.org
In these tough times when we cannot be with our friends, many are hurting, sad and lonely. Students and teachers alike are silently suffering. Families are missing their loved ones. This simple song with a powerful message, to encourage us reach out, be a friend, to comfort and to support in every way we can.
Email if you would like free PDF copies of the octavo for your ensemble. Please let me know your position and where you direct. There is no time limit to this free offer. I will also have free downloadable rehearsal tracks for each voice with the ensemble softly in the background, so members can rehearse at home. For best viewing on FB, click on the “gear” icon & select “HD”, then click on the “Full Screen” icon, it’ll be really clear.
Two new settings of traditional Christmas texts, for upper voices: “For unto us a child is born” and “Patapan”.
“For unto us a child is born”, a new setting for SSA and piano of the biblical text. Published and sold by Goodmusic. You can see and hear the whole score on their website (http://www.goodmusicpublishing.co.uk/info/default.aspx?id=75621). There is also an accompaniment for full symphony orchestra (as premiered by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2018) available from Goodmusic.
“Patapan”, a new setting of the traditional text, with words in English or French, for two-part choir and piano. Published and sold by Goodmusic. You can see and hear the whole score on their website (http://www.goodmusicpublishing.co.uk/info/default.aspx?id=75609). There is also an accompaniment for full symphony orchestra (as premiered by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019) available from Goodmusic. Conductor Ian Tracey said: “They all loved it, and the choir were going around singing it – it became their jingle – very catchy.”