Week of April 3, 2017

For April rehearsals in preparation for April-June performances

Remember there are no rehearsals on April 10th and 11th due to public school break.

Thank you to the Treble Choir for your lovely singing at Westover Hills Methodist Church on March 26th. Your good diction, expressive musicianship and attentive participation in the service was much appreciated by all.

 

Repertoire for next Treble and Concert Choir Performance

Sat. April 29, 2:00 p.m.  Lyrics, Laughter & Learning!  Richmond Public Library Gellman Room Concert, 101 E. Franklin St. 23219 - Concert& Treble Choirs 46 min of music

 

Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min.                                                                        Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello 4 min.                                                                                                      L. Maierhofer

Sing in the Sunshine (with "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah") 2min                                       Linda Steen Spevacek

                                                     Treble & Concert Choirs 7 min

Amazing Grace 2 min.                                                                                        arr. Francisco J. Núñez

Twenty-third Psalm - An Interpretation 1 min                                                             Frances Waterman

Simple Gifts 1 min.                                                                                                  arr. Aaron Copland

Songs for Joanna, words by John o' the North                                                               Havelock Nelson

      A Windy Story 1:30 min.

      Little Betty Bland 1 min

                                                               Treble Choir 7 min

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Siyahamba 4 min.                                                                                      South African Freedom Song

Peta, kupa jen, dwaj, tśi 1 min.                                                                                   Sorbian Folksong

The No Laugh Race 10 min                                                           Dr. Seuss, pno score Eugene Poddany

                                                    Treble & Concert Choirs 16 min

Et exultavit 2:30                                                                                                                        Vivaldi

Sing you now, text Thomas Ravenscroft 2 min                                                                    Bob Chilcott

Gavotte, from Solfege Suite #2 3 min                                                                                                                   Ken Berg

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min                                                                              Traditional Cherokee

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min                                                                             Sharon Sun Eagle

                                                             Concert Choir 11 min

America the Beautiful 2 min.                                                                              Samuel Augustus Ward

                                                        Audience Sing-along 2 min.

I Hear America Singing 3 min.                                                                                                                André J. Thomas.

                                                     Treble & Concert Choirs 3 min

 

 

Concert Choir in preparation for April 17 rehearsal and April 29 performance

Memorize Sing in the Sunshine, Sing You Now

Keep in memory: Gavotte, I Hear America Singing, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa, Cherokee Morning Song, Mattaponi Song of Gratitude, Vivaldi Et exultavit, Siyahamba, Kekeli, Hello Songs

Learn for June 3rd concert: Singing of Birds - Chilcott, If I Had a Hammer

 

Treble Choir in preparation for April 18 rehearsal and April 29 performance

Memorize Sing in the Sunshine - Part 1 Nora, Olivia, Marquita; Part 2 Shanna, Maria, Keziah, Renna

Learn in solfege and with words: Simple Gifts (A-flat is "DO") & Little Betty Bland (F is "DO")

Learn Siyahamba in parts - Top: Shanna, Maria; Middle: Keziah, Renna, Nora; Bottom: Olivia, Marquita

Keep in memory: Hello Songs, Amazing Grace, I Hear America Singing, 23rd Psalm, A Windy Story, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa, Kekeli, America the Beautiful

Repertoire for May 2nd and June 3 concerts will be taken from above.

 

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir April and June Performances

 

Saturday April 22, 12:00 p.m., National Anthem - Atlee Little League 50th Anniversary Season Opening Ceremony, 8324 Whippoorwill Rd., Mechanicsville 23116 - Cantare

4 part National Anthem

 

Sun. June 25, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.  Concert by invitation of the American Guild of Organists Mid-Atlantic Convention, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place, RVA 23220 - Cantare Choir - 59 minutes of music

 

Kyrie eleison 4:30 min                                                                                                                        Owen Peck

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                          Allan Blank (1925-2013)

Magnificat 12 min.                                                                                          Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

                                                             Cantare Choir 20 min

 

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                        Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Wie will ich mich freuen 6 min.                                                                           Johann Sebastian Bach

Let It Shine! 3 min.                                                                          Traditional Spiritual, arr. Don Besig

Edelweiss 2 min                                                                                                            Richard Rogers

Camino Caminante 3 min                                                                                             Stephen Hatfield

                                                            Pro Arte Choir 17 min

 

Beatus vir 1 min                                                                                                           Orlandus Lassus

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                                        Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

Zelenaj se, zelenaj 3 min                                                                                               Antonin Dvorák

A Tree Toad 1 min.                                                                                          Ruth Watson Henderson

 

                                                             Cavalieri Choir 9 min

 

Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Children 1:30min                                                      Christopher Tye (d. ? 1580)

More Love 1 min.                                                                                  Anonymous Shaker Tune, 1876

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min                                                                             Sharon Sun Eagle

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman          Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald

The Storm Is Passing Over 3:30 min.                                 Charles Albert Tindley, arr. Barbara W. Baker

                                                             Cantare Choir 13 min

 

Music for June 3 concert will be the new music listed above, and should be memorized by May 8 rehearsal.

 

CANTARE CHOIR

Memorize Four- part National Anthem for April 17 rehearsal and April 22 performance.

Learn parts and memorize for June performances: Praise Ye the Lord Ye Children, More Love

Learn in the 3-part division: The Storm Is Passing Over. We are still looking for a couple of ad lib singers.

Keep in memory: Cherokee Morning Song, Mattaponi Song of Gratitude, Siyahamba, Preious Lord, Hello Songs, entire Pergolesi Magnificat, Mi Chamocha.  Peck Kyrie, Kekeli

 

CAVALIERI CHOIR

New music to be memorized by May 8 rehearsal: Beatus vir - Lassus, A Tree Toad, Zelenaj se, zelenaj - Dvorak

Learn percussion parts for Camino Caminante to accompany Pro Arte singers (listen to GRCC perform Camino Caminante here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J-uqmezzKI)

Keep in memory: Lina Avatara

 

PRO ARTE CHOIR

New music to be memorized by May 8 rehearsal: Bach Wie will ich mich freuen, Edelweiss, Camino Caminante (listen to GRCC perform Camino Caminante here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J-uqmezzKI)

Keep in memory: Adam lay ybounden, Let It Shine

Week of March 20, 2017

For March and April rehearsals in preparation for March-June performances

Thank you to the Concert and Cantare Choirs for your beautiful singing at Old St. John's Church on March 19th. You brought together the West Point community and the Mattaponi Reservation with your soulful presentation of music from many cultures. Special kudos to our soloists Naomi, Samantha, Meaghan, Owen and Emmett!

 

MARCH 26 TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE REPERTOIRE for Sunday 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd. Everything in bold sung from memory!

Prelude: Hello Songs, Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me

Anthem: Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez

Offertory Anthem: I Hear America Singing - André Thomas

Benediction: Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman

Hymns: No. 432 Jesu, Jesu, No. 430 O Master Let Me Walk with Thee, No. 95 Doxology

 

TREBLE CHOIR - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service

Finish memorizing all words in Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation! Parents, please have your chorister sing this song to you from memory. This is always a good way to be sure the singer knows it. In Amazing Grace sing the notes and rhythms written in this edition. We are singing verses 1, 2, and 4 (omitting 3 and 5.) Carry over breathing in 4-measure phrases! In Amazing Grace also practice taking deep breaths before long phrases, and mete out your breath to get to the end.

Added TREBLE CHOIR Repertoire for April, May and June performances:

Gift to Be Simple, Siyahamba, Little Betty Bland, Sing in the Sunshine, America the Beautiful

Keep in memory: A Windy Story, I Hear America Singing, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa, Hello Songs

 

CONCERT CHOIR Added Repertoire for April and June performances:

Two Singing Songs: Sing after Me, Singing of Birds - Chilcott, Sing in the Sunshine, If I Had a Hammer

Keep in memory: Gavotte, I Hear America Singing, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa, Cherokee Morning Song, Mattaponi Song of Gratitude, Vivaldi Et exultavit, Siyahamba, Kekeli, Hello Songs

 

CANTARE CHOIR Added Repertoire for April and June performances:

Four- part National Anthem

Praise Ye the Lord Ye Children

More Love

The Storm Is Passing Over

Keep in memory: Cherokee Morning Song, Mattaponi Song of Gratitude, Siyahamba, Preious Lord, Hello Songs, entire Pergolesi Magnificat, Mi Chamocha.  Peck Kyrie, Kekeli

 

CAVALIERI CHOIR Added Repertoire for April and June performances:

Beatus vir - Lassus

A Tree Toad

Grow Green - Dvorak

Keep in memory: Lina Avatara

 

PRO ARTE CHOIR Added Repertoire for April and June performances:

Wie will ich mich freuen

Edelweiss

Camino Caminante

Keep in memory: Adam lay ybounden, Let It Shine

Week of February 27, 2017

Home practice for March rehearsals in preparation for March-June performances

Thank you to the Cantare Choir, instrumentalists, and all our GRCC and GHTC family who made the February 26th service at Grace & Holy Trinity such a beautiful and moving experience for so many people.

UPCOMING CONCERT CHOIR AND CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE

Sun. March 19, 4:00 p.m. Old St. John's Church Concert Series, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181 - Cantare and Concert Choirs 50 minutes of music - Repertoire: (Revised March 2)

Hey Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min.                                                                        Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello 4 min.                                                                                                      L. Maierhofer

                                         All Choirs 5 min. Martin, guitar - choir in front

 

All Praise to God Who Reigns Above 2 min                                                Melchior Vulpius, arr. Ludwig Lenel

Hashivenu 2:30 min                                                                                                      Israeli Folksong, arr. Doreen Rao

Et exultavit 2:30                                                                                                                        Vivaldi

                                  Concert Choir 7 min., Crystal organ - choir in organ loft

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                       Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                    Cavalieri Choir 4 min, Crystal organ, choir in front, Hope finger cymbals

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                        Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Let It Shine! 3 min.                                                                          Traditional Spiritual, arr. Don Besig

                                  Pro Arte Choir 6 min, Crystal organ, choir in organ loft

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min                                                                              Traditional Cherokee

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min                                                                             Sharon Sun Eagle

        All Choirs 4 min., choirs in front, Hope drum, various other percussion to choir members

America the Beautiful 2 min.                                                                              Samuel Augustus Ward

                                            Audience participate 2 min., Crystal organ

                                                                    Intermission

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman          Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald

Mi Chamocha 3:30 Naomi cantor                                                                     Allan Blank (1925-2013)

Magnificat 6 min.                                                                                                                    Pergolesi

      Et misericordia - Samantha, soprano & Meaghan, alto

      Deposuit potentes

      Suscepit Israel - Owen, tenor & Emmett, bass

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

                                                 Cantare Choir 17 min, Crystal organ

Abide with Me 2:30                                                           Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                                                                                  Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015)

                                             Audience participate 3 min. Crystal organ

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Siyahamba 4 min.                                                                                      South African Freedom Song

      Zulu:                                    Siyahamb’ e-ku-kha-nye-ni kwen-kos.

      English:                                We are marching in the light of God.

      Spanish:                                  Mar-cha-re-mos en la luz de Dios.

      East Coast Algonquin:         Ki kanti ke-shaw-tewh O-kee-se-men-to.

                                                   All Choirs, 6 min., Crystal djembe

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Cantare: Memorize Cherokee Morning Song, Mattaponi Song of Gratitude.

Learn parts for Siyahamba and America the Beautiful.

Review Abide with Me in parts with soprano descant, Kekeli, Precious Lord, O How Amiable, Hello Songs, Magnificat II, III, IV with soloists Samantha, Meaghan, Owen, and Emmett, Mi Chamocha with Naomi soloist

Pro Arte: Review Adam lay ybounden, Let It Shine

Cavalieri: Review Lina Avatara

Added CANTARE Repertoire for April and June performances:

Four- part National Anthem (to be distributed March 6) a cappella, Hope direct

Praise Ye the Lord Ye Children (to be distributed March 6) a cappella, Hope direct

More Love (distributed Feb. 27) a cappella, Hope direct

The Storm Is Passing Over (to be distributed March 6) Pete piano, Hope direct

Added CAVALIERI Repertoire for April and June performances:

Beatus vir - Lassus - a cappella, Pete direct

A Tree Toad - Hope piano, Pete direct

Grow Green - Dvorak (to be distributed March 6) - Hope piano, Pete direct

Added PRO ARTE Repertoire for April and June performances:

Wie will ich mich freuen (distributed Feb. 26) Pete piano, Hope direct

Edelweiss, Pete piano, Hope direct

Camino Caminante (to be distributed March 6) Pete piano, Hope direct, other percussion TBD

 

Concert Choir Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Vivaldi Et exultavit - learn in solfege ("DO" is B-flat) and with text

Cherokee Morning Song - learn in solfege ("DO" is F)

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - learn in solfege ("DO" is C)

Siyahamba, Abide with Me, America the Beautiful

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God," "Hashivenu," "Kekeli" and Hello Songs

Added CONCERT CHOIR Repertoire for April and June performances:

Two Singing Songs: Sing after Me, Singing of Birds - Chilcott

Sing in the Sunshine (to be distributed March 6)

If I Had a Hammer (on order - to be distributed when it arrives)

Keep in memory: Gavotte, I Hear America Singing, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa

 

TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Repertoire for Sun. 3/26, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd. Everything in bold should be sung from memory.

Prelude: Hello Songs, Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me

Anthem: Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez/Erb

Offertory Anthem: I Hear America Singing - André Thomas

Benediction: Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman

Hymns: No. 432 Jesu, Jesu, No. 430 O Master Let Me Walk with Thee, No. 95 Doxology (will distribute March 7)

 

Treble Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, and Kekeli. Sing from memory. Sing hymns from music.

Added TREBLE CHOIR Repertoire for April, May and June performances:

Gift to Be Simple

Siyahamba

Little Betty Bland

Sing in the Sunshine, America the Beautiful (to be distributed March 6)

Keep in memory: A Windy Story, I Hear America Singing, No Laugh Race, Peta Kupa, Hello Songs

Week of February 20, 2017

Home practice for February rehearsals in preparation for February and March performances

 Thank you to everyone for your good preparation for rehearsals on February 20 and 21! Let's keep it up!

Also thanks to Sharita for hosting an extra rehearsal on Saturday the 18th and to those Pro Arte members who attended: Nina, Meaghan, Samantha, Grace, Faith, and Lillian. It was clear at Monday's rehearsal that the extra rehearsal was very productive!

 CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE Sun. Feb. 26 - 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Grace & Holy Trinity, Repertoire: Prelude: Kekeli Tso, O Wondrous Type

In place of the sermon: Pergolesi Magnificat with strings - ENTIRE

At the offertory: Precious Lord

Communion: (Vocalise - HAE piano and Beth Almore, cello)

Hymns & service music: #460 Alleluia Sing to Jesus, #S280 Gloria, #S129 Sanctus, #129 Christ Upon the Mt. Peak, #380 v. 3 Doxology, #618 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

 Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to February 26 church service

Pergolesi Magnificat - Learn all parts in solfege and with text. Overall the rehearsal was good on Monday Feb. 20 and it looked like you were making notes of which parts needed more security. Please work on those parts. The last movement needed the most work.

Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type - Review and keep in your memory. We would still be happy to audition a soloist for the ad lib part on the last verse.

We will use service music for warm-up reading exercises in rehearsals in February.

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Cantare: Learn Cherokee Morning Song 2 min., Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.  

Review Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min., O wondrous type, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Siyahamba, Abide with Me

Pro Arte: Bach Wie will ich mich freuen - Learn in solfege and in German. D is "DO."

Review Adam lay ybounden

Cavalieri: Review "Lina Avatara"

Looking ahead:  Learn Lassus Beatus vir in solfege (E is "DO") and in Latin

 CONCERT CHOIR AND CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE

Sun. March 19, 4:00 p.m. Old St. John's Church Concert Series, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181 - Concert Choir  54 minutes of music - Repertoire to be taken from the following: (Revised Feb. 23)

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min.

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.

                                                                 All Choirs 6 min.

America the Beautiful 2 min.                                                                              Samuel Augustus Ward

                                                        Audience Sing-along 2 min.

All Praise to God Who Reigns Above 2 min                                                Melchior Vulpius, arr. Ludwig Lenel

Hashivenu 2:30 min                                                                                                      Israeli Folksong, arr. Doreen Rao

Et exultavit 2:30                                                                                                                        Vivaldi

The Singing of Birds (from The Song of Solomon) 2 min.                                                     Bob Chilcott

Gavotte, from Solfege Suite #2 3 min                                                                                                                   Ken Berg

                                                            Concert Choir 12 min.

 

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                                        Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                                                             Cavalieri Choir 4 min

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                        Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Wie will ich mich freuen 6min                                                          Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)

                                                             Pro Arte Choir 9 min

O wondrous type! 1:30                                                                Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman          Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                            Allan Blank (1925-2013)

Et misericordia from Magnificat 2 min.                                                                                    Pergolesi

                                       Samantha André, soprano & Meaghan Nuckols, alto

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

                                                             Cantare Choir 14 min

Abide with Me 2:30                                                           Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                                                                                  Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015)

                                                         Audience sing-along 3 min.

Siyahamba 4 min.

                                                                 All Choirs 4 min.

 

Concert Choir Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Vivaldi Et exultavit - learn in solfege ("DO" is B-flat) and with text

Chilcott Two Singing Songs - learn in solfege #1 Sing You Now ("DO" is A) and #2. The Singing of Birds ("DO" is D) Part 1 - Siara, Laila, Matilde, Courtney; Part 2 - Alexandra, Kamirra, Matthew, Sophie, Erica

Cherokee Morning Song - learn in solfege ("DO" is F)

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - learn in solfege ("DO" is C)

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God," "Hashivenu," "Gavotte,"and Kekeli.

 

TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Proposed Repertoire for Sun. 3/26, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.

Hello Songs

Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me

Simple Gifts

Anthem             Greater Richmond Children's Treble Choir

Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez/Erb

Offertory Anthem                         Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

I Hear America Singing - André Thomas

Benediction                               Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman

Plus hymns and service music

 Treble Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.

Week of January 30, 2017

Home practice for February rehearsals in preparation for February and March performances

 

Thank you to everyone for a beautiful and inspiring concert at Historic St. John's Church on January 27th!

 

CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE Sun. Feb. 26 - 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Grace & Holy Trinity, Repertoire: Prelude: Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord

At the offertory: Pergolesi Magnificat with strings - ENTIRE

Communion: O Wondrous Type, (Vocalise - HAE piano and Beth Almore, cello)

Hymns & service music: #460 Alleluia Sing to Jesus, #S28 Gloria, #S129 Sanctus, #129 Christ Upon the Mt. Peak,

#380 v. 3 Doxology, #618 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

 Note added 2/9/17 Cantare members can refer to this link in preparing for the Pergolesi Magnificat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECOP5WLfvJo

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to February 26 church service

Pergolesi Magnificat - Learn all parts in solfege and with text.

Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type - Review and keep in your memory. We would still be happy to audition a soloist for the ad lib part on the last verse.

We will use service music for warm-up reading exercises in rehearsals in February.

 

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Cantare: Learn Cherokee Morning Song 2 min., Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.  

Review Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min. , Let's Say Hello 4 min, Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.

O wondrous type, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Siyahamba, Abide with Me

Pro Arte: Bach Wie will ich mich freuen - Learn in solfege and in German. D is "DO."

Review Adam lay ybounden

Cavalieri: Review Magnificat Movement #4and "Lina Avatara"

Looking ahead:  Learn Lassus Beatus vir in solfege E is "DO" and in Latin

 

CONCERT CHOIR AND CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE - Sun. March 19, 4:00 p.m. Old St. John's Church Concert Series, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181 63 minutes of music - Repertoire:

Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min.                                                                        Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello 4 min.                                                                                                      L. Maierhofer

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min.

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.

Siyahamba 4 min.

                                                                All Choirs 15 min.

All Praise to God Who Reigns Above 2 min                                                Melchior Vulpius, arr. Ludwig Lenel

Et exultavit 2:30                                                                                                                       Vivaldi

Hashivenu 2:30 min                                                                                                      Israeli Folksong, arr. Doreen Rao

Gavotte, from Solfege Suite #2 3 min                                                                                                                   Ken Berg

Two Singing Songs 2-4 min.                                                                                            Bob Chilcott

                                                            Concert Choir 14 min.

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                        Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Wie will ich mich freuen 6min                                                      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)

Et misericordia from Magnificat 2 min.                                                                                    Pergolesi

                                       Samantha André, soprano & Meaghan Nuckols, alto

                                                            Pro Arte Choir 11 min

 

Suscepit Israel (He Hath Holpen Israel) from Magnificat 2 min.   Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                                        Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                                                             Cavalieri Choir 6 min

O wondrous type! 1:30                                                                Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman          Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                            Allan Blank (1925-2013)

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

                                                             Cantare Choir 12 min

America the Beautiful 2 min.                                                                              Samuel Augustus Ward

Abide with Me 2:30                                                           Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                                                                                  Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015)

                                                         Audience sing-along 5 min.

 

Concert Choir Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Vivaldi Et exultavit - learn in solfege ("DO" is B-flat) and with text

Chilcott Two Singing Songs - learn in solfege #1 Sing You Now ("DO" is A) and #2. The Singing of Birds ("DO" is D) Part 1 - Siara, Laila, Matilde, Courtney; Part 2 - Alexandra, Kamirra, Matthew, Sophie, Erica

Cherokee Morning Song - learn in solfege ("DO" is F)

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - learn in solfege ("DO" is C)

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God," "Hashivenu," "I Hear America Singing," "Gavotte," Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli.

 

 

TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Proposed Repertoire for Sun. 3/26, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.

Hello Songs

Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me

Simple Gifts

Anthem             Greater Richmond Children's Treble Choir

Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez/Erb

Offertory Anthem                         Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

I Hear America Singing - André Thomas

Benediction                               Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman

Plus hymns and service music

 

Treble Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.

Week of January 9, 2017

Home practice for January rehearsals in preparation for All-Choir concert Jan. 27

 

We hope everyone has enjoyed the snow! The January 8th Cantare Concert at Westminster Canterbury was canceled due to the weather. It was not possible to reschedule it. Thank you for your home practice for this event. We will have an opportunity to sing this music and more at the All GRCC Choir concert at St. John's Episcopal Church on January 27th so keep working on it!

 

Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs

Repertoire for Jan. 27 All Choir Concert - new songs in bold

Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs

All: Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli

Treble & Concert Choirs: I Hear America Singing

Treble Choir alone: A Windy Story, The Anteater, Travellers' Tales

Concert Choir alone: Gavotte, All Praise to God, Hashivenu

Pro Arte: Let It Shine, Edelweiss, Adam Lay Ybounden

Cavalieri: Pergolesi #4 Suscepit Israel, A Tree Toad, Lina Avatara

Cantare: Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type, Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable

 

Rehearsal on Jan. 16 and mandatory rehearsal Jan. 23, 2017

Have "Gavotte" fully memorized.

Review "I Hear America Singing" to secure parts, especially top part.

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God" (review part on last phrase) and "Hashivenu".

Review Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli.

Write in solfege and practice singing Vivaldi "Et Exultavit" in solfege. B-flat is "DO" - to be sung in March.

 

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal on Jan. 16 and mandatory rehearsal Jan. 23, 2017

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for January 27 GRCC Concert:

Be sure you have all new music! If you don't have one of these, call Mrs. Hope to get it as soon as possible.

Precious Lord- SATB division. Learn your part in solfege and with text. A-flat is "DO." There is a fantastic solo part on pages 6-7 for the Pro Arte member who learns it best. We will choose a soloist on Jan. 16. Anyone who would like a private lesson on it with Mrs. Hope should arrange for it with Mrs. Hope the week of Jan. 9th.

Epiphany 136- O Wondrous Type - verse 1 Pro Arte, verse 2 Cavalieri, verse 3 All. This plainchant is much trickier than it looks in order to get words and notes together and memorized. Should have been memorized for Jan. 8 concert.

Continue to review the following: Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli

Pro Arte: Edelweiss - Learn in solfege and with text. B-flat is "DO." Use this 3-part division:

Top: Lily, Dominique, Grace, Samantha Middle: Katherine, Nina, Sharita, Faith Bottom: Meaghan, Lauren, Sarabeth, Naomi

Let It Shine! Pages 2-8 sopranos sing part 1, altos sing part 2. Pages 9 -11 divide in 3 parts as listed above. Page 12 All sing "Gonna let it shine!" both times. This is tricky because it is a familiar song from the folk tradition, so every arrangement is slightly different from another. Learn written notes and rhythms carefully! Should have been memorized for 1/8 concert.

Keep "Adam lay Ybounden" in your memory.

Cavalieri: A Tree Toad - Sing down the octave and divide into TB where indicated.  Learn in solfege and with text. E-flat is "DO." Observe all dynamics and articulations.

Magnificat Movement #4 - solo sung by all tenors and basses - Practice with beautiful tone and vowel sounds.

Keep "Lina Avatara" in your memory.

Thank you to Meaghan, Lauren, Faith, Brock, Emmett, Xander, and Chip for attending the extra rehearsal on Dec. 18!

 

Treble Choir - Rehearsals Jan. 17 & mandatory rehearsal Jan. 24

Concentrate on learning "A Windy Story" for the Jan. 27 concert.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Week of December 19, 2016

Home practice for January rehearsals and performances

Thank you to everyone for the magnificent performances you gave in the Cantare Choir's concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 and Concert & Treble Choirs' concert on Dec. 11. Your dedicated home practice and conscientious attendance at rehearsals created performances that truly brought light, peace, and incredible beauty to those who attended. All best wishes for a joyful holiday!

Cantare Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday Jan. 2, 2017 -Read and heed this carefully! Have all music prepared for January 2nd rehearsal. Thank you.
Repertoire for Cantare Choir for January 8 Westminster Canterbury Epiphany Concert:
Sun. Jan. 8, 4:00 p.m. Epiphany Concert at Westminster Canterbury Retirement Community, 1600 Westbrook Ave. 23227- Cantare Choir  - Hope and Pete - 39 min. music, 52 min. total
Be sure you have all new music! If you don't have one of these, call Mrs. Hope to get it as soon as possible.
All music memorized! New music to be memorized by the Mandatory Rehearsal January 2nd! 
Epiphany 136- O Wondrous Type - verse 1 Pro Arte, verse 2 Cavalieri, verse 3 All. This plainchant is much trickier than it looks in order to get words and notes together and memorized. 
Hymn: Abide with Me - verse 1 Unison, verse 2 & 3 in parts, verse 4 altos, tenors, basses sing melody, sopranos sing descant part on the back. 
Siyahamba - Make sure you learn the part assigned you for THIS year (not whatever part you might have learned before.)
Top part: William, Brock, Chip, Lillian, Dominique, Grace, Samantha
Middle part: Emmett, Xander, Katherine, Nina, Sharita, Faith
Bottom part: Owen, Martin, Meaghan, Lauren, Sarabeth, Naomi
Pro Arte: Let It Shine! Pages 2-8 sopranos sing part 1, altos sing part 2. Pages 9 -11 divide in 3 parts as listed above for Siyahamba. Page 12 All sing "Gonna let it shine!" both times. This is tricky because it is a familiar song from the folk tradition, so every arrangement is slightly different from another. Learn written notes and rhythms carefully!
Cavalieri: Magnificat Movement #4 - solo sung by all tenors and basses - Practice with beautiful tone and vowel sounds.
Thank you to Meaghan, Lauren, Faith, Brock, Emmett, Xander, and Chip for attending the extra rehearsal on Dec. 18 and practicing the readings for the Epiphany concert.
Program order with all music and readings/readers:

Welcome! 5 min.

Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag                                                                                   Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello                                                                                                                L. Maierhofer

Translation 30 sec                                                                                            Reader: Faith 

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                            Allan Blank (1925-2013)

                   Who is like You, Lord, among the mighty, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, working wonders?

                                            Your children beheld your sovereignty as you divided the sea before Moses.

                                    "This is my God," they responded, declaring, "The Lord shall reign forever and ever."

                                                                    Naomi Simon, cantor

Matthew 3:13-17 - The Baptism of Jesus 30 sec                                              Reader: Meaghan 

O wondrous type! 1:30                                                 Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Translations 1 min                                                                                          Reader: Brock 

Magnificat                                                                                Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

      I.   Magnificat (My Soul Doth Magnify God) 2:30                  edited by Virginia Stroh and Buryl Red

Cantare Choir

 

      IV. Suscepit Israel (He Hath Holpen Israel) 2 min.

Translation 30 sec                                                                                                   Reader: Xander 

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                       Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                                        He took birth on the earth; only He is the King of the world.

                                           How can there be anyone greater than He in this world?

                                   He is in the body of everyone; there is no space without Him in it.

                                                                      Beth Almore, cello

                                                                        Cavalieri Choir

 

Vocalise, Opus 34, No. 14 for cello & piano, trans. Leonard Rose         Sergei Rachmaninoff( 1873-1943)

                                 Beth Almore, cello & Hope Armstrong Erb, piano 6-7min

 

Isaiah 60:1-6 Arise, shine; for your light has come. 1 min.                                Reader: Emmett 

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                            Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Let It Shine! 3 min.                                                                             Traditional Spiritual, arr. Don Besig

                                                                        Pro Arte Choir

 

Translation 30 sec                                                                                              Reader: Chip W

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                          T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

                                                             Light comes from light within.

                                                  Today is a day to rejoice. Make this day holy.

                                                            Let your songs resound with joy.

Introduction 1 min                                                                                                 Hope Armstrong Erb

Siyahamba 4 min.                                                                                     South African Freedom Song

      Zulu:                                    Siyahamb’ e-ku-kha-nye-ni kwen-kos.

      English:                                We are marching in the light of God.

      Spanish:                                  Mar-cha-re-mos en la luz de Dios.

      East Coast Algonquin:         Ki kanti ke-shaw-tewh O-kee-se-men-to.

                                                                        Cantare Choir

Isaiah 42: 1-9 He will bring forth justice to the nations. 1:30                                   Reader: Lauren 

Congregational Hymn:

Abide with Me 2:30                                                          Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                    Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015) 


Repertoire for Jan. 27 All Choir Performance - new songs in bold
Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs
All: Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli
Treble & Concert Choirs: I Hear America Singing
Treble Choir alone: A Windy Story, The Anteater, Travellers' Tales
Concert Choir alone: Gavotte, All Praise to God, Hashivenu
Pro Arte: Let It Shine, Edelweiss, Adam Lay Ybounden
Cavalieri: Pergolesi #4 Suscepit Israel, A Tree Toad, Lina Avatara
Cantare: Precious Lord, Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha

Concert Choir - Rehearsal Monday Jan. 2, 2017
Have "Gavotte" fully memorized.
Review "I Hear America Singing" to secure parts, especially top part. 
Write in solfege and practice singing Vivaldi "Et Exultavit" in solfege. B-flat is "DO".

Treble Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017
Concentrate on learning "A Windy Story" for the Jan. 27 concert.
Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".
"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement:
Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. We can sing the whole song in unison, but we could have one person sing as a solo the line marked "Small Group" at measure 53 if someone would like to learn it and audition for the part.

Week of November 28, 2016

GRCC HOME PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS - 2016-2017 SEASON

Home practice for Dec. 5-6 Mandatory rehearsals and Dec. 9-10-11 performances

 

Thank you to everyone for your good home practice in preparation for Cantare Choir's concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 and Concert & Treble Choirs' concert on Dec. 11. Keep it up!

 

Repertoire for Concertand Treble Choirs for Festival of Holidays

Sun. Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m., Festival of Holidays Concert, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave. RVA 23222 -

Treble & Concert Choirs: Hello Songs, I Hear America Singing,  Peta Kupa, No Laugh Race, Kekeli, Joyful Holiday

Treble Choir alone: The Anteater, Travellers' Tales

Concert Choir alone: All Praise to God, Gavotte, Hashivenu

Sing-alongs: Winter Wonderland, America the Beautiful, Jingle Bells, Deck the Hall, My Dreydl, S'Vivon, Joy to the World, Silent Night

 

Concert Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday Dec. 5

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Gavotte", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu.", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday"

GAVOTTE ESPECIALLY NEEDS LOTS OF WORK!

The following choristers who have been chosen to read for the Festival of Holidays should practice their readings in front of their parents in preparation for the concert. Thank you Courtney, Sophie, Laila, Matilde, Siara, Kamirra, and Matthew!

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personent Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lína Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols - Note changes as of Nov. 15: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2, 4, 5  & 6 w/ descant, Deck the Hall, Hark the Herald Angels Sing All 3 verses & last w/ descant

 

Cantare Choir. you have TWO Mandatory rehearsals this week! -

Monday, Dec. 5, GHTC Mandatory rehearsal at the regular time, - 6:20-8:35

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:45-9:00 Mandatory Rehearsal at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., Henrico 23229 with the James River Singers.

"A Winter's Night": Practice ALL, and give special attention to p. 6 SA, p. 8-10 SATB, p. 12-14 SA sing soprano part words, ALL OF #3 NOEL NOUVELET, p. 16-22 and #4 STILL, STILL, STILL p.23-28

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. Secure tricky rhythms and notes.

Secure memory for Personent Hodie, Magnificat I, Kekeli, and We Wish You a Joyful Holiday.

Learn Sing-Along hymns and descants - see added verses above.

Try to memorize everything so you can be fluent in all languages and keep your heads out of the scores.

Auditions for solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat will be at the Dec. 12 rehearsal. Learn the parts now.

 

Cavalieri Choir - Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir - Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.

 

Treble Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Tuesday Dec. 6

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Anteater", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "Travellers' Tales", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday".

The following choristers who have been chosen to read for the Festival of Holidays should practice their readings in front of their parents in preparation for the concert. Thank you Maria, MacKenzie, Shanna, and Renna!