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.


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


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


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