Week of April 8, 2019

All choirs:

Carmen is the priority! We have limited time to bring it to performance level. Please be sure to practice it every day.

I am including recordings. Please do not try to work up to tempo right away, Rather, try to increase your tempo bit by bit each day. Enjoy the process!

Carmen, No. 3 – please review pitches and French pronunciation. As always, it is helpful to drill each phrase several times in a row. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbp1jZF-D6g

Carmen, No. 26 – We sing the parts marked E (Enfants)/Children. Please be certain to have worked out all of the solfege syllables (A Major). Please note; rehearsal 31 and 32 are identical to rehearsal 51 through the beginning of 52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYjs6waSGdY

Remember, a portion of the middle of this movement is going to be cut. Your part picks up again at 2:13 into the recording.

Carmen overview here: https://www.metopera.org/discover/synopses/carmen/

Concert and Treble:

Music for the May 7th concert:

O Music                                                          Treble and Concert Choirs                                            Lowell Mason

Jubilate!                                                      Concert Choir                                                             Michael Bedford

Good Night                                                 Treble Choir                                                            Dimitri Kabelevsky

Arr.  Doreen Rao

Hine Ma Tov                                                   Concert Choir                                                              Allen E. Naplan

No Laugh Race                                           Treble and Concert Choirs

Sing-along:

“O beautiful for spacious skies”       

“All things bright and beautiful”  - still need to distribute     

Two Singing Songs (from Singing by numbers)                                                                                    Bob Chilcott      

1.       Sing you now  (from Two Singing Songs)

2.       The singing of birdsstudying this piece should be a priority

Treble and Concert Choirs

The Green Meadow (from Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)                                         Ralph Vaughan Williams

Pro Arte:

This is what we are planning to sing for our May 5th concert (Please continue reviewing):

Da Pacem                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Enns

I Believe in the Sun                                                                                                                              Thomas Juneau

Simple Gifts                                                                                                                                            Aaron Copland

(1900-1990)

Transcribed for Chorus by Irving Fine

At the River                                                                                                                                            Aaron Copland

Choral arrangement by R. Wilding White

Shenandoah                                                                                                                       Arranged by Mary Goetze

Wade in the Jordan River                                                                                                      arr. Clifton J. Noble, Jr.

Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (Excerpts)                                                                       Ralph Vaughan Williams

Spring

                           The Lark in the Morning

                           May Song

              Summer

                           The Sprig of Thyme

                           The Sheep Shearing

                           The Green Meadow

We might also sing O. Music.In addition to these, there will be two sing-along hymns.