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Journey/Seasons themed extended work

I am looking for suggestions for an extended work (9-14 minutes) for my 35 voice community chorus that might fit a theme of "Life's Journey" or "Seasons/Nature" (or a combination of both!)We just finished doing Part 1 of Messiah which was a big success in our community and brought several new members to our group. That work is a tough act to follow and I don't want to scare them away with something inaccessible.
 
I have plenty of smaller works to round out the program, but I need one larger work to anchor the program. Something in english would be great and of average difficulty level.  Any suggestions?
on December 4, 2013 7:37am
Try some choruses from Haydn's "The Seasons". Not hard, some are quite attractive.
 
Best of luck with your program,
 
David Avshalomov
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on December 6, 2013 8:41am
Or Thompson "Frostiana" might suit.   Not imo especially great music, but not too difficult and kind of fits your theme. 
 
William
on December 7, 2013 4:08am
So is this a cappella choir, choir and piano or choir and orchestra? If the last, what orchestration?
on December 7, 2013 10:26am
There’s a lot to be said about Corigliano’s “Fern Hill.”  I know it doesn’t look easy but community groups seem to fall in love with it.  Check it out and good luck!
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