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Choral Potpourri: Choral Ethics; Envy and Jealousy

July 28, 2016 -

“The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.” William Penn In preparation for writing the blog post today, I looked up the

Hi all! I am programming a concert on a theme of unity and bring many different people together- those of all races, colors, creeds, sexualities, abilities. On the microcosm, I am focusing on building a sense of unity and community in my program, and on the macro level, given our current social/political climate, I feel our country and our world really need that right now, too. I just need some inspiration!

I have all levels of choirs, so pretty much everything is open! There is a 6th grade treble group that meets once a week after school, MS every day group that can handle SAB/SATB, men's and women's HS beginning ensembles, an auditioned HS women's ensemble SSA/SSAA, as well as an advanced HS SATB group that can sing more difficult SSAATTBB. All periods/genres acceptable! I am also planning on starting an after school, contemporary a capella group this year, so I am open to any arrangements in that genre, too!

I periodically peruse the rep lists and catalogues. I am really looking for pieces you love, and have been really successful with bringing together or creating community with MS & HS students. Thanks in advance for your suggestions! Comment or PM me.

PS- if you have a suggestion for a catchy title, I am still working on that, too. :-)
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Michael Bussewitz-QuarmI Would love to share my SSAATTBB pop a cappella piece with you called "I Am Here", based on a poem by a local poet (and friend) Bill Batcher. It definitely fits your theme and challenges the singers emotionally. I'm due to get a recording this month from Matt Curtis.bill try to get you a perusal score. Sounds like a great theme, Christine!

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Kris ZookHi Christine. Mark Hayes One World is an awesome piece for this topic

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