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Items by Phyllis Everette

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Comment: Re: Rates for community choir accompanists
Our accompanist is on a salary. You might want to discuss that with them - tax purposes and all. Having a score of 1099's is often a pain. Also, if your director, office staff, and marketing/development folk are paid it might be just as easy.  Also, if your accompanist is also a director of an ense...
Comment: Re: Chapel Acoustics
Agree with the person who advised the dirty shoes, wear and tear, etc.  Our church is over 300 years old.  Under the pews is wood - modern translation would be laminate. Haven't replaced it in 300 years.  Carpet.. . . seriously consider replacement costs.  You didn't say which state you lived in...
Comment: Re: Appropriate? Use of sign language to augment music
As a fluent user of sign language as a tool for communication - I was an interpreter for years but my certification has lapsed. . . it is never appropriate to use sign language for aesthetic purposes unless there are deaf people in the audience -in my opinioin. Otherwise, what is the point?  You ca...
Comment: Re: Top 10 Choral Classics
Charles v. Stanford The Bluebird Frostiana. thompson  
Comment: Re: Top 10 Choral Classics
Great list!!  Would add the Biebl Ave Maria also
Comment: Re: Top 10 Choral Classics
If the quesiton had been "Which are the best phrased, etc. " it would have been a different list. The question was which are choral treasures/classics. While some contemporary composers have reached that pinnacle - Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter - very few have reached "classic" level. If you mean th...
Comment: Re: Top 10 Choral Classics
1. Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus 2. Cantate Domino, Pitoni 3. Wie Lieblich Sind, Brahms 4. Bogoroditsye Devo, Rachmaninoff 5. Hallelujah Chorus, Handel 6. Zion Hears the Watchmen Voices, Bach 7. Verlieh un Frieden, Mendelssohn 8.  Dirait - on, Morten Lauridsen [needed contemporary American] 9. A...
Comment: Re: Exciting extended sacred works from 20th-21st Century composers
Try Karl Jenkins Requiem
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
I would like to submit, as 100's of you seem to believe also, the Mozart Ave Verum Corpus. . . . However, I have sung many, many beatiful pieces also by Heitor Villa-Lobos and I would hope that "school" would not be overlooked.
Comment: Re: Choral Anthems about "finding our purpose?"
Draw us in theSpirits Tether
Comment: Re: Hebrews 12:1,2 looking for SATB anthem on this text
Faire is the Heaven
Comment: Re: Stanford's 'The Blue Bird'
In a word - no. The sustained note at the beginning needs sopranos who can share the "breathing". It's intense and difficult.  While this piece looks attainable to really get it right will involve much practice. "The lake lay blue .. ." the tonal quality has to be pristine and accurate.  If this p...
Comment: Re: Finish this sentence.......
Morten Lauridsen - very satisfying to sing for this chorister - is a good composer.  His music is lush and wonderful. .. however, I'm not sure he is the most important.  Let's also consider Arvo Part and Peteris Vasks - two composers also wonderful to sing. . . Eric Whitacre I feel very so-so abou...
Comment: Re: Finish this sentence.......
Have to agree Robert Shaw. . . can't deny that influence/legacy. Made listening to Choral music accessible and viable classical option.
Comment: Re: Is your conductor a board member?
Our organization: 160 voice Chorale/Chamber Orchestra/Children's Chorus/Chamber Chorus/Women's ensemble. . I am the chorus manager and a board member Board:  Outside community, chorus members. Our Conductor is at every board meeting and acts as the Artistic director of the organization. He has com...
Comment: Re: PLEASE HELP! Instrumental person teaching choir!
My conductor - been an assistant to Marvin Hamlisch, on staff Kennedy Center, conducted across the globe started out thinking he'd be only an orchestral conductor. One of his Graduate school mentors suggested he also hold a position as a Choral conductor.  Here's why he's so good - at both - he doe...
Comment: Re: What are your must have pieces for sacred male ensemble?
Also, Randall Thompsons  "My Eternal King"  . . .I know its sort of diametrically opposed to the Biebl - my all time favorite - but it is still an inspiring piece
Comment: Re: What are your must have pieces for sacred male ensemble?
The Biebl Ave Maria. . without a doubt.
Comment: Re: Proliferation of excessive excess
Dear all, you are being"played" by someone who just wants to get a rise from you. Let it go. Music is, and historically and biblically always has been a part of worship. The morning stars sang together before creation. No need to justify. As to the choral sound not being equal to instrumental...ok,...
Comment: Re: Mozart Requiem -- rehearsal aids and ideas?
Try the website cyberbass.com for rehearsal parts....also, simply listening to a recording of the piece will give the musicians a feel for what it should be. I think this is particularly true of the students who may or may most have heard it in its entirety. It's a great piece. For fun, have them lo...
Comment: Re: 501(c)3 status
Call it a voluntary yearly contribution.
Comment: Re: Rehearsal Protocols and Section Leader Roles in Community Chorus
Dear Michael, i am the chorus manager for a 160 voice chorale, a 40 voice chamber chorus, and a 14 voice women's ensemble...and I have heard it all before. In addition, I'm a singing member of all 3 ensembles. It gives me a unique perspective. You cannot legislate civility. It's ridic...
Comment: Re: The Power of Singing
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!  However, it moved me so that I ended up in tears before my kids came in today - no, I'm not a music teacher - I'm a chorister that teaches.
Comment: Re: Music Folder Question
You need a folder like the one that come from this company: http://www.musicfolder.com/en/us/music-folders/ We have them for our church choir. For my professional Chorus use we have one a level up - with a three ring binder insert in the middle and the stretchy straps to hold octavos.  I cannot li...
Comment: Re: Community Choir questions
I am the chorus manager of a large, community based, auditioned chorus - 160 singers. In addition we have a Chamber Chorus, Women's Ensemble, Chamber orchestra, and Youth Chorus. The Orchestra is professional and paid according to scale.   The Full chorus/Chamber chorus pays $200/year membership ...
Forum message: Standing up - yes, standing up
I am a member of a large 160 voice choir in Maryland. In addition, I am also a member of a 30 voice Chamber Choir - a sub set of that group; I am also a member of a smaller women's ensemble [12] a subset, yet again of that group. I just performed, in the following order, the Rutter Mass of the Child...
Comment: Re: Barber Agnus Dei/Adagio question
Yes, it is "all that hard". I'm an experienced mezzo-soprano. I've done the Barber Adagio multiple times.  You have to define "hard". Notes are one thing - sustained focus/concentration is another. And then there is interpretive. One does not plow through the Barber - one experiences the Barber new...
Comment: Re: How do you prevent audiences from taking videos?
I'm unclear on why you would want to prevent. Maybe embrace the fact, designate a technology users section, and know that any publicity is good publicity.
Comment: Re: Creative ideas for Processing?
I am the chorus manager for a chorus of 160 a chamber chorus of 50 and a women's Capella ensemble of 20. I regularly move them off and on stage without a hitch...often without actually practicing the movement ahead of time. I think the key is that you get yourself a person who is responsible and s...
Choir: Live Arts Maryland The Annapolis Chorale (Annapolis Maryland, Maryland, USA)
Live Arts Maryland is a non-profit, 501C3 performing arts organization that is home base to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne’s Concert Series and the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. The mission of the organization is to enhance community ...