|Comment: Re: Chapel Acoustics|
June 3, 2014
|This always baffles me. Not sure why someone would want to put carpet where people's potentially dirty/wet shoes will be for the majority of the time. Anything but carpet would be so much easier to clean - and keep in good repair! Sounds like someone is just trying to keep the stone tile cost down b...|
|Comment: Re: Taking the "Christ" out of "Ubi Caritas"?|
May 19, 2014
|Is there another piece you could use instead?
|Comment: Re: High School Choir Needs Men|
April 20, 2014
|Go to their athletic games. Write them notes of encouragement - nothing fancy, but something that shows you appreciate them and that you care about what it is THEY do. Then, they'll care about what you do. Try to find 2-3 of the most charismatic jocks. Start to relate to them. Get them in your choir...|
|Announcement: High School Chamber Singers seeks performance venues for tour 2015|
March 25, 2014
The 20-member Chamber Singers from Asheville Christian Academy, located in Swannanoa (Asheville) NC, are seeking church venues of prime acoustical quality for a March 27-April 5 2015 tour. We would also require a quality tuned piano.
Would you be willing to host our choristers? We'd love to hear f...|
|Choir: Asheville Christian Academy Upper School Choir (Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA)|
February 19, 2014
|Comment: Re: Choral piece featuring alto|
January 25, 2014
|My Song in the Night, by Paul Christiansen. Lovely piece.
|Comment: Re: 2 year college choral festival clinician - recommendations?|
August 30, 2013
|Hi Dave -
Happy to help if I may. Please email me an address to which I may send my CV.
|Comment: Re: What, if anything, can be programmed with "Carmina Burana"|
June 4, 2013
|Randi - Once, I took part in a concert that followed up Carmina with the fourth movement of Beethoven's Ninth. The messages of Carmina and Beethoven's musical setting of "Joy" was an intriguing juxtaposition. It was also a WARHORSE concert - two mammoths of the choral repertoire. I was drained - em...|
|Comment: Re: Essential choral music theory?|
April 5, 2013
Could you expound on the idea of whole-to-parts v. parts-to-whole? I find it fascinating.
Thanks in advance for your reply!
|Comment: Re: Choral Arranger|
April 5, 2013
|Hi Mitchell -
I could do it for you. If you like, I have a lot of prior arranging work I have done that you could see, to get an idea of what I could offer you. Christopherscottaitken at gmail dot...com.
Let me know!
|Comment: Re: Middle School Musical|
March 24, 2013
I have had tremendous success with Willy Wonka, Jr. It also tends to be a show that does well with selling concessions, before show and during intermission...wonder why...? Haha.
Annie, Jr. is also a good one.
|Comment: Re: Choir that won't rehearse|
March 15, 2013
I can appreciate your situation. Sounds like you've tried nearly everything. Tell us - do you offer academic credit for this ensemble, or is it considered extra-curricular? Do you have ability to contact parents? Some parents will listen to your pleas (especially if their child is receiv...|
|Forum message: Ceremony of Carols - SATB version|
May 16, 2012
Hi all -
Just wondering if anyone can speak to their personal success or their "less-than" success with executing the SATB arrangement of Britten's Ceremony of Carols. Purists, I'm sure, would argue to just do the SSA version - and I'm most likely leaning towards this anyway. However, I'm...|
|Comment: Re: Death and Mortality|
May 16, 2012
|There are a couple pieces among Haydn's 13 part-songs...one
in particular is entitled "Der Greis", detailing the thoughts of an
aging man - but one line in particular is "Der Tod klopft an meiner
Tur" (Death knocks at my door). I suggest you give it a look.
Incidentally, all of Haydn's 13 part-songs...|
|Comment: Re: Women's chorus repertoire|
September 13, 2011
You may try a gorgeous new piece out - entitled "In My Eyes", under the Lawson-Gould label @ Alfred Publishing. It was written by Jonny Priano.
Beautiful - and there should be a recording online to hear as well.
|Comment: Re: University level, but beginning SSAA repertoire |
July 30, 2011
Talia (and anyone else interested) -
Try the new composition "In My Eyes" by Jonny Priano. It's published by Alfred Lawson-Gould label. A wonderful piece of music. Sample recordings are available online.
|Comment: Re: Recording of Clausen "Gloria"|
June 10, 2011
You may try contacting Douglas Browne, Director of Choral Activities at Grove City College (email@example.com). I sang it there in undergrad. No promises that he'll have a recording he can send you, since he might be bound by copyrighting or licensing or whatever. Not sure how that al...|
|Comment: Re: Beethoven 9 go-withs|
June 8, 2011
Prayer for St. Cecelia, by Gerald Finzi.