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Items by Jackie Hawley

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Forum message: Women's Choir and Brass ensemble
Hello folks,   A colleague is looking for repertoire for a university women's choir and brass. I said I would put the word out on ChoralNet where everyone is so helpful! Thanks for any suggestions!    Jackie Hawley Artistic Director: Ottawa Children's Choir www.ottawachildrenschoir.ca Fou...
Comment: Re: Children's Choir songs about STARS
Hi again,   You can also check out this link: http://www.leadingnote.com/blog/product-guides/choral-guide/   The Leading Note is a fabulous music store in Ottawa! They are very helpful and have created this addition to their web site to assist us all with concert planning! Excellent!    B...
Comment: Re: Children's Choir songs about STARS
Stars - Larysa Kuzmenko - fabulous three part - short - satisfying - effective - good opener    Stars - Nancy Telfer - interesting factual text - nice variety within the piece - kids enjoyed it   The Stars are with the Voyager - Eleanor Daley - beautiful! - SSAA or SA    Enjoy! J Jacki...
Comment: Re: SSA/SSAA piece for opening in-service
Hi there,   These are of varying levels but would suit the situation (wonderful that your choir will be singing at this event!):    Al Shlosha - Alan E Naplan (Translation: The world is sustained by three things, truth, justice and peace.) A two part partner song but although simple, is beau...
Comment: Re: Fugue for unauditioned high school choir.
Hi Gayle,   Here are two, four part (any combination of voices) spoken fugues that my choirs have enjoyed in the past:    Gastronomical Fugue - Kirby Shaw - Hal Leonard #08742325   The Geographical Fugue - Ernst Toch - Belwin Mills - #347 (this is from 1950 so I am not sure if it is still...
Comment: Re: Help new choir! elementary school!
Hi Rj,    Each year as part of the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa's Educational Outeach Program, I offer a workshop to teachers to help support singing in our schools. The following list (below) is from one of the workshops a few years back. These pieces are all accessible to the age/grade that...
Comment: Re: Women's Choir pieces about singing, songs, etc.
Hi there,    I have a beautiful piece that was written for my Cantimo Girls Choir of Ottawa. It is unpublished but I know the composer would be very happy to share it with you. It is called I Sing with All, I Sing. The composer is Bill Perison (Canadian from B.C.) and his email address is: bill@...
Comment: Re: Women's Choir Repertoire by female composers
Hi there Rachel,    Here are some of my young women's favourites: Tree of Peace by Gwyneth Walker, I Thank You God by Gwyneth Walker and V'la l'bon vent by Allison Girvan. Their most favourite is an unpublished arrangement of the Irish folk song Maid on the Shore which was written for the gi...
Comment: Re: Suggestions for a pre-concert meal?
Hi Lori,    We have had happy choristers of all ages when we have fed them sandwiches (which they make themselves) and salad. We lay out a spread of wraps (not as bloating as bread), ham and turkey sandwhich meat, grilled vegetables (peppers, zucchini, portobello mushorooms), baby spinach, t...
Comment: Re: Two-Part Carols A Cappella
Hi there David,    This is an SSA book but I am sure you could adapt these to fit your group. It is called "Joy! A Carol Collection. 20 A Cappella Christmas Favourites" Arr. by Jay Althouse. These arrangements are simple enough to learn quickly and interesting enough for the listener to be d...
Comment: Re: Repertory for children choir need advice
Hi there,    I just did a two part arrangement of Mozart's Ave Verum with my training choir (the same age as your kids) and it went well and the kids liked it. The edition is E.C. Schirmer from 1973. E.C.S. No. 484.   I also recommend the Mary Lynn Lightfoot Dona nobis! It is really lov...
Comment: Re: Magic theme
Wow! What a great resource this is! Thank you all for so many great suggestions! Awesome!  Jackie Hawley
Forum message: Magic theme
Hello folks,    I am planning to do a spring concert in collaboration with a magician and am looking for repertoire with a magic theme. There are three levels from beginner to advanced in my organization so I am looking for treble pieces in unison, SA, SSA and SSAA. Thanks in advance for tak...
Comment: Re: poetry, adult choir and guitar
Eldorado by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel with text by Edgar Allan Poe. Accompaniment includes, guitar, cello and castanets. Lighthouse Music Publications LMP C0601. Enjoy! 
Choir: Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
The Cantiamo Girls Choir spontaneously sprang up to fulfill the need for a choir at the 2003 Writer's Fest in Ottawa. This sparked a string of invitations that kept this group busy before it even had a name! The choir consists of up to 35 auditioned girls aged 12 - 20. Cantiamo is open to experien...