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Items by Anthony Toohey

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Comment: Re: Community Choir questions
The choir I direct is in its fourth year.  We have about 30 members in a town of about 11,000.  My wife and I founded it and I am a volunteer director.  Our members pay $35 per season (2 seasons/year.)  Newcomers pay $50 to cover the one time cost of their folder.  For our concerts, one at the...
Comment: Re: Where do you buy your choral music?
I buy our choir's music from MaryClare's "BookMark" store up at the top of the thread!  They take very good care of us and are great, great people.  Stores like theirs are rare, and I really urge all directors to, if at all possible, find local sources like them to buy your music.   Anthony...
Comment: Re: What is the most perfect piece of choral music ever composed? Opinions, please.
I don't know about perfect, but a few of my very favorite, most moving pieces would be:   Lauridsen O Magnum Mysterium Bruckner Christus Factus Est Whitacre i thank You God for most this amazing day Rachmaninoff Blazhen Muzh from Vespers Thompson Alleluia   What I love about conv...
Comment: Re: Satb anthem about the earth
I have to add my voice to those who recommended Ticheli's Earth Song.  It is so beautiful and moving to direct.  The choir I direct performed it 2 years ago and we all still consider it one of our favorites.  Good luck :)   Anthony Toohey Director, Timshel Community Chorus of the Salinas...
Community Forum Post: Belated Thank You to the Choralnet Community
I wanted to take a moment and offer a belated "Thank You" to the Choralnet Community.   I live in a small town in California known as King City, in Steinbeck Country.  Back when I first joined Choralnet around 2004, my wife and I had only lived here for a couple years.  Being such a ...