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Hear the New Jersey Chamber Singers sing excerpts from the "A Spotless Rose" concert series followed by a sing-along of Handel's Messiah featuring our members as soloists. A delicious buffet dinner will be provided by the church at the end. Admission is free; an offering will be collected.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4PM
Holy Innocents Church
Marine Street, 410 S. Atlantic Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
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Concert: New Jersey Chamber Singers "A Spotless Rose" concert in New Egypt Vanessa Pezzutti, %30 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000 Jersey Chamber Singers is proud to present a winter program entitled A Spotless Rose.  This concert will transport audiences into a magical winter landscape through a concert experience that heightens the senses, soothes the spirit and awakens the imagination. In addition to traditional carols, the program will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses.

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8PM
Laurita Winery
85 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
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Concert: New Jersey Chamber Singers "A Spotless Rose" concert in Red Bank Vanessa Pezzutti, %30 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000 Jersey Chamber Singers is proud to present a winter program entitled A Spotless Rose.  This concert will transport audiences into a magical winter landscape through a concert experience that heightens the senses, soothes the spirit and awakens the imagination. In addition to traditional carols, the program will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4PM
United Methodist Church
247 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Concert: New Jersey Chamber Singers "A Spotless Rose" concert in Toms River Vanessa Pezzutti, %30 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000

New Jersey Chamber Singers is proud to present a winter program entitled A Spotless Rose.  This concert will transport audiences into a magical winter landscape through a concert experience that heightens the senses, soothes the spirit and awakens the imagination. In addition to traditional carols, the program will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Les Chansons des Roses.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8PM
Christ Episcopal Church
415 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
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Concert: Ringwood Friends of Music presenting the 300th Birthday Celebration of Christoph Willibald Glück (1714 – 1787) Vanessa Pezzutti, %30 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000

Sunday, November 16, 2014
7PM (call time 3PM, dinner provided 6PM)
Community Presbyterian Church
145 Carletondale Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
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German composer Christoph Willibald Ritter von Glück was a

powerful force in the Viennese music scene and throughout

Europe in the 18th century and his reforms have had resonance

throughout operatic history. The young Mozart, with whom he

had contact, Salieri, Weber, Berlioz and Wagner, were all

influenced by his ideas. To commemorate his life, music and

his inspiration to other great composers, the Ringwood

Friends of Music (RFM) presents the Glück 300th Birthday

Celebration on Nov. 16 at 7 pm. Program includes Mozart’s

Variations on a Theme by Glück, K. 455, and arrangements for

solo piano from Iphigénie en Aulide by Brahms and von Bülow,

arias, duets and choruses from various operas, including

Orfeo, Alceste, and Iphigénie en Tauride, transcriptions for

violin and piano by Kreisler, excerpts from the Ballet Don

Juan for strings, and Reineke’s Improvisations on a Gavotte

by Glück for piano four-hands. Maestro and founder of the

RFM, Donaldo Garcia invites all ‘for an inspiring evening of

music-making honoring Glück.’ Performers include the 28-voice

New Jersey Chamber Singers, led by Artistic Director Reid

Masters; Erin Schwab, soprano; Kurt Alakulppi, tenor; Regis

Iandiorio, violin; Adam Kent, piano; Ana Berschadsky and

Anita Gordon, duo pianists; as well as the Juilliard student

string quartet. Admission is free to the concert, held, as

always, at Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale

Rd., Ringwood. Call 973-835-5862.

Concert: Oratorio Society of New Jersey to Present Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Magnificat in D on November 15 Melinda Knight, %30 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000
The Oratorio Society of New Jersey, under the direction of Dr. Sándor Szabó, will present Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Magnificat in D on Saturday, November 15, at 8 pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  Joining the Oratorio Society chorus for this performance will be soloists Tracy Chang (soprano), Carla López-Speziale (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Lucier (tenor), and Kyle Oliver (baritone).  Admission to the concert is $20, and tickets may be purchased at the door.  CDs of past performances will be on sale as well.  Please note that Immaculate Conception is handicap accessible, and free parking is available. 
Concert: The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami "A Soldier's Story" Price Phee, %30 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000
The Civic Chorale of Greater Miami and the Miami Wind Symphony
under the direction of Maestro Rodester Brandon
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4 p.m.
FIU Wertheim Auditorium on the campus of Florida International University
Based on the recollections of a soldier’s experiences in Vietnam Nam.
The soldier, Jose Adan,  featured guitarist.
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Announcement: Magnificat by Kim André Arnesen Kim André Arnesen, %29 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000 new release by 2L: MAGNIFICAT
With the Magnificat by Kim André Arnesen, Tundra and Songs of the Universal by Ola Gjeilo, and Musica Celestis by Aaron Jay Kernis.
Released digitally, CD, and Blu-ray.
Performed by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls´Choir and the TrondheimSoloists.
Promotion video:
Announcement: Carnegie Hall Workshop: The Tallis Scholars: Renaissance Masterworks Chloe May, %29 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000
  • The Tallis Scholars: Renaissance Masterworks

    For Choral Singers Ages 18–35

    April 13–17, 2015

    Thirty young professional choral singers enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and perform with Peter Phillips and the The Tallis Scholars, the preeminent a cappella vocal ensemble. Phillips and members of the The Tallis Scholars prepare the singers to join them in a program in two of the most extraordinary works of the Renaissance: Antoine Brumel’s dramatic Missa Et ecce terrae motus, and Thomas Tallis’s sonorous 40-part motet “Spem in alium.” The culminating concert takes place at New York City’s Church of St. Ignatius Loyola as part of Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach focus.

    Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

    Invited candidates will be notified by January 23, 2014.

Concert: PhilHarmonia presents "The Undiscovered Country" Amelia Green, %29 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 Undiscovered Country: Remembrance and Hope in Wartime and Beyond

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8PM

Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

In this centenary year of the first World War, PhilHarmonia returns with musical reflections of struggle, loss, and hope during wartime as experienced throughout the 20th century to present day. Along with compositions by Hubert Parry, Daniel Elder, and Zachary Wadsworth, PhilHarmonia will present a recent work by Philadelphia-based composer Melissa Dunphy, "What Do You Think I Fought For at Omaha Beach?", inspired by a public testimony given by a World War II veteran in support of marriage equality in Maine.

Also included in the program are works by Thomas Tallis and Orlando Gibbons that serve as meditations for All Souls Week.

$20 General/$15 Students and Seniors. Complimentary tickets for all veterans at the door.

Free parking available.

The program will run approximately one hour. A wine reception will follow.

Classified ad: Christmas Carols Fundraiser for Churches and Schools Jim Taylor, %29 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000's Christmas Carols Fundraiser can be used both as a tool to recruit singers for church choirs, and to raise funds for churches, schools and non-profit groups.
Our web site also offers free scores to the choruses of Handel's Messiah, Bach' Magnificat, and Vivaldi's Gloria, and part-predominant rehearsal CDs and MP3 tracks for the choruses of these works.
Jim Taylor
Forum message: Need a Winter/Christmas song for boys grades 6, 7 , & 8 Kara Post, %29 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000 are members of their grade level mixed choruses, and I want to give them a special feature. There are about 25 total, with a variety of voicings. I would prefer a partner song, echo, or easy 2-part since I won't have much time to rehearse with them. Doesn't have to be a published arrangement, I can do it but just need song ideas. Also, we are a school group performing at a church so I wouldn't want anything with too much "baby" etc. in it.
Thank you!
Forum message: College/University Student-Community Chorus Administration Dennis Malfatti, %29 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 is a request to college/university directors who have a student/community choral ensemble as one of their school’s offerings.  I am exploring changing one of my ensembles into a mixed choir of both students and community members in which students would still receive their required ensemble credit.  Do you charge regular tuition for community members?  Do community members have the option of taking it for credit or non-credit?  If so, do they still pay some sort of fee if they are doing it for no credit?  Is your institution’s administration supportive of the model and/or was it a “hard sell” to administrators?  Have students complained about paying tuition when community members do not have to pay (even though students are getting credit whereas the community members are not)?

Thank you for any information you can provide!

Dennis Malfatti
Director of Choral Activities, University of Evansville
Classified ad: Associate Director of Music and Worship -- Good Shepherd Lutheran Jonathan Hehn, %29 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 Minister of Music and Worship – Job Description

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA, 501 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609


Hours: Approx. 10 hours per week

Salary: $7200, thirty-six week annual term as described below.

Private teaching privileges at the church are also provided.

Reports to: Minister of Music and Worship Arts


  1. Social Security, Medicare, and any applicable payroll taxes required by law.

  2. No other benefits, including health/retirement benefits, will be offered to the employee.


Position Summary: The Associate Minister of Music and Worship Arts is the primary accompanist and assistant for Good Shepherd Music School, and provides administrative and musical support to the broader music ministry through regular rehearsal accompaniment and service playing. S/he assists in training choristers, teaching piano lessons, and in directing the choirs. S/he should be a talented and eager musician who works well with children and people with varying musical abilities, who understands music as a ministry of the church and as outreach into the community, and is able to work in a variety of musical styles.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide accompaniment and leadership for the Good Shepherd Choir School ensembles at rehearsals and performances. The normal weekly hours will be is as follows.

  • Monday 3:30-5:30P

  • Tuesday - Thursday 4:00-5:30P

The choir school operates during the 36 weeks of the Hillsborough County School year. Except for performances, the Associate Minister of Music and Worship Arts is not required to be present when public schools are not in session.

  1. Teach individual piano lessons as part of the choir school curriculum.

  2. Occasionally participate in the planning of worship and other musical activities.

  3. Work with the Worship & Music Committee as needed for short and long-term planning.

  4. Maintain professional competency by practicing, performing, attending continued education opportunities, teaching workshops or seminars, and reading professional journals.


Additionally, the Minister of Music and Worship Arts should:

  1. Be sensitive to the distinctives of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship.

  2. Work to maintain skill and competency at the keyboard, particularly in the areas of piano/organ and conducting, and to maintain a working knowledge of other instruments.

  3. Work to maintain positive working relationships with with all staff members, pastors, and congregational leaders.


The Associate Minister of Music and Worship Arts shall hold the right of first refusal as substitute musician for all services and activities of the church. This includes, but may not be limited to, weekly services and rehearsals, weddings, and funerals. If s/he is not able or willing to play, then s/he should notify the Minister of Music and Worship Arts well in advance.


The Associate Minister of Music and Worship Arts is welcome to utilize the church premises to teach private lessons, as long as lessons do not conflict with the Minister of Music and Worship Arts’s own practice or teaching schedule, or the regularly scheduled activities of the church, day school, or music school. S/he should consult with the Minister of Music and Worship Arts before setting up any lesson times.


Annual Review

This description should be reviewed annually by employee, his/her supervisor, and other appropriate staff and committees to ensure that it accurately reflects the position, church budget, and merit increases for the Employee. The review shall also include an evaluation of working relationships and job performance.

Classified ad: Christmas Eve/Tenor/Alto Jeffery Shuman, %29 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 section leaders needed 8:30 PM Christmas Eve.  Episcopal Church/Just the
service and a few minutes prlor to 9 PM service. Fee negotiated.
Call Mr. Shuman  570-784-1547
Announcement: Woman Turns Herself into a Fish, by See-a-dot Music Publishing Fahad Siadat, %29 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 the music and poem have a haunting and mystical quality to them. While great for a larger group, the weaving lines and crunchy harmonies are wonderful with a trio and perfect for a professional ensemble or strong collegiate choir.
Concert: "Songs of the Blitz" - Novella - Norwalk, Ct. Nov. 5th - 12:15 p.m. Catherine Campbell-Nesbit, %29 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000, a six member ladies ensemble, will perform "Songs of the Blitz", the music and poetry of War Time Britain, on Wednesday, Nov. 5th at 12:15 p.m. at St. Paul's of Norwalk Episcopal Church.  The Mid-day Music Series is free to the public.  This concert features music that was popular in England during war time and helped sustain a nation during its' darkest hours.  Choral selections include " We'll Gather Lilacs", "There'll Always Be an England" and " Keep the Home Fires Burning". Solos include "Fly Home, Little Heart", " I'll Be Seeing You", "White Cliffs of Dover", and "We'll Meet AGain".  If you are a true Anglophile, you won't want to miss this beautiful program of music and poetry!  All poetry is by women poets who lived through the Blitz.
Classified ad: Part-time Music Minister, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chris Wendell, %29 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
~ A Christian Community of Welcome, Comfort, and Strength ~
100 Pine Hill Road ~ Bedford, MA 01730
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a vibrant, growing, and family-oriented community of faith, looks to call a part-time music minister. The music minister encourages all in the parish to offer their musical gifts as an expression of their faith. He or she accompanies our single Sunday 10:00a.m. service on organ and piano, directs the dedicated volunteer adult choir of currently 14 members (SATB), and gathers a small children’s choir. The music minister reports to and collaborates frequently with the rector.
At St. Paul’s we worship joyfully. We embrace the Episcopal liturgical tradition and draw heavily from The Hymnal 1982, as well as Wonder, Love and Praise; LEVAS, and other musical sources from time to time. Our usual worship follows Rite II from The Book of Common Prayer and includes two choral anthems. We celebrate the principal feasts of our calendar with festive (and musical) worship, and offer a full slate of Holy Week services each year. Our single 10:00a.m. Sunday service with adult choir usually includes about 120 to 130 people during the program year. In the summer we worship at 9:00a.m. without choir, with a community of about 40 to 60 people.
The work schedule for the music minister during the program year (September to mid-June) includes Sunday morning, Thursday evening adult choir rehearsal, and a weekday staff meeting. During the summer, Sunday mornings are shorter, and there are less frequent staff meetings. Additional time for practice, special services, and administrative work is included in the compensation plan. Our sanctuary organ is a Rodgers Trillium 837 with 38 stops and two manuals, installed in 2001; our sanctuary piano is a 1989 Baldwin series 531.
Qualities Sought in the Ideal Candidate:
  • Ability to skillfully and joyfully play organ and piano as an expression of communal worship
  • A pastoral heart for all who make music in the parish
  • Familiarity with and respect for the ever-evolving musical traditions of The Episcopal Church
  • Experience leading, planning repertoire for, and supporting a volunteer adult choir
  • Some experience in teaching singing to children
  • Understanding of the liturgical life of The Episcopal Church (seasons, festivals, etc.)
  • Desire to work creatively as part of a small but dedicated parish staff
Compensation is $18,000–$20,000, based on experience and education. Benefits include paid vacation, professional development, and additional income from weddings and funerals. Candidates will be asked to provide a full employment history, references, and undergo a background check.
Thank you for considering whether you are called to be our next minister of music.
To apply, please send a resume including three references,
along with a cover letter explaining your interest in being a church musician to
Ms. Emily Mitchell, Search Committee Chair,
Concert: The Reston Chorale, Artistic Director David B. Lang, performs... David Lang, %29 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 Holocaust Cantata - Don McCullough; We Remember Them - Don McCullough; Ani Maamin - Max Helfman; Sketches from Jewish Life - Ernest Bloch (cello and piano);  Birdsong - Raymond Smolover (arr. Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum)
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Photo of Auschwitz in winter
"Singing saved my life." 

Those are the words of a Holocaust survivor who, like others held in Nazi concentration camps, found hope, solace, comfort and strength through music.

Join The Reston Chorale as we remember and share voices of the Holocaust through Donald McCullough'smoving Holocaust CantataSongs from Camps and other songs of remembrance:

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Guest Artists 

  • Cantor Susan Bortnick, Soprano
  • Cantor Susan Caro, Mezzo Soprano
  • Cantor Mikhail Manevich, Baritone
  • Joshua Kowalksy, Cellist
About the Holocaust Cantata

Based on research of original music sung by men and women incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps, Donald McCullough's Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps is a choral tribute to the 6 million Jews who were systematically persecuted and murdered, as well as millions of other individuals the Nazi Party classified as "undesirables."  It is also a testament of music's life-affirming powers.

Since its 1998 world premiere, music critics, audiences and singers have praised the Holocaust Cantata:

Voices from the past filled the [hall]--not muted voices, but vibrant, engaging ones, deeply involved with life--in an experience that should linger long in the audience's memory and should be regularly revived.
Joseph D. McClellan, The Washington Post
I have never experienced a musical performance that touched me as deeply and powerfully.
S. Schiller, PhD
Performing music that Holocaust victims were only able to whisper in their hearts has been a great honor. The very least we can do is remember, and perhaps, in this way, we can do our part to make sure that history never again repeats itself.
K. Barrante, Student
About The Reston Chorale
Under the direction of David B. Lang, The Reston Chorale is a mixed-voice, auditioned ensemble.  Founded in 1967, the Chorale performs a variety of music, ranging from choral masterworks to contemporary compositions. 

At the invitation of composer Donald McCullough, members of the Chorale will join in the New York premiere of the fully orchestrated version of the cantata,In the Shadow of the Holocaust, at Lincoln Center.  Produced by DCINY, the Lincoln Center remembrance performance will take place November 9, marking 76 years since Kristallnacht--the wave of violence that foreshadowed the Holocaust.

The Reston Chorale is honored to participate in the Lincoln Center performance of this moving work, and to share it with Washington area audiences at Washington Hebrew Congregation on November 2, 2014.

For more information about The Reston Chorale or to schedule an audition, visit:

The Reston Chorale
Donald McCullough's
Holocaust Cantata: 
Songs from the Camps

David B. Lang, Artistic Director
Allan Laino, Associate Director
Tordis Fahringer, Keyboard Artist

For more information, visit:

Classified ad: Assistant Director of Music--part time Benjamin Kolodziej, %29 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 of Life Lutheran Church, LCMS, a 400-member congregation in Plano, TX, seeks a part-time Assistant Director of Music. The successful candidate must be comfortable both conducting and accompanying. Preference will be given to organists or to proficient pianists willing to learn organ. Job duties include co-directing and accompanying the adult choir with the Director of Music, as well as leading one other ensemble in congruence with the candidate's skills and interest. (Currently, the handbell ensemble is led by the Assistant Director.) The candidate must also be able to lead or accompany children's and youth choirs on occasion in the absence of the Director of Music. In addition to the regular ensembles, the church sponsors two concert series. The successful candidate must be experienced in or willing to learn the intricacies of traditional Lutheran choral and liturgical music. The organ is a 34-rank, renovated and restored Wicks. The salary is no less than $1000 a month and is negotiable. Please contact Benjamin Kolodziej, Director of Music, for details or to express   ]]>Announcement: New Sacred Latin Setting for SATB by Joshua Rist from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %29 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
From the composer: "Lux Beatissima was written as a meditation on and celebration of human nature, specifically our apparent duality. It is a way of processing my questions about our humanity and sharing the awe that those questions evoke in me. The text, O Lux Beatissima, is from the medieval liturgy, Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit) with additional text from the Gospel of John."  Be sure to check out the score at and don't forget to peruse the "Related Items" to veiw similar Latin settings.
Classified ad: Director for Sweet Adeline Chorus - part time Marilyn Meyer, %29 %b %2014 %07:%Oct:%th 7OctGMT+0000 Chorus is a 40 member Award Winning chorus, seeking a Director.
      We are a competitive chorus and also sing for community functions.
         We are looking for an energetic leader that will help us grow musically
          as well as in numbers.
          Rehearsals on Tuesdays 7 to 10pm  in Camarillo (Ventura County)           
          For further information please contact:
          Check out our ChannelAire web site:                      
Concert: An American Songbag David Almond, %29 %b %2014 %12:%Oct:%th 12OctGMT+0000
KEARSARGE CHORALE at Colby-Sawyer College
An American Songbag -- A Celebration of Our Folksong Heritage
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014, 3 p.m.
The Morning Train and A Vision of Hills by Gwyneth Walker
Three Spirituals by William L. Dawson
Song of Democracy by Howard Hanson
Kearsarge Chorale
The New England Brass Quintet
David L Almond, Artistic Director
Announcement: Sospiri WW1 project 'A Multitude of Voices' Chris Watson, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 latest CD from my choir Sospiri has just been released. We have commissioned a new collection of a cappella choral pieces with texts from WW1 poets and writers and this recording presents some of them. I'd be very happy to put people in touch with the composers or give details of the publishers if anyone would like to program these pieces with their own choirs. ]]>Announcement: Newsletter #4 from tempo 1˚ press Michael Wolniakowski, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 1˚ PRESS is Chicagoland's newest music publisher.
Newsletter #4 has been recently published.  If you haven't read this newsletter, you may do so by clicking here:
Alternatively, you may visit our site and sign up for e-newsletters directly.
Newsletter #4 features new works from US composers Paul Bouman and Michael Wolniakowski.
Announcement: London International Music Festival - July 2015 schedule & pricing released. 20% early discount available until 31 December 14. Selected participating ensembles will be invited to perform in a one-of-a-kind location to thousands of Londoners... Adele Youngs, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 logo
The schedule and pricing for the London International Music Festival are now available. Click here for full information. The dates for 2015 are 13-16 July.
The London International Music Festival is a uniquely inspired annual performing arts event, taking place in July each year.
With a focus on education and performance, the London International Music Festival includes four days based around the prestigious Central Hall Westminster, where participants will experience a range of performance opportunities, a master class or an adjudicated concert, and a unique massed performance grand finale.
Participating ensembles will also have the opportunity to participate in a Friendship Performance.  The LIMF Friendship performance is one of our favourite events.  It is defined as one that provides exciting and enriching collaborative performing opportunities in a way that is unique to LIMF. These are determined with each group individually, and could include anything from an exchange concert at a local London school, to an exclusive LIMF performance on the London Underground "Tube" network to literally thousands of Londoners and tourists...
This amateur youth festival is open to ensembles of all musical and performing arts disciplines, including choral and instrumental ensembles and dance groups.
Click on the link below for a video from our Artistic Director, recorded for you directly in the Great Hall at Central Hall Westminster, the base for our festival and site of the very first United Nations General Assembly meeting:
André de Quadros, conductor, ethnomusicologist, music educator, writer, and human rights activist has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries around the globe.
He is a professor of music at Boston University. A sought after conductor and clinician, he is Music Director and Conductor of the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia) with which he has toured France, Sweden, Sri Lanka, and Poland in 2010 winning a first prize at the Warsaw International Competition, and in summer 2012 took the US by storm at the Yale International Choral Festival, New York City's River to River Festival, and engagements in Boston, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles.
An ardent human rights and social change activist, André de Quadros believes that consensus music-making can bring people and cultures together.  To that end, he has been at the forefront of efforts for music and social change. 
Our ethos
The aims of the London International Music Festival are:
  • To give young people an international musical experience of world-class quality at an accessible price
  • To provide opportunities to experience London, one of the greatest cities in the world
  • To interact with other young groups from all over the world in a supportive and non-competitive environment
  • To allow young people to develop their musicality in a way that isn't possible at home, through connections with music from other cultures and in different styles
  • To develop their "world education"
Contact us here for more information or to register. We look forward to seeing you in London!
Announcement: New work by MICHAEL WOLNIAKOWSKI Michael Wolniakowski, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 be with meNew release from tempo 1˚ press
Christ be with me by MICHAEL WOLNIAKOWSKI

The fifth-century text from St. Patrick’s Breastplate is used in this short composition. A beautiful, soaring solo begins the work, ending with a soulful section for mixed voices. This piece can be used as a benediction at any time of year.

Visit our site to learn more about this work and see a sample page.

Announcement: New work by PAUL BOUMAN Michael Wolniakowski, %29 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 RELEASE from TEMPO 1˚ PRESS
Lamb of God by PAUL BOUMAN

This setting of the Agnus Dei text is comprised in three sections–all fashioned from the tune Christe, du Lamm Gottes. The work begins with a more ornate melody with lush harmonies. As each verse continues, the melody becomes less ornate–ending with an emotional “grant us peace” and a series of exquisite Amens.

Visit our site to learn more about work and see a sample page.

Announcement: Violettes Youth Composition & Songwriter Contest - ages 10 thru 17. Becky Chaffee, %29 %b %2014 %09:%Oct:%th 9OctGMT+0000
Violettes by Becky 2nd Annual Youth Composition and Songwriter Competition (ages 10 thru 17). Registration is by Dec. 15 and the on-line submittal is due: Feb 14.
1st place prize for the composition winner is $1,000. Music Professionals are Volunteer Judges who critique the entries.
For complete guidelines and prizes, see Or just go to web site at
Classified ad: Volunteer Baritone Singer Wanted For Gospel Quartet Dan Floen, %29 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000 request: "Shepherd's Pipe Carol" Rutter Dan Lenz, %29 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000 Flute chart
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
Starting: ASAP
For: Till January
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Concert is December 6th and have found a flautist and now need the chart.
Concert: Messe Basse by Gabriel Fauré, Kansas City, Missouri Thomas Vozzella, %29 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000


Sunday, November 2, 2014, 8:00 & 10:15 AM
The Parish Choir and Chancel Singers
Dr. Thomas R. Vozzella, Director/Organist

  • Sicilienne, Op. 78 - Gabriel Fauré (organ)
  • Messe Basse - Gabriel Fauré (Parish Choir)
  • Kyrie
  • Sanctus and Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei
  • Am Tage Aller Seelen (Litany for All Souls), D.343 - Franz Schubert (Chancel Singers)
  • In Paradisum from Requiem - Gabriel Fauré (Parish Choir)
  • Three Liturgical Improvisations - George Oldroyd (Organ)
  • Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones - Gerald Kemner (Organ)

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
6401 Wornall Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113-1755



Classified ad: Seeking Volunteer Sopranos Jeffrey Parola, %28 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000 Choral Community,
The St. Thomas Choir of St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood is looking to expand its ranks by adding some volunteer singers, specifically 3 sopranos and 1 alto who possess a good/flexible voices and solid sight-reading skills. The choir currently consists of 11 voices and will be set at a 16-voice maximum, and the choir aims to capture the essence of the "English cathedral sound."
The St. Thomas Choir specializes in Gregorian and Anglican chants, traditional Anglican hymnody, and a broad range of classical literature suitable for high Anglo-Catholic liturgy. The 69-rank, 3,800+ pipe St. Thomas Memorial Organ accompanies singing at every High Mass, celebrated weekly each Sunday and on special feast days throughout the calendar year.
The choir meets for rehearsals weekly on Thursday evenings, 7:30p-9:30p, September thru June, and for Mass weekly on Sundays at 9a for High Mass at 10:30a.
Interested? Please contact Organist/Choirmaster, Jeffrey Parola, at
Classified ad: Full-Time Choir and Concert Manager— Beginning November 15, 2014 Kevin Fox, %28 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 
We are looking for qualified candidates with experience in concert and arts management to take on an important new position in our growing organization.
The Pacific Boychoir Academy, located in Oakland, CA, was founded in 1998 and is one of America’s leading boys choirs. The choristers (over 170 of them) range in age from 5-18, and participate at various skill- and age-appropriate levels. The PBA provides an unmatched educational, musical, and personal development experience for boys. The Boychoir’s reputation for excellence has earned performances with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, the UC Berkeley and UC Davis Symphonies, the American Bach Soloists, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and many local, national, and international choirs. The Pacific Boychoir has presented concerts in many US states and in various countries on four continents. Teachers at the PBA are keen to channel boy energy in productive and interesting ways to keep boys engaged and hungry to learn. The PBA also runs its own school, the first boys school in the East Bay, a member of the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA).
The position answers to the Artistic Director. Due to the school year schedule and concerts for the holidays and summer tours, this job is highly cyclical. For example, August/September duties are mostly organizational, whereas December duties are mostly concert-related. Job duties include:
Choir Administration
  • Serve as main administrator for music education programs and tours
  • Supervise choir administrative staff
  • Maintain choir calendar and keep track of deadlines
  • Communicate with families and staff about program details
  • Manage school’s van and bus needs
Financial Management
  • Support Artistic Director in budgeting for all choir programs
  • Manage choir budget
  • Work with bookkeeper to keep track of choir finances
  • Provide financial reports regularly to Artistic Director and Board
Concert management (approximately 50 concerts/yr, fewer than 10 self-produced)
  • Support Artistic Director in planning and producing concert season
  • Work with directors and staff on budgeting, marketing, ticket sales
  • Manage contracts, licensing, and communication with PBA's professional partners 
  • Create and execute concert day plan with staff and volunteers
Essential skills and qualities
  • Fluency in all or most of: Google docs/drive, Adobe Creative Cloud, MS Office, Constant Contact, PayPal, or similar
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Accurate and appropriate communication; maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Ability to take direction as well as work in a team
  • Kid-friendly and family-friendly demeanor
  • Love of music
LiveScan screening is required of all new employees
Full-time positions include medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits
Contract runs from November 15, 2014 to July 31, 2015, renewable yearly
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
Kevin Fox, Founding Artistic Director
or, less preferably by snail-mail:
Pacific Boychoir Academy
215 Ridgeway Ave
Oakland, CA
Comment: Re: liability insurance Kerri-Ellen Kelly, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000
My vocal group has not needed insurance yet so I don't have a personal recommendation. However, if you search the keywords entertainer liability insurance or performer liability insurance, there are a number of providers you can review for your need.
BTW--if you have any tips for getting into higher-shelf venues, I would love to hear them. My group is in the process of putting together a demo CD for that purpose, which I will accompany with a press kit. But I'd love to hear about your experience in gaining the better gigs.
Manager/Assistant Director, Court & Country
Classified ad: Section Leader/Norristown Jeffery Shuman, %28 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000 section leaders needed for Christmas Eve. All Saint' Episcopal, Norristown, Pa
Just the service and prior rehearsal that evening.  Call 570-784-1574 Leave message
with fee and experience.  Thank you.  Jeffery J. Shuman   FAGO, MM, CHM
Concert: Choral Concert: An Evening in Vienna, Bernardsville, NJ Richard Morgan, %28 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000
The Mountain Art Show Concert 2014
The Festival Choir of St. John on the Mountain, 379 Mt. Harmony Road, Bernardsville will present An evening in Vienna: Music, Art and Life
This Saturday evening, November 1st, The Festival Choir of St. John on the Mountain will present a concert of Viennese music.  The Concert will begin at 7:00 PM with a pre-concert lecture and the concert will follow immediately after the lecture.  A reception of Viennese delights will follow. The Mountain Art Show will be open for your viewing and purchasing pleasure.  Donations will be gratefully received at the door.
The concert will include Schubert’s Mass in G, and music of Haydn, Mozart and Bruckner.
Richard Morgan, Director, Brian Harlow, Organist, Bronagh Coakley, Lecturer
Forum message: Student Choice Ciara Hargrove, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000, All.  Anyone else let the students have a choice in the music for the year?  I have been challenged by some of my more vocal students (haha...pun).  They claim that if we sang "more fun songs" or "songs that are pretty" then more people would want to sing.  I feel stuck between teaching them gorgious pieces, technically difficult pieces, etc. and singing "Omnia Sol" for the umpteenth time!  I suppose I am defensive, but I just can't help to feel that area schools and other directors I know and admire, who also happen to have hugely successful programs, don't purchase 10 songs just so the choir can choose 5 to sing.  Any thoughts would be helpful. 
Forum message: Kodály Katalinka Lyrics? Emily Bender, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000!
I bought sheet music for Kodaly's Katalinka but only the English version was available.  We would like to sing it in Hungarian.  Does anyone know the lyrics and wors underlay so we could put the Hungarian words to it?
emily bender
Concert: First Date: A Boy & A Girl Eugenio Bacordo, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 Nov 2014
3:00 - 4:00 PM
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
1201 Courthouse Rd., Stafford VA. 22554
Frog Went a Courtin'
When I Fall in Love
Come Travel with Me
Sure on this Shining Night
Il est bel est bon
Jenny Kissed Me
Johhny Said No
Fair Phyllis
The Crawdad Song
A Boy and A Girl
Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Let the River Run
25 Voice SoundCHECK Chamber Chorale of Stafford Regional Choral Soceity
Conducted by: Kevin Perry
Accompanied by: Kathryn Hitchborne
Concert: Songs of Grace - Milwaukee Chamber Choir Jesse Weinberg, %28 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 join the Milwaukee Chamber Choir as we begin our 2nd season with works by Johannes Brahms, Morten Lauridsen, & Hans Leo Hasser; plus folk hymn arrangements by Alice Parker.

This new and vibrant ensemble, led by Dr. J. Mark Baker, will run the gamut of music from the 1600s to today. Please consider seeing the work this group has put into bringing these choral master works to life. A freewill offering will be taken. 

November 16, 2014. 2:30 PM

All Saints Cathedral
818 E Junneau Ave
Milwaukee WI
Forum message: Songs with "Hear" or "Listen" Dean Vallas, %28 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 am programming a concert for a Junior High (grades 7-9) honors ensemble and am considering a theme of "hear" and "listen".  I am thinking of "Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name" (Dennard), "Oye!" (Papoulis), and "Do You Hear The People Sing" (Lojeski).  I would love other SATB suggestions for this theme.  Thanks! ]]>Classified ad: Middle School Choir Teacher Robyn Ton, %28 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 for the Employment link to apply.
Application deadline: November 5.

Start date: January 5.

Center Grove Middle School North has two choir teachers and a full-time accompanist.  Must be able to work in a co-teaching environment. Six choirs (two per grade level) meet daily for 50 minutes.  Strong administrative support and high-achieving music program. 

Classified ad: Special $2 Tuesday Music Flash Event Today Only Dale Duncan, %28 %b %2014 %10:%Oct:%th 10OctGMT+0000, over 40 music teachers from around the world are sharing some of their best lesson plans for $2.  There are lessons for elementary and middle school teachers available.  To find it, go to:
Then, type $2TuesdayMusicFlashSale into the search bar.  It will take you to previews of all the lessons that are available for $2 today.
I am offering Lesson 2 of S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers for $2.  It is normally $20.  If you downloaded Lesson 1 last week while I allowed the free download, now is the perfect time to get Lesson 2 and see some of the progressions in the S-Cubed program that is designed to help middle school teachers teach their beginners to sight sing.  Here is the link:
Dale Duncan 
Creator of S-Cubed
Video about S-Cubed:
My blog with more info about S-Cubed:
Announcement: New Patriotic Song for SA or SAB by Cynthia E Baney from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %28 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
HONOR is a lovely Memorial Day tribute to all Civil Servants who serve our nation at home and abroad.  Originally written in honor of Baney’s father, Lt. Col. W.A. Ensign, U.S.A.F, retired (service 1953-1979).  The soaring theme of “Thanks” represents one of his service tasks: supervising the refueling of jets midair.  This wonderful piece will be a powerful addition to your Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day library.  It’s powerful text and strong accompaniment is thoughtful and expressive.  Whether you sing it in unison, SA or SAB with piano or orchestra, it will leave a lasting memory.
Announcement: Sing Out! Baroque Choral Workshop Fran Thomas, %28 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000 Symphonic Chorale of SW FL is holding its second annual choral workshop, concert, and reception Nov. 21-23 at the new Bonita Springs Center for Performing Arts, Hinman Theater, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Dr. Patrick Walders of San Diego State University and Pro Arte Voices will lead community singers through works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Pachelbel Friday evening and Saturday. The weekend culminates in a concert Sunday afternoon. Optional sessions will be held in vocal techniques by Walders and yoga for singers by guest soprano soloist Jennifer Paulino.
The cost for adult participants is $50. High school and college students may attend at no charge. Information on registration is at or call 239-560-5695.
Announcement: SING ONtario! Workshops for Conductors and Singers: November 15-16, Toronto Elizabeth Shannon, %28 %b %2014 %12:%Oct:%th 12OctGMT+0000 
Choirs Ontario invites you to SING ONtario! - Ontario's premiere choral event featuring non-competitive, adjudicated performances, and workshops for conductors and singers led by some of Canada's finest choral leaders.

Choir Registration Includes:

  • 30 minute adjudicated performance
  • 30 minute clinic
  • admission to all choir performances
  • participation for all choir members in Saturday or Sunday workshops for one fee of $50.00
  • massed choir rehearsal with Dr. Mark Sirett
  • individual choir performance in evening concert
  • massed choir performance in evening concert

Individual Registration Includes:

  • admission to all choir performances
  • admission to all workshops
  • massed choir performance in evening concert

Choral Workshops for Conductors and Singers

  • Dr. Darryl Edwards
    • Choir Rehearsals and Voice Lessons: Finding Common Ground

      This workshop is filled with tips, tools and strategies for all vocal occasions in your classroom and choir rehearsals. It will bridge your needs, too, for your choral and solo repertoire teaching. You will acquire step-by-step access for how your choirs and soloists can build their skills, confidence and style flexibility over all their singing. You can take your singers “from awkward to awesome,” and it will feel and sound exhilarating!

  • James Pinhorn
    • Curing the Basement Boys: Dealing with Pitch-matching Issues in Changed Voice Singers 

      Have you ever had one of those singers in your choir who has a range of a perfect fifth, and who sings the melody a tritone below all the rest of the men in your choir?  How about the singer who performs the bass line an octave lower than written no matter how many times you remind him?  Ever wonder why these singers are usually basses and not tenors?  You are not alone!  These are very normal, healthy and usually very fixable steps stages that some male singers go through after their voices transition from soprano/alto into the new tenor or bass range. In this presentation I will offer some tips and tricks that have been very successful in bringing the basement boys up into a range where they can match pitch with the rest of their counterparts in the bass and tenor section of the choir.

  • Elise Bradley
    • IPA for Choirs: It’s more than Pale Ale! 

      Elise Bradley will conduct an interactive workshop on the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as a tool in teaching choral music. IPA can be used to transcribe choral texts into symbols, allowing conductors to teach – and choristers to sing – music in any language.

  • Jennifer Swan
    • Bodyworks for Singers 

      This workshop will explore "Breath Support " for choral singers. Participants will learn to strive beyond mere proper alignment to investigate the activation of the of abdominal floor as it connects to inhalation and exhalation for singers.

  • Anne Longmore
    • Getting the Word Out: Tips for Developing an Effective Online Marketing Strategy

      Join strategic communications specialist Anne Longmore for tips on how to develop a successful marketing campaign and strategic communication plan for your choir!

  • Mark Sirett
    • Mind over Matter: What Youth Choir Conductors Need To Know About the Teen-Age Brain.

      The session presented by Mark Sirett will discuss the complex changes that take place in the teen years;  there will be discussion of the challenges these changes pose for choral conductors and and strategies that need to be implemented for more effective rehearsals with teen voices.

  • Brenda Uchimaru
    • Singer Warmups for Fun and Function 

      Regardless of age and experience, effective warm-ups of mind, body and voice will improve your technique and build musicianship. Brenda Uchimaru, clinician, choral director and educator, has an impressive arsenal of innovative, creative, musical warm-ups that can be used as effectively with the solo voice as with a choir. She will explain the why and how of warm-ups so that you can develop a routine that suits your needs whether a solo singer or a director of a large group.

Visit for more information, or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
Concert: Faure Requiem in Salt Lake City, Utah Jane Schaefermeyer, %28 %b %2014 %06:%Oct:%th 6OctGMT+0000, November 2, 2014 the Faure Requiem will be performed at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This is in conjunction with a service for All Saints Day.  The time is 4:00 P.M. and the address is 291 S. 900 E., Salt Lake City, Utah.  The concert is free.  For more information, follow this link: ]]>Forum message: 20th Cent. rep. SATB w. piano Devin Fields, %27 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000, everyone. I hoped you would be so kind as to suggest pieces for an SATB choir and piano that were written in the 20th. century. I want to do a recital of interesting 20th century music--hopefully not terribly difficult stuff, because I'm not exactly dealing with an entire group of trained singers, but I really want to do a program of music that thinks outside the box. That could mean harmonically, theme-wise, notationally (again, still easy enough), or experimental. I reached this idea because there are two 12-tone pieces that I've done in the past and would like to perform those again as the conductor. Despite being 12-tone, they aren't that hard. Aside from that, I have some some pieces that do err more on the side of convential, such as Barber's "Let Down the Bars, O Death." Any length and language is fine, and I would prefer secular, though I can surely incorporate some sacred pieces if they are too good to pass.
Thank you so much for your suggestions!
Forum message: Choral Folders Ben Hanson, %27 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000 have 3 ring binders I'm using for my choir and I am trying to label them by numbers. I've tried address labels, they fall off. I've tried using a marker and it doesn't work. What else would you recommend to label them so they are permanent?  ]]>Forum message: Up tempo ice/cold/snow songs for middle school Bridgit Cook, %27 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 next concert theme is "Frozen." Yes, we are doing a few tunes from the movie, but mostly more "choral" stuff. I have found a lot of beautiful, slow pieces that point to the theme, but very few (read: almost none) up tempo pieces. I would love to do something that involves non-traditional sounds (There has to be a piece that uses vocal percussion to sound paint ice, right?)
Between our 4 groups we sing in the following voicings: Unison, SA, SSA, SAB, SSAB* (hard to find, but perfect for our lots of girls/few guys group) &/or SATB.
Thanks so much!
Bridgit Cook
Borrowing request: Bass "Feast of Carols" Daniel Wagner, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000 "A Feast of Carols"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Randol Alan Bass
Starting: November 5 or so
For: through Christmas
Copies: 45
Willing to rent: No
Classified ad: Bass section leader church choir Warminster, PA Dan Clark, %28 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 section leader and soloist needed for Warminster Presbyterian Church in Warminster, PA(SE) Bucks County.  The call is for $60 with a Thursday evening reheersal from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, a Sunday morning tune-up at 9:00 am and the worship service at 9:30 am.  Send resume to Rev. Dan Clark at
Classified ad: Assistant Professor, Soprano Voice. Tenure track Tony Thornton, %27 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000
The Department of Music and Dance
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Announces a Faculty Position in:
Position: Assistant Professor, Soprano Voice. Tenure track
Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank
Qualifications: Doctorate preferred, master’s degree required; equivalent professional experience considered. The successful candidate will have the potential for or an already established national reputation as a soprano and will demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level. The candidate must also have the ability to work effectively with the department’s choral ensembles.
Responsibilities: Teach applied voice lessons to undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors.   Additional teaching responsibilities may include diction, vocal technique class for music education majors, and/or team teaching opera workshop. Assignment will depend on the candidate’s areas of expertise and the needs of the department. Maintain regional and national visibility as a performer/pedagogue as part of professional development. Participate in on-campus faculty performances. Advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in auditions, serve on committees, and perform other university and professional service as appropriate. Applicant must be willing and available to address responsibilities during the regular work week and on weekends, as needed. Recruiting activities may include visiting secondary schools, offering workshops, participating in summer programs, and adjudicating. Position begins September 1, 2015.
To apply submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae uploaded to:
Applicants should submit current video examples of their singing. The committee strongly prefers applicants to submit their video through YouTube. The URL and date(s) of performance excerpts should be included in the Cover Letter.  A DVD format would be acceptable but must be mailed to the below address.
In addition, applicants must send three current letters of recommendation with reference contact information (email and phone number) to:
Tony Thornton, Chair, Voice Search Committee, Department of Music & Dance, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9330
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.
    Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 17, 2014 in order to ensure consideration.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
Announcement: 10-th International Festival of student and academic choirs "VESNUSHKA" Alexey Kornev, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000 am pleased to invite students and academic choirs in Russia next spring!
In a very old Russian city of Yaroslavl on 10-th International Festival of student and academic choirs "VESNUSHKA" 
Information on past festivals, see here:
Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2015. 
Welcome to Russia!
Announcement: Basso Profundo: Music of Russia featuring Glenn Miller and Illumni Men's Chorale Christopher McCafferty, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000 April 20th, 2012 we took 23 men, 6 of them solid Low 'C' basses, and gave a performance of Russian music.  Of those basses, the majority had a rock solid Low Bb, and 3 of them were full-fledged Oktavists (Don Neptun, Greg Golliet, and Glenn Miller).  Glenn and Greg can both be described as "Basso Profundos" true root-meaning of the words - Profound Bass, or from latin, a "Bass from out of the depths."  What followed was an amazing evening of music.  Here's a clip!

This CD features the first recorded performance by an American of the original ending of Chesnokov's Ne Otverzhi Mene (Do Not Forsake Me When I Am Old), by guest soloist Glenn Miller, and many songs that have never been heard in the United States before.

Please check out the video, and share and support if you like.  You won't be disappointed!


Christopher J McCafferty
Artistic Director,  Illumni Men's Chorale
Announcement: Z. Randall Stroope to conduct the Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma, at St. Peter's Basilica, June 22-26, 2016 Bill Bergeman, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000

The renowned Festival Corale Internazionale di Roma is back again for another year on June 22-26, 2016. This spectacular choral celebration will feature mixed-voice singers from choirs across North America performing en masse under the baton of maestro Z. Randall Stroope, artistic director and conductor.


The eighth-annual festival features several performances, including a Mass participation at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on June 24, 2016, and a formal finale concert at Rome’s famed Santa Maria sopra Minerva Basilica on June 25, 2016. We look forward to celebrating Italy’s choral heritage within one of the country’s most musical centerpieces.

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About the Director:

Z. Randall Stroope is one of the most active choral conductors and composers working today, with recent conducting engagements at the American School in Singapore, Canterbury Cathedral, England, Salzburger Dom in Salzburg, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Vancouver Symphony (British Columbia), and two performances at the Vatican in the past year. His compositions sell over 200,000 copies a year, and are performed regularly by esteemed ensembles throughout the world, including professional ensembles in France, Holland, Hong Kong, Spain, Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Canada.

Festival Choir and Orchestra_01Dr. Stroope has personally conducted/recorded 13 professional compact discs, and recordings of his music are heard frequently on radio and television broadcasts, including National Public Radio. He has conducted 33 All-State choirs in the United States. Dr. Stroope is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he conducts the Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, and coordinates the undergraduate and graduate choral conducting program at the University.

To learn more about the Rome Choral Festival and how your ensemble can participate in the future, please visit the festival website.

Announcement: Join Jo-Michael Scheibe in Jubilate Mozart! – June 29-July 3, 2016 Bill Bergeman, %27 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000

The Mozart Choral Festival, celebrating the life, work, and legacy of renowned Classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will take place June 29-July 3, 2016. The 2016 festival, Jubilate Mozart! celebrates 260 years since the composer’s birth. The spectacular festival will feature a large chorus of mixed voices from across North America. Singers from a variety of backgrounds will work side-by-side for three days of festival rehearsals and  a grand finale concert in the historic and stunning Salzburger Dom in Salzburg, Austria.

János Czifra and the Mozart Festival Chorus_03The festival chorus will perform outstanding classical works under the direction of Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Chair of the Thornton School of Music’s department of choral and sacred music at the University of Southern California, and Prof. János Czifra, music director and choirmaster at the Salzburger Dom. The festival culminates in a performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major, KV 317, accompanied by the Salzburger Domorchester all under Prof. Czifra’s direction.

János Czifra and the Mozart Festival Chorus_06

Overseen by a nearly 1,000-year old hillside fortress, Salzburg is quaint, delicate, and utterly charming.  This picturesque city within the heart of the Austrian countryside rests along the northern boundary of the Alps, and literally resonates with the “Sound of Music.”

Salzburg’s most famous historical resident is, by far, the 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  As a teenager, Mozart was employed as a court musician by the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. During this time, the composer worked in many genres, including symphonies, sonatas, string quartets, serenades, and a few minor operas.  After a brief stay in Paris, Mozart returned to Salzburg in his early twenties to serve as court organist and concertmaster. In this position, he composed numerous works of sacred music for Salzburg, including his great Coronation Mass in C Major.

About the Directors: Jo-MichaelScheibe

Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s department of choral and sacred music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers, teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the graduate and undergraduate choral program. In 2008, he assumed a new post as National President Elect of the American Choral Directors’ Association, and in 2011 became National President. No stranger to the ACDA, Scheibe previously served as the organization’s Western Division President (1991-1993), as well as National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at six national ACDA conventions (1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2007), as well as two national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference (1996, 2000), and various regional and state conventions.

A champion of contemporary music, Scheibe regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. He has helped to launch careers of promising young composers and to promote music by international composers largely unknown in the United States. Music publishers Walton, Colla Voce Music and Santa Barbara distribute the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally.A member of Chorus America, the International Federation of Choral Music, and several other professional and education organizations, Scheibe is in frequent demand internationally as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choruses at the university, community college, community and secondary levels.


Prof. János Czifra is a native of Hungary and has been the  music director of the Salzburger Dom since 1989. In addition to the normal services at the cathedral, he has led the cathedral choir and orchestra in events of international interest, including two papal visits, episcopal consecrations and jubilees, festivals of sacred music and symposiums. Invitations from abroad and numerous concert tours have led Prof. Czifra and the cathedral choir to the USA, Japan and many European cities.

In 2002, he became a member of the European Academy of Science and Arts and was awarded the title of Professor. He very much values and enjoys the opportunities to work together with the many musical guests to Salzburg and the cathedral.

For more information about Jubilate Mozart! and how your ensemble can participate in the future, please visit the festival website.

Concert: Westminster Chorus - Center for the Arts, Escondido - Jan 17, 2015 Megan Thudium Thudium, %27 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000

“…a dynamic set on the international stage!” – Joel Currier; Ambassadors of Harmony

“…each voice so beautifully molded together in glorious harmonies…” – Judy Swann

“Like rock stars of harmony, chorus is big hit…” – Orange County Register

Barbershop singing at its finest, the Westminster chorus performs beautiful harmonies and choral theatrics that have earned them an impressive set of accomplishments and praise, including the 2009 ‘Choir of the World’ Pavarotti Trophy and the International Chorus Gold Medal of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 2007 and 2010. The Westminster chorus is almost entirely composed of men under the age of 30. Known for their joy of singing in harmonious song, the chorus delivers nothing but perfection on stage!

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido    340 N Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA  92025

Performance: Jan. 17, 2015 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

To buy tickets, please visit or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253.


Concert: Selections from Porgy and Bess - May 31, 2015 - Center for the Arts, Escondido Megan Thudium Thudium, %27 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000

Written with American spirituals and folksongs, Porgy and Bess is an operatic folktale enchanting audiences for almost 80-years! From the soaring notes of ‘Summertime’ to the heart-clenching duet ‘Bess, you is my woman now’, the music in this saga will reach us with deep emotional power.

This grand opera will be presented by a chamber orchestra, The Center Chorale along with the guest soloists, Cedrick Cannon and LaRose Saxon. Cedrick and LaRose, husband and wife, will enchant you with the singing roles of the opera, which they have performed more than a hundred times!

Location: California Center for the Arts, Escondido    340 N Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA  92025

Performance: May 31, 2015 from 3:00pm-6:00pm

To buy tickets, please visit or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253. ]]>
Concert: Fall 2014 Concert of the Midwest Motet Society, South Suburban Chicago Marie Grass Amenta, %27 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000
The Fall 2014 Concert of The Midwest Motet Society
“Our Favorite Motets and Sacred Music: Music from the Renaissance to the 21st Century”
Music to be performed will include motets and sacred music by
 S. Rossi, W. Billings, W.A. Mozart, F.J. Haydn, F. Schubert, F. Mendelsohn, A. Bruckner, F. Poulenc, R. Thompson, Bobby McFerrin, Moses Hogan and others
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm
at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
667 8th Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois
Freewill Offering
The Midwest Motet Society
P.O. Box 706
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 206-0380
Marie Grass Amenta, Founder and Music Director
"The Midwest Motet Society is truly a local gem, in the Southland." Rev. Michael Gilligan, Ph.D., Executive Director of American Catholic Press
Follow us on Twitter: @MidwestMotet and *like* us on Facebook: The Midwest Motet Society
Announcement: Perform at the Empire State Building during the Holidays and in the Spring Bruce Rickert, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000

The Empire State Building is offering performance opportunities for choirs throughout the Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015.  Performances will take place on the 80th floors and will have an audience of ticket holders on their way to the 86th floor Observation Deck.  This will be a truly memorable experience for your clients.  Here are a few specifics:
• Performance on the 80th floor museum
• Groups sizes limited to 80 singers
• Applications required with DVD/MP3/YouTube recording
• Choral risers and electric piano will be provided
• Performances will take place on selected dates Wednesday & Thursday in November - December, 2014 and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in March - June, 2015
• Performance Times Available daily between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm, except on Wednesdays - 3 performance times 9:00 am - 12 noon.
• Performance Length:  30 minutes
• Secular Music Only
• $28 Performance/ticket  required for all participants, purchased directly through the Empire State Building( Includes entry to the top of the Empire State Building)
• Tour Operator Branding is available on forms and Signage at The Empire State Building
• More information found on our website -

To learn more about the above program - call today 800-220-0165

Concert: Cordus Mundi Opens Singing Season with “Hard Work” Rick Rosen, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000

Cordus Mundi Opens Singing Season with “Hard Work”

            Male a cappella group Cordus Mundi will be opening its tenth concert season with two area performances on Saturday evening, November 15 and on Sunday afternoon, November 16.  Cordus Mundi concerts will be held at Church of the Messiah in Gwynedd, PA on Saturday evening, November 15 at 7:30 p.m., and at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, PA on Sunday afternoon, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. At both concerts, Cordus will be performing new music as well as selections from the group’s extensive repertoire, and will feature “Work Hard”, a novel composition, written by Cordus Mundi bass Stephen Mallon. Additional selections for these concerts come from a variety of composers and arrangers, including Orff, Parker, Bruckner, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, Jeffers, Sjolund, Ramsey, Crabtree, Moore, Dawson and more.
     “We’ve picked a great and rather diverse collection of music for these concerts, including some of our favorites,” notes group founder/artistic director Rick Rosen. “We’re especially pleased and proud to be presenting two performances of Steve Mallon’s Work Hard, an unusual piece with a funny yet meaningful message - you can generally count on Cordus to have something different to say.”
            Formed in 2005, Cordus Mundi is comprised of fifteen male singers from the greater Bucks County area, with multiple members coming from New Hope and Doylestown. The group’s repertoire includes (mostly) a cappella music from the 12th through the 21st centuries, and covers a wide range of composers and styles.  Cordus Mundi members have their musical roots in a variety of area singing groups; the group currently counts two conductors, two composers, and three arrangers among its number. Cordus Mundi performs regularly throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
            Tickets for the November 15 and November 16 concerts are $20, and are available from Cordus Mundi members, at the two church offices, or at the door. For additional information, contact Cordus Mundi at 650.219.2748, online at, or on Facebook. 
Concert: SF Bay Area's Cantare Ensemble: "Shall I Compare Thee?" Janice Lee, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000
CANTARE CON VIVO 2014-2015 Concert Season
Shall I Compare Thee?
Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1323 Central Ave, Alameda
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Drive, Lafayette
The Chamber Ensemble celebrates poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a program featuring texts from his sonnets and plays set in various musical genres. We bring you nine composers who offer vibrancy to the words of a man regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Included are Vaughan Williams, Dominick Argento, Swedish composer Nils Lindberg, Finnish composers Jaakko Mántyjárvi and Juhani Komulainen, and American composers Lane Johnson, Emma Lou Diemer and Steven Sametz. Highlighting the program are seven songs by jazz pianist and composer George Shearing, accompanied by piano and string bass.
Artistic Director- David Morales
Tickets: $22 General, $10 Student
Reserve your tickets today!
To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit
Concert: All Saints Sunday, November 2, 2014, Rutter Requiem Thomas Paulson, %27 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 Rutter Requiem
in All Saints Sunday worship at Wayzata Community Church
125 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, MN 55391
Rev. Dr. John F. Ross, Senior Minister
9:00 & 10:45 am - Sunday November 2, 2014 All Saints
Wayzata Community Church Chancel Choir
members of Wayzata Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Stephen Hamilton, Guest Organist
Sandra Patridge, Soprano
Thomas Paulson, Director of Music Ministry

With this singing of Rutter’s sublime and mystical Requiem Wayzata Community Church remembers and give thanks for all those saints who have died in the past year. Members, family and friends of this community of faith will be remembered by name. We also remember and give thanks for all those saints who have gone before us and showed us the way: those closest to us, such as parents and grandparents, children and friends, and those who now belong to the world and the ages, such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, John Calvin and Francis of Assisi. Requiem aeternam, dona eis Domine – Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord.
John Rutter’s Requiem draws us through the personal anguish of death and loss to the joy of resurrection and new life. It is a requiem of grace and peace, from a God who loves us as we are and too much to leave us there. It is a requiem for the living, to remember, to mourn and to give thanks.
Rutter's Requiem is made possible in part by a generous gift from Dr. Frederick Muschenheim and family, in loving member of Linda A. Mushenheim.
Announcement: The 16th Varna International Conducting Workshop and Music Academy – Haydn’s Creation Kalin Tchonev, %27 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000
Varna International is announcing the Sixteenth Varna International Music Academy which will be held from May 26-June 7, 2015 in Varna, Bulgaria in collaboration with the Varna Free University, one of the highest ranking private universities in Europe.
Interested students are invited to apply to participate in one of four rich academic programs: the Choral-Orchestral Conducting Workshop and the Choral Singers Program, featuring Haydn’s Creation; the Opera Academy, presenting fully-staged orchestral performances of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica and an orchestral performance of famous opera scenes; and the Chamber Music Program, featuring string, woodwind and brass ensembles.
The Opera Academy also includes an Opera Conducting Workshop, which will take place from May 26-June 21.
Participants will receive intensive training from expert faculty, including Dr. Bruce Chamberlain (Director of Choral Activities, University of Arizona), Dr. Christopher Thomas (Director of Choral Activities, Rowan University), Dr. Michael Emery (Senior Artist-in-Residence: Violin, Skidmore College), Dr. Robert Jesselson (Carolina Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina) and Dr. Dimitar Ninov (Composer and Professor of Music Theory, Texas State University).
Participants in the academy will be eligible for undergraduate or graduate credit through the Erasmus program. Candidates may apply for partial scholarships.
Qualified choral ensembles admitted into the Academy will be eligible for their own public performance in Bulgaria and an extended performance tour in the Balkans and other European regions.
If you have questions or would like to receive additional information about Varna International’s academic training and performance opportunities, please contact our office at 803.545.4166 or
Classified ad: Tenor Section leader for 10/29 & 11/2 Rasaan Bourke, %27 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000
Seeking a tenor section leader for rehearsal this Wednesday 10/29 and for Worship service Sunday 11/2.
Please inbox me if you are interested
I will send over the list of music and pay information promptly.
Classified ad: Chamber Choir & Orchestra Artist-in-Residence Program - Charleston, SC Michael Scott Giuliani, %27 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000

The Charleston Institute of Sacred Music (CISM) is pleased to offer a three-week Artist-in-Residence program for talented vocalists and instrumentalists who have a passion for Sacred Music.  This one-of-a-kind Chamber Choir and Orchestra enrichment program gives qualified musicians the opportunity for musical and spiritual development through a robust schedule of rehearsal, performance, fellowship, and Bible study in the beautiful setting of Charleston, South Carolina.

2015 Program Highlights include a performance in Charleston, SC during the world-renowned Piccolo Spoleto Festival, a 10-day tour visiting some of the most prestigious and acoustically beautiful churches and performance halls in the United States, and a professional recording which will be distributed on the international market.  

Themed A Journey through the Book of Psalmsthis season's repertoire will include some of the most beloved psalm settings from throughout music history, including Cantata No. 137 (Bach), Psalm 42(Mendelssohn), Psalm 150 (Bruckner), Two Psalms (Holst), and others.

Program Dates

The 2015 season will be from Monday, May 18 - Monday, June 8, 2015.

Program Fee

$750, plus travel to and from Charleston.  Program fee includes housing, two meals per day (breakfast/dinner), and travel for the duration of the program.

The Ensembles 

Voce Sacra

Voce Sacra is the Summer Artist-in-Residence Chamber Choir at the Charleston Institute of Sacred Music.  This nationally auditioned choir is comprised of the most talented and qualified vocalists, and is dedicated to performing sacred choral music for the encouragement of others and the glory of God.  Members of Voce Sacra experience a robust schedule which includes daily rehearsals, large-scale performances, and a professional recording project.  This schedule is delicately balanced with free time to explore the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, home to historic Charleston, as well as other sites of interest while on tour.  In addition, daily Bible Studies and Fellowship give members an opportunity to grow in their faith and encourage one another in prayer. 

Sinfonia Sacra

Sinfonia Sacra is the Summer Artist-in-Residence Chamber Orchestra at the Charleston Institute of Sacred Music.  This nationally auditioned chamber orchestra is comprised of the most talented and qualified instrumentalists, and is dedicated to the promotion of sacred music for the encouragement of others and the glory of God.  Members of Sinfonia Sacra experience a robust schedule which includes daily rehearsals, large-scale performances, and a professional recording project. This schedule is delicately balanced with free time to explore the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, home to historic Charleston, as well as other sites of interest while on tour. In addition, daily Bible Studies and Fellowship give members an opportunity to grow in their faith and encourage one another in prayer. 


Voce SacraCurrently accepting auditions for SATB voice parts and piano/organ accompanist.

Sinfonia Sacra: Currently accepting auditions for Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, and Timpani.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2015 and should include a brief résumé, statement of personal faith in Jesus Christ, photo, unedited audition recording or video (preferred) of three works representing contrasting musical styles chosen from the baroque, classical, romantic, or contemporary repertoire, and three references with phone numbers and email addresses, including your local pastor.  Please forward all requested materials to  2015 Voce Sacra andSinfonia Sacra members will be notified by March 13, 2015.

For more information, please contact Mr. Michael Scott Giuliani at

Borrowing request: Secret Garden Medley arr Lojeski / Demo & Instrumental Parts Eric Brown, %27 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 Demo Recording and Instrumental Parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Arr. Lojeski / Alfred (Warner Bros Pub) (c) 1992
Starting: ASAP
For: 6 Months
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
I'm in need of PACD (just demo) and Instrumental Parts to Medley from The Secret Garden arranged by Ed Lojeski.  Choral score is available as a POD, but not the other components. 
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
Eric Brown
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus
Classified ad: Choral Music Education, Assistant Professor Karen Kenaston-French, %27 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000
The University of Texas at Arlington announces a tenure track faculty position in Choral Music Education, Assistant Professor rank. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in music education, secondary choral methods and choral conducting; directing University Singers and/or other choral ensembles as assigned; supervising student teachers; and other areas related to the candidate’s expertise. Additional duties include recruiting, participating in outreach and service responsibilities, and maintaining an active agenda of research and/or creative activity. Qualifications: Doctoral degree in music education or choral conducting, at least 3 years of successful public school teaching experience, record of (or clear potential for) scholarship as evidenced by publications, conference presentations and other appropriate activities, and demonstrated excellence in conducting. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Date of Appointment: Fall 2015. The University of Texas at Arlington is a full service research and teaching university with nearly 35,000 students. The UTA Department of Music, located in the College of Liberal Arts, is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and enrolls 320 music majors. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Music Education, Performance, Music Business, Music Media, Theory, Composition, and Jazz Studies; and graduate degrees in Music Education and Performance.
Review of applications and materials will begin December 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi for choral methods and/or conducting courses, philosophy of music education (1 page maximum), and 3 letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants should submit one 10-minute video of a choral rehearsal (in which the conductor and choir are visible), and one choral performance video (with camera facing the conductor). Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and URL links emailed to
Materials should be sent to:
Dr. Karen Kenaston-French
Chair, Choral Music Education Search Committee
The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Music
P.O. Box 19105
Arlington TX 76019
UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. Search Code Id: COLA10142014CME.
Concert: Morten Lauridsen at California Lutheran University on November 5 Wyant Morton, %27 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 Morten Lauridsen speaks about his music and performs with members of the Cal Lutheran music faculty, the University choral ensembles and Areté Vocal Ensemble conducted by Wyant Morton.
Wednesday, November 5 at 3pm and 7pm in Samuelson Chapel on the Cal Lutheran campus in Thousand Oaks.
Forum message: Concert Duration Kat Eoff, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000! This is my first year teaching, and I am working with a program that has not had a lot of structure in the past. The holiday concert was kind-of a free for all, sing whatever you want type of thing, and the concert was only about 30 minutes long (Which seems very short to me). I am trying to decide the approximate duration of our holiday concert this year. We will be combining the Middle School and High School choirs, whcih includes a Show Choir. What is a suggested length of the concert? ]]>Classified ad: Free through Tuesday Steve Kloser, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000

Free through Tuesday the 28th!

Amazing Day!  arr. Steve Kloser
Solo, SAB, piano acc.

We took the chestnuts AMAZING GRACE and OH HAPPY DAY and rubbed them together, and came up with this new, fun, easy-to-learn chart.

Click to to receive this arrangement for free.

Offer good through midnight Oct. 28

Contact kokopellipress at 503.336.3713

Classified ad: Artist Manager for USA Concert Tours Sara Casar, %27 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000 worldwide concert touring company seeks experienced Artist Manager for USA Concert Tours.   Arrange concerts in the USA for professional foreign orchestras and choirs.  Knowledge and contacts with concert presenters and venues in the USA, knowledge of choral and orchestral classical music, minimum 3 years of experience, and knowledge of foreign languages preferred.  College degree required.  Travel may be required. Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at  Please include salary requirements, relevant experience, travel experience, classical music background, and language proficiency.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan. ]]>Announcement: Break of Day (SATB/Strings/Oboe) Michael John Trotta Michael Trotta, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000
New recording of Break of Day for choir and strings from Michael John Trotta.
Download the complete track
Order Score 
Concert: Wild Things! Lincoln County Animal Shelter Benefit Concert Peter Asche, %27 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 ]]>Announcement: New Irish Folk Song for Treble Voices by Robert Hugh from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %27 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety
Staying true to the source material, Robert I. Hugh's arrangement of this lovely Irish folk song is suitable for children, youth, and adult treble choirs.  Check out the score today at and don't forget to look at the "Related Items" or search with the "Multicultural" tag to view more similar titles.
Classified ad: Managing Director - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir Margaret Genovese, %27 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Tafelmusik, “one of the top baroque orchestras in the world, exemplary in every way” (Gramophone), is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Managing Director.
Reporting to the Board, the MD collaborates with the Music Director, senior staff and volunteers to create and implement a strategic vision for the organization. The MD leads, a devoted staff team of 12 as well as contract personnel and actively defines a culture of philanthropy that supports key artistic and organizational priorities. He/she serves as a major ambassador for Tafelmusik, fostering relationships and goodwill with current and potential partners and stakeholders.  
The MD is responsible for all non-artistic operational aspects of the organization. This includes securing third-party engagements in addition to Tafelmusik’s main-stage season, in partnership with its tour agents and the Director of Artistic Administration and Operations. He/she is responsible for securing all government operating, touring, project and capital grants.
The ideal candidate will have (10) years minimum management experience, knowledge of baroque and classical music, business and revenue development experience, international touring experience, knowledge of audience development practices, ability to motivate, lead and set strategic and operational objectives while managing a high performance team.
Please submit resume, references and salary expectations by Monday December 8, 2014 to:
Dory Vanderhoof, Senior Partner,

Classified ad: Soprano section leader William Mahrt, %27 %b %2014 %06:%Oct:%th 6OctGMT+0000 Ann Choir at St. Thomas Aquinas Churh, Palo Alto. Choir sings for sung Latin Mass, with Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. Normal Sundays, two motets plus Gregorian chants for the day; special days, polyphonic Renaissance Mass. Rehearsals Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30. Mass noon Sundays with 11:00 warm-up.. $50 per service. Directed by Stanford Professor William Mahrt. or 650-493-7933. ]]>Classified ad: Music director/ accompanist Emily James, %27 %b %2014 %04:%Oct:%th 4OctGMT+0000 UMC, Edgewater, MD seeking an innovative Music Director and Accompanist for 10 hour/wk.  Contact Pastor Kathy Altman at for Job Description and to apply. ]]>Announcement: New Publications-PHPublishers Kristine Görtz, %27 %b %2014 %10:%Oct:%th 10OctGMT+0000

Dear ChoralNet readers,
 Recently Porfiri & Horváth Publishers has published new choral music for Mixed Choirs:


"Mentre il Silenzio" (SAB)from Roberto Brisotto

"Psalm 23" (Unison and piano)from Ruth Watson Henderson

"Salvum fac populum tuum" (SSAA) from Jens Röth

 Visit our homepage and enjoy also amateur video recordings of some of our scores on YouTube.



We hope to see you soon!

 Your publisher of international choral music

Porfiri & Horváth Publishers
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Concert: LA Master Chorale Performs A Cappella Renaissance Gems Susan Gordon, %27 %b %2014 %05:%Oct:%th 5OctGMT+0000
The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents an all-a cappella program of soaring Renaissance choral gems that promises to resonate in the sparkling acoustics of Disney Hall on Sunday, November 16, 2014, 7 pm.  The Chorale, which is particularly adept at performing this musical style with crisp, clear intonation, performs William Byrd’s Sing Joyfully, Josquin des Prez’s Ave nobilissima creatura, John Taverner’s Western Wind Mass, Thomas Tallis’s If Ye Love Me and Orlando di Lasso’s O Crux Splendidior, among other 16th and 17th century works.
“The LA Master Chorale has a great affinity for the music of the Renaissance that goes back to our founding 51 years ago,” Gershon says.  “We chose music for this concert that embodies the sensuousness and purity of the sacred music from this era that will, no doubt, transform Disney Hall into a stainless steel cathedral.”
Tickets range from $29 - $129.  Group rates are available.  For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit  (Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.)  The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.Los Angeles Master Chorale
Concert: 10th Annual Office of the Dead Concerts - San Francisco & Berkeley J. Jeff Badger, %27 %b %2014 %04:%Oct:%th 4OctGMT+0000 ANNUAL OFFICE OF THE DEAD CONCERTS with SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE VOICES:
On Friday night, October 31, 2004 (yes, Hallowe’en night!) the very first San Francisco Renaissance Voices concert was presented at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church in San Francisco.  Ten years to the day, we’ll celebrate our birthday in that church which has become our artistic home by performing the same work that started it all – Tomás Luis de Victoria’s magnificent Officium Defunctorum, written for the funeral of his royal patron the Dowager Empress Maria – which also began our group's "tradition" of performing the Office of the Dead each year at this time.  This program will also include elegies written by Ockeghem, Josquin, Byrd & Weelkes for composers who inspired and nurtured them.  For those of you coming to the concert on Hallowe'en we invite you to enjoy another San Francisco Renaissance Voices tradition and come in costume!

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee music director
WHAT:  Tenth Annual Office of the Dead Concerts:  Officium defunctorum for 6 voices by Tomás Luis de Victoria (c1549-1611)
Friday, October 31 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, November 2 - 4:00 pm - St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley
WEBSITE: - please note that this is a new web address
TICKETS:  $30 general, $25 student/senior - at the door or on-line

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Forum message: Vivaldi Gloria - instrumentation question David Perry, %27 %b %2014 %10:%Oct:%th 10OctGMT+0000 anyone used innovative instrumentation when performing the Vivaldi Gloria? I am thinking of staging a performance of this with stripped-back instrumentation (guitars, single french horn, probably max 2 each of violins and cellos, amongst others) but am wondering if the choir tends to overpower it. I know there have been versions with lutes and baroque-sounding instruments, but I haven't been able to find any of these online. Would love to hear from anyone with experience in this. ]]>Forum message: Responsorial Magnificat Chris Hatcher, %27 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000'm seeking a Responsorial Setting of the Magnificat for use at Vespers. Typically this would include a refrain for a congregation, interspered with sung verses for a cantor. Organ (or piano adaptable to organ) accompanimet only. Publisher information appreciated. Thanks!  ]]>Classified ad: Bass Choral Scholar - FUMC PASADENA Jean-Sebastien Vallee, %27 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 United Methodist Church Pasadena
Bass Choral Scholar
Open to Undergraduate/Graduate Students or recent graduates
FUMC Pasadena
Pasadena First United Methodist Church is a large church in a beautiful building with a magnificent musical tradition. The Church sanctuary is large and beautiful with a historic organ, and a warm and lively. The Church chapel is more intimate and is also warm and acoustically inviting, the perfect space for solo recital and chamber music.
The Ideal Candidate:
  • Baritone/Bass undergrad or graduate student studying vocal performance or music education
  • Excellent musicianship 

  • Experienced and confident choral singer 

  • Strong leadership skills


  • Perform at weekly Sunday Services with the Chancel Choir  (10am service – call time 9am)
  • Attend weekly rehearsals (Thursdays 7:30pm-9:00pm)
  • Perform at special services (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, etc.) 

  • Expectation to learn music prior to services to provide good leadership for singers 

Competitive and commensurate with experience
Interested candidates should send their résumé, and a recording of a recent solo performance, to Dr. Sébastien Vallée at
Deadline to apply: November 5, 2014
Announcement: For Free Jim Way, %27 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 Choral Conductors/Directors: I have recently finished, "A New Year's Resolution." As an End Piece for the Holiday Program, it gives the recognition of the New Year that it deserves and equal status with other major holidays. It is in ST/AB setting with Piano and is moderately easy. I believe it could be prepared with two or three rehearsals by any reasonably capable choir. If you wish to consider it for your Holiday Program, an examination copy is available on request. Then, if you wish to add and perform it, I will send you a 2014 Royalty Free, Print/Performance License. Contact me at <>. This piece is soon-to-be published on my web site. Please preview my other works at <> Happy Holidays. --Jim Way.  ]]>Classified ad: Tenor/Baritone wanted for Christmas Eve Service - Paid Michael Nelson, %26 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000,
We are looking for a professional tenor/baritone to sing with our choir at the 7:00 Christmas Eve Service. No Solo work is required, only singing with the choir (4-6 pieces). You would be expected to be prepared beforehand (music will be mailed) and then attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, December 18th from 7:45-9:00. There will also be a short rehearsal before Christmas eve service starting at 5:45pm (service starts at 7).

This position is compensated. The rates match, if not more compeitive, similar mainline churches. You will be compensated for 2 rehearsals and a service. Rates will be provided in future discussions. Please send a brief description of your qualifications. If you have any video/audio of your singing, please send as well to my email,


Michael Nelson

Director of Music

St. John's Presbyterian Church 

217 Berkley Road 

Devon, PA 19333

Announcement: World Premiere of "The Five Stages of Loss" by Bill Heigen Bill Heigen, %26 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000

SAUDADE. According to Wikipedia, “Saudade is a Portuguese or Galician word that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.”


In April of 2014, I was thinking about writing a piece that could touch people’s heart. A piece that could speak to anyone’s soul. Inspired by this beautiful word from my native language, and by the willing to say something I wrote “The Five Stages of Loss”.


I based the idea of this work on the attempt to express each of the emotional stages that someone may experiences when faced with impending death or death of a beloved one. The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Those emotional stages together are known as the Kübler-Ross model. This model was first introduced by Swiss-American Psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” and was inspired by her work with terminally ill patients. I wrote one song per emotional stage, and I wrote the texts based on what someone experiencing one of those stages may feel, think, and say. In honor to all of those who are gone, I have dedicated this work to all of those who lost someone in their lives.


Then, I decided to offer this work to the Universe. You know, this is just something that I have learned to do. The Universe has given me so many good things… I need to express my gratitude, and the best way that I found to do this is sharing some of my music with everybody. I posted the scores and the sound samples on my website for free downloading, and I promoted this offer in all my social media. A couple of days after, Jay Dougherty (Professor of Choirs, Metropolitan State University of Denver) sent me a message telling he would like to program my piece. Then, after exchanging some emails, I am glad to announce that next Saturday November 1st, “The Five Stages of Loss” will be premiered by the Women’s Chamber Choir from Metropolitan State University of Denver! The picture above was taken by Mr. Dougherty about three weeks ago in one of the rehearsals for this concert. I am sure that this concert will be a blast! I couldn’t imagine that I would receive such a gift from the Universe so quickly. I posted my music in May, and in November it will become real for the world! It is already real for those who are rehearsing it, and I am so thankful for this. Thank you Jay, Women’s Chamber Choir, Metropolitan State University of Denver, performers, and all of those who are involved in this concert. I hope this work can honor the memory to all of those who are already gone.


King's Center Concert Hall on the Metropolitan State University Denver campus on November 1st at 7:30pm.

Concert: HEINAVANKER ESTONIA Vocal Ensemble in SANTA FE Steve Paxton, %26 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000 NOVEMBER 11--7:00 pm at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico--THE HEINAVANKER VOCAL ENSEMBLE
click HERE to go to Facebook Event page
Forum message: Need ideas for recessional Bruce Rockwell, %26 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 first madrigal dinner is the week before Thanksgiving. For various reasons I could put it later into the advent season. I am looking for a recessional piece to take the place of "Silent Night," which is a perfect end to the evening except that it is a little too specifically about Christmas for the middle of November, and perhaps a little too overtly religious for a public school. I am not opposed to doing religious music, I just don't want to cross the line in a public school setting.
What are good recessional pieces that could bring an evening to a close as beautifully as Silent Night? Easily learned, homophonic, SATB or SAB?
Forum message: Teacher not being allowed to audition students for advanced choir Susan Moyle, %26 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000
The administration at the high school where I teach is planning to stop allowing me to audition my Select Choir, which is a full-credit course and meets during the school day. (A name change will obviously be required!) The reason given is that no other course in the school operates in this way. i.e. there are pre-requisites and teacher recommendations, but students may ultimately sign up for whatever courses they wish (and in some cases, suffer the consequences of low or even failing grades). They want to allow any student who has participated in the Concert Choir for a year to be able to take Select Choir the following year. I have a fair number of monotone students as well as students with significant pitch problems. They do improve in time, but sometimes not enough to perform in an advanced choir. (I cannot move the group to outside of the school day as I would literally lose all my boys to Robotics, work, and sports.)
I feel very strongly that Select Choir and Jazz Band should be auditioned and that comparing them to the other classes in the school is wrong, and I also believe that this will cause me to lose some of my best students who may choose not to participate in the advanced choir as it will no longer be of the same caliber.
This decision is taking place very soon, and I'm hoping that some of you can provide me with some good ideas for combating this proposed change to my program. Thank you for any and all suggestions!
Classified ad: Assistant Professor in Music Education - Tenure-Track Jean-Sebastien Vallee, %25 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000

Tenure-track Faculty Position
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

POSITION: Assistant Professor General Music Education


The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at CSULA announces an opening for Assistant Professor in General Music Education. We seek applications from candidates who will lead the graduate program in music education (MM), complement the current faculty expertise in instrumental music and choral music education, and work alongside the entire faculty in support of the university initiatives in “engagement, service, and the public good”. A secondary field in world music, instructional technology, and/or instrumental or vocal applied music is desired. The position includes working with students to achieve the single subject credential through the Charter College of Education at CSULA

1) An earned doctorate in Music Education from an accredited institution is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, the doctorate is required for retention beyond the initial appointment.  
2) Teaching experience at the K-12 level for a minimum of two years;
3) Ability to address the needs of instructional technology in the 21st Century;
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; 
5) A well-articulated agenda for research and scholarly activity beyond the dissertation.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.  

Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment, and demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment.

1) Post-secondary teaching experience in music, preferably music education, for a minimum of two years; 
2) Demonstrated post-secondary teaching experience in a secondary area of expertise; 
3) Certification in Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly or Gordon;
4) Leadership in local, regional, state, national, and/or international music organizations such as, but not limited to, NAfME, OAKE, AOSA, or ACDA.

DUTIES: In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement, engaging in scholarly activity, and committee service for the Department, the College, and the University. 

SALARY: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.  Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with other academic programs, including the Honors College and ethnic studies. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

APPLICATION: Review of applications begins on November 15, 2015. Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to: 

Dr. John M. Kennedy, Chair
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
California State University, Los Angeles 
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Fingerprinting is required and will be checked by the California Department of Justice and FBI.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

Announcement: Seeking Concert Opportunity SE Wisconsin, July 20, 2015 Dana Taylor, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000
Angelus, a women's sacred music ensemble from the Mt. Vernon Senior Fine Arts
Academy (Mt. Vernon, IN) seeks a performance opportunity in Southeastern Wisconsin
on Monday, July 20, 2015.
Our concerts include works ranging from medieval chant an polyphony to the 
American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary Irish and American works. 
The balance of the program is a cappella and is about 1:15 minutes in length. We 
ask no compensation for our performance but do seek permission to receive a free 
will offering and to sell our CD's. 
Recent concerts include appearances in Charleston, SC, Asheville, NC, 
Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas/Ft. Worth. In February of 2014, the ensemble 
presented a main stage concert at the American Choral Director's Association 
Central Division Conference in Cincinnati, OH. On this tour, we will be singing 
at St. Peter Cathedral (Rockford, IL), The Bishop O'Donnell Chapel (Madison, WI) as 
well as the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Milwaukee, WI) 
A  copy of our bio/repertoire and references as well as reference recordings are available
on our webpage at: 
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you at 
your earliest convenience. 
Warmest Regards, 
Dana Taylor 
Classified ad: Music Cognition/Psychology Collection Vance Wolverton, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000

Music Cognition/Psychology Collection


  1. John A. Sloboda: The Musical Mind/The Cognitive Psychology of Music.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.  Paperback, 291 pp.  Pristine condition.
  2. Robert Jourdain: Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy/How Music Captures Our Imagination.  New York: William Morrow, 1987.  Hardback, 377 pp.  Pristine condition.
  3. Anthony Storr: Music and the Mind.  New York: Maxwell MacMillan, 1992.  Hardback, 212 pp.  Pristine condition.
  4. Daniel J. Levitin: This Is Your Brain on Music.  New York: Dutton, 2006.  Hardback, 314 pp.  Pristine condition.
  5. Daniel J. Levitin: The World in Six Songs/How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature.  New York: Dutton, 2008.  Hardback, 354 pp.  Pristine condition.
  6. Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia/Tales of Music and the Brain.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.  Hardback, 381 pp.  Pristine condition.
  7. Oliver Sacks: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.  New York: Harper & Row, 1987.  Paperback, 243 pp.  Good condition.
  8. Mary Louise Serafine: Music as Cognition/The Development of Thought in Sound.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.  Hardback, 247 pp.  Pristine condition.
  9. Bonnie C. Wade: Thinking Musically/Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture, 2nd ed.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.  Paperback w/two CDs, 228 pp.  Pristine condition.
  10. Ken S. Roskam: Feeling the Sound/The Influence of Music on Behavior.  San Francisco: San Francisco Press, 1993.  Paperback, 73 pp.  Pristine condition.
  11. Eunice Boardman, ed.: Dimensions of Musical Thinking.  Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1989.  Paperback, 120 pp.  Good condition.
  12. Stephen Davies: Musical Meaning and Expression.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.  Paperback, 417 pp.  Pristine condition.
  13. Daniel L. Kohut: Musical Performance/Learning Theory and Pedagogy.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985.  Hardback, 230 pp.  Good condition.
  14. Leonard B. Meyer: Emotion and Meaning in Music.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1956.  Paperback, 307 pp.  Good condition.
  15. Henry Pleasants: The Agony of Modern Music.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956.  Paperback, 180 pp.  Fair condition.
  16. Theodore Reik: Listening with the Third Ear/An Intimate and Revealing Account of the Inner Experiences of a Psychoanalyst.  New York: Arena Books, 1948.  Paperback, 495 pp.  Fair condition.


Price for collection, includes S&H: $120

Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, October 26, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - October 26, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
Herbert Howells: Take him, earth, for cherishing
Choir of Truro Cathedral, David Briggs
Cesar Franck: Panis angelicus
Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah, first set
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York City, Kent Tritle
Charles Gounod: O Divine Redeemer
English Chamber Orchestra, Barry Rose
Kiri te Kanawa, soprano
Carson Cooman: Be Present, Holy Trinity
Royal Holloway Choir, University of London, Rupert Gough
Samuel Rathbone, organ
John Rutter: Magnificat anima mea ~ Magnificat
The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham, John Rutter
J.S. Bach: Motet No. 1: "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied", BWV 225
The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Ivars Taurins
W.A. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K. 618
Stockholm Radio Chorus; Stockholm Chamber Choir; Berlin Philharmonic
Ricardo Muti
Gabriel Faure: In paradisum ~ Requiem, Op. 48
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; New Philharmonia Orchestra
Sir David Willcocks
Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet! Sound the Drum!
English Concert and Choir, Trevor Pinnock
Henry Purcell: Now that the sun hath veiled his light
Chanticleer; Capriccio Stravagante, Joseph Jennings
Anonymous Incan composer: Hanacpachap Cussicuinin
I Cantori, Edward Cansino
Ignacio de Jerusalem: Invitatorio y Salmo 94 ~ Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe
Chanticleer, with the Chanticleer Sinfonia, Joseph Jennings
from the Los Huelgas Codex, c. 1300: Chants for Evening
Anonymous 4
J.S. Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (The "Little Fugue")
Michael Murray, organ
Gabriel Kney Organ, College of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minnesota
George Frideric Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth ~ Messiah
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras
Elisabeth Harwood, soprano
Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus a 8
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Tomas Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Justorum animae, Op. 38 No. 1
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: O for a closer walk with God
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
Gabriel Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill
Stephen Farr, organ
Darius Milhaud: Two Prayers ~ Sabbath Morning Service
Prague Philharmonic Choir; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz
Yaron Windmueller, baritone; Rabbi Rodney Mariner, reader
Jean Lheritier: Nigra sum
Stile Antico
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger
Trio in F, Op. 49 No. 10
Carole Terry, organ
Ladegast organ in Schwerin Dom, Germany
Leo Sowerby: I Was Glad
Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, Larry King
Larry King, organ
John Ireland: Greater love hath no man
Guildford Cathedral Choir, Andrew Millington
Peter Wright, organ; Thomas Stockwell, treble; Nigel Edwards, baritone
Gordon Slater: Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Paul Halley, organ
Healey Willan: Rise up my love
Choir of St. John's, Elora, Noel Edison
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
Harvard University Choir, Murray Forbes Somerville
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Choir of Westminster Abbey, Martin Neary
Alexandre Guilmant: Finale ~ Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 42
Robert Delcamp, organ
Casavant organ in All Saints' Chapel, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Concert: ORIANA Women’s Choir Concert, Gloria, Voices Raised in Praise Julia Lee, %24 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000
ORIANA’S first concert of the season features three masterworks for women’s choir: Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Britten’s Missa Brevis, and Vivaldi’s Gloria as it might have been presented at the famous Ospedale della Pieta, where Vivaldi was a resident violin teacher and composer.
The program, drawn from the 18th and 20th centuries, presents inspired examples of the gorgeous music available to women’s choirs today.
Mitchell Pady
Artistic Director
8 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014
Grace Church on-the-Hill (in the west end), 300 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto        
Tickets: Adults $25. Seniors $20, Students $10.  Tickets available through our website or: 416-978-8849
Contact info:
Classified ad: Welsh pronunciation help please Ron Richardson, %24 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000, I am a member of the Sacramento Mastersingers. We are doing an arrangement of Hunting the Wren (Ble rwyt t'in) for TTBB sung in Welsh. The arr. is by Jeffrey Jones-Ragona and the words are by John Lloyd, late 19th c. 
We have a recording but it goes by very quickly. Is there someone who is a native speaker that we could hook up with and maybe get a pdf of you speaking the text for us or even maybe help us out by phone. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!!!
Classified ad: Music on the Hill Festival Chorus: Call for Singers Carol Bogard, %24 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000

Music on the Hill invites singers to join the Festival Chorus for a Christmas concert to be performed in Wilton on Friday, December 12.  Artistic Director David H. Connell will conduct.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays beginning Nov. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m at Norfield Congregational Church, 64 Norfield Road, in Weston, CT.  Advance registration required.  E-mail  Past performances of the Festival Chorus have included Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil; Poulenc's Gloria; Holst's Christmas Day; and works by Britten, Copland, Randall Thompson, Stephen Paulus, and Paul Halley, among others.  The December concert will be a joint performance with the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir.  To receive notice of future opportunities, join the mailing list by visiting the web page.


Announcement: Opera Academy in Bulgaria featuring Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica and famous opera scenes Kalin Tchonev, %24 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000
It is with excitement that we announce the Fourth Varna International Opera Academy, which will take place in Bulgaria from May 26-June 21, 2015, in collaboration with the Varna Free University and the opera houses of Varna, Stara Zagora and Plovdiv.
Participants in the academy will receive elaborate training from expert faculty and will participate in a fully-staged orchestral production of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, or orchestral performance of opera scenes.
Participants will be eligible for undergraduate or graduate credit through the Erasmus program. Candidates may apply for partial scholarships.
Live auditions casting lead and supporting roles will take place at four universities in the USA during October, November and December of 2014. To audition, participants should fill out the web form found at and clarify whether they plan to audition at one of our live audition sites or submit a video recording.
To apply, participants should visit to download an application, which can be sent to our office by mail or email. The Early Bird Registration deadline is December 10, 2014 and the final application deadline is February 13, 2015.
Announcement: ASCAP Foundation Presents Harold Rosenbaum Choral Workshop for Composers in New York City – Date Changed to November 11 Jeffrey James, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000
October 24, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
ASCAP Foundation Presents Harold Rosenbaum Choral Workshop for Composers in New York City – Date Changed to November 11
The ASCAP Foundation will present Harold Rosenbaum’s Choral Workshop for Composers on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the ASCAP Lounge on the 7th Floor of 1900 Broadway in New York, New York.
Harold Rosenbaum, ASCAP member and conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers, will present topics such as the basics of writing for chorus (ranges, notation, format and font), and tips on how to create a user-friendly score for performers, as well as other practical advice, especially useful to composers submitting choral work to conductors. A brief Q&A will follow.
Each workshop attendee will be offered a complimentary ticket to the New York Virtuoso Singers November 15th performance at Merkin Concert Hall.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. RSVP at
More event information at
Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. He is also lead choral conductor for Parma Recordings, and a Soundbrush Records artist. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.”
A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 60 works, and has conducted more than 475 world premieres. Visit him at the newly re-designed
For more information, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at
Classified ad: Part-time Vocal Director--SF Lise Shelton, %24 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 DIRECTOR:
We are seeking a VOCAL DIRECTOR to work with high school singers in preparation for and during the 
school musical. We anticipate the director will work with singers before and during the production for a 
total of 50 hours, from November 2014-February 2015. Most of these hours of instruction will take place 
three to four days a week from 3:45-5 p.m. and on occasional Saturdays.
The ideal candidate:
 finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
 possesses a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Music, Musical Theater or Vocal Performance;
 has experience:
o working with high school singers as soloists and in ensembles;
o being in a musical production and in directing musical theater performers;
o working effectively with a range of students;
 values individual learning styles;
 brings a diversity of teaching and life experience;
 values collegial collaboration as a means to improve the student experience as well as her/his 
own craft;
 dedicates her/himself to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive 
pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
 demonstrates a passion for musical theater as well as for teaching and learning;
 enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to:, attn: Lise 
Shelton, Assistant Head of School. 
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing 
to the music and theater programs
2) Resume/C.V.
Forum message: Middle School - need structure for a lesson idea Janice Timm, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000 all - collective wisdom needed and I certainly don't have the time to reinvent something you may already have.
I teach a short activity-based music session to a small 7th grade class (twice a week, 30 minutes at a time), and as a "reward" I am allowing them to each bring in one or two pieces of music for them to teach and share and talk about (the only limits were it had to be school appropriate and it needed to be something that moved them or they love passionately).
Does anyone have a lesson plan or worksheet or even a list of questions/characteristics that will facilitate a lively and learning discussion?  I anticipate many different styles (from country to opera) and would like to talk about how the styles differ (or what they have in common) -- musically structure -- actually I am open to just about anything.
Thanks in advance,
Janice Hawthorne Timm
Ukiah CA
Classified ad: Associate Conductor - Star Valley Children’s Choir Derek Tam, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000
Associate Conductor (Little Star, Level I) of Star Valley Children’s Choir
Star Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC), a non-profit choral organization in the San Francisco Bay Area serving over 70 children, is looking for a dynamic conductor to serve in the part-time position of conductor of the pre-choir and introductory (Little Star and Level I) choirs. Essential duties include direction of the pre-choir and introductory choirs at SVCC’s two locations, as well as participation in concert performances.
Essential job duties:
  • Teach a pre-choir class to children aged 4-6. Develop curriculum for weekly class that helps to develop children’s natural voice, as well as lay the foundation for musical literacy. Recommend students for promotion into the introductory choir.
  • Conduct the Level I choirs, which consist of children aged 5-8. Lead the choir in weekly rehearsal and conduct in performances. Encourage choristers to achieve musicianship and musical literacy goals as outlined in the choir curriculum. Conduct evaluations twice annually to recommend choristers for promotion.
  • Other duties as needed.
  • Bachelor’s in Music Education or Choral Conducting required.
  • Basic piano skills required.
  • One year’s experience of teaching in a school or community preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other staff members, parents, and the public.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office and social media.
  • Commitment to choral education and expanding a growing organization.
To apply: 
  • Electronically submit a letter of interest and a resume or CV with two references to Artistic Director, Derek Tam, at Video clips are welcome, but not required. Subsequent steps in the process include an in-person interview and a potential on-site audition.
This is a part-time position (5 hours on average per week) with no benefits. The associate conductor reports to the Artistic Director of Star Valley Children’s Choir. Most work will occur on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning; however, there are occasional mandatory events (concerts, retreats, etc.) that require additional hours. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Announcement: New carols OB Wigley, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000
If there's anyone looking for new arrangements for a xmas program, please have a visit here:
Verbum Caro Factus Est! TTBB
Deo Patri Sit Gloria SSAA 
OB Wigley
Announcement: Graduate conducting degree openings at the University of Toronto Hilary Apfelstadt, %24 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Graduate Choral Conducting Program at the University of Toronto
Applications are invited for the M.M. in choral conducting program at the University of Toronto for the academic year 2015 – 2016.   Materials may be submitted on line by December 1, 2014.   See for further information.   (Applications for the DMA degree will resume for the 2016- 2017 school year.  We have no openings for the upcoming year.)
Master’s degree students gain valuable ensemble experience and podium time with one of three choirs:  Women’s Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus, or Women’s Chorus, and sing in the MacMillan Singers, a select SATB chamber choir.   Coursework includes individual lessons, a conducting seminar in choral repertory, and courses in vocal/choral pedagogy, orchestral conducting techniques, and musical analysis.   In addition, a variety of elective courses are offered.   Toronto has a rich choral scene and there are numerous opportunities for students to participate as section leads in local ensembles, as well as some conducting internships and independent positions.    The M.M. program is a two-year residency degree.
For further information, please contact Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, Professor and Director of Choral Activities at
Announcement: The Age Old Reason for Joy - a free Christmas carol for everyone Robin Mayhew, %24 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 needed to learn and perform my new, free Christmas carol titled The Age Old Reason for Joy is available as free downloads from the dedicated page on my website (see link below)  There's the SATB score, a 2 part score for schools and young choristers, the words and accompaniment.  There is also a barber shop 4 part score plus other audio tools.  There is a YouTube link where one can see and hear a performance with a lot of smiling faces.  It's such fun to sing and the message will teach the young and remind the older just what Christmas is really all about.  As it's all freely available one could even sing it round the dinner table after the turkey, Christmas pudding and crackers by using a smart phone or tablet.
Best wishes and joyous singing
Classified ad: Magnificat in D Johann Pachelbel Michael J. Seredick, %24 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000ärenteiter - Ausgabe 2877    Concordia Edition 97-7612
Concordia Music webpage new copy price is $18.00.
Johann Pachelbel - Magnificat in D
for Chorus of Four Mixed Voices and Basso Continuo
977612WEB / 1967     Price New: $18.00
I'm offering 60 copies at 1/3 the price of a new copy.
$6.00 each plus shipping costs.
These copies look brand new.
Concert: Tempesta di Mare sings Bach, Praetorius and Rosenmuller in Philadelphia Martha Johnson, %24 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000
Laurie Heimes, Drew Minter, Aaron Sheehan, and David Newman all join Tempesta di Mare for a rich line up of music by Bach, Praetorius and Rosenmüller.
This program marks life’s milestones with J.S. Bach’s joyous birthday serenata Durchlauchtigster Leopold!, the modern-time premiere of Johann Rosenmüller’s festive wedding cantata, Es muß dir, wertes Paar, and Bach’s unswerving embrace of earthly life’s end, Komm, du süße Todesstunde, all bookended by vocal concertos for the new year—and the inexorability of time—by Michael Praetorius: Nun helft mir Gottes Gütes preisen and Das alte Jahr ist nun vergahn.
The performance on October 25 will take place at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and on October 26 at the American Philosophical Society in Center City. General admission to the concerts is $24, with a few reserved seats remaining at $34. See for more information.
Announcement: Classical Idol Vocal Competition Eric Townell, %24 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 Rochester Oratorio Society invites advanced vocal soloists to compete in Classical Idol IX, April 17-18, 2015, in Rochester, New York. Cash awards and performance opportunities. Applications: Information: ]]>Concert: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Side-by-Side Choral Concert Eric Townell, %24 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra!

The RPO with the assistance of the City of Rochester will be presenting another Community Side-by-Side choral concert experience. You will find more details listed below about the event. If you are interested in applying, just click on the link below and fill out the application form.


EVENT: Community Chorus Side-by-Side Concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

REHEARSAL WITH ORCHESTRA: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM-10:00 PM at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Saturday, November 22nd - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 2nd - 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Tuesday, December 9th - 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Tuesday, January 6th - 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday, January 17th - 2:00-4:00 PM

Eric Townell will be preparing the chorus and also conducting the concert. The concert will include repertoire by Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Wagner along with some lighter patriotic music.

Deadline for applications is November 1st.

Richard Decker
Artistic Administrator
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Announcement: composition masterclass with Novi Cantori Ellen Gilson Voth, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%rd 22OctGMT+0000’ Masterclass – March 28, 2015

The professional chamber choir Novi Cantori announces a composition masterclass on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Westfield, MA. This special event will explore works in progress, with the director and singers of Novi Cantori providing feedback to the composers present.

This masterclass builds on the success of our Call for Scores last season. It is aimed especially for advanced undergraduate, graduate and young professional composers who value the opportunity to hear their music performed by an outstanding choir and receive feedback on their work and approach to choral composition.

maximum of 5 composers will be selected. These composers will be announced on the Novi Cantori website and in our spring season publicity, and their works may be considered for future performance.

Composers who submitted works for last year’s Call for Scores are eligible to apply. For this masterclass, composers should be within reasonable travel distance of Westfield, MA if selected. Decisions about the number of composers and the repertoire selected are final.

To apply, composers should submit the following by email (preferred) or mail, for consideration:

1) A separate sheet with complete contact information (name/address/phone #/email address), short biography and works list

2) Examples of one or two choral works (compositions or arrangements) for SATB choir that are in progress. They may be accompanied or unaccompanied works, based on a sacred or secular text. Completed works, published or unpublished, will not be considered. The work submitted should have a section that stands sufficiently by itself, and has not been previously performed.

Each piece should:

- be a fully legible score, with accompaniment (if applicable). If an unaccompanied piece, the scores should include a keyboard reduction of the vocal lines.

- show proof of clearance to use text (if not in the public domain)

- include a short statement (2-3 sentences) about the composer’s choice of text, concept of the piece, aspects that have come naturally in the process of writing, and areas of challenge

- include an audio or midi recording (mp3 or CD) – not required but recommended

Scores should be submitted as PDFs (not as notation files).

3) the name and contact information (phone #/email) of a reference who can speak to the composer’s musicianship, skills in writing and responsiveness to critique in a masterclass setting

For full consideration, composers should submit materials by January 31, 2015 to Dr. Ellen Gilson Voth, Artistic Director, at (preferred) or by mail to: Novi Cantori, P.O. 39, Agawam, MA  01001. “Application for masterclass” should be in the email subject line or on the outside envelope.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


There is no cost to apply for participation. However, composers selected to participate must be able to travel to Westfield, MA to attend the masterclass, and pay the $50 masterclass registration fee.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015 (email or postmark deadline).


Novi Cantori is a professional chamber choir that performs throughout the greater Springfield and Pioneer Valley, MA region. The mission of Novi Cantori is to promote the finest in choral music from the Renaissance to the present, through innovative programming and community connection.

For more information, visit


Concert: "Songs of Thanksgiving:" Music on the Hill on Nov. 9 Carol Bogard, %23 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%rd 19OctGMT+0000 Music on the Hill Festival Chorus performs songs of celebration and thanks in the spirit of the holiday with Artistic Director David H. Connell, Conductor.
The program features American composers ranging from the 19th century Southern Harmony  to "Breaths" by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock fame.  Included are the Randall Thompson "Alleluia;" "I Will Sing to the Lord" by Imant Raminsh; "The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus; modern renderings of familiar hymns and spirituals; and works by local composers Edward Thompson and the concert's conductor.
This is the first of two holiday concerts by the Festival Chorus.  On December 12th, the chorus will be joined by the Jubilate Ringers for "Sounds of the Season," a Christmas concert, to be held in Wilton at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.
To receive concert updates or learn about pariticpating in Music on the Hill workshops and ensembles, join the mailing list by visiting
Classified ad: Bass soloist for Handel's Messiah Warren Puffer Jones, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%rd 20OctGMT+0000
The Kemp Concert Series at the First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City seeks a professional caliber Bass soloist for the performance of Handel’s Messiah on December 20th, 2014.  The performance will be with a professional orchestra.
The Bass soloist will sing:
            #5 Thus saith the Lord
            #10 For behold, darkness
            #11 The people that walked in darkness
            #47 Behold, I tell you a mystery
            #48 The trumpet shall sound
-Performance: Saturday, December 20th, 7:30pm
-Dress rehearsal: Saturday, December 20th, 10am-12:30pm
-One additional coaching rehearsal with the conductor, which can be scheduled on Friday, December 19th to accommodate an out-of-town singer, or earlier in December as available.
Market/union rate
(If the contracted singer is from out of town, 2 nights lodging will be provided along with a small travel stipend)
To apply:
Interested singers should send via email to
            -a resume
            -a sample recording (opera or oratorio)
Position open until filled.
Warren Puffer Jones
Music Director
First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City
Borrowing request: John Rutter Christmas Carols Christine Gaudreau, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%rd 18OctGMT+0000 Instrumental parts and full scores for 10 John Rutter carols
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
Starting: as soon as possible
For: through December 20
Copies: full set of parts
Willing to rent: Yes
The Evergreen Chorale would like to borrow or rent the orchestral parts and the full scores for the following Rutter carols:
What Sweeter Music
Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Carol of the Children
Angels' Carol
Esta Noche
El Noi de la Mare
Carol of the Magi
Carol of the Children
Donkey Carol
Star Carol
Dormi Jesu
Please email Christine Gaudreau at christine@evchorale if you have any of these materials available.
Classified ad: 6-week Choral Project Jennifer Anderson, %23 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%rd 18OctGMT+0000
Skilled choral singers needed for 6-week project in January and February. Quality repertoire is diverse and engaging. VocalPoint was most recently honored by Classical Minnesota Public Radio by being 1 of 3 local choirs chosen to sing at Harmony in the Park. Learn more about auditions at
Announcement: For This and More (I Thank You Lord) from Raycreations Music John Ray, %23 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%rd 17OctGMT+0000 your church choir needs an easy to medium anthem for Thanksgiving or general use, please consider 
my newest publication, "For This and More (I Thank You Lord)."
Thank you,
John Ray
Raycreations Music
Announcement: Looking for new jolly holiday pieces incorporating a children's choir? Gordon Thornett, %23 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%rd 16OctGMT+0000
The following two Christmas/holiday pieces, which you can both see and hear on, are for adult choirs (SATB) which can also incorporate a unison children’s choir:
Christmas Candles -
Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child -
The following piece is just for a children’s choir, in Unison (plus optional 2nd part) with piano accompaniment:
The Sleepy Shepherd Boy -

All the above are obtainable from Swirly Music (or if an 'instant print' version is preferred, from
Announcement: An Italian Celebration with Joseph Martin - Only a few spaces left! Krista Montgomery, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%rd 15OctGMT+0000
Only a few spaces left! Register today!
Lucca • Florence • Montecatini • Pisa • Rome
With optional extension to Venice
April 15-27, 2015 with optional Venice Extension, April 27-29
  • Perform concerts with JOSEPH and SUE MARTIN in LUCCA and ROME!
  • See FLORENCE, home of Michelangelo's David
  • Behold the famous LEANING TOWER OF PISA
  • Visit the beautiful Tuscan city of LUCCA, which is surrounded by intact Renaissance-era city walls
  • Encounter the sights and sounds of ROME including TREVI FOUNTAIN, THE SPANISH STEPS, THE PANTHEON, PIAZZA NAVONA, and the COLOSSEUM
  • Enjoy hotel accommodations conveniently located in central Rome
  • Enjoy "free time" in Pisa, Montecatini, and Rome for exploration on your own
Full or partial choirs and individuals welcome; non-singers also welcome.
For church and community choirs.
An Italian Celebration details or contact Krista Montgomery, 888-935-5551, Ext. 3
Forum message: Holy Night/ Silent Night Suzanne Kraai, %23 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%rd 13OctGMT+0000 anyone know a great arrangement that is a 'show stopper'? 

Perhaps with a country or pop vibe? 
Forum message: Breaking down High School Rehearsal Ciara Hargrove, %23 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%rd 11OctGMT+0000, All.  I want to get a sense of how others run their rehearsals at the High school level.  I have a successful program that meets every other day for 80 minutes.  I am grateful for this, but I don't have extra time for sectionals, etc.  So... eventually, I end up running line by line and part by part.  This means that at any given time, 3/4 of the chorus is waiting to sing.  I have done "learn the other part" where everyone sings every line we go through, I have had assignments for other parts while I teach one line, I have tried (but not successfully) to run sectionals within class.  This last option is tough due to no other adult in a room with 62 people.  Am I doing the right thing, here?  Do most of you run line by line, part by part?  Is this normal?  Can I attack learning a piece of music in a new way?  Thanks
Classified ad: Finale User Jim Way, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%rd 14OctGMT+0000 need a Finale user who will input a legible, hand-writen score (4 part + piano) into Finale notation score (music only). I will pay per page. Please let me know your charge.
My email address is
Thank you.
Announcement: New 15th Century Carol for SATB by Tom Council from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%rd 14OctGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.
This subdued setting of a 15th century text, by Tom Council , is an ideal choice for inserting a quiet and reflective moment in your mixed choir's upcoming holiday concert.  Take a listen today at and, while you're there, don't forget to search with the "Christmas" tag to view all of our holiday offerings.
Announcement: Congratulations to Nicole Melody! Phil Sheets, %23 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%rd 13OctGMT+0000 Church of the Good Shepherd UMC in Oswego IL is proud to announce the hiring of Nicole Melody of Bolingbrook IL as the new choir director. Ms. Melody has a BA in music from Xavier University in Chicago and has an extensive background in music directing, singing, teaching and editing. The church looks forward to a long and healthy relationship filled with glorious music! ]]>Announcement: Video: "More than Singing: Girls Choirs Build Community, Character" Sonia Schnee, %23 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%rd 11OctGMT+0000 Arts News has just released a 5 minute mini-documentary called "More than Singing: Choirs Build Community, Character." The video can be viewed at
The Princeton Girlchoir's annual Children Making a Difference concert teaches young girls about service and community while raising funds for a local nonprofit. The Princeton choir is joined by the newly-formed Philadelphia Girls Choir. "Singing has the mission of creating great citizens," says Philadelphia Girls Choir Music Director Nathan Wadley.  Melissa Malvar-Keylock, Associate Director of the Princeton Girlchoir, explains, “Learning perseverance, learning discipline, all these things are above and beyond just singing beautiful music.”
Visit to access our archive of over 50 cultural and sustainability videos. 
- NJ Arts News 
Classified ad: Bass Section Leader/Soloist Shawn David Dey, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%nd 23OctGMT+0000 Section Leader/Soloist for Upper Ridgewood Community Church, 35 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, NJ.  Choir season runs September-June. 9:15 a.m. call for 10:00 service.  Additional services on Christmas Eve and Good Friday. Rehearsal each Sunday from 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  There is no mid week rehearsal.  $106 per week, rehearsal and worship.  Community Church is within easy walking distance of the Ho-Ho-Kus train station. Excellent sight readers who work well with volunteers are encouraged to apply.  Resume and history of paid church work to: Mike Roth, Director of Church Choir, ]]>Concert: San Francisco Lyric Chorus Fall 2014 Concerts Helene Whitson, %23 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%rd 2OctGMT+0000
The San Francisco Lyric Chorus, under the direction of Music Director Robert Gurney, presents:  Holiday Light and Love
Marc-Antoine Charpentier:  Messe de Minuit pour Noël
Thomas Tallis:  O Nata Lux
Morten Lauridsen:  O Nata Lux
Maurice Duruflé:  Ubi Caritas
Ola Gjeilo:  Ubi Caritas
Norman Dello Joio:  The Holy Infant’s Lullaby 
Conrad Susa:  Three Mystical Carols:  The Shepherds Sing  *  This Endrys Night  *  Let Us Gather Hand In Hand
Jerome Lenk, Organ
Cassandra Forth, Soprano
Fiona Friedland, Soprano
Debra Golata, Alto
David Meissner, Tenor
Jonathan Borchardt, Baritone
Richard Mix, Bass
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
1111 O’Farrell Street, near Franklin
San Francisco
Tickets: General $20; in advance & for seniors, $18 
Free admission for students 5-18 with ID.
Please, no children under five.
For ticket purchase and further information, visit our website:
Contact:  (415) 721-4077 or email
Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries Richard C Hart, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%nd 21OctGMT+0000 



JOB TITLE: Director of Music Ministries DATE: October 2014

REPORTS TO: Pastor, The Session, and The Worship Committee


To provide vision and leadership for the music ministry of Trinity Presbyterian Church in accordance with the church's “Vision for Music Ministry” (see attached) and church policies, and in cooperation with the Pastor, the Session, and the Worship Committee.


The “Vision for Music Ministry” (attached) is integral to this position description and provides further guidance regarding the essential duties of the person serving as the Director of Music Ministries.

  1. Conduct the Chancel Choir in weekly rehearsal and services providing appropriate choral music for:

    • Weekly regular Sunday morning worship services

    • Special worship services, including Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Services

  2. Conduct or provide for the conducting of Chancel Ringers, Trinity's handbell choir and provide appropriate music for regular presentation at selected Sunday morning services.

  3. Assist Pastor as needed in worship design for regular and special services and programs including the recommendation of appropriate hymns, the recruitment of soloists, instrumentalist, and groups where possible.

  4. Effectively plan, select, purchase, and catalog appropriate music in the Church’s music library for the Chancel Choir, vocal soloists, ensembles, and instrumentalists, in accordance with the music budget.

  5. Recruit, encourage, and equip volunteers for participation in and the potential expansion of the church’s music ministry.

  6. Supervise and direct all salaried music staff, including but not limited to the hand bell choir director, accompanist, and music interns as well as all other music program volunteers in leadership capacities. Provide verbal feedback and written evaluations as directed for paid staff in consultation with the pastor, the Worship Committee, and the Personal Committee.

  7. Administer the Music Program by:

    • Planning the program music budget in consultation with the Worship Committee.

    • Abiding by current copyright law

    • Maintaining the church instruments, pianos, handbells, hand chimes, rhythm instruments, etc.

    • Consulting with Pastor and Worship Committee Elders in order to gain session approval for all major expenditures

    • Participating in Worship Committee meetings and other church functions when possible

    • Continually evaluating the entire music program and considering unique ways to grow and expand the music ministry of Trinity.

  8. Participate in continuing education events, such as the Montreat Music Conference, when deemed beneficial.

  9. Develop relationships with Presbyterian organizations to further resource, coordinate, and provide direction for the music ministry program.



Bachelor’s degree or higher, in music. Experience and education in choral directing preferred. Successful completion of a background check. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with Church Staff, Session Members, Volunteers, and with the congregation in general. Ability to prioritize workload, multi‐task, adapt to changes, and meet deadlines. Must work scheduled hours as needed.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the Director of Music Ministries. Depending upon an employee’s experience, training, and development, more discretion may be given to carry out the listed duties.

Vision for Music Ministry

Music Director Search Committee

September 23, 2014

Music is a ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church and a vital aspect of our life as a church of Jesus Christ. Music is an important way that we articulate our faith so it is a means by which we spread the Gospel. Sacred music is an expression of the spiritual life and thus should connect directly, obviously, and intentionally with spirituality. As ministry, music is one of the ways our members exercise their spiritual gifts and God-given talents “to build up the body of Christ.” As the Apostle Paul states, the church exists “to equip the saints for the work of ministry,” (saints being all believers.)

It is not mere coincidence that in our Presbyterian Church (USA) Constitution in the Directory for Worship, the element of music in the life of the church is described in the broader section on “Prayer.” As Martin Luther said, “The one who sings, prays twice.”

Music as Prayer: Congregational Song

Song is a response which engages the whole self in prayer. Song

unites the faithful in common prayer wherever they gather for worship,

whether in church, home, or other special place. The covenant people

have always used the gift of song to offer prayer. Psalms were created to

be sung by the faithful as their response to God. Though they may be read

responsively or in unison, their full power comes to expression when they

are sung. In addition to psalms the Church in the New Testament sang hymns

and spiritual songs. Through the ages and from varied cultures, the church

has developed additional musical forms for congregational prayer. Congre-

gations are encouraged to use these diverse musical forms for prayer as well

as those which arise out of the musical life of their own cultures.

Music as Prayer: Choir and Instrumental Music

To lead the congregation in the singing of prayer is a primary role

of the choir and other musicians. They also may pray on behalf of the

congregation with introits, responses, and other musical forms. Instrumental

music may be a form of prayer since words are not essential to prayer. In

worship, music is not to be for entertainment or artistic display. Care should

be taken that is not be used merely as a cover for silence. Music as prayer

is to be a worthy offering to God on behalf of the people.

Book of Order, Directory for Worship

W-2.1003, W-2.1004

Trinity Presbyterian Church has enjoyed a top quality music ministry since its founding in 1985. In it and through it we strive for excellence, seek to rise above mediocrity, and work to bring our best to God.

Qualities and Aspects We Seek to Maintain

Music in worship is a compliment to our worship and contributes to it. It is not seen as a performance or an end in itself. We appreciate and seek to maintain a focus on traditional and classical sacred music. The music program has helped us become a singing congregation. The choristers and musicians assist the congregation in expressing faith through music.

Those choristers and musicians are dedicated to this ministry. There is a high expectation for commitment to and participation in the music program, including regular attendance and punctuality.

Trinity has long enjoyed contributions from musicians beyond our membership, including guest instrumentalists and especially the music intern program. The latter affords music students experience in the church setting and also enriches our congregation.

Our music program is a means by which people are attracted to our church. Because of our music emphases many people come to sing and play instruments. Many others come to listen and be led in worship.

Ideas for Expanding Our Music Ministry

We seek ways to develop our music program for children and youth. Our hope is for them to have opportunities to participate in a variety of types of activities in which music figures prominently. We want them to develop a love for music and to have fun expressing faith through music.

Related to our conviction that music ministry should be available to all in some way or other, we wish to see opportunities for novices and non-singers to participate in beginner and educational music activities – for example, a beginner hand-bell choir using simple musical pieces anyone could learn to play.

Music can be an outreach service tool, such as visiting nursing homes, senior care centers, or the children's ward at the hospital. Christmas Caroling could be a project of the choir in which the congregation could participate, bringing holiday cheer to members and friends who need it.

A music director who is open and mindful of the myriad ways music can be an expression of faith and an uplifting experience for all will naturally find opportunities, both sacred and informal, to make music fun and a joyful experience. We wish to explore ways to use additional musical styles and genres as supplements to our traditional focus, but not as substitutes for that focus.

Things to Keep in Mind

We seek someone who will help maintain music ministry at the quality Trinity has always sought, while at the same time developing a deep spiritual connection with God through music. It would be helpful to find a candidate who is both a good choir director and a good song leader. Our goal is music ministry as a team effort with a leader directing the opportunities for wide participation by the congregation. Appreciation for and use of a variety of music genres is desirable and a means to touch the hearts of our congregational participants who are, themselves, diverse in background and interests.

Concert: Cherubini's Requiem at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh (Nov. 2) Mark Anderson, %22 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%nd 20OctGMT+0000
Shadyside Presbyterian Church Presents Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor
Shadyside Presbyterian Church presents a Choral Celebration of All Saints on Sunday, November 2, at 4:00 p.m.  The service features Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor, presented by the church’s Chancel Choir, under the direction of conductor Mark A. Anderson, Director of Music Ministry.
In recognition of All Saints’ Day, which is traditionally observed on November 1, and in memory of those who have died in the past year, Shadyside Presbyterian Church hosts an afternoon of music and reflection.  The church welcomes the community to hear Cherubini’s setting of the requiem mass, presented in liturgical context, with communion and a homily preached by the Reverend Dr. David B. Antonson.  
Nursery care will be provided during the service.  Worship is free and open to the public; no tickets are necessary to attend.  For information on other musical programs at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, including the church’s Music in a Great Space concert series, call 412.682.4300, or visit
Shadyside Presbyterian Church is centrally located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s university district, just a few blocks away from the campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.  The church is situated on the corner of Amberson Avenue and Westminster Place, only one block off Fifth Avenue.  Free on-street parking is available surrounding the church.  The church’s 1994 Reuter Organ (opus 2175), capable of playing the full range of organ literature, accompanies the choir and leads the congregation in worship.  As an American Classic instrument, it incorporates the German, French, Italian, and English schools of organ building to create an instrument of enormous versatility.  The 105-rank organ helps to uphold the highest standards of sacred music and carries that tradition vibrantly into the twenty-first century.
Comment: Re: Accompanist Salaries for 2014 (also for soli and "ringers" Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%nd 21OctGMT+0000 of people are viewing this but no responses? Hmmm.
I've been associated with several choruses here in Western New York (think Buffalo and Niagara Falls) that are basically amateur choruses but that also pay some singers.
Presently I direct a chorale with ca.  60 to 65 singers. We give two programs each year. Members pay dues, $60 per year. Tickets are $10 and $25, most of what we sell are the $10.
We also have a sponsor/patron drive, unearned income and an ad drive for program ads.  Similar to the comnmunity orchestra in our town, we pay section leaders per servce and expect them at each rehearsal, we occasionally need ringers for just the concert. Ringers for just the concert get $50 for a rehearsal, $50 for dress rehearsal and $50 for the concert. Currently, we have an assistant conductor who doubles as soprano section leader. The music director is paid per season, so is the accompanist and assistent conductor, paid twice a year in equal installments.
Section leaders get $40/service.
The very capable Assistant director gets $1,600 for the year,
The accompanist (who has been with the Chorale for more than 25 years) $4,000. Well below what she is worth!
Hope this helps. 
We used to get quite a bit in foundation support but that has diminshed significantly and we are compensating for that loss by selling more of the high price tickets, submitting grant proposals and solciting more in sponsor/patron donations.
Classified ad: SATB Section Leaders Needed Lee E. Hoffman, %22 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%nd 18OctGMT+0000 Presbyterian Church in Sacramento is seeking SATB section leaders. Responsibilities from September through June include rehearsals on Thursdays 7-9 pm, church services on Sundays 10:15 am-12:15 pm, plus additional rehearsals and festival services (e.g. Christmas, etc.). Among the required skills are strong sight reading, ability to lead sectional rehearsals, as well as a collaborative spirit. The choir consists of  volunteers, and it performs repertoire from all stylistic periods. Pay is $40 per appearance (i.e. rehearsal, service), typically $80/week; additional pay for rehearsals and services. Contact Ms. Lee Hoffman, Director of Choirs, at or 916-442-8939 x308 to schedule an audition. The church is located at 1300 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 ]]>Announcement: Fascinating London Music Auction:11/20/14 Sig Rosen, %22 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%nd 13OctGMT+0000
Here, for those in well-connected research and collector circles is a prime, unknown source for Bach & his mileau by a member of the Silbermann organ family. Also valuable vocal/choral works by Krenek and the great Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus! Over 200 lots in all at 34-35 new Bond street.
Announcement: ALBION - In the Devil's Arse Andrew Throssell, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%nd 17OctGMT+0000 Youtube video. ENJOY!
Forum message: MM in Choral Conducting - The Boston Conservatory George Case, %22 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%nd 15OctGMT+0000



Apply by December 1 for Your M.M. in Choral Conducting!

The Boston Conservatory's M.M. in Choral Conducting is a highly-selective program designed to train conductors to be dynamic and scholarly performers. With intensive coursework in conducting, score study and choral repertoire, the program has a strong academic foundation that will broaden your base of musical knowledge and diversify your skills as a 21st-century conductor. Additionally, you will have a variety of opportunities to be in front of the podium, from conducting in class and private lessons to conducting small and large ensembles.


Your Opportunities to Perform

Students receive varied opportunities on the podium–with a graduate ensemble of stipend performers, in private lessons and in front of large ensembles.
The Boston Conservatory Conductors' Choir
The Boston Conservatory Chorale
The Boston Conservatory Opera Chorus
The Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus
Assistant Conductor, Newburyport Choral Society
Conducting Partnership with The Boston City Singers
Special engagements with Boston Conservatory music, theater, opera and dance productions


Core Courses

Academic Study
Choral Repertoire I, II, III, IV (Antiquity to the Present)
Score Study: Choral-Orchestral Masterworks
Score Study: A Cappella Masterworks
Theory Elective: Advanced Aural Skills I, II (Score Reading, Atonal Sight-Singing, etc.)
Advanced Pedagogy: Voice

Performance Study
Seminar in Conducting: Choral (Private Lessons and Conductors' Choir)
Seminar in Conducting: Orchestral (Conductors' Orchestra)
Applied Concentrate: Voice Lessons


Your Teachers

George Case, D.M.A., Director of Choral Activities, Conductor of The Boston Conservatory Choruses

Bruce Hangen, Director of Orchestral Activities; Conductor of The Boston Conservatory Orchestra 

William Cutter, D.M.A.


Scholarship Opportunities

Choral conducting students are eligible for merit-based financial aid. The typical award ranges from half to full scholarship. Other opportunities for employment exist through partnerships with the Newburyport Choral Society, Boston City Singers, work-study positions at The Boston Conservatory, and other arts organizations in and around Boston.


Apply by December 1

To learn more:




Office of Admissions
(617) 912-9153


Concert: Bach Cantata Choir opens 10th Season with "Kyrie" from B Minor Mass Ralph Nelson, %22 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%nd 16OctGMT+0000

The Bach Cantata Choir of Portland will present a free concert on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00pm at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th Ave in Portland, Oregon.  The concert, under the direction of conductor Ralph Nelson, will feature J.S. Bach’s Cantata #177, the “Kyrie” movement from Bach’s “B Minor Mass,” Jan Zelenka’s “Haec Dies” and Dietrich Buxtehude’s “Missa Brevis.”  The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.  A silent auction will follow the concert in the church parlor.  Doors open at 1:30pm. 

The 2014-15 season will include a unique presentation of Bach’s B Minor Mass over four separate concerts. At each concert, Artistic Director Ralph Nelson will discuss and demonstrate works familiar to Bach when he was composing each movement of the Mass. In particular, the choir and orchestra will demonstrate previous cantatas which Bach “borrowed” and re-wrote into the B Minor Mass, as well as works by other composers which Bach performed while composing the B Minor Mass.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014  2pm
“The Year  1733 - A Tale of Two Cities – Leipzig and Dresden”
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Haec es Dies
Dietrich Buxtehude: Missa Brevis
J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 177, “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”
J.S. Bach: “Kyrie” from Mass in B Minor

Forum message: Accessible Paulus James Henry, %22 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%nd 15OctGMT+0000 am conducting a high school choral festival and was hoping to find a Stephen Paulus piece for them to sing. I know there are many to choose from, but this festival requires that the selections be fairly easy (but still SATB); many of the students come to the festival having never even looked at the music, so we'll end up teaching it that day. Any suggestions? ]]>Borrowing request: Choral Medley from West Side Story arr Len Thomas Instrumental Parts Beth Mosier, %22 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%nd 16OctGMT+0000 Instrumental Parts needed
Composer/Arranger/Edition: arr Len Thomas Boosey & Hawks, Hal Leonard
Starting: March 2015
For: 2 months
Copies: Instrumental Parts
Willing to rent: Yes
Boosey & Hawkes say the instrumental parts are out of print for "Choral Medley from West Side Story" arr Len Thomas. The reference number they give is ENB 467. Can anyone help with either telling me where I can rent, buy or borrow these?  I own 70 copies of the SATB choral Medley.   We will need the music from March - May 10, 2015
Thank you!
Beth Mosier
Forum message: Working with stubborn students... Kelsey Snyder, %22 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%nd 11OctGMT+0000!
My name is Kelsey and this is my first year teaching full time! I teach four choirs at a high school in central Virginia, where the program has been dwindling down for the past few years. I'm hoping I can move things in a better direction while I am here!
I am having a very hard time with my freshman class. There are about 25 of them, and probably 6 or 7 of them do NOT want to be there. They will not participate, and don't care that their grades suffer. I've tried a few different things, but because they don't want to be there, I sometimes feel like I don't want them there! Because the program is so small right now, I am holding on to full time employment by a thread. Since this is my freshman class, a group of students who I definitely need to stay enrolled next year, what are some things I can do to encourage those stubborn students? Also, I want to make sure my strong, more advanced students in that class don't get bored or lose desire to be there as well. Thanks in advance for any ideas! 
Classified ad: Tenor soloist for Messiah in Maryland William Spencer, %22 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%nd 11OctGMT+0000 The Harford Choral Society is in sudden need of a tenor soloist for a performance of Messiah in the greater Baltimore area on Saturday evening 20 December (dress rehearsal the evening before).


Please contact HCS via our website for more information, and if possible include a résumé and audio links.

Concert: Constellation Men's Ensemble - Premiere Concert Lennie Cottrell, %22 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%nd 3OctGMT+0000 Men's Ensemble, a new chamber choir in Chicago, is excited to present their first full concert, featuring an ecclectic range of music from around the world. The program will feature music from Russia, India, Georgia, Finland, England, Canada, and the United States. 
Saturday, November 1st, 7:00 pm
Unity Lutheran Church in Andersonville
1212 W Balmoral
Chicago, IL
Free to the public ($10 suggested donation).
Please join us for a reception after the concert!
This project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Classified ad: Accompanist Wanted Christopher Hansen, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%nd 0OctGMT+0000
Davis Street United Methodist Church seeks an accompanist to play piano for all worship services, support the choir at weekly Wednesday evening and Sunday morning rehearsals and submit music selections for a prelude, offertory, and postlude for the Sunday worship bulletin.  Incumbent works closely with the Director of Music Ministry and the Pastor.  The church’s Staff-Parrish Relations committee evaluates employees on an annual basis.
Qualifications include:
  • Proficiency as soloist, accompanist, and service-player
  • Ability to work as a team member to assure an appropriate program of music
  • Ability to play both traditional sacred and contemporary Christian music is also desirable. 
  • Familiarity with the United Methodist Church liturgy is desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience
Interested applicants can seek additional information by contacting the Director of Music Ministries at
Resumes with three references familiar with applicant’s music qualifications and cover letter should be forwarded to Davis Street United Methodist Church, 606 East Davis Street, Burlington, NC 27215.  (Selectee subject to background check)
Position open until filled.  Compensation negotiable
Concert: Southern CT Camerata: Christmas with Great Britten Jean Reed, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%st 23OctGMT+0000 Southern Connecticut Camerata, Sunday December 14, 2014 at St. Paul's on the Green.  Featuring harpist Anna Reinersman.
  A reception with be provided after the concert.
     Join the Southern Connecticut Camerata for a wonderful holiday treat, featuring music of 20th century British composers, including Peter Warlock,
Ralph Vaughan Williams, George Malcolm and Benjamin Britten. 
     Highlighting the hour-long concert will be Britten's delightful Ceremony of Carols for three-part women's chorus accompanied by harpist
Anna Reinersman.  Ms. Reinersman currently resides in London - quite appropriate for this concert - and the Camerata is extremely fortunate to be
able to perform with her.  In addition to accompanying Ceremony of Carols, Ms. Reinersman will play a featured solo piece for harp.
     The men of the Camerata will sing Vaughan Williams' carol arrangements for Tenors and Basses, composed when he was a Field Officer in the war
and wanted his men to be able to sing carols on Christmas Eve.  The entire choir will sing George Malcolm's ravishingly beautiful Missa ad Praesepe
or "Mass at the Crib" composed for Malcolm's own choir at Westminster Catholic Cathedral in London.
  Praised by The New York TImes as "an elegant harpist", Anna Reinersman performs extensively throughout New York and Boston.  She was the harpist
for the entire run of Broadway's "The Producers", and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Mostly
Mozart Music Festival, and the Boston Pops.
   Ms. Reinersman is featured on our website  Visit our website for ticket information and directions to the concert.
Featured photo: The Music on the Hill Chamber Chorus Carol Bogard, %23 %b %2014 %22:%Sep:%rd 22SepGMT+0000 5-day conducting workshop with Noel Edison in Toronto Anne Longmore, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%st 23OctGMT+0000 Toronto Mendelssohn Choir is now accepting applications from conductors for its 5th annual Choral Conductors' Symposium. The Symposium will be led by acclaimed conductor Noel Edison and will take place in Toronto from January 27-31, 2015.  Deadline for applications is November 21, 2014.
The full Symposium schedule and application details are on the TMC Symposium web page
The Symposium annually attracts talented conductors from across Canada and the U.S. who come together for a series of workshops and coaching sessions with Noel Edison. The five participating conductors work throughout the week on a diverse range of repertoire with the acclaimed 100-voice Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the professional 20-voice Elora Festival Singers. The Symposium week ends with a free community concert that is also webcast internationally; each participating conductor conducts a number of works during the concert.
Enjoy video selections from the 2014 Symposium concert on YouTube.
Enjoy video selections from the 2013 Symposium concert on YouTube.
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Concert: Jazz and Humor -This Weekend! Colorado Chorale, Denver Kendall Bridges, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%st 23OctGMT+0000 us as we present a delightful concert of vocal jazz and humorous music. In the humorous vein, P.D.Q.Bach’s, “Oedipus Tex” will be featured. The jazz portion will include large group and small group vocal jazz ensembles.
Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 26, 4:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 80113
In appreciation of community support over the years, the ticket price for the 2014-2015 Season is $15.00 per concert with students up to age 21 free. Tickets:


Announcement: WGBH 's new singing TV series Patricia Alvarado, %21 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%st 20OctGMT+0000
Sing That Thing! is WGBH's new local TV series designed to showcase the best amateur choirs in New England in a contemporary production model that will reveal the passion, vitality, and timeless appeal of the choral experience. The series will be hosted by Anthony Trecek-King, the acclaimed artistic director of the Boston Children's Chorus.    
Sing That Thing! will have four competition categories: High School (8-60 members), College (8-60 members), Adult Small Group (8-16 members), and Adult Large Group (17-60 members). The choirs will perform before a panel of judges comprised of Boston-based arts luminaries and will receive feedback not only on such traditional metrics as Intonation, Rhythm, Blend, Diction, and Dynamics, but also on such factors as Complexity, Versatility, Stagecraft, and Audience Appeal.   
Tapings for Sing That Thing! will take place at WGBH Studios in Brighton, MA on Wednesday, February 11, Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13, 2015.  WGBH will select the date/time each choir is to perform, and will try to accomodate choir members commitments with WGBH's production needs.  Time commitment: 90 minutes.  Eight (8) groups, two from each category, will advance to The Finale, which will be taped on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Judges will choose category winners and an overall champion.  
To participate groups need to register before November 25th.
Please let us know if you have any questions:
Announcement: New Shakespeare Set for SATB by Richard R. Rossi from Colla Voce Chris Matthews, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%st 18OctGMT+0000      
Click the cover image to listen to and view the scores in their entirety.
These new settings of popular Shakespeare texts are suitable for a wide range of mixed choirs and are ideally suited for festival type settings.  Take a listen today at
Forum message: 'frozen Heart" sheet music Linda Staiger, %21 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%st 17OctGMT+0000 am searching for men's choir sheet music for "Frozen Heart" from the movie "Frozen".    Can anyone direct me to a source?   Also, does anyone which group  actually sings it in the film?
Concert: Reformation Commemoration - St. Olaf Chapel Choir and Cathedral Choir of the Basilica of St. Mary Christopher Aspaas, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%st 16OctGMT+0000
Reformation Commemoration      Thursday October 30 7:30pm       The Basilica of St. Mary       Minneapolis, MN 
The St. Olaf Chapel Choir, under the direction of Christopher Aspaas, and the Cathedral Choir of the Basilica of St. Mary, under the direction of Teri Larson, are hosting a Reformation Commemoration. The combined choirs (numbering well over one hundred and fifty members) will lead a service based upon the Lutheran Liturgy of Vespers/Evening Prayer on Thursday, October 30—Reformation Day. We are assembling this ecumenical event to celebrate our common faith in an amazing space: the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
Together, we will sing “VII. Slava” from Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil and Susan LaBarr’s stirring setting of Eugene Field’s Divine Lullaby entitled, I Hear Thy Voice. Those anthems, as well as others will be interspersed with hymns and psalmody as well as meditations read by author and poet Susan Palo Cherwien. Donald Krubsack's beautiful new hymn setting of Susan’s text, As the Dark Awaits the Dawn, will also serve as one of our hymns. If you want a sneak peek at some of our repertoire, Chapel Choir’s Fall Vespers at St. Olaf can be found here.
I invite you, you church choir members and anyone else interested to join us on Reformation Day at 7:30pm at the Basilica of St. Mary. Come, let us raise our voices and fill that glorious space in worship, thanks and praise.
We do have a page dedicated to this event here if you would like further information…
Concert: Singers in Accord Concerts -- Nov. 8 & 9 Judy Arnstein, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%st 16OctGMT+0000
Choral Kaleidoscope
Featuring six amazing conductors!
Saturday, November 8 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 - 3:00 p.m.
 Good Samaritan UMC
   $20 Adult General Admission / $30 Reserved Seating
$15 Seniors, Students & Groups of 8 or more
Walk-up tickets will be $5 more (except reserved seats remain $30) 
As the fall landscape is transforming with each changing leaf, experience a Choral Kaleidoscope of changing sounds with Singers in Accord, featuring six amazing conductors ... in one concert! Nancy Grundahl, Matthew Mehaffey, David Mennicke, Jerry Rubino, Judy Sagen, and JD Steele will share the podium for these performances as they each lead the chorale through their own distinctive section of the program. 
We hope you will join us for this very special choral experience!
Both performances will be held at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Edina, where Singers in Accord is pleased to be Choir in Residence (
To purchase tickets, visit
Concert Program
Rubino - Welcoming Reflections
The Star-Spangled Banner - Key/arr. Rubino
If Music Be the Food of Love - Dickau/Heveningham
Praise the Name of the Lord - Chesnokov
It's a Grand Night for Singing - Rodgers and Hammerstein/arr. Rubino
Mennicke - Spiritual Reflections
I Am the Light of the World - Mennicke
Blow Ye the Trumpet - Mechem
Lord, Listen to your Children Praying - Medema/arr. Schrader
Mehaffey - Celebratory Reflections
My Heart is Inditing - Handel
Grundahl - Earth Reflections
Wind - Carolyn Jennings/Prefontaine
Song of the Sky Loom - Kenneth Jennings
Earth BlessingMoore/Manno
Sagen - Cultural Reflections
Shedamati - Admon/arr. Joshua Jacobson
Sim Shalom - arr. Janowski
Dance the Horah! - Alkony/Amiran/arr. Jacobson
Steele - Community Reflections
Brazilian Rhyme/That's Why We Sing - arr. Steele
He Will See You Through - arr. Steele
Try Real Love - arr. Steele
Announcement: tribute to Stephen Paulus Philip Barnes, %21 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%st 16OctGMT+0000 his admirers and friends in the choral community, the passing of Stephen Paulus (Sunday, October 19) will be both a sadness and a blessing - that his struggles are at an end. Stephen enjoyed a rich and long relationship with various musical institutions in St. Louis, from the Opera Theater of St. Louis, to the Bach Society of St. Louis, and most recently the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus. A brief tribute by the SLCC may be viewed/heard at the following site:
A commemorative retrospective of his choral music may also be heard on the Radio Arts Foundation of St. Louis on Wednesday, October 29, on its 7 pm (CST) show, Re-choired Listening. Listen online at
Stephen was a wonderful composer and a delightful & kind man; we will miss him, but are consoled by the many pieces he has left to us.
Philip Barnes
St. Louis (MO)
Classified ad: Accompanist needed. Peter F Butler Jr, %21 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%st 15OctGMT+0000 Thorsmen Norwegian Male Chorus of Salem, Oregon, is seeking an accompanist for rehearsals.  We meet on Monday eveinings from 7:30 to 9:00pm and have occasional singing engagements throughout the year.  We are one of a dozen men's choruses that comprise the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association and every June we all gather in a host city for our annual Sangerfest.  We are looking for someone with a good background in choral accompanying, but since we are small in number we would welcome a music student who wishes to gain accompanying skills and experience.  Salary is negotiable and would include travel expenses.  Interested parties should please contact Peter Butler at <>  Thank you! ]]>Classified ad: Musical Director Needed Holli Albanese, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%st 14OctGMT+0000 Director Needed for "Zombie Prom" the musical!
Eisenhower Middle School in Freehold, NJ is seeking a musical director for their winter show.
SHOW DATES: Feb. 12, 7 PM
                     Feb. 13, 7 PM
                     Feb 14, 2 PM
(Student auditions will be held the week of Nov. 10)
  • Attend 1 or 2 weekly rehearsals, 5-7 pm at the school to teach music to energetic and passionate cast of middle school students.  (another director will always be present at rehearsals)
  • Attend all tech / dress rehearsals and performances (week of Feb. 9)
  •  Conduct actors from the audience and manage the "Samphony" performance orchestration tracks. (we will not be using musicians for this production; rather, we will purchase the rehearsal and performance tracks)
​Experience with children is a plus.
Piano skills are a plus.
We have a great time and produce a wonderful show... would love to have you on board!
Contact Holli for more information.
Classified ad: Looking for a few good singers Patricia Smith, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%st 14OctGMT+0000, a volunteer a cappella chamber choir meeting in the western suburbs of Chicago, is seeking additional singers for its March 2015 concerts. Sopranos, altos & tenors are especially wanted. Auditions times may be scheduled between 5 & 6 pm on Sundays beginning on November 9 & through November 30, 2014.
Rehearsals will begin Sunday, January 4, 2015, 6-8:30 pm in Villa Park, IL. Concerts, "Where the River Meets the Sea" are scheduled for March 14 & 15, 2015. For more information, visit To arrange an audition, please e-mail:
Classified ad: Church organist/pianist/accompanist wanted Victoria Linich, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%st 14OctGMT+0000 are seeking a part-time musician to bless us with organ and piano liturgy during two Sunday morning services, and to rehearse with and accompany our choir.  Our church has a long history of valuing music and nurturing members to participate via choirs and performing ensembles.  Proficiency performing on both piano and organ are expected.
 Accomplished in playing during services, particularly liturgy and hymn accompaniment
 Piano performance should excel, with comfort in many musical genres
 Organ performance should be strong, or presently adequate with the intent to master
 Ability to read open score desirable
 Bachelor’s degree in music (equivalent experience considered)
 Plan, prepare and play for two similar liturgical services on Sunday mornings
 Accompany the choir at one weekly rehearsal during choir season
 Play for occasional extra rehearsals, special services and events
 Reserve first right of refusal for occasional weddings and funerals (separate compensation)
 Meet regularly with the Pastor and Director of Music to plan and coordinate the musical and liturgical life of the congregation
 Attend monthly evening Worship Team meetings
 Attendance at staff meetings desirable
 Provide expert knowledge of the organ and pianos related to maintenance and repair
Position Details
 Permanent, part-time position (10-15 hours per week)
 Seeking to fill as soon as possible
 Salary range:  $11,000 to $13,000
 Moller organ: eight ranks, two manuals; 1948 console, $70K restoration of wind chests in 2007
 Growing 40+ member choir
 Singing, musically sophisticated congregation
 Vibrantly live 1856 plaster sanctuary renovated in 2008 under guidance of an acoustics engineer to assure the acoustics would remain after the replacement of the ceiling (and building roof)
 Expectation of a near-term ~$80K capital campaign to replace the console
 Upright piano in sanctuary, three others elsewhere
Coontact the Church office at 630-879-1999 ( for an application or with any questions.
Concert: Minnesota Center Chorale: A Civil War Portrait Jody Martinson, %21 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%st 14OctGMT+0000 Center Chorale and special musical guests, Cristina Seaborn and Paul Imholte, will present a history of the Civil War in song on Sunday, November 2 at Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud, MN at 3pm.

A Civil War Portrait begins with the build up to war in the free spirited era of the minstrel song, as such by Stephen Foster, in a medley arranged by Joseph Martin containing, “Camptown Races; Oh, Susanna; Some Folks Do; Beautiful Dreamer; The Glendy Burk; and Swannee River”. The concert proceeds into pre-war sentiment with a performance by the choir of “Testament of Freedom” by Randall Thompson, and a few songs written by Stephen Foster for solo voice and piano, such as “I’ll Be a Soldier” – arranged for the first time into a choral score by Keith Larson. Additional selections include “Civil War” Medley by Greg Gilpin; “Lorena”, arranged by St. Cloud native and Yale University Glee Club director, Jeffrey Douma; and shape-note song, “Idumea”, arranged by Richard Bjella. The effects of war are evident in the song portraying Mississippi women decorating tombs of soldiers from both the union and the confederacy shortly after the war in “The Blue and the Grey” by John Purifoy. The concert concludes with audience participation in singing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Peter Wilhousky.

All are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture at 2:30pm at Calvary Church to be given on musical instruments of the Civil War, presented by fiddler/violinist Cristina Seaborn and string specialist/dulcimer/harmonica/banjo player Paul Imholte. 

Members of the Central Minnesota Civil War Roundtable will have a display of information in the Lobby and be on hand to answer questions.
Tickets are $15 - Adult, $13 - Senior, $5 - Student, free for children through grade 8.  Tickets can be purchased, and more information found, at:
Forum message: Sweet and Simple Craig Murray, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%st 13OctGMT+0000 morning all,
I am looking for a sweet and simple ballad for my 1st year jazz singers (mostly freshmen). The are able to hold two parts at this point. All girls. A miracle might, :( , happen and I get some guys to sign up. But until then I think we are in SA or SSA (for brief times).
The ladies can hit middle C maybe a little lower (no A's in there) and the sopranos can regularly, and in tune, get G above the Treble Clef staff.
Their other songs for festival are One Note Samba, Tuxedo Junction, and Halleluja I Love Her (him) So.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Craig Murray
Concert: Bach: Mass in B Minor (Oct 25) Daniel Abraham, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%st 13OctGMT+0000
The Bach Sinfonia
Daniel Abraham, conductor & artistic director
Opening Concert of Our 20th Season (2014-2015)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 PM • 7:20 Pre-Concert "Got Baroque" Discussion
Cultural Arts Center • 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Emily Noël, soprano
Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo-soprano
Sumner Thompson, tenor
John Taylor Ward, bass
A distinctinve historically informed performance -- 15 singers, extensive use of concertists and ripienists, all-professional vocalists and period instrument performers, and all specialists in early music. For soloist bios and additional information, please go to:
Tickets: $40 / $36 / $15  **$10 off for any ACDA members with this printed annoucement**
Announcement: World premiere of "BEATI OMNES" by Ivo Antognini ivo antognini, %21 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%st 13OctGMT+0000, dear ChoralNet users,
the wonderful ECU Chamber Singers, conducted by Dr. Andrew Crane will give a concert on
Friday, October 24 at 9:00PM in the Peace Presbyterian Church, Winterville, NC.
During this concert there will be the World Premiere of my piece "B E A T I  O M N E S", for mixed choir, a cappella.
This is the concert programme:
I Will Lift Mine Eyes    Jake Runestad 
Túrót eszik a cigány    Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Zigeunerlieder Op. 103    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 7. Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn
  • 5. Brauner Buscher führt zum Tanze
Beati Omnes    Ivo Antognini 
Tempest Rhapsody    Daniel Elder
Gaude Jerusalem gaudio magno    Jacob Handl (1550-1591)
Dajte novici na kolac arr.    Ambroz Copi 
Tonight Eternity Alone    René Clausen 
Ain’t Got Time to Die arr.    Hall Johnson
Ivo Antognini
music composer
Classified ad: Alto/Mezzo Section Leader Joshua Slater, %21 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%st 11OctGMT+0000 Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, CT, seeks a regular alto or
mezzo-soprano section leader.  Wednesday rehearsal, Sunday service, with
extra calls on Sunday afternoons roughly monthly; plus extra services
Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week.  Average $65/call ($130/wk); high-quality
Anglican church music. Strong
sight-reading and rhythm desired.  Please send a résumé to Joshua Slater,
music director, at ; bring a Baroque piece for
audition. ]]>
Announcement: British Composer Awards shortlists announced Kate Simmons, %21 %b %2014 %05:%Oct:%st 5OctGMT+0000
the British Composer Awards shortlists (3 works for each of several categories) have been announced
in the 'Choral' and 'Liturgical' categories, the composers are:
Paul Ayres
Harrison Birtwistle
Samuel Bordoli
Jonathan Dove
Ed Hughes
Cecilia McDowall
online link:
Classified ad: Choral Scholars Opening Daniel Parsley, %21 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%st 2OctGMT+0000
Choral Scholar Position Announcement
Announcing auditions for the 2014-2015 Choral Scholars paid internship program at Faith United Methodist Church. One Choral Scholar position is available for each vocal section (SATB chorus.) These positions are designed to provide real world experience for college students wishing to pursue careers in sacred music, music education, music ministry, or music performance.
Choral Scholar Requirements:
· A sincere desire to participate in the life of a church & to participate in the musical enrichment of FUMC.
· Superior musicianship skills; ability and desire to form relationships with congregation members and choir colleagues.
· Attendance and participation in Chancel Choir rehearsals, typically held Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 , and Sunday worship the Chancel Choir     participates in at either 8:30 or11:00 AM worship. Typically, Chancel Choir sings three times a month.
· Willingness to provide occasional solo or small group ensemble music for Sunday worship.
· Enrollment in a collegiate, degree granting program at an accredited academic institution.
      Choral Scholar Benefits:
· Monthly monetary amount ($160/month) for participation in the program.
· Experience working with gifted volunteer based ensemble; experience working as a musical leader.
· Education towards a more holistic understanding within the vast genre of sacred music.
· Exposure and increased knowledge of appropriate repertoire and understanding of the collaborative and interactive nature of liturgy and music.
· Opportunity for solo vocal work  in both fall and spring choral-orchestral masterworks presented in worship.
· Opportunity to participate in FUMC’s resident auditioned vocal chamber ensemble, Schola Cantorum.
· Working with a growing vocal music program and participating in the life of a vibrant congregation, which can further empower and support scholars for future  careers in music.  
     For more information and to schedule an audition with the Choral Scholar Program team, please contact by November 6th :
      Daniel Parsley, Worship Arts Coordinator and Chancel Music Director
      330-499-6040 ex. 28
Concert: Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra Shannon Lythgoe, %20 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000
Featuring A Touch of Brass and Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale
The brilliance of brass lights up Elektra’s celebration of the Christmas season. For many, Chez Nous has become the concert that launches the festive season in style with traditional melodies and exciting new works. On the program will be the world premiere of Winter’s Grace by Edward Henderson (poem by Luci Shaw), a work honouring the memory of the late Diane Loomer. Ola Gjeilo’s Northern Lights, in a new voicing for women’s choir will receive its world premiere, and we also feature the Western Canadian premiere of Gloria by Ontario composer Larysa Kuzmenko. Join us in New Westminster or Vancouver as we welcome special guests the Eric Hamber Women’s Chorale and their director Les Nerling and A Touch of Brass for our Christmas gift to you.
Tickets are Adults $28 / Seniors $22 / Students $15, available through or by calling the Elektra office at 604-739-1255.
November 29, 2014
Queen's Avenue United Church
529 Queens Ave (at 6th St), New Westminster, V3L 1K2
2 pm
Ryerson United Church
949 West 49th Avenue, (45th and Yew), Vancouver, V5Z 2T1
7:30 pm
Comment: Re: liability insurance Garrett Lathe, %20 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000, Andrew! 
The Youth Chorale gets a policy from a local insurance agent. I think West Bend is our carrier. We have liability for both our rehearsal space and our venues. It costs us around $900/year, but covers minors and weekly rehearsals, so I'd imagine yours could be considerably less.
If you find an independent agent, they might be able to get you a quote.
Hope that helps!
Comment: Re: liability insurance Allen H Simon, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 much any insurance company can provide this. If your choir doesn't normally have any liability insurance on its own, start by talking to your own insurance agent, where you get your car/homeowners/etc. policies. You can get ongoing insurance in six- or twelve-month increments, like any other insurance, OR you can get a one-time certificate to cover just the day of the performance. Those tend not to be very expensive, unless you're on a total shoestring, but of course if you perform frequently you get a better price on longer terms. If the venue has their requirement in written form, bring that with you to talk to the agent.
It doesn't really matter whether you're a nonprofit; and you're probably going to want to insure the individuals as well regardless of whether your choir has a legal business identity. Your insurance agent can guide you through this. 
Community Forum Post: liability insurance Andrew Miller, %20 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000 all,
I am planning to bring my choir of adult singers to perform at some pretty top-shelf venues within the next year or so. One of the venues requires a million dollars of liabiltiy insurance coverage.  FYI most of our performing will take place in MN.  I don't know where to start with this.  What providers can I contact about getting affordable insurance for a choir?  Does the choir have to be a 501(c)3 or a registered business in order to be covered by insurance?  Is it possible to get general liability coverage on a month-to-month basis? 
If anyone could give me some tips, and leads for insurance providers, and any other pertinant info, I would GREATLY appreciate your help.  Thank you!!!
Announcement: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - Tallis, arr. Ward John Ward, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000've just posted my new SATB divisi arrangement of the Horatius Bonar hymn "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say" at  Direct link to the PDF score is here.  The tune is Tallis' "Third Mode Melody" (used by Ralph Vaughan Williams in his "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis").  This arrangement is intended to be sung a cappella but does contain a piano reduction that could be used.  The text is suitable for a choir anthem in a Christian worship service, but probably not appropriate for public school choirs.
In memory of my wife, I'm releasing the arrangement for copy and performance free of charge provided that copies contain the complete score.  A version for men's voices alone is in the works and will also be available free of charge.
John Ward
Announcement: Kyrie by Ethan Gans-Morse - Seeadot Music Publishing Fahad Siadat, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000

Written as a response to the 9/11 tragedy, this is a haunting minimalist meditation on the Kyrie. Not technically demanding, but a mental challenge for any group. We suggest you close your eyes and let these powerful harmonies wash over you.


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Forum message: Middle school choir - Help needed! Amy Ververelli, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000'm currently student teaching and from day one was given full command of the only choir at the middle school, because my mentor teacher is an instrumentalist (no vocal experience). It's 45 students, all different grades and experience levels (some have sung in children's choruses their whole lives, some are in 8th grade and have no musical experience, and everything in between) and only 5 boys. We have virtually no access to technology resources (no smart board, no projector, no curriculum books or sight-reading materials), half the class doesn't want to be here, and other than rehearsing their concert music I have no idea what to do with them! I need ideas for non-rehearsal activities! I'm open to anything that they'll engage with - improvisation, composition, literacy stuff, listenings. I feel totally out of my element because my own middle school choir experience was so limited, and my mentor teacher is literally no help at all. Because of the range of musical literacy, so far I've decided to start them from the ground up with solfege and all aspects of note-reading. But because of the large spectrum of experience, it's hard to even choose one method to teach their concert music. I'm not as afraid of classroom management as maybe I should be, but I'm more afraid of motivating them to participate and engage - I just want them to know how fun and rewarding singing in choir can be - but how do you do that if they're just taking choir because they didn't want to take PE again?
I know I'm just barely student teaching, but I feel like I'm pretty much on my own since my teacher wants nothing to do with the choir, and I really want this to be a learning experience, not just something I countdown impatiently for it to be over with.
Please help, I would love to draw from all of the wisdom and experience you all have. Any and all advice is welcome!
Forum message: Need help finding a piece Lance Harris, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000

I need help with details on a piece from way back in my career. In our college madrigal group we performed two medieval carols, on titled, “Nova, Nova Ave Fit Ex Eva.” SATB, with soli interspersed between verses. Let me start by saying this: It is not the Williametta Spencer, Rudolph, DeLong, or Chilcott arrangements. I know because I've spent hours on youtube looking for this particular arrangement. The closest I can find to what I remember (and that is not necessarily highly accurate) is this performance, , although I remember some slight differences.


I know it was in the library of John Brown University and I'm still trying to find a way to get someone to look there for me (so if there are any fellow Eagles reading this, please help a brother out).


If anyone knows the name of the composer or publisher, I'll be eternally grateful.

Classified ad: Artistic Director Wanted for Los Cancioneros Master Chorale in the Los Angeles area Jeremy Brunson, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000

Position is available for the 2015-2016 season (September through June). Contracts may be renewed annually. 


Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting, extensive performance and conducting experience and knowledge of diverse choral literature.


Musical direction of the chorale, audition and selection of new chorale members, selection of music and singers to perform in specific programs, annual budget consultation for music and instrumental musicians (as needed), and meetings with the Board of Directors of LCMC.

RESUMES will be accepted from Oct. 20 through Nov. 24, 2014 at:

Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

Attn: Search Committee

P. O. Box 6634

Torrance CA 90504 

Or at:

Candidate interviews and finalist auditions will be held in January and February 2015.  

More information about Los Cancioneros Master Chorale and its 65 year history may be viewed at:

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Announcement: The Singing Revolution with Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Baltic States June 2016 Roland Zuehlke, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Join Dr. Geoffrey Boers and choirs from Lithuania and Estonia as we celebrate the far-reaching powers of vocal music that have shaped people’s lives and changed the course of history. Dr. Boers and Dr. Heather MacLaughlin-Garbes have developed an exciting program that includes an Educational & Cultural Immersion Curriculum, Three Festival Choir Concerts, Local Exchange Opportunities and a Composer-in-Residence Workshop. Visit our website at to learn more about this engaging “People to People” Cultural and Choral Event.
Forum message: performing copyrighted music with just piano accompaniment Jon Arterton, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 it legal to perform copyrighted music with just piano accompaniment from the vocal score when the instrumental parts are available for rental but the budget is tight? ]]>Forum message: Good Warmups PLEASE HELP! Chase Samuels, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 am in need of some good beginning choir warmups. If you know of any please help! ]]>Forum message: silent night/joy to the world partner song Justin Durham, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000!  I'm looking for a piece I did several, SEVERAL years ago.  It was an SATB partner song (high school difficulty) with Joy to the World/Silent Night.  I believe it was published by Hal Leonard but can't be sure.  Any thoughts?

Classified ad: Bass section leader Lou Carol Fix, %20 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000 George's Episcopal Church in Ardmore, PA, is seeking auditions for a bass section leader.  Good sight-reading skills and occasional solo work; welcoming church community that values all musical styles, especially classical.  Frequent a capella singing.  $85/week.  Thursday rehearsals 7:30-9:00pm; Sunday mornings 9:00am.  Sunday service at 10:00am; occasional extra services/concerts for extra pay.  Please reply to Lou Carol Fix, Organist/Choirmaster at or 610.248-3882 to schedule an audition.  Position begins immediately.  Also looking for extra bass singer for Christmas Eve services at 4:30 and 10:00pm for $110. ]]>Classified ad: Substitute Pianist - Newman Catholic Center Benjiman Durfee, %20 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000 Newman Catholic Center, which is located on the UMass Amherst campus, is looking for a substitute pianist.  The position will be guaranteed (1) mass per month as well as being the first call whenever a substitue is needed.  The ideal candidate will have strong sight-reading skills, be familiar with the Catholic mass, and be comfortable working with college-aged cantors and our adult choir.  Preference will be given to those candidates with singing experience.  If interested, please send an email with your resume to Benjiman Durfee (Music Coordinator) at   ]]>Featured photo: In Memoriam Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) Scott Dorsey, %20 %b %2014 %12:%Oct:%th 12OctGMT+0000 Stephen Paulus Tom Tropp, %20 %b %2014 %03:%Oct:%th 3OctGMT+0000 know that many of us have been regularly checking Stephen Paulus's web page and Facebook page for updates, since learning of his stroke last year. The following sad news came from Minnesota Public Radio this afternoon:

Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus dies at 65

Arts & CultureMatt Sepic ·  · Oct 19, 2014
Twin Cities composer Stephen Paulus has died.

Paulus was among Minnesota's leading classical composers. He wrote hundreds of works -- including nearly 60 orchestral scores, 10 operas and 150 choral pieces.

Twin Cities choral director Dale Warland commissioned many of those. Warland said he first met Paulus when the composer was an undergraduate at Macalester College.

Paulus brought fresh perspectives to both arrangements and original compositions, Warland said.

"He knew the potential for vocal colors, extreme registers, you name it, he just had that skill to bring something that really became part of our diet, every concert practically."

Paulus was 65 years old.

Son Greg Paulus said his father died at an assisted living facility from complications of a stroke he suffered last year.

Forum message: Upbeat SSA Holiday Piece...suggestions! Matthew Perez, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%th 2OctGMT+0000!
I'm looking for an upbeat, but not "cheesy" piece for my highschool women's choir. Something that will get the audience stirred up! I have found a lot of lovely slow pieces, but I need something "thrilling" to close their set for the concert.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!!! 
Forum message: 6th and 7th Grade Choruses- How to Get Them on Parts Angelica Dunsavage, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000 
So, I am a first year teacher, and while I have worked with HS groups before, this is my first time teaching middle school. I have some boys even in 6th grade chorus whose voices are starting to change. We typically sing SA music, and some of that is getting to be a struggle. I'm really not sure what to do get those boys focusing on pitch, or what repertoire to choose come next semester when they'll be further along in their change.
I also have a 7th grade chorus. My sopranos are very confident, as are most of my guys, but my altos do not sing out, and typically migrate to melody under pressure. Please help! I will take any advice.
Concert: Missa Britannia | October 24+25 7:30pm Brennan Michaels, %20 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000
Thomas Tallis’ Mass for Four Voices serves as the focal point in an all British program featuring works of England's most celebrated and distinguished composers. From Age to Age explores hidden a cappella gems such as motets of William Byrd and John Rutter. These choral pieces are paired with titanic works highlighting guest organist, Dr. Lynn Trapp. Come revel with From Age to Ageopening Season 8 with an English tapestry, filled with brilliant and enduring music that seats England as a prominent and established leader in the choral community. Admission at the door: $10 Adults/$5 Students and Seniors.
October 24, 7:30 pm        Grace University Lutheran Church
                                         324 Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
October 25, 7:30 pm        St. Olaf Catholic Church
                                         215 South 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Classified ad: Tenor Choral Scholar: Episcopal Cathedral Timothy Westerhaus, %19 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000 Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist seeks an experienced tenor choral scholar to serve as section leader and soloist for liturgy and concert performances. This paid position includes weekly Thursday evening rehearsals (7-9pm), Sunday liturgies (9:30 am call, 10:30 am liturgy), and solemn feasts of the church calendar. Repertoire is drawn from the Anglican and broader Western canon as well as new compositions. Interested candidates may apply by submitting a resume and brief letter of introduction to Dr. Timothy Westerhaus, music director, at or 509-838-4277. A sample recording(s) is preferred but not required. ]]>Concert: Mystical Night Faith Knabe, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000

Philomusica Concert Choir is pleased to announce its December 2014 concert set “Mystical Night”, which will be
performed at Our Lady of Peace Church 1740 Route 130 N., North Brunswick, NJ on Saturday December 6 at 8 pm,
and on Sunday, December 7 at 4 pm. 

The main piece will be Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Missa O Magnum Mysterium", based on music from his
motet. With the Choir's vocal tone quality produced by the Choir in the Spring 2014 concert and the acoustics at
Our Lady of Peace Church, this promises to be a stunning musical experience.
The concert also includes 3 pieces based on the ancient "O Magnum Mysterium" text: the famous one
by Tomas Luis de Victoria, one by Francis Poulenc which is very mysterious and beautiful, and
one by the American composer, William Hawley which alternates restrained, chant-like passages
similar to Victoria with very emotional and passionate sections.

The remainder of this concert set will include 20th century pieces by Daniel Pinkham, "Christmas Eve" and
"The Kings and the Shepherds" and Bob Chilcott's "Mid-Winter"; plus 3 folk-like carols by Peter Warlock
(the composer of "Bethlehem Down") - "Tyrley Tyrlow", "Balulalow", and "The Sycamore Tree". The concert will
conclude with several familiar carols and audience participation.

General Tickets: $20 Adult; $15 Seniors/Students: $10 children under 13. Discount of $2 on tickets bought in advance.
Group discounts.

For further information call 888-744-5668, or email Visit our Website at

Forum message: Lupie dancing Stephen Bruce, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000 anyone clarify the meaning of "Lupie dancin'" on p. 21 of Jennings' Oh Jerusalem in the Morning?
Forum message: Notice of resignation Heather Clausen, %19 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 much notice should I give my church when I decide to give them my resignation letter?  I'm the choir director.  We rehearse every week, but sing twice a month plus additional services such as Reformation, Ash Wednesday, etc.
Thank you.
Announcement: 8 Days of Conducting Master Classes and chamber singing w/Simon Carrington, Broni Falinska & Brian O'Connell Brian O'Connell, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 




A Collaborative Experience in Sarteano (Tuscany), Italy 

with Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska and Brian O'Connell


Session I: July 19 to 26 (Musica Sacra)

Session II: July 29 to August 5 (Mixed Repertoire)



Due to the many conducting applicants each year that we are not able to accommodate with only one session, we will be opening a new second session, devoted entirely to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon's that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano's beautiful churches. The second, mixed repertoire session, will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano's architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Bronislawa will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting. We are now accepting applications for both summer sessions!


This exhilarating and collaborative workshop has been designed for choral conductors and music educators who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. Come join conductors from all over the world and leave inspired and refreshed. Also, we heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; that love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques.


There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, and Singer. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory. 


Full Conductors - Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington’s daily 4.5 hour Master Class. 


Conducting Auditors – You will have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert from the morning repertoire. 


EVERYONE sings - the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's master class with Simon. 


Each day, the afternoon session will consist of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. 


The first morning session consists of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) exploring new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound. The second morning session with Brian O'Connell deals with developing a vital chamber choir emphasizing effective rehearsal strategy.


Come celebrate the 11th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and Brian working together in Sarteano! For a detailed description of the workshop, testimonials from our alumni, and an online application form, please visit our website.


Contact: Gail Leicher + 1 781.652.0158 

Looking forward to seeing you in Tuscany! 


Best wishes,


More info





Concert: Bizet's Carmen at Montclair University, Sunday, Oct. 26 Harvey Cohen, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 State Repertory Opera
George Bizet's Masterpiece
Tickets at or call (973)763-7969
A semi-staged production with full cast, chorus and orchestra 
Sung in French with English Supertitles 

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium 
at Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
Classified ad: Executive Director - Flying House Productions Bob Davidson, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Overview: The Executive Director (ED) of Flying House Productions (FHP) is responsible for the oversight and management of all the administrative, financial, development, and support functions related to the daily operations of this $3 million dollar organization. The ED will develop harmonious working relationships within the organization (staff and members) and represent the organization to the wider community, clients, donors, patrons and business associates. The ED will also maintain productive working relationships with GALA and other community choruses.
FHP has over twevle permanent professional staff including the ED.  The organization also works with several contractors onan ongoing basis including Dennis Coleman who has served as Artistic Director (AD) since 1980.
FHP considers itself to be more than simply a local arts organization. In addition to the high level of performances it produces, FHP is also a “voice for acceptance” in the community and across the nation. FHP also plays an important national role as an organization that provides musical leadership, mentorship and administrative expertise that influences dozens of other arts organizations throughout the country and around the world.
As FHP embarks on its 35th anniversary, it strives to remain at the forefront of the LGBTQ choral movement.  FHP is searching for an ED who has the vision and talent to lead FHP into the future, through commitment and dedication to its Vision and Mission.
Reporting Relationships: The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and – along with the duties outlined above – is responsible for carrying out the policies of the Board and keeping the Board informed of organizational activities. The ED is a non-voting (ex officio) member of the Board of Directors.
The ED directly supervises four key directors/managers: Finance Director, Development Manager, Marketing Manager and Membership/Production Services Director, as well as indirectly supervises the Assistant Artistic Director and the Production/Stage Manager. While the company’s AD is a contractor who reports directly to the Board of Directors, the ED must work closely with the AD to develop each season’s schedule of concerts, manage related budgets, and coordinate out of town appearances.
A Master’s or MBA degree in Business Administration, Arts Management or Non-Profit Management is required. Note: A combination of education and/or comparable non-profit or arts-related work experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated significant work experience in the following areas:
  • Major Donor Development & Relations
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Contract Negotiation and Administration
  • Financial Oversight, Direction and Budgeting of a $1.5 million organization
  • Strategic Planning in Non-Profit Organization
  • Working with a Volunteer Board of Directors
  • Management and Development of Staff and Volunteers
  • Member Relations
  • Advertising, Marketing and Event Planning.
In addition, a general knowledge of and sensitivity toward the following is desirable:
  • Musical and/or Arts Community and their patrons
  • LGBTQ Community
  • Strong, collaborative leadership style and negotiating skills
    • Ability to listen to others’ point of view
    • Ability to develop consensus from divergent points of view
    • Excellent verbal skills and written skills
    • Teamwork approach to managing staff, membership and volunteers
  • Ability to lead by established goals and objectives
  • Exemplary ethical and business standards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages the annual fundraising plan with the Development staff and presents the plan to the Board for approval as part of the budgeting cycle
  • Oversees the Development Plan implementation and actively participates in development activities/events geared towards general donors
  • Identifies, cultivates and stewards new major donors
  • Maintains and strengthens the Directors Circle, Endowment and Planned Giving strategies.
  • Facilitates open communication between the membership, staff and Board
  • Become FHP’s voice within the LGBTQ community
  • Engages, encourages and helps to build a strong, active Board of Directors that assists FHP in fulfilling its Vision and Mission.
  • Works with the Board and AD to determine strategic plans for the organization and staff implementation
  • Supervises staff; provides guidance, training and development; conducts regular performance reviews; administers salary levels for all staff following policies approved by the Board as stated in the Employee Handbook
  • Manages or oversees the negotiation of all contracts on behalf of the Board.
  • In conjunction with the Finance Director, AD, FHP staff members, and the Finance Committee, develops the organization’s annual budget on a timely basis for Board approval
  • Provides strict financial oversight for the $3 million and suggests/reviews changes with responsible managers
  • Ensures that accurate financial records and reports are provided to the Finance Committee and the Board, on a timely basis
  • Is a member ex officio of the Finance Committee.
  • General oversight and management of staff related to the following functions of the organization:
    • Performance-related products/services
      • FHP Publications
      • Productions
      • Recordings
      • Ensembles
  • Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus
    • Marketing/Promotion
    • Public Relations
    • Fundraising and Special Events
    • Production and Artistic Support
    • Community Outreach and Education
    • Touring
  • General Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Ticket Sales
  • Facility Management
    • Contract Management
    • Volunteer Coordination
The ED also performs other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.  This is a full-time exempt position.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their cover letters and resumes via email to by midnight November 7, 2014.  Qualified candidates will be notified of their selection for the interview process on or around November 8, 2014.  Flying House Productions, the parent organization of the Seattle Men’s and Seattle Women’s Choruses, is a registered 501(C)(3) corporation located in Washington State.  Principals only please, no phone calls or recruiters.
Classified ad: Wm. Knabe Piano. christina gina, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 and still like new for sale a Wm. Knabe Piano.a 2012 for a choir room and i give it for just 5000$ comtact me at with your number ]]>Forum message: Garment Bags Michael Johnson, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 SA Choral Society presents 50th ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI CELEBRATION: Bach, Mass in B Minor (Gloria portion) Gustavo Rios, %19 %b %2014 %05:%Oct:%th 5OctGMT+0000
Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm, Travis Park United Methodist Church,
230 E. Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The inaugural concert of the Choral Society, fifty years ago, included the music of J.S. Bach.  In honor of this very first performance and to celebrate our anniversary, we will feature music from Bach’s Mass in B Minor.  The concert will conclude with former directors and singers taking the stage with current SACS to sing memorable selections from the choir’s fifty year history.
Now in its 50th Anniversary Concert Season, The San Antonio Choral Society, led by Jennifer Seighman, Artistic Director and Dr. N. Seth Nelson, Accompanist, is an 80-member mixed voice choir of volunteer singers.
Tickets cost $15 - General Admission; $12 - Seniors, TPR Members, A.D. Military; Students with Student ID and Alumni are FREE. For further information on group rates for seniors, students, and other groups, call 210-228-4147 (leave a message) or visit Donations appreciated.
Mass in B Minor, BMV 232 - Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
  IV. Gloria in Excelsis
  V. Et in Terra Pax
  VI. Laudamus Te
  VII. Gratias Agimus Tibi
  VIII. Domine Deus
  IX. Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi
  X. Qui Sedes Ad Dextram Patris
  XI. Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus
  XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Hallelujah, Amen (Judas Maccabaeus) - G.F. Handel
The Heavens Are Telling (Creation) - F.J. Haydn
It's a Grand Night for Singing - Rodgers & Hammerstein
He Never Failed Me Yet - Robert Ray
The Lord Bless You and Keep You - Peter Lutkin
Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, October 19, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %18 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify for you to enjoy: GSM - October 19, 2014
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed on Sunday
evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
George Frideric Handel: Let our glad songs to Heaven ascend ~ Deborah
The King's Consort, Robert King
Ludwig van Beethoven: Agnus Dei ~ Mass in C, Op. 86
RIAS Chamber Choir; members of the Ernst Senff Chamber Choir
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Choir of Westminster Abbey, Martin Neary
Samuel Sebastian Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father
Choir of Gloucester Cathedral, John Sanders
Gabriel Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
James Vivian, organ
Robert Ashford: The Lord's Prayer
Choir of the New York State University at Fredonia, Jerald Grey
J.S. Bach: Motet No. 5: "Komm, Jesu, komm", BWV 229
Vancouver Chamber Choir, Jon Washburn
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Deborah Roberts, soprano
John Rutter: Te Deum
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Wallace Collection, Stephen Cleobury
Johannes Brahms: How lovely is thy dwelling place ~ A German Requiem
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
George Frideric Handel: Overture and 2 Choruses ~ Alexander Balus
Choir of New College, Oxford; Choir and Orchestra of the King's Consort, Robert King
Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer
Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom
Thomas Herford, soprano
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
Joshua Ross, treble
Sir Michael Tippett: Five Negro Spirituals ~ A Child of Our Time
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Franz Schubert: Gloria ~ Mass in E flat, D. 950
Vienna Boys' Choir and Chorus; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Bruno Weil
Eugene Gigout: Grand choeur dialogue
David Arcus, organ
Aeolian Organ in the Chapel of Duke University, Durham, NC
W.A. Mozart: Regina coeli, K. 108
Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music
Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir, Christopher Hogwood
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Herbert Howells: Te Deum and Jubilate (Collegium Regale)
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, John Scott
Christopher Dearnley, organ
Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium (Motet for 40 voices)
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
David Hill, organ
Willis organ in Westminster Cathedral
Classified ad: Artistic Director - Orlando Gay Chorus Frank Arcidiacono, %19 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000
The Orlando Gay Chorus seeks applications for the part-time, paid position of Artistic Director.  This position is poised for a target date of no later than December 6th, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 12th, 2014.
About the Orlando Gay Chorus
The Chorus was founded in 1990 on Valentine’s Day and currently has more than 130 volunteer performers and support staff.  It is a 501© 3 not-for-profit arts and humanitarian organization with a mission to inspire individuals, the community and the world through excellence in musical entertainment. The Orlando Gay Chorus is a mixed community of singers whose pride surpasses all social issues to build a better understanding for all who hear them. OGC offers a wide range of musical styles during its concert season, including classical, modern, pop, and Broadway. The Chorus conducts two Main stage concerts each season, along with fundraising cabarets, community outreach events, and pride festivals.  OGC is a proud member of Gala Choruses and has performed in GALA since 1992.
About the Position
The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of choral music across multiple styles and proven experience conducting and teaching a volunteer chorus.  He/She will have the ability to take OGC to a unique, innovative, and consistently high level of artistry.  It is expected that he/she will work in a collaborative environment with the Board of Directors, Principal Accompanist, committees, choreographer, and section leaders. The successful candidate will be able to connect the mission of OGC to our volunteer singers and our audience.  He/She will possess the ability to foster effective partnerships with other arts organizations, including those within the Central Florida community and beyond.
Core Responsibilities
  • Conduct two Main concerts each season, Community Outreach performances, encourage and support smaller ensembles and participate in Cabarets
  • Provide strong leadership in musical direction in regards to all facets appropriate for each piece of music
  • Work with the Board of Directors and Committees to audition and select all members of OGC
  • Conduct all rehearsals and performances for OGC
  • Demonstrate fair, thoughtful, and appropriate decision-making
  • Foster an atmosphere of fun, mutual respect, high morale, pride, and group unity
  • Stay within budget constraints
Description of Position Qualifications
  • BA in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent
  • A thorough commitment to musical excellence and vocal performance
  • Demonstrated success in conducting a well-rounded repertoire of works in a variety of styles
  • Knowledgeable about SATB repertoire and voicing
Information Required to Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their suitability for the position, along with a resume of pertinent experience, to (subject: AD Committee) no later than December 6th, 2014. Questions may be directed to this email as well, or call 407-841-SING or 407-761-7039.  For additional information or to request a copy of the AD job description, please contact us at the above email.
Forum message: What relationship does your choir have with the church you rehearse at? What are the benefits? Christopher McCafferty, %18 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 All,
We're entering into discussion with our home church to formalize our relationship.  We've been rehearsing there for 4 years, and it's time to move to a more formal arrangement.  Understandable!  These are the questions were asking on both sides as we go to quantify things:

What kind of relationship does your choir have with the church it rehearses at?    

What kind of relationship does your church have with choirs who rehearse there?

What are the expectations?

What are the benenfits?

Most choirs in WA operate under the "choir in residence" format: Usually rehearsal for free or reduced rates, in exchange for a concertl, or singing some masses.  Others have some creative ideas, but that's about 90%.  Sometimes hall/concert rental discounts or free use is included, depending on location.

What is your agreement like?

Thank you!  We're really looking forward to this process!  The music program at our host church has really grown, and we're excited to be part of that.  As it gets busier, we're looking forward to defining our niche, and working together for time to come!

Thanks in advance for your replies as always!


Christopher J McCafferty
Tenor Soloist & Vocal Coach 
Artistic Director, Illumni Men's Chorale
Classified ad: New app for beginner singers (free for music educators) Christopher Sutton, %18 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000 all,
Long time lurker, first time poster here!
As you probably know all too well, pitching problems are a common stumbling block for beginner singers. Many people never join a choir because they've been told they're "out of tune" or even "tone deaf". And even some quite capable singers still have concerns about how reliably they stay in tune when singing.
I run a small music education technology company, making apps, eBooks and online courses to help people learn music. Traditionally we've focused on ear training, but we realised this year that many of those who worried about being "tone deaf" actually were struggling more with their voice than their ears! After publishing a free test for tone deafness we had many people who passed the test ask us about learning to sing in tune.
So we spent the last 6 months developing a new interactive app that's designed to help beginners train their ears and their voice for pitch. It's called SingTrue and it will be released this Tuesday (21st Oct).
You can learn about it and see a video of the app in action at
I wanted to share it with the ChoralNet community because we're hoping it will be a useful tool for choirs. It's something that a director can recommend for new singers who are struggling with their pitching, to use in private home practice rather than taking up time and being embarrassed in rehearsals. And through non-singers finding it in the App Store and giving it a try, we're hoping it will send some new singers along to choir practices in the first place!
The app is free to download from the iTunes store. The more advanced exercises are available for sale within the app but we're also offering the complete app free to all ChoralNet members (details here).
If you've encountered pitching problems in your choir, I hope you'll take a look at SingTrue. Any feedback (good, bad or ugly!) would be very welcome. We'll be continually working to improve the app over time and feedback from experienced singers and choral directors would be very valuable.
Christopher Sutton
Concert: Oratorio Society of Minnesota | "A Downton Abbey Christmas" | Saturday, December 13, 2014 David Fielding, %18 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000  Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time:  7:30 pm
Location:  St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (on Loring Park)
                519 Oak Grove Street
                Minneapolis, MN  55403
Chorus:     Oratorio Society of Minnesota
Conductor     Matthew W. Mehaffey
Organ (Helen Jensen)
Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of last season’s Music of Downton Abbey concert and anticipating Season 5 of the PBS television drama, we return to the Gothic splendor of St. Mark’s Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English choral and orchestral music for Christmas. Lady Alice returns to provide the history of each piece and pair each selection with memorable events from the story line of the Downton Abbey series. Audience sing-alongs and photos at Highclere Castle are planned—maybe even a visit from St. Nicholas!
Tickets & Information:
Concert: Oratorio Society of Minnesota | Saint Paul ~ An Oratorio - Felix Mendelssohn | Saturday, November 15, 2014 David Fielding, %18 %b %2014 %01:%Oct:%th 1OctGMT+0000  November 15, 2014
Time:  6:30 pm    Pre-concert Lecture by University of Minnesota Professor Peter Mercer-Taylor, Mendelssohn scholar
          7:30 pm    Concert performance
Location:  Ted Mann Concert Hall
               University of Minnesota - West Bank Campus
               2128 4th St S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
The dramatic story of the patron saint of Minnesota’s capital city, Saint Paul was the first of Mendelssohn’s oratorios. Completed in 1835, it was patterned after the passions of J.S. Bach, whose music Mendelssohn had championed. Its three principal themes are the martyrdom of Saint Stephen, the conversion of Saul to Paul, and the apostle’s subsequent career. Now rarely performed, this monumental masterwork was one of the most popular pieces of the 19th century.   
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience Mendelssohn's "Saint Paul" (complete) performed in English.
Conductor: Matthew W. Mehaffey
Soloists:  Philip Zawisza, baritone in the role of "St. Paul"
            Wendy Matsutani, soprano
            Richard Joseph, tenor
            Brittany Pitts, soprano
            Sophie Amelkin, soprano
            Ryan LaBoy, baritone
            G. Phillip Shoultz, baritone
            David Kozisek, tenor
            Samuel Baker, tenor
Chorus:  Oratorio Society of Minnesota (92 voices)
             University Singers (58 voices)
Orchestra: (60 players)
Tickets & Information:
Announcement: Ballad of the Maji Charles DuMontier, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 TTB arrangement with additional orchestrations and SSATB choral back up for keyboard up to full orchestra
Classified ad: youth men's vests for sale Randi Carp, %18 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 - I have 7 Southeastern Apparel YOUTH Poplin Vests for sale - purchased accidentally, never been used.  6 Youth Large, 1 Youth Medium.  Youth Poplin Vest  They sell for $23.00 new but I would like $10 each if possible.  Email me if you're interested -

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Phoenixville, PA
Classified ad: Pro Tenor and Bass needed for Christmas Season at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley, NY Katherine Wolf, %17 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Ardsley New York, is looking for a tenor and bass for two services plus one rehearsal in December.  Services are:  Sunday, December 14th at 10 AM and Christmas Eve at 5 PM.  Rehearsal will be one evening sometime prior to Dec 14th (date TBD depending on availability) and before each service.  Compensation is $100/service and rehearsal.

Contact: Larry Wolf, Minister of Music, at or 914-450-8467.

Concert: Masterworks Chorale of Augsburg | America Sings ~ Classics of American Music | Saturday, October 25, 2014 David Fielding, %18 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%th 2OctGMT+0000  Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  Hoversten Chapel
                Augsburg College
                2211 Riverside Avenue
                Minneapolis, MN  55454
Information:  Music Department
Classified ad: Graduate Assistantships at Western Illinois University Available Fall 2015 James Stegall, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000 ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Graduate Assistantships in Choral Conducting available Fall semester 2015
Application Deadline: January 31, 2014
View Job Description:
Contact:  Dr. James Stegall,
Classified ad: Development Director Hilary Butler, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the fundraising and resource development efforts of Princeton Girlchoir, including the annual fund, major gifts, grants, and corporate giving.
ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: Fueled by the power of a girl’s voice, Princeton Girlchoir presents extraordinary performances at home and throughout the world, while educating the musician, building confidence, and fostering a life-long love of singing together.
Founded in 1989 as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music, PGC has grown into the area’s premier training and performance choir for girls, with over 250 choristers each year.  The choir presents music from a wide array of genres, conductors and composers.  While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world. Choristers in third through twelfth grade come from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania to rehearse each week from September through May, performing approximately 30 concerts throughout the year. The group has been honored to perform in prestigious concert halls across the country and around the world.

  • Develop comprehensive annual development plan in conjunction with the Board Development Committee and Executive Director
  • Identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all prospects and donors, with assistance from Board Members and staff
  • Research and write foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and manage ongoing relationships
  • Develop and implement a successful strategy for Annual Giving
  • Attend concerts and events as appropriate related to donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship
  • Participate in the establishment and tracking of annual development goals and budget
  • Oversee creation of development materials
  • Maintain prospect and donor files
  • Collaborate with the Board Development and Alumnae Affairs Committees, attending and participating in meetings as appropriate
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in successful fundraising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills required
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
  • Demonstrated ability in successful cultivation, face-to-face solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts
  • Demonstrated experience in securing grants from government and foundation sources
  • Demonstrated experience with alumni relations and annual fund appeals preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, donor database software, e-correspondence programs, and willingness to learn new programs if needed
  • Ability to manage time and priorities independently and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds required
  • A passion for music and the arts is a plus
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
HOURS: Part-time, approximately 16 hours per week. Flexible schedule, but must accommodate some evening and weekend events. Potential for position to grow as the organization expands.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to and reference Development Director in the subject line.
Classified ad: Need 50+ Choir Robes Sarah Kampes, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 choir robes are needed for a Baltimore County Public High School chorus. We currently have more members than robes and could use some help.
Any size, blue preferred.
Classified ad: Pittsburgh Boy Choir Seeks Rehearsal Accompanist Sarah Wannamaker, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000
Minimum Requirements
  • Facility at the keyboard to accompany at an intermediate level.  Candidate should be comfortable with accompanying skills (playing for warm-ups, soloing vocal lines as needed, sight-reading, harmonization).
  • Ability to lead sectionals focusing on note-learning and musical refinement.
  • Flexibility, kindness, and creativity in dealing with energetic children.
  • Must be available for recitals and day camp lessons.
  • Provide criminal and child abuse clearance verification (“Act 33 & 34”).
Qualifications of an Ideal Candidate
  • Background in vocal pedagogy: ability to respond to ideas about vocal production, vowels, breathing, tone quality.
  • Ability to sing in a treble range.
  • Experience in conducting (singers or instrumentalists).
  • Interest and ability to participate in marketing, promotion, and web presence.
  • Ability to use Illustrator or InDesign.
  • Background in music education.
  • Clearly, one candidate will not bring every skill on this list; we are searching for the person who will bring musicianship and flexibility to address the many needs of an arts organization.
Pay is $16 / hour.  We currently rehearse once weekly on Tuesday afternoons.  We are ready to grow, and are excited to find a candidate who will grow with us.  
About the Pittsburgh Boy Choir:
The Pittsburgh Boy Choir is a newly established ensemble based in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Currently, the group consists of about 12 boys who are in the ‘preparatory year’ – meaning that the boys rehearse, but are not performing or touring.  The group currently has one level, which will split into a tiered structure in the spring. 
Applicants should send a resume and brief letter of introduction as pdf files to Sarah Wannamaker ( 
Concert: "Mostly Folk" Russell Thorngate, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000 Northland College and community choirs will present their Fall choral concert, "Mostly Folk," on Thursday October 23 at 7:30 PM in the Alvord Theatre on the Northland College campus in Ashland, Wisconsin. 

                         “Mostly Folk”

Accidentals Women’s Chorus
    Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughn Williams, arranged by Douglas Wagner
    Be My Baby – arranged by Mac Huff
    Ride On, King Jesus – African American Spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan
Kyrsten Olson, Director; Linda Calhan and Lana Jorstad, Accompanist

Folk Song Sing-Along: “This Land Is Your Land”

Lumberjack Chorus
    The Chordbuster March – W. A. Wyatt
    School Days – Gus Edwards
    Keep In the Middle of the Road – African-American Spiritual, arr. by M. Bartholomew
    Deep River - African-American Spiritual, arranged by Marvin Gaspard
    O Susannah – Stephen Foster, arranged by Jonathan Crutchfield
Russell Thorngate, Director; Myra Bliss, Accompanist

Folk Song Sing-Along: You Are My Sunshine

Northland College Chamber Choir
    In Stiller Nacht – German Folk Song, arranged by Johannes Brahms
    I’d Enter Your Garden - German Folk Song, arranged by Johannes Brahms
    The Fiddler - German Folk Song, arranged by Johannes Brahms
    How Sad Flow the Streams - German Folk Song, arranged by Johannes Brahms
    It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Duke Ellington, arr. Deke Sharon
    If I Loved You, from Carousel – by Richard Rodgers, arranged by Deke Sharon
Russell Thorngate, Director

Folk Song Sing-Along: Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Northland Singers
    Keep Your Lamps – African-American Spiritual, arranged by Andre Thomas
    Black Is the Color – Appalachian Folk Song, arranged by Tom Fettke
    Coffee Grows on White Oak Trees – American Folk Song, arranged by Jack Boyd
    That Lonesome Road – by James Taylor and Don Grolnick, arranged by Julie Knowles
    Wagon Wheel – by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor, arranged by Russell Thorngate
Russell Thorngate, Director; Linda Calhan, Piano

Folk Song Sing-Along: Good Night Irene

Combined Choirs
    Northland College Hymn – Margaret Ristvedt

Announcement: ASCAP Foundation Presents Harold Rosenbaum Choral Workshop for Composers on November 7 in New York City Jeffrey James, %17 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000
October 17, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
ASCAP Foundation Presents Harold Rosenbaum Choral Workshop for Composers on November 7 in New York City
The ASCAP Foundation will present Harold Rosenbaum’s Choral Workshop for Composers on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in the ASCAP Lounge on the 7th Floor of 1900 Broadway in New York, New York.
Harold Rosenbaum, ASCAP member and conductor of The New York Virtuoso Singers, will present topics such as the basics of writing for chorus (ranges, notation, format and font), and tips on how to create a user-friendly score for performers, as well as other practical advice, especially useful to composers submitting choral work to conductors. A brief Q&A will follow.
Each workshop attendee will be offered a complimentary ticket to the New York Virtuoso Singers November 15th performance at Merkin Concert Hall.
RSVP required, as seating is limited. RSVP at
More event information at
Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. He is also lead choral conductor for Parma Recordings, and a Soundbrush Records artist. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.”
A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 60 works, and has conducted more than 475 world premieres. Visit him at the newly re-designed
For more information, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at
Forum message: repertoire suggestions - famous poetry Clarence McCoy, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000're putting together a concert entitled "Pure Poetry" to be sung by an auditioned community chorus of about 70 voices. The group has been together for 2 years and can sing moderately advanced literature. Our thoughts on the theme are to include musical settings of text that originated as poetry (hopefully poets/poetry that are somewhat familiar to an average audience). Many come to mind for me, though most of those are ballad-like and slower in tempo. I'm open to any suggestions, but I'm looking particularly for ones that are not so ballad-like. Thoughts? ]]>Borrowing request: Need to purchase music: Full score/orchestral materials Marina Omelchenko, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000 Stabat Mater
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Karl Jenkins
Starting: January 2015
For: January - March 2015
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
If you have for sale the full score Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins it would be ideal. You can contact me: Marina Omelchenko,
Borrowing request: Mozart Requiem - Barenreiter Edition Murray Savar, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Oct:%th 15OctGMT+0000 Choral scores
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Mozart - Barenreiter
Starting: A.S.A.P.
For: Until March 2015
Copies: 85
Willing to rent: Yes
We are performing this wonderful piece as part of an interschool festival.  We would love to rent/buy used copies.  
Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries, Arch Street United Methodist Church (Philadelphia, PA USA) Janis Moore Campbell, %17 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000 Street United Methodist Church is a reconciling, spirit-filled communitiy in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, PA.  The church's Standbridge sanctuary pipe organ was built in 1870-71 and boasts 52 registers and 2,322 pipes.
Director of Music Ministries
The Director of Music Ministries will oversee music, provide direction, lead and mentor those who serve the congregation through the ministry of music.  This position works closely with the pastoral staff to plan and coordinate music for three worship services, direct the choir, conduct instrumental ensembles, provide suitable keyboard and organ accompaniment, supervise other music staff, foster congregational support of the music program and respond to community needs through concerts and/or other music programming. 
The successful candidate will be an accomplished musician and choral conductor with strong knowledge of the liturgical church year and willingness to train and support volunteers. While a formal background in theology is not required, the Director of Music Ministries should understand how music can enhance worship in the United Methodist Church and demonstrate familiarity with Christian doctrine and best practices. 
  1. Graduate degree in choral conducting (or equivalent) is preferred
  2. Experience directing choirs and leading worship through music
  3. Knowledge of religious, classical, contemporary, choral, organ, and piano repertory
  4. Knowledge, proficiency and performance ability with pipe organ
  5. Piano accompaniment skill and experience
  6. Eclectic interest in music as ministry, appreciation of musicians, and ability to train volunteers
  1. Administration of ASUMC music program, including oversight of ASUMC music library
  2. Playing for or directing music for worship services, special services and community events
  3. Planning worship with pastoral staff, committees, selecting service music and hymns to enhance liturgy
  4. Oversee the music budget including ordering music, music supplies, instrumental repair, tuning, etc. 
  5. Rehearsing and directing the voice choir(s) and/or directing music staff to prepare for worship services
  6. Enabling the community to be drawn into the church through its music
  7. Hiring accompanists or music groups not under personal direction
  8. Hiring substitutes for all absences, including vacations and illnesses
  9. Planning music programs beyond regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship
  10. Have right of first refusal for all weddings and funeral/memorial services requiring organ music. 
This part-time, salaried position, reports to the Senior Pastor.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply:  Submit resume, cover letter, and a 200 word “vision of music ministry.” Include contact information for three professional references – references will NOT be contacted without candidate prior knowledge and approval.  Electronic applications are preferred (.doc or .pdf formats) .  Please forward via e-mail by November 30, 2014 to  SUBJECT LINE:  Music Ministries Search Committee
Concert: New Dublin Voices- Songs for a Starlit Night Ali Doole, %17 %b %2014 %10:%Oct:%th 10OctGMT+0000

New Dublin Voices will complete its autumn concert tour with a performance in its favorite venue, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Saturday November 8th at 8pm.

With the theme "Songs for a Starlit Night", the internationally-acclaimed chamber choir will consider the night-sky from the hugely diverse artistic viewpoints of numerous composers. Some familiar – like the timeless Monteverdi and the tirelessly trendy Eric Whitacre – and others still just beginning to make their exciting impact on Irish audiences from choral-composing hotbeds in Scandinavia and the Baltic nations.

Every one of them presents a distinct, stirring and poetic response to the awe of the vast heavens and the beauty and symbolism of the stars at night.

The concert also includes a mixed selection of original pieces and arrangements by Irish composers, with the entire concert derived from a large programme NDV is bringing to a week-long event in St Lo, France, from October 21st. Polyfollia is the biennial World Showcase for Choral Singing, and New Dublin Voices is honoured to be the first ever Irish choir invited to take part.

NDV has just returned from concerts in Dundalk with special guests the Clermont Chorale and Belfast with special guests the Grovenor Chorale and, following its return from France, it looks forward to welcoming the Dublin audience in Christ Church Cathedral, on Sat November 8th at 8pm.

For further information, please contact Ali Doole,
Tickets available online: and at the door.

Music for a Starlit Night
New Dublin Voices
Bernie Sherlock, conductor
Dublin, 8th November, 8pm- Christ Church Cathedral


New Dublin Voices Autumn Concert Tour
Music for a Starlit Sky

John Hoybye  (b. 1939)   Jubilate Deo    
Charles Stanford (1852-1924)  Coelos ascendit   
Vytautas Miskinis (b. 1954)  O Nata Lux    
Arr. Michael McGlynn (b. 1964)  Eirí na Gréine (The Rising of the Sun)
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)    Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)  Sfogava con le stelle    
Trond Kverno (b. 1945)   Ave Maris Stella    
Selga Mence (b.1953)   Blacksmith Forges in the Sky (Irish premiere) 

Eriks Esenvalds (b. 1977)   Stars     
Ben Hanlon (b. 1952)   Molaimis go léir an taon-Mhac Críost
Arr. Voces 8     My Lagan Love/She moved thru the fair
Séamus de Barra (b. 1955)   Ave Maria     
O’Connell, Kevin (b. 1958)  Fáilte don Éan    
Arr Desmond Earley (b. 1974)  ‘Si do Mhaimeo Í   
Arr. Conor O’Reilly (b.1967)  Danny Boy    
Arr Michael McGlynn (b. 1964)  Geantraí    
Arr. Howard Goodall (b. 1958)   The Star of the County Down  

International award-winning New Dublin Voices is a leading Irish chamber choir. Founded by conductor Bernie Sherlock in 2005, from the start NDV has presented concert programmes that are fresh, innovative, and exciting, ranging widely in style and period from the medieval to the contemporary. The choir takes special pleasure in exploring the music of living composers and has given many Irish and world premieres. NDV has won numerous prizes at major European competitions and in Ireland. The choir’s busy calendar also includes fund-raising for charities, television appearances, guesting with Ireland's professional orchestras, and performing at special public events. The choir released two CDs – "Something Beginning with B", featuring everything from Byrd to the Beatles, and "Christmas with New Dublin Voices" in 2010. The latest CD is devoted to music by Irish composers and is about to be released on the RTÉ lyric fm label.

Bernie Sherlock studied choral conducting for two years with Peter Erdei and Ildikó Herboly Kocsár in Hungary, followed by orchestral conducting with Gerhard Markson in Dublin. She earned a BA in music from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in performance from NUI Maynooth. She founded the international award-winning chamber choir New Dublin Voices in October 2005. Bernie is Musical Director of Dublin's Culwick Choral Society and has an international profile as an adjudicator, choral animateur, and teacher of conducting and aural training. She has won several prizes for her conducting and interpretation. She is a Lecturer in Music at the DIT Conservatory of Music, and has been Artistic Director of the AOIC’s annual Conducting Summer School since 2008.

Announcement: Choral Arts New England recognizes Dr. Gerald Mack, awards grants Peter Pulsifer, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000
Thirteen New England choruses receive grants totaling $15,500 and a Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Dr. Gerald R. Mack, former Conductor of the Worcester Chorus, founder of the Great Waters Music Festival, and Professor Emeritus at the Hartt School of Music, at the 30th annual Alfred Nash Patterson awards ceremony on October 19, 2014, at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Dr. Gerald R. Mack, 2014 recipient of the Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award, is a nationally-known conductor, educator, and mentor. He was conductor of the Worcester Chorus in Massachusetts for 28 years (1976–2004), founder and leader for 15 years (1995–2000) of the Great Waters Music Festival in Wolfeboro, NH, and Director of Choral Activities and a faculty member for 27 years (1966–1993) at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. He served for six years as Executive Director of the Nantucket Community Music Center, and later established the Nantucket Arts Council's highly successful winter concert series, which he still produces. Dr. Mack has conducted choruses at Carnegie Hall, Tully Hall, and many renowned concert halls throughout western Europe and Russia. The Worcester Chorus of Music established a scholarship in his name in 2010.
A dedicated educator with a deep commitment to colleagues and students, Dr. Mack has a national reputation as an adjudicator, lecturer, clinician and guest conductor. His high school choirs appeared at numerous MENC conventions. In 1961, his school chorus was invited to represent the U.S. at the International Music Educators’ Convention in Vienna. His Hartt choral groups were frequently selected to appear at ACDA conventions throughout the U.S., and he conducted many All State and Divisional Festival Choruses. While at Hartt, he organized and hosted the first ACDA Eastern Division Convention.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by Choral Arts New England to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to choral singing and its culture within New England. Previous recipients are E. Wayne Abercrombie, Sonja Dahlgren Pryor, John Oliver, Jameson Marvin, Richard Coffey, David Hoose, Craig Smith, Robert de Cormier, Donald Teeters, Alice Parker, John Bavicchi, Roberta Humez, Mary Whitney Rowe, Blanche Moyse, George Kent, Allen Lannom, Florence Dunn, Daniel Pinkham, Lorna Cooke DeVaron, and Elliot Forbes.
The 2014 recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants are:
  • Blue Heron Renaissance Choir of Auburndale, Mass., to support recording the Peterhouse Partbooks (third year of a multi-year grant);
  • Boston City Singers of Boston, Mass., to commission several new works from Jim Papoulis that will be performed at three or more community-based public concerts in spring 2015;
  • Cantata Singers of Boston, Mass., to commission Elena Ruehr’s Eve, a 14-minute work based on a text from the book of Genesis, which will be performed on November 8, 2014 at Jordan Hall in Boston;
  • Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine, for a program featuring the New England premiere of Robert S. Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories on May 9, 2015 in South Portland, Maine;
  • The Concord Chorus of Concord, Mass., to commission Michael Schachter’s American Requiem, which incorporates English-language texts from a variety of faiths and cultures and aims to “relate to and hold a dialogue with the moods and texts of standard Requiems,” to be performed in May 2016;
  • Crescendo of Lakeville, Conn., for “Italian Baroque in the Jesuit Settlements of South America,” a program of works by Domenico Zipoli (1688–1726) to be performed with period instrument orchestra in churches in Lime Rock, Connecticut and Great Barrington, Massachusetts on November 15–16, 2014;
  • Greater Middletown Chorale of Middletown, Conn., to help fund the creation and production of a concert DVD of the 2013 world premiere of Sarah Meneely-Kyder's oratorio, Letter from Italy, 1944 (supported in part by an 2012 Alfred Nash Patterson grant);
  • Joyful Noise of Torrington, Conn., for a project to record the Brian Coughlin’s Requiem, a work that includes both traditional texts and music and contemporary texts with “indie rock”-style music played by amplified chamber ensemble;
  • MassACDA of Quincy, Mass., to support a performance on July 22, 2014 of James Whitbourn's oratorio Annelies at the MassACDA Summer Conference in Northampton, Massachusetts, with singers from Coro Allegro and Chorus pro Musica;
  • The Master Singers of Lexington of Lexington, Mass., for commissions of six new works by composers Benjamin Cohen, Sara Doncaster, Allen Feinstein, Adam Grossman, Grant Hicks, and Rodney Lister, to be performed during the four concerts of the 2014–2015 season;
  • Music Worcester/The Worcester Chorus of Worcester, Mass., to support the 2014–15 Festival Singers program, a joint effort with the Worcester Public Schools that enables talented students of Worcester’s South High School to learn, rehearse, and perform Handel’s Messiah in Mechanics Hall as part of the Worcester Chorus;
  • New Haven Oratorio Choir of Hamden, Conn., for a performance and recording in May 2015 of a selection of important but neglected works by historical and contemporary women composers;
  • RPM Voices of Rhode Island of Providence, RI, in support of the RPM Youth Voices choral program, an intensive 14-day workshop followed by performances of music from black American culture (particularly spirituals and gospel songs), held during the month of July in Providence city parks and at the RPM summer concert in Newport on July 20, 2014.
Admission to the awards ceremony is by invitation. Full details of the awards and further information about Choral Arts New England may be obtained on the Internet at
Forum message: Beginning Chorus Chase Samuels, %16 %b %2014 %22:%Oct:%th 22OctGMT+0000 are no auditions to be in the choir. It's open to all students. But I need some good tone exercises and teach them to listen. Any suggestions for a beginning chorus on how to make them better at this.  ]]>Borrowing request: "I'm a Train" - who has an SA arrangement? Scott Vernon, %17 %b %2014 %00:%Oct:%th 0OctGMT+0000 "I'm a Train" SA choral arrangement
Composer/Arranger/Edition: by Hazelwood and Kern (Hal Leonard Corporation)
Starting: ASAP
For: a few weeks--perusal
Copies: 1 - 90
Willing to rent: No
If someone had 90 copies for sale, that would be ideal.
Announcement: Houston Boychoir will be in your area June 2015 Carole Nelson, %16 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 Boychoir will be on the road in early June 2015 heading north for our annual concert tour.
If you are in North Texas, Oklahoma or Missouri we would love to get to know you.
If you would like the choir for a performance in your church or school, please contact us.
We look forward to singing for you and with you and always to making new friends while on the road.
To learn more about Houston Boychoir please visit our website:
Sing on!
Carole Nelson
Forum message: Dual Degree Programs Simon Hill, %16 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 all,
I was wondering if anyone might be aware of dual degree programs for a masters of music and a masters of sacred music with an emphasis in choral conducting. I know SMU has a degree track like this, but I am having difficulty finding others. If you know of any other schools that provide this, I would greatly appreciate your input.  
Thank you for your time and help,
Classified ad: SING CARMINA BURANA with the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society Nicolas Alberto Dosman, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000
The Colby-Kennebec Choral Society(CKCS) is holding an Initial Rehearsal for all CKCS members and interested singers on Monday, October 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Given Auditorium in the Bixler Art and Music Building on the Colby College campus (our usual rehearsal space). Members who wish to sing this season should attend, and are encouraged to bring interested, experienced singers to this rehearsal, to learn about CKCS and begin the journey of singing this beautiful music together.
Regular rehearsals will begin on February 9, and continue on Mondays through April 27 (with the exception of March 9 and 23). Performances will be on May 2 and 3, 2015. Please contact Sue Cook by email at or by phone at (207) 872-5814, to confirm your intention to participate in the Initial Rehearsal on Oct. 20 and/or for the season starting on February 9.
Announcement: Join Larry Wyatt’s Budapest/Vienna choir festival - May 2016 Michael Clohesy, %16 %b %2014 %16:%Oct:%th 16OctGMT+0000 Budapest Choir Festival 2016 with Larry Wyatt

I am so pleased to have been asked to conduct a festival performance in Budapest, Hungary in late May, 2016.

Budapest is a beautiful city on the Danube with a rich cultural heritage. Since the 1990’s Budapest has made great strides in modernizing while maintaining the charm and somewhat exotic characteristics of its interesting history. Before the Romans the city was a Celtic community – later it was a center of Renaissance culture - eventually the Ottomans ruled the area for 150 years. Each of these civilizations left their stamp on the city.

I am proposing that we perform either Mozart “Sparrow Mass” or Haydn “Lord Nelson Mass” as our combined festival repertoire. I will consult with registering Directors prior to finalizing the repertoire.

I look forward to exploring this unique city and to working with an outstanding festival choir and orchestra.

I hope that you will join me

Dr. Larry Wyatt

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KIconcerts: Budapest Choir Festival 2016 with Larry Wyatt


Classified ad: Organist/Pianist Wanted Jacqueline Cote', %16 %b %2014 %18:%Oct:%th 18OctGMT+0000
St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville, CT is seeking a permanent weekend organist/pianist.
We are a small Roman Catholic Church located in the Greater Waterbury area. We celebrate 3 masses per weekend; a 4:00 pm vigil service on Saturdays, and 8:30 and 10:30 services on Sunday mornings with choir rehearsals in between masses from 9:30-10:30. The basic responsibilities of the organist are to accompany our 3 weekend masses, choir rehearsals, and any Holy Days of Obligation during Christmas, Easter, and other times throughout the year. Previous experience in a Catholic Church setting preferred, but willing to train the right candidate. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible and will be scheduling auditions the week of 10/19 - 10/25.

If interested, please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jacqueline Cote, Music Director at
Classified ad: Artistic Director of Children's Chorus of San Antonio Anne Schelleng, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Oct:%th 17OctGMT+0000
POSITION:  The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio seeks qualified applicants for Artistic Director. Primary responsibilities involve supervision of all artistic elements of the program and to conduct rehearsals and performances for one or more of the ensembles. The qualified candidate will be a visible advocate for the program in the local and larger community including but not limited to local schools and districts, universities and the larger choral community.  The Artistic Director works with the ED and Board as part of CCSA's leadership to create a clear vision for the organization ensuring future growth and sustainability.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  An advanced degree in music, a record of successful artistic experience as a conductor of choral ensembles for children and young adults. Preferred qualifications include successful experiences in leadership of a children’s/youth chorus, and a record of successful recruitment. Additional qualifications include the ability to work effectively with music education professionals and professional musicians. This is a full-time position requiring residency in San Antonio.
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF SAN ANTONIO:  The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio was founded in 1983 with the mission to bring the highest quality of choral music education and performance opportunities to the young people of greater San Antonio. Since then, the organization has blossomed into three different divisions that serve more than 500 young people: our core ensembles, early childhood music and movement classes, and community outreach programs. With three divisions of music education, CCSA has a vast and deeply rooted history in our community. The organization is dedicated to nurturing the artistry and enriching the education of children. This goal has created an ever-evolving growth of the organization and represents a thriving cultural treasure in San Antonio. For more information on the organization, please visit the about section of the CCSA website.
SAN ANTONIO:  The seventh largest city in the United States, San Antonio has many multicultural attributes.  Best known for its historic and cultural attractions, such as the Spanish Missions National Park, the Riverwalk, and the Alamo, the city is enjoying unprecedented growth with a rapid influx of new residents and businesses.  The city's arts institutions include the new Tobin Center and a number of organizations that sponsor concert, recital, opera, and dance series.  San Antonio also has several art museums and galleries.
APPLICATIONS:  Applicants must submit electronically a letter of application, résumé (including conducting concert performance history), repertoire list from the past three years, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three people who will act as references. The review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2014. Do not send other supportive materials at this time.  Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.  The appointment is effective June, 2015, but is negotiable.  To apply, please go to and follow the instructions on the Artistic Director tab. Questions may be addressed to: Anne Schelleng, Executive Director,
Classified ad: Concert Tour Manager Sara Casar, %16 %b %2014 %14:%Oct:%th 14OctGMT+0000 worldwide concert touring company seeks experienced Operations Manager for Concert Tours.   Arrange worldwide concert tours for orchestras, concert bands, and choirs.   Knowledge and contacts with international and domestic concert presenters and venues, knowledge of choral and orchestral classical music, experience with arranging or participating in group concert tours, and languages preferred.  College degree required.  Travel may be required. Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at  Please include salary requirements, relevant experience, travel experience, classical music background, and language proficiency.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan. ]]>Classified ad: BIG SMILE ENTERTAINMENT SEEKS PROFESSIONAL SINGERS FOR VARIOUS HOLIDAY GROUPS - NEW ENGLAND AREA Elaina Vrattos Jacobs, %16 %b %2014 %13:%Oct:%th 13OctGMT+0000



Big Smile Entertainment is looking for singers to join our holiday acapella groups. These groups perform in a variety of situations from house parties to large civic events in small mixed quartets.


Carolers must have some ability to read music and have a good sense of pitch. They also must have access to reliable personal transportation (a car) and a valid drivers license.

Previous choral experience is a plus.


Send headshot and resume to Elaina Vrattos Jacobs, Please also include a cover letter summarizing your experience. Audio samples of a capella singing are also accepted but not required.


Pay: Variable


About Big Smile Entertainment:


Since our establishment in 1995, Big Smile Entertainment’s™ mission is to provide customized, affordable entertainment while maintaining the high quality. We are not an agency, but function more like a co-op of Actors, Singers, Musicians, Choreographers, Dancers and Directors and Production staff who have come together with the common goal of producing a high quality entertainment solution for all budgets while leaving you with a smile!


Big Smile Entertainment™ recruits actors, singers, musicians and production staff who have attended some of the best theatrical and music colleges, universities and conservatories. These talented performers have performed with Professional Theatrical and Operatic Companies. Many of our staff have worked on Broadway, National Tours and in Films and Commercials; as well as been featured in Concert with some of the top names in the business.

Classified ad: Tenor and Soprano Positions Louis Perazza, %16 %b %2014 %12:%Oct:%th 12OctGMT+0000 Anthony Roman Catholic Church, WIlmington, DE.  Positions for Tenor and Soprano.  Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday Morning High Mass.  Extra income from weddings and funerals.  Stunning building and world class pipe organ.  Excellent sight reading required.  Perfect for graduate students and young professionals building experience and resume.  Contact Louis Perazza, Organist at or 215-888-9190. ]]>Classified ad: Choral Director needed on Outer Banks Nell Long, %16 %b %2014 %11:%Oct:%th 11OctGMT+0000
The Outer Banks Chorus announces the April/2015 retirement of its Director and is accepting applications for the position.
The OBX Chorus is a well-established community chorus celebrating its 27th year.  We perform a wide range of styles and genres.   We are a non-auditioned choir with approximately 60 members.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (September to April) at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Director will lead the chorus in weekly rehearsals, at least 4 concerts annually, and various community events.  Experience in conducting a wide variety of music from Renaissance to Sacred to Broadway and more is expected.  Understanding and effectively teaching vocal technique are essential.
Please submit a letter of introduction and resume to the Outer Banks Chorus at Post Office Box 3657, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948, or send an e-mail to with your information attached as a pdf, by November 15, 2014.  Also supply the names and contact details of three professional references.  If you have such, please supply a minimum of 3 recent programs.
Classified ad: Bass Section Leader needed - Oyster Bay, NY Jessica Chen, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Oct:%th 23OctGMT+0000
The First Presbyterian Church of Oyster Bay, NY (Long Island) seeks a bass section leader. Sundays include a 9:00 a.m. rehearsal and 10:00 a.m. worship service. Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday services are required. Tuesday evening availability (7:30-9:00 p.m.) is preferred but not required. Applicants should have strong sight-reading skills, as well as the willingness to foster friendly, supportive relationships with volunteer singers.  
Pay is $50 per call.
Please contact Jessica Chen, Director of Music, at or 516-695-8946. 
Announcement: Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium Krystal Morin, %16 %b %2014 %02:%Oct:%th 2OctGMT+0000 What does a conductor want and expect from you?                 

CONDUCTORS: What do the singers and orchestra members need from you?

Learn answers to these questions and many more while collaborating in a one-of-a kind, intensive experience designed to explore the unique and intimate relationship between singers and conductors. 

The second annual The Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium will be held 22 June - 1 July 2015 at Palazzo Bassi Brugnatelli in Robbiate, Italy.  The faculty includes: John Ratledge–Founder and Artistic Director, The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; Rebecca Turner–Artist in Residence, Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Annalisa Monticelli–Collaborative Pianist, Dublin, Ireland; Dan Perkins, Coach/collaborative pianst /lecturer, Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire; Stafford Turner, Voice/Coaching in Spartanburg, South Carolina; Elizabeth Claxton Carrillo, Soprano in Atlanta, Georgia; and Christopher O'Rear, Baritone, in Gadsden, Alabama.

The Conducting Masterworks Program will study Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH  (Carus Verlag or Kalmus Edition), opening recitative, Overture, all recitatives and arias and operatic arias to be announced, paying particular attention to the unique problems that occur between orchestral conductors and singers.  Conductors will receive daily lessons with John Ratledge, professional soloists, a chamber orchestra, and a collaborative pianist. The following seminars will be offered for conductors:  Orchestral Rehearsal Techniques in the Choral/Orchestral Setting, Score Study and Preparation for Conductors, as well as Conductors and Singers Round Table:  Building Meaningful Collaboration.

Singers will participate in master classes and coachings, with Rebecca and Stafford Turner and Dan Perkins, as well as a variety of workshop sessions on character analysis, subtexting, and role preparation, as well as Singers and Conductors Round Table: Building Meaningful Collaboration where all the symposium participants interact together.   Recitals will be given by faculty members, and in addition, a choral concert will be presented by a guest professional choir,  and there will be a concert of operatic arias.  The week will culminate with a concert of conductors, singers, and orchestra.

Forum message: Looking for digital organ/celeste Elizabeth Waterbury, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 Colleagues
Sometimes we need a portativ type organ for accompaniment of Baroque-era masses.  The orchestra also needs a celeste. Does anyone know of a digital instrument (some kind of synthesizer, probably) that would serve for both situations?  We could do without the pedal board if we could get a combined type of instrument.   Thanks.  
Concert: Bernstein's Mass - fully staged - 2 performances only - Emily John, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 Peress, the conductor of the world premiere of the work, (1971 for the Kennedy Center) is bringing this piece to life again in a fully staged version featuring the Queens College orchestra, choir, women’s choir, opera studio and ACSM Youth Choir.

Mass proves to be greater than the sum of its parts.  Mass calls for the literal massing together of a universe of music and musicians in the cause of peace.  Its sheer size is mesmerizing.”  - Maurice Peress 


Presented by the Aaron Copland School of Music

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM 

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Flushing, NY

Tickets: $15 – $25


Leonard Bernstein’s Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers is the composer’s most ambitious work. Commissioned to create a stage production to inaugurate the opera house at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Bernstein turned to the Roman Catholic mass as a structure to investigate issues of faith and doubt, and of the political and social upheavals of the era of the late ’60s and early ’70s.


MASS is an enormous piece. It calls for a large pit orchestra, two choruses plus a boy’s choir, a Broadway-sized cast (with ballet company), marching band and a rock band. It may seem ironic that such multitudes are marshaled for a work that celebrates a man’s “Simple Song”: his love and faith in God. But in the end, that simplicity is shown to be all the more powerful because of it.

Forum message: SSA repertoire - French & acapella? Maria Conkey, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000 everyone,
I am looking for suggestions for a competition piece for my SSA ensemble of approx. 20 singers, in French. It also needs to be acapella, preferably a faster piece (to contrast the others already selected), but I am open to all suggestions. The ensemble is a select ensemble of singers between the ages of 12 & 18. Preferably only in three parts, but challenging three part writing. 
Any ideas are welcome! Thanks very much!
maria conkey
Forum message: A few questions about Percy Grainger's choral music William Spencer, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000 there: I'm kicking around the idea of programming some of Grainger's wonderfully idiosyncratic choral music in the next season or two, and I am hoping to find some answers to the following:
  1. I am finding it rather difficult to figure out what's in print, what format any published scores are in (aside from the usual p-v reductions for the singers, I'm wondering about genuine "full" scores as opposed to those dreadful "condensed" conductor's scores), and which publishers in the US (or elsewhere if need be) handle his music.
  2. What has your experience been in performing things like "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday" or "Scotch Strathspey and Reel" (just to choose two examples): What are their challenges? How hard is it to balance his pieces that include funky "chamber orchestra" accompaniments like this?
  3. Do you recommend doing (or avoiding) specific pieces, or specific versions of specific pieces?  His music so often exists in multiple versions that sometimes it's hard to know what to expect.
  4. In short, what's been your experience?
I conduct a community choir of around 30 voices give or take, with a wide range of musical skills. As always, my thanks in advance! Bill
Concert: Thomas Circle Singers presents Washington, DC premiere of James Whitbourn's "Annelies" James Kreger, %15 %b %2014 %21:%Oct:%th 21OctGMT+0000
The Thomas Circle Singers, James Kreger, Artistic Director, will open their 2014-2015 season on Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St, NW at Metro Center.  TCS will perform the Washington, D.C. premiere of “Annelies,” the first major choral setting of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  James Whitbourn’s dramatic music complements the personal thoughts and feelings of Anne — brought to life in Melanie Challenger’s libretto.  This special performance will be enhanced by a variety of media to help the audience see, hear, and feel this incredible story of ordinary people trying to live during extraordinarily terrible times.  Concert ticket proceeds will benefit N Street Village, a facility for homeless women in Washington, DC.  Ticket information at
Concert: Santa Clara Chorale | Hogan's Heroes | Saturday, October 25 | 8 pm Scot Hanna-Weir, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Oct:%th 20OctGMT+0000

Acclaimed coloratura soprano soloist Marlissa Hudson travels from Washington, D.C. to Santa Clara to join the Chorale for the opening of their 53rd season. Celebrating the spiritual tradition, the concert features arrangements by Moses Hogan and the generations of arrangers who inspired him. Accompanied by the Chorale in a capella arrangements and by Artistic Director Scot Hanna-Weir at the piano, Ms. Hudson will display her impeccable and deeply-felt interpretations of the spiritual repertoire.

Saturday, October 25 | 8 pm
Mission Santa Clara
on the campus of Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Purchase Tickets


Jester Hairston - Hold On!

Moses Hogan - Walk Together Children
Moses Hogan - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Harry Burleigh - My Lord What a Mornin'
Undine Smith Moore - Watch and Pray

Undine Smith Moore - We Shall Walk through the Valley

Edward Boatner - Oh What a Beautiful City

Hall Johnson - Ain't Got Time to Die

- Intermission -

Moses Hogan - My God is So High

Undine Smith Moore - Come Down Angels

Nathaniel Dett - Listen to the Lambs

Hall Johnson - Take my Mother Home
Marvin Mills - Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window
Margaret Bonds - He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

William Dawson - Balm in Gilead
Moses Hogan - The Battle of Jericho

Announcement: Celtic Voices - Joint Choral Performances with Irish Youth Choirs in Ireland Roland Zuehlke, %15 %b %2014 %19:%Oct:%th 19OctGMT+0000