ChoralNet - Subscriptions for Archive User Your subscriptions on ChoralNet. To change your subscription options, go to ad: Grad Assistantships in Choral Conducting or Music Education Susan Davenport, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
Graduate Assistantships
Choral Conducting or Music Education
Fall 2015
Southern Illinois University School of Music has graduate assistantships available for 2015-2016. Assistantships include full tuition (in-state and non-resident) as well as a $6000 stipend. Please contact the specific professor below if you are interested!
Deadline February 15, 2015
Students interested in pursuing a master's degree in Choral Conducting or Music Education are encouraged to apply! 

SIU's graduate conducting program is highly selective, providing students with personal attention, ample podium time, and direct work in administering the collegiate choral program.
For more information contact:
Susan Davenport, Director of Choral Activities
Click here for more information on applications and auditions.
Classified ad: Director of Music, First Congregational UCC of Santa Rosa, CA Chris Alexander, %26 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000
Job Announcement:
Director of Music/Keyboardist
The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Santa Rosa is a progressive, open and affirming church, welcoming everyone regardless of age, race, education, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation or special needs.  A varied music program is an integral part of our weekly worship service.  If you want to learn more about our church, please browse our website.
The ideal candidate for our Director of Music/Keyboardist will have a foundation in traditional choral music and its role in worship, yet be ready and willing to blend in a wide range of musical styles.  The ideal candidate will also possess strong keyboard skills in order to lead weekly evening choir practices and Sunday morning rehearsals as well as provide service music during Sunday services.
Job Summary/Responsibilities
The Director of Music shall:
  • work with the Minister, staff and Worship Team to enrich the ministry of our church;
  •  provide musical leadership to the choir and the congregation;
  • expand upon our church's musical heritage so that it evolves with vision, energy and diversity;
  • incorporate choral, global and contemporary music into worship services;
  • direct weekly choir rehearsals and Sunday morning pre-service rehearsals.
  • play keyboard for congregational hymns, prelude, offertory and postlude in Sunday services;
  • provide music for special annual services such as Christmas and Lent;
  • take one Sunday a month as Sabbath, having coordinated music for that Sunday ahead of time.
  • View and download the full job description here.
The salary for this contracted professional part time position is commensurate with training and experience.
To apply or for more information about this opportunity
  1. Please email a current resume, along with the names and contact information (phone and email) of 3 references.  Indicate your connection to each reference.  Send your information ATTN: Chair, Director of Music Search Committee,
  2. Email a statement (no more than 100 words) in answer to this question:  What is your background with and feeling about using different musical styles in worship?
Classified ad: Auditions for Chicago Choral Artists Michael Costello, %25 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 Choral Artists is holding auditions for its March 22 concert, Bach's Mass in B Minor, a joint venture with the Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. A modest stipend is offered for these few open positions. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, beginning February 3.
Auditions are held by appointment with Artistic Director Michael D. Costello at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division Street, River Forest. Please e-mail for additional information.
Concert: Princeton Pro Musica presents "A Bach Christmas" Janet Pfeiffer, %25 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000
Nothing feels like the spirit of the season more than the grandeur of Bach’s music, with 100 choral singers, trumpets, drums, stellar soloists and orchestra, all in festive downtown Princeton. Step back in time to 1723-1724, Leipzig, Germany and enjoy the authentic sounds of some of the special music J.S. Bach wrote for Christmas-tide. Performed with a period-instrument orchestra, the Magnificat will have you dancing in your seat. The Christmas Oratorio is actually six cantatas written to be performed between Christmas and Epiphany. The full Chorus & Orchestra of Princeton Pro Musica will perform parts 5 & 6. This concert has been generously underwritten by The Scheide Fund, and will be a tribute to the late Mr. Scheide.
Tickets at $60, $45 and $25.
Group discount of 20% for 10 or more.
Order your tickets online today at
For more information and group sales, call (609) 683-5122
Concert: Universal Dream Beatrice Magee, %25 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000 all who seek dignity, home, and hope.
Calliope Women's Chorus
Friday December 5, 7:30pm
Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium
755 22nd Ave S
$5 child/student
$10 adult
Community Forum Post: Teaching Brahms' Alto Rhapsody Courtney Carey, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 everyone!
I'm preparing a series of concerts with legendary mezzo soprano Grace Bumbry, and am looking for some ways to teach the Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 to a group of amateur male singers. I've made rehearsal tapes with their parts isolated, provided a full recording of the piece with orchestra and male chorus so they can hear it in context, also made a recording of the German text syllable by syllable, a recording of the text in rhythm. Any additional learning/teaching tips?
Classified ad: Church Organist and Choirmaster in Holliston, Massachusetts William Shaw, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 are seeking an organist/choir director for a quarter-time position in a growing parish with many young families.  Our enthusiastic choir rehearses mid-week and sings at the 10 AM service.  Responsibilities include choir rehearsals, playing at the main 10 AM service (attendance 80-100), selecting and planning music in cooperation with clergy.  The candidate should bring enthusiasm, creativity, and good leadership skills.  Experience in The Episcopal Church helpful but not required.  Position is 10 hours/week with 4 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid sick leave.  Salary commensurate with background and experience.  Start date is ideally January 2015.  Please send resume and letter of interest to St. Michaels Church at
Announcement: Discover Europe with these Free Preview Tours for Music Directors - Summer 2015 Bill Bergeman, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
Ever wanted to tour the Vatican Museum, explore Mozart's birthplace, or kiss the Blarney Stone? This is your chance!

All choir directors interested in taking their ensembles on a concert tour to Europe in 2016 are invited to join us on one of our three Director Preview tours next summer. This is a terrific opportunity to see what their groups will experience, including detailed inspection of potential concert venues.

Each Preview Tour is free when a group registers for their 2016 tour.  Eligible participants include an organization’s music/artistic director, executive director, president, or similar.
Click on the images below to learn more.
Italy Director Preview TourAustria & The Czech Republic Director Preview TourIreland Director Preview Tour
Concert: Gloria! December 5 at Reynold's Memorial Baptist Church Johncie Carlson, %25 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 Blue Ridge Chorale of Culpeper, VA will be presenting their Christmas concert Gloria! at 7:00 pm on Dec 5th, at the Reynold's Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville, VA.  Both the adult and youth chorales will perform a variety of sacred and secular, classical and contemporary Christmas music.  Free of charge, with suggested donation at door. ]]>Forum message: Works for guitar and chamber choir Leonard Enns, %25 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000'm starting a search for repertoire for chamber choir and guitar.  At the moment things are wide open thematically, and I'm interested in both short and medium length works (up to 15 min. or so).  I'm not looking for arrangements.
Leonard Enns, music director
DaCapo Chamber Choir 
Forum message: Singing While Conducting Choirs Aliana Kae, %25 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000!
Can you provide some input on singing as you're conducting your choir? (Or whistling while you work, as some might say!). 
Just wondering whether others have this habit and what purpose it serves you? Is it a habit, or is there a conscious thought process behind it? Does anyone find it too distracting? Does it make you feel as though you are a member of the choir, as opposed to a director when you sing along? Do you think it puts you on an equal footing with your choristers or is that gap non-existent in your mind? 
Do you sing while you conduct? Why or why not? Insights, opinions, and advice are welcome! 
Classified ad: eVoco Women's Ensemble Auditions Now Open David Fryling, %25 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 eVoco Women’s Ensemble has openings in all voice parts, and invites women of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities to audition for the 2015 inaugural concert project event. We will rehearse six Sundays evenings in March and April, and present our inaugural concert program May 9th and 10th in Oyster Bay and Bayshore, NY. Rehearsal schedule and an online request form for auditions can be found by visiting
The eVoco Voice Collective firmly believes in the transformative power of music. As such, we aspire to be passionate advocates for excellence in the choral art by presenting evocative concerts and recitals of the highest caliber, summoning the power of the empathetic imagination to remind us of our shared human experiences.
If you're interested in joining this truly special collection of women, it's easy to reserve an audition time online--just click through to to read more about us, the audition process, and to sign-up now. Auditions occur in January 2015.
Classified ad: Soloists need for Christmas Eve Hannah Carr, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
Soprano, Alto and Bass soloists needed for a Christmas Eve Service in West Roxbury: 
Rehearsal Monday Dec 22nd, 4 - 6.
Service Wednesday 24th Dec 7:00, Call time 6:00. 
Compensation: $150 for rehearsal and service. 
Please contact Hannah:
Classified ad: Soloists needed for Dec 14th Service Hannah Carr, %25 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000, Alto, Tenor and Bass soloists needed for a short Advent Carol Service in West Roxbury: 
Rehearsal morning of Sat 13th Dec, 10 - 12
Service Sunday 14th Dec 4:30, Call time 3:00. 
Compensation: $150 for rehearsal and service. 
Please contact Hannah:
Forum message: My supervisor does not allow us to put compsers/arrangers names in the program Tracie Heim-Broman, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 All. Happy Thanksgiving!!
I work at a private school in North Georgia, and unfortunately do not control what information goes into our concert programs, as we have an Arts Administrator.  My supervisor claims there is not 
room for the composers/arrangers names in the concert program. I have a major problem with this.  Other than explaining the professional expectation that we include this necessary information, as well as how helpful it might be for future programs, my hands seem tied.. 
Does anyone know if there is an actual policy that we MUST put that information in a concert program?  Thanks for any helpfulness, or unique wording I might provide to my administration as to why we must include this. 
Thanks much, 
Tracie Heim-Broman
Classified ad: Tenor and Bass/Baritone section leaders for Cathedral Choir Gianfranco DeLuca, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000
The Cathedral of St. Patrick, located in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, is
currently seeking tenor and bass/baritone section leaders. The Cathedral Choir sings on Sundays
at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. There are additional liturgies at Christmas, during the
Easter Triduum (Holy Week), and other times as announced. Rehearsals are held on
Thursday evenings from 7:30pm-9pm. Sunday morning call time is 10am. Extra rehearsals
may be called occasionally. The stipend would be $40 per call. Requirements
would include good sight singing skills, excellent intonation, an ability to sing in
Latin and English, good leadership and pastoral sensitivity skills, and willingness to
informally coach/advise volunteer section members. Singers with an interest in Gregorian
chant and polyphony are especially encouraged to apply.
Please contact Gianfranco DeLuca, Director of Sacred Music, at:
704-334-2283, extension 425
The Cathedral of St. Patrick
1621 Dilworth Rd. East
Charlotte, NC 28203
Borrowing request: Jonah by Dale Wood David Friddle, %25 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%th 12NovGMT+0000 Jonah
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Dale Wood
Starting: Jan 1, 2015
For: one month
Copies: whatever's available
Willing to rent: Yes
Does anyone have a copy(ies) of the anthem Jonah by Dale Wood, published by Carl Fisher? I'd like to borrow/purchase for Jan 25, 2015. I hope someone can help me.
Thanks. David Friddle
Announcement: Six New "Amens" by Daniel E Gawthrop Dan Gawthrop, %25 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000 choir directors who make regular use of a sung Amen in their services know how quickly these can become stale. Here is a set of six brand new Amens for SATB chorus by Daniel E Gawthrop which can add a fresh sparkle to your service. Of only moderate difficulty and ranging from four to eight measures in length, each is in a different key. Although intended to be sung a cappella, discrete keyboard support may be added at the conductor's option. Published by Dunstan House, the set is available from your regular music retailer (MSRP: $1.75; catalog number DH1407) or for faster service you can order directly from the distributor:
Concert: Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow: Celebrating a King w/ Grace Bumbry Courtney Carey, %25 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry performs Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
along with spiritual classics sung by a roster of rising talents to commemorate the
Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in a special series of concerts.

Saturday, January 17 & Monday, January 19 , 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
United Palace Theater
4140 Broadway New York, New York 10033
TICKETS: | 1-800-838-3006
$100, $75, $50, $35, $25
Announcement: Tapiola Chamber Choir NE US tour June 2015 -- concert opportunities? Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, %25 %b %2014 %08:%Nov:%th 8NovGMT+0000 Tapiola Chamber Choir from Finland will be touring in the northeastern US in late June 2015, and we are currently looking for opportunities for a couple of extra performances in the New York City -- Philadelphia -- Washington DC corridor between Sunday 21 June and Friday 27 June, inclusive. We will be independently mobile and will have accommodation sorted out, so we would be simply looking for venues or persons willing to organize a spot concert or an appearance at a pre-existing event.
Since 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, the Tapiola Chamber Choir will be traveling with a program including some of Sibelius's choral gems, but the program will feature a wide range of Finnish choral music, including something by yours truly; details are yet to be confirmed. The program will be flexible, allowing for performances ranging from a 15-minute cameo to a full 75-minute concert.
If you have read this far and are potentially interested, please contact myself ( and cc our tour organizer in the US, Marja Kaisla ( to keep her up to date.
Also if you have read this far, please note that the Tapiola Chamber Choir is not affiliated with the world famous children's choir, the Tapiola Choir.
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Helsinki, Finland
Forum message: Video Games Live! Stephen Stomps, %25 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000 you are lucky enough to be in a chorus of an orchestra performing Video Games Live. Do so. You will have a blast! I was invited to join an ad hoc group of great singers to be in a backup choir with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. I was a bit skeptical, to be sure, having never been a gamer. The audience was filled with enthusiastic, crazy gamers of all ages who's response made us all feel like rock stars. This is not really an artistic event but invigorating great fun. So check your area's symphony schedule and raise your hand.  S
Classified ad: Tenor and Bass Section Leader positions: Burbank Chorale Mikhail Shtangrud, %25 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 Chorale seeks paid Tenor and Bass section leaders.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 7:00PM-9:30PM at Woodbury University in Burbank.  Winter Concert will be on Saturday, December 6 at 7:30PM.  Compensation is $45 per rehearsal and $55 for a concert. 
Successful applicants will be expressive singers with solid sight-reading skills and strong collaborative spirit.  Regular attendance, punctuality and good communication skills are essential for this position.  
Please email your resume to to apply and request an audition.
Established in 1920, the Burbank Chorale is the longest continuously performing arts organization in the San Fernando Valley and one of the oldest musical organizations in the State of California. Our Mission is to attract individuals who share a love of music, dedication to musical growth, and the desire to provide excellence in performance.
Concert: Trinity Wall Street presents Twelfth Night Festival Laura Malick, %24 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000
For information about specific concerts please visit:
Boasting an “engrossing” and “enviable variety of repertory” (New York Times), Trinity Wall Street’s Twelfth Night Festival returns to celebrate the twelve days of the nativity with a full program of mostly free events – at St. Paul’s Chapel and Trinity Church – from December 26 through January 5. The festival kicks off on December 26 with a traversal of Bach’s complete Orchestral Suites by the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, with the Trinity Scholars directed by Trinity’s Associate Organist and Chorus Master Avi Stein, who also anchors a program of concertos for organ and strings on December 29. Julian Wachner leads the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra in two accounts of Handel’s Saul on January 2 and 4. Following its success in the past two Twelfth Night Festivals, the Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) brings back its hit staging of The Play of Daniel, a 12th-century liturgical music drama depicting the story of Daniel in the lions’ den, with two shows each day on December 27 and 28. Rachmaninoff’s Vespers were a highlight of last year’s festival, when Steven Fox led the Clarion Music Society in the composer’s setting of texts from the Russian Orthodox all-night vigil ceremony. This year, the same forces reprise the choral masterpiece on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A cornucopia of early music and more rounds out the festival, and it draws to a triumphant close on January 5 with a performance by Roomful of Teeth, the trailblazing vocal group whose eight classically trained members have also mastered Tuvan and Inuit throat singing, yodeling, and pop techniques. 
Locations: Trinity Church: Broadway at Wall St; St. Paul’s Chapel: Broadway at Fulton
Forum message: Text to "Chant for a Long Day" Stephen Hatfield Shelley Withee, %24 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 ad: Minister of Music, St. Luke's Episcopal, Bethesda MD Patricia Rogers, %24 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 US DEVELOP A MUSIC PROGRAM!  St. Luke’s, a diverse and growing congregation, is seeking a Minister of Music—a talented musician and leader who is able to engage the congregation as a whole, and individuals and groups in the congregation, in a dynamic music program that both uses traditional Episcopal sources and draws on a wide range of other sources. For more information about St. Luke’s and a complete job description, please visit  Interested candidates should send their resumes by mail or by e-mail to ]]>Announcement: Choral Valley Spring Festival wendy nixon stothert, %24 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 Valley welcomes choirs to the Comox Valley, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island for the Spring Festival on Mar. 22, 2015.  This non-competitive festival for adult community choirs will be facilitated by clinician Brian Tate, a well-known Canadian composer/arranger/conductor/vocalist.  Space is limited to 8 choirs who will perform and receive feedback on-stage for 35 minutes each. The focus is on learning and sharing together. Please visit for more information. ]]>Concert: Princeton University Glee Club presents Wynton Marsalis' ABYSSINIAN 200: A GOSPEL CELEBRATION Renata Dworak, %24 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 a preview at...  
Wynton Marsalis, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nine-Time Grammy Award Winner, composed his Gospel Mass "Abyssinian 200 - A Gospel Celebration” for the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. This December, the combined forces of the Princeton University Glee Club and Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble will bring this glorious intersection of American Jazz and Gospel to the stage of Richardson Auditorium, in a holiday concert which promises to be as powerful in its message as it will be uplifting in its entertainment. Each movement of this monumental work characterizes a different preacher carrying a very distinct message. For one movement, the listener is kneeling alongside young Marsalis and his mother back at St. Francis Catholic Church in his hometown of New Orleans, attentive to the order and purpose of the mass. For another, Marsalis transports us to the wooden pews at Harlem's historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, where the soul of the gospel tradition has been singing call-and-response since 1808. Elsewhere we find meditations to which Marsalis himself composed the text, and the brilliant capturing of a late evening at a 1930's New York Night Club, bumping shoulders with the Big Band and Duke Ellington himself.
The Glee Club will precede this performance with an Advent sequence, featuring the music of Roderick Williams and Arvo Pärt, and culminating in the performance of Giles Swayne’s extraordinary Magnificat, based upon melodies that the composer collected in Senegal in the 1980s. 
Don’t miss this extraordinary collaboration! For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
The complete program follows: 
O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel – Roderick Williams (b. 1965)
Sieben Magnificat-Antiphonen – Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)        
I.           O Weisheit
IV.        O König aller Volker
Magnificat I – Giles Swayne (b. 1946)
Abyssinian 200: A Gospel Celebration - Wynton Marsalis (b. 1961)
Processional: “We Are On Our Way
The Lord’s Prayer
Gloria Patri
Meditation: “Lord Have Mercy
Invitation: “Come and Join the Army
Offertory I: “Body and Blood
Offertory II: “Lamb of God
Choral Response: “Through Him I’ve Come to See
Recessional: “The Glory Train
Princeton University Glee Club
Gabriel Crouch, director
Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, director
WHAT:  Princeton University Glee Club & Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble
WHEN:  Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 5:00pm
WHERE: Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton University
TICKETS:  Tickets are $15 General; $5 Students and are available for purchase by calling 609-258-9220 or online at
For further information please contact Renata Dworak at 847-769-3919 or
Concert: Gloria! December 7 at the State Theatre in Culpeper Johncie Carlson, %24 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 Blue Ridge Chorale presents their Christmas concert at 3:00 pm on December 7th at the State Theatre in Culpeper, VA .  A variety of Sacred and secular, classical and contemporary Christmas music performed by both our adult and youth chorales.  Ticketing through the State Theatre (540-829-0292)   ]]>Concert: "Reason for the Season" a Christmas cantata by D. Clydesdale Ruby Agnir, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 Re: [ChoralNet] Daily - 23 November 2014
From: Ruby Agnir <>
The Christmas Choir of Atonement Lutheran  Church of Wesley Chapel, FL, is
performing the cantata "Reason for the Season" by David Clydesdale on Dec
14, at 10 a.m. at the church.  Continuing the tradition, the cantata
replaces 2/3 of the Sunday service.  This is the choir that I am director
of and have been for four years.

After the church performance, we will be taking it to two assisted living
facilities in Zephyrhills, FL -- West Winds Assisted Living Facility at 1
p.m. and Westbrooke Manor at 3 p.m., both on Saturday Dec. 20.  This is our
yearly tradition of bringing Christmas cheer to the residents of
facilities.  Non-residents are always welcome to attend.

If you are in the area, please come and share our joy over the reason for
the season.

Ruby L. Agnir, M.A.
Choir Director
Atonement Lutheran Choir
S.R. 54, Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Tel. No. 813-991-1924

Classified ad: Director of Worship and Music Scot Sorensen, %24 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 Lutheran Church, a large urban congregation in Madison is seeking a full-time Director of Worship and Music.  Full information about the position can be found on the website. ]]>Forum message: Major work about food / drink Matthew Frable, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000'm searching for a major work over 40 minutes in length for adult chorus (SATB), soloists and orchestra.  This is for a non-audition community chorus of about 70 singers.  English or Latin would be ok - possibly a combination of languages might work.  I do not want something that is a cappella or with a lot of divisi.
The theme of the major work should be food, eating, beverages, drinking, etc.  
Thank you
Classified ad: Free Psalter Hymnal (1987 edition) Published by CRCNA Kai Ton Chau, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 have about 100 copies of "The Psalter Hymnal" (1987 edition, or known as "They Grey Hymnal") published by Faith Alive Christian Resources (of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)). Here is a link on Amazaon if you need to know more about the hymnal itself:
These hymnal are available for FREE -- you are responsible to pick up or to arrange for transportation.
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Condition: Good to fair (the hymnals have a stamp inside, but no embossing on the outside)
Classified ad: Choral Director - Tenure-track Assistant Professor Robert Gluck, %24 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000
The Department of Music and Theatre at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Choral Studies, to begin September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will serve as Director of Choral Studies, responsible for directing the University–Community Chorale and University Chamber Singers, teaching conducting and diction, student advisement, and community outreach. Additional responsibilities include teaching courses for non-majors and electives corresponding to the candidate’s expertise. It is expected that applicants will demonstrate a commitment to research and an ability to teach a diverse group of undergraduates. Doctoral degree from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should apply through the Interview Exchange portal and send three letters of recommendation to Prof. Bob Gluck, Chair, Search Committee, Performing Arts Center Room 312, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Applicants should address in their cover letter their experience working with and teaching individuals from diverse backgrounds. Applicants also should provide a statement on teaching and research. Application deadline is January 15, 2015. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/ADA Employer.
Announcement: New Carol just in time for Christmas (SATB)!! João Camacho, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 ChoralNet companions, just composed a new carol for Christmas. Anyone interested just visit my page at IMSLP, dowload it and enjoy.
And don't forget to let me know how it went ;)
Best regards, João!,_João_Carlos)
Concert: Chorale II Holiday Concert 2014 Karen Bates, %24 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 II, a community choral group, will present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 5:00 PM at Briarlake Baptist Church, 3715 Lavista Road Decatur, GA. The concert will include several selections focused on the Biblical text, Gloria in Excelsis Deo. Also included are Christmas favorites by John Rutter, Mark Hayes, and Moses Hogan.
The Master Ringers handbells from Briarlake Baptist Church will present a mini-concert of seasonal music in the midst of the choral presentation. Admission is free.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
G. F. Handel                                Four Soprano Recitatives  (from Messiah)
   Marla Stracner, soprano
Glory to God
   with Terry Bates, trumpet
J. S. Bach                                    Gloria in Excelsis Deo  (from Magnificat)
F. J. Haydn                                  Gloria In Excelsis Deo  (from Heiligmesse)
   with Jeanne Giager, flute
[chorale sits in pews]
                        Guest Artists:  Briarlake Baptist Church Master Ringers
   Susan Purcell, director
A Child is Born
Sing We Now of Christmas
Ukranian Carol
G. Donizetti / arr. Liebergen    Gloria (from Messe di Gloria e Credo)
   with Jeanne Giager, flute
J. Rutter                                       Angels’ Carol
   Peggy Ray, director
M. Hayes                                      Gloria in excelsis Deo
   Peggy Ray, director
[chorale sits in pews]
                        Guest Artists:  Briarlake Baptist Church Master Ringers
   Susan Purcell, director
Jingle Bells
Rudolph, the Red Nosed Raindeer
Joy to the World
(Please join in singing Hymn 87 from a hymnal near you.)
N. Sleeth                                      Jazz Gloria
   Trumpets:  Terry Bates, Jack Sartain, Brian Dewey          String Bass:  Peggy Ray
   Trombones:  Morey Arnold, Dennis Kitchens                    Bongos:  Claudia Harris
Arr. M. Hogan                             Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
   Nancy Van Wyk, soloistChorale II will present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 5:00 PM at Briarlake Baptist Church, 3715 Lavista Road Decatur, GA. The concert will include several selections focused on the Biblical text Gloria in Excelsis Deo. The Master Ringers handbells from Briarlake Baptist Church will present a mini-concert of seasonal music in the midst of the choral presentation. Admission is free.
Announcement: RelaxSing Holiday - Under the Tuscan Sun - 5 to 12 September 2015 Jill Wood, %24 %b %2014 %10:%Nov:%th 10NovGMT+0000
RelaxSing is an Events company, which brings people together for short breaks or holidays to relax and sing in spectacular locations.
Our Events are always exciting and different as a choir is formed from whoever comes to the Event, so the make up is quite different each time.
Suitable for all levels of experience. Fun and laughter guaranteed!
See for details of all our events and holidays.

To find out more about this all inclusive singing holiday, please click on the flyer below ;

Announcement: Singing Weekend - RelaxSing Dandenongs, Australia - 20 to 22 March 2015 Jill Wood, %24 %b %2014 %10:%Nov:%th 10NovGMT+0000

RelaxSing is an Events company, which brings people together for short breaks or holidays to relax and sing in spectacular locations.

Our Events are always exciting and different as a choir is formed from whoever comes to the Event, so the make up is quite different each time.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

See for details of all our events and holidays.

To find out more about this all inclusive singing event, please click on the flyer below ;

Announcement: Ken Malucelli choral works heard worldwide this season Ken Malucelli, %24 %b %2014 %05:%Nov:%th 5NovGMT+0000, Friends of Choral Music.

     Many of my choral works are being premiered, recorded and/or performed between the beginning of Dec. and into 2015, both here in the U.S. and internationally: Ottawa; London; Moscow; Lima.

     Of special interest: the premieres of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" fantasy for orchestra and chorus in Austin, TX, and "The Twelve (animated) Days of Christmas" in Des Moines, IA.  Other U.S. cities include: San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, San Ramon and Rancho Cordova, CA; Reno and Carson City, NV; Portland, OR; Aurora, CO; Minneapolis/St-Paul, MN; Naperville, IL and regional Vermont.

     For your interest, a complete list of what-where-when is on the Performance Schedule of my Web site,  If you are nearby those cities, perhaps you can attend a performance, to hear a piece live.

     Thanks for your interest and have a wonderful holiday season!

Ken Malucelli

Concert: A Vocális Christmas: 12/5 and 12/6, Buffalo, NY Michael Manganiello, %24 %b %2014 %05:%Nov:%th 5NovGMT+0000 Vocális Christmas is a community tradition that heralds a joyous season. This concert cycle offers a peaceful break from the pre-holiday clamor: relax to the sweet sounds of an intimate choral celebration. A special extended intermission at the Karpeles venue will feature mulled wine and cider, and lots of treats!

Friday, December 5, 8:00 pm
Saints Peter & Paul Church
5480 Main Street, Williamsville, NY

Saturday, December 6, 7:30 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
Elmwood Avenue at North Street, Buffalo, NY

Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins. $15 per person, $10 student tickets.

Season subscriptions are available: $45 per person for one concert each series weekend.
For more information, please visit our beautiful and newly-redesigned website!
Announcement: WGBH/Sing That Thing - registration closes on Tuesday, November 25 Patricia Alvarado, %24 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000 That Thing Flyer
WGBH has long been hoping for the opportunity to create a television program that showcases the vital kind of inspiration that comes from choral singing.  The time seems right...and we're bringing to life Sing That Thing!, a TV series hosted by Anthony Trecek-King of the Boston Children's Chorus. 
Sing That Thing! is open to high school, college, small and large adult ensembles who possess the stories and the passion that we can uncover with the curiosity and celebration that public broadcasting is known for.  But time is running out!  Registration for Sing That Thing! closes Tuesday, November 25. 
To register you group, visit:
Questions? or 617-300-2289
Forum message: The "singers" on Sheet Music Plus etc Jon Arterton, %23 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%rd 23NovGMT+0000 anyone know if some of the "singing" samples on websites like sheetmusicplus is produced electronically? Some of it sure sounds that way..... ]]>Announcement: New music for Chorus (SATB), Brass and Timps. Gordon Thornett, %23 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%rd 20NovGMT+0000 Thornett's original SATB setting of "Noel!", already published by Oxford University Press with accompaniment for piano/organ or full orchestra, has just been published in a new arrangement for choir, brass ensemble, timps and percussion. This new accompaniment is available on hire from OUP.  It's a lively, syncopated setting of the traditional text, "The First Nowell" in 7/8 time. See
Another piece for choir and brass is Gloria in D, which is to receive its American premiere on December 13th by Richard Hynson and the Bel Canto Chorus in Milwaukee. This uses a brass sextet (3 trumpets and 3 trombones), timps and organ. It also features a soprano soloist.  The setting lasts about 8 minutes.  The score can be obtained from, where you can view sample pages and hear a digital version; parts available from the composer.
Announcement: South of France Summer School with members of the Hilliard Ensemble August 2015 Kate Cobb, %23 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%rd 19NovGMT+0000
We invite you to join a group of singers for a week (eight nights) of intensive choral study, involving a challenging a cappella repertoire.  
Led by Errol Girdlestone, international conductor and choirmaster, and founder member of the Hilliard, we rehearse for up to six hours a day and perform a concert at the end of the week. We are based in the beautiful Luberon region of the south of France (nearest airport Avignon).
There will also be a chance to do madrigal work with Paul Elliott, tenor and founder member of the Hilliard and currently Professor of Music at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University.  
We are especially looking  for TENORS AND BASSES but all voices are welcome to apply.  The week is appropriate for experienced choral singers with good sight-reading ability, as well as experienced singers who are able to do their own prior preparation. 
Dates: 8th/16th August 2015
Ensemble Repertoire for 2015:  Frank Martin - Songs of Ariel & Vaughan Williams - Shakespeare Songs
Cost :270euros (about $335) which includes all tuition. Accommodation can be arranged at the 3* Hotel Notre-Dame de Lumières, a former 17th century convent which has a private pool and all rooms are en-suite and air-conditioned. We rehearse in the hotel’s octagonal chapel each day. Hotel costs vary depending on double or single rooms but half-board in a shared room will cost 613.50 euros (about $760) euros per person. If you prefer you can arrange your own accommodation in the area. Non-singing partners are very welcome.
For details please email choir manager, Kate Cobb at or telephone 0033493206894.
Here's what singers in past years have said in answer to the question, What made you decide to come to this event?:
"Singing with Errol, his choice of music, Provence, good wine and food, warm weather, the high probability that I would enjoy the company of the singers you had invited. The week was good fun, musically challenging (but I expected that!) and it lived up to expectations."   
"I think first and foremost is the chance to sing under Errol’s direction. In my mind he is one of the best choral directors not least because he is a singer himself.  I like the way Errol demands nothing less than the best we can offer but helps the choir enormously to find how to give their best and always with that winning smile".
"I have come away from both years doing this, feeling I have learned more about my own singing, strengths, weaknesses etc. Key elements- a good friendly group, absence of competiveness, so a reasonably similar standard and the immense amount of effective hard work by all the team to make everyone feel welcome and important. Thank you! " 
Places are limited so please don't delay in contacting us!
Forum message: Completing a program, "You are not Alone" suggestions Richard Nutting, %23 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%rd 19NovGMT+0000'm putting the final touches on a program titled, "You Are Not Alone" and I've received many great suggestions from this forum to complete the program. I've many show and pop suggestions, but would like to fill a portion of the program with music of a sacred theme. I conduct an auditioned adult community choir fulling capable of performing a wide range of music. Let me know what you think I might add to the sacred side of this concert. Thank again for your help.
Richard Nutting
Colorado Springs, CO
Announcement: Invictus: SSAATTBB a cappella with divisi. For advanced choir. Matt Wetmore, %23 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%rd 17NovGMT+0000 from composer Matt Wetmore

Invictus is a setting of the poem by William Ernest Henley.  Full of dramatic imagery, this poem was perfect for exploring harmonies that clash a bit more than the standard a cappella choral work, as well as sudden dynamic and tonal shifts.  A healthy challenge for any choir.

Difficulty: Professional (4/5)

Duration: 5'00''

Listen, view samples, and purchase:

Concert: The Season for Caroling Beverly Lennon, %23 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%rd 15NovGMT+0000 Middletown Concert Chorale (Middletown, NY) will present 3 concerts, "The Season for Caroling", featuring Britten's "Ceremony of Carols".
In addition there will be a "caberet" style presentation of chorale members singing seasonal music, ending with the chorale presenting other familiar carols.
The chorale is under the direction of Ms. Danielle Cornacchio and accompanied by Mr. Gregg Michalak on piano.
Concerts are as follows:
Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 60 Sussex St., Port Jervis, NY 12771
Sunday, Dec. 14, 3 PM, St. John's Lutheran Church, 391 Mount Hope Rd.,  Middletown, NY 10940
Saturday, Dec. 20, 7 PM, North Congregational Church, 96 North Beacon St., Middletown, Ny, 10940
Tickets: $8.00, Seniors/Students $5.00
Post concerts receptions will be held at each location.
Concert: "Christmas Pops Spectacular" presented by York Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Kathleen Shannon, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%rd 14NovGMT+0000 Symphony Orchestra Presents Christmas Pops Spectacular, a New Holiday Tradition in York
Special guest Hershey Handbell Ensemble to perform
YORK Pa. – The York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will bring a new holiday tradition to York when they perform their Christmas Pops Spectacular on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. This heart-warming event will kick off the holidays with Christmas favorites, as YSO welcomes the York Symphony Chorus and special guest Hershey Handbell Ensemble.
Presented by Gallery B, York’s newest downtown art gallery, this is the second concert directed by our new Music Director, Lawrence Golan. From the programming to the presentation of each performance, Golan plans to bring a new experience to the audience. It’s no coincidence the first sold out concert of the season was named New Beginnings. This new annual holiday tradition of performing their Christmas Pops Spectacular is another “new beginning” Golan has established as he continues to make an impact on arts entertainment in York County.
Concert highlights this year will include “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas” from Home Alone, “Waltz of the Flowersfrom The Nutcracker, “Concert Suitefrom The Polar Express, “A Holly Jolly Sing-Along,"  "I'll Be Home For Christmas," a vocal jazz favorite conducted by Chorus Master Kathleen Shannon, and special selections performed by the Hershey Handbells.
Christmas Pops Spectacular will be presented at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m. The new, reduced ticket prices will apply, ranging from $9 - $39 for the public and $5 for students. For additional information and tickets, call 717-846-1111 or visit
Concert: Messiah Sing Benefit Steven Wheltle, %23 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%rd 12NovGMT+0000



Monday, December 22nd, 8:00 p.m.

Stars Theater and Arts Center

123 E. Vance Street





Fuquay Varina Emergency Food Pantry


In 1742, Handel premiered The Messiah in a theater as a charitable event with a small orchestra, soloists and chorus. YOU are invited to continue in the spirit of that performance with us!


Bring your music, your voice and some non-perishable food and celebrate the season with the one of greatest choral works every written. We will sing and hear the Christmas section of Handel's Messiah complete with all the solos and concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. You will sing with a great orchestra, hear song amazing soloists and help the needy of our community all at the same time.


Admission: 1 or more non-perishable food item per person.


Make your reservation now!

Go to and click Messiah sing.

Classified ad: Free S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Download until Sunday Nov. 30th Dale Duncan, %23 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%rd 14NovGMT+0000 1-Forbidden Pattern, the foundation of S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program, is free until Sunday, November 30th.  Go here to download:
January is the perfect time to begin S-Cubed with your beginners, so now is a great time to try Forbidden Pattern.  Hundreds of teachers around the world have discovered this new approach to teaching Sight Singing to their middle school students, and they are enjoying the process of teaching literacy to their beginners!
To read reviews of the program and find out more about how and why it was developed and shared with other teachers, click here:
Until then, go download the free lesson and start investigating the 21st century sight singing "book".  
Classified ad: need a few good singers Steven Wheltle, %23 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%rd 12NovGMT+0000 Western Wake Chamber Orchestra is performing a Messiah Sing Christmas portion of the Messiah and is seeking a small group of singers to serve as the "stage choir" for the event. We are seeking people who have previous experiance singing this work and are willing to be part of small ensemble.
The performance will take place Monday, December 22nd at 8:00 p.m. at the Stars Theater in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Please contact Steve Wheltle for more information and to be part of this fun event. You can reach Steven via e-mail at or call 919-975-7589 
Classified ad: Associate Director Lexi Johnson, %23 %b %2014 %07:%Nov:%rd 7NovGMT+0000
Local area choral organization looking for an associate conductor to oversee ensemble.
The role entails planning and leading rehearsals Tuesday evenings each week (with potential to increase to more, if desired), as well as coordination and planning with leadership.
Desire a progressive and flexible thinker who works well with others. Dedication, passion, and loyalty are highly valued qualities for this role, as well as valuing the artistic aspects highest.
Interested applicants should send their resume to the poster of this ad.  Local candidates preferred.
Concert: Camerata Baltimore Sings Excerpts from Messiah... And Other Christmas Favorites James Mayo III, %23 %b %2014 %05:%Nov:%rd 5NovGMT+0000, everyone!
Please join one of Baltimore's newest choral ensembles for their debut performance on December 5th and a second performance on December 6th!
Our featured artist for the evening will be Dr. Samuel Springer, assistant professor of organ at Morgan State University!
Please take a sneak peek of our performance here:
Now that you like what you've  heard (lol), please book your ticket online at this URL:
Tickets are selling fast and seating is limited! Purchase your ticket now!
We look forward to seeing you there!
James Mayo III,
Aritstic Director and Conductor
Classified ad: Choral sheet music collection for sale Taylor Ford, %22 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%nd 23NovGMT+0000 have a collection of various pieces of choral sheet music both popular and classical. I am selling this music at half the list price or less for each piece. This is a good way for school music directors and church choir directors to obtain sample copies and increase your music library while spending within your reduced annual budget. If you would like to see my Excel spreadsheet with the full details of each piece of music, let me know and I will email the list to you. Please include your email address in your request. ]]>Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, November 23, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %22 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%nd 21NovGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify
for you to enjoy: GSM - November 23, 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
To subscribe to my weekly playlist emailing:  send
your email address to
Christopher Tye: Omnes gentes
Oxford Camerata, Jeremy Summerly
Anton Bruckner: Ecce sacerdos magnus
Corydon Singers, Matthew Best
Thomas Trotter, organ
Sir John Goss: Praise, my soul, the king of heaven!
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London; English Brass Ensemble, John Scott
Christopher Dearnley, organ
English Tudor composer Christopher Tye (1505-1573) was Magister Choristarum
at Ely Cathedral. Ecce Sacerdos Magnus translates as Behold! a Great High Priest.
It is commonly sung as an introit at the enthronement of a bishop. Sir John
Goss (1800-1880) preceded his student Sir John Stainer as Organist of St. Paul's
Cathedral, London.
Louis Vierne: Berceuse ~ 24 Pieces en style libre
Peter Hurford, organ
Reiger organ in Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany
William Henry Monk, arr. Robert Prizeman: Abide With Me
Libera, Robert Prizeman
Ruth Byrchmore: Song
Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Jeremy Summerly
Philippa Healy, soprano
The gentle lilt and mood of Vierne's Berceuse evokes peacefulness. Libera
is a British boy band which enjoys an international reputation for its musical
singing. English composer Ruth Byrchmore (1966-) began her musical career
as Composer in Residence at Wells Cathedral. She is currently on the staff of the
Royal Academy of Music.
Carson Cooman: Psalm 66, "Be Joyful in God"
Royal Holloway Choir, University of London, Rupert Gough
Samuel Rathbone, organ
Christine Temple-Evans: I Love All Beauteous Things
Utah State University Chamber Singers, Cory Evans
Maria Theresia von Paradis: Sicilienne
Haig Mardirosian, organ
Dobson organ at Sykes Chapel, University of Tampa
American composer Carson Cooman is Composer in Residence at The Memorial
Church, Harvard University. American composer Christine Temple-Evans hails from
Arizona. The Dobson organ played by Dr. Mardirosian brings out the beauty of this
rarely-performed composition by Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759-1824) who was
a student of Antonio Salieri.
Joseph-Guy Ropartz: Messe Breve
Choeur Regional Vittoria d'Ile de France, Michel Piquemal
Francois-Henri Houbart, organ
French composer Joseph-Guy Ropartz (1864-1955) was a student of Jules Massenet and Cesar Franck.
J.S. Bach: Cantata 139, "Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott ... "
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Robin Blaze,
countertenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Peter
The German translates as "Well for him, who can depend, childlike, on his God". I agree
with commentator Simon Crouch that the opening movement is one of Bach's most pleasant
Howard Hanson: Lumen in Christo  
Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Gerard Schwarz
American composer Howard Hanson wrote his Lumen in Christo for women's voices and orchestra
on the subject of light. 
Gaetano Donizetti: Credo
Slovak Radio-TV Chorus and Orchestra, Edoardo Brizio
Cinzia Forte, soprano; Stella Salvati,
mezzo-soprano; Roberto Bencivenga, tenor; Carlo Lepore, bass
We think of Donizetti primarily as an opera composer. Fortunately the master of operatic melody
left us several fine sacred choral works of which this Credo is one.
Francois-Joseph Gossec: Te Deum for Grand Orchestra
National Choir; Choir and Orchestra of the Sorbonne, Paris, Jacques Grimbert
Jill Feldman, soprano; Brigitte LaFon, mezzo-soprano;
Gerard Lesne, alto; Howard Milner, tenor; Glenn Chambers, baritone
A seldom-performed work by a little-known composer? Francois-Joseph Gossec's setting of the
ancient hymn of praise Te Deum Laudamus fits the bill on both counts. It is a substantial work
scored as it is for a chorus of 1,200 singers and an orchestra of 300 wind instruments.
David Briggs: Sortie (organ improvisation) ~ Messe pour Notre-Dame
David Briggs, organ
Nicholson/Hill, Norman and Beard organ in Gloucester Cathedral
English organist David Briggs (1962-) has earned a well-deserved reputation for being a brilliant improvisateur in the French tradition.
Concert: The Angels Sang Deborah Manion, %22 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%nd 20NovGMT+0000
Celebrate the holidays with Voce in this joyous program that includes Donald McCullough’s When Christ Was Born—a setting of medieval English texts for chorus, soloists, and harp. Harpist Marian Rian Hays, who commissioned and premiered the piece just last year, will join Voce for these performances. The program also includes music by choral superstar Eric Whitacre and a festive audience sing-along. Tickets are available online at  General admission tickets are $20; $10 for college students with ID; students under 18 admitted free. Call for group pricing. For more information, please call (703) 277-7772, or email VOCE at
Concert: New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir Concert! Rick Rosen, %22 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%nd 20NovGMT+0000 New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir begins its third season with a concert at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Rd, in Carversville, PA on Sunday afternoon, December 7th at 2:00 p.m. Choral music comes from a variety of composers including Handel, Tindley, Paulus, P.D.Q. Bach and others. Individual performances include songs from choir members Elizabeth Bowman, Tony Peterman, Virginia Ziegler, Jennifer Guglielmi, Jamie Brown, George Tilton, and Giuseppi Minniti.

NHS&LCC is made up of members of the immediate New Hope, Solebury, and Lambertville communities, as well as several singers from the surrounding areas. The Choir is under the direction of Episcopal minister of music. male a cappella group Cordus Mundi founder, and New Hope resident Rick Rosen.

Concert tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or reserved by contacting NHS&LCC at, or on Facebook. ]]>
Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries, First UMC, Mesa, AZ Mason Schreiber, %22 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%nd 17NovGMT+0000
Job Title:                     Director Music Ministry
Reports To:                 Senior Pastor
FLSA Status:               Part-Time
Hours:                         Approximately 15 hours per week through the program year (August through May (Chancel Choir) with concentrated responsibilities in Advent and Lent.  In addition, a twelve-month responsibility of providing scheduled worship music during the summer months.
Salary:                        Very competitive in comparison to other church jobs in the same area. Negotiable based upon previous experience and qualifications.
  • Supervisor/Administrator: Oversees other music directors at FUMC
    • Create and maintain Music ministry budgets
    • Plan communications with music staff
    • Create and maintain performance schedules of all choral ensembles; adapting, changing schedule when conflicts arise.
    • Attend Worship Committee meetings (bi-monthly) as scheduled
    • Attend Church Council meetings (bi-monthly) as scheduled (as a non-voting member)
    • Select Worship hymns through collaboration with pastor and organist (using sermon titles, texts)
    • Supervise maintenance of and additions to music library
    • Recruit instrumental players for inclusion in music ministry
    • Interview prospective employees (with Staff Parish Relations Committee) in filling open staff positions
    • The Music Director shall give counsel to the Senior Pastor concerning appropriate music for the Sunday worship services including the selection of hymns, special music, anthems and service music. It is understood that the Senior Pastor is ultimately responsible for the church’s worship program and the Director of Music Ministry’s role is advisory.  The music selections for the 2nd Service (Praise Service) are currently being provided by the leader of the Praise Band.
    • Special Events:   
Certain seasons and holidays are particularly significant in the life of the church and may call for special musical activities. Examples of such events would include but not be limited to: Christmas cantatas, Ash Wednesday anthem, Palm Sunday musicals, Holy Week services, special Easter Services, weddings, and funerals.
  • Director of Chancel Choir
    • Recruit, organize and direct Chancel Choir for presentation of worship music through the church year, beginning in mid-August through May, normally every Sunday and at other designated times with attention to 1) church year calendar and themes, and 2) special events and activities of the congregation.
    • Develop a rehearsal and performance schedule.
    • Direct the Choir at weekly rehearsals (Typically Wednesday evening:  7:00 – 8: 30 p.m.; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. during advent and lent in preparation for special performances. 
    • Plan rehearsals.
    • Select music for church services
    • Help soloists rehearse.
    • Study and interpret scores.
    • Plan and produce special musical events
    • Transcribe musical compositions.
    • Audition and cast singers for special musical productions
    • Direct instrumental ensembles for special services
    • Expand and enhance the breadth and depth of the choir’s range of music.
    • Work closely with the Chancel Choir accompanist, provided for rehearsals and Sunday presentations.
    • Summer Choir Break:  
The Chancel Choir normally takes a break from rehearsals and performance from June through mid-August.   It is the responsibility of the Director of Music Ministry to provide suitable special music during the month by lining up solos, quartets, or other music during this time.
  • Experience in directing a church choir and/or music program; adult music training
  • Familiarity with adult worship music of various styles
  • Enthusiastic. Organized. Excellent personal communication and administrative skills (written, 
verbal, and listening) are essential.
  • Familiarity and experience with skill- and age-appropriate music and sequencing for healthy vocal development and understanding of music.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively with music and worship staff to implement vision for the Music Ministry of FUMC
  • Willingness to extend invitations to potential choir members.
  • Formal training in choral conducting, music leadership, or music education, or equivalent 
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the mission of First United Methodist Church. 
  • Ability to use music to deepen our worship experience and understanding of God in a 
progressive Christian setting.
  • Knowledge of Copyright laws
As part of our commitment to providing a safe space for children, an application, including disclosure questions, required information for background check, and interview conversation will be undertaken before beginning work.   
Send inquiries/resume by December 31st, 2014. Screening interviews will take place January 8th at First United Methodist Church. The final candidates will then participate in a rehearsal style interview on January 14th, 2015. Start date of position TBD between the dates of February 1st and July 1st of 2015.    
First United Methodist Church of Mesa is an open and affirming church. Please send resume to: by December 31st, 2014.
Announcement: "I'm Me" from Raycreations Music John Ray, %22 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%nd 15NovGMT+0000 brand new choral piece for middle school or young high school girls (S/A) chorus, I'M ME, is about finding one's own identity.
Thank you,
John Ray
Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries Howard Tejchma, %22 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%nd 1NovGMT+0000
Director of Music Ministries
First Congregational Church UCC
345 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
The historic First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo, United Church of Christ, known for its vibrant music ministry, seeks a part-time (20-23 hrs. /week) Director of Music Ministries.  We are a multi-generational, open and affirming congregation of 460 members, located in downtown Kalamazoo in the center of this dynamic arts and educationally focused community.  We have a 25 member chancel choir with professional section leaders, featured special music, a children’s choir, and a bell choir.
The Director of Music Ministries will serve as the primary administrator of the music ministry in consultation with the senior minister and organist.  Our worship is rooted in classical church music, yet incorporates other diverse and contemporary styles as well. The major duties are to direct the chancel choir, supervise the organist and section leaders, and work with the Senior Minister to plan the worship service.
We are seeking a talented and committed person who understands the power of music to enhance the spiritual life of a congregation and how music can bring people to a closer communion with Christ and His teachings. In addition, the ideal candidate will have education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree, be knowledgeable in liturgy and theology, have a demonstrated ability to collaboratively produce a high quality worship experience, and a proven ability to work collegially with the senior pastor, music staff, and worship team.
Please go to for a detailed job description, to inquire further, and to apply for the Director of Music Ministries position.
Concert: "Sounds of the Season:" Festival Chorus and Jubilate Ringers on Dec. 12 Carol Bogard, %22 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%nd 0NovGMT+0000 on the Hill presents "Sounds of the Season," a traditional Christmas concert by the Festival Chorus and Jubilate Ringers with Malcolm Dickinson, Clarinet.  The concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton, CT, 36 New Canaan Road.
The ringers will premiere a Christmas suite of German carols arranged for handbells by Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson, who will conduct.
The Festival Chorus will perform selections from the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio as well as traditional carols, both familiar and lesser-known:  "Torches," "What Sweeter Music," and "My Dancing Day," among others. Artistic Director David H. Connell conducts the chorus. 
Pipe organ, clarinet and saxaphone, and favorite carols sung by all complete this richly-textured "Sounds of the Season" celebration.
Tickets are $20 at the door; children, free.
Concert: Angel City Chorale - Season of Wonder Charlene Boehne, %21 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%st 23NovGMT+0000 acclaimed 150+ member Angel City Chorale will perform its unique mix of Christmas and Chanukah favorites in its festive annual winter concert and sing-along. Led by Artistic Director Sue Fink, ACC will kick-off the holiday season with the choir’s sophisticated blend of styles, from classical to stunning carol arrangements, and gospel-R&B. This year’s 21st edition, Season of Wonder, will entertain audiences over two very special nights on Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, 2014. Attendees will also get the chance to lift their voices in song by joining in with the artistry of ACC and its instrumental ensemble on familiar carols. 

A dessert reception follows each performance. ACC’s Season of Wonder tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, with discounts for children (ages 5-12) and seniors. Preferred front-of-house seating may be reserved online for an additional fee.
Both evenings will start at 7:00pm.

Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Classified ad: Experienced Musician Seeks Job Opportunities Dan Bishop, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%st 22NovGMT+0000
Experienced musician would like to secure a full or part time music position in the greater DC, but who is also willing to relocate for a full time position. I have over 18 years experience as an organist choir master/director of music ministries and 19 years independent school experience as a choral director, accompanist, organist, vocal coach, musical theatre director and director of fine arts, all encompassing pre-k through 12th grade. My undergraduate degree is in piano performance with a minor in voice and a graduate degree in music education with an emphasis in vocal performance. I can be reached at
Concert: CANTARE CON VIVO "Jingle All The Way" (San Francisco Bay Area) Janice Lee, %21 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%st 22NovGMT+0000 us as over 150 singers plus a full concert orchestra present Cantare's December Holiday Concert, featuring works by Bach, Tschesnokoff, Lauridsen, Wilberg, Dilworth, Mealor, Nielson, Bradford and others. Our December concerts are the very finest and will leave you ready to experience the joy and passion of the season. Included are Bach's Sanctus from his Mass in B minor, Gary Fry's exquisite setting of O Holy Night, The Many Moods of Christmas Suite 1, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and several other Holiday favorites. And you get to join in singing along with all of us!
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA
David Morales, Artistic Director
tickets: $38 General Admission, $33 Seniors, $10 Students
To purchase tickets please visit
For more information about our wonderful organization, please visit
or visit our Facebook page at
Concert: Stephenson "Magnificat" performed in Chicago area Jim Stephenson, %21 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%st 21NovGMT+0000 Stephenson's "Magnificat" (commissioned by the Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus) will receive two concert performances in the coming weeks.
First, on 11/23 at 3 pm by the North Shore Choral Society in their seasonal concert in Glenview, IL.

Then the NSCS will partner with the Evanston Symphony, under the baton of Larry Eckerling, for a performance on December 7 at 3 pm.

For more information about this work - including the options to listen and view the score, please visit:

Thank you!

Announcement: MUSICALS' CELEBRATION IN GREECE. 5th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS. Thessaloniki 24th - 26th April 2015 Stratos Tsichlas, %21 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%st 20NovGMT+0000
5th  W O R L D   C H O I R   F E S T I V A L  O N  M U S I C A L S
24th-26th April, 2015
Organization : Choir ”KORAIS”
The historic city of Thessaloniki with its rich ancient monuments, the multicultural city of the Eastern Mediterranean which is located at the shadow of mountain  OLYMPUS - the mountain of the Gods and the legends - is inviting you to visit it and to participate in the 5th World Choir Festival on Musicals, to be held from the 24th to 26th of April 2015.
The Festival is not only an annual celebration of the most beautiful melodies of the musical theatre and cinema internationally but also a meeting of choirs which share the joy of singing and dancing and communicate their musical feelings, living unforgettable moments together.
The Festival, dedicated from its very beginning to Peace, Friendship, Collaboration, Brotherhood and Solidarity of people, will be commemorated to Thrassos Kavouras, who was the leading conductor and organizer of the largest International Chorus Festivals in Greece.
  • The Festival is addressed to all types of choirs and vocal ensembles all over the world.
  • The Festival does not have a competitive character. However an Audience Prize will be awarded to the best choir, after a voting, at the end of each concert.
  • Each choir is invited to interpret five songs, at least three from Musicals while the remaining two of free choice, preferably songs from pop music, jazz or from film soundtracks.
  • The program of the first and the last day in the morning, will be open, allowing the participation to choirs that do not include Musicals in their repertoire.
  • The choirs may accompany their program with dancing performances and choreographies.
  • The Festival gives the opportunity for dancing schools or dancing groups to participate with choreographies related with international Musicals.
  • The Festival Opening Ceremony will take place at the Odeion of the Roman Agora, ancient monument of great value in the city.
  • At the end of the Festival a great Greek feast will be given to all the participants.
  • The accommodation of the choirs will be at 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with a very attractive cost. Staying in Thessaloniki displays a special archeological and cultural interest. In this way, the choirs will combine their participation with the acquaintance of the rich historical monuments of the city as well as the ancient Greek cities located in the surrounding area.  ( You can see all the sights and the ancient cities   HERE  ).    
For further information, please visit our website:  WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS              (
The 5th World Choir Festival on Musicals awaits your participation in the Musicals’ Celebration.
For the Choir “KORAIS”
                 Stratos Tsichlas                                                    Jasenka Ostoji?
   President of the Organizing Committee                                       Artistic Director
Choir “KORAIS”
53 Alkminis Str. 542 49.THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Tel.& Fax : 0030 2310 309900
Classified ad: Part-time Music Director/Organist Barbara Drasher, %21 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%st 19NovGMT+0000
Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 GA Highway 20 SE, Conyers, GA  30013 is seeking a part-time Music Director/Organist to begin January 5, 2015. Responsibilities include directing the Chapel Choir which rehearses on Wednesday night and one youth choir which meets before Sunday School, playing for our 8:30 and 11am worship services, and coordinating service music with the pastor and worship planning teams. Additionally, he/she will be responsible for providing music for special services (Wednesday nights during Advent and Lent, Christmas Eve and Holy Week services, etc.) and will be given right of first refusal for weddings and memorial services.
The successful candidate will be proficient in organ and piano performance, be able to comfortably play liturgical music/hymns and accompany the choir in rehearsal and in the service. He/she will also provide a positive and energetic leadership experience to the volunteer Chapel Choir, including selecting anthems both appropriate to our worship and to their strengths as an ensemble.  Instruments used in worship are a 2-manual Schlueter pipe organ with electronic enhancements, a recently refurbished Knabe baby grand piano and Electronic Keyboard. Salary is commensurate with education, skills, and experience, to range from $20,000 - $25,000 per year. Please direct inquiries to Pastor David Armstrong-Reiner at ]]>
Announcement: Lithuanian mixed choir is looking for an exchange program partners around the world Tera Balkeviciute, %21 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%st 18NovGMT+0000 represent mixed Lithuanian choir "Varsa", mostly we sing lithuanian folk music and we would like to make an exchange project with other choir from other country. We arent looking exactly the same style or twin sister choir, want to experiment and find or  inovative partners or something different: different style, different audience. ]]>Forum message: Rutter's Requiem learning files Carlos Gómez-Orellana, %21 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%st 17NovGMT+0000 dear colleagues, 
This year I am reharsing Johnt Rutter's Requiem and, as you may all know, there are some strong disonances that choralists find very difficult. 
I am looking for learning files (with real voices if possible) in CD ou MP3 format. 
Would any of you have any leads?
Thank you very much in advance
Forum message: Nine year old girl with vibrato Russell Thorngate, %21 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%st 17NovGMT+0000 from Up North;
     I recently agreed to teach voice lessons to a granddaughter of a friend, who is a nine year old girl. I haven't given private lessons to one so young before, though I did teach elementary vocal (general) music for fifteen years. Putting aside the advisability of teaching her at all (please), and admonitions to not push her to be a belter, I would like some advice. She often sings with vibrato, which I've never heard in one so young, except what I felt was artificially produced vibrato by young singers on TV shows. Her vibrato will happen at the end of a phrase, or the bottom of a five-note descending vocalise. Should I 1) discourage it, 2) ignore it, or 3) try to cultivate it?
Classified ad: Interim Choir Director Sharon Boyajian, %21 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%st 17NovGMT+0000
Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks, CA is looking for an energetic interim choir director for their traditional worship service choir of 35 singers. 
Position starts in January 2015 with an expected commitment of six months.  This will include the services for Lent and Easter.
Position reports to the Senior Pastor.  Experience in planning worship services with the Pastor is a plus.
Please forward your resumes and/or requests for further information to the following email address:
Announcement: Tse Go La by Andrea Clearfield - See-A-Dot Music Publishing Fahad Siadat, %21 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%st 15NovGMT+0000

A deeply lyrical piece composed of a soaring melody layered upon itself. This piece is a movement from the larger cantata Tse Go La (coming soon!) and gives ample opportunity for soloists to shine and offers satisfying lines for the singers. Good for teaching phrasing and musical expression, as well as stylistic ornamentation.

Three part treble chorus or SATB and piano accompaniment


Concert: The Princeton Singers - A Child's Christmas in Wales Kal Sostarecz, %21 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%st 11NovGMT+0000

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Trinity Church, Princeton

Saturday, December 13th at 6:00PM

$25 adults/$10 students

Narrated by actor Christopher Coucill, holiday carols accompany a reading of Dylan Thomas’s classic story.  This local favorite will be, as always, replete with snowballs, Christmas whiz-bangs, harrowing pranks and a heart-warming ending. This program is recommended for children ages 10 and older. For tickets, please visit

Announcement: Join the winning team Piroska Horváth, %21 %b %2014 %10:%Nov:%st 10NovGMT+0000

 Meeting Music wins in Malta

It´s official! Meeting music will be Festival Coordinator of the next edition of the Malta International Choir Festival, October 29 – November 2, 2015.  Together with the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism the series of this well-known Festival and Competition will be continued.


A total of five coordinators offered their bid and ideas to the Maltese partners in August and only one was chosen and won that call. Since the beginning in 2005, Piroska Horváth has already and successfully directed and supervised the past editions. She is now back with the artistic director Gábor Hollerung and the renewed Inchoral Evaluation System. Join the international winning team and become a winner too! For more information about the event, registration and deadlines please contact us (info(at)

meeting music
Konrad Adenauer Str. 36
35415 Pohlheim

tel: +49 6403 9784225
Concert: PACIFIC BOYCHOIR "HARMONIES OF THE SEASON" Jonathon Hampton, %21 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%st 1NovGMT+0000

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
For more than a decade, Pacific Boychoir's Harmonies of the Season concerts have been an inspiring Bay Area tradition. Hear holiday favorites, both new and old, sung by the top level SATB choirs, inlcuding the day school Troubadors, Changed Voices, and the elite a cappella group, Continuum. Enjoy music by Bach, Handel, Holst, Elgar, Rutter, and more. Come celebrate the season with us! Learn, hear, and watch more at

Tickets $17-$30, available at the door and online here >

First Congregational Church 
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Forum message: suggestions for unison baroque or classical pieces Barbara Prowse, %21 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%st 0NovGMT+0000,
I have a sweet choir of young singers (7-11) who I see once a week for choir. I would like to do some unison baroque or classical music with them. Does anyone have any suggestions? Last year we did Nymphs and Shepherds, and we have done Bach Rejoice o My Spirit and  We Thank Thee lord I Pray.  
Thanks Barbara
Borrowing request: HELP! 12 Days After Christmas James Jones, %21 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%st 0NovGMT+0000 Orchestration for "12 Days After"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Silver
Starting: ASAP
For: Through Christmas
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Seems this is out of print... does anyone have a copy in your files? Or know where I can find it?
Forum message: Sacred poetry repertoire Jennifer Lester, %20 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000'm planning a program of settings of sacred (non liturgical) poetry for mixed chorus (about 28 adults, mix of professionals and volunteers,) a cappella or with organ, most "mainstream" languages are fine. We stick to "art" music; we avoid popular or folks styles. So far I have works of Hildegard (also Ferko settings of Hildegard texts), Hugo Wolf, Gerald Finzi, Carson Cooman, James Woodman, Jon Laukvik, and a commission by Richard Clark, text tba. I could use some more 19th century rep but any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance.  ]]>Announcement: Suspicious Cheese Lords Composition Contest Daniel Ebeling, %20 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000

Suspicious Cheese Lords Composition Contest

As part of its mission to broad the global repertoire and listenership of choral music by supporting emerging composers, the Suspicious Cheese Lords are pleased to announce the opening of their inaugural composition contest.

For complete contest information and application forms, please visit:


First Place - $1,000 cash prize and a premiere of the entry composition during the 2015-16 season

Second Place - $500 cash prize

Third Place - $250 cash prize

Contest Guidelines

1) This contest is limited to residents of the United States and Canada not older than 35 at the time of entry submission.

2) Only one work per composer will be accepted.

3) Entries are to be scored for a cappella men’s choir, including male altos (the comfortable range of our male altos extends to the D a major ninth above middle C). Composers are encouraged to not exceed more than six independent lines, whether solo or ensemble parts, for any significant length of time. Applicants may set texts from the book of Psalms or Proverbs. The choice of language and/or translation is left to the discretion of the applicant. Entries must be ten minutes or less in length.

4) Compositions must be received not later than 5:00 PM, January 31, 2015.

5) Entries may be submitted either electronically or through regular mail. Applicants who wish to submit electronically must e-mail a completed application form and a pdf file of their entry composition Applicants who wish to submit their application by mail must send a completed application and four (4) clearly reproduced copies of their entry compositions to: SCL Competition Contest, 1236 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009. Non-readable copies or pdfs will be eliminated from the contest and the composer so notified.

6) Application materials will not be returned. Applicants who choose to mail their application are strongly urged to retain a copy of their entry for their own reference.

7) The composer’s name must not appear on their entry composition. A pseudonym shall be clearly printed on the manuscript and on the Application Form. Compositions are to remain anonymous to the judges.

8) Suspicious Cheese Lords claims the right for first performance of the entry submission; therefore, compositions must be works that have never before been performed in public, outside of a studio or classroom in an academic forum or workshop setting. Entries may have been previously submitted in other contests, providing that no part of the composition has been a prize-winning entry as of the date of submission.

9) Performance of the prize-winning piece is offered during the 2014-2015 season; however, Suspicious Cheese Lords reserves the right to award the prize without performance, as well as the right to perform more than one prizewinning entry. It also reserves the right to make no award, if, in the opinion of the judges, the compositions submitted to not meet standards of excellence.

10) This competition is not open to current or former members of the Suspicious Cheese Lords, or their immediate relations.

Deadline: 31 Jan 2015
Classified ad: Looking for a part-time middle school choir director Jenny Skrivseth, %20 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 
Who:  Looking for a passionate choral music educator with a teaching degree that loves middle school students.
What:  This is a part-time job teaching 2 to 4 periods of choir daily in grades 6 through 8.  Could be 4 classes in the morning or 2 in the afternoon.
When:  Job could start as early as January 5th if we can find the right person.
Where:  Missoula County Public Schools in Missoula, Montana.
Why:  Current teacher is looking to go part-time indefinately to stay home with her new baby.
Announcement: Mountain of Praise from Raycreation Music John Ray, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 OF PRAISE....contemporary anthem for worship choir or praise team with piano (optional rhythm section and horn). Take a look and listen!
Thanks...John Ray
Borrowing request: Big Spender parts Brian Lanier, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 Big Spender parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: flexible
Starting: now
For: 6 months
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
I am looking to borrow/rent parts for Big Spender by Cy Coleman.
Brian Lanier
Classified ad: Graduate Assistantship in Conducting - University of North Carolina at Greensboro Carole Ott, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
School of Music, Theatre and Dance
2015-2016 Academic Year
POSITION: DMA or MMus in Choral Conducting degree program
The Conducting Area Faculty at UNCG is dedicated to the success of our graduate students as conductors in both academic and professional settings. UNCG offers the Master of Music degree and The Doctor of Musical Arts degree in instrumental conducting and choral conducting.
Graduate students in choral conducting at can expect to receive regular podium time with the University Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Women’s Glee Club and Men’s Glee Club, and are appointed as assistants to these ensembles. Responsibilities include sectional work, rehearsing, and performing both as a vocalist and as a conductor. Other opportunities for conductor development occur in one-on-one lessons and seminar classes, teaching conducting, and other responsibilities within the School of Music. There are also ample opportunities within local area and state for professional singing and conducting. The UNCG choral conducting program has had student participation in ACDA conducting competitions and master-classes and has a proven track record of placement for future graduate student or post-doctoral job placement. We will look forward to receiving your materials and to meeting you.
STIPEND:  Well-qualified applicants will receive up-to-full waiver of tuition and applied fees as well as a stipend.
Master of Music in Conducting (MMus)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
For the MMus: Bachelor degree in music
For the DMA: Bachelor degree in music, Masters degree in music (preferably in conducting)
APPLICATION:  Please send an e-mail of interest to Dr. Bill Young: or Dr. Carole Ott: Application, including supplemental materials, must be complete by January 9, 2015. Qualified applications will be invited for an on-campus audition before March 1, 2015.
Catherine Keen Hock, Department of Music Performance
UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
UNCG has long been recognized as one of the top music institutions in the United States and has been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938. The Department of Music Performance (including composition and jazz) offers the only comprehensive music program from undergraduate through doctoral study in the State of North Carolina. Our outstanding facilities, world-class faculty, and numerous ensemble experiences, provide an environment for artistic and educational success.
Our MM programs offer conservatory-type performance training and complement this with academic offerings directly related to careers in performance. These students graduate with the performance and entrepreneurial skills enabling entry into the profession or further studies. Our DMA students are fully prepared as artist/scholars ready to join the academy.
Located in the artistically thriving Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, the Triad area provides a wealth of cultural opportunities for our students. Students regularly attend and perform in concerts by the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, the Greensboro Opera Company, the Winston-Salem Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival, along with a myriad of musical theatre, jazz, and chamber music ensembles.
Classified ad: Montgomery Chorale Artistic Director Rebecca Taylor, %20 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
                                                                                    November 20, 2014
Dear Colleagues:
The Montgomery Chorale, Montgomery, Alabama, celebrated its 40th Anniversary last season with a wonderful performance of Bach’s masterpiece, Mass in B Minor, with members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.  After twelve seasons as Artistic Director/Conductor of the Chorale and another 20+ years of association with the Chorale, I have resigned and have been hired by the Board of Directors to chair the committee conducting the search process for the Artistic Director/Conductor of this vital community arts organization.
Our search process will be in three stages, and we expect to announce our new Director in late May of 2015.  Our schedule is as follows:
1.   We will accept Letters of Interest until January 1, 2015.  A brief letter should include a paragraph expressing        the potential applicant's "mission statement" about choral singing in general and about volunteer auditioned        community choirs in particular.  Also, a very brief description of choral education and experience should be         included.
2.  Before February 1, 2015, we will send applications and job descriptions to candidates at whom we would like to look closer.Those completed applications will be submitted before March 1, 2015.
3.  In the subsequent two months, the committee will visit choirs of potential candidates, interview candidates, and invite finalists to conduct a rehearsal with the Chorale in May.
We are also looking for an Artistic Director/Conductor for the Montgomery Youth Chorale, which has been in existence since 2002.  Their repertoire has included diverse selections, including a wide range of choral literature from Carmina Burana to Caldwell and Ivory’s “Children go where I send thee” to the second act of La Bohème. After successful years of great musical accomplishment, the Youth Chorale, made up of outstanding young artists themselves, is on temporary hiatus, pending the hiring of a new director.  It is possible that the same person might be interested directing both positions.  Interested candidates should submit Letters of Interest in line with number one, above, but writing about children’s choirs, of course.  More information about the Chorale and the Youth Chorale may be found on our website at
If you or someone that you know is interested in this position, please submit Letters of Interest before January 1, 2015.  All letters should be addressed to:
Ms. Rebecca B. Taylor
Montgomery Chorale
315 Clanton Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36104
We look forward to hearing from you.
Rebecca B. Taylor, (334) 263-5529
Announcement: Carnegie Hall - Gotham SINGS! Ensemble Showcase Sean Berg, %20 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 SINGS! 

Ensemble Showcase

Sechrist Travel is producing a special project at Carnegie Hall on April 18, 2015 for which we have an opening for an OUTSTANDING ensemble.

This Spotlight Performance Series is a part of our Gotham SINGS! Ensemble Showcase. This opportunity will offer you and your ensemble a FEATURED performance in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. 
We are offering a *SPECIAL* PERFORMANCE ONLY package, which includes all Carnegie Hall rental fees, stage labor, advertising, dedicated audience development, concert programs, and concert management.  You will not see this offer and opportunity anywhere elseThis opportunity can provide a platform to celebrate a recent achievement or anniversary, or can be an additional performance opportunity for a currently planned tour with your preferred Tour Operator!
We have extended the application deadline to December 1st!
This 30-minutes of stage time is the ideal opportunity to highlight an OUTSTANDING band, choir, or orchestra in a solo spotlight performance. You will share the evening with 3 other prominent Choral Programs from across the US!  International Ensembles are encouraged to apply. 

The Featured performance on Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 8:30pm in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, will feature four select ensembles, with each presenting their own mini-program.
We are VERY pleased to offer your ensemble this prominent experience and opportunity in historic, and prestigious, Carnegie Hall. 

The selection process includes receipt of 2-3 digital recordings of the ensemble, a current ensemble and director(s) bio, and completion of the application form.
Please contact Sechrist Travel right away should you have interest.  Please share this opportunity with a friend and/or colleague that may have interest in this opportunity.
As a full service Tour Operator, Sechrist Travel is happy to put together a package that includes transportation, lodging, sightseeing, Broadway, Service Projects, and meals at your request.

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Concert: Spem in alium in Grinnell, Iowa John Rommereim, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000

Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm, Sebring-Lewis Hall, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

The Grinnell Singers present Respice.

This concert spans five centuries, with music ranging from the simplest hummed tune, to what is one of the world’s most intricate and complex musical constructions, Thomas Tallis’s  40-part motet, Spem in Alium. The Singers will also present three selections from Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, and distinctive works by Nils Lindberg, Eric Whitacre, Frank Martin, Richard Bjella, and James MacMillan. The Grinnell Chamber Singers will offer a piece of Cuban jazz by Guido Gavilán, a setting of García Lorca's luminous poetry by Carmen Cavallaro, and a poignant song without words by the director, John Rommereim.

Sainte-Chapelle             Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)                       
Selections from the All-Night Vigil op. 37     Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)      
                        V.  Lord, Now Lettest Thou, Thy Servant, Depart in Peace                   
                                    Austin Wadle, tenor
                        VI. Birthgiver of God, Rejoice
                        XII The Great Doxology
 from the Mass for Double Choir       Frank Martin (1890-1974)
            I. Kyrie
Spem in alium                                                 Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)
Till Minne                                                       Nils Lindberg   (b. 1933)   
          The Grinnell Chamber Singers
El Grito                                                 Carmen Cavallero (b. 1947)
Canta! Guido                                          Lopez Gavilan (b. 1944)
Amara                                                    John Rommereim  (b. 1958)
The Grinnell Singers
            Idumea                                                  Rick Bjeila, arr.                       
                        Austin Morris ’15, tenor
                        Leah Meyer ’15, violin
The Gallant Weaver                        James Macmillan (b. 1959)
Te lucis ante terminum                    Peter Aldrich ’15 (b. 1993)
Concert: University of Toronto Choirs in Concert on December 7 Hilary Apfelstadt, %20 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
University of Toronto Choirs present GLORIA!
Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m. in MacMillan Theatre on campus (
Pre-concert music in the lobby provided by Young Voices Toronto Allegria, Zimfira Poloz, conductor.
The concert features a variety of seasonal music from around the world performed by the Men’s Chorus (André Heywood, conductor), the MacMillan Singers, and the Women’s Chamber Choir (Hilary Apfelstadt, conductor), and the Women’s Chorus (Frances Farrell, conductor).   Massed choirs will end the concert with John Rutter’s delightful Gloria, accompanied by brass, percussion and organ, conducted by André Heywood.
Tickets are available at the door on the day of the performance or on-line from
Concert: Celebrate the Season with Exultate Chamber Singers Hilary Apfelstadt, %20 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000
Exultate Chamber Singers presents
A Canadian Noël
Friday December 5th, 8 pm
St. Thomas's Anglican Church
383 Huron Street (just S of Bloor, between Spadina and St. George)
Tickets: $25 / $20 (seniors) / $10 (students)  ( 
The music: snappy, charming, complex, silly, simple, touching, beautiful - a diverse and lovely collection, all by Canadian composers (except for the good old caroling chestnuts, where you join in, but even those are arranged by Canadian Derek Holman, for choir and organ).
The stories: Back by popular demand, the choir is sharing short Christmas stories drawn from their own experiences and gleefully read by members of the choir (who seem to secretly wish to be actors more than singers).
The guestsThe delightful Mississauga Children's Choir under the baton of Caron Daley, and organist Daniel Bickle, Music Director at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.
Announcement: James Q. Mulholland's "If Love Should Count You Worthy" is now available for TTBB Chris Matthews, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
Click the cover to view the score in its entirety.  (SATB audio sample available)
James Q. Mulholland's ever-popular "If Love Should Count You Worthy" is now available for TTBB with Horn and Piano.  Represented on countless reading sessions, clinics, and festival lists, this poignant work, warning of Love's best and worst characteristics, offers everything choirs and audiences have come to expect from Mulholland.  Masterful voice leading, lush harmonies, and powerful musical contrasts work together to ensure a long-lasting experience for both your choir and audience members.  Take a look at the score today at and while you're there, take a listen to the original SATB setting.  Don't forget to peruse the "Related Items" to view Mulholland's similar titles or search the "TTBB" tag to view all of our offerings for male voices.
Announcement: The Lord Is My Shepherd, SATB, accompanied, no divisi Michael Sandvik, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
My setting of the 23rd Psalm, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" is newly available to the public.
Through December 31, all music is on sale at 10% off (except Christmas music, which is 25% off).
Repeat: My arrangement of "Away In A Manger" is also now available to the public. Right now, through December 10, it is on sale for 25% off.
**While considering the music, feel free to print a complimentary perusal score for your convenience.**
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Classified ad: AMPlify Choral Teaching Artist Lindsay Aleshire, %20 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000

Part-Time, Hourly Position
Starting January 5, 2014

Statement of Job:

The Choral Teaching Artist will lead AMPlify Choir rehearsals and teach musicianship classes during after-school hours, in alignment with AMP’s mission.


  • Learn, understand and represent the AMP philosophies for uplifting youths, families and communities through the pursuit of musical excellence
  • Through AMP’s general music class, introduce AMP students to basic musical skills, including but not limited to: singing, recorder, music notation, ear training
  • Lead at least two 1.5-hour choir rehearsals (students will be beginner vocalists, mixed between grades 1 and 9)
  • Lead at least four performances of AMPlify Choir demonstrating skills acquired
  • Work collaboratively with the AMPlify Director in the selection of choral repertoire representing a wide variety of musical styles
  • Actively seek opportunities for AMP to collaborate with other organizations
  • Mentor AMP students
  • Coordinate and cooperate with AMP administrators in keeping track of AMP students’ attendance and progress
  • Form effective partnerships with fellow AMP teachers through planning and co-teaching
  • Aid in defining and assessing musical learning outcomes
  • Attend peer exchange and professional development workshops
  • Execute additional administrative tasks as necessary

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • Passion for music as a vehicle for positive social change
  • Desire to work with disadvantaged, urban/rural youth
  • Ability to inspire, work with and mentor youths ages 6 and up
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Music or relevant field
  • Experience teaching/leading general music and/or choral ensembles,
  • Georgia (or other) PSC Certificate, Level P-12
  • Classroom experience, preferably elementary or middle school
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and be comfortable working in a team
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and have a sense of humor
  • Desire to help AMP develop into a nationally-recognized music training program

Notes:  Pay rate is $45/hour for teaching 3-6 hours/week, minimum 24 weeks. Background check required.

To Apply: Please send an email with resume attached to with subject “AMPlify Choral Teaching Artist” no later than December 12, 2014. Teaching Auditions and interviews  to be held  December 15 – 19, 2014.

Concert: Young Men's Vocal Workshop Scott Dorsey, %20 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
The University of Oklahoma’s School of Music will sponsor the annual Young Men’s Vocal Workshop on Friday, November 21, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The event concludes with a concert at 4:00 p.m.
For additional information, contact David Howard at
Concert: City Carol Sing - 2014 E. Burns, %20 %b %2014 %06:%Nov:%th 6NovGMT+0000
The Sixth Annual
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street • Toronto, Ontario
With Special Guests
Deborah Hay :: Ted Dykstra :: Gord Martineau
The True North Brass
The Toronto Children’s Chorus
The Larkin Singers
The Hedgerow Singers
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir
William Maddox, organ
Eric Robertson, music director
with donations being accepted for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank
Phone: (416) 922-1167
Classified ad: **LAST POSTING** Choral Scores & Books - Everything Must Go! William Morton-Ortega, %20 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000 thought I had sold everything, then I found yet another box of books! Here's the rest. All are in good condition.
PayPal only. UPS Ground shipping included in price. Thanks!
Choral/Vocal Scores
1 for $10
2 for $15
3 for $20
4 for $25
All 5 for $30
1. Haydn - The Creation (German/English/French translation; piano reduction)
2. Durufle - Requiem (organ reduction)
3. Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb
4. John Rutter - Requiem (2 COPIES)
5. 100 Best Songs from the 20's and 30's - solo jazz standards (binding has separated in 1 spot, easy to fix)
Books & Textbooks
1 for $10
2 for $15
3 for $20
4 for $25
5 for $30
6 for $35
7 for $40
8 for $45
9 for $50
10 for $54
11 for $58
12 for $62
13 for $65
14 for $68
15 for $71
16 for $73
All 17 for $75
1. Palisa - Norton Anthology of Western Music, Fourth Edition (scores of musical examples)
2. Joan Wall & Robert Caldwell - Diction for Singers (English, Latin, German, Italian, French, and Spanish)
3. Clifton Ware - Basics of Vocal Pedagogy
4. Paul Griffiths - Modern Music and After: Directions since 1945
5. Carol Kimball - Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature (Revised Edition)
6. Christine Ammer - Harper Collins Dictionary of Music, Second Edition
7. Phil Goulding - Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest Works
8. Meribeth Bunch - Dynamics of the Singing Voice, Third Edition
9. Donald Passman - All You Need to Know About the Music Business, Fifth Edition
10. Excellence in Singing, III - Developing Flexibility in the Parts that Control the Voice
11. Excellence in Singing, IV & V - Advancing the Technique
12. Charles Burkhart - Anthology for Musical Analysis, Sixth Edition
13. James C. McKinney - The Diagnosis and Correction of Vocal Faults
14. Phillip Miller - The Ring of Words: An Anthology of Song Texts
15. Lawrence C. Johnson - A Singer's Companion to the Church Year
16. Robert Jourdan - Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination
17. Robert J. Morgan - Then Sings My Soul: 150 of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories
All Scores + Books for $100
Announcement: 2015 Summer Music Institute at Western Illinois University James Stegall, %19 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
   Junior High Week  - June 14-20, 2015
   Senior High Week "The College Experience!" - June 21-27, 2015
   Participate in multiple ensembles, both vocal and instrumental!
Information and contact:
Concert: Messiah Sing-Along Victor Fields, %19 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000

Messiah Sing-Along
Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:00PM: Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg
Download the Flyer!
$12.00 general admission / $5.00 students
Tickets available from any HCS member, or at the door
Purchase your ticket online! general admission only
20 S 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Click here for directions from Google Maps
Parking is available at Market Square Garage, adjacent to the church on the corner of Second and Chestnut Streets. There is an entrance to the church from the second floor deck.
Scores will be provided for the audience, or bring your own!
Featured Performers
Colette Boudreaux, soprano
Gwendolyn Bowers, mezzo-soprano
Scott Joiner, tenor
Jeffrey Gates, baritone
The Orchestra of the HCS
The Messiah (parts 1 and 2) - G.F.Handel (1685-1759)
Overture    Orchestra
Recit.: "Comfort Ye My People"
Aria: "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted"    Scott Joiner, tenor; Orchestra
Chorus: "And the Glory of the Lord"    HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Thus Saith the Lord"
Aria: "But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?"    Jeffrey Gates, baritone; Orchestra
Chorus: "And He Shall Purify"    HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive"
Aria & Chorus: "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion"    Gwendolyn Bowers, mezzo-soprano; HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth"
Aria: "The People That Walked in Darkness"    Jeffrey Gates, baritone; Orchestra
Chorus: "For Unto Us a Child is Born"    HCS; Orchestra
Pastoral Symphony    Orchestra
Recit.: "There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field" 
Recit.: "And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them" 
Recit.: "And the Angel Said Unto Them" 
Recit.: "And Suddenly There Was With the Angel"    Colette Boudreaux, soprano; Orchestra
Chorus: "Glory to God"    HCS; Orchestra
Aria: "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion"    Colette Boudreaux, soprano; Orchestra
Recit.: "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened"
Aria: "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd"
Aria: "Come Unto Him, All Ye That Labour"    Gwendolyn Bowers, mezzo-soprano; Colette Boudreaux, soprano; Orchestra
Chorus: "His Yoke Is Easy, and His Burthen is Light"    HCS; Orchestra
Recit.: "Behold, I Tell You a Mystery"
Aria: "The Trumpet Shall Sound"    Jeffrey Gates, baritone; Priscilla C. King, piccolo trumpet; Orchestra
Chorus: "Hallelujah!"    All
Announcement: Anton Armstrong & Karen Kennedy | 2016 Prima Voce Itali'a :: The Maestro Festival Tour Geoffrey McQueen, %19 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000
                                        Armstrong  ::  Kennedy
2016 Prima Voce Itali'a
The Maestro Festival Tour
On behalf of Artistic Directors Anton Armstrong and Karen Kennedy, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Prima Voce Itali'a Festival Tour.
Taking place in Italy from June 20-28, 2016... and co-produced by Perform International ( and Choirs of America (, Prima Voce Itali'a promises to be an unparalleled international experience for all participating choirs. Come with us and explore Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena and Rome. Along the way, Choirs will enjoy engaging workshops, "random acts of performance" in amazing locations... and rehearsals and concert performances under the direction of our incredible Artistic Directors: Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Kennedy! Performance opportunities will include... A Cori Spezzati Concert in St. Mark's Basilica in Venice; a Gala Concert Performance in Florence under the direction of Dr. Armstrong; a Private Visit with a Short Performance in the Sistine Chapel (tentative); Mass in St. Peter's Basilica... and a Grand Finale Concert in Rome under the direction of Dr. Kennedy.
Don't miss this opportunity to work with two of the greatest choral maestros of our time... and... did we mention it all takes place in Italy? For details, please contact us at (800) 284-2177 or send an email to us at We hope you will consider joining us and look forward to hearing from you soon...
Welcome to the Revolution!
Geoffrey McQueen                        Christopher Scott Olin
Executive Director                         Artistic Director
Choirs of America                          Choirs of America
Featured photo: Texas A&M Women's Chorus performing at the Texas Collegiate Women's Choral Festival held at Texas A&M University Eric Posada, %06 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 ad: Choral Director Malcolm Cummings, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 Choral Director for Community Chorus (Plainville Choral Society) starting Sept 2015
Group is known for a wide range of musical presentations.
Year runs from Sept to June
Contact:   for job description and to apply.
Announcement: Cantate Dresden 2015 / Germany - International Choral Meeting Wolfgang Buchmann, %19 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
Dear singers,
A warm welcome to the Cantate Dresden 2015 in the Baroque art and cultural capital of Saxony. For the second time colourful songs of choirs from different genres and countries will sound in this European music centre, where great composers as Heinrich Schütze, Carl Maria von Weber and Robert Schumann did work.
I look forward to your voices in Dresden
Matthias Hieke
President of the Choir Union of Eastern Saxony
Through the last century the Saxonian metropolis has developed to one of Germany's most attractive cities. The old towns preserved buildings, the famous rebuilt „Frauenkirche“ (Church of Our Lady), the pedestrian zones on both river banks attracts thousands of tourists and visitors daily from around the world. Musically highlights are friendship concerts, a common concert in the heart of Dresden and a performance in the famous Church of Our Lady.
Date: Nov 5-8, 2015 + Nov 3-6, 2016
Classified ad: Accompanist Wanted for The United Methodist Church at Wentzville Mark Dumas, %19 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 United Methodist Church at Wentzville, Missouri is seeking an accompanist to play for our Adult Choir and Children's Choir rehersals on Wednesday evenings and our 9 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. This is a part-time salaried position. Please contact Rev. Mark Dumas at or call (636) 327-6377 for morre information. 
Responsibilities include:
- Providing piano and/or organ music for weekly Sunday morning worship service and special event's.
- Select appropriate prelude, offertory and postlude music for each service.
- Accompany the Adult and Children's choirs during Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning worship service, August through May and special events. (scheduled in advance)
- Accompany occasional solo/small ensemble 'special music' as scheduled throughout the year.
- Prepare and perform appropriate piano/organ 'special music' throughout the summer.
- Prepare and lead hymns and service music for worship throughout the year.
- Experience as an accompanist
- Excellent sight reading skills
- The ability to read both open score and selected voice parts
- Ability to work with amateur musicians in a supportive environment
- Strong communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
To apply, email your resume, along with names and contact information of three professional references to or call (636) 327-6377.
Announcement: Londonderry Air, "O Danny Boy" Tenor Solo, SATB, strings (violin and viola soli within), two flutes, bass clarinet James Johnson, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 work was begun in 2007, and then set aside, but recently I reorganized and completed it. The poem's first verse is presented by the soloist, followed by a variation of the melody vocalized without text, and finally the tenor is joined by the chorus for the second verse. Several instrumental interludes are included. I will soon prepare a version for organ and voices, as the instrumental parts will reduce nicely for an organ with sufficient romantic color. The vocal parts are not at all difficult. About 6:15.  ]]>Concert: Winter Holidays Concert: Songs & Parrandas by Cantigas Diana Saez, %19 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000, Washington's Premier Latino Chorus presents: "Winter Holiday Celebration: Songs & Parrandas"
When: Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 pm
Where: Bethesda United Methodist Church at Bethesda, MD.
Welcome the holiday season with Cantigas's most popular concert of the year. Enjoy a festive array of holiday songs from Latin America, Spain, and the US. Relish beautiful melodies created by Spanish Renaissance composer Francisco Guerrero and Mexican Baroque composer Juan Gutierrez de Padilla. Join our traditional holiday sing-slong! And be sure to get your tickets early: www.
Guest choir: Richard Montgomery High School Madrigals under the direction of Ronald P. Frezzo. 
Concert: Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra Present Messiah Laura Malick, %19 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 at Trinity Wall Street represents a high-water mark of the holiday season in New York City. December has long brought acclaimed annual performances of Handel’s Messiah by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. In the words of the New York Times, “to experience the full, formidable range of Messiah…let Trinity be your guide.” This season, Julian Wachner, Trinity’s Director of Music and the Arts, will lead the ensembles in the Messiah at Trinity Church (Dec 17, 19, 21) and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (Dec 18).
Trinity Wall Street was instrumental in pioneering Handel’s famous oratorio in the New World: Trinity Church presented the second American performance in 1770, besides playing a part in the American premiere of Messiah just eight months earlier and only blocks away at Burns’s Coffee House on Broadway, where the concert served as a fundraiser for Trinity’s organist. Given this history, it is fitting that it was with Messiah that Trinity Wall Street made its Lincoln Center debut three years ago, launching a new annual holiday tradition. 
Wed, Dec 17 at 7.30pm; Fri, Dec 19 at 7.30pm; Sun, Dec 21 at 3pm: Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall St) 
Thurs, Dec 18 at 7.30pm: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor
George Frideric Handel: Messiah (complete)

Dec 17, 19 & 21: $45, $75, $95; available from  or at Trinity gift shop, Broadway/Wall St
Dec 18: $45, $65, $85; available from: or from CenterCharge: 212.721.6500

Call 212-602-0800 or visit for further information
Concert: Messiah at Davidson College Christopher Gilliam, %19 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 College Choirs, Lake Norman Choral Artists, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and guest soloists will perform Handel's complete oratorio on Monday, November 24 at 7:30 PM in Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College Campus. Guest soloists are Margaret Carpenter, soprano; Charles Humphries, countertenor; Daniel Stein, tenor; and Jeffrey McEvoy, baritone. 
Tickets can be purchased at the following link, with a discount provided for our "Holiday Ticket Package" that includes the annual Holiday Gala only one week later.
If you are in the area, we hope you will join us!
Forum message: Looking for SATB version of Straw Carol Carol Schlitt, %19 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 am looking for a copy of the out of print song "Straw Carol" by FRIESEN / EKLU.  Any assistance in finding this song is greatly appreciated.
Carol Schlitt
Freeburg, IL
Forum message: Looking for recorder parts for A Midsummer Night’s Dream : Fairy Songs Patricia Abbott, %19 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%th 12NovGMT+0000 have just ordered copies of Alice Parker’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Fairy Songs, published by Treble Clef Music (TC-157), for SA and 2 recorders.
The distributor tells me the separate recorder parts are no longer available. Does anyone have a copy I could buy or borrow?
Pat Abbott
EMSB Chorale, Montreal, QC
Borrowing request: Need to borrow/rent vocal scores Bach's B Minor Mass Barbara Depman, %19 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 vocal scores for Bach's Mass in B minor
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Barenreiter 5102a
Starting: December 19, 2015
For: Until March 16, 2015
Copies: any amount up to 60
Willing to rent: Yes
We will also pay shipping costs.
Concert: Our Next Concert: Celebration of Christ the King festivity and concert to commemorate the innauguration of the New Major Altarpiece of its Parish. Victor Duart-Belloque, %19 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000
Next Sunday november 23rd at noon, we have an appointment a the Christ the King Parish of Valencia to celebrate its festivity. This year we will offer another concert, following the mass to commemorate the inauguration of the new and beautiful Mayor Altarpiece.
This Parish that was erected over the midden that hosted the remains of St Vincent Martyr, after his martyrdom inflicted by Daciano in 304 a.c. has both the importance of the hagiography of this patron saint of Valencia, and the fact that it is the Parish of the Agoustinians Fathers School that hosts Catoria Hipponnensis and that was the witness of our coral baptisim, in the some distant Christmas of 2005.
Therefore our commitment to this concert is max, and it will consist in the coral escort of the Eucharist, with our premier of the Messe Breve in C Major K 06198 of Charles Gounod for a mixed choir and organ, along with other religious pieces of our repertoir. 
Maestro Arturo Barba Sevillano  will be at the keys of the organ and Inmaculada Buriel Montoro at the conducting stage.
After the mass, and in front of the new Mayor Altarpiece, we will interpret a selection of coral peices dedicated to this happy event ant to all that have made it possible one way or another.
The program for the concerts are enclosed herewith.
Concert: Concert by Collegium Singers - "Christmas Truce" 15th December 2014 in Wellington, Somerset, England Philip Bevan, %19 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%th 12NovGMT+0000 Concert - "Christmas Truce" by Collegium Singers under conductor Peter Leech on Monday 15th December 2014 at 7.30 pm in St John's Church, Wellington, Somerset, England, TA21 8RE.
Tickets £12, Students £6, under 12's free Tel Taunton TIC 01823-336344 or book on line through our web site at
This year's Christmas concert takes the form of a commemoration of 100 years since the famous Christmas Truce during the First World War. In the week leading up to Christmas 1914, groups of British and German soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings, gifts and Christmas carols. On Christmas Eve soldiers from both sides even mingled in 'no man's land', offering each other gifts of food and souvenirs. The Christmas Truce is now seen as a symbolic moment of peace and humanity amidst the terror and slaughter of the Western Front. By the end of 1915 the high commands of both sides forbade any future 'fraternisation'.

This concert will feature both English and German Christmas carols from the WW1 period, as well as readings from both sides on the front line of battle. The focus of the readings from the British side will be letters and stories from soldiers who served with the Somerset Light Infantry. As a special tribute to the fallen, composer and conductor Peter Leech has written a new choral work, 'In Flanders Fields', for this performance. There will also be plenty of well known carols with audience participation. It will be a rare Somerset Christmas concert not to be missed!
Concert: German Choral Classics - Concert by Somerset Chamber Choir in Taunton, Somerset, England 15th February 2015 Philip Bevan, %19 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%th 11NovGMT+0000

Concert by Somerset Chamber Choir; Richard Pearce organ; Graham Caldbeck  conductor  

At Kings College Chapel, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3AB at 3pm.

Choral and organ favourites by: Bach, Brahms, Bruckner, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Reubke, Rheinberger, Schubert, Schütz & Wagner

 Tickets £18 & £15 (reserved) £11 (unreserved) Can be booked on line at or Tel 01823-336344.  Can also be purchased on the door.

Classified ad: Looking for an OrchestralNet version of ChoralNet Enrique Yuste, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 someone tell me if there is any web page or community for Orchestra similar to ChoralNet? Thanks in advance.
Concert: "The Sounds of Christmas" Concert with Adult & Childrens' Choirs + Orchestra Travis L. Boyd, %19 %b %2014 %05:%Nov:%th 5NovGMT+0000                                                    You are most cordially invited
                                        to attend a special Christmas Concert event.
                                         First Baptist Church of Duluth Worship Ministries
                                                                    will present
                                                       "The Sounds of Christmas"
                                           to share the message of God's greatest gift
                               through music, narration, media, drama vignettes, and more
                                             on Sunday, December 7th, at 6:00 p.m.

* You'll hear Christmas music, both familiar and new, that tells and celebrates the story of Christ's birth, shared by our Adult Choir and Orchestra, Children's Choir, Hearts of Praise (ladies' ensemble), our Men's Ensemble, and FBCD soloists like Sam Seaborne, Amy Becham, and Jennifer Williams Jones.

* Songs originally recorded by Casting Crowns, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and Francesca Battestelli as well as Christmas carols and chorals will bless you and allow you to worship the new born King of Kings.  These will include "Some Children See Him," "The Glorias of Christmas", "Behold That Star", "A Christmas Hymn", "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", "Jesus, Joy of the Highest Heaven", "The Sounds of Christmas", "Heaven Everywhere", "Go, Tell it on the Mountain", "He Made a Way in a Manger", and others.

* You'll experience the beauty, majesty, and joy of Christmas!

Please put this date on your calendar, and invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to "The Sounds of Christmas"! The event is FREE, and childcare will be provided for ages 4 and under.
Go to our Facebook event page for "The Sounds of Christmas" at the link below for more information (including a Google Maps link) and to register your intention to attend. 
We'll be so blessed to see you there!!/events/866914700015372/
Classified ad: Need Soprano Section Leader Rasaan Bourke, %19 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000
Seeking a versitale, professional soprano section leader for a small church chorus in Hackensack, NJ.
This opportunity for compensated work is for the Christian woman who understands that there presence is to support, and inspirer volunteer singers with their brilliantly skilled instrument.
The audition process consists of a conversation with Director of Music Rasaan Bourke, a Wednesday rehearsal with the chorus, and a Sunday worship service.
Forum message: International Choir Festival OC VIII Singapore Lukas Klein, %19 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000$20,000 in cash and awards are up for grabs!
Looking to perform in world class performing spaces in Asia?
Finding it hard to find opportunities to learn from top choir maestros from around the world?
Want to have customized learning?
Or just looking to integrate and experience the Singapore community and have great fun!
Look No Further!
The 8th edition of Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival (OCVIII) one of the most enriching choral festivals in Asia will be held in Singapore in 2015!!!
Festival Date: 23rd – 26th July 2015          *Block your calendar now!*
Festival Venue: Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall & Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Orientale Concentus is an International Choral Festival which has been held for 7 consecutive years in various countries in Asia Pacific such as China, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. With the resounding success of OCVII in Singapore this year with over 1600 participants, the upcoming eighth edition of OC will continue to be held in Singapore in 2015.
To ensure an enriching experience for all our participants, our festival provides numerous programmes including master classes conducted by our very own international adjudication panel, and social cause concerts like Concert in the Dark in 2014 and Sign of Music in 2015 -  a concert that seeks to raise awareness for the hearing impaired.
Participating groups will be able to benefit in the following ways:
·  Each participant can be part of programmes that contribute towards social causes in Singapore, what better way to learn and enjoy music by benefitting others in need!
·  Each choir will be able to receive immediate personalized feedback from the festival’s adjudicators during their individual master classes which will be based on the assessment of their performance during the festival competition zooming into problem areas for your choir!
·  Gain exposure to performing and competing at an international level
·  Networking opportunities to build relationship with choirs from different countries and cultures; and
·  Observe and learn from guest performances by outstanding demonstration choir(s)
Excited to know who will be adjudicating Orientale Concentus VIII? Keep a close watch (a) OC Website and Ace99 Facebook!!!   
Wait no longer and Register Now at to enjoy our EARLY BIRD PROMOTIONS! For a limited time only!
Should you have any queries please do feel free to contact our friendly OC Staff directly for more information:
Festival Executive - Niki Chong
Tel: (65) 6368 5692
HP: (65) 9778 9330 (Do feel free to whatsapp, viber or wechat us for a faster and more personal response!
To find out more about Ace 99 Cultural Pte Ltd and our other programmes, please visit
1.       Official Website at
2.       Facebook Page
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Please download the OC VIII prospectus for more information:
Forum message: Chamber Orchestra/Choral Version of Last Movement of Beethoven 9 Susan McCreary Duprey, %19 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 anyone know of a GOOD chamber orchestra/choral version of the last movement of Beethoven's 9th?  I'd like to program it as the last number in our 25th Anniversary concert without breaking the bank (or covering the voices of my volunteer community chorus).  Something the likes of the Linkelman edition of the Brahms' Requiem. My thanks! -Susan McCreary Duprey
Concert: Holiday Festival of Choirs at Western Illinois University James Stegall, %19 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 21 Years!
Two Performances!
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
St. Paul Catholic Church
309 West Jackson, Macomb
Concert Program:
Ticket Price: $10.00 (General admission only)
WIU Student Free with ID (One ticket per ID only)
Tickets may be purchased at the Hainline Theatre Box Office, 309.298.2900.
The Hainline Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Friday from Noon to 5p.
Remaining tickets will be sold at the door if the performances are not sold out.
Get your tickets soon as these performances are often sold out!
Featured Choral Ensembles...
The Western Illinois University Singers
The Western Illinois University Concert Choir
The Western Illinois University Madrigal Singers
With Special Guests...
The Macomb High School Madrigal Singers
The Macomb High School Concert Choir
The De Soto High School Choir, De Soto, MO

We are pleased to bring you the annual Holiday Festival of Choirs, now celebrating 21 years of inspired performances for the Macomb and WIU community.  We will present two performances in a seamless presentation of beautiful and uplifting holiday choral music.  The concert features the choirs of choral graduates from the Western Illinois University School of Music along with our Western Illinois University Singers, Madrigal Singers, and Concert Choir.  Gayle Cooper will again be the Holiday Festival organist.  Audience members will join the Holiday Festival Choir on the carol sing along including our traditional singing of  "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.
Concert: Winter Concert - Bucks-Mont Camerata Chorus - Free Admission Tery Kelly, %18 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 ]]>Announcement: Perform in Austria with Rollo Dilworth - Notes of Joy Choir Festival, June 2016 Michael Clohesy, %18 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 Austria 2016 Choir Festival with Rollo Dilworth

Dear Director

If you’re thinking of a 2016 concert tour then consider joining me and the KIconcerts team in Austria. Our 2016 Notes of Joy Festival features individual performances, combined gala concerts in Vienna and Salzburg as well as extension touring and further concerts.

Our festivals are a great blend of individual ensemble touring as well as combined rehearsal and performance.

Any ensemble traveling overseas needs time to experience new cultures and the people of the great cities they are visiting as well as to have their own performance spotlight. Many also enjoy joining with other choirs in exceptional venues in front of large audiences under the Artistic Director of their chosen festival.

Nothing matches the spirit of international touring, little replicates a lifetime’s musical memories and the joy evident on singers’ faces when performing in some of Europe’s finest acoustics.

We all know that international touring is a major undertaking, but one that we see communities support as their ensembles are elevated to the world stage. There are few international choral destinations as compelling as Austria.

Let us know if touring overseas in 2016 is achievable for your ensemble Rollo Dilworth
Rollo Dilworth

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Forum message: Looking for copies of, "Just One Person" Richard Nutting, %18 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 Emerson's arrangement of "Just One Person" from the musical, "Snoopy" is no longer available. Wondering if anyone out there has a copy I can have or borrow. I'd love to do this with my choir. Thanks for your help.
Rich Nutting
Colorado Springs, CO
Forum message: Substitution for drums in choral arranging Micah Horton, %18 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000 everyone,
I'm working on arranging a song for SSA and piano. The original is for solo vocalist, piano, bass, and drum set. There is one section that umps from pianissimo vocals and light piano accompaniment to a driving 16-bar forte section where the drum rhythms are carrying the forward progression, and the vocals are soaring.y arrangement is going to leave out the drums, but I'm having a hard time imagining how to recreate the same impassioned, driving feel with the choir and piano without the piano accompaniment getting too abrasive. Suggestions?
Concert: Children's Festival Chorus to present Winter Concert Edwina French, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh will present a program of holiday music called "A Season of Hope" on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 PM at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church located at 116 South Highland Avenue.  The program will be led by Shawn Funk, interim artistic director and conductor of the Bel Canto Choir.  He will be assisted by associate conductors Angela Evans and Steven Schmidt. 
Tickets priced form $12-$30 can be purchased at the door, or online at Showclix.
The program includes:
Come All You People (Uyai mose) by Alexander Gondo
Give Us Hope by Jim Papoulis
Gloria Deo! by Mary Lynn Lightfoot
Hashivenu - arr. Doreen Rao
Bist Du Bei Mir , by JS Bach
Gospel Train, Spiritual, arr. Shirley McRae
Patapan, Spiritual, arr. Audrey Snyder
O Let the Merry Bells Ring, by GF Handel
A La Nanita Nana, Spansih lullabye arr. David Eddleman
Sleep My Baby by Alec Rowley
Born, Born in Bethlehem, Spiritual, arr. Donald Moore
Brother James’s Air by James Leith Macbeth Bain,  arr. Gordon Jacob
Panis Angelicus , arr. Lee Kjelson
Hanukkah Holiday, by Linda Swears
Sing We Noel, by Lana Walter
It's Snowing, Medley arr. By Hillary Kinsale
The Sleigh (A la Russe), by Richard Kountz
Classified ad: Organist and Choral Accompanist Mark Singleton, %18 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000
Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, CT, is seeking applications for the position of Organist and Choir Accompanist.  This is a part-time, 15 hour a week position. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and three references to Mark Singleton, Director of Music, at  The deadline for applying is December 10th, 2014.
Requisite qualifications for the position will be:
  • Bachelor degree in music.  Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years experience as church organist and choir accompanist
  • Ability to play multiple keyboard instruments including organ, piano, harpsichord and posativ organ
  • Strong proficiency in reading open score (including 4 – 12 part music) and orchestral reductions
  • Strong ability to improvise, employ free hymn accompaniments/harmonizations and utilize the full breadth of registration of the organ
  • Experience in playing in multiple styles of music from traditional to contemporary
  • Experience in Liturgical Worship preferred
Immanuel Church has a reputation as one of the finest traditional church music programs in Connecticut.  The Organist will be required to accompany the Chancel Choir (semi-professional ensemble) the Chancel Ensemble (all professional ensemble) and the children’s choir. 
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education.
Immanuel Congregational Church is an equal opportunity employer.
Classified ad: Supplemental Holiday and Miscellaneous Event Ringer Available Kevin Tucker, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000,  
 I truly hope that this correspondence finds you well and prosperous. My name is Kevin Tucker (Tenor) . I'm interested in offering my services as a staff singer for supplemental holiday and misc. events. I've been performing for twenty years, specializing in American based music and classical. I have performed many musically diverse programs that are noted for their musicality and versatility. I performed with the Martina Arroyo: Prelude to a Performance, Americolor Opera Alliance, American Opera Projects, Herndon Home Jazz Series, True Colors Theatre Company, the Moses Hogan Music Festival and local churches. I am confident that I can bring a high level of spiritual comfort, professionalism and passionate musicality. Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have and I thank you in advance for your consideration.
 Kevin Tucker
 404-389-7709 ]]>
Concert: Edina Chorale - An American Portrait Thomas Paulson, %18 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 American Portrait
Edina Chorale
Thomas Paulson, Music Director/Conductor
Saturday November 22, 2014 7:30 PM - South View Middle School Auditorium, 4725 South View Lane, Edina, MN
Sunday November 23, 2014 7:00 PM - Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, MN
The Edina Chorale, Edina, MN sings music from the broad spectrum of American culture including music of Billings, Barber, Copland, Randall Thompson & Woody Guthrie. The concert will also include Minnesota composers Daniel Kallman (In Endless Song - American Folk Song Suite) and 23-year-old Connor Koppin (i carry your heart).
Forum message: ACDA Nat'l Conference looking for female roommate(s) Jesse Nance, %18 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000'm a female graduate student at Southern Methodist University, and I'm looking for other females to split a room with.  Many of the hotels are filling up quickly, so the sooner we could figure this out, the better.  Replies will be sent directly to me. ]]>Classified ad: Choral Conducting Graduate Assistantship at Long Island University Mark Shapiro, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 Post (formerly the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) is accepting applications for the 2015-17 graduate assistantship in choral conducting.  The opportunity carries full tuition remission plus stipend plus on-campus housing.  The assistant works with Dr. Mark Shapiro, Associate Professor of Music and LIU Post Director of Choral Activities, helping to administer and direct the LIU Post Chorus and the LIU Post Chamber Singers.  The assistant may also become involved with Dr. Shapiro's award-winning ensembles in New York City, The Cecilia Chorus of New York and Cantori New York.  Degree programs include M.A. in Music with concentration in performance, or with concentration in Theory/Composition, or with concentration in History.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.  Please contact Dr. Shapiro at or by phone at 516-299-2949 to discuss your intention to apply, and for application instructions.  Visit for more information about this historic and beautiful campus, in close proximity to New York City. ]]>Concert: Schola Cantorum on Hudson Presents: You Are the Music Sara Sarakanti, %18 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000

$20 advance

$25 at the door

Sat, December 13, 2014 8pm @ St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel

Works by Sametz, Runestad, Shank, Dickau, Forrest, and more, speak to music as a uniquely powerful catalyst for engaging the divine, engaging each other, even reaching deeper within ourselves. Largely featuring music written within Schola’s 20 seasons (!), favorites from the American choral canon by Thompson and Foster will also be included.

Unique choral offering in the holiday season!

Repertoire scheduled:

Thompson - Ye Shall Have a Song

Runestad - Alleluia

Shank - Musica animam tangens

York - To Music

arr. Johnson - Hard Times

Handel - Music, Spread thy voice around

Weist - Musica Dei Donum Optimi

Dickau - If Music Be the Food of Love

Mochnick - Music, When Soft Voices Die (from Shelly Songs)

Paulus - When Music Sounds

Brunner - I am in need of music

Willsher - Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing

Samitz - I Have Had Singing

Forrest - You Are the Music

As is our custom, the audience will help conclude the concert in the singing of a familiar carol.

Classified ad: Organist/Pianist/Accompanist Wanted - Immediate Hire! Jacqueline Cote', %18 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville, CT is seeking a permanent weekend organist/pianist. Immediate hire!
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.
  • Accompany the cantor, choir, and congregation and perform solos for our 3 weekend masses
  • Accompany choir rehearsals
  • Accompany and perform solos for Holy Days of Obligation during Christmas, Easter, and other times throughout the year
  • Work closely with the music director and collaborate on weekly projects
  • High proficiency in piano and organ
  • Experience accompanying choral ensembles and soloists both in performances and in rehearsals
  • Sight reading skills
  • Previous experience in a Catholic Church setting preferred, but willing to train the right candidate
  • We are a close knit group, so it is important to have good people skills
If interested, please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jacqueline Cote, Music Director at
Concert: Holiday Sing with Orchestra of St. Luke's Sarah Koop, %18 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
Orchestra of St. Luke’s popular Holiday Sing returns, bringing voices of the community together in a celebration of the season. Surround yourself with the sounds and spirit of the holidays, and sing your favorite songs and carols accompanied by OSL. Stay for a reception with hot chocolate and other holiday treats!
FREE; reservations required. RSVP:
Announcement: New York City Choir Seeking Singers James Meaders, %18 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000

Urban Kantorei Seeking Singers!

Join us for a brief informational meeting for Urban Kantorei's 2015 Concert Season on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Quinn's Pub (356 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036).

Urban Kantorei is a mixed-voice choral ensemble of 36 voices whose membership ranges in age from 20 to 40. The ensemble is committed first and foremost to an uncompromisingly high artistic standard. Repertoire is mostly unaccompanied and the ensemble embraces a vast array of music from multiple periods and styles. Urban Kantorei is also committed to service-related and social activities for its members. The conductor is Dr. James M. Meaders.

Visit for more information.

Concert: Columbia Choral Society presents Eleanor Daley's Requiem, Sunday, Nov. 23 Matthew Caine, %18 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 Choral Society (Columbia, SC)
Fall Concert: In medio temporum
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4:00pm
Daley, Requiem
Finzi, Magnificat
Poulenc, Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Holst, Christmas Day
Williamson, This Christmas Night
Tickets: General-$15; Seniors (65+)-$12; Students (with valid ID)-$5
Tickets may be purchased in person or online
Christ Chapel, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
4201 N. Main Street
Columbia, SC
For more information, please visit
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Classified ad: Riser Railings Needed - Dec.5-6 (DC, NoVA) Christi Schwarten, %18 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 Thank you!

~Christi Esterly Schwarten
Executive Director
Fairfax Choral Society
703-642-3277]]>Classified ad: Bass Staff Singer Mari Reive, %18 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000 January 2015, bass needed for small Episcopal choir.  Good reading skills needed.  Familiarity with the Episcopal liturgy helpful but not required. We sing music In the Episcopal/Anglican tradition. Commitment involves Wednesday evening rehearsals and a 10:00 Sunday morning Eucharist. Extra services as required.  This position requires a responsible person who will mix well with his fellow singers. Email for more info or to schedule an audition. Students are encouraged to apply.

Announcement: Leipzig Conducting Workshop jeff hazewinkel, %18 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000
June 21-28, 2015
Leipzig, Germany
For additional information email
Join us in Leipzig, Germany for a week of in-
depth conducting study and learn directly through 
hands-on experience with a world-class period 
instrument orchestra. Selected participants will 
conclude the week by leading the Bach Institute 
Chamber Choir and Leipzig Baroque Orchestra 
(LBO) in literature by various Baroque masters, 
including Handel, Telemann and Schütz. Hav-
ing celebrated its 800th Birthday in 2012, the St. 
Thomas Church, home to J.S. Bach for 27 years, 
offers an historic venue for participants to conduct 
and perform, creating a memorable experience. 
Led by Christopher Cock and the LBO, partici-
pants will sing “Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele,” BWV 
180, in the context of the liturgy of the St. Thomas 
Church. Performing a cantata in the church where 
Bach first performed his five cycles of cantatas 
and other major works, including the Passions 
according to St. Matthew and St. John is a remark-
able experience.
Christopher M. Cock is the Director of Choral and Vocal
Activities at Valparaiso University. He founded and directs the Bach 
Institute at Valparaiso University and has forged a unique career 
path combining the roles of conductor and performer. Dr. Cock has 
led four residencies of the Valparaiso University Chorale at the St. 
Thomas Church in Leipzig, conducting numerous cantatas of J.S. 
Bach and many choral masterworks.
His experience leading the works of J.S. Bach includes many perfor-
mances of the Christmas Oratorio, the Mass in B minor, and both 
passions -- on several occasions he has led passions as conductor/
evangelist, including the St. John Passion with the Leipzig Baroque 
Orchestra in the Castle Church, Wittenberg Germany.  These 
performances marked the beginning of a successful partnership 
with the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra that has continued for the past 
Dr. Cock has established important professional relationships 
with the Thomanerchor and the Bach Archiv and has enjoyed 
the in-depth mentorship of Helmuth Rilling, Robert Shaw and 
Maurice Skones. He has appeared as both a soloist and conductor in 
Carnegie Hall and with the Bach Choir of Berlin.  Through his lead-
ership he has established a strong relationship with the St. Thomas 
Church, a relationship now formalized with an agreement of future 
collaboration, the only such agreement with an American universi-
ty.  In October 2017 he will lead the Valparaiso University Chorale 
as the only international choir to be invited to the 500th anniversary 
celebration of the Reformation in Wittenberg Germany.
Workshop Highlights:
- Conducting tutelage under the direction of 
Christopher M. Cock, director of the Bach Institute at Valpara-
iso University.
- Each conducting participant will have a minimum of two 
hours of podium time, including opportunities to conduct the 
Leipzig Baroque Orchestra.
- Each conducting participant will conduct two short works 
in services at the St. Thomas Church, one a cappella and one 
- Members of the Leipzig Baroque Orchestra will offer classes 
demonstrating instrumental techniques using historic instru-
- Musicology Lectures offered by Dr. Katherina Uhde, Valpara-
iso University.
- All participants will sing cantata Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele
BWV 180, under the direction of Dr. Cock.
For additional information email
Application Deadline: January 15 2015
Announcement: Announcing the New England Conservatory M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy (Applications due December 1) Ian Howell, %16 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000

Dear colleagues and friends, 

If you have promising students looking into graduate programs, please pass along this info about our new Vocal Pedagogy program at the New England Conservatory. We have both choral and opera tracks, and Boston's vibrant choral/ensemble singing community is just steps away. 

There is still time to submit an application (December 1 deadline).


Ian Howell


NEC’s revitalized vocal pedagogy program creates a valuable space at the conservatory in which students may study the history of their art form, consider the wisdom that comes down to us from the past, and think about the way in which they carry on the practice of classical singing in the present. Students may pursue the Master of Music degree in vocal pedagogy, but these classes are also open to and popular with performance majors. Firmly rooted in a historical study of Garcia, Marchesi, Lamperti, Bassini, and their like (pedagogues who knew how to build strong, flexible voices), the curriculum examines how a teacher may condition a singing body and bring it into a state of optimal coordination. This approach is blended with cutting edge research, anatomy, literature, history, comparative pedagogical studies, historical recordings, computer analysis, and voice synthesis to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the function, resonance, registration, and potential of the human voice.

Figure 6. Tracking the first five formants, marked F1-F5.The NEC Voice and Sound Analysis Laboratory is the first of its kind in Boston. Students are able to use this facility for real-time biofeedback, research projects, and to hone their ability to hear—first with, and later without computer assistance—the characteristic timbres of both successful and unsuccessful vocal registration. As a research resource, the lab allows us to take objective measurements of the often subjective act of singing. However, one of the greatest values of such a lab in a conservatory environment is to help cultivate—through ear training exercises—a more nuanced understanding of what to listen for in a singer. In a sense, we can use the technology to train our ears to not need the technology.

Read more at the NEC Vocal Pedagogy Blog.


Vocal Pedagogy Coursework

Highlights of the Vocal Pedagogy program at NEC

  • Introductory and Advanced Vocal Pedagogy coursework
  • In-depth study of anatomy, acoustics, and the history of vocal pedagogy—with a classical emphasis, but inclusive of CCM
  • Practicum-based learning with opportunities to teach and observe voice lessons
  • The opportunity for an independent study with a student guided emphasis
  • Four semesters of studio instruction with NEC’s renowned voice faculty
  • Performance opportunity with NEC’s opera and choral programs
  • Master of Music degree available

Contact NEC Admissions at or 617-585-1101 or visit to learn more about our program, schedule a visit, or apply to our Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy Degree.



Ian Howell, Vocal Pedagogy Director

_H7S6822Praised by the New York Daily News for his “rich voice, capable of great dramatic force,” and San Francisco Classical Voice for the “heart at the core of his soulful sound,” Ian Howell sings with a warm and seamless tone rarely heard from countertenors. In 2006, Mr. Howell won First Prize at the American Bach Soloists International Solo Competition and Third Prize at the Oratorio Society of New York’s Vocal Competition. His debut solo CD, 1685 and the Art of Ian Howell with American Bach Soloists was released in March 2009. From 2000-04 Ian performed and recorded with the Grammy award winning ensemble Chanticleer. He regularly sings with the finest North American baroque orchestras, and is particularly sought out for his expertise in the music of Bach and Handel. Mr. Howell has taught at Yale, Swarthmore, and Rutgers Camden, and was a 2013 NATS Teaching Intern. He was the founding editor of, an online journal covering career and technique issues for singers. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Voice from Yale University and is completing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at The New England Conservatory where his research focuses on practical applications of a timbre-based framework for hearing vocal registration events.

Classified ad: Sight Singing in Middle School S-Cubed Dale Duncan, %18 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%th 11NovGMT+0000 new year is coming soon, and that is the perfect time to start S-Cubed (Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners).  The price has been slashed to $129 for one week starting now.
Here is the link:
Hundreds of teachers are using it in their classrooms!
Read some reviews here and learn more about the program:
Price will increase in January.  Get the discount now and begin studying it before the new year so you can get your middle school beginners reading!
Concert: A Spotless Rose: Music for Advent - The Chamber Singers of Keene Matthew Leese, %18 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%th 11NovGMT+0000
The Chamber Singers of Keene will present’A Spotless Rose’ – Music for Advent on Saturday, December 6th at 7pm at the United Church of Christ at the head of the square in Keene, NH. The concert, directed by Matthew Leese features uplifting Christmas music through the ages by Palestrina, Praetorius, Billings, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Howells and Lauridsen. The Chamber Singers of Keene is an auditioned vocal ensemble in the Monadnock region dedicated to performing sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance through the contemporary era.
Tickets are $12 in advance (available through choir members) or $15 at the door, Free with Student ID.
Concert: 2 Performances of Handel's Messiah Cap LA Master Chorale's Seasonal Offerings Susan Gordon, %18 %b %2014 %09:%Nov:%th 9NovGMT+0000
Adding a final flourish to the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two concerts of Handel’s Messiah on Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7 pm, at Disney Hall.  Featuring 40 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra and four gifted soloists from the Chorale’s ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio – rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass and lush orchestrations – performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country.  The soloists are Christina Bristow, soprano; Niké St. Clair, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; and Chung Uk Lee, baritone. Composed in a mere 24 days, Handel’s 1741 English-language oratorio continues to be the composer’s most popular work and may be the most performed classical work of all time.
 “Handel’s Messiah is the ultimate musical stocking stuffer,” says Gershon.  “It is universally beloved and is thrilling to conduct, especially in Disney Hall with its unparalleled acoustics.” 
The Messiah concerts are the last of four holiday programs presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall in December.  The choir’s other seasonal offerings include the 34th Annual “Messiah Sing-Along,” December 7, 7 pm; “Festival of Carols,” December 13, 2 pm; and “Rejoice: A Cappella Christmas,” December 14, 7 pm.
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.
Concert: CHRISTMAS AROUND NEW YORK Nicole Guberman, %18 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000 AROUND NEW YORK

December 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm and December 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm 

The New York Choral Society (NYCS), under the direction of Music Director David Hayes, is taking Christmas Around New York, a festive and unique Christmas program, to new audiences across New York City. The first performance, in Manhattan, is a “rush hour” concert on Wednesday, December 10 at 6:30 pm at Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street; the second, in Staten Island, is a family-oriented matinee performance on Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 pm at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. The program, performed with brass and organ, is a mix of traditional, classical and contemporary music of the season and includes a traditional Christmas Carol audience sing-a-long. This is a program designed to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

Music Director David Hayes says, “I’m extremely pleased to be entering my third season as Music Director. This season, we are expanding our performances to new venues across New York City while continuing to provide exciting and thought-provoking programming to audiences in Carnegie Hall.”


The New York Choral Society (NYCS), founded in 1958, has become known by audiences and critics for the quality of its performances and the diversity of its repertoire, which encompasses well-known choral masterworks as well as many compositions rarely heard in concert halls. The 175-voice symphonic chorus has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious music venues around the world.

For more than half a century NYCS has enriched the cultural life of the New York community by performing a rich variety of choral music from classic to contemporary pieces, including newly commissioned works, to some 10,000 people per year; and by fostering interest and participation in choral music through education and community outreach, especially to children. Since 1984 the singers of NYCS have also served as “ambassadors of music” abroad, with concert tours to Italy, Austria, China, France, Israel, Mexico, Croatia, Greece, the Czech Republic, and Sicily. In 2014, NYCS toured Central Europe and performed in a high mass in St. Stephens Cathedral, Vienna, in Mátyás-templom, Budapest, and at Banffy Castle in Romania.  

David Hayes, Music Director of the New York Choral Society

David Hayes is a conductor with an unusually broad range of repertory, spanning the symphonic, oratorio/choral and operatic genres.  His role as Music Director of the New York Choral Society complements his existing roles as Music Director of The Philadelphia Singers; Music Director of the Mannes Orchestra; and Staff Conductor of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.  The 2014-2015 season marks Mr. Hayes’ third season as Music Director of the New York Choral Society.

Mr. Hayes has served on the conducting staff of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2001–2011. He has also served as a cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic as well as for Sir Andre Previn on the Curtis Symphony Orchestra’s 1999 European Tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Recent guest-conducting engagements have included a production of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore for Opera Memphis, conducting Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and the East Coast Premiere performances of Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of Soul for the Opera Company of Philadelphia as well as conducting the finals of the Fulbright Piano Competition with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra.

Past seasons have included concerts with such significant ensembles as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra 2001, Curtis Opera Theatre, European Center for Opera and Vocal Art, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Washington Chorus, Louisiana Philharmonic, Berkshire Choral Festival and the Verbier Festival.

Trained as a violinist and violist, Hayes received his Bachelor of Music in musicology from the University of Hartford and a diploma in Orchestral Conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Otto-Werner Mueller. He also studied with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux School.  He served on the Board of Directors of Chorus America from 2000-2009.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Christmas Around New York

David Hayes, conductor

Saint Peter’s Church – Lexington Avenue at 54th St. – Manhattan

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm 

Christmas Around New York

Michael Ciavaglia, conductor

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden – Staten Island



For ticket information visit



Dan Dutcher | 917-566-8413 |

Classified ad: Bass Choral Scholar Needed Starting January 2015 Jason Fishburn, %18 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000
Roberts Park United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Indianapolis seeks a Bass Choral Scholar.  The Chancel Choir sings through the beginning of June on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings including Christmas Eve, Easter, and Holy Week services.  We break for summer and resume at the end of August.  Solo and small group opportunities will be available throughout the season.  Each Choral Scholar must be a proficient sight singer.  
For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Jason Fishburn, Choir Director, at  We also welcome volunteer singers to the choir.  
To learn more about Roberts Park, please visit:  
Announcement: Away In A Manger For SATB (no divisi) accompanied Michael Sandvik, %18 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000 arrangement of "Away In A Manger" is now available to the public.
Simple, beautiful, and tender, the piece uses the slightly less common tune cradle song as its basis. Though simple, it has proved effective with choirs from beginning levels to college level. Right now, through December 10, it is on a 25% off sale (along with all my available Christmas music).
**While considering the music, feel free to print a complimentary perusal score for your convenience. **
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
Forum message: Starting a boy's choir-- Years 7-12 Chris Burcin, %17 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 am seeking good, catchy pieces to engage a newly formed boy's choir at an all-boys Catholic school. Students will be aged 11-17. The school has a culture of singing for liturgies but they haven't been able to keep a concert choir going.
I need a few pieces which are easy enough to allow quick success and that will hook the fellas in. I am assuming the trebles can double up an octave but would be thrilled to find suggestions properly voiced for:
  • trebles + T and/or B
  • four-part (including trebles)
  • TTBB (no treble)
I am open to repertoire suggestions that are more challenging which I might use in the future, but for the moment I need a few pieces to make sure I grab their interest. Thanks!
Classified ad: One time Christmas Eve Organist Derek Bates, %18 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 am the Choir Director at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mound, MN. I am looking for an Organist for our 6 pm Christmas Eve service. 9 hymns, Prelude and Postlude. The music is already picked. This would be a one time gig paying a flat rate of $150-175 depending upon how far you are driving. If interested please contact Derek Bates at 330-324-3899 or via Email Thanks ]]>Announcement: Launching Melbourne International Singers Festival 2015 - Earlybird Registrations are Now Open! Caroline Knaggs, %18 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000'An unforgettable experience, not just a festival'
5 - 8 June 2015
Queen's Birthday weekend
Now in its 6th year, Australia's most exciting singers festival for choirs and individual singers, is proud to present internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer from USA, here for the first time in Australia, Kirby Shaw
along with choir-in-residence, multi-award winning The Australian Voices and Gordon Hamilton
Work with international conductors, composers and arrangersin some of Australia's finest venues.
Workshops & events include:
  • PD Training session for conductors & educators with Kirby Shaw on Thursday 4th June
  • MELBOURNE EISTEDDFOD Community Choirs Competition adjudicated by Kirby Shaw on Friday 5th June
  • CHOIR MASTERCLASS with Kirby & Markita Shaw on Saturday 6th June - afternoon (Limit of 4 - 5 choirs)
  • Perform RUTTER'S GLORIA conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire 
  • THE AUSTRALIAN VOICES in Concert on Saturday 6th June - evening
  • 'BEST of BRITISH' Proms concert at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 7th June
  • ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY choirs directed by Dr Jonathon Welch AM 
  • GRAND FINALE CONCERT in Deakin Edge on Monday 8th June
Registrations open now....amazing value!!! 
$99 Adult / $79 Conc (Earlybird price)
$149 Adult / $129 Conc (Regular price)
$189 Adult / $169 Conc (On-Site price) 
NB: If registering as a choir, complimentary entry for music directors & accompanists plus performance opportunities available.
Kirby & Markita Shaw Masterclass (Sat 6th June) - $499 per choir 
(Work one on one with the amazing Kirby Shaw and his remarkable wife, Markita.
Please register separately for this event. Limit of 4 - 5 choirs involved) 
For further information, please contact:
Festival Manager: Jan Hamilton 0419 337283
Register at
Forum message: Large works for University choir Melissa Ratcliff, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000'm looking for some large works that can be done for choir with Organ, or small chamber orchestra/ensemble. Works we've done in the past include:
- Rutter requiem
- Durufle requiem
- Robert Ray Gospel Mass
- Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
- Brahms Requiem
I'm looking for something 30 minutes length or longer, at least intermediate difficulty, with a big preference for secular music, or music on more modern themes. The Jenkins Armed Man would be great, if it didn't require a huge orchestra, but anything like that would be great. Any suggestions?
Concert: The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Holiday Masterworks by Poulenc and Vaughan Williams on December 13 at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan Jeffrey James, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000
November 17, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Holiday Masterworks by Poulenc and Vaughan Williams on December 13 at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan
What: The Cecilia Chorus of New York Presents Poulenc and Vaughan Williams
When: Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Where: Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th St. and 7th Ave. in Manhattan
New York, NY – The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, will present two major masterworks for chorus and orchestra by Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams, on Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan.
The 150-voice chorus, full orchestra, and vocal soloists will perform two seasonal favorites,  Poulenc’s  Gloria  and Vaughan Williams’ Hodie: A Christmas Cantata. Soloists making their Carnegie Hall debuts will be soprano Liv Redpath, of Harvard University and Wolf Trap Opera, tenor Daniel T. Curran, of Glimmerglass and the New York City Opera and baritone Takaoki Onishi, Chicago Lyric Opera Young Artist 2015-16. Joining the Cecilia Chorus onstage for the Hodie, and also making its Carnegie Hall debut, will be The Every Voice Concert Choir, a children’s ensemble in residence at Teacher’s College of Columbia University, directed by Nicole Becker.  “Both works,” according to conductor Mark Shapiro, “are festive, but Poulenc’s celebration is formal, ritualized, and reverent…. while Vaughan Williams sketches the happy, outdoorsy rambunctiousness of a family holiday.”  
Tickets for the December 13 concert range from $25 to $85, and can be purchased online at, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at 57th St. and 7th Ave.
For more information about this concert, visit or call 646-638-2535.
The Cecilia Chorus of New York, a secular chorus, was founded in 1906  by Metropolitan Opera coach Victor Harris. Since its’ founding, the Chorus has evolved into one of the finest avocational performing arts organizations in New York City. Recent performance highlights have included the commission and premiere of Tom Cipullo’s Credo for a Secular City  at Carnegie Hall in Spring 2014, the New York premiere of the Mass in D (1892) by Dame Ethel Smyth and revivals of works by Peter Mennin and Isabella Leonarda, as well as the Chorus’s first-ever commission/premiere for Carnegie Hall, Divis Cetera by Raphael Fusco in 2012.  The Cecilia Chorus of New York was awarded third place for The American Prize in Choral Performance in 2013.
Music Director Mark Shapiro was appointed the seventh Music Director of The Cecilia Chorus of New York in 2011. He is one of a handful of artistic leaders in North America to have won a prestigious ASCAP Programming Award four times, achieving the unique distinction of winning such an award with more than one ensemble. His work has been praised by The New York Times for its “virtuosity and assurance,” and “uncommon polish,” and characterized by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger as “erudite and far-reaching.” His bio is online at
For photos or press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Art Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
Announcement: Getting the Word Out: Tips on developing an effective online communication strategy Anne Longmore, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's Director of Marketing recently presented a strategic online communication workshop at two Canadian choral conferences: Podium and Sing Ontario. Anne's presentation provided lots of practical tips on how choirs can extend what they are already doing into their website and social media. As a companion to the workshops, Anne created a website which includes lots of tips, visuals and links to other helpful resources. The website has been recently updated with additional social media content based on the Sing Ontario presentation.
Visit the website:
Concert: Temple University Concert Choir performs Martin's Mass for Double Choir John Romeri, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 University Concert Choir performs Martin's Mass for Double Choir
Sunday, March 15, 2014 | 3PM
For Tickets: Click Here

Temple University Concert Choir
Dr. Paul Rardin – Conductor

Martin Mass for Double Choir
Bruckner Os justi
Bruckner Christus factus est
Bruckner Ave Maria
Jackson A Prayer of King Henry VI
Szymko Illumina le tenebrae

The Temple University Concert Choir presents Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir. One of the great masterpieces of the 20th century a cappella repertoire, this piece is both modern and ancient at the same time, weaving together chant-inspired melodies into an ethereal tapestry of harmony. The program also features works composed for great spaces by Anton Bruckner, Gabriel Jackson, Joan Szymko, and Franz Biebl.

Concert: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir rings in the holiday season Dec 10th with the help of the Canadian Staff Band Anne Longmore, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 Wednesday, December 10th the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.  This year the Choir welcomes the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band, and concert organist David Briggs.
The concert will include a wide range of choral music fit for the season, from Gabrieli’s Jubilate Deo with the triumphant sound of full choir, organ and band, to Eric Whitacre’s contemplative Lux Aurumque sung by the choir who will be spread out around the church.  There will be traditional favourites, brass band music for the season performed by the incomparable Canadian Staff Band, and seasonal stories narrated by Noel Edison.  A carol sing-along will encourage the audience to add their voices to this welcome to the holiday season. 
The evening’s program includes:
Sussex Carol
Silent Night
Hark! The Herald-Angels Sing (Audience sing-along with the band and organ)
Angelus ad pastores ait (choir, band and organ)
Jubilate Deo (choir, band and organ)
What Child is this?
Ding dong! Merrily on High
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Audience sing-along with band and organ)
Lux Aurumque
Away in the Manger
Hodie, Christus natus est
In the bleak mid-winter
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Carol of the Bells
The First Nowell (Audience sing-along with band and organ)
Organ improvisation by David Briggs
Brass band music with The Canadian Staff Band
Visit the concert webpage:
Rick Phillip’s informative program notes about the role of brass bands at Christmas are available online:
For those who can’t make it to Yorkminster Park, the concert will also be webcast on livestream at:
Festival of Carols
December 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.
Noel Edison, conductor and narrator
Caron Daley, associate conductor
David Briggs, organ
Canadian Staff Band,
                John Lam, bandmaster
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Tickets: $35 to $76; $35 to $70 for seniors; VoxTix $20 for 30 years and under. Tickets are available from the TMC Box Office:  416-598-0422, ext 221 or online at   
Concert program is subject to change without notice.
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Concert: Handel's Messiah with Vox Ama Deus John Romeri, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 Ama Deus performs Handel's Messiah
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 7PM
A Philadelphia Tradition!  On original Baroque instruments, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the Story of the Season. Bright trumpets, grand voices of choristers and dazzling soloists stir, awaken, excite and uplift. From haunting melodies to the great "Halleluja Chorus", this is Christmas at its best!
For Tickets: Click Here
Concert: Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers John Romeri, %17 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 with the Philadelphia Singers
Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 8PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 3PM
The Philadelphia Singers' season kicks off in December with everyone's favorite holiday tradition.  This year's concert will feature a brass quintet in beautiful pieces such as C.T. Pachelbel's Magnificat and Giovanni Gabrieli's In Eccelsiis.  The concert will also feature TPS Jennifer Higdon's composition Deep in the Night.  Specifically curated to take advantage of the beautiful resonance of the Cathedral Basilica, this concert is the quintessential celebration of the season!
For Tickets: Click Here
Announcement: Boston Choral Ensemble - 8th Annual Composition Competition Lisa Tierney, %17 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 
Boston Choral Ensemble's Annual Composition Competition aims to identify a talented composer and support her or him in the performance of a new work for chamber choir to be premiered by Boston Choral Ensemble. The commissioned work will be rehearsed, prepared, and integrated into the Ensemble’s program during the calendar year 2015. Boston Choral Ensemble is a highly-skilled, auditioned choir of volunteers. The Ensemble is soliciting proposals for unaccompanied choral works under 10 minutes in length. Competition specifics and application instructions can be found at
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Competition Prize: US$1,500
Classified ad: Concert Booker Myles Glancy, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000

The American Boychoir, the premier boys' choir of the United States, seeks a Concert Booker to provide a wide variety of bookings for the choir in different venues such as churches and performing arts centers and with other ensembles such as orchestras and other children's choirs. The successful applicant will work in the music department, directly with the Music Director, the General Manager, and Tour Manager administering successful worldwide bookings.  Responsibilities include but not limited to: booking 4 2-3 week tours per year, run outs, school programs, orchestral engagements, routing a tour, negotiating fees, issuing and processing contracts in a timely manner, finding successful collaborations on the road, maintaining database, finding new leads, cultivating good working relationships with presenters including post-performance follow-up, adhering to budgets and documenting weekly progress. The ability to effectively communicate complete, accurate and timely information throughout the process is critical. Candidates must thrive in a fast paced environment, be assertive in their dealings and show initiative and care in their work, and relay interest, passion and excitement when selling the choir.


  • Candidates must have some knowledge and appreciation for the performing arts
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to meet agreed deadlines and consistently deliver high quality results
  • A quick learner who is able to digest and understand information in a timely manner
  • Service-oriented
  • Comfortable negotiating
  • Collect payments according to the contract terms
  • Typing skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs) and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Practical experience of keeping methodical systems and orderly records and files while looking for opportunities to improve processes
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative in problem-solving and offer solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in writing, on the phone and in person
  • A positive attitude with an enthusiastic approach to work
  • Interest in and ability to work in an ever-changing environment
  • Highly motivated, adaptable and efficient
  • Prepare periodic financial and accounting statements
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and collaborate with others as part of a team
  • Willingness to attend performances
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Desirable skills

  • Experience working with arts organizations and/or arts management companies is preferred
  • Prior experience in booking/sales
Salary: Commensurate with experience
This is an entry-level position.
This is a full-time position with benefits.

Prospective candidates should send a resume and cover letter to The review process will begin Monday, November 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.


Classified ad: Piano Accompanist for 4 PM Xmas Eve Children's service Adam Podd, %17 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000 Unitarian Church in Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn, NYC) needs a pianist to play a quick and easy 45-minute Christmas Eve family service.
The service starts at 4 PM and will be done by 4:45 - mostly simple carols and songs for group-singing throughout.
The pay is $100 - get in touch ASAP if interested
Happy holidays, 
Adam Podd (Music Director at First Unitarian Brooklyn)
Forum message: CHOIR MASTER AND SINGER CONTRACTS Constantinos Vl. Rizopoulos, %17 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 
Regards from Greece .

I am seeking samples of contracts that  choirs use to engage their Masters and singers. These might also be called  agreements, employment agreement, letters of agreement or intent etc.

 I am the President of North College working with a ensemble in its review and revision of its Master Choir and signer contracts.

I will very much appreciated if  send samples to me privately.
I will gladly compile all the samples into a single Word document and send to anyone who would like to see them all.

Thanks so very much!
Prof. Constantinos Vl. Rizopoulos
Concert: Busoni Piano Concerto in C Major Frank Albinder, %17 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 A piano concerto? If you'd like to experience some unusual choral repertoire, then come hear Garrick Ohlssohn perform this monumental work with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC under the baton of Rossen Milanov. One of my groups, the Washington Men's Camerata, will be singing the choral finale to the concerto. 
Busoni wrote the piece for himself to play and it's so difficult that modern performances are rare. (Also, the orchestra is huge and the addition of a chorus makes it an expensive proposition to program.) The piece is an astonishing tour-de-force for the pianist (Garrick Ohlsson has recorded it), and a real challenge for the orchestra. It's immediately accessible for the audience and captivating in its quirkiness. But why a choral finale? Well, after Beethoven's Ninth, other composers used choruses in their symphonic works. And it's not even the only piano concerto with a chorus. But Busoni's biographer believes the composer just wanted to add another layer of sound to the texture. The text, from the verse-drama Aladdin by Adam Oehlenschläger, doesn't seem to be germane to the piece and Busoni lifted it from his own unfinished opera about Aladdin.
You can read more about it and purchase tickets here.
Forum message: Favorite laryngitis cures? Maggie Furtak, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 have completely, utterly, totally lost my voice.  Nothing comes out but white noise.  I have never seen anybody with such bad laryngitis.  Usually people can get something out.  This is coming at the tail end of a bad cold with a sore throat.  I have been tested for strep (negative), and the doctor has declared me viral and told me to treat the symptoms and wait it out.  So this is a wonderful opportunity to share favorite home remedies!  Tis the season of colds and viruses!  What's your favorite comfort treatment?  Mine:  hot mulled apple cider with generous cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and a spoonful of honey.  
Announcement: Zippy, energetic, short (1:30) SATB a cappella Chanukah opener/closer Jonathan Miller, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
Only four weeks until Chanukah.... still looking for a fun, seasonal piece?
A favorite of school, community, festival, synagogue, and professional choirs, Jonathan Miller’s a cappella “Shehecheyanu” sets a Hebrew prayer that is said on the first night of Chanukah. The prayer is joyous, the musical setting infectious and easy to learn. Perfect for holiday choral celebrations of any kind.
Complete sound file for preview: (scroll down to Shehecheyanu)
Available now worldwide at  “Shehecheyanu”
or visit
Concert: Con Brio Christmas Concerts, Dec 12 and 14, 2014, Old Lyme CT Peter Amos, %17 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000

A joyous celebration of Christmas spanning five centuries of music, with Christmas Carols and audience participation*, featuring Con Brio Choral SocietyCon Brio Festival Orchestra, conducted by Dr Stephen Bruce, with soloists Adele Paxton Soprano, Karli Gilbertson Mezzo Soprano, Ransom Bruce Tenor, Greg Flower Bass


The Star-Spangled Banner* Smith arr. Buck

Magnificat in C Major D 486  Schubert

Cantus Natalis Stroope (composed 2007)

Gloria from Mass in D Op. 86 Dvorak

Wachet Auf Op. 12 No.6 Distler

Ave Maria Biebl

Ave Maria Victoria

Hodie Gabrieli (for 10 part choir)

I saw Three Ships Trad. arr. Wilberg

Here we come a-wassailing Trad. arr. Rutter

In Dulci Jubilo Scheidt (for double choir)

O Come,  All Ye Faithful* Trad. arr. Willcocks

O Jerusalem in the Morning Trad. arr. Jennings

Hanerot Halalu - Cohon arr. Chass

Jingle, Bells* Pierpoint arr. Willcocks


Tickets $30, $15 students


CALL: (860) 526-5399 to order securely by phone. Credit cards accepted. NO handling fees

BY MAIL: Send your check and stamped self addressed envelope to Con Brio, PO Box 312, Centerbrook CT 06409. Please order at least two weeks in advance

Or purchase instantly and securely online at


Forum message: How to categorise scores on a composer's website Chris Hutchings, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000 you look at a composer's website in the search for new repertoire, what's the most useful way for it to be laid out?
I've recently revised my website, and you can hopefully see two options when you hover over the menu items on top:
First is "scores by choir type" so that if you want a piece for SATB, you can instantly see only those pieces. (Note I also have a separate category for smaller choirs - mostly SABar with some ATB!)
Second is "scores by category" - Christmas, Easter, secular, arrangements etc. 
Which is more useful to you when searching for repertoire? Or is there another categorisation that would be more helpful? (Other feedback on the site also welcome.)
Forum message: clapping in zulu music Susan Marrier, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000 is the right way to clap the hands when singing zulu music? ]]>Concert: Tactus Ensemble: November Polyphony (Nov 23) Maxime Rischard, %17 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000
The Tactus Ensemble is a small choir formed of Harvard Students and members of the Cambridge community.
We aim to build community through music, and bring polyphony to life. We will present a program of Renaissance choral music, with works by Josquin, Victoria, Lassus, and Morley. In addition, Tanmoy Laskar's latest composition will give the Renaissance masters a run for their money. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 4 pm
Harvard Memorial Church
Cambridge, MA - 02138, USA
Free admission
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Announcement: MM in Choral Conducting at East Carolina University Andrew Crane, %17 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000
Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2015 graduate studies in choral conducting at East Carolina University.  At the East Carolina University School of Music, choral graduate students have the option of receiving the Master of Music degree in Performance, with a concentration in either Choral Conducting or Sacred Music-Choral Conducting. Interested students may pursue a secondary emphasis in Vocal Performance, as well.
Highlights of the ECU choral graduate program:
Full assistantships and out-of-state tuition remissions available to qualified applicants
Ample podium time and opportunities to conduct all university choral ensembles, including the ECU Collegiate Choir, an ensemble exclusively prepared and conducted by choral graduate students
Individualized mentorship through weekly private conducting lessons with each student
Membership in the internationally recognized and award-winning ECU Chamber Singers, recent performances visible at:
ECU graduate choral alumni consistently enter top DMA programs around the country and successfully obtain prominent school, church, and university choral positions.
Please email Dr. Andrew Crane, Director of Choral Activities, for audition information:
Announcement: 1st International Choir Festival Puccini 2015, Torre del Lago, Italy Carola Kaspari-Husar, %17 %b %2014 %10:%Nov:%th 10NovGMT+0000
1st International Choir Festival Puccini 2015
Torre del Lago, Italy
September 30 - October 03, 2015
With this festival, INTERKULTUR will expand its activities in Italy and thus help attract more interest and demands for such unique festival venues, especially in the Mediterranean regions of Europe. Regardless of whether you intend to participate in friendship concerts or want to be active participants in the competition, you will find an exactly specified program tailored to your needs.
Ruhberg 1
35463 Fernwald
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
Classified ad: Tenors and basses needed for Hymnos small ensemble Eric Sorum, %17 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000 a group of 9 excellent SATB singers in performing music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and many types of traditional folk singing.
The mission of Hymnos is to make singing a part of life - in both hearing great music of the past, and encouraging communities to join in singing great songs.  We wish to expand the audience of choral music and make singing a central part of social and spiritual experience by creating encounters between the average person and the most beautiful and exciting vocal music.
This Christmas season includes programs of sacred music for church communities, and fun days of caroling in pubs, tap rooms, on the street, and other public spaces.
Rehearsals are Sundays, 4:00-6:00PM in St. Paul.  Essential performance dates are Dec. 11 & 18, with a few other informal performances in December.  
Singers are given a monthly stipend of $40/month.
If interested, please respond by e-mail:
Concert: Songs of Resilience–Hofstra Chorale & Chamber Choir Friday 11/21 David Fryling, %17 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000 Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Singers return to the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Friday night, November 21st, at 7:30 pm for an evening of "Songs of Resilience.” The program will include a vibrantly eclectic array of music on the theme of the triumph of hope in times of trial, from the resistance songs of South Africa to the folk traditions of South America; from African American spirituals and work songs to colonial era shaker hymns, and much more in between. 
The centerpiece of the evening is the Organ/Harp/Percussion version of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (featuring the incomparable Matthew Koraus on Organ & the wonderful Margery Fitts on harp, and the very talented boy soprano Rainer DeLalio). This is perhaps Bernstein’s most energetic and dramatic work for choir, both celebrating and lamenting the human condition with outbursts of pure joy & deep fear that wrestle with quiet meditations on humility and peace. Join us for a night of “Songs of Resilience.”  Directed by Dr. David Fryling, the choirs will be joined at the organ by Matthew Koraus.
Friday, November 21, 2014 @7:30 p.m.
Cathedral of the Incarnation
50 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
Tickets available at the door:
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizen or non-Hofstra Student with ID.
 -------------- Program --------------                                   
Shoshaloza                Trad. S. African Work Song, arr. Pinsonneault
Rain, Rain Beautiful            Shabalala
Bawo thixo somandla         Traditional Xhosa, Transcribed by Tucker    
Ain'a that Good News             Traditional American Spiritual, arr. Dawson     
Duerme Negrito             Yupanqui/arr. Sole    
You are the new day        arr. Knight    
There Will Come Soft Rains     Antognini    
All my Trials                 arr. Luboff                           
Hard Times                 Foster/arr. Hella Johnson    
There will be rest            Tichelli    
Soon-ah will be done        arr. Dawson    
On my Journey Home        arr. Douma    
And I saw a new heaven        Bainton
Chichester Psalms            Bernstein    
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Concert: Advent Concert: Behold! A Virgin Bearing Him - Dec 6, 13, 14 Adrianne Petillo, %17 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000

Caritas Chamber Chorale will present music for Advent with a focus on Mary, including familiar carols and new works, some with organ, cello, oboe and flute. The concert will also include "God Will Come Down Like Rain" by Composer in Residence, Wayne Dietterick.  The program will be presented three times:
-Saturday, December 6 at 11:00am at St. Joseph Church, High Bridge, NJ (this shortened concert is in conjunction with their Joy of Advent Retreat);
-Saturday, December 13 at 8:00 at St. Bernard Church, Bridgewater, NJ; and
-Sunday, December 14 at 7:30pm at Plainsboro Presbyterian Church, Plainsboro, NJ. 

All three concerts are free and open to the public.  A freewill offering will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo – specifically for their Gianni Diurni primary school in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.  This school serves children ages 3-11 of all faiths who would otherwise have no access to school.


Concert: Viva Vivaldi World Premiere Stuart Scott, %17 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000 modern setting of Vivaldi's Gloria will be premiered at The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Sunday November 30th at 3:00. The new setting is scored for SATB soloists, choir, chamber orchestra and rhythm section. The premiere will be performed by Vanguard Voices, Dearborn Community Choir, Macomb Chorale, Macomb Symphony Orchestra, with soloists: Claire Toupin, Amy Petty, Todd Moses, and Bill Petty. Come check out this new version of the choral masterwork. ]]>Concert: DeKalb (IL) Festival Chorus - Alleluia and Amen Steven Grives, %16 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 DeKalb Festival Chorus presents "Alleluia and Amen" featuring several "Alleluia" settings, and portions of Handel's oratorio, Messiah (Part I- Hallelujah Chorus - final Amen) on Saturday, November 22, 7pm at First Lutheran Church 324 N. 3rd St. in DeKalb.  Tickets are $12, $8 for students, $25 for families. This performance will mark the first time in a decade that Messiah has been performed in DeKalb. 
Steven Grives, conductor
Julie Grives, soprano
Sarah Leuwerke, mezzo-soprano
Eric Wassenaar, tenor
Joshua Poucher, bass
A note from the conductor: This will be my first performance with the chorus as artistic director and in it, we will begin to realize our mission of sharing the JOY of choral singing. I would love for families to attend the concert. I will encourage the audience to applaud when they are pleased with the music. If the spirit moves us, and the choir or soloists sound particularly good, I'll repeat pieces or movements. In short, I'll we'll remove many of the barriers that separate the audience from the performers, and strive to include, engage, and inspire you with this performance. 
Forum message: 5th Grade General Music Peter Engh, %16 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 anyone know of a really good, in depth (on-line general music textbook)? ]]>Forum message: Repertoire Selection Practices of Educators in the Elementary Choral Classroom Anissa Tazari, %16 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000!
I am currently a Music Education major and am looking into researching more about the repertoire selection process of elementary choral educators. If you are an Elementary choral educator and have the time, I would appreciate it if you could complete this survey...
Anissa Tazari 
Announcement: A Civil War Requiem, by Paul Carey Paul Carey, %16 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000

As this coming spring marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War, I am pleased to announce the availability of a composition which was premiered last Spring by the Mid-Columbia Master Singers, directed by the fine young conductor Justin Raffia. The piece is called “A Civil War Requiem”, and is a multi-movement work setting Civil War texts by Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. The piece is for SATB/piano. The setting is quite unusual in that much of the raw musical motifs for the piano part as well as the voices are borrowed from Charles Ives' epic Concord Sonata (a public domain composition). I felt that Ives music is so boldly imaginative and holds so much grandeur, yet also contains moments of deep sadness and intimacy, that it would truly fit the texts I had chosen to set. The piece was very well received at its premiere performances by singers and audience. It is of medium difficulty for the singers (a college or quality community choir could handle it) and, admittedly, more difficulty for the pianist. The poems progress through the story of the Civil War (a short poem about John Brown by Melville begins the piece) and ends with a poem of grit yet hope by Whitman, who was a volunteer wound-dresser during the war. The piece is about 17 minutes long. The movement “Shiloh”, text by Melville, could be excerpted and is quite touching. Another movement could also be excerpted, “Melt the Bells”; an uptempo movement describing the fervor in the south as they tried to match the North's resources, going even so far as asking churches in the South to allow the generals to melt down church bells into cannonballs. This movement ends in an absolute wall of fff sound. Contact me at for more info, perusal score, etc. Thanks for reading!

Concert: "Fall In Love With Harana" November 22 in Los Angeles Roxanne Nepomuceno, %16 %b %2014 %09:%Nov:%th 9NovGMT+0000
Harana Men’s Chorus performs on November 22 to benefit Filipino Kids
“Fall In Love With Harana” raises funds for Music Educational Program 
 The Harana Men’s Chorus will be performing an eclectic and entertaining program at St. Brendan Church in Los Angeles on November 22 at 7:30pm. Fresh from a successful stint at the famed Ford Amphitheatre last August 17, the popular singing ensemble aims to help those in need through its performances.
The prominent singing ensemble, popularly addressed as “the Harana,” has invested in developing its repertoire for the enjoyment of Filipino-Americans. Its musical arrangements are customized for the group by its team of in-house arrangers, led by conductor Ed Nepomuceno, formerly of the Philippine Madrigal Singers and The Los Angeles Master Chorale.
The audience can expect to enjoy popular songs both in English and Filipino. In recent concerts, crowd favorites have been the group’s rendition of songs by the Apo such as “Pumapatak Ang Ulan” and “Ewan”, to Jersey Boys’ hits “Walk Like A Man” to beloved love songs like “Ikaw Lamang” written by Dodjie Simon and Cayabyab’s “Iniibig Kita.”
 "Fall In Love with HARANA" benefits the music program of the Pasay City North Public High School in the Philippines. It is a public high school that serves the youth of mostly low-income families.?The school's music program is seeking assistance in providing the children the tools (like musical instruments and other equipment) necessary to give them a good music education-which in addition to keeping kids off the streets, is linked to better language development, increased IQ, improved spatial-temporal skills, and improved test scores.
 Aside from, enjoying the evening’s music, with the special participation of the St. Brendan Church Choir, purchasing the concert’s $20 tickets shall impact the lives and well-being of  Filipino youth in Pasay City. The Historic St.  Brendan Church is located at 310 South Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020.
 For tickets contact Tony Cordova (213) 422-0981, Michael Zuñiga (626) 433-1478, St. Brendan Church (323) 936-4656 or visit
Announcement: "A Christmas Hymn" SATB Choral Travis L. Boyd, %16 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000"A Christmas Hymn"
New!  from Worship Sounds Music

This new Christmas anthem, written by Travis L. Boyd, features a beautiful and memorable melody, coupled with meaningful verses about the significance of Christ's birth. The bridge section leads to a modulation into the final verse.
*  "A Christmas Hymn" would work well for any Christmas worship service or program, such as a Christmas Eve service.
*  It could be sung by either a choir or an ensemble.
*  There is also a Vocal Solo version of this song on our Solos / Worship Songs website page.
*  An Accompaniment Track is availabe, which works with either the SATB Anthem or the Vocal Solo.
*  An Instrument Pack containing parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, string quartet, and string reduction is also available.
Here is our video demo for the SATB Choral Anthem, "A Christmas Hymn".

The following products for "A Christmas Hymn"  are available
from Worship Sounds Music:

*  SATB Anthem PDF $15.00 (with permission to make an unlimited number of copies for your group and no "per copy" fees)
*  Woodwinds / Strings Parts (A partial Orchestration) $10.00 (bundled PDFs)
*  Solo Sheet Music PDF $5.00 (with permission to make copies for the soloist and accompanists)
(See the video demo for the Vocal Solo at )
*  Anthem/Solo Trax $10.00 (MP3 download)
(There is no video demo for the Accompaniment Track because it is heard in this Anthem Demo (with the normal piano or harpsichord accompaniment and without adding the voice parts.)

All of the music options for "A Christmas Hymn" can be found on the Seasonal Anthems page of our Worship Sounds Music website at

Our website also offers many other Christmas Anthems as well as non-seasonal Anthems (and Anthems for Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day or Baby Dedication).
In addition, we have Vocal Solos, Worship Songs for congregational and choral praise, Accompaniment Tracks, and Orchestrations for our Anthems (which also work with the medium voice solos).
You'll find our Worship Sounds Music website at
Classified ad: The Desert Voices midterm auditions - 12/18/14 Cody Stover, %16 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000 request: Percussion part for Chilcott: The Twelve Days of Christmas Glenn R. Gregg, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 The Twelve Days of Christmas - percussion part(s)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Bob Chilcott (Oxford University Press)
Starting: ASAP
For: 1 month
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
I have ordered this part, but it is on back-order. It is probably only a few pages long, so could be either mailed or sent digitally. Needed for rehearsal in a week, and performances on December 5 & 7.
Thanks for any help in this matter.
Dr. Glenn R. Gregg
Artistic Director
Kirkland Choral Society
Concert: Colorations in Frost with The Desert Winds and The Desert Voices Cody Stover, %15 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 Horn Theater, College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne campus

An evening of traditional and contemporary holiday music for wind ensemble and choir presented by The Desert Winds, conducted by artistic director Charles Maguire, and The Desert Voices, conducted by Cody W. Stover, featuring the ensemble's annual "in the round" performance.

Reserve your tickets in advance online:

]]>Concert: Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014! Caroline Knaggs, %15 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000

School of Hard Knocks presents
Spectacular Christmas Spectacular 2014!
Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 13 December 2014, 7.30pm

Book now for the best Christmas concert in town! 

Jonathon Welch Conductor & Compere
Rosamund Illing
Roxane Hislop
Danielle Matthews
Footscray-Yarraville City Band
David Johnstone at the Town Hall Organ
"Absolutely Everybody" Massed Choirs
Proceeds go to support School of Hard Knocks

Tickets: $35 adults / $25 conc / $12 U16
Group bookings: (10 or more) $25 each
Family: (2 adults / 2 child) $85

Enquiries: 0402 973 244
Classified ad: GTA with Stipend for MM Choral Conducting Students Ethan Sperry, %15 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 State University is accepting applications for MM Students interested in Graduate Assistantships in Choral Conducting. Assistantships involve full tuition remission plus a stipend. The graduate assistant will have the chance to co-conduct the PSU Man Choir with Ethan Sperry (Director of Choral Activities), co-conduct the PSU University Choir with the other graduate assistants, and assistant conduct of International Champion Portland State Chamber Choir. Interested applicants can contact Ethan Sperry at or apply online at
Borrowing request: Need to Borrow Brass Parts for Rutter Gloria (first movement) Jeffrey DeLay, %15 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 John Rutter: Gloria (first movement) - brass parts
Composer/Arranger/Edition: John Rutter
Starting: As soon as possible (concert is Dec 14)
For: Until December 15
Copies: 1 of each brass part
Willing to rent: Yes
We own an incomplete set of parts, so need to borrow several of the brass parts.
Forum message: pop arrangements for middle school chorus Stuart Rosenthal, %15 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 all -
Despite my efforts to choose rep that my middle school chorus will enjoy, the students, their parents, and now the middle school principal are increasingly speaking out to request that I "give the kids music they know/like." To them, that means pop (and perhaps some soundtrack/Broadway) music that has had wide exposure over the last year.
Initially, I was pretty annoyed to have my turf trod on in this way, but then something interesting happened in one of my middle school general music classes.  I had assigned the kids a project where they had to make a "Personal Soundtrack," featuring music that is important to them. When at the end of the project the kids shared their soundtracks with each other, I was amazed to witness several instances where the entire class spontaneously chimed in to sing along with (pop) songs they all seem to know, showing more enthusiasm, engagement, and power than I've ever seen demonstrated for pieces I've selected. It was literally night and day. 
While I'm going to continue to insist that it's my job and no one else's to determine what repertoire is going to give my students the best possible learning and performing experience, I do wonder if/where I can locate some choral arrangements of this kind of material. If I can find a handful of such (recent pop) pieces, I can even let the kids vote on which they want to do the most, and then include it my programming, along with the ones that I select. 
So - does anyone know where I can find choral arrangements of fairly recent, popular music? We most often sing 2-part stuff, but I'd welcome suggestions of arrangements in any voicing.
Many thanks.
Announcement: "We Would Be Wise" for Epiphany Sunday John Ray, %15 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 SATB anthem with piano accompaniment from Raycreations Music:
I hope you will consider it. 
John Ray
Concert: Premier of Marcel Khalifé's "Songs of the East" at Haverford College Thomas Lloyd, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer previews the Saturday, November 15, 2015 premier at Haverford College of acclaimed Lebanese composer Marcel Khalifé's hour-long Arabic-language choral/instrumental work "Songs of the East" to be performed by the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, the Keystone State Boychoir, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, the Al Bustan Seeds of Culture Takht Ensemble, and Lebanese vocalist Abeer Nehme, conducted by Thomas Lloyd.
Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, November 16, 2014 Robert Kennedy, %15 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify
for you to enjoy: GSM - November 16, 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
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your email address to
William McKie: We wait for thy loving kindness
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Andrew Lucas, organ
James William Elliott: O Jesus, I have promised
Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer
Rupert Gough, organ
Charles Hylton Stewart: Psalm 23
Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, John Scott
Australian musician Sir William McKie (1901-1984) was organist
of Westminster Abbey from 1947-1963. In 1999 Wells Cathedral Choir
produced a series of five CDs entitled The English Hymn. There are two
Charles Hylton Stewarts in the annals of English church music. Charles
Hylton Stewart (1884–1932) was organist of St. George's Chapel Windsor
and son of The Reverend Charles Henry Hylton Stewart (1849-1922) who
was organist of Chichester Cathedral before being ordained.
Felix Mendelssohn: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Chamber Choir of Europe; Wurttemberg Philharmonic, Nicol Matt
Raimund Spogis, baritone
Healey Willan: Prelude on "Ave, maris stella"
Patrick Wedd, organ
Casavant Organ l'Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal
Mendelssohn's setting of O Sacred Head Sore Wounded dates from
1830. English-born composer and organist Healey Willan (1880-1968)
emigrated to Canada in 1913 and was well-known for his work with the
choir of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Toronto. Dr. Willan wrote over 800
compositions most of which were sacred choral and organ music.
Malcolm Boyle: Thou, O God, art praised in Sion
Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Christopher Robinson
Healey Willan: In the heavenly kingdom
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
Matthew Larkin, organ
English composer and organist Malcolm Boyle (1902–1976) succeeded
Charles Hylton Stewart as Organist of Chester Cathedral in 1932. In the
heavenly kingdom is but one of hundreds of anthems which Dr. Willan
wrote for the parish choir of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Toronto.
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Magnificat for Double Choir, Op. 164
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell
The inscription on this work which is dedicated to Sir Hubert Parry reads as
follows:  ‘This work, which death prevented me from giving Charles Hubert Hastings
Parry in life, I dedicate to his name in grief. C.V.S.’
J.S. Bach: Cantata 89, Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim?
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; Bas Ramselaar, bass
Written for the Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity this short cantata takes its theme
from the story of Ephraim and his followers and the parable of the unmerciful servant
in the Gospel of St. Matthew.
Louis Vierne: Messe solennelle, Op 16
Choirs of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, Jehan Revert
Pierre Cochereau and Jacques Marichal, organ
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) is well-regarded for his instrumental music including six
symphonies for organ. But he did not write very much choral music. This grand Solemn
Mass for two organs and two choirs was first performed in St. Sulpice in 1901.
Frantisek Ignac Tuma: Stabat mater
Prague Madrigalists, Pavel Baxa
Frantisek Ignac Tuma (1704-1774) was a Czech composer of the Baroque era. His Stabat Mater
is a setting of the 13th century poem by the Franciscan monk Jacopone da Todi.
Alfred Schnittke: Requiem
Swedish Radio Choir, Tonu Kaljuste
Russian composer Alfred Garyevich Schnittke (1934-1998) conceived of his requiem
at a time when sacred music could not be performed in Russia. As a result he incorporated
his requiem into the incidental music which he wrote for Schiller's opera Don Carlos. 
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Corydon Singers; English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best
Thomas Allen, baritone
Vaughan Williams settings of five mystical poems by George Herbert (1593–1633) date
from 1911.
Concert: LA Children's Chorus Winter Concert Celebrates American Composers Susan Gordon, %15 %b %2014 %08:%Nov:%th 8NovGMT+0000
Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) – acclaimed for its pure, agile, bel canto sound that has made it one of the most in-demand children's choirs in the county – presents its popular annual Winter Concert, celebrating American song, on two consecutive Sundays, December 7 and 14, 2014, 7:30 pm and 7:00 pm, respectively, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  The program features works by a number of eminent American composers, including Let every breath, a round in the shape note tradition by William Billings, considered the country’s first choral composer; Aaron Copland’s popular Ching-a-ring Chaw; A Christmas Carol by Charles Ives, one of the nation’s first composers to gain international acclaim; and Knee Play 5 from legendary minimalist composer Philip Glass’s groundbreaking 1967 opera “Einstein on the Beach,” universally hailed as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century.  LACC also spotlights works by several Los Angeles-based composers, Nick Strimple’s A Christmas Lullaby, Wayne Bisbee's A Cuckoo Flew Out of the Wood, David Montoya's I Heard a Bird Sing, and L’Dor vador by former cantor Meir Finkelstein, among them.  Additional highlights include Florida-based David Brunner's Chauntecleere, based on a poem by William Austin; Be Like the Bird, a haunting round by Abbie Betinis, a Minnesota-based 2009 McKnight Fellow whose music has been hailed by The New York Times as “inventive” and “richly melodic”; Carol of the Field Mice by the Bay Area’s Brian Holmes, set to the poem “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame; and Spanish Ave Maria by Henry Mollicone, who also hails from the Bay Area.
LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson conducts the chorus’ Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.  Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham leads the Intermediate Choir, Diana Landis leads the Apprentice Choir, and Dr. Steven Kronauer conducts the Young Men’s Ensemble.  The choirs will perform separately and combined.
Tickets are $26, $38 and $44; children 17 and under are half price.  For tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit  Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.
Forum message: Advice on DC Area Choirs Alyssa Edling, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000! I have just moved to the DC area and want to audition for choirs here yet I am finding myself overwhelmed with the number of choirs in this area. Trying to sort through these to find which would be the best fit for my current skill level doesn't seem to be a very easy task. Some background on myself - I spent most of my life in musical theatre, until college when I fell in love with performing choral music. I performed with the UCLA chorale under the direction of Donald Nuen, where I learned somewhat of a crash course in choral singing (admitted for my vocal quality with hesitations about my music theory knowledge and sight reading skills, I had to learn fast to keep up with the choir). I love making high-quality choral music, but I know that my music theory knowledge and sight reading ability is still not quite up to par. Any advice on what DC area choirs might be well suited for me? ]]>Classified ad: Alto Section Leader Christopher Owen, %15 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000
Position Available:
Alto Soloist/Section Leader
Our Music Program:
The music program at Northminster Church, Evanston, IL, involves 30-40 excited lay people with four professional soloists in the performance of high-level choral literature
Time Commitment and Expectations:
The Soloists/Section Leaders are responsible for a 90-minute Thursday evening rehearsal and 8:30 am 30-minute rehearsal and 9:30 am service on Sunday mornings.  The positions pay $60 per Thursday call and $80 per Sunday.  Special services on Christmas Eve, Good Friday, and Easter are also expectations for the soloists. 
  • Possess above-average skills in the areas of sight-reading and vocal production. Section Leaders will also possess advanced musicianship abilities and sensitivities.
  • Attend all rehearsals and performances of the Chancel Choir.
  • Evaluate the musical needs of the volunteer members and ask for guidance of the Director of Music when necessary.
  • Perform solos as requested by the Director of Music.
  • Rehearse a section as needed.
  • Work positively and collaboratively with the Director of Music, Chancel Choir volunteers, Clergy, and other staff members.
  • Adapt to changing situations.
  • Deal with various kinds of people in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Function as an effective member of a team.
Applying Process and Timeline:
Electronic application packets are preferred but not necessary.
  • Resume listing musical training, significant and professional singing experience, and contact information
  • Links to at least two recordings that highlight your singing ability and versatility
  • After initial review, individuals will be contacted to set up a brief in person audition and interview
  • Application review begins immediately
  • We desire to have an alto soloist in place for our service on November 30th, 2014
  • Send questions or application packets to Northminster Presbyterian Church Music Director, Dr. Christopher Owen
Snail Mail:
                   Dr. Christopher Owen
                   Soloist/Section Leader Search
                   Northminster Presbyterian Church
                   2515 Central Park Avenue
                   Evanston, Ilinois 60201
Classified ad: SEEKING SINGERS FOR CAROLING GROUPS - New England and New York Elaina Vrattos Jacobs, %15 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+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. Performances occur throughout New England and Eastern New York.


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

Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Liliana Da Valle, %14 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 Ridge Community Church is seeking a Music Director.  We have a one voice choir.  Need someone creative and compassionate. Rehearsal on Wednesday nights, performance on Sunday mornings.  $10,000 a year. ]]>Concert: Come On, It's Christmas! December 6, 2014, Audubon, PA Pearl Flamberg, %15 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000 Norristown Chorale
Ross Boerner, artistic director
Laurie Mueller, accompanist
Mark your calendars for our concert, "Come On, It's Christmas!" on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 4:00pm. The concert is held at Victory Church, 2650 Audubon Road ~ Audubon, PA. Admission is FREE, but a good-will offering is taken to support concert costs.

Our concert this year has one goal: to get you excited for Christmas and the Holiday season! We'll be singing many sacred favorites including "Gesu Bambino" and "Still, Still, Still". The sacred portion also includes works by Clydesdale, Forest, and J.S Bach. You also won't want to miss our audience sing-a-long, so bring your best voices!  Other seasonal favorites to get you in the spirit include "Silver Bells", "Jingle Bell Rock", and "It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas"

By the end of our program, you'll see there are so many reasons to be excited for this time of year!  Come on.....join us for an evening of great music - 'Cause after all.....Come on, It's CHRISTMAS!
Announcement: National Anthem & Performance Opportunities @ Harlem Globetrotters Games! Cole Schlesinger, %14 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000,
I am posting this announcement to let you all know of exciting performance opportunities available at Harlem Globetrotters shows across the United States and Canada.  The Harlem Globetrotters will be playing over 300 games in over 250 cities between the United States and Canada for their 2015 World Tour which runs from December - May.  At each of these games (unless already booked), there are opportunities for groups to perform the National Anthem, or perform their own song(s) pre-game or during half-time.  Each of the games vary in attendance, but the team plays in arenas ranging from High School & College Gyms, to world reknowned venues such as Madison Square Garden and The Staples Center.  This is a great opportunity for exposure and to have fun in the process at a Globetrotters show! 
Here is a link to see when and where the Globetrotters may be playing in a city near you.      
*Please note that all performers are required to have tickets to attend the game, but they do get a discounted rate on the tickets.  Typically, the ticket minimum to earn the National Anthem or Pre Game Perfomance slot is 50 tickets and half-time is 100 tickets, but it varies from arena to arena.  Discounted tickets usually start around $20.00 and go up in price depending on how low and close to center court the group wishes to be.  Ticket prices vary per arena.  
If interested in the opportunity, please contact Cole Schlesinger with The Harlem Globetrotters at your earliest convenience as performance slots are limtied based on availability.     
Cole Schlesinger
Harlem Globetrotters
Group Ticket Sales Manager 
Forum message: Students don't want to sing Ande' Bushell, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000
Hello all! I am a first year music teacher at a public charter school in New Orleans, La. I am teaching music for Pre K and grades 1st - 8th. I am having the most difficulty and opposition with my 5th-8th graders. They don’t want to sing!!! They let me know that from the start. So far I have been just doing basic music theory and notation, like a general music class. I was hired on as a choir teacher, and my degree is in vocal music, so the voice is my specialty.
Groups of students rotate weekly between four enrichment classes, which means I will see each group once a month. By the time they return to me in three weeks, they cannot recall the information they have learned, which makes me have to reteach. Because of this monthly rotation, the actual choir has to meet after school weekly.
Has anyone else been in this situation/set up?
How can I get my kids on board with learning/doing things they don’t like? Do I just say I’m the teacher, this is what we’re working on and that’s that? Or do I keep trying to find things to teach that they are interested in?
I am OPEN to all suggestions on topics, content, strategies, lesson planning books, just anything to help me figure out how to deliver more effective, rigorous lessons in my classroom!
-Thanks In Advance
Andé Bushell
Forum message: Handbell Travel Case Question Wyant Morton, %14 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 doing music for choir and handbells, I occaisionally need to transport a small number of Mallmark handbells to various rehearsal locations.  Often the bells are spread out over several cases and I don't want to take all of the cases with me.  Can anyone suggest a travel case (maybe with a foam insert) that can carry various size bells?  I can't imagine I am the only one who has encountered this issue.  Thanks in advance for the help and ideas.
Wyant Morton
Classified ad: Enrolling Now! Prep Classes and Auditions - Children's Chorus of Washington Victoria Kimble, %14 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000
Start Your Journey Today with Children's Chorus of Washington (CCW) - Call now (202) 237-1005. No preparation or experience needed, just the love of singing!
Ages 6-9: Prep Classes, non-auditioned program for first time singers, Prep Kids (ages 6-7) & Prep Junior (ages 8-9):
How to join? Enroll by completing forms at
When & Where? Spring session starts Thursday, January 15 at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, DC 20016.
Ages 9-17: Audition for placement in one of our performing ensembles (Treble, Bel Canto, Concert Choruses or Young Men's Ensemble)
How to join? Just call to schedule an appointment for a simple individual hearing with Artistic Director, Ms. Joan Gregoryk. Partial Tuition scholarships are provided to all students with demonstrated financial needs.
When:  3 audition dates only in December and January (Note: First week of rehearsals starts Monday, January 12)
  • Mon., December 22
  • Thursday, January 8
  • Wed., January 14
  • Metropolitan Memorial United Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016 on Mondays and Thursdays and
  • Wisconsin Ave. Baptist Church, 3920 Alton Pl., NW Washington, DC 20016-2210 on Wednesdays
Under the leadership of Founder & Artistic Director Joan Gregoryk, CCW has been committed to artistic excellence and providing high quality music education to all choristers in a stimulating and socially responsive environment. CCW choristers enjoy lifelong friendships, excellent training, and exciting and prestigious performance opportunities with professional adult choruses, orchestras like the National Symphony Orchestra, at venues such as the Kennedy Center.
For more information, please visit or call (202) 237-1005. We will be happy to answer you.
Classified ad: Managing Director, One Voice Chorus-Richmond, VA Lynn G. Atkins, %14 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000

The Board of Directors of Richmond’s One Voice Chorus are seeking a talented and experienced leader to take on the role of managing the Chorus’s day-to-day operations; fundraising activities; and public relations strategies.  This is a part-time position, and duties include leadership for two experienced and highly-valued staff members.  The role also requires a close partnership with One Voice’s Artistic Director and the Board of Directors.

One Voice Chorus delivers three major concerts each year, and each concert cycle requires season-wide and concert-specific marketing, public relations, financial management, and volunteer chorus member management.  Please refer to the website, for specific information about the current season and concert cycles August 2014 – June 2015.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • In partnership with the Board, designing and implementing development strategies, including fundraising, donor relationships and grant funding to ensure the financial well-being of the Chorus;
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met for not-for-profit status and tax-exemption statuses;
  • Providing guidelines and assisting Chorus Administrator in developing fundraising and marketing newsletters; program booklets; website content; and other marketing and public relations materials;
  • Working with Chorus treasurer (Board member) to optimize financial management of a $120,000 annual budget;
  • Working with Artistic Director and Chorus Administrator to ensure operational processes are effective and efficient, including those associated with One Voice Chorus Ensemble performances; and
  • Overseeing the day-to-day financial and operational management of an organization which includes 150+ volunteer chorus members per concert cycle.
  • Experience working in the arts or other not-for-profit environments will be favorably considered.

Expressions of interest including current resume may be sent by email to, or by mail to:  Managing Director Recruitment, One Voice Chorus, P. O. Box 13852, Richmond, VA 23225.

Concert: "Carols and Candlelight"; celebrating the traditions of the season Karyn Silva, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000

Peninsula Girls Chorus presents Carols and Candlelight for one performance only, Saturday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. at the Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center on the Capuchino High School Campus in San Bruno, CA.


Nearly 200 singers of the Peninsula Girls Chorus, ages 6-18, collaborate in this festive holiday concert celebrating the musical traditions of the season. Our ladies lift their voices in song, featuring well-known holiday tunes, medieval musical gems, and music recently written to celebrate the season. The concert will feature a candlelight processional, an ode to St. Lucia (complete with decorated candlelit crown), several combined choir numbers, and some audience sing-alongs.


PGC serves about 200 singers from communities ranging from South San Francisco down the Peninsula to Mountain View. This first performance of our 21st season marks our first appearance at the beautifully appointed Performing Arts Center at Capuchino High School, located at 1501 Magnolia Avenue in San Bruno, CA.


Admission is $10 Student/Sr, $15 General and $25 Premium seating. Ticket sales begin on November 13th at Brown Paper Tickets -


You won’t want to miss this wonderful afternoon of music-making. We hope to see you there!

Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW) is delighted to announce its holiday concerts Chantons Noël. They will take place on Saturday, December 20 (Program I) and Sunday, December 21 (Program II), 2014 at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005 at 4:00 pm. These performances feature CCW’s five award-winning chorus ensembles, and the Amadeus Brass Quintet. Tickets are $50 for premium seating (first five rows - all categories), $25/regular adults, $10/regular children under age 12 and $15 regular CCW alumni, and can be purchased online at Prices at the door are $30/adult and $12/children under age 12 & $17 CCW alumni.
These festive performances will get you in the true spirit of the holiday season with the angelic sounds of the children’s chorus, and celebratory brass, all with a French flair. With these concerts, CCW commences its French themed season in anticipation of its tour to France in summer 2015. Program I features CCW’s youngest ensemble, Treble Chorus, singing the good news, “La Bonne Nouvelle” by Robert Sieving, and Program II features CCW intermediate ensemble, Bel Canto Chorus, singing the classic “O Christmas Tree” as well as other traditional French Carols. Audiences for both programs will enjoy performances by CCW Concert Chorus, CCW Chamber Ensemble & CCW Young Men’s Ensemble singing Il est Né Le Divin Enfant by John Rutter, the Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod, Berlioz’s Thou Must Leave Thy Holy Dwelling, and other seasonal selections. All ensembles will join in a joyful combined performance of Ding Dong! Merrily on High and the all-time CCW’s favorite Al Shlosha D’Varim. The Amadeus Brass Quintet will also share its sparkling rendition of beloved holiday favorites.
"All of the conductors of the CCW ensembles are excited to be introducing and teaching some of the wonderful Christmas songs that have been composed or arranged by French composers,” adds Founder and Artistic Director Ms. Joan Gregoryk. “The choristers will be singing the songs in French, which provides the opportunity to experience singing the songs in the original language, an important component of the song's character."
Learning music from the country where some members of the Children’s Chorus of Washington will tour in the summer 2015, offers all choristers the opportunity to feel that they are also taking part in the exciting cultural experience.
2014-2015 Children’s Chorus of Washington Season Performances:
Chantons Noël
Children’s Chorus of Washington Concert Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, and Young Men’s Ensemble
Amy Miller, Cello; Laurie Loomis de Mancebo, Oboe; two flutists and Amadeus Brass Quintet
Program I*: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4pm
Program II†: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4pm
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Tickets & Information: or 202-237-1005
$50/ premium seating all categories
$25/adult ($30 at the door)
$10/children under age 12 ($12 at the door)
$15 CCW alumni ($17 at the door)
*Program I also features CCW’s Bel Canto Chorus                            †Program II also features CCW’s Treble Chorus
Vive La France!
Featuring CCW Treble, Bel Canto and Concert Choruses, Chamber Ensemble, and Young Men’s Ensemble
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 4pm
National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005
Information: or 202-237-1005 (Tickets not yet on sale)
$50/ premium seating all categories
$25/adult ($30 at the door)
$10/children under age 12 ($12 at the door)
$15 CCW alumni ($17 at the door)
France Tour Send Off Concert
Featuring members of Concert Chorus & Young Men’s Ensemble
Friday, June 19, 2015
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
3401 Nebraska Ave., NW Washington, DC 20016
Free and open to the public
About Children’s Chorus of Washington
Internationally recognized and critically acclaimed for its nineteen-year history of outstanding artistry, the Children’s Chorus of Washington has reached five continents through domestic and international tours, recordings, and frequent appearances on public radio and television. Our extraordinary music education programs engage and educate vocalists ages 6 to 18 regardless of background, economic status, or prior experience. Emphasizing artistic excellence, responsibility, and personal development, our approach fosters their growth as young musicians and leaders. CCW’s five auditioned ensembles perform frequently in self-produced concerts and a variety of public and private engagements in greater Washington, DC. These include a number of performances with leading music organizations at venues such as Strathmore Music Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Library of Congress, numerous foreign embassies, Union Station, and Washington Nationals Park. Recent engagements include a 10-day tour to China, a concert at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra, Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish” with John Axelrod and the National Symphony Orchestra, and Britten’s War Requiem with The Washington Chorus and Julian Wachner. Recognizing the tremendous need for high-quality vocal training, CCW also extends its artistic excellence to the broader DC community through its outreach programs: SING DC for underserved local elementary and middle school students, PREP Class for first-time singers, and Teacher Workshops. CCW also powerfully influences the evolution of youth choral repertoire through its history of commissions, such as Wonderful Day Out With Nature by Emmy Award-winning composer Nathan Wang, premiered by CCW during its 10-day China tour in July 2013. In 2012 and again this year, CCW was recognized by the Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”) – Best Choral Group – and Greater Washington Area Choral Excellence Awards (“Ovations”) – Best Educational Outreach. This year, CCW is the winner of the 2014 DC Mayor’s Arts Awards. For more information, visit
Joan Gregoryk, Founder & Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus of Washington, is internationally recognized as a leading authority on children’s vocal music. She is in demand as a teacher, author and guest conductor in the United States and abroad. She has prepared choruses for leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Helmuth Rilling, Leonard Slatkin and Valery Gergiev and received numerous honors including Outstanding Arts Educator in the United States by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Awards in Arts Education, Greater Washington Choral Excellence Award, the Maryland Outstanding Elementary Music Educator, and the Conservatory Medal of Excellence from Shenandoah University.
Announcement: Children’s Chorus of Washington Wins Mayor’s Arts Award - Internationally Renowned Founder Announces Retirement in 2016 Victoria Kimble, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000
Media Contact:
Sophie Maupoil
Program Director
(202) 237-1005
Children’s Chorus of Washington Wins Mayor’s Arts Award
Internationally Renowned Founder Announces Retirement in 2016
The Children’s Chorus of Washington is honored to announce that it has received the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline at the 29th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. The Awards ceremony took place at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on October 29, 2014.
“I was thrilled to accept this award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline at the Annual Mayor's Art Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, on behalf of the CCW artistic and administrative staffs, and all the wonderful choristers and their supporting parents. It is a testament to what CCW has accomplished in the past 19 years in building a world-class performance-based choral arts education program that strives to achieve excellence,” said Joan Gregoryk, CCW Founder and Artistic Director.
The award is a timely tribute to CCW and Ms. Gregoryk and recognizes all that she has contributed to the cultural life of greater Washington, DC, and the more than 2,000 young people who have participated in the Children’s Chorus since it was founded in 1995.
Today, the Children's Chorus of Washington announced that Founder and Artistic Director Joan Gregoryk will retire in June 2016 after twenty years of dedicated and exceptional service. CCW will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2015-2016 with a series of special events, concerts, and collaborations, in addition to its regular concert season. In preparation for
Ms. Gregoryk's retirement, CCW will conduct an extensive national and international search for a new Artistic Director. The Board of Directors has appointed a Search Committee to direct that process.
Ms. Gregoryk chose to announce her intention to retire now to best prepare the organization for a smooth transition. "Leading these talented young musicians for so many years has been the privilege of my lifetime," she reflected. "I am optimistic that this transition process will be successfully completed in a way that insures the choice of a new Artistic Director who will continue our pursuit of choral excellence and ensure that our choral community can both anticipate and expect a brilliant future for the Children's Chorus of Washington."
A Meaningful Legacy of Excellence
Joan Gregoryk founded CCW in 1995 as an outgrowth of her work with the acclaimed Chevy Chase Elementary School Chorus. During her tenure, CCW grew from one chorus with 70 members to five performing ensembles featuring more than 160 young singers between the ages of 9 and 18, representing over 100 public and private schools in the greater Washington, DC area. CCW is now recognized as one the finest children's choruses in the country. At a recent Kennedy Center concert, CCW was described as "a world class cultural asset." In addition to three self-produced concerts and numerous guest appearances with Washington’s leading adult choruses and orchestras and at private events each year, CCW also offers several additional educational opportunities. SING DC is a program that provides introductory choral music education in DC public schools at no cost to the schools or students. CCW also offers Prep Class, which is a training program for first-time singers, ages 6 to 9, and Teacher Workshops, which offer area music teachers professional development and peer mentoring in developing the best choral techniques.
Under Ms. Gregoryk's direction, CCW performs regularly at the White House, Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music Center, Sidney Harman Hall, and other prestigious venues. CCW tours internationally every other year including a recent tour to China, where choristers performed in Shanghai, Xi’an, Tianjin, and Beijing. CCW will tour and perform in France in the summer of 2015.
In addition to the Mayor’s Arts Award, CCW was recognized as the Best Choral Group at the 2012 Washington Area Music Awards (“Wammies”), and honored with the Best Educational Outreach award at both the 2012 and 2014 Greater Washington Area Choral Excellence Awards (“Ovations”). Ms. Gregoryk was honored for her years of contribution to the choral music community with the Excellence in the Arts Award in the spring of 2012 by the City Choir of Washington.
For additional information on CCW and its programs, please visit
Concert: Voices of Omaha - Handel's "Messiah" and its Seven-Year "Growth Project" Edward Hurd, %14 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 of Omaha presents its 46th annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, Neb. The 200 member chorus will be accompanied by chamber orchestra with soloists: Jamie Reimer, soprano; Janet Carlson Campbell, mezzo-soprano; Paul Koenig, tenor; Terry Hodges, bass-baritone.  Artistic director Edward B. Hurd will conduct. The performance is free and open to the public.
Voices of Omaha is completing the third year of its seven-year "Growth Project" which was detailed in a two-part series of articles by Chorus America in October.  Follow the links below to read parts I and II.
·  Part I:  Find out how Voices of Omaha initiated an image makeover in order to attract a younger and more diverse community. 
·  Part II:  Explore how the chorus exponentially increased its development efforts and results—and learn its "words to the wise." 
After the articles were written in October, the chorus learned that it had surpassed major goals for the 2014 performance: chorus membership increased by 21% (goal 19%), high school-age participation increased by 125% (goal 25%)!
Announcement: "Bowing to the Holy" Worship and Music Conference in St. Paul, MN Paul Stever, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000

Saturday, November 22 at 9:00am - 4:30pm

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

285 Dale St. N, Saint Paul, MN 55103


"Bowing to the Holy" - A conference celebrating liturgical
 worship and social justice.


 Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and its three “daughter”
churches (all former Missouri Synod-English District
 congregations), share a similar DNA -- a commitment to
 both liturgical worship and social justice, among other
“genes.” This ecumenical conference invites us to reflect
 together about these ancient inheritances of Christian
 communities, lived out as gifts and callings in our time.

 Plenary speaker Bishop Melissa Skelton, Anglican Diocese
 of New Westminster, Anglican Church of Canada, will help
 us explore the liturgical experience of reverence. Four
 workshops will explore: justice and the holy in our music,
 worship and community organizing, cognitive inclusivity,
 and hospitality.


Learn more about the conference by clicking the "Bowing to the Holy" conference link at

Please email your registration to  

Concert: Music of Lauridsen & launch of UNM Chamber Singers Bradley Ellingboe, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 friends and colleagues
On Thursday, November 20th, at 7:30 pm in Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus, five choirs will celebrate the music of Morten Lauridsen.  A high school festival chorus, led by UNM professor Dr. Regina Carlow, will open the concert.  Next to perform will be the UNM women's ensemble, Las Cantantes under Dr. Maxine Thevenot.  The UNM Concert Choir, under Bradley Ellingboe follows, including Morten Lauridsen acting as pianist on his beautiful "Prayer."
One of the highlights of the evening will be the debut of the UNM Chamber Singersan all-scholarshipped group.  These 16 endowed scholarships are the culmination of 10 years' of work, and the first of these scholarships is named for Lauridsen and stems from the proceeds of a festival concert of his music in 2004.
The evening will conclude with the University Chorus singing his magnificent Lux Aeterna.  Tickets are $15, $10 and $5 and are available at or at the door.  A program listing follows:
Popejoy Hall
November 20, 2014 – 7:30 pm
High School Festival Chorus
Regina Carlow, conductor
Maxine Thévenot, pianist
Sure on This Shining Night
O Love Be Fed With Apples While Ye May
Las Cantantes
Maxine Thévenot, conductor
Canticle/O Vos Omnes (sung in Latin)
Katrina Clements, clarinet; Alex Thomason, chimes
Dirait-On (sung in French)
Concert Choir
Bradley Ellingboe, conductor
Bethany Viekman, pianist
From Four Madrigals on Renaissance Texts
I.          To One That Desired to Know My Mistris                         
            IV.        Mediocritie in Love                                                              
Ashley Alarcon flute; Hunter Brown, bassoon;
Donna Bacon, violin; Mario Bastea-Forte, cello; David Irving, tambourine
Ave Maria  (sung in Latin)
The debut of the
UNM Chamber Singers
Bradley Ellingboe, conductor
Mary Ann Ybarra, pianist
Mid-Winter Songs
Lament for Pasiphaë                                                                       
Like Snow
She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep
Mid-Winter Waking
Intercession in Late October
University Chorus
Bradley Ellingboe, conductor
Lux Aeterna (sung in Latin)
In te, Domine, speravi
O Nata Lux
Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Agnus Dei – Lux Aeterna
Forum message: Choir with more men than women - STB or ATBB arrangements? Deanne Casperson, %14 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 church choir has a very strong men's section with a wonderful small group of ladies with much softer and less developed voices.  I really need some suggestions for songs that will offer the ladies a Unison line with the men divided out.  I have arranged a couple of songs to fit the group.  Just want to know if there is already a resource available.   ]]>Concert: The Stonewall Chorale Into Winter's Glimm'ring Night Cynthia J Powell, %14 %b %2014 %05:%Nov:%th 5NovGMT+0000 unique choral adventure into the sound worlds of Patricia Van Ness, Jennifer Higdon, Eriks Esenvalds, Jonathan Dove and Eric Whitacre. With internationally renowned flute duo, Flutronix. Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm. At Holy Apostles, 9th Ave. @ 28th St. Chelsea, NYC. The Stonewall Chorale is the nation's first LGBT chorus, now in its 38th season. 
Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director
Concert: The Bel Canto Children's Chorus Winter Concert December 6, 2014 Toni Marie Palmertree, %14 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000
Join the Bel Canto Children's Chorus for thrilling program that highlights music from the classics to jazz and blues.  The Bel Canto Concert Choir will include Bach “Domine Deus” from his Mass in G Major, and David Conte’s “Hope Carol”, a gorgeous, ethereal setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem.   Also on the program is  a rousing version of “Go Where I Send Thee” by Caldwell & Ivory. The Preparatory and Intermediate choirs are sure to entertain with“Bend Closer Angels” as well as some jazzy arrangements of “Jingle Bells” and the classic “White Christmas.” 
December 6, 2014,  4pm
St. Mark's Lutheran church
81 Main St. Pennsburg, PA
Tickets available at the door, $12 Adults $10 Students and Seniors
Concert: Free Concert at First Presbyterian, Phoenixville! Toni Marie Palmertree, %14 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000 November 23, 2014 at 4pm join the Bel Canto Concert Choir for an exciting concert that  highlights music from the classics to jazz and blues.  Free Concert, no tickets required.  Donations will be accepted at the event.  First Presbyterian, 145 South Main St. Phoenixville, PA.  For more information about the choir, please visit
Concert: Escape to…The Anticipation of Christmas with Acappellago Patricia Smith, %14 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000
Start your holiday season with Acappellago, whose special blend of a cappella Christmas music attracts music lovers from all over the western suburbs. The area’s leading volunteer a cappella chorus showcases contemporary composers and rarely heard gems from the past.
On December 6th and 7th, 2014, Acappellago, led by music director Dennis R. Smith, will present “Escape to…The Anticipation of Christmas.” The program includes two world premieres; a new jazz setting of “We Three Kings” by former Chicagoan Robert Applebaum and “Alleluja” by Chicago resident Michael Orlinsky. Other works include the 1964 version of “Russian Credo” by Igor Stravinsky, the music of contemporary American composers Abbie Betinis (the niece of the writer of the popular Alfred Burt Carols), Craig Courtney, Carol Barnett, and Acappellago’s friends Robert Convery and Matthew Orlovich.
The first performance will be held on Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 pm in the
Event Hall at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook. This program will be repeated on Sunday, December 7, at 4:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 325 E. Downer Place in the historic district of Aurora.
Single tickets for each of Acappellago’s concerts are $17 ($15 for students and seniors) and are available via the Internet at: or by mail: PO Box 749, Westmont, IL 60559. Tickets may also be ordered by phone: (708)484-3797 x.2.
For more information about any Acappellago event, visit
Concert: Bach's Christmas Oratorio Christina Kennedy, %14 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000 Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra presents
Bach's Christmas Oratorio
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23rd
Hale School Auditorium
55 Hartley Road, Stow, MA
Sounds of Stow will perform choruses, arias, and chorales from all six cantatas, in the English edition by Neil Jenkins, with full orchestra. 
Barbara Jones, artistic director 
Erika Vogel, soprano
Laryssa Doohovskoy, mezzo-soprano
Jason Wang, tenor
James Dargan, baritone
Kyle Spraker, baroque trumpet
Margot Law, narrator
Visit our Second Annual Silent Auction (before, during, and after the concert). We've got some great items up for bid, including a week's stay in Hawaii!

Tickets are available on our website, or visit:
Acton Coffee House (342 Great Rd., Acton)
Emma’s Cafe (117 Great Rd., Stow)
Serendipity Cafe (1 Nason St., Maynard)
Serendipity Jewelry, Art, & Whimsy (63B Main St., Hudson)

Bring your children and grandchildren to our Open Rehearsal on Saturday, November 22nd at 1:30 
for a donation of $5. Come and go as you please while you introduce the next generation to the glory of Bach's choral and orchestral music.
Featured photo: In Memoriam: James Erb Scott Dorsey, %14 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 ad: Looking for Christmas Performers Daniel Arenas, %13 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000
Good Day,
I was wondering if you may assist me.  I live in NYC & was looking to have a school choir to perform at our employee Christmas party, however I am not sure how to go about it or the questions to ask.  I used perform in my vocal ensemble group when I was in high school and I remember perform at different place around Miami.
Any assistance will be great!
Concert: The Peacemakers: The Music of Karl Jenkins Andrea Macy, %13 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000, January 19, 2015
7:00 pm  
The Peacemakers: The Music of Karl Jenkins
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Jenkins: The Peacemakers   
Jenkins: The Healer (US Premiere)
Jenkins: Llareggub (US Premiere)
Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Karl Jenkins, Composer-in-Residence
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, DCINY teams up with Welsh composer Karl Jenkins to debut new works. The program includes the US premiere of Jenkins’s Healer and his works Llareggub and The Peacemakers, performed by the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
To purchase tickets, please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or online at
Classified ad: Together, Let’s make 2014 Christmas Special Mihee Gwon, %13 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000 Chorus wishes to proclaim a message of hope, healing, and spiritual freedom through music and to empower God’s people with the gifts of music and fellowship. Jubilee Chorus is looking for singers those who want to make this 2014 Christmas special.
2014 Christmas Concert Schedule:
Christmas Concert - Dec.14, 6:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church (with Nyack College)
Christmas Event - Dec.16, 7:00 pm at NYC Rescue Mission
Rehearsal Schedule:
Nov.18, Dec.2, Dec.9 (7:00- 9:00pm)
at Nyack College’s Manhattan campus
(2 Washington Street, New York, NY 10004– room 2207 – 22 FL)
Classified ad: Pianist for Berkeley Childrens' Chorus Laura Kakis Serper, %13 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000 Youth Choir, Berkeley's Premiere Children's Chorus, is accepting applications from pianists to support our growing music academy. We are looking for classically trained artists who share our passion for children singing, innovative programming, and highest artistic achievement in a community-centered atmosphere. We are eager to work with someone with the ability to play in a variety of musical genres and who has strong reading skills. This position is for work with our younger students in our beginning and intermediate ensembles. Part-time hours, compensation competitive. Please email:
Classified ad: Artistic Director / Choral Conductor Ashley Keenan, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000
The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is looking for an Artistic Director / Choral Conductor beginning Fall 2015.  For more information, job description and criteria, please refer to our web site:!artistic-director-search
Classified ad: Organist and Choir Accomapnist Tanya Elias, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000
Resurrection Lutheran Church of Oro Valley, Arizona is seeking applications for the position of Organist and Choir Accompanist.  This is a part-time position (approximately 15 hours per week).  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Tanya Elias, Music and Arts Minister to Adults, at  The deadline for applying is December 5, 2014 or until the position is filled. 
Requisite qualifications for the position will be:
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.  Master’s degree in music preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience as a church organist and choir accompanist.
  • Ability to lead and accompany on both organ and piano.
  • Experience and competence playing a variety of styles of church music ranging from traditional to light contemporary.
  • Experience in a liturgical worship setting preferred.
Compensation commensurate with experience and education.
Resurrection Lutheran Church is an equal opportunity employer.
Announcement: Psalm 90 like you've never heard it before.... Raymond Egan, %13 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 new publication of Psalm 90 for mostly unison choir (there are a couple of optional satb phrases - can utilize these or do entire piece as unison choir), optional congregation, keyboard, and optional percussion. 2 1/2 - 3 minutes in length. Text is Psalm 90:1-8 & 12 from the New Revised Standard version (of the Bible). Quite easy piece  for the choir, conductor, and accompanist (and congregation, should you choose to use one) - guarantee it'll be sounding great in one rehearsal. Contact the composer: Raymond Egan at ]]>Forum message: Suggestion for child's solo on Christmas Eve Karen Shafer, %13 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000 have a fine 8 year old singer, who has stage presence and charisma, and would like to feature her with a solo on Christmas Eve.  Suggestions?  It could be with a track (preferable) or with organ/piano accompaniment (difficulty of accomp is not a problem), and with or without choral backup.  This will be a traditional service, but they enjoy a wide variety of musical styles. ]]>Borrowing request: Choral, guitar, conductor scores needed Chris Albanese, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000 "A Procession Winding Around Me"
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Jeffrey Van
Starting: by January 7
For: 5 months
Copies: 75
Willing to rent: Yes
Concert: A Chorale Christmas Katie Selph, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000 The Phoenix Chorale
What: "A Chorale Christmas" concert series - Rejoice and reflect in the exquisite profundity of Arvo Pärt’s “Magnificat Antiphons” —these tenderly expressed compositions, in Pärt’s own chant-like style, evoke an introspection of Advent. We’ll sing gorgeously arranged Christmas carols by Ola Gjeilo, including “Away in a Manger” and “In the Bleak Midwinter,” and we’ll invite you to lift your voice with us for our annual sing-along tradition.
When: December 19-22, 2014
December 19, 2014  at 7:30 pm Friday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Brophy Chapel - 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
December 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm Saturday – WEST VALLEY
Lord of Life Lutheran Church - 13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West
December 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral -100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
December 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church -  3900 East Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley
December 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm Monday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Brophy Chapel - 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Tickets Prices: $15-$34 
Call the box office at 602-253-2224
Concert: Abington Choral Clubs Annual 2014 Winter Concert Italo A. ( TALLY ) Vassalluzzo, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
The Abington Choral Club will present its 2014 Annual Winter Concert  ~ “Holidays with Harp and Strings“ ~ on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM* in the Abington Senior High School Auditorium, 900 Highland Avenue, Abington, Pa. 19001
Under the direction of Peter Hilliard and accompanied by Nancy Beale, the 80-voice chorus will perform music in celebration of the Holiday Season. The concert will include the classic,“Christmas Oratorio” by Camille Saint-Sa?ns, and Edward Elgar’s “The Snow” . Among the many contemporary selections will be Harry Simeone’s , “Twas the Night before Christmas,” Rutter’s ,“What Sweeter Music,” Mark Hayes’, “Caroling,Caroling,” Russell Robinson’s, We Three Kings,” Jason Robert Brown’s “ Chanukah Suite,” and Peter Hilliard’s arrangement of “Silent Night”, along with a few surprises. Mark your calendar now for a bright and joyous kick-off to your holiday season with the Abington Choral Club.
No tickets are required and admission is free. However a suggested minimum donation of $10 will be gladly accepted at the door so that ACC may continue its out reach program and spread the wonder of music throughout the community. *Please note new concert time. For info: or E-Mail -
Concert: The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Young Composers Concert, First Presentation of 2014-15 Season on November 15 at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall Jeffrey James, %13 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
November 13, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or
The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Young Composers Concert, First Presentation of 2014-15 Season on November 15 at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall
What: Young Composers Concert - New York Virtuoso Singers’ First Concert of 2014-15 Season
When: Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Where: Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Young Composers Concert, the first event of their 2014-15 concert season on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 PM at Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. (btw Broadway and Amsterdam) in Manhattan. This event is co-sponsored by Merkin Concert Hall.
10 Commissions – 10 World Premieres. NYVS has commissioned these recent ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award recipients - Eleanor Bragg, Phillip Golub, Andrew Hsu, Tengku Irfan, Sidarth Jayadev, Molly Joyce, Michael Parsons, Gabriella Smith, Conrad Tao and Jonas Tarm – for their very first compositions for mixed choir. Many of today’s leading composers are recipients of this award. With Brent Funderburk, piano.
This concert is presented in memory of composer Stephen Paulus.
Tickets for the November 15 concert are $25/$20 students/seniors. For tickets or more information, call Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center at 212-501-3330 or visit
All New York Virtuoso Singers Merkin Concert Hall events are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 30 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany, Soundbrush, and Kasp. Their latest release is Soundbrush Records’ 25 x 25, works written by 25 major American composers to celebrate NYVS’s 25th Anniversary season. More about the CD at More about the Virtuoso Singers at Join their Facebook page at
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
Classified ad: Lead pianist and choir director needed Robyn Ton, %13 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 will be seeking lead piano player for both blended and contemporary worship services beginning in January 2015. This person is responsible for leading a weekly praise team rehearsal, providing instrumental leadership for two Sunday morning services and one Sunday eveningservice, helping to select songs and hymns, and directing a seasonal worship choir. All interested candidates are encouraged to contact Pastor Jeff Alexander at (317)  Please share this information with anyone you know that might be a good candidate!
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
Greenwood, IN
Announcement: Vi Adoro (SATB) Manolo Da Rold, %13 %b %2014 %07:%Nov:%th 7NovGMT+0000 is the recording of my piece "Vi Adoro".
Pilgrim Mission Choir
Coro da Camera del Conservatorio di Musica "L. Canepa" di Sassari
The piece is now published by Alliance Music Publications click HERE 
Concert: LA Master Chorale's "Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas" Celebrates Music of Morten Lauridsen Susan Gordon, %13 %b %2014 %08:%Nov:%th 8NovGMT+0000
The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s holiday offerings continue with “Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas,” showcasing the Chorale’s astonishingly pure sound and exquisite balance in an all a cappella program that celebrates the 20th anniversary of former composer-in-residence/National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen’s monumental O Magnum Mysterium, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Written for and premiered by the Chorale in December 1994, it has since become one of the most frequently performed choral works in modern history.  In addition, Artistic Director Grant Gershon conducts a wide range of a cappella works from around the globe, including Lauridsen’s O Nata Lux (from Lux Aeterna); Poulenc’s exuberant Four Motets for Christmas, which, although written in Paris in 1952, is infused with Renaissance and Baroque spirit; Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, the German composer’s best known work; Swedish composer Jan Sandström’s Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, a widely-performed twelve-part a cappella setting written in 1990; and former assistant conductor Ariel Quintana’s richly layered Hodie Christus natus est, Ave maris stella and Quem vidistis pastores, all composed in the past 10 years.  Adding a delightful twist to the repertoire is 16th-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s sublime O Magnum Mysterium, as well as a newer setting of the same text by LAMC tenor/composer Matthew Brown.
“Rejoice! A Capella Christmas” is the third of four holiday programs presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall in December.  The choir’s other seasonal offerings include the 34th Annual “Messiah Sing-Along,” December 7, 7 pm; Festival of Carols, December 13, 2 pm; and two concert performances of Handel’s Messiah, December 17, 7:30 pm, and December 21, 7 pm.
Tickets range from $29 - $119.  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.
Announcement: Why You Should Stop Running Through Pieces J.D. Frizzell, %13 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000 excerpt from a new article by J.D. Frizzell:
If you never let your singers just sing through minutes or whole pieces of unrehearsed music, then you may not even need to read on.  However, if you do, please consider the following.

We already know that with every repetition, notes and rhythms in any piece become easier for a singer.  Repetition can and should be a key tool for every choir director in the world.  In a recent Wall Street Journal article on "Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results", the second major point is that repetition can be very valuable and other countries continue to get this while the U.S. has vilified it.

However, with that power comes great responsibility (thank you, Spider Man).    Every time you "run through" sections a new piece and pay no attention to phrasing, vowels, dynamics, text stress, articulation, and tone, you ingrain the status quo a little bit more...(Keep Reading Full Article Here)

Other recent articles on C1 include:
I Want To Start Using Solfege, But I Don't Know How To Start
Why Touring With Your Ensemble Matters
Taking Your Middle School Choir to the Next Level
Classified ad: Accompanist for Bay Area Youth Choir Laura Kakis Serper, %13 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000 Youth Choir, Berkeley's Premiere Children's Chorus, seeks a pianist who shares our passion for children's voices,
innovative programming, and highest artistic achievement in a community-centered atmosphere. We are eager to work
with someone with the ability to play in a variety of musical genres and strong reading skills.
For more information please contact Laura at (510)332-1108 or email
Concert: Texas State University Singers Present "The Composer's Voice": Sunday, November 23, 3pm Matthew D. Oltman, %13 %b %2014 %03:%Nov:%th 3NovGMT+0000 laments over the falls of great cities to gentle cradle songs,choral composers throughout the ages often gravitate toward common themes. Time, location and society help inform each composer’s interpretation of ideas and beliefs, giving each a unique voice. The University Singers, under the direction of Chanticleer Music Director Emeritus, Matthew Oltman, will explore this phenomenon by juxtaposing common-themed works by composers spanning great swaths of time and geography. Renaissance masters such as England’s William Byrd and Italy’s Giovanni Luigi da Palestrina will be paired with the likes of Modernist Swedish composer, Sven-David Sandström and Colonial American composer William Billings in a performance designed to please the ear and stimulate the mind.
Texas State University
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
San Marcos, TX
Sunday, November 23, 3pm
Admission:  $10/$5
Three "Our Fathers"
Pater noster - Jacob Handl
The Lord's Prayer - Sven-David Sandstrom
Avoonan dbishmayya - Ilyas Iliya
Three Settings of "Veni sponsa Christi"
Veni sponsa Christi - Plainsong
Veni sponsa Christi - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Epithalame - Daniel-Lesur
Three Laments on the Falls of Great Cities
Lamentation over Boston - William Billings
By the Rivers of Babylon - Kirke Mechem
Civitas sancti tui - William Byrd
Three Cradle Songs
Psallite unigentio - Michael Praetorius
O Jesulein Suss, O Jesulein Mild - Samuel Scheidt/J.S. Bach
Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child - Joseph Jennings
Concert: CARMINA BURANA AT VASSAR COLLEGE Christine Howlett, %13 %b %2014 %02:%Nov:%th 2NovGMT+0000 us for Carl Orff's CARMINA BURANA.
Todd Crow & Michael Pisani, pianosFrank Cassara, Dominic Donato, and Chris Nappi, percussionguest Theo Hoffman, baritone, Ben Lui '15, tenorthe Vassar College Choir, Women's Chorus, and the Cappella Festiva Treble Choir. 
Christine Howlett, conductor.
Saturday November 15 at 8:00pm.
Vassar College Chapel
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Free and open to the public.  
For further information and up-to-date details on all Vassar College Department of Music concerts, please call (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Office of Campus Activities at (845) 437-5370. Latecomers will be seated at the performers’ discretion.
Concert: Upon an Angel's Knee: Christmas Music of Britten and Others Jean Reed, %13 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000 PM Sunday, December 14
St. Paul's on the Green
60 East Ave, Norwalk, Connecticut

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 guest 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.  St. Paul's, Norwalk  is a favorite with visiting music performers for its intimate setting and accoustic quality.
       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 his own choir at Westminster Catholic Cathedral in London.
A reception is provided after the concert.
Location:  60 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 – St. Paul’s Parish on the Green
General Admission:  $20.  Visit  for ticket and other information.

Anna Reinersman, harpist, began her harp studies at the age of 7, holding her first position as Principal Harp for the Rocky Mountain Symphony in Utah at the age of 14. Praised by The New York Times as "an elegant harpist", she performs extensively throughout New York and Boston. Ms. Reinersman was the harpist for the entire run of the Broadway smash hit "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. She maintains an active career as a chamber musician with the Locrian Chamber Players, a contemporary ensemble, and the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, a Boston based chamber group. Comfortable in a variety of musical settings, she has performed with such contemporary pop artists as Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall, and Alicia Keyes. Ms. Reinersman is also cofounder and Artistic Director of the Carolina Chamber Music Festival, and can be heard on the soundtrack of the recent "The Producers" movie.
Classified ad: women's concert attire Amelia Nagoski, %12 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 have concert attire that has only been worn four times, and is in very good condition. It's available for anyone who can pick it up at Western New England University or is willing to pay for shipping. Message me through ChoralNet if these will be useful to you!
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Classified ad: Live in the Kansas City area? Want to sing with UMKC? John McDonald, %12 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000
The University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance is opening up the mixed ensemble University Singers to any community singers that would like to join!
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm beginning January 20th, 2015 in Grant Hall room 122, and there is no fee to participate
If interested, please contact Michael Patch -
For more information click here
Follow us @UMKCChoirs
Spring 2015 Performance Opportunities
Cantata 78 Jesu, der du meine Seele - J.S. Bach
Symphony No. 3 - Dmitri Shostakovich
Chichester Psalms - Leonard Bernstein
with the UMKC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Dr. Robert Bode
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Classified ad: Accompanist for Parish Anniversary Mass Brett Garner, %12 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
I am in need an accompanist for our parish's 75th anniversary mass with Archbishop Gomez.
Sun, 11/23, noon call, 12:30 mass, done by 1:45.
One rehearsal – Thu, 11/20, at 7:45 till 9.
I'll be glad to meet to get you the music ahead of time.
Contact Brett Garner, choir director, by emailing tenor7 AT
Forum message: Obtaining permissions to publish Frost lyrics in a CD Joy DeCoursey-Porter, %12 %b %2014 %19:%Nov:%th 19NovGMT+0000!
My choir recently produced a CD with Randall Thompson's Frostiana included in the repertoire. We would like to reproduce the lyrics for listeners to read within the CD booklet. Do we need to obtain special permission for this? Does anyone here have any experience with this type of thing or with the Frost Estate or publishers specifically?
Forum message: Tempo for Bruckner's Locus Iste Chris Stanley, %12 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 there a generally agreed upon tempo/metronome marking for Bruckner's Locus Iste?  I have heard such a wide variety of tempi for this piece.  It indicates Allegro Moderato which would presume a much faster tempo than I have heard from the majority of choirs. ]]>Forum message: two-part chorus and harp? Julie Ford, %12 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000 am looking for Christmas anthems for two-part chorus and harp.  The chorus is a mixed adult chorus and I won't have any high voice women, so it needs to have limited range.  At this point I'm looking at "Stars are for Those who Lift Their Eyes" by Pauline Delmonte (Choristers guild) and "Love Came Down at Christmas" by Roger Copeland arranged by John Wilson (Hope), which is not written for harp but I have heard that it works well for harp. 
Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance!!
Julie Ford
Forum message: Alleluia - Acapella piece by Brazilian composer Rob Gardner, %12 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000'm trying to find a piece that I sung in a high school All-State choir in Arizona, probably back in 1995. It was an "Alleluia" setting for mixed acapella choir and I believe it was by a Brazilian composer. I seem to remember that it had a lyrical melody sung by the Sopranos or Altos, while the rest of the choir sang a more rhythmic, percussive accompaniment. Sound familiar to anyone?
Thanks for the help!
Concert: Men's Choir Concert this Sunday in Newark, NJ Joseph Arndt, %12 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000 Dunstan' Choir will sing their annual concert this Sunday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Church in Newark.
St. Dunstan's Choir is named after Dunstan, former Archbishop of Canterbury. The Choir is an ensemble of male parishioners and professional section leaders. They will present of a concert of liturgical music, consisting of lesser-known men's repertoire. The concert includes the premiere of the Mass for Men's Voices by Christian Carey, a professor at Westminster Choir College.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
4:00 p.m.
St. Dunstan's Choir
Joseph Arndt, director
Michael Hey, guest organist
Grace Church (Episcopal)
950 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Admission is free
Reception to follow
Communion Service in E minor - Richard Wayne Dirksen
Walsingham Service (Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis) - Randall Giles
Dives and Lazarus - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Mass for Men's Voices - Christian Carey (premiere)
Cantate Domino - Hans Leo Hassler
Announcement: Graphite welcomes Brazilian composer Will Lopes with 3 new pieces (Only $0.90 per copy through Friday!) Timothy Takach, %12 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000
Graphite welcomes Will Lopes to our roster!

Will Lopes has a special talent for creating music that is full of Brazilian style. Whether it’s an original piece or a folk song arrangement, he crafts these pieces with integrity.

Lopes talks about the big concepts that his music brings to a choir: “As a Brazilian, I felt compelled to display the freshness and diversity connected to our music. My pieces are designed to explore rhythm, percussiveness, harmonies and culture. As the ensemble experiences the richness of language and cultural background, this will not only broaden their knowledge and appreciation for multicultural music, but it will also bring their performance to another level. Most of my music explores body movement, syncopation, closed harmonies and contrast as well some type of percussiveness.” Stop over and take a look!

Oh! We almost forget to tell you that these pieces are selling for only $0.90 a piece (through 11/14).

Tutakwenda (SATB a cappella, percussion)
Difficulty: 2
Sung in Swahili
"We will go in peace, because He is by our side."

Bambulele (SSAA a cappella)
Difficulty: 3
Sung in Portuguese
A tongue-twister: say "Bambulele" three times fast.

Celebrai (SATB, a cappella)
Difficulty: 3
Sung in Portuguese
"Celebrate with joyful noise, everybody say it!"

Will Lopes is an active composer, singer, vocal coach, conductor, music producer, arranger and accompanist. As a jazz musician/singer, Lopes has had the opportunity to perform in several festivals throughout the States and in Brazil, performing in venues like the Dakota Jazz Club in Minnesota. As a studio musician, he has produced and performed jingles for companies like Coca-Cola and Levi’s Jeans. As a classical musician, he has performed in venues ranging from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and Ordway in St. Paul to the Covent Garden Theatre in London. As a vocal coach and piano instructor, Lopes has worked as adjunct faculty at Iowa Central Community College and University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, MN, and remains active conducting seminars, workshops and vocal coaching sections throughout the USA and Brazil. His choral arrangements and original pieces have been featured by the University of Northern Iowa Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Chorus, University of Minnesota Women’s Chorus, Totino Grace High School and Iowa Central Community College. His works are published by Graphite Publishing, Hal Leonard and Hinshaw Music.

Lopes is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Master’s Degree in Conducting; Brazil’s Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music; and a diploma in Music Performance from the UEFS Music Conservatory, Brazil.
Forum message: Music for Treble ensemble & Trumpet Cricket Handler, %12 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 direct Canzona Women's Ensemble - 29 voice advanced community choir - and I'm looking for SSA or SSAA repertoire featuring trumpet for our spring concert in Mission San Luis Obispo. It can include piano, but at this point have not planned to feature additional instrumentalists (although we could possible include another instrument.) It can be for baroque or regular trumpet. Our guest artist will be playing a movement of a Bach Canatata with a soprano soloist.
Cricket Handler, 
Classified ad: Non-auditon Community Choir - Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass in Dm Betty Frable, %12 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000

San Tan Chorale is calling for members (18 years or older) to join the winter session of our non-audition choir. Rehearsals for the Chorale begin on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 7-9 p.m. at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church, 425 N. Greenfield Rd., in Gilbert. There will be a two week holiday break and membership closes on Nov. 25. The San Tan Orchestra is calling for members (15 years or older) to join their winter session performance in this Haydn masterwork as well. Rehearsals for the Orchestra begin on Jan. 15, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 N. Date St., in Mesa. For more membership information and our full season schedule see our website and the Join Us page or email .


Concert: Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire, Nov 21-22 Jerry Hui, %12 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000, November 21, 7:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E Lexington Blvd, Eau Claire
Saturday, November 22, 7:30pm
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 901 9th St. E, Menomonie
Conflict is an old tune for humankind. Many a battle was fought through our history, shaping the fate of individuals, countries, and cultures. In "La guerre: The Sound of Battle", Schola Cantorum explores the fascination in war through works by composers and poets of the 15th and 16th centuries. Works by Busnoys, Conversi, Gastoldi, Janequin, Morales, and Tromboncino. More at:
Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire is a newly established chamber choir. Dedicated to historically informed performance of music from the Baroque and before, Schola is unique in its mission in northern Wisconsin.
Christine Emerson, soprano
Lauren Elizabeth, soprano/alto
Jerry Hui, alto/director
Seth Berrier, alto/tenor
Mark Lundin, tenor
Jim Boulter, bass
Benjamin John, bass
Tickets: in advance, through our website: $12 ($7 students); at the door: $15 ($10 students)
Announcement: New Release for SATB by Zachary J. Moore from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthews, %12 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
Click the cover image to view the score in its entirety.
From the composer: 

In my personal opinion, there is nothing more beautiful about the Chippewa Valley (located in northwestern Wisconsin) than its colors in the fall. October Song, a poem written by Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland for The Master Singers’ 22nd concert season, is a poem inspired by the colors and divine beauty that is within this valley.  View the score today at

Classified ad: For free for any member of a choir or group Robin Mayhew, %12 %b %2014 %12:%Nov:%th 12NovGMT+0000 know that several choral societies and choirs, not only here in the UK but in other countries, will be performing my free Christmas carol The Age Old Reason for Joy during the run up to the festivities and now on the website is a link to a Karaoke type of video where people and choir members can have fun with their friends and family this Christmas singing round the dinner table after the turkey, pudding and crackers. Click the link below using a smart phone, tablet or computer and click on the blue thumbnail on the dedicated page on my website which says 'Join an imaginary choir - turn up the volume and sing along....'     As I say it's all free.
Everthing for learning and performance is also avaialble as free downloads on this page.  One can also see and hear a performance with a lot of smiling faces via a YouTube link.
Have fun and joyous singing
Concert: The Tower Chorale Presents Christmas Concert in Westmont Carlotta Wing, %12 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000
“Feliz Navidad - A Concert of Holiday Warmth”
This program features Spanish carols.  You’ll hear sacred and secular holiday songs in a wide variety of flavorful arrangements.  Also on the program is “God Rest You Merry!” by Jim Winfield, dedicated to the Tower Chorale.  The singers will be accompanied by Dennis Zimmer on both organ and piano and a brass quartet, guitar, harp, percussion, and flute.  The Holy Trinity Children’s Choir will join in as well.   Concerts will be held on Friday, December 5,at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 7, at 3:00 p.m. at The Holy Trinity Church, 111 S. Cass Avenue, Westmont.
For tickets and more information see:  Tickets are $20 Adult, $17 Senior/Student, Children 10 and under Free.  
Announcement: O Bone Jesu (TBB/SAA) by Manolo Da Rold Manolo Da Rold, %12 %b %2014 %10:%Nov:%th 10NovGMT+0000 enjoy listening to my new creation "O BONE JESU", for TBB/SAA a cappella choir.
O bone Jesu
O bone Jesu,
miserere nobis,
quia tu creasti nos,
tu redemisti nos
sanguine tuo praetiosissimo.

O good Jesus,
Have mercy on us,
Because you created us,
You have redeemed us
With your most precious blood.
edit by Alliance Music Publications 
click here to see a sample
Concert: Christmas Carols Sparkle in LA Master Chorale's "Festival of Carols” Susan Gordon, %12 %b %2014 %08:%Nov:%th 8NovGMT+0000
The Los Angeles Master Chorale adds a generous dash of yuletide cheer with a matinee performance of its popular “Festival of Carols,” on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  New arrangements of such cherished Christmas carols as Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Angels We Have Heard on High, White Christmas and Silent Night – sung to savory perfection by 100 members of the Chorale under Artistic Director Grant Gershon’s baton – set a joyful tone, making this concert a highlight of the season.  Pianist Lisa Edwards and organist John West, who performs on Disney Hall’s iconic pipe organ, add delightful sonic flourish to the concert.  The program also features the live performance premiere of Eric Whitacre’s Glow, part of the Grammy Award-winning composer’s innovative “Virtual Choir” series, a global phenomenon in which singers from around the world record themselves singing one of his choral works and upload their videos online, which are synchronized and combined into a single performance.  Originally featured as part of Disneyland’s® 2013 World of Color Winter Dreams show at Disney California Adventure® Park, the virtual version of Glow captivated audiences with video projections of a massive choir comprised of self-submitted videos of 1,473 singers from all 50 American States performing the work.
Stage & Cinema calls “Festival of Carols,” the second of four holiday programs presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall, “a stocking stuffer of a concert” filled with “nuggets of Noel gold.”  The Chorale’s other seasonal offerings include the 34th Annual Messiah Sing-Along,” December 7, 7 pm; Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas, December 14, 7 pm; and two concert performances of Handel’s Messiah, December 17, 7:30 pm, and December 21, 7 pm.
Tickets for Festival of Carols range from $29 - $119.  Group rates are available.  Children under six not admitted. 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
Community Forum Post: O Magnum mysterium TTBB by Manolo Da Rold Manolo Da Rold, %12 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%th 11NovGMT+0000
Here is a new song for next Christmas. The score is published by Alliance can be found here.
Greetings to all
Manolo Da Rold
Forum message: Joy to the World - from "The Preacher's Wife" Monte Garrett, %11 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000'm looking for a copy of the arrangement (or close to it) of "Joy to the World" from "The Preacher's Wife." Can anyone point me in that direction. I found one on, but it is part of a medley.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Forum message: Harmony my 4th & 5th grade choir can learn FAST Kim Kroetsch, %11 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000 am looking for one more piece to round out my 4-5 grade choir program but I do not have a lot of time to teach it!  Something along the lines of "Yonder Come Day" by Judith Cook Tucker would be perfect.    Simple harmonic arrangement for children's choir-round, partner songs.  With or without piano accompaniment.  No sacred pieces please and extra credit for cultural music! ]]>Forum message: Joplin Treemonisha score Joe Stanford, %11 %b %2014 %18:%Nov:%th 18NovGMT+0000 have scheduled as half a program in the spring to do selections from Scott Joplin's opera Treemonisha with soloists, orchestra and chorus.  There are two versions of the opera, one orchestrated by T J Anderson and one by Gunther Schuller.  The Anderson version is published by CMP Composers Music Alliance and I have a full score of that version--they also have the parts available by download at a very reasonable price.  The orchestration by Schuller done in the mid 70s is recorded and available on Youtube.  The recording is wonderful with Schuller conducting the Houston Symphony Orchestra with great soloists and chorus.  So far I have not been able to find the publisher of the Schuller version--seems his orchestrations were sold to some company and are not available from any source I can find.  There was a performance of the Anderson version in the 70s at Morehouse College conducted by Robert Shaw--I have not been able to find a recording of that version.  
If anyone has any information, particularly about the Schuller orchestration, or the recording of the Anderson version, I would appreaciate hearing from you.  
Joe Stanford, conductor
Center Chorale
Escondido Choral Arts
Escondido, California
Forum message: Festivals for extremely small choir Brenda Durden, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000,
I direct at a high school that has a Chamber Choir with four women. They are strong singers. The prepackaged tours want 10 or more students in the choir. Does anyone have suggestions? We are near Seattle but the students would like to travel somewhere - Hawaii, New York, or Boston.
Brenda Durden
Classified ad: Tenor Soloist Needed Craig Davis, %12 %b %2014 %01:%Nov:%th 1NovGMT+0000 Tenor voice needed for one solo and one trio for a church service on Sunday December 14th. 9:30-11am.  Dress rehearsal with string ensemble on Wednesday December 10th 7:30-9pm.  Pay is $50 per call ($100 total).
Please send mp3 or link to sample of singing to
Borrowing request: Looking for scores, parts & vocals Gary Appleton, %11 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 Christmas Joys
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Ralph Carmichael
Starting: ASAP
For: through Christmas 2014
Copies: 40 singers
Willing to rent: Yes
Looking for scores, parts and vocal charts for any cuts from the old Ralph Carmichael album, Christmas Joys. I'm specifically looking for the Wonderful World of Christmas Medley (orchestra only), Caroling, Caroling (a cappella with sleigh bells) the title song, for choir & orchestra, Christmas Joys Medley, & possibly the Messiah Medley (orchestra only).
Classified ad: Alto and Tenor needed for Early Music Ensemble Mary Mason, %11 %b %2014 %17:%Nov:%th 17NovGMT+0000

The Gregorian Singers are currently seeking an alto and a tenor for our core paid staff of twelve singers.  We will also accept excellent volunteer singers in all parts.  Because at least fifty per cent of our repertoire consists of early music, we look for singers with clear and articulate voices, who are musical and can float a musical line. Singers should have knowledge and understanding of early and new music, a passion for same, and be well-versed in music theory and sight-singing.  Auditions will last approximately 20 minutes and will include five-note scales, tests for intervals, sight-reading, and tonal memory, as well as an appropriate solo of the singer’s choice. Please arrive ten minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete the audition form.

Auditions, rehearsals and some performances take place at St. Paul’s Church on the Hill, 1524 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

To schedule an audition contact founder-director Monte Mason at 612-823-1688 or email

Classified ad: United States Air Force Singing Sergeants: Soprano Vocalist Mandi Harper, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 United States Air Force Band
announces an immediate vacancy for:
Singing Sergeants: Soprano Vocalist
Audition Dates:  May 5-6, 2015
Resume & MP3/CD Due:  March 27, 2015
For resume, audio requirements and repertoire, go to
- All auditions held in Washington, D.C. -
Annual Starting Salary:  $55,828 - $62,128
Full Military Benefits - 30 Days Paid Vacation
Four-year minimum enlistment required.
Maximum age at time of enlistment is 39.
Additional information:
Auditions Hotline:  1-800-283-8995
Prior service or current active duty members must contact us before submitting materials.
Classified ad: Accompanist needed for VOICES of Kentuckiana Jeff Buhrman, %11 %b %2014 %14:%Nov:%th 14NovGMT+0000 of Kentuckiana, an inclusive LGBTA chorus is looking for an accompanist to begin in early January.
Proficient in sight-reading 4 part open score (SATB, SSA and TTBB)
Experience in choral accompanying
Interest in leading a sectional rehearsal
Team player who enjoys collaboration
Rehearsals are in Old Louisville on Sundays from 4-7 pm beginning January 4 in preparation for concerts on April 17 and 19.
There is a stipend of $2500
Please contact Jeff Buhrman at


Classified ad: Paid Section Leaders Bro. Brent Stull, %11 %b %2014 %13:%Nov:%th 13NovGMT+0000

Singers for Two Christmas Masses

Old Saint Mary’s in Over-the-Rhine is seeking three singers (bass/baritone, countertenor/alto, and soprano) for Midnight Mass and 9:15 a.m. Mass (same music as Midnight) on Christmas morning.  Repertoire will be standard hymns and Renaissance polyphony.

Pay will be $200 which includes both Masses (identical music) and two 1.5-hour rehearsals. 

Please contact Br. Brent Stull at with interest/questions.

Classified ad: Tenor sub needed--Philly/Wilmington area James Haughom, %11 %b %2014 %11:%Nov:%th 11NovGMT+0000 sub needed for rehearsals Nov 19, Dec 3 and Dec 10.  Performances on Nov 22, 23, Dec 6 and  13. Pay is $50 per call.   ]]>Announcement: The American Prize in Choral Composition, 2014 david katz, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000
2014 winners of The American Prize in Composition, in the areas of choral, orchestral, band, theater, and chamber music, have been announced. Please follow the links below to read of the winners and runners-up.
There are many familiar names here, and many fine composers.

The American Prize has also announced conductor and ensemble winners for this year. Those will be posted here shortly, along with the names of the first Honored Artists of The American Prize, soon to be announced. Honored Artists are individuals who have distinguished themselves in multiple competitions over the last few years.

The website is being updated now for 2015 contests. Complete information will be available later this month.

Special thanks to those ChoralNet members who serve so ably as judges. We are very grateful for you help.

David Katz, chief judge
The American Prize

COMPOSITION: choral music

COMPOSITION: orchestra music

COMPOSITION: band music

COMPOSITION: theater division

COMPOSITION: chamber music
Announcement: Worship & Music in Small Congregations William McConnell, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 Presbyterian Association of Musicians presents the 2015 PAM Professionals Gathering -- "Where Two or Three are Gathered: Worship and Music in Small (and not so small) Congregations," January 29-31, 2015 on the campus of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY. Leaders include: Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the PC(USA) General Assembly, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez, Janet Davis, David Gambrell, and others. For information and to register, visit or call 502-569-5288. Registration schoalrships for students and for those serving small congregations (100 or fewer members) are available. Scholarship application deadline is December 15, 2014.
William McConnell
PAM Executive Director
Announcement: WGBH celebrates New England choirs Patricia Alvarado, %11 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000
WGBH invites amateur choruses and other choral groups to register and participate in Sing That Thing!, a new choral music TV series premiering in April 2015.  
To purposefully accommodate a deliberately broad range of singing styles and repertory, Sing That Thing! will highlight choirs representing churches, schools, and communities in four categories: High School (8-60 members), College (8-60 members), Adult Small Group (8-16 members), and Adult Large Group (17-60 members). 
REGISTER TODAY!!  Registrations close on Tuesday, November 25.  Participants will be announced in December 2014.  
For more information about registration, rules and tapings dates visit
Concert: Sing Out! Baroque Finale Concert. Fran Thomas, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 Walders will conduct a concert of Baroque masterpieces at the conclusion of a weekend-long community workshop sponsored by the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. The program includes excerpts from the great cantatas of Bach, Antonio Vivaldi’s  Credo, and Pachelbel’s Magnficat in G.  Also featured will be soprano soloist Jennifer Paulino. The concert will be at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the Hinman Theater at Bonita Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Dr. Walders is an Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies within the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. He is also the founder of San Diego Pro Arte Voices.
Ms. Paulino is a versatile and accomplished chamber and concert artist who has gathered praise as a significant interpreter of baroque repertoire.
Concert Tickets are $30.00 in advance or $35 at the door. This includes a post-concert receptio with European-style treats and an opportunity to meet and greet the performers.  Please call (239) 495-8989 or visit
Concert: Bel Canto Singers of Daytona John Rutter Concert David Redman, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 Bel Canto Singers of Daytona will be presenting the music of John Rutter in concert on November 16, 2014, 3:30 pm at Central Baptist Church, 142 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. Works to be presented include Rutter's Te Deum and Gloria.  Accompaniment will be provided by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. David Redman will be serving as artistic director and conductor.
A $10 donation will be welcomed at the door.
Concert: The Arts Chorale of Winchester (VA) performs Mozart's Requiem Michael Main, %11 %b %2014 %16:%Nov:%th 16NovGMT+0000 Arts Chorale of Winchester
    Orchestra and Soloists
Mozart's Requiem, Ave Verum and Ola Gjeilo's Sacred Heart (Ubi Caritas III)
                                Honoring the Feast of Saint Cecilia
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
130 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia
Rebecca Kellerman Petretta, Soprano
Sarah Maines, Mezzo-Soprano
William Lavonis, Tenor
James Rogers, Bass
Admission by donation ($10 per adult suggested)
Details, bios and directions on the web at:
Michael Edward Main, founding artistic director/conductor
Concert: New York City Master Chorale: A Ceremony of Carols Esther Lee, %11 %b %2014 %20:%Nov:%th 20NovGMT+0000
On Friday, December 19 at 8:00 pm, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, the New York City Master Chorale ( will kick off its ninth season with a holiday concert titled A Ceremony of Carols. The Chorale will perform Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and a variety of holiday pieces, both a cappella and with harp accompaniment, including Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumuque, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, and the late Stephen Paulus’ The Holly and the Ivy. The concert, to be held at New York City’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, will also feature the Oyster Bay High School Mixed Chorus and several outstanding soloists from the Chorale.
“I am excited about this repertoire, as it is challenging for the singers, and the extraordinarily beautiful melodies and harmonies will be refreshing to our audience.” says Dr. Kano. “The complex writing of the Britten is a perfect complement to the rich of the Lauridsen and Whitacre in the second half of the concert, and will make for a wonderful celebration of the holiday season.”
Tickets to this concert are on sale online at and will be available at the door on December 19, as available.
Announcement: University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Conducting Gregory Gentry, %11 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000 University of Colorado Boulder is pleased to announce auditions for our graduate DMA and MM choral conducting programs. Applications are due by December 1, 2014 for Fall 2015 consideration. Scholarships and teaching assistantships are available. CU choral graduate students receive the benefits of one-on-one tutoring and are granted significant podium time in a positive and scholarly learning environment. 
Please visit for general information about the graduate conducting program.
Application information can be found at .
The choral faculty biographies for Dr. Gregory Gentry and Dr. Andrea Ramsey may be read at
Feel free to contact Dr. Gentry at (303) 492-8714 or at for further information.
Concert: A Merry Little Christmas, Nov. 30: Great River Chorale and Cantabile Girls Choirs. St. Cloud, MN Deborah Ferrell, %11 %b %2014 %21:%Nov:%th 21NovGMT+0000 
View on the web here
Adult:  $15  Senior:  $12  Student:  $5
More information:
sponsored by:
Great River Chorale is an auditioned community choir based in St. Cloud that is committed to inspiring a lifelong
appreciation of the choral art by connecting with, enriching, and educating the community through performances of 
choral music at the highest artistic level. Great River Chorale was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to enriching the wider 
community through concerts and musical collaborations with local and regional guest artists, as well as through free 
outreach concerts. The ensemble has been featured on Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Regional Spotlight and MPR’s 
2013 Home for the Holidays CD, and was recently named the principal choral partner of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra. 
Great River Chorale is proud to be part of a thriving arts community in Central Minnesota.
The Cantabile Girls Choirs
The Cantabile Girls Choir Program is sponsored by the Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) Music Preparatory Program 
and offers two choral opportunities for young girls in Central Minnesota. The Choristers and Concert Choirs are 
comprised of auditioned singers in fourth through ninth grades and have been a part of the SCSU Music Preparatory 
Program for over fifteen years. The Cantabile Girls Choirs mission is to provide a rich and varied choral experience for 
talented young women that will challenge, edify, and enrich the choir and its audiences. The choirs provide opportunities
to grow musically, socially, and academically through the study and performance of quality choral literature.
Great River Chorale
We Need A Little Christmas Jerry Herman, arr. Jerry Rubino
Jingle Bells J. Pierpont, arr. Bob Chilcott
Cantabile Choristers
The Cuckoo Carol Edmund Walters
Cantabile Concert Choir
See amid the winter's snow arr. Susan Brumfield
Audience Carol
Prepare the royal highway Swedish folk tune, 14th
Combined Cantabile Choirs
Water under snow is weary Harri Wessman
Great River Chorale
I wonder as I wander arr. J. Aaron McDermid
Br. Aelred Senna, OSB, soloist
Cantabile Choristers
When a Child Lights a Candle Nancy Telfer
Cantabile Concert Choir
O Holy Night (with "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring") arr. Keith Christopher
Audience Carol
It came upon the midnight clear Richard S. Willis
Great River Chorale
Away in a manger W. J. Kirkpatrick, arr. Bob Chilcott
Deborah Ferrell, soloist
A spotless rose (from A Tender Light) Paul Mealor
All Choirs & Audience 
Peace, peace Rick and Sylvia Powell, arr. Fred Bock
Cantabile Concert Choir
Arruru arr. Ruth E. Dwyer and Thomas Gerber
Cantabile Choristers
The Skaters arr. Fredrick Beckman
Great River Chorale
Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard, arr. Greg Jasperse
The Christmas Song Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arr. Jerry Rubino
Have yourself a merry little Christmas Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, arr. Paul Johnson
Jason Parker and Maureen Fox-Meyer, soloists
Concert: Enjoy Toronto Mendelssohn Choir's Mozart Requiem concert online Anne Longmore, %11 %b %2014 %22:%Nov:%th 22NovGMT+0000
As part of its mission, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir aspires to make choral masterworks available, accessible, and inspirational to all listeners.  In the 2014/15 season the Choir is webcasting three concerts.  Webcasts allow people with internet access anywhere in the world to enjoy concerts by one of Canada’s great choirs, whether they are local residents who can’t get out to a concert venue, or are choral music lovers from across Canada and beyond.
Starting in 2012, the Choir began webcasting its annual Symposium concert.  Viewers came from BC to Nova Scotia, across the U.S. and countries in Europe including England, the Czech Republic and Spain. Response was positive and so, in line with the Choir’s mission to reach more people with great choral music, the TMC expanded its program to three webcasts this season.  These webcasts are made possible by the generous support of two individual donors who have been long-time supporters of the Choir and are excited by this opportunity to help the TMC reach out to a larger and more diverse audience.
The Choir is now webcasting its concerts on the Livestream platform which also enables viewers to watch, for a limited time, archived recordings of each concert.
The TMC broadcast its 120th anniversary concert from Koerner Hall on October 15, 2014. This concert of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mozart’s Requiem will remain available to viewers for one year.  Viewers to date have come from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe with a few from farther afield. The concert can be viewed in its entirety at:
The TMC will webcast its Festival of Carols concert from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm EST (-5 GMT).  This year, the Choir will be joined in its annual Christmas concert by the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band and by renowned organist David Briggs. Festival of Carols will be webcast at
The third webcast will be of the 2015 Choral Conductors’ Symposium concert on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST (-5 GMT). 
Visit the TMC website for announcements about live webcasts: Viewers can also follow the TMC on Livestream and receive announcements of upcoming concerts:
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Concert: Psalms and Spirituals for the Season DEC 12th & 13th 2014 Lindy Miller-Castro, %11 %b %2014 %23:%Nov:%th 23NovGMT+0000 Pacific Edge Voices for a spiritually uplifting array of classical and contemporary psalm settings, and traditional spirituals, to ring in the holiday season. The program includes contemporary works by Bobby McFerrin and Frank La Rocca; arrangements by Moses Hogan, Thomas A, Dorsey, John Maas, John Rutter and Virgil Thompson; and seldom heard Baroque pieces by Schein and Schutz.
Friday, December 12th 8pm Berkeley CA
Saturday, December 13th 7:30pm Mountain View, CA
Ticket information:
For more information: Lindy (510) 848-8022  or
We hope to see you there!
Concert: Acappellago presents "Escape to...The Anticipation of Christmas" Patricia Smith, %12 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000 presents its annual holiday a cappella concerts on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm at Mayslake Peabody Estate & on Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church of Aurora. More information & tickets are available by calling 708-484-3797 or online @
The program features two world premieres: a jazzy new setting of "We Three Kings" by Robert Applebaum & "Alleluja" by young Chicago composer, Michael Orlinsky. Other music includes works by Abbie Betinis, Matthew Orlovich & Robert Convery's "Star Song" written especially for Acappellago.
A partial encore program will be presented at the Museum of Science & Industry on Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 3:15 pm. Discount tickets for this performance are available by calling the Museum directly at 773-684-1414 & giving discount code: CDC-1220-D.
Concert: Brahms - "Ein deutsches Requiem" - University of Maryland Edward Maclary, %11 %b %2014 %15:%Nov:%th 15NovGMT+0000 University of Maryland Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra present "Ein deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms on Friday, November 14 at 8:00pm in the Dekelboum Concert Hall of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland - College Park. Ticket information at <>.
Funeral Music for Queen Mary - Steven Stucky
     Michael Patterson, conductor
Warum ist das Licht gegeben, op. 74, no.1 - Johannes Brahms
     UMD Chamber Singers
     Edward Maclary, conductor
Where Grief Slumbers - Earl Kim
     Craig Kier, conductor
     Katie Baughman, soprano
Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45 - Johannes Brahms
     Kellie Motter, soprano
     Anthony Duke Eversole, baritone
     Edward Maclary, conductor
Announcement: National ACDA Choir HELP! Matthew Perez, %09 %b %2014 %00:%Nov:%th 0NovGMT+0000!
We are currently trying to raise funds for our 2015 ACDA Performance and have recently created a account.
Please spread the word and help us be able to travel to Salt Lake City to perform.
Please listen to a recording of the choir, maybe it will help! :
Varsity Women - The Kiss
Here is the link to help us out!:
Go Fund Me Account
Classified ad: Voices of Light Chamber Choir seeks baritone (Denver, CO) Keith Arnold, %11 %b %2014 %04:%Nov:%th 4NovGMT+0000 of Light Chamber Choir sings music of beauty and power, with a focus on recently composed choral music.  Previous concerts include music by John Tavener, Eriks Esenvalds, James Whitbourn, and Morten Lauridsen.  The choir is currently seeking a baritone for a February 2015 concert, "Bridge of Dreams," based on Australian composer Anne Boyd’s transfixing “As I crossed a Bridge of Dreams."
Voices of Light Chamber Choir rehearses in an intense schedule two weeks immediately before its concerts.  Concerts are one hour without intermission.
To find out more about Voices of Light Chamber Choir and about the commitments involved in singing at a high level of musicianship, visit