ChoralNet - Subscriptions for Archive User http://www.choralnet.org Your subscriptions on ChoralNet. To change your subscription options, go to http://www.choralnet.org/user/1.Concert: Voices of Silicon Valley Concert "Empathize. Rejoice. Transcend" Cyril Deaconoffhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468027%pm, %29 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468027
Voices of Silicon Valley, a new choral group specializing in combining vocal sound and video technology, is presenting a program titled 'Empathize. Rejoice. Transcend', on May 30 at 2pm at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church in San Jose and on May 31 at 4pm at First Presbyterian Church in Oakland (latter as part of Arts Under the Spire concert series). On the program is a world premiere of a new work by composer Monica Houghton highlighting the struggles of undocumented workers in Silicon Valley, called 'Silicon Valley Moms: Views from a California ESL Class'. It uses the lyrics of students from ESL classes who have gone through the separation of families and many other difficulties. Some of them will be present at the concerts, while pictures of others will be shown. Also on the program is a Renaissance masterpiece Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina. More info can be found at Voices of Silicon Valley Facebook event pages: May 30 https://www.facebook.com/events/458102281022169/ May 31 https://www.facebook.com/events/802737186500288/ as well as on Arts Under the Spire/Events page at First Church of Oakland www.firstchurchoakland.org 
 
The San Jose concert on 5/30 at 2pm is at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church on 5100 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95124 Suggested donation $15.
The Oakland concert is on 5/31 at 4pm at First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 Suggested donation is $10
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Forum message: seeking SAB a cappella arrangement of Edelweiss Katharine Hooperhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468031%pm, %29 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468031I have a small group of 11th grade students - only two boys.  all are strong singers.  Does anyone know of an uncomplicated a cappella arrangement of Edelweiss? 
 
Thanks, Katie Hooper
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Classified ad: Manhattan Youth Chorale Auditions Begin Next Week! Brian Clissoldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468036%pm, %29 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468036The Manhattan Youth Chorale will begin holding auditions Saturday, June 6th, at their rehearsal site in midtown Manhattan. The MYC is an exciting new opportunity for singers, grades 4-9, to collaborate in music making in New York City, with performances in major venues. Visit the website for details, or call 917.790.1288.
 
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Classified ad: Bass/baritone soloist/section leader wanted Harold Daughertyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468032%pm, %29 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468032 
La Cañada Congregational Church is seeking a bass soloist/section leader. Responsibilities from September through June include singing at the 10 A.M. Sunday Service, rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 P.M., singing one solo per month, and singing Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday evenings. There are also  Christmas and Spring Concerts on Sunday afternoons at 4 P.M. Strong sight reading skills and knowledge of sacred solo repertoire are required as well as a collaborative spirit. The choir consists of a paid quartet and volunteers, and it performs repertoire from all stylistic periods.  Salary is $100 per week, plus concert pay.  Contact Dr. Harold Daugherty at DrHAD@aol.com or 818-848-8579 for an audition. The church is located at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.
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Announcement: Choral Intensive Workshop Marika Kuzmahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468042%pm, %29 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468042Summer Workshop for Choral and Orchestral conductors with Dr. Marika Kuzma.
Instruction includes: conducting technique (emphasizing breath, eye contact, clear and expressive gesture), rehearsal technique, vocal skills (elements of Linklater as well as standard Bel Canto), diction, movement (elements of Laban). Repertoire will include a Renaissance motet, Romantic partsongs, and contemporary works.
Dr. Kuzma has led choirs at UC Berkeley and across the US and Canada. She has prepared choirs for Gustavo Dudamel, Jane Glover, Nicholas McGegan, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her conducting students direct ensembles around the San Francisco Bay Area, have been accepted to leading graduate programs, and direct choirs at colleges such as St. Michael's and Amherst. Visit the website Summer.Berkeley.edu and click on Music 163.
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Announcement: Detroit Sings: A Choral Music Conference Edward Maki-Schrammhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468026%pm, %29 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468026Detroit Sings: A Choral Music Conference.  Maestro Leonard Slatkinconductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Jason Harris, immediate past Director of Choral Ensembles at Oberlin College and Conservatory, will be our featured speakers.  The event will be a showcase for regional choral music artists, with premier choral conductors and musicians from throughout SE Michigan offering ~25 presentations, and with attendees representing a wide variety of choirs, including university, church, community-based, and professional ensembles.  We offer this major conference to provide an opportunity for members of the choral music community in our region to network, to learn, to be inspired by new ideas, and to celebrate the art of choral music. The conference program and registration information will be announced in mid-June. http://www.communitychorusofdetroit.com/

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Announcement: University of Toronto Choral Workshop Deadline is MONDAY, JUNE 1 Hilary Apfelstadthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468023%pm, %29 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468023There is still time to apply for the Summer Choral Conducting Symposium at the University of Toronto, to be held on July 6 - 10, 2015.  If you need on-campus housing, it is available at Massey College, right near the Faculty of Music.    All choral music directors, teachers, church musicians, and students are invited.  
 
Dr. Mark Sirett, composer/conductor and artistic director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, ON is our guest clinician.  He will lead daily rehearsals.  Other staff include Dr. HIlary Apfelstadt, Dr. Lori Doffoff, Dr. Emily Martin (from Bucknell University), and Professor Elizabeth McDonald from U of T.  Come and spend a few days meeting new colleagues and making music in a friendly environment.  You'll come away with many new ideas, a lot of music, and a network of friends.
 
Check us out at https://music.utoronto.ca/concerts-events.php?eid=288
 
You may scan the form to hilary.apfelstadt@utoronto.ca to be sure you make the deadline.
 
 
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Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries Brian Martinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468018%pm, %29 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468018
First United Methodist Church of Broken Arrow Oklahoma has an exciting part-time opening serving as our Director of Music Ministries.
 
Position Summary: 
Plan and coordinate choir music the 8:30 and 11:00am worship services with Senior Pastor.  Lead congregational singing at both worship services, provide special music at other special service times as requested by the Senior Pastor.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Education/Training:  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance or Music Education preferred
  2. Two years teaching in the music field at any level or equivalent work as a church choir director preferred
  3. Be a committed Christian, amenable to the UIMC ethos, and have a willingness to exercise one’s calling through the ministry of music. Be the spiritual leader of the music program participants and staff.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Direct 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Services and provide for direction of Congregational singing in these service.
  2. Ensure that each Group or ensemble is operated consistent with the mission and policies of the church.
  3. Ensure the proper care, maintenance and accounting for the Music Department assets such as robes, sheet music, instruments and equipment.
  4. Report to Administrative Council, Worship Committee and church staff meetings.
  5. Ensure proper stewardship of the funds available to the Music Ministry; prepare and submit annual budgets through worship committee.
  6. Grow the music program of the church by recruitment of choir members, Special soloists and ensembles, etc.
  7. Lead the church in at least tow major musical works (cantata, drama, etc), one in December and one in the spring.
  8. Coordinate musical support for seasonal worship services throughout the year.
  9. Stay current in the field of music by appropriate continuing education and reading sessions.
FUMC-Broken Arrow is a local congregation of the United Methodist Church.
 
Our Vision:
So all will know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we will be a contagious, covenant Community; Inspired by God, Founded by Christ, Powered by the Holy Spirit, Reinforced by Prayer and Scripture, Made complete as a reflection of God’s love.
 
Our Mission:
Attract people to Christ, Build committed Christians, Commission disciples for ministry in our world.
 
How to apply:
Qualified Applicants should send cover letter and resume with salary expectations to desi.sharp@fumcba.org
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Classified ad: Summer Chorus: Great Opera Choruses - Open to All Singers - No Auditions Required! David Fieldinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468014%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468014
Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Summer Chorus, a collaboration of the Oratorio Society of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota School of Music.  This Summer's program features choruses from a wide range of operas to be performed in English, Italian, French and German. Rehearsals are conducted at the University of Minnesota School of Music on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the month of July. The program will be presented in concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday, August 1 and will include soloists and orchestra. 
 
The Summer Chorus is open to all singers of all skill levels and ages - no auditions are required.  For information on programming and registration, visit the Oratorio Society's website at www.oratorio.org
 
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Classified ad: Tenor position for 2015-2016 season in Wilmington, Delaware David Christopherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468004%pm, %29 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468004
The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) has an opening for a paid tenor beginning in September 2015.  The ideal candidates will have a well trained voice and strong musicianship skills as well as a strong sense of the classical/Anglican choral tradition.
 
SsAM is a vibrant faith community located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware with a rich and diverse music ministry that reflects the mission and vision of the parish as well as the dynamic personality of the congregation.  Although strongly rooted in the Anglican tradition, music at SsAM frequently includes Negro Spirituals, World Music, Chant, Gospel, Drumming and the full spectrum of classical music from Renaissance to Contemporary.
 
A total of eight paid singers provide the professional core of the mixed adult choir which sings on Sundays for the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist as well as for occasional services of Choral Evensong, concerts, and special feast days (Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter) throughout the academic year (September – June).  The professional singers also perform as a separate a separate chamber ensemble (The SsAM Choral Scholars), both in the context of liturgy as well as occasionally in concert.  There is a two hour Thursday evening rehearsal, pre-service rehearsals on Sundays and occasional extra rehearsals for special events.  Standard compensation is $50 per appearance.  A complete rehearsal schedule and music list is provided at the beginning of the season.
 
Although this is an ensemble position, a variety of solo opportunities frequently arise, particularly for those gifted at interpreting Negro Spirituals or crossing over into the Jazz and Gospel repertoire.  Singers interested in developing their opportunities as a solo artist are encouraged to investigate the church's “Artist-In-Residence” program.
 
Please visit the church’s website at www.ssam.org to learn more.
 
To arrange an audition and to discuss the position further, please contact David Christopher, Director of Music at the church office 302-656-6628, or by e-mail at OrganImprov@aol.com.
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Classified ad: San Francisco: Tenor and Bass section leaders auditions Matthew Walshhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/468003%pm, %29 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/468003The St. Monica Choir, an accomplished liturgical chamber choir in San Francisco, is auditioning tenor and bass section leaders. The successful candidates will be a singers with excellent choral chops, good reading skills and the ability to work well in an intimate choral setting. St. Monica Church is a beautiful, unknown gem of a church in the Richmond District of SF. We have a distintive schedule wherein we sing on every other Sunday, so St. Monica singers have some weekends off! The liturgy is hospitable and supportive of fine choral music and there is a generous acoustic. Our repertoire ranges from Gregorian Chant to newly composed works, and includes a generous amount of Renaissance Polyphony. Interested singers may contact Music Director Matthew Walsh through this ad or by phone at 510-292-9782. Auditions will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. ]]>Classified ad: RenWeek Boston Auditions Sarah Riskindhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467996%pm, %29 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467996RenWeek Boston (July 6-12, 2015) is for experienced choral singers who want to devote a week of their summer to rehearsing and performing a short program of Renaissance music. This week will be part choir camp, part regular choir– you can work or go to the beach during the day, then spend your evening making music! The choir will be directed by Sarah Riskind.

Oculi, Labia, Lingua 
The Summer 2015 program will feature Renaissance works that explore different meanings of eyes, lips, and tongue in both sacred and secular contexts. Part of the program will be one-on-a-part pieces, which will focus on the chamber music experience and independent expressiveness.

The second round of auditions will take place on Saturday, June 20th 1:00-2:30pm. The target group size is 10-25 voices, mixed, and we are looking for more tenors and basses in particular.

The audition will consist of scales, tonal memory, sightsinging, and a short piece of your choice (sung without accompaniment). To schedule an audition, email Sarah at renweekboston2015@gmail.com with some information about your choral/musical background and skills.

Note: There will be a fee of $20-30 for participation in RenWeek Boston, to be decided.

Schedule:

RenWeek Boston will take place on July 6-12, 2015, at a T-accessible location in the Boston area TBA.

Mon 7/6 7-9pm Tutti
Tues 7/7 7-9pm Chamber Groups
Wedn 7/8 7-9pm Tutti
Thur 7/9 7-9pm Chamber Groups
Fri 7/10 7-9pm Tutti
Sat 7/11 3-5:30pm Tutti+Chamber, 5:30-7pm Break, 7:30-8:30pm Concert
Sun 7/12 Morning Church Service
Singers who only want to participate in Tutti pieces are welcome to do so.
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Forum message: christmas medley ssa + brassband Van der Cruyssen Rudyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467994%pm, %29 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467994Dear friends,
on a sunny afternoon programming our next Christmas concert... What a feeling !
Our next Christmas concert will be with a superb Brass Band (12 players) and SSA choir +soloists.
I've never worked with this combination.
Any ideas about good music? A christmas medley to close the concert? An opener?
All ideas welcome...
 
Rudy Van der Cruyssen
rudy.vandercruyssen(a)knokke-heist.be
Rondinella Belgium.
 
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Concert: Nova Vocal Ensemble Concert: How Sweet the Sound Jonathan Bautistahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467991%pm, %29 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467991
 
 
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Classified ad: Auditions for Voce Chamber Singers (Reston, VA) Richard Giarussohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467985%am, %29 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467985

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Voce Chamber Singers

 

Audition Dates: June 8, 22, 23, and 29

 

 

Reston, VA — The Voce Chamber Singers announce auditions for the 2015-16 season. Auditions will be held, by appointment only, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM on June 8, 22, 23, and 29 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA.

 

Hailed by The Washington Post as “Northern Virginia’s premier choral ensemble,” Voce is a group of highly skilled, volunteer singers dedicated to the study and performance of the greatest works from the chamber chorus repertoire. Throughout its 26-year history, Voce has gained national recognition for its commitment to commissioning new works by distinguished composers. In addition to the catalogue of works written for and first performed by the ensemble, Voce has also presented national and regional premieres of many contemporary choral works. Dr. Richard Giarusso serves as artistic director of the 30-voice ensemble.

 

Repertoire for the upcoming season includes works of Duruflé, Hindemith, Lauridsen, Pärt, and Barber, among others. Other highlights of the 2015-16 season include the premiere of a new Voce commission by a leading American composer and a recording project planned for summer 2016. Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from September through April, with performances in October, December, and April.

 

We invite inquiries from qualified singers in all voice parts who are excited by the prospect of rehearsing and performing challenging repertoire with a selective ensemble of dedicated and experienced singers. Interested candidates should have strong musicianship skills and be sensitive to issues of blend, intonation, phrasing, and diction. 

 

Auditions will consist of simple vocalises to evaluate range, a solo piece of the candidate’s choosing, and brief excerpts drawn from the 2015-16 repertoire (music to be provided in advance). Candidates should bring an additional copy of their solo piece, and they should be prepared to sing both their solo piece and the choral excerpts without accompaniment. Auditions will last approximately 15 minutes and candidates should arrive at least 10 minutes in advance of their scheduled time. 

 

For more information and to schedule an audition, please click here (or cut and paste the link at the end of this message) to fill out our online audition request form. A representative from Voce will be back in touch with you to confirm an audition time and to provide additional information. Please write to info@voce.org with any questions.

 

Direct link to Audition Request Form: http://goo.gl/forms/fN368fnKef

 

 
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Borrowing request: Five Tudor Portraits Allen Cohenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467982%am, %29 %b %2015 %10:%May:%th 10MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467982Item: full score
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Vaughan Williams
Starting: as soon as possible
For: forever
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: No
 
I am looking for a full score, in good or better condition, of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Five Tudor Portraits, to purchase. I am not interested in the vocal score. Thank you!
 
Allen Cohen
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Classified ad: Used Hymnals Available Noelle Combshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467973%am, %29 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467973Used, but in good shape, custom hymnals (approximately 400 of them) with 300 traditional SATB hymns with dark brown hardcover.  Interested parties must pick them up in Oak Brook, IL or pay for shipping costs.  Contact Director of Classic Worship and Music if interested at ncombs@cc-ob.org. ]]>Classified ad: Tenor & Bass Soloists/Section Leaders Noelle Combshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467972%am, %29 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467972Christ Church of Oak Brook is holding open auditions for qualified tenor and bass soloists/section leaders for potential part-time positions for fall 2015 and holiday services.  Candidates should exemplify outstanding vocal and musical skills, exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, and substantial experience in a church setting as a chorister and soloist.  Christ Church of Oak Brook is a large non-denominational church with approximately 2200 worshipers each weekend in traditional and contemporary styles of Worship.  These positions would serve only in traditional worship on Sunday morning and evening services, as well as holidays.  Submit resumes (and audio/video links if available) to Director of Classic Worship and Music at ncombs@cc-ob.org. ]]>Classified ad: Church Children's Music Coordinator Noelle Combshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467971%am, %29 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467971Christ Church of Oak Brook is seeking a part-time (12 hours/week) Children's Music Coordinator to direct children's choirs (age 4-grade 8) for Worship services, holidays and special events.  Approximately 100 children involved in current program.  Christ Church is a large non-denominational church with approximately 2200 worshipers each weekend in traditional and contemporary styles of Worship.  Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, pedagogy, voice or piano, as well as substantial experience working with children and in a Ministry setting.  Start date August 1, 2015.  Full job description on church website.  Submit resumes to hr@cc-ob.org. No phone calls, please. ]]>Forum message: Tips for Elementary Aged Daughter Corey McElroyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467968%am, %29 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467968I graduated with a degree in Music Education 10 years, but eventually decided on a different career.  Here is my conundrum.  My 7 year old daughter's music class holds an annual informal talent display where the students are allowed to sing a song of their choosing on a voluntary basis.  Like most kids her age she is obsessed with Frozen and wants to sing a song from the movie.  I want to use it as an opportunity to start giving her some music instruction.  I don't want to focus on the overall accuracy because the songs are obviously not meant to be sung by children her age.  Any advice on what items from a pedagogical or general music I could focus on? (knowing that pitch wise she won't be able to "hit" all the notes).  Thanks! ]]>Classified ad: Tenor II section leader wanted, FUMC Fort Worth Taylor Davishttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467955%pm, %28 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467955
The music ministry at the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth seeks a second tenor section leader. Choral Union, our active and thriving volunteer choir, has 8 paid positions, each of whom provides stability and support for our weekly rehearsals and worship services. This position is to be filled immediately.
  • Each Wednesday evening we rehearse from 7:00 to 8:30 with Choral Union, followed by a rehearsal with our auditioned chamber choir, Adoramus, from 8:30 to 9:45. Both choirs sing year-round, and the opportunity for additional paid solo work - through weddings and funerals - is ongoing. (Solos in a worship service are considered part of the job.) Extra rehearsals are required seasonally - for which there is compensation.
  • Each Sunday we sing for a 9:30 and 11:00 service, with extra services required seasonally - for which there is compensation.
In addition to reading well, holding your own, being proactive in rehearsal or running a sectional, and singing with a straight tone when required: weekly participation and commitment are absolutely vital, a desire to endear oneself to the community is appreciated, and a love of sacred music is, obviously, a must. This is a very creative community and we strive for excellence every week.

Pay is commensurate with experience and/or education. Please email Taylor Davis, director of music and worship arts, with resumes and at least one recording: tdavis@myfumc[dot]com.
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Announcement: NEW CHRISTMAS WORK for SATB/SSA by Donald Patriquin, from Cypress Choral Music donald patriquinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467957%pm, %28 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467957
Choir type: All choirs
Voicing: Mixed, women’s and children’s choirs
 
I am pleased to announce the recent publication of Hey Ho! Nobody Home from Cypress Choral Music (Canada), represented by Musical Resources (USA). This fun, even rowdy old English song, also known as A’ Soalin’, is available for mixed choir as well as SSA. With its secular origins (children begging for ‘soul cakes’ on holydays) Hey Ho! Nobody Home is ideal as a concert finisher or encore.
Both choral setting and accompaniment for piano are of easy to medium difficulty. No divided parts. 2 solos, S and/or T
 
Score and complete recording at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN-OUbknuio&feature=youtu.be 
Publisher at  http://cypresschoral.com
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Forum message: Intermediate Treble (boys chorus) pieces with percussion and/or two piano accompaniment Kent Juehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467947%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467947Choral Gurus,
 
I'm looking for Intermediate treble (boys chorus, SA or SSA) suggestions that include percussion and/or two piano accompaniment. This would be for a mid November concert. Anything come to mind?
 
Many thanks!
 
KJ
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Forum message: Wenger Nota Chairs Kelly Hudsonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467945%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467945Does anybody have any experience with the Nota chairs from Wenger?  I was going to buy the standard student chairs for my choir room, but if the Nota chairs are as great as Wenger says they are, I will get those instead.
 
Kelly Hudson
Concord University
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Classified ad: Ensemble du Pain Musical auditions-- all voices! Laura Petravagehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467949%pm, %28 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467949Ensemble du Pain Musical welcomes all voices to audition for our volunteer-based ensemble. Recently relocated to the Central Pennsylvania metro area, we are looking to develop a core of singers from the area who are intersted in a professional-level product on an amateur's schedule. We are dedicated to educating young professionals in the art of choral music, although auditions are open to all ages. Rehearsals for the ensemble will be held bi-weekly, with concetrated rehearsals prior to the concert--an ideal schedule for young professionals looking to find an ensemble that will work with their busy schedules. All singers must be able to read music and should have some ensemble experience, even if it was an extra curricular back in college. 
 
Interested singers should contact Artistic Director Laura Petravage at: laura.petravage@gmail.com
 
More information about the ensemble, including our community outreach project, "Sing for Their Supper", is available on our website.
 
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Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Tim Schultzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467946%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467946Responsibilities for the Director of Music Ministry (DOMM)
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Danbury, CT
 
Philosophy of worship and musical offerings
           
At Immanuel Lutheran Church, we believe that God initiates worship as a gift to His people.
  • Our worship provides regular opportunities to offer praise, to recognize God’s grace through the saving actions of Jesus Christ, to participate in the sacraments, to mutually support our Christian faith, and to energize the congregation for service to God.
    • Music plays an important role in our worship.
  • As a worship leader, the DOMM is an integral part of our Christian community, not a hired worker.
  • The DOMM should understand liturgical structure as well as basic connections between the liturgical year, church festivals and assigned scripture readings for each service.
  • The DOMM will plan and lead worship in accordance with best practices drawn from the Lutheran-Christian tradition.
  • At the same time, the DOMM should expect to provide flexibility, creativity and variety in both the format for worship and the musical styles used.
  • The DOMM should nurture both an understanding of worship and the talents of the congregation so that all are motivated to participate fully in worship according to the gifts they’ve been given by God.
Planning for worship
 
Planning and communication are keys to the success of the music ministry. The DOMM will:
  • Plan the music for worship in close cooperation with the pastoral staff.
    • Music will be selected that relates to the readings and the theme of the day.
    • Selections should demonstrate a variety of musical styles that suit the congregation’s ability and taste.
  • The DOMM should plan to engage appropriate musical resources (e.g., soloists and/or ensembles) for as many weekly services as possible and should make special musical provisions for Festival Services (e.g. Christmas Eve, Holy Week and Easter, as well as any other Festival Day agreed upon by the DOMM and the Senior Pastor).
Leading music in worship
 
As the primary leader of music in worship the DOMM is expected to do the following.
  • Play for three worship services each weekend—one on Saturday evening and one on Sunday morning. The DOMM will:
  • Play for special services.
    • Thanksgiving Eve
    • Two Christmas Eve Services and Christmas Day
    • Twelve services on Wednesdays during Lent (noon and evening services)
      • Ash Wednesday and remaining five weeks
    • Maundy Thursday evening
    • Good Friday noon and evening
    • Other special services as they may occur
  • Provide musical accompaniment for weddings and funerals as requested (right of first refusal).
Leading the adult choir

As a leader of the choral program, the DOMM will:
  • Select music that is consistent with the theme of each service (as determined in the major planning sessions).
    • Music should represent the best quality available from a variety of time periods and styles.
    • Choral selections should appropriately challenge the choir, yet allow for them to provide the best possible musical offering.
  • Ensure that the choir participates in at least one service each week from the beginning of September through the end of June (the choral season).
  • Prepare the choir to sing in worship services (weekly rehearsals).  
  • Help choir members enjoy their service to the church.
  • Actively recruit members for the choirs.           
Leading the bell choir
 
The bell choir at Immanuel Lutheran Church has a long tradition. As the leader of the bell choir, the DOMM will:
  • Select music that is consistent with the theme of each service 
  • Ensure that the bell choir participates in worship on a regular basis
  • Prepare the bell choir to participate in worship services. 
  • Schedule and carry out rehearsals on a weekly  basis during the choir season (see above).
  • Help bell choir members enjoy their service to the church.
  • Actively recruit members for the choirs.  
Nurture Immanuel’s musical resources for worship
 
Helping amateur musicians use their gifts in service to God is one of the most important responsibilities of the DOMM. It requires one to accommodate a variety of skill levels and tastes. To build and maintain a core of regular contributors to worship, the DOMM will:
  • Seek volunteer vocalists and instrumentalists to participate in worship as often as possible.
  • Build a solid foundation for the future by actively involving youth that have gifts as singers and instrumentalists.
  • Compose and arrange music as needed to accommodate the skill sets of singers and instrumentalists within the congregation.
  • Motivate members to reach their highest potential while ensuring that boundaries between participation in worship and public performance for the sake of personal glory are not crossed.
    • Demonstrate kindness, patience and Christian love at all times.
Administrative expectations
 
The DOMM reports to the Senior Pastor and is responsible for the following areas of administration and communication.
  • Coordinate the participation of all choirs and instrumentalists.
  • Submit music titles to the church secretary no later than Tuesday of each week preceding regular weekend services.
  • Make sure that the choir room and organ areas of the balcony are neat and all materials not pertaining to the service are properly stored.
  • Arrange for the care of the musical instruments in the church in order to guarantee that they are in good working order.
  • In February, develop an annual budget for the music ministry for the following fiscal year.
  • Create and follow through on a plan for maintenance of the pianos in the sanctuary, the organ and the bells.
Qualified applicants should send resumes to:
 
Immanuel Lutheran Church
attn: Tim Schultz, Board of Lay Ministry
18 Clapboard Ridge Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
203-240-5291
 
 
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Classified ad: Soprano & Tenor positions at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Manhattan, NY Nigel Pottshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467938%pm, %28 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467938
A SOPRANO and a TENOR is needed for the professional choir at Christ & St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on West 69th Street in Manhattan starting in September 2015.
Members of this professional octet are responsible for learning their parts in advance of the Sunday morning rehearsal.  There is no midweek rehearsal. Repertoire consists of traditional music ranging from the 16th-20th centuries.  Excellence is expected at all times. The successful candidate will have the following: solid vocal technique, excellent sight-reading ability, the ability to sing with straight-tone and blend, significant church choral experience, as well knowledge and experience of Plainsong and Anglican Chant.
The season begins in September and runs thru June. Quartet/Cantor work is available during the summer months. Pay is $105 per appearance, with higher fees for some special/additional services, concerts etc.
The Sunday rehearsal begins at 9:15 sharp, with the service at 11am. Absences are arranged in consultation and approval (substitutes are chosen) by the Organist & Choirmaster.
Please submit expression of interest, with a resume showing significant church choral experience, by email to Nigel Potts at music@csschurch.org only. No phone calls and no emails to nigelpotts.com
Resumes will be reviewed early-mid July and a shortlist will be contacted shortly after for auditions in mid-late July.
 
Nigel Potts
Organist & Choirmaster
Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023
 
Ph: 212 787-2755 Ext 6
Email: music@csschurch.org
Websites: www.csschurch.org
www.nigelpotts.com
 
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Concert: Windward Choral Soceity Spring Concert: I Am In Need of Music Karyn Castrohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467944%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467944The Windward Choral Society presents "I Am in Need of Music." The concert takes place at St. John Vianney Parish in Kailua on Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00-­‐8:30PM and repeated on Sunday, June 7, 2015, 4:00–5:30PM.  The concert features a special guest appearance from Ka‘anohiwaiānuenue Hula Studio and Conductor and WCS Founder, Susan McCreary Duprey.   Admission is free and no tickets are required.  A freewill offering will be taken to offset the costs of the performance.  Find out more at: www.thewindwardchoralsociety.org.   
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WCS MISSION: The primary purpose and mission of the Windward Choral Society is to promote the joy, love, appreciation, and value of multi-­cultural choral music within and around the Windward O‘ahu community through a non-­auditioned community-­based chorus made up of mixed voices (SATB) from high school ages and up who are residents throughout the Island of O‘ahu.  The organization was founded in September 2008. ]]>
Concert: Windward Choral Society Spring Concert: I Am In Need of Music Karyn Castrohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467943%pm, %28 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467943The Windward Choral Society presents "I Am in Need of Music." The concert takes place at St. John Vianney Parish in Kailua on Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00-­‐8:30PM and repeated on Sunday, June 7, 2015, 4:00–5:30PM.  The concert features a special guest appearance from Ka‘anohiwaiānuenue Hula Studio and Conductor and WCS Founder, Susan McCreary Duprey.   Admission is free and no tickets are required.  A freewill offering will be taken to offset the costs of the performance.  Find out more at: www.thewindwardchoralsociety.org.   

WCS MISSION: The primary purpose and mission of the Windward Choral Society is to promote the joy, love, appreciation, and value of multi-­cultural choral music within and around the Windward O‘ahu community through a non-­auditioned community-­based chorus made up of mixed voices (SATB) from high school ages and up who are residents throughout the Island of O‘ahu.  The organization was founded in September 2008. ]]>
Borrowing request: Looking to borrow/rent Finzi Et in terra pax John Hugheshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467918%pm, %28 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467918Item: Et in terra pax
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Gerald Finzi
Starting: August
For: December
Copies: 50
Willing to rent: Yes
 
Good morning,
I am looking for 50 copies of Finzi's Et in terra pax. Rehearsals begin in August and the performance is in December. If you're willing to lend or rent your copies, please contact me. Thanks for considering sharing this wonderful piece of music.
 
Sincerely,
 
John C. Hughes, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
Ripon College
300 W. Seward St.
P.O. Box 248
Ripon, WI 54971
 
office: 920.748.8788
hughesj@ripon.edu
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Announcement: SSA Ballad - My Love Waits Here Steve Kloserhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467930%pm, %28 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467930This tune was written by Ladd McIntosh - one of our time's truly great writers and arrangers.
The text is about a life-long love affair with music.
Arranged for SSA choir with piano accompaniment.
View and listen at http://www.kokopellipress.com/choral.php
 
From Kokopelli Press
Portland, OR
503.336.3713
 
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Announcement: New SATB Work by Michael D. Atwood from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467929%pm, %28 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467929
Click the cover image to listen to and view the score in its entirety.
 
Setting text by A. E. Housman, Michael D. Atwood has crafted an engaging and poignant work that would be a lovely addition to any choral concert.  Utilizing the compositional techniques heard in some of today's most popular choral music, "Be Still" is a reflective and meditative work that is sure to captivate your audience and will no doubt be a favorite of your singers.  Be sure to take a listen today at www.collavoce.com.
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Concert: Cantori Domino - Dulcis Memoria Sharon Boyajianhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467928%pm, %28 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467928
Cantori Domino
Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh, conductor
Ray Urwin, Organist

Durufle - Requiem
and works by Whitacre, Tavener, Beethoven, Villanueva, Urwin, Hooper, Biebl to name a few
 
Also appearing in this year's concert -
The San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus

Join Cantori Domino under the direction of Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh for an afternoon of meaningful memories. Hear a variety of stunning choral music from centuries past to the present, in a resonant setting. We're looking forward to seeing you next Sunday at 4 pm! 

St. Augustine by-the-Sea Church
1227 Fourth Street (just south of Wilshire)
Santa Monica, California
General Admission: $25
Seniors/Students $20
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Concert: Taconic Opera (Westchester Co, NY): World Premiere of New Oratorio - DANIEL Angela Usobiagahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467927%pm, %28 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467927
Daniel - It's more than the den of lions.
Currently in its 17th season and the recipient of the Westchester County 2012 Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera will be performing the world premiere performance and professional recording of the oratorio Daniel on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 7:30 pm at the Ossining United Methodist Church, 1 Emwilton Place/corner of Route 9, Ossining, NY, and on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 3:00 pm at the White Plains Presbyterian Church, 39 North Broadway, White Plains, NY.  The work was composed by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez and will be one of the featured entries in ArtsWestchester’s ArtSee Festival of 50 new art works in 2015.
 
On the heels of last year’s premiere, Jonah, based on the famous prophet of whale fame, Taconic Opera presents another world premiere, Daniel, based on the prophet sent to the den of lions, featuring the soloists, opera chorus and full orchestra of the Taconic Opera.  Much like Jonah, Daniel is a revered prophet in Judaism, Islam and Christianity, and the story covers the lives of four kings including the famous Nebuchadnezzar.  For those that love Verdi’s opera, Nabucco, this oratorio tells the rest of the story of the madness of Nebuchadnezzar, including the writing on the wall, the bizarre dreams, the three burning young men and, of course, Daniel’s survival in the den of lions.
 
Montez’s composing style has been compared to that of Fauré, Poulenc, Debussy and Ravel, with harmonic elements of Puccini to give it the kind of drama you find in opera.  Unlike other liturgical oratorios, that are either only available in early music or in ultra-modern forms, Montez strives to let the narrative be the central focus and does not detract from it with any of the atonality that is prevalent in many contemporary compositions.
 
Tickets are $27, $20 for seniors and $15 for students and can be purchased at the door, in advance online at www.taconicopera.org, or by calling Taconic Opera’s toll-free number (855) 886-7372. Optional pre-concert Informance by the composer/conductor starting one hour prior to concert time: $10 at the door, or order by phone or website.
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Community Forum Post: Sweet (TTBB) by Manolo Da Rold Manolo Da Roldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467919%pm, %28 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467919Here you can see my new composition for TTBB Choir
 
A moving version of SWEET by Manolo Da Rold. 
 
 
 
 
The piece is dedicated to the choir "La Stele"; Matteo Valbusa conductor.
 
 
more information:
info@manolodarold.it or Alliance Music Publication
 
http://www.choralnet.org/467768
 
 
 
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Announcement: Mayo International Choral Festival, West of Ireland 21st to 24th. May. 2015. Edward Horkanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467912%pm, %28 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467912

PRESS RELEASE

Mayo sings in fine tune during the fourth Mayo International Choral Festival

The fourth Mayo International Choral Festival came to a most successful close on Sunday, May 24th after four days of concerts, competitions and choral capers! The people of Mayo welcomed 37 competing and non-competing choirs to the county in what proved to be a celebration of song and music. The standard of choral singing enjoyed by audiences at the community concerts in Ballina, Ballintubber, Castlebar, Crossmolina, Newport, Swinford and Westport was second to none. Locals enjoyed many choirs singing around Castlebar on The Songway Choral Trail which brings the festival out into the community. The standard of the winning choirs at the competitions on Saturday resulted in eight exceptional choirs competing against each other in the stunning Gala Concert on Saturday night in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, during which the premier choir of the festival was crowned – Laetare Vocal Ensemble, directed by Roisin Blunnie. The night was compèred by Tommy Marren and the hightly talented Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir from the USA, under the direction of Dr. William A Wyman, gave a guest performance, as did Tenor Sean Costello. Other highlights included a gathering of all the Barbershop chorus groups after the competition to sing as one giant barbershop group, and of course the now annual dawn chorus on Sunday morning at 8am on the shores of Lough Lannagh, which was led by Mezzo Soprano Anne Marie Gibbons, and well supported by a cheery if not sleepy group made up of members of the public and participating choir members.
It is estimated that the festival, supported by Mayo County Council and Failte Ireland, has brought an even greater economic benefit to Mayo than last year, which saw 1495 bednights in Mayo, realising just over a quarter of a million euro after costs to the local economy. Many local business owners expressed their support, citing a noted increase in sales, particularly in the hospitality sectors. Feedback from participating choirs, the highly esteemed international and national adjudicators and audience members has been overwhelmingly positive and the committee are already focusing on next year’s festival, with some choirs having booked accommodation right up to 2019! The fifth Mayo International Choral Festival will take place all over Mayo from May 26h - 29th 2016. Don’t miss it!

For further details, log onto www.mayochoral.com or facebook.com/mayochoral

The winners in each category were as follows:

Premier Competition -     1st place:     Laetare Vocal Ensemble.
Runners Up:    The Park Singers Chamber Choir

Four Part Choirs -     1st place:     Laetare Vocal Ensemble.
Runners Up:     Enchiriadis

Choirs from Ireland -     1st place:     Cappella.
Runners Up:     Marine Institute

Female Voices -    1st place:     The Park Singers Chamber Choir.
Runners Up:     English Concert Singers Female Ensemble

Male Voice -    1st Place:     English Concert Singers Male Ensemble.
Runners Up:     Dublin Male Voice Choir

Sacred Music -    1st place:     English Concer Singers.
Runners Up:    Laetare Vocal Ensemble

Gospel Music -    1st place:     Castlebar Gospel Choir.
Runners Up:     The Park Singers

Gaelic/Celtic Language -    1st place:     Ballina Chamber Choir.
Runners Up:     Oban Gaelic Choir

Barbershop Chorus    1st place:     Athlone A Cappella.
Runners Up:     No Half Measures

Barbershop Quartet     1st place:     Note-Orious 4.
Runners Up:     The Sandbars

First Time Competitors1st place:     Ev’ry Voice.         
Runners Up:     Western Voices

Photo CAPTIONS x 4 pics – see www.mayochoral.com or Pic Alison Laredo, www.alisonlaredo.com/

Edward Horkan, festival Chairman, with Roisin Blunnie, Musical Director of Laetare Vocal Ensemble, winners of the Premier Competition at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, during the Mayo International Choral Festival, 2015. Pic Alison Laredo

 

Adjudicator Orla Flanagan, presents Claire Ryan of The Park Singers Female Ensemble with the Premier Competition runner-up prize at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, during the Mayo International Choral Festival, 2015. Pic Alison Laredo

 

David Loring prepares for competition in the GMIT, during the Mayo International Choral Festival, 2015. Pic Alison Laredo

 

The Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, USA, performing guests at the Gala Choral Concert and who also performed with the 30-piece Nebraska Wesleyan University Symphonic Band at the concluding concert in Westport, during the Mayo International Choral Festival, 2015. Pic Alison Laredo

 

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Concert: CANTORIA HIPPONENSIS: SPRING CORAL GATHERING CANTORIA-15 Victor Duart-Belloquehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467910%am, %28 %b %2015 %10:%May:%th 10MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467910
Announcing Poster Next Sunday May 31st at 7:30 pm, we will celebrate our 10th Spring Coral Gathering CANTORIA 2015
And we will celebrate it in one of our preferred venues: The Byzantine Chapel Alfonso El Magnánimo of Centro Cultural La Beneficencia in Valencia (Spain). After some years of absence, we will re-encounter with this jewel of sound, this time with our guest choir Cor de Campanar
This accredited choral group has kindly responded to our invitation which will permit that next Sunday the lecterns will be  filled up with good choral music.
(More information about Cantoría Hipponensis: http://www.cantoriahipponensis.com/index.php )
 
The programs of both choirs are as follows:
 
COR DE CAMPANAR

1.- Tourdion... Anónimo   S.XVI

2.- Gloria in Excelsis Deo...Carole Stephenson

3.- Zorongo... Francisco Vila (Popular andaluza)

4.- Xumba, xumba... F.Seguí Arr. D. Ramón i Lluch

5.- La Sirena...F.A. Rey Rivero

6.- Breve espacio en que no está... Pablo Milanés Arr.Leonardo Monedero

7.- Can't help falling in love...G.Weist, H. Perret, L. Creetone Arr. Efrind Dengse

8.- El Menú... Carl Zöllner

9.- Aya Ngena... Tradicional zulú

Conductor: Mª Dolores Bayarri Castelló



CORO CANTORÍA HIPPONENSIS

1.- Verbum caro factum est... Anónimo S.XVI

2.- Ave María...Tomás Luís de Victoria

3.- Locus Iste (Graduale)... Anton Brückner

4.-Nocturn del Castell... Luís Blanes

5.- La Gavina... Francesc Sirés

6.- Era una flor...Rafael Duyos

7.- Il Carnevale di Venezia... Gioachino Rossini

8.- El Reloj... Roberto Cantoral

9.- Eres tú... Juan Carlos Calderón

10.- Te quiero. A Favero

Piano: Arturo Barba

Conductor: Inmaculada Burriel Montoro
 
 
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Classified ad: Artistic Director - Phoenix Women's Chorus Judith Durocherhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467902%am, %28 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467902
Position:                    Artistic Director
Job Location:           Phoenix, Arizona
Website:                   www.phoenixwomenschorus.org
Position Type:          Part time
Compensation and Benefits:
Minimum base compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary may be augmented if additional projects or performances are undertaken.
Chorus description:
Phoenix Women’s Chorus is a vibrant and growing non-auditioned ensemble of approximately 35-50 singers, which is committed to enhancing lesbian visibility, celebrating the contribution of women in music, and the passionate pursuit of artistic excellence. Driven by the need to create a safe space to gather and sing, a small group of women founded a feminist lesbian group called TLC in 1993, and later became a formal non-profit organization named Arizona Women in Tune. In celebration of sweeping geopolitical advances for the LGBT community, and the opportunity for greater exposure and inclusivity, Arizona Women in Tune changed its name to Phoenix Women’s Chorus in 2013.
The repertoire has developed over the course of 22 years from its roots in folk and social justice, and has grown to include a diverse range of choral works in traditional, contemporary, and classical styles, as well as several commissioned pieces. Like the repertoire, the membership has diversified to welcome all women, and represents wide ranges of age, voice types, and musical expertise.
Phoenix Women’s Chorus participates in a wide variety of community activities and outreach concerts.
Description of Position Duties: 
Carries out artistic decisions with high degree of autonomy, but with advice and consent of Board of Directors
In collaboration with Music Committee, creates and develops two concert programs each year (November and May), to expand the scope and diversity of the Chorus and audience 
Prepares and conducts chorus through weekly evening rehearsals from late August through May, one Saturday rehearsal per concert, any special ad hoc rehearsals, and all performances
Ensures prospective members can match and retain pitch; assigns singers to sections
Ensures the timely production of digital rehearsal tracks
Ensures all ensembles are musically proficient and able to meet the artistic goals of the Chorus
Attends monthly Board of Directors meetings (ex officio); offers advice on areas for which the Board is responsible, including fundraising, publicity, and grant writing
Works with the Board and Marketing Committee to ensure a consistent and appropriate public image in all internal and external communications, including promotional materials
Collaborates with other arts and community organizations
Investigates opportunities to commission new works
Represents the chorus with relevant organizations (i.e. GALA, ACDA, and Chorus America)
Description of Position Qualifications: 
Degree in choral conducting or related field or equivalent professional experience; passion for excellence in choral performance
Demonstrated excellence in programming and planning performances and rehearsals; broad knowledge of treble voice repertoire; ability to guide singers with a wide range of skills and experience in choral techniques, vocal production, musicianship, languages, and musical background/historical context
Positive leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with Staff, Membership, Board,Community Members, General Public, News Media, and Arts Community
Piano skills preferred
Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and references, along with one audio or video recording of work performed to: info@phoenixwomenschorus.org, with “Artistic Director Search” as the subject. Please do not send any additional materials at this time.
The search committee will interview candidates, and may request additional materials, such as rehearsal videos, additional print materials, etc.
Finalists will be invited to conduct a mini-rehearsal.
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Concert: THE ARCHIPELAGO AND THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT Samuel Pakpahanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467905%am, %28 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467905
Pre-Competition Concert Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2015
featuring WORLD PREMIERE of "Kusinilo Si Bao" by Nilo Alcala; Sunday, 28 June 2015, 7.30pm, Usmar Ismail Hall Jakarta.
 
Info and reservation: Nina (08179223628).
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Forum message: Has anyone tried a music festival cruise? Kathleen Vadalahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467900%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467900We are trying to plan our biannual music trip for 2 choirs, wind ensemble, and orchestra, and someon suggested that we look at a cruise-ship festival.  I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's done this: concerns include quality of adjudication, whether the entire mob of us would be placed in adjacent locations on the same floor (deck?), safety, your  impressions of the experience.  I'm not sold on the idea, but offered to use the always-helpful ChoralNet forum for feedback. ]]>Classified ad: NYC Coed Acappella Group Seeks Belter (Sop/Alto) Kyle Garciahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467899%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467899
BREAKING NEWS:
 
We will be holding auditions for a new lady to join Echo! 
 
Please send us a video of you singing a verse and chorus of a song of your choice, preferably one that shows off your higher belt range (no show tunes, please). Also, don't forget to tell us a little about yourself! (i.e. occupation, music experience, and any fun facts or tidbits) We are seeking a committed and hilarious girl to join our Echo family! Please send to echo.acappella@gmail.com.
 
Videos are due Saturday, June 13 at 8:00PM
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, June 16 around 8:00PM*
*If submitting an audition, please make sure you are available for callbacks

We can't wait to hear you! Good luck!
 
http://www.echoacappella.com/
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Concert: A Renaissancepalooza with San Francisco Renaissance Voices J. Jeff Badgerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467896%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467896
Don't miss Our Favorite Things concert!  More than a few of our favorite things will make up this grand finale concert of San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) 10th Anniversary Season … it will be an a cappella tour de force, with music from the heart of the Renaissance including Adriano Banchieri’s Madrigale Bestiale, the In Paradisum of Juan Esquivel, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina’s Super flumina BabylonisClement Janequin’s raucous Le GuerreGregorio Allegri’s luminous Miserere and other music by Byrd, Gesualdo, Hildegard, Josquin, Lassus, Monteverdi, Obrecht, Rossi and more  – don’t miss this exciting musical celebration - a veritable Renaissancepalooza!
 
WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director)
WHAT:  Our Favorite Things - A Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making:  featuring works by Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Janequin, Josquin and others
WHEN/WHERE (note three concerts)
Saturday, May 30 - 8:00 pm - Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 - 4:00 pm - St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
Saturday, June 6 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
WEBSITE:  www.SFRVoices.org
TICKETS:  $30 General, $25 Student/Senior
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Concert: A Renaissancepalooza with San Francisco Renaissance Voices J. Jeff Badgerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467897%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467897
Don't miss Our Favorite Things concert!  More than a few of our favorite things will make up this grand finale concert of San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) 10th Anniversary Season … it will be an a cappella tour de force, with music from the heart of the Renaissance including Adriano Banchieri’s Madrigale Bestiale, the In Paradisum of Juan Esquivel, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina’s Super flumina BabylonisClement Janequin’s raucous Le GuerreGregorio Allegri’s luminous Miserere and other music by Byrd, Gesualdo, Hildegard, Josquin, Lassus, Monteverdi, Obrecht, Rossi and more  – don’t miss this exciting musical celebration - a veritable Renaissancepalooza!
 
WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director)
WHAT:  Our Favorite Things - A Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making:  featuring works by Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Janequin, Josquin and others
WHEN/WHERE (note three concerts)
Saturday, May 30 - 8:00 pm - Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 - 4:00 pm - St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
Saturday, June 6 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
WEBSITE:  www.SFRVoices.org
TICKETS:  $30 General, $25 Student/Senior
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Concert: A Renaissancepalooza with San Francisco Renaissance Voices J. Jeff Badgerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467898%pm, %27 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467898
Don't miss Our Favorite Things concert!  More than a few of our favorite things will make up this grand finale concert of San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) 10th Anniversary Season … it will be an a cappella tour de force, with music from the heart of the Renaissance including Adriano Banchieri’s Madrigale Bestiale, the In Paradisum of Juan Esquivel, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina’s Super flumina BabylonisClement Janequin’s raucous Le GuerreGregorio Allegri’s luminous Miserere and other music by Byrd, Gesualdo, Hildegard, Josquin, Lassus, Monteverdi, Obrecht, Rossi and more  – don’t miss this exciting musical celebration - a veritable Renaissancepalooza!
 
WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director)
WHAT:  Our Favorite Things - A Celebration of 10 Years of Renaissance Music Making:  featuring works by Allegri, Byrd, Palestrina, Janequin, Josquin and others
WHEN/WHERE (note three concerts)
Saturday, May 30 - 8:00 pm - Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 - 4:00 pm - St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
Saturday, June 6 - 7:30 pm - Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
WEBSITE:  www.SFRVoices.org
TICKETS:  $30 General, $25 Student/Senior
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Announcement: Maestro Helmuth Rilling & Dr. Anton Armstrong at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig Roland Zuehlkehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467892%pm, %27 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467892
Maestro Helmuth Rilling, internationally renowned conductor, master teacher, and scholar will partner with Dr. Anton Armstrong, respected educator and conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, to lead a Gala Concert Performance at J. S. Bach's church, St. Thomas Church, in Leipzig to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in June 2017.
 
We invite singers and conductors to nominate quartets to audition to:
  • Sing as part of a highly select and auditioned choir with a professional German orchestra 
  • Perform Bach Cantata No. 80, Motets and other repertoire commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
  • Be inspired and learn from Professor Helmuth Rilling and Dr. Anton Armstrong 
  • Experience the historical sights of the Reformation in Germany
For more details download our Festival Flyer or contact us at info@perform-international.com or 770-220-2242
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Concert: Renaissance Voices Alumnae Concert Nancy Scotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467890%pm, %27 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467890
Renaissance Voices, directed by G. Kevin Dewey, will present its annual Alumnae Concert on Sunday, June 7, 4 p.m. at North Congregational Church, 36520 Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills, Michigan. The 20-voice women’s ensemble will perform Dirait-on (Morten Lauridsen), The Gift to Be Simple (arr. Bob Chilcott), Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (G. Kevin Dewey) and works by Guy Forbes, Ruth Watson Henderson, John Leavitt, Richard Rodgers, and Michele Weir. Alumnae selections will include Randall Thompson’s Alleluia.
 
This year’s special guest will be Vanguard Male Chorus, also directed by Mr. Dewey. The men will perform spirituals as well as contemporary choral selections, and will join Renaissance Voices for Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria.
 
The women of Renaissance Voices enjoy performing the finest in treble choral literature. The group, based at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, has taken four overseas concert tours and released three CDs.
 
www.renvoices.org
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Concert: From Tudors to Tin Pan Alley Richard Teasterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467889%pm, %27 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467889The Steel City Men's Chorale presents their final concert of the season, From Tudors to Tin Pan Alley, on Sunday afternoon, June 7th, 3:00 PM at First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 531 N. Neville Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The concert features works by Tallis, Tompkins, Philips, Humperdinck and Gjielo as well as American standards by Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Errol Garner, and Henry Mancini. Richard Teaster, Music Director. Tickets are $12.00 at the door or $10.00 online in advance at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/1615779. For further information call (412) 417-4800. ]]>Classified ad: Parish Choir-St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia Gavin McIlhinneyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467882%pm, %27 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467882St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia, seeks volunteer women and men to join the Parish Choir for the 2015-2016 Choral Season. The choral program at St. Mary's runs on a rotating schedule with other ensembles, so the Parish Choir only sings approximately twice per month, a total of 14 Sundays for the 2015-2016 season. This ensemble only regularly rehearses Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM, before the 10:30 AM Mass. No weekday rehearsal.
 
Anglican Chant, Gregorian Chant, music from the Anglican Choral Tradition (including music from the Oxford Easy Anthem Books)
 
No experience is necessary. Anyone age 15 and up with a desire to join should contact Gavin McIlhinney, Choirmaster and Organist, to sign up. Email him at: GMcIlhinney@gmail.com
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Concert: Richard Rodney Bennett retrospective in St. Louis Philip Barneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467876%pm, %27 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467876
The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus concludes its 59th season - Choral Titans - with a retrospective of the work of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 - 2012), interspersed with haunting, penitential works by William Billings (1746 - 1800). The concert reprises some of the music performed in RRB's presence when he visited St. Louis in 2000, including the choral suite Calico Pie, Two Ben Jonson Madrigals, Verses, and two part-songs in memoriam of Linda McCartney and John Philips. The latter - A Contemplation Upon Flowers - was composed for the Chamber Chorus, and may be heard on its forthcoming disc on the Regent label.
 
This concert offers a rare opportunity to hear the entire choral suite Calico Pie, which sets the poetry of Edward Lear. At just under half an hour, it is one of Bennett's most extensive a cappella works, and a delightful blend of whimsy and poignant commentary.
 
These two remarkably different composers, Bennett and Billings, are reconciled with the Midwest première of Together, an eloquent setting from the Acts of the Apostles by Philadelphia-based composer, Melissa Dunphy.
 
Tickets for this event, performed at Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis's Central West End, may be purchased online; remaining seats will be sold at the door. The concert begins at 3 pm on Sunday, May 31. For more information, consult the choir's website or call (636) 458-4343.
 
Philip Barnes
St. Louis (MO)
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Forum message: Last Days of School student-led music games? Melissa Morrisonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467871%pm, %27 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467871Hello, 
 
I am looking for entertaining/educational music games for 7th grade students for the last few days of school. The students need to be able to lead themselves through the game and there has to be little to no prep. I have a MIDI in my room so it can be an interactive app or online game as long as there is no purchase or subscription needed. Age appropriate please (more mature material rather than elementary). 
 
Thanks for your suggestions!
Melissa
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Classified ad: High School Choral Director; Eden, North Carolina Joshua Cheneyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467869%pm, %27 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467869John Motley Morehead High School in Eden, North Carolina is looking for a dynamic and experienced choral director to further a developing program.  
 
Primary Responsibilities
- Direct three ensembles; Men's Chorale (9-12, unauditioned), Women's Chorale (9-12, unauditioned), and the Morehead Singers (10-12, auditioned)
- Teach music theory, history, and performance according to the North Carolina Essential Standards for Music (http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/arts/music/9-12.pdf)
- Programming for 4 yearly concerts (Fall, Winter, Spring, Pops)
- Recruitment and development of new singers within the school population as well as with the thriving MS feeder program.
- Oversee the yearly and day-to-day operations of the program (i.e. fundraising, event planning, community outreach, etc.)
 
Qualifications
- Should have (or be willing to obtain) a North Carolina teaching license in Music (K-12)
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education; Master's degree preferred
- Sound understanding of choral pedagogy 
- Must possess outstanding musicianship, leadership skills, and detailed knowledge of choral literature
- Prior public school teaching experience is preferred, but not required
- Demonstrable piano proficiency is preferred, but not required
 
Interested parties should contact Al Royster, Jr., Principal of Morehead High School, by email at aroyster@rock.k12.nc.us or by phone at (336) 627-7731.
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Classified ad: Choral Director at Freedom High School (Orlando, FL) Shannon Lyleshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467860%am, %27 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467860
Primary Job:Chorus
Grade Levels:High
Salary:See www.ocps.net
Contact Person:Brian HellhakeActing Curriculum Leader
Address:2500 West Taft-Vineland Rd
 Orlando FL  32837
Phone:407-816-5673   
 
Freedom High School in Orlando, FL is seeking a chorus director.
Freedom High School’s choir program consists of 270 students, 6 choirs of varied ability levels, and 3 sections of class voice (an individually focused vocal technique class). Choirs have consistently earned high quality ratings and feedback at music performance assessments and are thoroughly involved in the school and community. Teaching schedule will include multiple choir classes and class voice. Director will work closely with an enthusiastic and highly ambitious performing arts faculty, including an associate director.
  • Must possess outstanding musicianship and leadership skills
  • Proficient piano skills
  • Detailed knowledge of developmental and advanced literature
  • Sound understanding of Choral pedagogy
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Meet all Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) hiring requirements. www.ocps.net
If interested, please email resume to brian.hellhake@ocps.net

For further information and inquiries, please contact the following:
Shannon Lyles
Associate Director of Choral Activities
Freedom High School
shannon.lyles@ocps.net
 
Brian Hellhake
Director of Orchestral Activities
Acting Curriculum Leader
Freedom High School
brian.hellhake@ocps.net
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Concert: Voces Boreales presents Brevis Nox Patricia Abbotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467867%pm, %27 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467867The Montreal Choral Institute invites you to hear its professional chamber choir, voces boreales,  in concert under the direction of guest conductor Philippe Bourque on June 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint-Paul East,  in Old Montreal. 
Tickets: $25/adults and $15/students (pre-sale $22 and $12) — tickets@vocesboreales.org
 
PROGRAM - BREVIS NOX - music celebrating the short night of the year!

The Baltic and Scandinavian countries share a folk tradition that celebrates the summer solstice: on Midsummer’s Eve, people gather on the shores of lakes and rivers to mark the shortest night of the year by singing and dancing till dawn around huge bonfires. The great extremes of light and darkness in countries of the Far North have been an inspiration to many of their native composers. For its last concert of the season, voces boreales proposes works on themes that evoke the summer solstice: the enchanted evening, the mysterious night, the unifying force of fire, the shimmering water and the dawning of the new day on the horizon.

Hugo Alfvén – Aftonen and Gryning Vid Havet
Veljo Tormis – Jaanilaulud
Eric Whitacre – Water Night
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Sommarnatten
René Clausen – Tonight Eternity Alone
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi – Kosijat (excerpts)
Ingvar Lidholm – Sommarafton
Toivo Kuula – Auringon noustessa

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Announcement: Five Scottish Songs (SATB, piano) Sheena Phillipshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467853%am, %27 %b %2015 %08:%May:%th 8MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467853New from Canasg Music, Five Scottish Songs by Canadian composer Alasdair MacLean.  Based on old Scottish songs adapted by Robert Burns and others in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  The treatments are varied and the accompaniments characterful, always supporting the mood and motion of the songs.  Use all five as a centerpiece of your program, or purchase individual titles.   ]]>Announcement: Six Sea Shanties (TBB, piano) Sheena Phillipshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467852%am, %27 %b %2015 %08:%May:%th 8MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467852New from Canasg Music, Six Sea Shanties for TBB, piano.  Strong arrangements by Sheena Phillips, created for the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland, and illustrating the different types of traditional shanty (long haul, short haul, capstan, pumping, ceremonial, forecastle, etc.). ]]>Announcement: TOXIC PSALMS sabina sneiderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467851%am, %27 %b %2015 %07:%May:%th 7MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467851new production TOXIC PSALMS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Gz34F_t4ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Gz34F_t4g
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Classified ad: Call for Singers - New ensemble forming Daniel Wadehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467850%am, %27 %b %2015 %05:%May:%th 5MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467850
 
Come sing with us!
 
Opus Choral Ensemble is a new classical choral ensemble forming in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
We're looking for singers (all voices) who share our love of great choral music and our commitment to great performance.
Join us and become a member of the newest classical choral ensemble in the Chicago area!
  • No entrance auditions!
  • No membership dues!
  • No music fees!
Our 2015 - 2016 season features works by Copland, Britten, Duruflé, and Schubert. Open registration ends 8/15/2015. Rehearsals begin Tuesday 9/8/2015.
For more information, including our rehearsal and performance schedule, visit our web site: www.opuschoralensemble.com and sign up!
 
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Concert: "Let the Whole Creation Cry" Community Hymn Festival Donna Garzinskyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467846%am, %27 %b %2015 %02:%May:%th 2MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467846
All are invited to “Let the Whole Creation Cry”—a community hymn festival at St. John's Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ, on Sunday, May 31st, at 3:00 PM led by famed organist and composer Dr. John Ferguson. The hymn festival will focus on the earth and our call to care for creation, one another, and ourselves. The festival is free to the public. A free-will offering will be collected and given to Friends of Great Swamp, National Wildlife Refuge—dedicated to the conservation of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Morris County, NJ.
 
This afternoon of song will feature Dr. Ferguson at the organ along with a professional brass quintet, timpani, the St. John’s Adult Choir, Lutherringers, various other ethnic percussion instruments, as well as a community choir. The audience will also play a vital role in the festival, as they will be invited to lift their voice in song with the various hymns throughout the program.
 
The hymn festival marks the end of a very successful inaugural season for the St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS). Please join us in celebrating this event and our season. A festive reception will take place after the hymn festival.
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Concert: Porgy and Bess and Treemonisha Joe Stanfordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467840%am, %27 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467840The Center Chorale and Symphony Orchestra of Escondido Choral Arts will present a concert version of two great American Operas, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and Joplin's Treemonisha
The concert at the beautiful California Center for Arts, Escondido begins at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 31.  Tickets are available from the box office 800.988.4253.
Conductors for the concert are John LoPiccolo and Joe Stanford.  Soloists are LaRose Saxon and Cedric Cannon from the east cost and Janelle DeStefano from Los Angeles.
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Classified ad: Call for Singers Carol Bogardhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467836%pm, %26 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467836Music on the Hill invites singers to join the 2015 Summer Chorus for music of J.S. Bach. Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson conducts. Rehearsal are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. beginning June 30 at St Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton, 48 New Canaan Road; performance, with chamber orchestro and soloists, on Thursday, July 30 at 8 p.m. New Singers Welcome!
$40 suggested minimum contribution. Advance registration required:
ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or (203) 528-3133.
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Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Mitzi Groomhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467832%pm, %26 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467832
Director of Music Ministry
(FULL TIME)
First United Methodist Church Trussville
120 Chalkville Mountain Road
Trussville, AL  35173
(205) 655-3259
(205) 655-7791 FAX
 
Trussville is located 15 minutes outside of Birmingham, AL –
 Municipal information is available at   Trussvillechamber.com
 
 
Please send resume to: Molly Lyles at financial@fumctrussville.com
Job Description                     church website   fumctrussville.com
 
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION  
The Director of Music Ministry (a full time staff position) is responsible for overseeing the entire music ministry for Trussville FUMC.  Joining with the staff and congregation, the Director of Music Ministry works to equip members for ministry, fulfilling the vision and mission of Trussville FUMC.  The Director of Music Ministry directs the music ministries for the glory of God, spiritual nourishment, and experiential worship, leading people to the knowledge, love and service of God through Jesus Christ.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Oversee (and direct as needed) all music ministries of the church, including but not limited to—traditional worship, Chancel Choir, Contemporary Music Program, Children’s Choir(s), Youth Choir, Handbell Choirs (Children/Adult), Drama and special music groups and ensembles that develop in the church.
  2. Assist the Pastors with planning worship elements throughout the year.
  3. Plan and lead music for the traditional worship services.
  4. Direct, schedule, select anthems and special music ensembles (solos, duets, etc.), set rehearsal time, lead rehearsals for the Chancel Choir, soloists, and accompanists.
  5. Plan special music for seasonal services, including but not limited to Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Advent and Christmas
  6. Actively recruit members for the music ministries with attention to the Chancel Choir.
  7. Recruit, train, supervise and assist directors (staff and volunteer) of all musical groups/ensembles within the church
  8. Be an advocate for all music ministries of the church with emphasis on recruitment of members for all music ministries.
  9. Coordinate all music ministries within the church and the times they share their musical gifts for morning worship services.
  10. Recruit and coordinate organist, pianists, other musicians, music planners, sound coordinators and others involved with the music ministry of the church
  11. Assist with the pastoral care of the church as directed by the Senior Pastor.
  12. Develop and implement ways to take the music ministry beyond the local church to the community including but not limited to District, Annual Conference, local events in Trussville and surrounding areas.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  1. Experience in planning and performing worship music in a leadership position is desired.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education or Church Music is strongly preferred
  3. Commitment to Christ and a passion for music in worship.
  4. Self-motivation with a good work ethic, ability to manage time and work tasks so that duties are competed in an efficient manner
  5. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of genres.
  6. An understanding of and commitment to Trussville FUMC mission statement and core values, United Methodist organization and theology,  and Liturgical Worship
  7. The ability to relate to, work well with and motivate persons of all ages in a caring manner. Management and organizational skills are essential.
 RELATIONSHIPS
  1. The Director of Music Ministry reports to the Senior Pastor and relates to  the SPRC (Staff Parish Relations Committee) through the Senior Pastor
  2. The Director of Music Ministry attends meetings of the Worship Planning Team, the Worship Committee, the Church Council, Charge Conference, Staff Meetings and other groups as needed.
 DISCLAIMER         
The above statements are intended to describe the principal functions of the position, and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all the work tasks and responsibilities.
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Classified ad: Music Director-Denton (TX) Bach Society Lenora McCroskeyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467810%pm, %26 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467810
The Denton Bach Society (North Texas), a volunteer, auditioned choral ensemble founded in 1976, is seeking a part-time Music Director to continue the excellent tradition of offering quality choral music to the Denton community.  The Choir meets on Monday nights, 7-9:30, from September through the May and gives 3-4 concerts a year.  The position is salaried.  Please see a full description of the position on the DBS website:  www.dentonbach.com
 
For further information, call DBS at 940-600-1311.  To apply, contact David Pierce, chair of the search committee at dbs@davidkpierce.com with a letter of intent, resume, and the names of three references and their contact information.  Please do not send video/audio files until requested.  Review of applications will begin June 15.
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Announcement: EARLY BIRD RATES for MA Summer Conference!! Jennifer Mosshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467818%pm, %26 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467818
Only 5 days left.... 
to take advantage of Mass ACDA's 2015 Summer Conference INCREDIBLY low, Early Bird Rates.
 
$295 ACDA Members
$95 Undergraduate Students  
 
And don't forget to check out the schedule of sessions here: Conference Schedule Draft
 
Click to begin your registration today! Conference Registration
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Comment: Re: Concert "Events" / "Events" in Concerts Jo Prosserhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467813%pm, %26 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467813I am secretary of a ladies choir here in the UK.  Our most sucessful events are without doubt those which have singing as part of them rather than a traditional concert.  We did a 1950's style tea party, we sold out our venue (150 plus 40 in the choir) and raised £700 for a cancer charity which was brilliant.  We broke up the entertainment with tea and cake (we are British!) we had a tombola, cake stall and a craft stall.  Musically, we invited a local Ukulele band to play for us, the choir has its own barbershop quartet so they sang and 2 hours passed most pleasingly.  I've had emails asking if we are going to do another one - of course we are :)  I want a bigger venue with better acoustics and I will invite the local tea dance particpants to lead some dancing.  It will be lovely.  
 
At Christmas our concert includes some audience participation, readings and  we are trying to invite a brass band to play along to a few favorite carols.  We have a raffle, serve mulled wine and mince pies and people leave smiling. We even peformed a mini pantomime.  
 
We are doing short recitals too in the afternoon too.  
 
Traditional concerts just are not as popular as they once were.  I think its attention spans - people can't sit still for hours as well these days.  I think people want something different, some extra value for their hard earned cash.  We have to respond to that and find imaginative ways to engage with our audiences.  Our least sucessful events have been traditional concerts - it was heartbreaking to have hired a pianist, beautiful church, advertised everywhere we could and had 17 people turn up to hear us sing Stabat Mater.  You have to be brave and try something different.  
 
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Classified ad: Don't Have Much Time for Practice this Summer? Amanda Schumanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467512%pm, %20 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467512This selection of anthems from Paraclete Press will allow you the opportunity to perform high quality music with little rehearsal time - Music that you and your choir will be sure to love!
The package comes with a 25% savings coupon for any choral music ordered from this packet!
 
http://www.paracletepress.com/one-rehearsal-anthem-packet.html
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Classified ad: octavo SSA SA Jura Litchfieldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467789%am, %26 %b %2015 %09:%May:%th 9MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467789

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater   19 piano vocal scores   kalmus        $1. each   I have done this with high school and found it to be very accessible.   Esp.  if you have soloists of sufficient experience to sing the many beautiful duets and solo movements.
Also works well with small group of string players and keyboard.
Anthems for Choirs for SA and SSA   1 copy Ed. by Philip Ledger   Mostly English but some Latin short compositions
European madrigals SSA  2 copies  Ed. Kraus  English, French and German Renaissance madrigals
Vivaldi: Gloria for SSA ed. Ratcliffe   4 copies  Novello
Kodaly:  Ave Maria,   SSA  a cappella  28 copies   $10. for the bunch
Sound the Trumpet  SA  Purcell   Novello    Key of F   16 copies    $5. for the bunch
Sleep My Baby (suoGan)  arr. Alec Rowley  Bossoey and hawkes  13 copies    $5. for the bunch
 
Please respond with your personal email address and mailing address.  I will add media mail postage to the price.  You pay when you recieve the package. 
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Classified ad: Great Opportunity for Organists-Pianists, Church Musicians Stephen Winn Klycehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467773%pm, %25 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467773ATTENTION Organ-Piano-Keyboard Teachers-Players:
 
May 25 2015 - One week later after orig. announcement--
1.  Organ-piano music over a lifetime being downsized.
    Mostly mature adult level, or advanced student level.
    Very complete organ books and individual works.  Bach,
      Buxtehude, misc. Baroque composers, Franck, Liszt, Brahms, Reger, Dupre, Flor Peeters,
      Vaughan Williams,  W. Held, Anna Laura Page, Gordon Young, Thiman, Parry, Oldroyd, etc.
   Will part for 1/2 original price or less, with most $5 or below.
   Willing to provide for nothing for worthy cause, church, school, person, AGO, ACDA, esp. new organists, or early piano students.
Stephen Klyce, Dagsboro DE:  302-745-0308;  stephenklyce@yahoo.com
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Announcement: New TTBB Work by Timothy C. Takach from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467797%pm, %26 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467797
Click the cover image to listen to and view the score in its entirety.
New Release:  This new work for unaccompanied men's voices by Timothy C. Takach would be a great addition to any choir's choral library.  Setting text which speaks to the immortality of music, this work is well-suited for a variety of men's choirs.  While designed for a university level choir, it would not be out-of-reach for an advanced high school or community choir (or men's section).  Be sure to take a listen today at www.collavoce.com and don't forget to search the "TTBB" tag to view all of our offerings for male voices.
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Concert: CNATORIA HIPPONENSIS: SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATION EVENT Victor Duart-Belloquehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467787%am, %26 %b %2015 %08:%May:%th 8MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467787
It will take place next Friday May 29th, at 7:00 p.m. at the venue of of the Parish Church of Cristo Rey, Calle San Vicente, 127, Valencia, Spain. The Secondary Grade students of the Agustinians School of Santo Tomás de Villanueva in Valencia, will celebrate their graduation.
 
As it is becoming customary since its creation 10 years ago, Cantoría Hipponensis, -as member of the Agustinian family- is joining this important Scholar activity of our beloved students, many of them being sons or grand-sons of many choir members. Cantoría Hipponnensis will participate in the Eucharist, interpreting the Messe Brevis in C of Charles Gounod and several other sacral pieces of Antonio Soler, G.F Haendel, A. Bruckner, T.L. de Victoria and W.A. Mozart.
 
At the end of the act, the emotive GAUDEAMUS INGITUR will be sung to celebrate the transit of our students from School to University.
Cantoría Hipponnensis wants to sincerely wish to the students that are graduating this week, continuous success in their new academic stages and to Colegio Santo Tomás de Villanueva, our congratulations to have completed another educational term  with their customary perfection.
 
Detailed Program:
 
Laudate Dominum …................................P. Antonio Soler
Kyrie Messe Breve in C…..........................Charles Gounod
Gloria Messe Breve in C…........................Charles Gounod
Benedicat Vobis…..........................................G. F.  Händel
Ave María…................................... .Tomás Luís de Victoria
Sanctus  Messe Breve in C….....................Charles Gounod
Agnus Dei Messe Breve in C................…..Charles Gounod
Graduale Locus Iste..............................…..Anton Brückner
Ave Verum Corpus …............. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Canticorum Iubilo…........................................ G. F.Händel
Gaudeamus Igitur…............................................ Anónimo
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Community Forum Post: Concert "Events" / "Events" in Concerts Lark Underwoodhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467807%pm, %26 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467807Recently someone has declared to our Executive Board, "...Concerts need to be more than people just standing there singing for an hour and a half...."
 
What constitutes an EVENT for your choir?
 
Must it be a concert-long thing or merely something which happens a few times within a concert or...?
 
If you have incorporated an "event" in your performance, what has been the most successful one?  What has been a disaster or merely embarrassing?
 
We'd appreciate your thoughts on this.  Thank you!
 
Lark 
Plant City Community Chorale
 
 
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Forum message: Seeking church music advice Steve Stringerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467784%am, %26 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467784
Hello-
I am in need of some sound advice about my job.  I work full-time in a Catholic Church as a Director of Music/Organist/Pianist (among other responsibilities) and have reached an uncomfortable situation at work.  Let me say this first: I love my job and the people that I am blessed to work with, and it seems that their feelings for me are mutual.  The problem that I (and the rest of my office) are dealing with is a boss (pastor) that treats his staff like we are sweat shop workers, instead of valued employees of a thriving church.  If any of you are (or have been) a church musician, you will intimately understand the phrase "overworked and underpaid."  However, I am at the point where my boss will not let me take off for any weekend whatsoever.  I have not had a weekend off since July 19,  2014, except for this past Easter Sunday when our first son was born (what a blessing!).  He then demanded that I needed to be at church two days later for a funeral (and yes, a substitute was never an option.)  I play Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings, to which i was enformed that we would be starting Sunday evening services after the new year.  You may ask yourself, "why don't you just sit down with the guy, buy him a beer and level with him.  ...if he is a man of God, he would have to understand.", but he avoids these types of conversations at all costs.  The only way he communicates with me is via text messages at weird times of the day or night and occassionally an email, when he is trying to let someone else be in the loop about something.  On top of this, he teaches at a university one day a week, flies airplanes, plays the organ (poorly), builds computers, Lego models (no, im not kidding about that one) and is perpetually away from his parish.  He avoids the congregation like the plague, usually instructing the parish secretary to make up an excuse for him.    When he does make conversation at the staff, he is usually complaining about another member of the staff who is not present, or making jokes that are grossly uncalled for.  For example:  Before Easter, I was talking with him and my back-up substitute (who would play in case my wife would go into labor, which she did) in the lobby.  He made a joke saying "Oh don't worry, your wife will wait until after Easter to have the baby, and if she doesn't, we'll just have to stick a pillow over his head and sufficate him so that you don't have to worry about him."  That's when I blew it.  I should have told him that he should be ashamed and left.  But I didn't.  I have a new baby and I need this job.  I can't make this stuff up, I am not that smart.  I just want to know if I have any power in my position.  Will I ultimately have to leave and find a new job?  I need some time off, thats for sure, and those jokes need to never happen again.  What do I do?  He doesn't answer to anyone (except the bishop, i guess), so I can't go over his head.  Thanks for reading... I am very disorganized in my thoughts, because I am so upset over this.  My 50 voice choir, as well as the rest of my program don't know any of these awful things, but they are starting to ask questions about why I am upset.  I can't hide it anymore!  I work hard.  I play concertworthy organ liturature, present varied (sometimes difficult) choral works and have grown the program three-fold over a four year period.  Do I dig my heels in and fight?  Tell parishioners?  Any advice would help!
Thanks!
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Forum message: Inscription of Hope Ginny Kerwinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467780%am, %26 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467780Does anyone know the original source upon which Stroope based the text to Inscription of Hope?  I am interested in the original words/poetry.
Thanks so much.
Ginny Kerwin
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Classified ad: Pacific Edge Voices : Auditions June 15th 2015 Lindy Miller-Castrohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467770%pm, %25 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467770

Wanted! Musically Omnivorous Singers
interested in everything from Monteverdi to Meredith Monk

Now is your chance to be part of the Bay Area’s uncommon chorus, the Grammy-nominated Pacific Edge Voices!

WHO IS PacEdge? Just completing its 35th season, this 40-voice group (formerly known as Pacific Mozart Ensemble or PME) is best known for its wide-ranging artistic collaborations and ground-breaking commissions. Under the leadership of Music Director Lynne Morrow, Pacific Edge Voices performs throughout the Bay Area and often beyond. In 2005, PacEdge was nominated for a Grammy for its recording of Bernstein’s Mass, with Kent Nagano and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester. Recent collaborators include Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Meredith Monk, Sufjan Stevens, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and the Napa Valley Symphony. In 2013, PacEdge enjoyed a musical exchange in Havana, Cuba.

Pacific Edge Voices performs 3 concert sets each year in the Bay Area (and sometimes beyond), including the group’s highly popular A Cappella Jazz & Pop concerts every June.

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If you are an experienced singer, accomplished sight-reader, and interested in exploring a range of musical genres, then PacEdge is for you! Solo opportunities are auditioned from within the group, so both solo and choral singers are welcome. Current openings for sopranos and tenors, and select altos and bass/baritones.

PacEdge rehearses Monday nights at the Crowden Music School, located at Rose and Sacramento Streets in Berkeley, near the North Berkeley BART station.

Auditions will be held on June 15, or by appointment: 510.848.8022 or info@pacificedgevoices.org

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Concert: Raincross Chorale to Sing "Songs of America" Kris Lovekinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467785%am, %26 %b %2015 %06:%May:%th 6MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467785Riverside's Raincross Chorale will present a final concert of the season featuring  American music – American composers, American poets, and American themes. "Songs of America" is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at Calvary Presbyterian Church,  4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside. Tickets are $15 at the door.
The concert will include a variety of selections, including composer Aaron Copland's tribute to square dancing called "Stomp Your Foot,"  and "The Pasture," based on poetry written by poet Robert Frost set to music by Z. Randall Stroope. There is also a patriotric tribute in honor of Flag Day. The group is directed by Bill Brakemeyer. The accompanist is Marc Longlois.
This 40-voice choir presents concerts with profits going to scholarships for young singers from the area. So far, the Raincross Chorale has raised enough money to provide 38 college scholarships to young singers in Riverside. The scholarships are for $1,000 and that is  renewable as long as the student is making good progress toward a degree in music. 
In what has become a tradition at the June concert, several of the scholarship winners will sing. "It's exciting for the chorale to hear the change in their voice after a year of voice lessons and study," said Yvonne Flagg, scholarship chair and a former choir director from North High School in Riverside. "We are happy to be part of the effort of celebrating Riverside's traditions of arts and culture."
Two new scholarships have been awarded this year. The first goes to Stephanie Perez, a junior at La Sierra University pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in vocal performance. She is a member of the La Sierra Chamber Singers and University Chorale. The second scholarship goes to Krishty Mukherjee, a senior at Notre Dame High School, Riverside. This fall she will attend San Jose State University where she will double-major in opera and pre-veterinary studies. 
Also set to perform at this concert are these earlier and continuing scholarship winners: Amir Kelly, Susana Leiva, Chris Martinez, Marc Robles, and Ruston Ropac.
Gift baskets and a raffle are part of the group's fundraising efforts.
"It is going to be a wonderful program to end our year and I am proud to invite the community to join us," said artistic director Bill Brakemeyer. This is Brakemeyer's first full season as conductor. He replaced chorale founder Steve Kester, who passed away in January.
The Raincross Chorale is supported by the Riverside Arts Council. The chorale is reaching out through social media, with a YouTube channel and a facebook page. To hear a sample of a concert from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arqcZEWhCoY
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Announcement: New Release: Oculi Omnium Henno Lohmeyerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467778%am, %26 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467778

Just released in the United States: OCULI OMNIUM. Recorded in the beautiful acoustics of Merton College chapel, OCULI OMNIUM is a brand new recording by SCHOLA CANTORUM OF OXFORD, one of the longest established and most widely known chamber choirs in the UK. The repertoire celebrates England's choral tradition. Conducted by James Burton, the new CD features Stanford's Latin Magnificat, Howell's Take him, Earth for Cherishing and works by composers associated with Oxford's choral tradition, including Gibbons,Sheppard, Weelkes, Parry, Tippet, and recent works by Tarik O'Regan, James MacMillan and James Burton.  Available through amazon.com, or direct from Multigram Records (info.u3a@gmail.com); downloads by all iTune/Catapult services.  

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Announcement: Voices of London Festival 2015 Hilary Campbellhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467775%am, %26 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467775The Voices of London Festival, a new choral festival for London which launched last year, is delighted to announce its second schedule of events. Celebrating the extraordinary range of vocal diversity on offer in the capital and beyond, the festival will showcase ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from community choruses and youth groups to professional chamber choirs and operatic ensembles. At the heart of our festival lies collaborative music making in a wide range of guises.
 

Building on the success of last year’s finale, a staged performance of Jonathan Harvey’s Passion and Resurrection, our opening night this year features a selection of emerging operatic stars. Later in the week, we turn our attention to the British choral tradition, with a Come and Sing Evensong by renowned choral conductor and pedagogue Patrick Russill. We’ll also be welcoming back several of our office choirs and youth choirs, in addition to featuring a number of groups for the first time, such as the celebrated Joyful Company of Singers, and, all the way from Spain, female choir Grupo Vocal Femenino JdF. As proud proponents of new music making, the festival has also commissioned a brand new Cornish Requiem from composer Jamie Brown, which will form part of the festival finale, and feature a number of choirs and ensembles.

The majority of the Voices of London Festival events feature collaborative music making between amateur ensembles, often with professional groups or instrumentalists too. These concerts draw together performers from all over London and further afield, with an array of experience levels and musical backgrounds. This gives singers the opportunity to perform with some of the future stars of the classical music world, learn more about the breadth of music making in the capital, and create a better network for London based groups.

 

Continuing our support of young people, we are offering free festival passes to students in full-time secondary education, enabling them to realise the possibilities for musical participation as a performer, composer and audience member beyond their school years.

We are proud to be hosted by St James’s Sussex Gardens, parish church of Paddington. Fast becoming one of the most popular concert and recording venues in London, St James’s boasts a highly flexible performance space and wonderful choral acoustic.

For more information, please see www.voicesoflondonfestival.com

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Concert: A Choral Bestiary Kathryn Thickstunhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467774%pm, %25 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467774Pacific Women's Chorus celebrates spring with a concert of choral works about animals.  Featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Rutter, Poulenc, Alexander, Jeffers and others.  Sunday, May 31, 4p,  St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 3025 Denver St., San Diego, CA.  Adults $15, Kids free!   More info:  director@pacificwomenschorus.org ]]>Concert: American Young Voices conducted by Francisco J Nunez erin smithhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467772%pm, %25 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467772Dear Music Educator, 
 
We invite you to join us for the inaugural American Young Voices Concert on Thursday, June 4th at 7pm at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ conducted by world-renowned composer and conductor, Francisco J. Nunez!
 
American Young Voices (AYV) has had monumental success for nearly 20 years in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and now it’s coming to America for the first time! Nearly 70 schools and 3500 students in the New Jersey/New York area have been preparing and practicing for months for this culminating event. Therefore, we wish to offer all music educators FREE admittance to this once-in-a-lifetime concert as our special guests
 
Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony. American Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with live accompaniment from a diverse range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. We hope that with our growing success, we will expand to other cities to share the love of music with other children around the United States in the future.

Click HERE to RSVP by Friday, May 29th. We look forward to sharing this special night with you, all educators, the performing schools and their families, as well as the community at large.
 
Musically yours,
The AYV Team
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Announcement: SWEET (TTBB) by Manolo Da Rold Manolo Da Roldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467768%pm, %25 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467768A moving version of SWEET by Manolo Da Rold. 
 
 
The piece is dedicated to the choir "La Stele"; Matteo Valbusa conductor.
It is the first part of the triptych Sweet.
 
more information:
info@manolodarold.it
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Announcement: AzACDA Summer Conference Early Registration Discount Ends May 31! Thomas Lerewhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467757%pm, %25 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467757Don't miss your chance to get the early registration discount and guarantee your reading session packets!
 
This year's AzACDA Summer Conference will be held July 9-11, 2015 at the beautiful Camelback Bible Church in Paradise Valley. The schedule is rich with offerings for every area of our constituency. Headliners Henry Leck and Joe Miller will share their expertise on conducting gesture, creative rehearsal approaches, programming, tone, vocal development and technique, and effective teaching strategies.  
 
Six full reading sessions, a wide variety of interest sessions by Arizona choral leaders, exhibits, Let’s Talk Shop breakout groups, and three new hybrid interest/reading sessions also are featured.  Other highlights include a performance of Requiem, Op. 9 by Duruflé, social activities, and music available for discounted purchase. Please come join us for this weekend of inspiration, education and renewal, and don't forget to bring a friend!
 
An internationally recognized choral director, author and educator, Henry Leck is professor emeritus and recently retired director of choral activities at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is highly respected and celebrated for his work as Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, which is in its 29th season. The touring choirs of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir have performed regularly for national conferences in the United States, and also concertize throughout the world. Mr. Leck has conducted all-state choirs in nearly every state, and is a frequent conductor for regional and national honor choirs as well. He is in demand as a festival conductor both nationally and internationally. Mr. Leck is widely known as a specialist in choral techniques, the child's voice, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Laban and the boy's changing voice. He has produced four teaching videos and was a lead author for the choral textbook series published by McGraw Hill/Glencoe titled Experiencing Choral Music. He also is the editor of choral series published by Hal Leonard Corporation and Colla Voce, Inc./Plymouth. 
 
Maestro Leck will present the following sessions:
  • Creating Artistry through Visualization, Movement, Imagery, Color and Gesture (with demonstration choir)
  • Laban Conducting Techniques
  • The Boy’s Changing Voice
Dr. Joe Miller is Director of Choral Activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he conducts Westminster Choir and Westminster Symphonic Choir, both critically acclaimed groups. As conductor of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he has collaborated with some of the world’s leading orchestras (New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic) and conductors (Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, Yannick Nézet-Séguin). Westminster Choir recently has been featured in celebrated recordings, performances and radio broadcasts, and has been praised as being “the gold standard for academic choirs in America” (American Record Guide). Dr. Miller has experience with choirs of a wide range of types and ability levels: He has served as choral director for high school, church and community choirs, both in professional positions and as a guest conductor and clinician, for which he is in demand both in the United States and abroad. His choirs are widely known for their vibrant, powerful tone; expressive sophistication, and musical commitment.
 
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend these outstanding sessions with Dr. Miller at our summer conference:
  • Building Tone through Vocalise
  • Choral Formant
  • Building Artistry Through Repertoire and Programming
 
Online registration and a full conference schedule are available at www.azacda.org.  Register before May 31 to get the early registration discount!
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Announcement: Workshops in Gregorian chant: beginner to advanced (San Francisco, CA) Sven Edward Olbashhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467748%am, %25 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467748

Choral conductor and Gregorian chant specialist Sven Edward Olbash presents a series of educational workshops in sacred music at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4420 Geary Boulevard (at 8th Ave.), San Francisco, CA.

Advance registration required. Click here to register.


 

Workshops in Gregorian Chant

Thursdays 7–9 pm, no audition required


 

Session 1: Introduction to Chant

June 11, 18, 25

Learn to participate more fully in the sung Ordinary of the Traditional Latin Mass, as well as in the congregational chants from the Roman Missal for Masses in English.

Session 2: Intermediate Chant

July 2, 9, 16

To sing a Solemn High Mass each Sunday, a choir must be able to learn 5 new chants per week that are proper to each day. This session focuses on a simple method for learning the chants easily, and for staying together as a group.

Session 3: Beyond Square Notes

August 6, 13, 20

Whether you are a newcomer to Gregorian chant or an ace at reading square notation, this session will give you insight into the richness of musical variety found in the earliest manuscripts from the 9th and 10th centuries. Learn the basics of the notations from Laon and St. Gall as they appear in the Graduale Novum.

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Classified ad: Sacred polyphony for the Traditional Latin Mass Sven Edward Olbashhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467747%am, %25 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467747

Choral conductor and Gregorian chant specialist Sven Edward Olbash presents a series of educational workshops in sacred music at Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4420 Geary Boulevard (at 8th Ave.), San Francisco CA. 


Workshops in Sacred Polyphony

Tuesdays 7–9 pm, by audition only


 

Session 1: Proper of the Mass

June 9, 16, 23

Chant is not the only music permitted in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Experience singing a fully polyphonic Mass proper with a performance June 28.

Session 2: Mass in Dorian Mode

June 30, July 7 & 14

This Mass for four part unaccompanied chorus is an early work by 20th century master Herbert Howells composed in the Renaissance style. Experience the majesty of this polyphonic Ordinary in the context of a Missa Cantata on Sunday, July 19.

Session 3: Messe solennelle

August 11, 18, 25

The monumental Solemn Mass by 19th century French composer Louis Vierne makes full use of the tonal resources of the Schoenstein organ at Star of the Sea church. Join members of our chant workshops for the culmination of our summer of sacred music on Sunday, August 30 at the 11:00 Latin Mass.

To schedule an audition for polyphony workshops, please email sven@LacunaArts.org.

 
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Announcement: 'Kirby Shaw: A Shaw Thing' master class series - Workshop With The Pop & Jazz Choral Master Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467721%am, %24 %b %2015 %06:%May:%th 6MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467721
School of Hard Knocks & Allans Billy Hyde proudly presents
'Kirby Shaw - A Shaw Thing' master class series
 
With over 3000 published classic pop and jazz choral arrangements over the past 4 decades, you won't want to miss this opportunity to work with the legendary master choral music arranger and jazz vocalist, Kirby Shaw from the USA in 3 unique workshops for the first time in Australia!
 
WORKSHOP WITH THE POP & JAZZ CHORAL MASTER
For all singers, conductors, arrangers, composers & choirs
Wed June 10  - Brisbane, 7pm - 9pm
Allans Billy Hyde
201 Lutwyche Rd, Windsor
$20 Adults/$10 Conc & Child U 16
 
Proceeds to support School of Hard Knocks
 
For more info, please go to www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au or ph: 0419 337283
 
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Announcement: 'Kirby Shaw - A Shaw Thing' master class series - Workshop With The Pop & Jazz Choral Master Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467722%am, %24 %b %2015 %06:%May:%th 6MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467722
School of Hard Knocks & Allans Billy Hyde proudly presents
'Kirby Shaw - A Shaw Thing' master class series
 
With over 3000 published classic pop and jazz choral arrangements over the past 4 decades, you won't want to miss this opportunity to work with the legendary master choral music arranger and jazz vocalist, Kirby Shaw from the USA in 3 unique workshops for the first time in Australia!
 
WORKSHOP WITH THE POP & JAZZ CHORAL MASTER
For all singers, conductors, arrangers, composers & choirs
Thur June 11  - Sydney, 7pm - 9pm 
Allans Billy Hyde
228 Pitt St, Sydney
$20 Adults/$10 Conc & Child U 16
 
Proceeds to support School of Hard Knocks
 
http://www.trybooking.com/HWSS
 
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Announcement: 'Kirby Shaw: A Shaw Thing' master class series - Singing With A Swing Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467720%am, %24 %b %2015 %06:%May:%th 6MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467720
School of Hard Knocks & Allans Billy Hyde proudly presents
'Kirby Shaw - A Shaw Thing' master class series
 
With over 3000 published classic pop and jazz choral arrangements over the past 4 decades, you won't want to miss this opportunity to work with the legendary master choral music arranger and jazz vocalist, Kirby Shaw from the USA in 3 unique workshops for the first time in Australia!
 
Jazz and scat improvisation workshop
Fri June 5 - Melbourne, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Allans Billy Hyde
152 Bourke St, Melbourne
Free entry 
(registration required)
 
Proceeds to support School of Hard Knocks
 
For more info, please go to www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au or ph: 0419 337283
 
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Classified ad: Susquehanna Chorale Youth Auditions Pam Tricamohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467730%pm, %24 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467730
Linda L. Tedford, Conductor,  announces auditions for its Educational Outreach Program choirs, the  Susquehanna Youth, Young Women's, and Children's Chorales, for the 2015-16 season.  
Auditions are by appointment. 
Tuesdays, May 26 and June 2 from 6:30-9:00pm 
and Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 am to noon
 
Please call the Susquehanna Chorale office at 533-7859 or visit our website: www.susquehannachorale.org or email at sc@susquehannachorale.org
 
 
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Announcement: MUSICAL’S CELEBRATION IN GREECE ! 6th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS, 6-8 of May 2016. THESSALONIKI Stratos Tsichlashttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467739%pm, %24 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467739
6th WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS
6th- 8th May, 2016
THESSALONIKI, GREECE
 
Organization : Choir “KORAIS”
 
The “KORAIS” Choir invites you to participate in a Festival of joy that will take place at Thessaloniki on May 6-8, 2016. This city of Northern Greece, well-known for its nice Mediterranean climate, open-hearted people and a long history that left behind a lot of its rich ancient monuments, can promise you an unforgettable stay, full of exciting experiences. On top of this, the love for Musicals of the thousands of people that follow the Festival and the warm atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy experienced during it, characterize the World Choir Festival on Musicals as a unique event all around the world and offer to all participants exceptional excitements.
  • 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 offree 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 Thessaloniki.
  • At the end of the Festival a great Greek feast will be given to all theparticipants.
  • 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  HERE ).    
For further information, please visit our website:  WORLD CHOIR FESTIVAL ON MUSICALS              (http://www.xorodiakorais.com
 
Come join us in a unique Festival of joy and in the Musicals’ Celebration!
 
For the Choir “KORAIS”
                 Stratos Tsichlas                                         Jasenka Ostojić
President of the Organizing Committee                               Artistic Director
 
CONTACT:
Choir “KORAIS”
53 Alkminis Str. 542 49
THESSALONIKI, GREECE
Tel.& Fax : 0030 2310 309900
 
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Announcement: MILWAUKEE CHORAL CONFERENCE Marco Melendezhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467732%pm, %24 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467732SIGN UP HERE FOR THE 2015 MILWAUKEE CHORAL CONFERENCE!

Spend A Day with Dr. Rollo Dilworth for $10!

2015 Milwaukee Choral Conference
Clinician: Dr. Rollo Dilworth
Saturday, September 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE CHORAL CONFERENCE
An intensive choral workshop for professional and aspiring choral musicians to provide conversations among school, religious, and community chorus conductors in order to explore solutions for promoting and preserving the choral arts of present and future generations.

Milwaukee Choral Conference is a production of Milwaukee Children's Choir and sponsored in part by Hal Leonard Corporation, Brass Bell Music Store, JW Pepper & Son, Inc., and the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.

SIGN UP HERE FOR THE 2015 MILWAUKEE CHORAL CONFERENCE!

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Classified ad: New York Choral Society 2015-16 Auditions Grace Leehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467724%pm, %24 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467724
Auditions for the New York Choral Society's 2015-16 Season will be held August 26 and 27, and September 2, 3 and 9, 2015 (6-9pm in midtown Manhattan). 
 
The 175-voice New York Choral Society, led by Music Director David Hayes, has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious venues around the world for over 50 years. We are looking for experienced choral singers in all voice parts with good reading ability, musical skills and the desire to be moved, inspired and challenged!  Our 2015-16 season includes a guest performance at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (fall date TBD); several “Christmas Around New York” concerts in December, and Carnegie Hall performances of Dvorak Requiem on February 5 and Handel Israel in Egypt on May 10.
 
If you are interested in joining our unique family of singers for an exceptional musical journey, please email info@nychoral.org or call 212-247-3878 to schedule an audition. For more information, please visit us at www.nychoral.org.
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Concert: Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467719%am, %24 %b %2015 %06:%May:%th 6MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467719Melbourne International Singers Festival presents
 
Best of British - Queen’s Birthday Concert
Monday June 8 2015, 2.30pm
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square
Melbourne 
 
Come and celebrate with a right-royal musical romp and all your favourite Best of British music – including the Beatles, John Rutter’s ‘Gloria’, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory!
 
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 2015 milestone as the longest reigning British monarch!!
 
Featuring
Kirby Shaw, Kathleen McGuire & Jonathon Welch AM – Conductors
The Australian Voices
Massed voices of Melbourne International Singers Festival
Footscray-Yarraville City Band
 
Tickets:
Adults $20
Conc/Child U16 $15
Family (2 adults/2 child) $60
 
Bookings online: http://www.trybooking.com/HOUU
 
Enquiries: 0419 337 283
 
Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks arts, welfare and cultural programs for the disadvantaged
www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au
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Forum message: Treble Music by Conrad Susa Eileen Finleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467705%pm, %23 %b %2015 %21:%May:%rd 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467705Recently there was a wonderful article about Conrad Susa in the Choral Journal and it included a list of works.  I spent quite a long time on line trying to hear these selections but I couldn't find any of them.  I'd like to consider these songs for my children's choir:  Children's Begging Song SSA; Landscapes & Silly Songs, #2 SSA; Two Ballads #1 & #2 two part treble; Serenade #2 unison treble.  Does anyone have a recording you could send me or can you direct me to a publisher's recording or a youtube recording of any of these selections? 
 
Thanks!
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Classified ad: JOB TOOL for singers in NY/CT/NJ Bill Heigenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467702%pm, %23 %b %2015 %19:%May:%rd 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467702Hi! 
If you are a conductor seeking singers, or If you are a singer seeking paid opportunities in NYC and the Tri-state area, please consider joining the following groups on facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/805706426177169/
Soprano Gigs NY
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/836252656469416/
Alto Gigs NY
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431355547174271/
Tenor Gigs NY
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/699812513482812/
Bass Gigs NY
 
Let us take word-of-mouth to the next level!
 
 
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Concert: Cordus Mundi Summer Sings in Solebury Rick Rosenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467700%pm, %23 %b %2015 %18:%May:%rd 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467700You are invited to Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA on Monday, July 20th @ 7:00 p.m. to join with Cordus Mundi conductors David W Fryling and Rick Rosen, accompanist Tim Harrell, members of Cordus Mundi, and singers of all shapes & sizes from around the Bucks County, PA area for "An Evening in Latin". We'll all sing Vivaldi's Gloria, Durufle's Ubi caritas, and Bruckner's Os justi. Loaner scores will be provided (or bring your own if you'd like), the cost is only $10, and you'll have a great time! Singing is medicine - come take the cure with us! ]]>Classified ad: Join the Mount Desert Summer Chorale in Bar Harbor, Maine, July 1 - August 8 David Schildkrethttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467697%pm, %23 %b %2015 %17:%May:%rd 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467697The Mount Desert Summer Chorale, a volunteer chorus performing masterworks since the summer of 1968, seeks new members for its 2015 season.  We are based in Bar Harbor, Maine, adjacent to the magnificent Acadia National Park.  Rehearsals (generally once per week) begin on July 1, with performances on August 7 and 8.  This summer, the choir will perform two works by Mozart, the Solemn Vespers for a Confessor (K. 339) and the Requiem (Suessmayr completion) with a professional orchestra and soloists.  A complete calendar and registration information are available on the Chorale's website.  Please join us for a summer of beautiful singing in one of the most beautiful places on earth! ]]>Concert: English Montreal School Board Chorale Sings with Flûte Alors! Patricia Abbotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467698%pm, %23 %b %2015 %18:%May:%rd 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467698LA CIGALE ET LA FOURMI
The English Montreal School Board Senior Chorale celebrates youth and spring in a joint concert entitled La Cigale et la fourmi with Flûte Alors!, Canada’s only professional recorder quartet. The concert takes place Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (the Sailors’ Church) in Old Montreal. Tickets are $25/adults, $20/seniors and $15/students. 
EMSB Senior Chorale, Patricia Abbott, conductor
Flûte Alors! (Vincent Lauzer, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright, Caroline Tremblay, recorders)
 
PROGRAM
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)                     Concerto en do majeur/in C major
« Il Gardellino », RV 428
Allegro, Cantabile, Allegro
 
Roland de Lassus (1532-1594)                Dis-moi, beau printemps
 
Antoine de Févin (c.1473-c.1511)             Il fait bon aimer l’oiselet
 
Philibert de la Vigne (c. 1700-1750)          Les fleurs
                                                                  La violette, Le muguet, La tulipe, Les oreilles d’ours, La jacinte, La jonquille
 
 
Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665)                   Canzon « La Lusignola »
 
Henry Youll (c.1608)                                  While joyful springtime lasteth
 
Alice Parker (*1925)                                  A Midsummer Night’s Dream : Fairy Songs           
                                                                  1.Lullaby for Titania
                                                                  2.Oberon’s Blessing
 
Thomas Morley (1557-1603)                    Now is the month of Maying
 
2nd Half
Lydia Adams (*1953)                                Mi’kmaq Honour Song
 
Giovanni Antonio Cangiasi (-1614)           Canzon sesta «La Bussola »
                                                                  Canzon seconda « La Consigliata »
                                                                  Canzon vigesima « La Furugada »
 
Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767)        Concerto en fa majeur TWV 40 :202
                                                                  Adagio, Allegro, Grave, Allegro
 
Arr. Nicolas G.-Godbout (*1987)               Medley printannier
 
David Désilets (*1988)                              La cigale et la fourmi
                                                                  (Based on the fable by LaFontaine “The Grasshopper and the Ant“)
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Announcement: What's on Great Sacred Music, Sunday, May 24, 2015 Robert Kennedyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467695%pm, %23 %b %2015 %16:%May:%rd 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467695In case you cannot hear the show live, the playlist is on Spotify
for you to enjoy: GSM - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Don't forget that we have more choral and organ music programmed
on Sunday evenings beginning at 10 p.m. eastern.
 
Rob
Rob Kennedy
Great Sacred Music
The Classical Station
http://theclassicalstation.org
To subscribe to my weekly playlist emailing:  send your email
address to sacred@theclassicalstation.org
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08:01:15
Edwin Fissinger: Lux aeterna
Woodley Ensemble, Robert Lehman
 
Gregorian chant: Requiem aeternam
Trad. spiritual, arr. by Norman Luboff: Deep River
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown
Reuben Thomas, bass
 
Dr. Edward Fissinger (1920-1990) was a charter member of the American
Choral Directors Association. He was a student of Leo Sowerby. Reuben Thomas
earned his PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
 
08:16:22
Joel Feig: Uvashofar Gadol Yitaka
Chicago a cappella
 
Antonin Dvorak, arr. Robert Prizeman: Going Home
Libera, Robert Prizeman
 
Daniel E. Gawthrop: Nocturne
Mary Mozelle, organ
Mander organ in the Princeton University Chapel
 
From the high holidays liturgies comes a setting of the text "Uvashofar gadol
yitaka . . . vekol demmamah yishama" (and the Great Shofar will be sounded,
and the soft murmuring sound [still, small voice] will be heard). Libera is a British
boy band with many recordings, concerts and tours to its credit. The English firm of
Mander renovated and rebuilt the Aeolian-Skinner organ in Princeton University Chapel in the early 90s.
 
08:32:31
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, John Scott
Joshua Ross, treble
 
Leo Sowerby: Arioso
Larry King, organ
Aeolian-Skinner organ in Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York
 
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) arranged his Adagio for Strings (1937) for choir
in 1967 using the text from the Agnus Dei section of the mass. Dr. King (1932-1990)
plays the Aeolian-Skinner organ in Trinity Church, Wall Street. This magnificent instrument
was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
 
08:49:35
Tiffany M. Skidmore: Peace
Kiev Philharmonic; Chamber Choir KYIV, Robert Ian Winstin
 
Steffe: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Alexander Schreiner and Frank W. Asper, organ
Richard P. Condie
 
The text for American composer Tiffany Skidmore's "Peace" is "an amalgamation
of quotations from the Dhammapada, the Bible, The Tao, The Quran, and the
Promulgation of Universal Peace". The work is scored for double choir and orchestra.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic was written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861.
 
09:01:03
J.S. Bach: Cantata 172, Erschallet, ihr Lieder
Holland Boys' Choir; Netherlands Bach Collegium, Pieter Jan Leusink
Ruth Holton, soprano; Sytse Buwalde, alto; 
Nico van der Meel, tenor; Bas Ramselaar, bass
 
The German title of this cantata written for Whit Sunday translates as "Ring out, you
songs, resound, you strings!" It was first performed on May 20, 1714 at Weimar.
 
09:20:56
Rene Clausen: Mass for Double Choir
Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy
Sarah Tannehill, soprano; Pamela Williamson, soprano
 
Rene Clausen (1953-) is Professor of Music at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
 
09:47:17
Dan Locklair: Salem Sonata
Marilyn Keiser, organ
Casavant Frères organ Opus 3856 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis
 
Dan Locklair (1949-) is Composer-in-Residence at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
10:00:32
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona nobis pacem
Utah Symphony Orchestra; University of Utah Civic Chorale, Maurice Abravanel
Blanche Christensen, soprano; William Metcalf, baritone
 
Vaughan Williams' cantata "Dona nobis pacem" speaks to people in 2015 just as powerfully as it did
in 1936 when it was first performed. The San Francisco Choral Society has a wonderful appreciation of
Vaughan Williams which is worth bookmarking.
 
10:37:31
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. 
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Announcement: In preperation for the holidays: Silent Night, for 16 parts (SATB)! Matt Wetmorehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467694%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%May:%rd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467694Hello all!
 
For those of you already preparing for holiday concerts, here is an arrangement of that well-known carol for 16-part chorus!
http://www.matt-wetmore.com/store/choral/silent-night-digital-copy
Solidly tonal, but with a few rhythmic challenges to perfect, and a handful of extended techniques to give this old favorite a new twist.  Check out a few sample pages and a full recording at the above link.  Feel free to contact me with any questions!
 
Happy (future) holidays!
-Matt Wetmore
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Concert: Cordus Mundi - Cordus & Friends Rick Rosenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467692%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%May:%rd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467692Come hear male a cappella group Cordus Mundi in concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA on Sunday, June 14th @ 4:00 p.m. Our performance includes our soprano & alto Friends, featuring guest conductor David Fryling, from Hofstra University. The program includes music from Lauridsen, Orban, Finzi, Chatman, Hassler, Byrd, Stanford, Bruckner, Leite and more. Help us to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary at the post-concert reception. General admission tickets are $20. Oh man, you better be there! ]]>Concert: VOICES - A Benefit Concert for Riverside Symphonia featuring Cordus Mundi Rick Rosenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467691%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%May:%rd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467691Riverside Symphonia presents "Voices - a Celebration in Song" featuring Bucks County, PA-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi in concert at the David Library for the American Revolution in Washington Cfossing, PA, followed by karaoke for one & all. Proceeds benefit Riverside Symphonia. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., tickets are $75 per person, and seating is limited, so get your tickets now! For more information, call 215.862.4835. ]]>Announcement: Memorial Day Hymn Rick Grahamhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467690%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%May:%rd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467690I wrote this last year after seeing Joyce Kilmer's stirring poem and the tune almost immeidatley popped into my head. I hope this honors those who are no longer with us. Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms that we enjoy today. I hope you enjoy and please leave feedback if you are so inclined. Free.
 
http://www.ldshappymusic.com/2014/05/memorial-day.html
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Concert: New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir Concert! Rick Rosenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467689%pm, %23 %b %2015 %15:%May:%rd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467689

Area Community Choir to Perform "A Dance To Spring" in Carversville

 

    The New Hope-Solebury & Lanbertville Community Choir concludes its third season with a concert entitled "A Dance To Spring" on Sunday afternoon, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Rd. in Carversville, PA. The choir, led by local musician, composer, and conductor Rick Rosen, is made up of singers from the immediate and surrounding area, and is open to one and all.

 

    NHSLCC's "Dance to Spring" program presents music from a wide variety of  musical styles and composers, including Bruckner, Vivaldi, PDQ Bach, Gilkyson, Roberton, Paoli, Bowman, Ungar, and more. Along with music for full chorus, NHSLCC will also feature music in additional configurations, including songs from individual choir members Elizabeth Bowman, Jennifer Guglielmi, and Deborah Peckman.

 

    Since its inception in September of 2012, the New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir  has functioned as a true grass-roots community choir program – the choir is non-audition, made up of members of the community and the immediate surrounding area, rehearsing weekly. Members of the group come from virtually all walks of life, joined togetehr in the spirit of music and community. In addition to singing a regular yearly concert schedule, the Choir's community outreach efforts have resulted in a growing number of performances in area nursing homes, senior residences, and rehab centers. 

 

    Tickets for "A Dance to Spring" are $10.00. They can be purchased from Community Choir members, or at the door. To reserve tickets in advance, telephone NHSLCC at 650.219.2748, or make contact online at www.nhslchoir.org, or on Facebook.

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Classified ad: Experienced church musician seeking employment Keara Parciakhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467646%am, %23 %b %2015 %01:%May:%rd 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467646I am currently pursuing my masters in sacred music at Westminster choir college and am seeking church employment.  I am a mezzo soprano(who can sing soprano if needed) am comfortable as a cantor, a soloist, or a section leader and am also an accomplished pianist.  
 
Contact information:
ke.parciak@verizon.net
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Borrowing request: A Perusal copy or Copies to borrow/rent JoAnn Kuleszahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467645%am, %23 %b %2015 %01:%May:%rd 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467645Item: Bless the Beasts and the Children
Composer/Arranger/Edition: any/ SATB preferably
Starting: September 2015
For: until Dec. 8th
Copies: 30
Willing to rent: Yes
 
I am looking for any SATB or SSA arrangement of Bless the Beasts and the Children.  Every one I have researched seems to be out of print.  Ideally, I'd like to be able to see/read through the piece to see if I would like to request permission from the publisher to make copies for my group's Fall concert.  However, if your organization's library owns copies that you would be willing to lend out or rent to us, I'm happy to go that route also.  Thank you very much!
 
JoAnn Kulesza, Conductor/Music Director
Arundel Vocal Arts Society
Annapolis, MD.  
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Announcement: The First Nowell - with recording Thomas Keeseckerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467648%am, %23 %b %2015 %02:%May:%rd 2MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467648I posted this a few days ago but I didn't realize there was a recording. Here it is on the Pepper Music site.
http://www.jwpepper.com/The-First-Nowell/10519854.item#.VV_irE_BzGc
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Forum message: Request: Advice for an undergraduate Cody O'Sheahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467639%pm, %22 %b %2015 %18:%May:%nd 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467639As an undergraduate music major (pursuing a choral conducting degree) I hear music teachers saying they wish they could go back to college and spend their time more efficiently to develop their musicianship, but specific details about what they would change are left unanswered. My question is:
 
If you could spend four years studying music at university again, what would you do differently?
AND THEN: How would you go about doing that (details would be great)?
 
The reason I added the second question is to prevent broad or simple answers. i.e. "Practice More" or "Look at more music".  
 
 
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Forum message: Christmas piece for band and chorus Steven Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467632%pm, %22 %b %2015 %17:%May:%nd 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467632Recently,our music department has been doing a Christmas concert, as opposed to a holiday concert. featuring the major ensembles and we trying to find a piece in which we can combine the chorus and band.  Last year we did the Holst "Christmas Day."  I'm looking for other possiblr suggestions but want something accessible yet not too trite.  Thank you for your help. ]]>Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Jenny Akensonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467642%pm, %22 %b %2015 %21:%May:%nd 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467642
Organist/Pianist
The weekly service occurs on Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Family of Christ has a unique instrument: it is a 10 year old Rogers digital organ, capable of making all traditional organ sounds (at a high-quality level).  It is also equipped with a MIDI sound box, which allows the musician to utilize piano and orchestral instrument sounds at once, all produced through a fantastic sound system.  This feature works well with the blended worship style employed at Family of Christ: the congregation appreciates both traditional hymnody, but about half of the songs are contemporary.  Both styles of music are able to be appropriately, and reverently, led by utilizing this instrument, which is physically played as a traditional organ.  A piano and digital piano are also both able to be accessed as needed.
 
Choir director
The choir meets on Weds evenings Sept-May from 7:15-8:15 pm, and sings about twice a month, more during the Advent and Lent seasons. The members are an amazingly skilled group of dedicated singers, and each member takes their involvement seriously. Duties include: selecting music, ordering music and organizing choir folders, communicating with the group, and of course performing typical directing duties.   The current director records the accompaniments for the choir, so that she can both play and direct as needed.  If this is not possible for interested applicants, arrangements will have to be made to have an accompanist for the choir.
 
Selecting of music
The current director selects all hymns and contemporary songs and liturgies to be used for church services, in accordance with the Sunday’s spiritual theme.  She has made a songbook of popular contemporary songs that is used in addition to the hymnal.  It is possible the new pastor will want to have a say in what songs are selected for services.
 
Minor duties
Staying in touch with the Worship Committee Chair-person with regards to budgetary matters.  Also, participating in planning special services, and working with soloists and small-groups as needed. 
 
Payment
Organist/pianist: $125/Sunday morning or holiday service
Choir director:  $5000/ 40 weeks from Sept-May
Alternate payment arrangements may be made if one person takes over all duties listed above.
 
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Classified ad: Personal Assistant to the President Sara Casarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467640%pm, %22 %b %2015 %20:%May:%nd 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467640
Leading concert touring company seeks motivated, organized, quick-learner to assist the President.  Help keep President organized and productive in the business of arranging worldwide concert tours for orchestras & choirs.  Includes business and personal tasks.  Knowledge of travel, group tours, music & languages preferred.  Personal tasks include overseeing the schedule for two boys (ages 12 and 17) including but not limited to music classes, language classes, homework completion and sports activities.  Part-time in the office and part-time outside of the office facilitating the boys schedule and at the President’s home.  Must have own transportation.  College degree required.  Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Medical, 401(k) Plan.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at Sara@ClassicalMovements.com.  Please include salary requirement, travel experience, music background, and language proficiency.  No calls please.  
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Classified ad: Paid Organist Jenny Akensonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467636%pm, %22 %b %2015 %17:%May:%nd 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467636
The weekly service occurs on Sunday mornings at 9:30.
Family of Christ has a unique instrument: it is a 10 year old Rogers digital organ, capable of making all traditional organ sounds (at a high-quality level).  It is also equipped with a MIDI sound box, which allows the musician to utilize piano and orchestral instrument sounds at once, all produced through a fantastic sound system.  This feature works well with the blended worship style employed at Family of Christ: the congregation appreciates both traditional hymns, but about half of the songs are contemporary.  Both styles of music are able to be appropriately, and reverently, led by utilizing this instrument, which is physically played as a traditional organ.  A piano and digital piano are also both able to be accessed as needed.  $125/Sunday morning or holiday service
 
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Classified ad: Accompanist needed for Tucson-area Unitarian Universalist Congregation Katy Vaitkeviciushttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467630%pm, %22 %b %2015 %16:%May:%nd 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467630Pastoral size Unitarian Universalist Congregation is seeking a staff pianist/accompanist
Start date: July 1st, 2015
Sunday morning services and Wednesday evening rehearsals from 7:00-8:15
Competitive compensation
 
Please contact Katy Vaitkevicius for further details
katyv@mvuu.org
(520) 310-2243
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Classified ad: Part-time Organist Jon Arnoldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467626%pm, %22 %b %2015 %15:%May:%nd 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467626Cross of Life Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1000 Hembree Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
 
Serving the Roswell and Alpharetta communities, Cross of Life is seeking a part-time organist to facilitate congregational worship and accompany the chancel choir. Weekly duties currently include two Sunday services at 8:00 and 11:15 and rehearsal with the chancel choir, currently from 10 AM to 11 AM on Sunday morning. Special services including Holy Week, Christmas Eve, mid-week Advent services, and others are also expected.
 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced service player, preferably in a liturgical tradition. Traditional services include prelude/postlude, choral/solo anthem, Anglican-style psalm chant, sung liturgy, and four hymns. A strong accompanying background is also preferred, including the ability to follow conductor, choir, and soloists.
 
Cross of Life is a thriving congregation of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Averaging around 250 individuals in worship on Sunday, we offer 8:00 AM and 11:15 AM traditional services and a 9:00 AM contemporary service, all of which are supported by staff and lay leadership. Cross of Life's music ensembles include a 15-member chancel choir, 3-octave bell choir, contemporary ensemble, and a volunteer instrumental ensemble that plays on particular church festival Sundays.
 
Sanctuary instruments include a two-manual Moller organ with additional MIDI capabilities and a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano, which is shared with our contemporary ensemble. The music suite hosts a Howard baby-grand piano.
 
Salary is currently $250 per Sunday with additional funds for extra calls (mid-week rehearsals, services, etc.). Use of the music suite for private lessons is welcome in accordance with the church schedule and coordination with the music director.
 
Please submit resumés to Pastor Terri Stagner-Collier at pastorterri@crossoflifelutheran.org. Links to video or audio recordings are welcome, but not required at this time. Inquiries can be directed to the Pastor or music director, Jon Arnold, at 770-475-9159. More information about Cross of Life is available at www.crossoflifelutheran.org.
 
Please submit documents by June 30, 2015. Desired start date is September 6, 2015. ]]>
Concert: Atlantic City Debut: The Greater South Jersey Chorus Chamber Singers Jason Bishophttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467621%pm, %22 %b %2015 %14:%May:%nd 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467621The Chamber Singers of The Greater South Jersey Chorus will make their Atlantic City debut on Saturday, May 23 at 7pm at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church, 1409 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City. The program, "My Spirit Sang All Day," will feature a wide variety of repertoire from the British and American choral traditions. No tickets are required. For more information, visit greatersjchorus.org. 
 
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Concert: Vocális Chamber Choir and Ola Gjeilo in Concert Michael Manganiellohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467619%pm, %22 %b %2015 %14:%May:%nd 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467619The Vocális Chamber Choir presents a concert of the music of Ola Gjeilo, as well as Whitacre, Byrd, and Wood. Special guest composer Ola Gjeilo will be in residence for this extraordinary performance. Vocális will also be joined by the Hamburg High School Concert Chorale and musicians from SUNY Fredonia. Drawing inspiration from the movies, Gjeilo’s music is performed internationally by some of the world’s most prestigious choirs, including the Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge.
 
Sunday, June 7, 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1080 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
 
Tickets are sold at the door one hour before the concert begins. $15 per person, $10 student tickets.
 
For more information, please visit http://www.vocalischamberchoir.org
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Concert: By the River: A Treasury of American Song Marie Carusohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467614%pm, %22 %b %2015 %13:%May:%nd 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467614Angelica, a women’s chamber choir directed by Marie Caruso, will present “By the River: A Treasury of American Song” in New York City and Westchester. The program features Early American folk hymns, revival songs, and Shaker music; modern works by Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Daniel Gawthrop, & Eric Whitacre; and an original work by Frank E. Warren composed for Angelica (world premiere). Please join Angelica, a group hailed for its “perfect blend” and “beautiful, transcendent sound,” at one of these upcoming concerts: 
  • Sunday, May 31st, 3:00 pm
    Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave. at E. 66th St., NYC
    Suggested Donation: $20; $10 seniors & students.  Tickets sold at the door. 
  • Saturday, June 6th, 7:30 pm
    St. Matthew’s Church, 616 Warburton Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
    Suggested Donation: $20; $10 seniors & students. Tickets sold at the door. 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaOGy1LIHr0
 
NOTE:  Angelica will be participating in ChoralFest USA on June 14th in New York City.  This free event, which takes place in Symphony Space from 3:00-9:00, features a variety of choirs celebrating American choral music. Doors open at 2:30 and Angelica will perform at 3:00 pm.  Symphony Space is located at Broadway and 95th Street in Manhattan.
 
 
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Featured photo: Metro East Community Chorale Scott Dorseyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467618%pm, %22 %b %2015 %14:%May:%nd 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467618Announcement: Input requested: Choral Consortium interest & activity Deborah Kinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467617%pm, %22 %b %2015 %14:%May:%nd 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467617Sharing the Love: Collegial Support through Local Choral Consortia ” . . . is the title of a breakout session being offered at the upcoming Chorus America Conference to be held in Boston, June 1720.

Whether or not you are able to attend, if you are involved in a choral consortium (or similar collaborative organization) we would like to include your basic information in our growing records of such activity. Here’s how (and it’s guaranteed to take less than three minutes!).
 
“There is so much that we can do collectively to further awareness of the choral art that none of us could do as individual organizations,” comments Deborah Simpkin King, Chair of the New York Choral Consortium, and copresenter of the session. “Our competition is, first and foremost, with what the general public doesn’t (yet!) know about the impact of a vibrant choral experience, not with each other; and, together, we can
make a greater difference!”
 
“When choruses work together it strengthens and promotes the choral art in their communities,” adds copresenter and President of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, Anne Watson Born. “We are aware of new consortia springing up around the country, and part of the intent of this session is in gathering information on what appears to be a growing movement.”
 
The larger goal is to exchange experience that can be mutually beneficial. The information gathered in the brief survey, in addition to that garnered through the discussion in the session itself (1:00 PM, Friday, June 19th, Boston Park Plaza) will be made available to those who contribute information through the survey and.
Copresenters:

Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Chair                     Anne Born , President
New York Choral Consortium                           Greater Boston Choral Consortium
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Announcement: Toscana Music Festival 2016 Gregor Laskowskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467612%pm, %22 %b %2015 %12:%May:%nd 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467612
8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)
 
20.07. - 24.07.2016
 
TUSCANY – country of cypress trees and soft hills
Italy’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found in Italy, a great part of them in the Tuscany. Particularly famous are Florence, the region’s capital, but also Pisa, Siena, and Lucca – the home of Giacomo Puccini. The concerts of the Toscana Music Festivals are arranged in the classy ambience of the Spa of Montecatini and the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.
 
 
https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-tuscany-italy.phtml
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Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Lark Underwoodhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467608%pm, %21 %b %2015 %22:%May:%st 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467608Hello, Shelia!
I love A MUSICOLOGICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS  arr. Craig Courtney -- JW Pepper shows there is an instrumental score...each piece parodies a musical form from a Gregorian Chant opener to Strauss to Wagner & ends with JP Sousa's Star & Stripes Forever!  It's 11 minutes, but a BLAST to perform and our audiences have loved it!
 
Lark
PCC Chorale
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Forum message: The perfect chorus management tool Jacob Levinehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467596%pm, %21 %b %2015 %19:%May:%st 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467596
http://www.chorusconnection.com/blog/2015/5/5/the-perfect-chorus-management-tool
 
As a computer programmer and singer, I think a lot about the future of technology for choruses. I think the perfect tool (for community choruses, especially) would encompass the following:
  • Membership management
  • Donor management
  • Ticketing
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Classified ad: Music Minister Michael L Mattoxhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467602%pm, %21 %b %2015 %20:%May:%st 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467602
Hot Springs First United Methodist Church has an immediate opening for Choir Director who is responsible for Traditional Worship Services weekly and handbell choirs and ensembles.  The 2000 member congregation in historic downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas welcomes all serious inquiries.  Direct correspondence and resumes to “Search Committee”-Michael L. Mattox, Senior Pastor (mmattox@fumchs.com) or 1100 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park, AR  71901. 
 
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Concert: Westbrook 'Glad Day' (jazz ensemble with choir) Kate Simmonshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467606%pm, %21 %b %2015 %21:%May:%st 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467606a performance of the choral version of
Mike Westbrook's Glad Day
["perhaps the greatest work in all British jazz"]
settings of the poetry of William Blake
for jazz ensemble and SATB choir
Saturday 23rd May 2015 at 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Bathwick
Darlington Street, Bath BA2 4EB
tickets £25 / £18 / £12 concessions available
 
 
 
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Concert: Handel’s “Messiah” / Concord Chorus Kevin Leonghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467597%pm, %21 %b %2015 %19:%May:%st 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467597Handel’s “Messiah”
Concord Chorus with professional soloists and period orchestra
Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 PM
Church of St. Brigid
1981 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
 
Join the Concord Chorus, now in its 69th season, for a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s springtime masterpiece, MessiahKevin Leong conducts the 110-voice Concord Chorus and a period orchestra of Boston’s best Baroque instrumentalists on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 8:00 PM at the Church of St. Brigid (1981 Massachusetts Avenue) in Lexington, Massachusetts.  The concert features a superb quartet of Boston-based soloists: soprano Deborah Selig, mezzo-soprano Julia Cavallaro, tenor Stefan Reed, and baritone Thomas Jones.
 
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children and students and can be purchased online at www.concordchorus.org or over the phone at (978) 254-1551.  Ample parking is available behind the church.
 
Click here for an interview with Music Director Kevin Leong on preparing Messiah.
 
Founded in 1945, the Concord Chorus performs two concerts of choral-orchestral and smaller works each season.  The repertory of the Concord Chorus encompasses music from the 16th century to the present.  For more information, please visit www.concordchorus.org.
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Forum message: Messiah Help Susan Kujawskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467590%pm, %21 %b %2015 %18:%May:%st 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467590I will be conducting Part I of Messiah this Christmas. We will have a chamber orchestra and paid soloists. Although I have sung Messiah many times, this is my first time with the baton. I would appreciate any advice you might have regarding resources for the conductor. Are there any workshops or seminars that would be helpful?  Thanks  ]]>Classified ad: Accompanist for Mineola Choral Society, Mineola NY Thomas Joneshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467592%pm, %21 %b %2015 %18:%May:%st 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467592The Mineola Choral Society (www.mineolachoralsociety.org), a 60 voice SATB community chorus that is beginning its 68th year, is seeking a piano accompanist to start working with the chorus in September of 2015.  The Choral Society presents three concerts a year.  The past two seasons have included Brahms "Ein deutsches Requiem", Beethoven's "Mass in C" and "Symphony No. 9 Finale" with orchestra.  The Choral Society has also presented Stravinsky's "Symphomy of Psalms" and Rutter's "Mass of the Children" with chamber orchestra. The duties for our accompanist include:
1. Accompanying weekly Monday evening rehearsals from September through May at Mineola HS in Mineola NY.  Rehearsals are from 8 - 10 PM. Rehearsals near concert dates will begin at 7:30 and a Saturday morning rehearsal from 10:00 - noon is added before the winter and spring concerts. 
2. Being available to accompany dress rehearsals and performances when needed.
3.  Working with the Music director to plan and prepare productive rehearsals for the chorus.
Strong piano skills are needed for this position as well as the ability to play SATB choral parts for rehearsals.
The position offers a competitive salary to be determined by the Society based on the accompanist's musical expereince. An annual contract will be offered at the time of hire.  Auditions will be held during the second week in June.  
Candidates for this position should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Director of the Choral Society Thomas W. Jones (baehrjones@msn.com) by June 2.
 
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Classified ad: Choir director Jenny Akensonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467583%pm, %21 %b %2015 %17:%May:%st 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467583
Choir director
The choir meets on Weds evenings Sept-May from 7:15-8:15 pm, and sings about twice a month, more during the Advent and Lent seasons. The members are an amazingly skilled group of dedicated singers, and each member takes their involvement seriously. Duties include: selecting music, ordering music and organizing choir folders, communicating with the group, and of course performing typical directing duties.   The current director records the accompaniments for the choir, so that she can both play and direct as needed.  If this is not possible for interested applicants, arrangements will have to be made to have an accompanist for the choir.
 
Selecting of music
The current director selects all hymns and contemporary songs and liturgies to be used for church services, in accordance with the Sunday’s spiritual theme.  She has made a songbook of popular contemporary songs that is used in addition to the hymnal.    Compensation $5000/ 40 weeks from Sept-May
 
Conact: Jenny Akenson 715-245-1648
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Classified ad: Director of Music Ministry Jo Schiffhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467580%pm, %21 %b %2015 %16:%May:%st 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467580
Westwood United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministry to begin September 1, 2015.  WUMC is a unique, progressive urban congregation near the University of California Los Angeles campus.  This growing faith community has a membership of over 400 and average worship attendance of 290 persons.  WUMC has a strong commitment to mission, inclusiveness, and a wide variety of programming for all ages.  We offer diverse worship services, a Sanctuary/Cathedral Experience at 10:00 a.m. and an Emergent Community, The Loft, which meets at 11:30 a.m.  The Sanctuary Service is looking for a music leader well versed in a variety of styles of sacred music, hymnody and liturgy.  The successful candidate will be eager to be a team player, will be passionate about lectionary based liturgical worship, and will help the church in realization of its ongoing goal of congregational growth. The liturgical style of the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service is reflective of the Methodist tradition, progressive in its theology, and employs a diverse musical repertoire that is based in traditional choral and organ music but also includes music from other cultures and music from our time.
The Director of Music Ministry is the church’s principal music director:
  • Coordinate all music activities in the life of the Sunday morning service each week (10:00 a.m. service; 9:20 a.m. choir warm-up)
  • Direct the Chancel Choir (30-voice adult choir) at rehearsals (Thursday.  7:30–9:30 p.m., September through June) and in worship
  • Direct the Summer Choir (Sunday morning rehearsal, and a simple anthem  in worship) during the months of June, July and August
  • Participate in overall program coordination and worship planning with the Senior Pastor and other clergy
  • Supervise all music staff (organist, four paid section leaders, children’s and youth choir director and accompanist, and handbell choir director)
  • Coordinate fund raising efforts for special musical presentations/ministry
  • Manage care and maintenance of church-owned instruments
  • Supervise the music budget and any extra musical offerings at the church
 
Concerts & Additional Services
  • Annual Christmas concert
  • Christmas Eve Services (usually two)
  • Possibly a service during Holy Week (Maundy Thursday or Good Friday)
  • Produce  Annual Summer Organ Concert Series in collaboration with WUMC Organist
  • Occasional choral concerts and services beyond those described above
 
Instruments
  • The Shaffer Memorial Organ: 153 ranks + 87 digital voices
  • Six grand pianos and one upright grand piano
                         
 
Selection Criteria
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting or Sacred Music, or the equivalent
  • Significant experience in church setting (working with multiple staff, managing program)
  • Well-rounded musicianship (knowledge of vocal techniques, keyboard or other instrumental skills desirable)
  • Understanding of the pragmatic difference between being a Church Musician as opposed to a performing/academic musician
  • Knowledge of the United Methodist Church, its theology and worship practices
  • A passion and ability to create a sense of fellowship and mission for those involved in Music Ministry
  • Experience in creating special music activities beyond Sunday Worship
  • Skills in presenting a variety of styles of music suitable for a Cathedral setting
  • Proficiency in music notation software
  • A passion for growing the church
 
Compensation
  • Director of Music Ministry is an exempt W2 employee of the church
  • Salary commensurate with experience
 
 
 
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter describing your understanding of the role           of music in the life of a congregation by June 15th to wumc@westwoodumc.org or   Director of Music Ministry Search Committee, Westwood United Methodist Church,   10497 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024.
 
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Classified ad: Director of Music Ministries Mark Entsmingerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467577%pm, %21 %b %2015 %16:%May:%st 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467577Redeemer Lutheran Church (ELCA), Hinsdale, IL, seeks a full time Director of Music Ministries.  The Director plans and coordinates the music program for our mid-sized church.  While our primary instrument is a Berghaus tracker organ, services vary in style and accompaniment.  The Director must be a talented organist willing to work in a variety of musical idioms.  The Director leads our festival and handbell choirs, coordinates with soloists and ensemble musicians, and organizes concerts and other special music events.  Candidates must be able to encourage and motivate congregational participation in worship and music activities and programs.  Working collaboratively with our Pastor and other staff, the Director creates and manages the worship and music budget, leads the Worship and Music Committee, maintains the music library and oversees the maintenance of the congregations’ instruments.  More information about Redeemer, including a full job description can be found on our website at www.redeemerhinsdale.org.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, CD or other music links, and references to Music Director Search Committee, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 East First Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521.  Candidates may also apply online at searchcommitteerlc@gmail.com.  The application deadline is June 15th.  The position start date is September 1st or sooner.
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Classified ad: WomenSing Auditions Patricia Saxhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467574%pm, %21 %b %2015 %16:%May:%st 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467574
Celebrating its 50th anniversary season ‘Giving Voice to Women’ in 2015-16, WomenSing invites experienced singers to audition. Winner of the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award and the Contra Costa County Arts Commission Award for Artistic Achievement, WomenSing will perform Britten’s masterpiece A Ceremony of Carols in December, and will be participating in the Alta Pusteria International Choral Festival in Northern Italy in the summer of 2016. WomenSing is holding auditions on June 8, 2015, and by appointment for experienced singers.  All voice parts are welcome.  Scholarships are available for qualified singers.
 
Contact us by email at audition@womensing.org, or go to our website for more information.
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Announcement: Coro Entrevoces (Cuba) – June 10- July 15, 2015 Christine Solerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467589%pm, %21 %b %2015 %17:%May:%st 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467589
Acknowledged around the world for its stunning vocal artistry, Entrevoces is known in particular for its interpretation of diverse styles from Spanish Renaissance polyphony to contemporary Cuban and Latin-American folksongs; recently performing for the Minnesota Orchestra on their concert tour to Cuba.
 
http://mprnews.tumblr.com/post/118958442909/members-of-the-minnesota-orchestra-got-a-surprise
 
In addition to renown in their home country, Coro Entrevoces has gained international acclaim through appearances at various festivals and competitions.  
 
Performance clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJtwkgkvtBA
 
After their astonishing success, Coro Entrevoces will be touring for 30 days throughout the United States, with concerts in Florida, North Carolina, Connecticut, Washington, DC, Kentucky, Illinois, and Minnesota.
 
There is still an opportunity for concerts or workshops with Coro Entrevoces in your town. Please write to Christine at Christine@classicalmovements.com to book this incredible opportunity and hear this amazing ensemble in your home town.
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Announcement: Choral Music Experience at Ithaca Janet Galvanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467588%pm, %21 %b %2015 %17:%May:%st 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467588Choral Music Experience: Music: Power and Influence:  Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 3
Led by Janet Galván, professor, Ithaca College with guest composer Jim Papoulis

This workshop will help participants learn how to plan engaging programs and conduct rehearsals which empower and inspire during the process.  A resident youth choir will be the choir for the conducting masterclass.  Music from a variety of genres and for various voicings (unison, 2-part, SSAA, SATB, TTB) will be incldued in the workshop and reading materials.

Dr. Janet Galván has been a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Brazil as well as national and regional choral and music education conferences and the World Symposium on Choral Music.  She was on the conducting faculty for the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute, the Transient Glory Symposium in February of 2012 and the Oberlin Conducting Institute in 2014. 


New York City-based Jim Papoulis composes, orchestrates, and conducts music for dance, film, ensembles, and choirs. His compositions are known for exploring new modes of musical communication by honoring and connecting classical and traditional forms with non-Western sounds. Jim's distinct and ever-evolving approach unites classical with contemporary sounds, world rhythms, R&B, and voices, while combining live instruments with current composing and recording technology.

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Classified ad: Susquehanna Chorale Adult Auditions Pam Tricamohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467578%pm, %21 %b %2015 %16:%May:%st 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467578Linda L. Tedford, Conductor,  announces auditions for the 2015-16 season of the Susquehanna Chorale.
 
Auditions are by appointment only and will take place on Monday, June 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 212 Cocoa Ave., Hershey, PA  17033 and Monday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, 300 D. Simpson St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
 
For an appointment call 717-533-7859, email: sc@susquehannachorale.org, or visit www.susquehannachorale.org
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Announcement: LSU Summer Conducting Institute: Orchestral Immersion Christopher Rosboroughhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467571%pm, %21 %b %2015 %15:%May:%st 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467571
Greetings from LSU on Behalf of Dr. John Dickson. 
Please consider making time this summer to take advantage of the 
 
LSU Summer Conducting Institute 2015: Orchestral Immersion
with conductors
John Dickson - Director of Choral Studies, LSU
Maestro Carlos Riazuelo - Director of Orchestral Studies, LSU
 
The focus is on orchestral conducting for the choral conductor.  Maestro Carlos Riazuelo and Dr. Dickson will co-teach the conductors who will get to work with a chamber orchestra each day, along with a workshop chorus.  We will prepare the Haydn Theresienmesse and have a series of workshops on string techniques, score study, vocal masterclasses, choral warm-ups and so forth.
 
*This intensive one-week symposium is intended for the advanced training of professional and graduate level conductors who live in the world of choral music in the church and/or the academy and who would benefit from a workshop in orchestral conducting.
 
Sessions:
  • podium time with orchestra
  • podium time with choir
  • orchestral techniques with a chamber orchestra
  • score study
  • vocal master-class
  • choral techniques
  • participation in the Institute Chorus.
Unique Features:  
  • Individual coachings with Riazuelo and Dickson
  • Practical workshops in orchestral study and string techniques
  • Conducting and Preparation of the Haydn, Theresienmesse, for chorus and orchestra
Curriculum:
 
Chorus Workshop:  LSU chamber choir will serve as a lab chorus for participants registered for podium time.  Sessions will include individual conducting critiques and documented video.  (4 sessions; Carlos Riazuelo and John Dickson, clinicians)
 
Orchestra Workshop:  LSU chamber orchestra will serve as a lab orchestra for participants registered for podium time.  Sessions will include individual rehearsal conducting critiques and documented video.  (4 sessions; Maestro Riazuelo, clinician)
 
Vocal Master-class:  LSU Voice faculty will focus on vocal pedagogy and singing techniques.  Singers will be afforded opportunities to sing in a master-class setting and receive vocal coaching.  Individual voice lessons may also be arranged.  (2 sessions; Voice Faculty member and Trey Davis, clinicians)
 
Vocal Warm-ups and Kinesthetics:    Trey Davis will demonstrate the use of vocal warm-ups to improve choral ensemble in the areas of intonation, blend, dynamic contrasts, and balance. (1 session; Trey Davis, clinician)
 
Score Study:  Haydn’s Theresienmesse will serve as the model for effective methods of analyzing and marking a choral/orchestral score.  (1 session; John Dickson, clinician)
 
String techniques and terminology for the conductor:  Yova Milanovo, professional violnist, and Maestro Carlos Riazuelo will demonstrate the techniques of string playing and make known the necessary terminology and methods of working with string players.  (1 session; [Yova Milanova] and Carlos Riazuelo, clinicians)
 
Theresienmesse -- Historical Perspectives and Performance Practice Issues:  John Dickson, will lecture on historical period issues and current performance practice research related to Haydn’sTheresienmesse.  (1 session; John Dickson, clinician)
 
Institute Chorus:  LSU chamber choir and institute participants will unite to form a masterworks chorus. Daily rehearsals for chorus and orchestra with Maestro Carlos Riazuelo will culminate in a performance of Haydn’s Theresienmesse.
 
Tuition Cost:
 
Level 1:           Observation and participation in the chorus                            $450
 
Level 2:           2 orchestral and 2 choral conducting sessions plus full
                        participation                                                                          $700
 
Level 3:           4 orchestral and 4 choral conducting sessions plus full
                        participation                                                                          $950
 
 
You can visit the LSU Choral Page for more detail about the workshop.
 
Please contact Chris Rosborough, DMA Candidate at LSU with any questions you might have at crosbo1@lsu.edu
 
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Forum message: Chorus in Jail? David W. McCormickhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467562%pm, %21 %b %2015 %14:%May:%st 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467562Next week our small church choir will be presenting its annual "concert" at our city jail. The following week, working with the chaplain there, I plan to hold auditions for a small group of men to do an 8-week pilot program to determine whether an inmate choral group might be viable on a continuing basis. (Volunteer faculty from the local university teach weekly classes in skills that will be helpful upon their release.)  My experience has been mainly in church music, but in this situation I am free to do secular music as well. I'm planning to start with unison or 2-part music, and I know I'll have to include sight reading. (Oh yes - there's no budget for music, but I can probably borrow some.) If any of you have had experience in a similar endeavor I would very much appreciate any advice you can give: audition, repertoire, logistics?   ]]>Classified ad: Volunteer Musical Director for Senior Choir Melissa Radinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467563%pm, %21 %b %2015 %14:%May:%st 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467563
The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) is dedicated to supporting the efforts of older people to remain in their homes living independently, safely, and with dignity. Volunteers are an integral component of the Carter Burden Center’s 40+ years of success. No matter your age, experience or schedule, CBCA can accommodate your needs to ensure that you have a meaningful and effective volunteer experience.
 
The CBCA is looking for a volunteer Musical Director for its exciting new Senior Choir program! The Senior Choir will include senior center members of varying levels of music education from beginner to advanced. The schedule for rehearsals will be flexible, but the ability to commit to a consistent day/time is preferred. Interest or knowledge in musical styles including Latin, pop, and jazz is preferred.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Help implement choir program for senior center members
  • Select appropriate music and direct rehearsals and performances
Time Expectations: 
  • Flexible, depending on your schedule
Qualifications: 
  • Musical direction or conducting experience/knowledge
  • Experience with/interest in learning about and working with a diverse and energetic senior population
Position Benefits: 
  • Gain experience as a Musical Director for a community choir
  • Can receive school credit (as long as the school Oks it)
 
For more information contact Melissa Radin at radinm@carterburdencenter.org or (212) 423-9665 x 419. 
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Classified ad: Accompanist needed for Delaware Valley Choral Society Dori Martinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467545%am, %21 %b %2015 %11:%May:%st 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467545Accompanist for rehearsals Sundays at 2 pm.  Please call Dori Martin at 973-919-2899 for more information. ]]>Announcement: FREE SCORES DOWNLOAD - Dog Days are Over! Bill Heigenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467564%pm, %21 %b %2015 %14:%May:%st 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467564
 
Pop music vocal arrangements with a classical approach! 4 parts a cappella. Ideal for warm-ups!
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download scores here
 
 
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Announcement: University of Toronto Choral Workshop Deadline is JUNE ! Hilary Apfelstadthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467559%pm, %21 %b %2015 %13:%May:%st 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467559
U of Toronto Choral Conducting Symposium Participant Deadline is June 1
 
We look forward to welcoming participants from Canada and the U.S. to our annual conducting symposium July 6 – 10, 2015.  Choral directors of school, church and community choirs, as well as undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.  Dr. Mark Sirett, known for his stellar work with children’s and youth choirs, as well as his excellent choral compositions, is our guest clinician and will conduct daily rehearsals with all attendees.   He will also present sessions on strategies for teaching young singers. 
 
Other faculty include Dr. Lori Dolloff, whose interest in world music infuses her excellent “morning sing” sessions, and who also guides intermediate level conductors; soprano Elizabeth MacDonald, whose individual voice consults are always very popular; Dr. Emily Martin, from Bucknell University, who incorporates gentle yoga in teaching singers and conductors.  (No floor mats required!)  The conducting master class with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is filled but will be open to observers on Thursday.
 
Bill LaBron, owner of Music Plus, will be on site for two days with current materials for perusal and sale: choral music, reference books, audio-visual materials.
 
Come to Toronto to be inspired and rejuvenated, meet new friends and colleagues, and leave with a toolbox of ideas and materials to put to use as soon as you are ready!   We end at noon on Friday, July 10, so those of you travelling can arrange to be on your way by early afternoon.
 
Applications must be RECEIVED by Monday, June 1.    
 
https://music.utoronto.ca/docs/choral_symposium_brochure_2015.pdf
 
 
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Concert: Pioneer Valley Symphony Summer Sing: Beethoven Extravaganza Jonathan Harveyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467558%pm, %21 %b %2015 %13:%May:%st 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467558
The Pioneer Valley Symphony will once again hold its popular Summer Sings on four Tuesday evenings in June and July, in Most Holy Redeemer Church’s air-conditioned Parish Hall (120 Russell St., Hadley, MA). On Tuesday July 21 at 7pm, we'll be singing Beethoven's Mass in C Major and the fourth movement of his Symphony No. 9, conducted by PVS Music Director Paul Phillips.
 
All singers in all voice parts are welcome to come and sing along. A $10 ticket includes vocal scores to borrow, and piano or orchestral accompaniment. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.pvsoc.org/summer-sings-2015/, or at the door. "Sing Passes" are also available, granting admission to all four Sings for the price of three!
 
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Concert: Pioneer Valley Symphony Summer Sing: Mozart Requiem Jonathan Harveyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467557%pm, %21 %b %2015 %13:%May:%st 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467557
The Pioneer Valley Symphony will once again hold its popular Summer Sings on four Tuesday evenings in June and July, in Most Holy Redeemer Church’s air-conditioned Parish Hall (120 Russell St., Hadley, MA). On Tuesday July 7 at 7pm, we'll be singing Mozart's Requiem (Süssmayr completion), conducted by PVS Chorus Director Jonathan Harvey.
 
All singers in all voice parts are welcome to come and sing along. A $10 ticket includes vocal scores to borrow, and piano or orchestral accompaniment. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.pvsoc.org/summer-sings-2015/, or at the door. "Sing Passes" are also available, granting admission to all four Sings for the price of three!
 
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Concert: Pioneer Valley Symphony Summer Sing: Fauré and Duruflé REQUIEMS Jonathan Harveyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467556%pm, %21 %b %2015 %13:%May:%st 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467556
The Pioneer Valley Symphony will once again hold its popular Summer Sings on four Tuesday evenings in June and July, in Most Holy Redeemer Church’s air-conditioned Parish Hall (120 Russell St., Hadley, MA). On Tuesday June 23 at 7pm, we'll be singing the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé, conducted by PVS Music Director Paul Phillips.
 
All singers in all voice parts are welcome to come and sing along. A $10 ticket includes vocal scores to borrow, and piano or orchestral accompaniment. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.pvsoc.org/summer-sings-2015/, or at the door. "Sing Passes" are also available, granting admission to all four Sings for the price of three!
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Concert: Pioneer Valley Symphony Summer Sing: Haydn CREATION Jonathan Harveyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467555%pm, %21 %b %2015 %13:%May:%st 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467555
The Pioneer Valley Symphony will once again hold its popular Summer Sings on four Tuesday evenings in June and July, in Most Holy Redeemer Church’s air-conditioned Parish Hall (120 Russell St., Hadley, MA). On Tuesday June 9 at 7pm, we'll be singing Haydn's Creation (in English), conducted by PVS Chorus Director Jonathan Harvey.
 
All singers in all voice parts are welcome to come and sing along. A $10 ticket includes vocal scores to borrow, and piano or orchestral accompaniment. Tickets may be purchased in advance at https://www.pvsoc.org/summer-sings-2015/, or at the door. "Sing Passes" are also available, granting admission to all four Sings for the price of three!
 
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Announcement: BARBADOS SINGING VACATION Mike Kinghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467551%pm, %21 %b %2015 %12:%May:%st 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467551BARBADOS SINGING VACATIONS
http://www.barbadossingingvacations.com
Sing, meet new friends and relax in paradise....
CNN Travel - "one of the most inspiring courses to take around the world"
 
We currently have just two spaces left and are offering a 20% discount!!!
 
The view from our beachfront villa on the west coast of Barbados...
 
We have been running our Barbados Singing Vacations since 2009 offering the unique combination of a relaxing beach vacation in paradise with the pleasure of meeting new friends. We combine fun, learning and relaxation in a luxurious and tropical destination. With a warm, friendly and supportive environment we have created an ideal trip where people can explore and develop singing whilst having a great time with like-minded people.
 
Our singing vacations are for those who enjoy singing, have never sung but would like to learn, sing in the shower, in a choir.  We often find those with little experience gain the biggest sense of achievement.

The morning vocal workshops include relaxation and breathing techniques, uplifting group harmony singing and the option for individuals to work on a song of their choice.  The sessions are about learning a new skill or improving an old one and the aim is to encourage one another and enjoy singing together.  The songs are taught by ear so you do not have to be able to read music and the repertoire focuses on soul, jazz, gospel and pop classics - the kind of songs that touch the heart and lift your spirit!

Full-board accommodation at our luxury private beachfront villa, in-house chef, laundry and housekeeping, night watchman, all workshop and tuition fees and even airport transfers are included in the vacation cost at outstanding value.  We end the vacation with a live performance on the final night in front of friends and locals where you can put into practice everything you have learnt.

Prices from $1,440 USD (including 20% discount)

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Classified ad: Choir Robes For Sale Barbara Slettohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467503%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467503

West Des Moines United Methodist Church has 50 regular choir robes and 2 cuffed conductor robes for sale.  Make an offer!  

Description: Murphy Robes, anthem style with graduated sleeves, tissue faille material, washable, no ironing.  The color is teal with matching reversible V stoles: one side white with teal border, reverse side all white.  Excellent condition.  A photo of the choir is in the web link:

http://www.wdmumc.org/[Ministries]/Music/tabid/59/Default.aspx

Contact Berneda at: kbfranson@q.com for more information.

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Announcement: A FREE 2-part song for children - with recordings and sheet music. Glyn Lehmannhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467532%am, %21 %b %2015 %02:%May:%st 2MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467532Greetings,
 
To give everyone a chance to try my SongLibrary website I'm offering a complete song package for free.
Included in the download is a vocal recording, backing track, piano/vocal score, lyric sheet and teacher notes.
 
Rainbows and Canyons (The Water Song) is a song for children in 2-parts, SS or SA, with an optional 3rd part or solo. It's suitable for ages 7 and up.
Children learn the word 'water' in 13 different languages as well as many great facts about how amazing water really is.
Visit the SongLibrary home page to download the song for FREE.
 
Please share this link with others. songlibrary.net
 
Best wishes

Glyn Lehmann
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Concert: New Ark Chorale, American Tapestry James Greenhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467529%am, %21 %b %2015 %01:%May:%st 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467529
New Ark Chorale, Michael Larkin conducting
"American Tapestry XII"
Music by Americans about America for the Memorial Day weekend.
Sunday 24-May-2015, 3:00 p.m.
Glasgow Church
2880 Summit Bridge Rd, Bear, DE 19701
Music of Gershwin, Larkin, Parker, Wilhousky and others.
(Closes with Wilhousky's arrangement of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic")
$15.00, under age 18 is free.
The repertoire.
Opening
  The Star-Spangled Banner (with audience) Arr. Michael Larkin
  America the Beautiful (with audience)    Arr. Michael Larkin
  Chester               William Billings
  Canaan                Anon
  Newark (Now Begin...) Daniel Read
  Doxology              Daniel Read
Selections from Old American Songs         Aaron Copland
  Long Time Ago
  At the River
  Zion's Walls
American Spirituals
  Wayfarin' Stranger                       Arr. Michael Larkin
  Soon Ah Will Be Done                     Arr. William Dawson
  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot                 Arr. Alice Parker
  Let Me Fly                               Robert DeCormier
Music of George Gershwin
  Medley from Porgy and Bess               Arr. Doug Wagner
  Meldey: Who Could Ask for Anything More? Arr. Jay Althouse
    Love Is Here to Stay
    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    S'Wonderful
    Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Embraceable You
    I Got Rhythm
Patriotic (with audience)
  God Bless America                        Irving Berlin, Arr. R.Ringwald
  My Country Tis of Thee
  Gettysburg Address (recited by T Davis)  A.Lincoln
  Navy Hymn                                John Dykes
  Battle Hymn of the Republic              Arr. Peter J. Wilhousky
We follow with an "ice cream social" reception.
But amid the fun, this is still a concert of remembrance.
 
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Concert: San Gabriel Valley Choral Company's 20th Anniversary Concert and Silent Auction christine maddoxhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467527%pm, %20 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467527
Join the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company as it celebrates its 20th anniversary with a silent auction and gala concert called "Lights, Camera, Action!"  This evening of glitz and glam will be filled with musical favorites from such film and television shows as Star Wars, Glee, and O Brother Where Art Thou.  Set in the historic Throop Hall at Throop Unitarian Universalist Church (300 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101), concert goers will enjoy refreshments and bid on fabulous silent-auction items which typically include theater tickets, hotel stays, cruises, gift baskets, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, museum passes, amusement park tickets, comedy club passes, and more!  At 6:00pm, refreshments will be served and bidding for silent auction items will begin.  The concert will begin at 7:00pm.  Join us for a night to remember!
 
Advance tickets are $5--children under 12, $10--students and seniors, and $15--general admission.  Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sgvccs-20th-anniversary-celebration-concert-silent-auction-tickets-16751171204. Tickets at the door will be $5--children under 12, $12--students and seniors, and $20--general admission.  For more information, see www.sgvccsingers.org.
 
SGVCC, a mostly volunteer ensemble based in Monrovia, is experiencing tremendous artistic growth as it approaches its 20th anniversary.  In 2012, consummate conductor and soloist Dr. Zanaida Robles took over the helm as SGVCC’s artistic director.  Having recently earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts in Choral Music at the University of Southern California, her prior credits include serving as director of classical choirs for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as well as preparing elite choirs for performances with such greats as Josh Groban and Kristin Chenoweth.
 
Donations to SGVCC, a non-profit organization, are also gladly accepted online and by check.  Sending checks payable to “SGVCC” to 101 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016.SGVCC invites concert reviews and interviews with the artistic director.  For more information on Dr. Robles, see www.zanaidarobles.com.
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Forum message: Rehearsal time Paul Ropphttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467513%pm, %20 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467513I teach in a middle school and for 22 years chorus rehearsals have been held before school.  Next year our school start time will be 15 minutes earlier and we will end 15 minutes earlier.  I'm questioning the wisdom of keeping rehearsals before school or moving them to after school.  I currently lose some students who don't like the early start time (7:25am).  I know I may lose some students to other after school activities if I move the rehearsal time but I feel the rehearsals may be more efficient as the students will be more physically ready to sing.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated. ]]>Classified ad: Young People's Chorus of New York City Conducting Fellow Ronald Chronisterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467520%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467520
The Young People's Chorus of New York City seeks a full-time Conducting Fellow to prepare and conduct in the award-winning YPC After-School Choral Literacy and Performance Program and conduct YPC’s in-school choruses in New York City Public Schools.  The Conducting Fellow will work with the artistic team to create and produce curriculum, evaluations, and concerts and will assist in program administration and special projects.  This position also includes ongoing training with YPC Founder/Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez.  Position will begin in August 2015. YPC offers an attractive compensation package, which includes a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.
 
For more information please visit http://www.ypc.org/employment
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Classified ad: Organist/Associate Minister of Music Glen Adkinshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467514%pm, %20 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467514
First Baptist Church Shreveport Louisiana is seeking a full-time organist/acssociate minister of music.  The detailed job description would be determined by the skills and qualifications of the candidate. The position would include organist for all worship/special services; accompanist for all of the choirs of the music ministry, including the newly formed First Baptist Church School Middle School Choir; administrative assistant to the minister of music; and music librarian.  The church has two pipe organs, a 90 rank Skinner in the main sanctuary (which seats 2000) and a 19 rank Casavant in the chapel (which seats 275).  Salary is competitive and based on experience and education.  First Baptist Church is affilliated with both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the SBC.  Interested candidates should contact Minister of Music Glen Adkins:  Email:  glenadkins@gmail.com    Cell Phone: 318-678-3776
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Classified ad: Delaware Valley Show Chorus Seeks Singers Kathleen Keefehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467517%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467517The Delaware Valley Show Chorus is a women’s four-part a cappella chorus under the direction of Master Director Gene Bender.  We are seeking new members age 16 and up in all voice parts. Women who love to sing and are self-motivated to learn their music and come to rehearsals prepared are most welcome to visit and try out the chorus. Gentle auditions will occur if there is an interest in joining.

The chorus sings a variety of music in the Barbershop, Broadway and Pop Music categories. We are a non-profit community chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop four-part harmony. We rehearse weekly Wednesdays 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, 356 Summit Ave., Springfield Delaware County.

For more information call Paula at 610-293-0505 or e-mail DVSCPaula@aol.com. We are also on Meet Up and Facebook.

 

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Classified ad: Summer Choir at St. Ambrose Parish in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan Marilyn Bieryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467518%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467518If you love to sing, please consider volunteering your talent at St. Ambrose Parish on the East Side of Detroit for any of our summer Sundays. All voice parts, all ages welcome!  Under the direction of Marilyn Biery, DMA, AAGO, minister of music at St. Ambrose, the choir sings a variety of repertoire for the 8:30 and 11:15 masses at this beautiful church with a 1942 Casavant organ, and you may participate at either mass.  You do not need to be of the Catholic faith to join us!  For further information, contact Marilyn Biery via email:  marilyn.biery@gmail.com ]]>Classified ad: Section leader openings at St. Ambrose Parish in Grosse Pointe Park, MI Marilyn Bieryhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467519%pm, %20 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467519Now auditioning section leaders in all voice parts at St. Ambrose Parish in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.  Openings run through the summer with the possibility of continuing throughout the program year (September-June). For further information as to schedule and stipend, please contact Marilyn Biery, DMA, AAGO, minister of music at marilyn.biery@gmail.com ]]>Classified ad: Soprano Section Leader Position Available Christopher Jenningshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467507%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467507Calvary Episcopal Church, Summit, NJ seeks a soprano section leader for its semi-professional adult choir of 30 members. The choir sings Sundays at 10:30am and rehearses Wednesday evening 7:30-9:30pm. They also sing occasional concerts, Choral Evensong, and special feast days. Pay is $150/week (extra services are compensated proportionately). The ideal singer will have a positive attitude for working with volunteer singers, be a solid sight-reader, and have the ability to sing straight-tone as necessary. Please send an audio recording to Christopher Jennings, Organist & Choirmaster at cjennings@calvarysummit.org to set up an audition. ]]>Announcement: Summer Sing - Carmina Burana Susan Coughlinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467506%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467506Reading Choral Society's third Summer Sing will feature Graham Bier, RCS Music Director, directing a read through of Carmina Burana on Saturday, August 18 10am - 2pm at Zion's Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville, PA. All singers are welcome to come to this read through. Hear about the history of this cantata composed by Carl Orff. The text covers thewide range of topics: the fickleness of fortune & wealth; the joy of the return of Spring; and the pleasures, perils and epheneral nature of life. A fee of $10 will cover the lunch and cost of the event - payable at the door. Music will be provided. Registration is through Eventbrite.com. For more information call 610.898.1939 or visit www.readingchoral.org. ]]>Announcement: Summer Sing - Keeping Company with Gershwin and Sondheim Susan Coughlinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467505%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467505

Reading Choral Society's second Summer Sing will feature Dr. David McConnell directing a workshop featuring choral arrangements of music from the shows of Gershwin and Sondheim - Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more on Saturday, July 18, 10 am - 2pm at Immanuel UCC, Shillington, PA. All singers are welcome to come for this session and learn about the composers and what makes them so outstanding. A fee of $10 will cover the lunch and cost of the event - payable at the door. Music will be provided. Registration is through Eventbrite.com. For more information call 610.898.1939 or visit www.readingchoral.org.

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Announcement: Summer Sing - Messiah Sing with Dr. Robert Sataloff Susan Coughlinhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467504%pm, %20 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467504Reading Choral Society's first Summer Sing will feature Dr. Robert Sataloff directing a read through of Messiah Part I on Saturday, June 20 10 am - 2pm at Schwartzwald Lutheran Church, Reading PA. All singers are welcome to come for this read through of Messiah. A lunch-time lecture will be held by Dr. Sataloff focusing on "The Anatomy  and Physiology of the Voice (What it is and How it Works)". A fee of $10 will cover the lunch and cost of the event - payable at the door. Music will be provided. Registration is through Eventbrite.com. For more information call 610.898.1939 or visit www.readingchoral.org.
 
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Announcement: Musica Russica announces release of new DVD "The ABC's of Russian Diction" Vlad Morosanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467501%pm, %20 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467501
An essential tool for learning the sounds of Russian and Church Slavonic, this DVD is a 1-hour-long training video that demonstrates correct pronounciation of vowels and consonants both aurally and visually. For more information please visit our website: http://www.musicarussica.com/compact_discs/mrdvd-1
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Announcement: "Gypsy Love Songs" (Brahms' "Zigeunerlieder") scores available Ken Malucellihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467500%pm, %20 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467500
As a follow-up to my post on the new CD of these pieces, I realize I should’ve posted as New Publications.  
To clarify: the new song cycle, “Gypsy Love Songs,” is set to the music of Brahms’ “Zigeunerlieder,” Op. 103 Nos. 1-11 and Op. 112 Nos. 1-4.  I’ve taken all 15 numbers, rearranged their order, written all new period-appropriate-style English poems about the various aspects of love, and expanded the original single-piano accompaniment into a more demanding one for piano four hands.
The following printed editions are available in pdf:
SATB + piano four hands; SATB vocal parts only;
SA + piano four hands; SA vocal parts only;
SATB + piano-strings quartet; SA + piano-strings quartet;
piano four hands instrumental only; piano-strings quartet instrumental only.
Excerpts from the new CD can be heard on my Web site, kenmalucelli.com. Click on Secular Choral, scroll down to bottom and click on blue play tabs.
Thanks for your interest and consideration.
Ken Malucelli
 
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Forum message: Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams Dean Wagnerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467495%pm, %20 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467495I understand that for this work of Vaughan Willams, the orchestration is for strings, winds, brass, percussion and organ, but there is also an orchestration for strings and organ alone.   Are there truly 2 separate scores, or does one just leave out the brass and winds?   At my first glance at the score that is my impression, but I have not studied it more than 5 minutes.   Thanks in advance for your comments.   ]]>Forum message: Middle School choir handbook vicki bosargehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467488%pm, %20 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467488I was wondering if anyone would share their handbook for choir?  I would really like to see different opinions in what everyone is doing and combines some great fresh ideas.  I have only a first semester chorus but I really want to revamp! ]]>Classified ad: Director, Southern Maryland Youth Choir Susan Bisson Lamberthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467492%pm, %20 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467492Position Announcement:
Director, Southern Maryland Youth Choir
The Southern Maryland Youth Choir, open to singers aged 6-18, girls and boys with unchanged voices, is in an exciting stage of redevelopment and growth as we implement a two-tiered youth choral program beginning August 2015. We currently seek an experienced choral conductor to develop and lead two choirs: a training/junior choir and an advanced performance choir.
 
Term: Part-time position. 1-year contract beginning August 1, 2015. Compensation commensurate with experience.
 
Key Responsibilities:
Reporting to the SMYOC Board of Directors, the director of SMYChoir will have the special opportunity to lay the foundations for a long-term choral program of distinction within the Southern Maryland tri-county area (Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s). The successful candidate will be an experienced youth choral conductor with the ability to inspire children to develop their musical abilities to the very highest level and to instill within them a deep love of music-making through the energy, passion, and skill s/he will bring to the position.
 
The SMYChoir director will provide direction and leadership for two choirs, conducting both a junior training choir (non-audition) and an advanced concert choir (audition-based), within two 16-18 week choral seasons, fall and spring.
 
Specific duties will include:
  • Develop a short and long-range vision for the direction of both choirs
  • Lead the junior choir in one weekly one-hour rehearsal
  • Lead the advanced choir in one weekly two-hour rehearsal
  • Hold auditions for the advanced choir
  • Develop and implement a creative, skill-based music curriculum for both choirs, to include sight-singing, theory, foundational choral technique, musical games and activities
  • Plan repertoire and conduct the advanced choir in two concerts per year
  • Plan repertoire and conduct the junior choir in two performances per year
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Board in development of organization, including recruitment goals and initiatives
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the Board of Directors
  • Act as key SMYChoir representative within choral and other communities
  • Assist the Board with fundraising
  • Develop a positive collaborative relationship with the director of SMYOrchestra
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. music, choral conducting) with significant experience with children’s choirs and choral conducting
  • demonstrated excellence in musicianship and artistry as a conductor and an educator of children/youth
  • demonstrated ability to lead effective and engaging rehearsals, setting high standards within a wholly positive and supportive learning environment
  • warm, dynamic personality and good sense of humor; ability to create strong rapport with young musicians
  • broad knowledge of youth choral repertoire; interest in continually expanding this knowledge base
  • knowledge of vocal pedagogy and development in young singers; ability to demonstrate good vocal technique and tone
  • capacity to think innovatively, creatively and strategically in developing both choirs
  • ability to network, collaborate and promote SMYChoir
  • strong communication skills with multiple constituent groups, including general public, media, students, parents, the Board
  • willingness and capacity to be a motivational mentor/role model for students and parents
  • experience in fundraising for the arts
Applications:
Interested applicants should submit the following items via email to secretary@smyoc.org
  • Cover letter describing your experience and philosophy of youth choral music education
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2 references
  • Recommended: 
    • copies of several choral programs you have planned and conducted with past groups
    • audio or video clips of your conducting work – either/both in concert and rehearsal
    • audio or video clips of your own singing
Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2015, with the intent of signed contract by June 30, 2015.
Contact person: Susan Bisson Lambert at secretary@smyoc.org
 
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Announcement: Love, hate, B flats, and B naturals in Templeton's Odi et Amo Kurt Knechthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467489%pm, %20 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467489A new romantic setting of a classic Catullus text. This is a great resource for teaching students about Roman poetry as well as dealing with how humans (and works of art!) can contain conflicting emotions. See and hear the entire score at MusicSpoke.com http://bit.ly/1ILeKLo ]]>Announcement: College Choral Series featuring arrangements of Irish music MARK ARMSTRONGhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467486%pm, %20 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467486Seolta Music is proud to publish a brand new series of choral arrangements COLLEGE CHORAL SERIES aimed at college/university level choirs in association with the UCD Choral Scholars (Dublin, Ireland). The series features arrangements of tradtional Irish music by renowned choral composer and arranger Dr. Desmond Earley. Please click here for more details.....  ]]>Announcement: SummerSing Gilbert and Sullivan Selections, Old Saybrook Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467409%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467409
- Summer Sing – Gilbert & Sullivan Selections, John Dreslin
            Cappella Cantorum and Con Brio will sponsor a Summer Sing Monday, June 29, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook. John Dreslin of the CT G& S Society, will conduct Gilbert & Sullivan Selections. All singers are welcome to perform in this read-through. Selections will include: Mikado, Iolanthe, Gondoliers, HMS Pinafore & Pirates.An $8 fee covers the cost of the event. Scores will be available, and the church is air-conditioned. For more information call (860) 767-9409 or (203) 245-6947 or visit CappellaCantorum.org or www.conbrio.org
 
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Announcement: SummerSing Petite Messe Solennelle Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467408%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467408 - Summer Sing – Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle”
            Cappella Cantorum and Con Brio will sponsor a Summer Sing Monday, June 22, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook featuring Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle.” This session will be conducted by Barry Asch of Cappella Cantorum. All singers are welcome to perform in this read-through of a great choral work. Professional Soloists: soprano-Kristine Pekar, mezzo sorano-Margaret Tyler, tenor-William Finley, Baritone-Christopher Grundy accompanied Deborah Lyon. An $8 fee covers the cost of the event. Scores will be available, and the church is air-conditioned. For more information call (860) 767-9409 or (203) 245-6947 or visit www.cappellacantorum.org or www.conbrio.org   The next SummerSing on June 29, will feature John Dreslin conducting Guilbert and Sulliven Selections.
 
Barry Asch barryasch@comcast.net
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Announcement: SummerSing Mozart Requiem Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467405%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467405
Mozart’s “Requiem” with Joseph D’Eugenio
            The First Summer Sing of the season will feature Joseph D’Eugenio directing Mozart’s “Requiem” on Monday, June 15, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Road, Old Saybrook. All singers are welcome to perform in this read-through of a great choral work. Professional soloists often participate. The event is co-sponsored by two shoreline choral groups, Cappella Cantorum and Con Brio. An $8 fee covers the costs of the event. Scores will be available, and the church is air-conditioned. The next Summer Sing on June 22, will feature Barry Asch directing the “Petite Messe Solennelle,” by Rossini.  For more information call (860) 388-4110 or (860) 434-9135 or visit www.cappellacantorum.org or www.conbrio.org.
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Concert: Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467402%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467402

Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus Concert, July 12, Deep River, CT

 
Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert of male voices under the direction of Barry Asch with accompanist Deborah Lyon, flutist Nancy Skeele and saxophonist Dean Cloutier will be presented on Saturday, July 12, 3:00 pm, Deep River Town Hall, 174 Main St.  The concert, in air conditioned comfort, features: Aura Lee, Elijah and Joshua, Fascinating Rhythm, Nessun Dorma, Pirates Selections, Standing on the Corner and The Hilltop Four, Barbershop. Tickets are $15 at CappellaCantorum.org or $18 at the door, Children 12 and  under free.
 
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Concert: Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467401%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467401

Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus, June 13, Guilford

 
Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert of male voices under the direction of Barry Asch with accompanist Deborah Lyon, flutist Nancy Skeele and saxophonist Dean Cloutier will be presented on Saturday, June 13, 7:30 pm in Christ Episcopal Church,  11 Park Street, on the  Guilford Green, 06437.  The concert, in the church’s wonderful acoustics, features: Aura Lee, Elijah and Joshua, Fascinating Rhythm, Nessun Dorma, Pirates Selections, Standing on the Corner and The Hilltop Four, Barbershop. Tickets are $15 at CappellaCantorum.org or 203-458-7722, Breakwater Books,   $18 at the door, Children 12 and  under free. 
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Concert: Cappella Cantorum Men's Chorus Concert Barry Aschhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467400%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467400

Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus Concert, June 7, 3 pm

 
Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus Concert will be presented on Sunday June 7, 3:00 pm in air conditioned comfort in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 56 Great Hammock Rd., Old Saybrook. The male chorus concert under the direction of Barry Asch, with accompanist Deborah Lyon, flutist Nancy skeele and saxophonist Dean Cloutier features Aura Lee, Elijah and Joshua, Fascinating Rhythm, Nessun Dorma,Pireates Selections, Standing on the Corner and the Hilltop Four, Barbershop Quartet. Tickets are $15 at CappellaCantorum.org by phone 860-577-2950, or $18 at the door, children under 12, free.
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Borrowing request: Copland: Las Agachadas Henry Alvianihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467481%am, %20 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467481Item: Las Agachadas
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Aaron Copland
Starting: Beginning Aug. 24
For: 2 months
Copies: 60
Willing to rent: No
 
Kutztown University alviani@kutztown.edu
 
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Announcement: Sing to the Lord Jeffrey McIntyrehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467478%am, %20 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467478I'm happy to share that my first choral composition has been published by Morningstar Publications. It is written for organ accompqniment, and the lyrics are based on the Psalms.
 
Here is a link to the publisher's page:

http://www.canticledistributing.com/choral/morningstar-music-new-releases/sing-to-the-lord.html
 
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Classified ad: Program Manager Lop Houhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467471%am, %20 %b %2015 %05:%May:%th 5MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467471
Position Summary
The San Francisco Boys Chorus seeks a detail-oriented, problem-solving administrator to coordinate activities of children, parents and faculty at all SFBC Bay Area locations. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, the Program Manager handles all administrative aspects of the education and performance program. These include
  • Creating schedules, and communicating these to parents, faculty and choristers
  • Communicating with the parents of choristers and keeping them apprised in timely fashion about Chorus policies, procedures, plans and activities
  • Organizing and administering summer camps
  • Producing and stage managing all performances and events
  • Overseeing tour logistics
  • Seeking out performance opportunities, and
  • Assisting with grant preparation, reporting and other fundraising activities
 
About the Boys Chorus
SFBC’s mission is "to provide music education, vocal training, and performance experiences at the highest artistic level to Bay Area boys from all cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds." The Chorus is one of the oldest nonprofit choral arts organizations in the country. Originally established in 1948 to train boy singers for the San Francisco Opera, today SFBC is an internationally-recognized Grammy Award-winning music education organization.
 
SFBC currently serves 200+ boys a year, ages 5 to 18, from 120 schools and five Bay Area counties. More than one third of SFBC choristers are from low-income families and more than 50 percent are non-Caucasian, reflecting the diversity of the Bay Area.
Core services include:  (1) 33 weeks of after-school instruction and rehearsals; (2) 30+ performances a year; (3) national and international tours; and (4) summer music camps.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the education and performance program under the direction of the Artistic Director.
  • Create and implement rehearsal, performance, and event schedules for various educational tracks within the program.
  • Work with the Artistic Director and others (as designated) to prepare the agenda for monthly faculty meetings and chair the meetings. Manage database of current students to track registration and attendance.
  • Assist with auditions when needed.
  • Organize orientations for the families of new students; create and distribute the Parent Handbook to newly enrolled families
  • Approve, edit, and ensure distribution parent newsletters and ensure clear communication with students’ families.
  • Record the weekly phone message with the schedule for parents on the 800 Hotline.
  • Administer annual program budgets as prepared by the Finance Office. These will include budgets for staffing, rehearsals, performances, and other events including summer camps and tours.
  • Administer contracting of faculty and all guest artists under the direction of artistic and financial staff; review and approve monthly payroll for hourly faculty; ensure that staff are current with respect to local, state and federal laws.
  • Work with the Finance Office to book and contract all performance and rehearsal venues; create and distribute marketing and public relations materials
  • Supervise Program staff and parent volunteers as needed.
  • Organize and administer annual summer camps, including handling all the (nonfinancial) preparations for camp, such as hiring counselors, schedule the compliance meetings, etc.
  • Produce and stage manage all civic, private, and self-produced performances.
    • Work with staff and tour planners to design and implement international and domestic performances, including travel logistics.
  • Assist with seeking out performance opportunities for all levels of the Chorus.
  • Ensure compliance with child labor laws.
  • Assist with grant preparation and reporting as required
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Five years experience in a managerial capacity, preferably in K-12 education, or in the arts.
  • Versatile, detail-oriented and organized workmanship
  • Positive, enthusiastic problem-solver
  • Able to manage a dynamic and ever-changing workflow
  • Self-directed and able to complete projects in a timely fashion with limited supervision
  • Maintains confidentiality about students, their families and faculty
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Able to work with diverse constituencies—including parents, children, faculty, staff and volunteers
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media postings, data entry in relational data base
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the performing arts
To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume to sfperformingartsjobs@gmail.com
 
 
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Concert: Concert - "Love" Sue Cevascohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467463%am, %20 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467463
DIABLO CHORAL ARTISTS - "Diablo Valley's OWN chamber choir” - presents "Love", a concert featuring Johannes Brahms’ lovely Liebeslieder Waltzes, plus works by Whitacre, Stroope, Chatman and Diemer.  Mark Tuning, Music Director, John R.S. Walko, Accompanist. 
June 5, 8:00 pm, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek;
June 7, 3:00 pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 66 St. Stephen's Drive, Orinda
Details and ticket info on www.vmschorus.org
facebook.com.diablochoralartists
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Concert: Concert - "Love" Sue Cevascohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467462%am, %20 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467462
DIABLO CHORAL ARTISTS - "Diablo Valley's OWN chamber choir” - presents "Love", a concert featuring Johannes Brahms’ lovely Liebeslieder Waltzes, plus works by Whitacre, Stroope, Chatman and Diemer.  Mark Tuning, Music Director, John R.S. Walko, Accompanist. 
June 5, 8:00 pm, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek;
June 7, 3:00 pm, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 66 St. Stephen's Drive, Orinda
Details and ticket info on www.vmschorus.org
facebook.com/diablochoralartists
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Borrowing request: Mac Huff/Hal Leonard Showtrax cassette needed circa 1995 Jason Hendersonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467455%pm, %19 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467455Item: "From Where I Stand" Accompaniment
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Mac Huff/Hal Leonard
Starting: ASAP
For: Until after 4th of July Church Program, 7/5/2015
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
 
I have been in contact with Hal Leonard and Mac Huff himself and neither have a copy of this.  Any help at all would be appreciated.
 
Jason Henderson
Jefferson City, MO
573-821-0213
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Classified ad: Henderson County High School (KY) Choral Director John DeFerrarohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467454%pm, %19 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467454
Director of Choral Activities
Henderson County High School is seeking a dynamic and experienced choral director to uphold a strong choral legacy. The HCHS Choral Program has been decorated as a distinguished Kentucky choral program since 1961, having performed at state conventions, as well as regional and national ACDA conferences. The program boasts over 90 State Distinguished ratings (Sweepstakes honors) since 1987, the formation of the Kentucky State Choral Festival, including three in the last two years.
 
Primary responsibilities:
  1. Direct three ensembles -- Concert Choir (beginning mixed), Chamber Choir (advanced mixed), and A Cappella Choir (competitive mixed)
  2. Teach AP Music Theory, as well as the music portion of an Arts & Humanities survey course
  3. Oversee the schedule of the school-paid staff accompanist, 30 hours per month
  4. Work to develop community relations and vertical alignment for choral arts during a secondary planning period
Qualifications:
  1. Should have (or be willing to obtain) a Kentucky teaching certificate in Vocal Music
  2. Bachelors of Music in Music Education, vocal emphasis; Master's degree preferred
  3. Must possess outstanding musicianship and leadership skills, and detailed knowledge of choral literature
  4. Sound understanding of Choral pedagogy, including Kodaly methodology
  5. Prior public school choral experience is preferred, though not required
 
Rank/Salary:
Working 185 days; salary is commensurate with years of teaching experience and rank. Job will begin in August 2015.
 
For more information, please visit http://hchschoirs.weebly.com/ for course descriptions, program history, and recent achievements, or contact Mr. John DeFerraro, current Director of Choral Activities, through the "Contact Us" tab.
 
 
On-line Application service:
 
Closing Date:
Review of applications will continue until June 18th, 2015. Henderson County Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action public school district.
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Classified ad: Adminstrative Assistant for Kantorei - The Singing Boys of Rockford, IL John Rakeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467451%pm, %19 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467451
Position: Administrative Assistant
 
For over 50 years,  “Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford” has been one of the premier all male youth choirs in the country. We are currently searching for an individual with excellent communication, organizational, and clerical skills to serve as Administrative Assistant.
 
The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for Kantorei by implementing and maintaining administrative systems, procedures, policies, and monitoring administrative projects. 
 
Successful candidates will have strong administrative, communication, and customer service skills. The individual must be outcome-oriented and have the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
 
Job Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Performs a wide range of office support activities and oversees daily operations for the office of the Artistic Director of Kantorei;
  • Coordinates the Artistic Director’s calendar and scheduling of rehearsals, concerts, community appearances, and fundraising events;
  • Maintains records for the choir; and
  • Works directly with parents, the boys in the choir, and the community.
 
Kantorei is Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The work schedule for the position is flexible and averages 20 hours/week. Salary depends on skills and experience. The position begins July 1, 2015.
 
To apply, please send a letter of interest along with a current resume to John Rakes at jrakes@kantorei.com.
 
Dr. John P. Rakes, DMA
Artistic Director
Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford
406 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL
www.kantorei.com
(630) 890-0517
jrakes@kantorei.com
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Concert: Italian Splendor: Vivaldi & Pergolesi @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley Derek Tamhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467461%am, %20 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467461The First Church Festival Chorus, under the direction of Derek Tam, presents Vivaldi's Gloria and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with soloists Jennifer Paulino and Gabriela Estephanie Solis.
 
The concert will take place Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Berkeley (2345 Channing Way).
 
Tickets are available at http://italiansplendor.brownpapertickets.com/ and at the door ($22 general; $15 seniors and students).
 
For more information about the concert and about Resonance, First Church's music series, visit www.fccb.org/resonance
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Announcement: International Choral Kathaumixw Paul Cummingshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467453%pm, %19 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467453Join choirs from around the world in 20 concerts, competitions, common singing, conductor's seminars, and social events on the shores of Canada'a magnificent Pacific Coast.
Guest Artists and International Jury.
Extension Tours available (July 10-16, 2016)
 
Imagine a place where nature abounds, and music fills the air. Imagine a place where language poses no boundries, a place where people of different cultures and countries come together to share the common language of song. That is Kathaumixw.
 
Application Deadline: November 1, 2015
 
www.kathaumixw.org
 
 

 
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Announcement: Dan Locklair’s Since Dawn Now Available in Version for SATB Chorus and Two Pianos Jeffrey Jameshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467448%pm, %19 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467448
May 19, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
Dan Locklair’s Since Dawn Now Available in Version for SATB Chorus and Two Pianos
 
Dan Locklair’s Since Dawn, with a text by Maya Angelou, is now available in a new version for SATB chorus with 2-piano accompaniment. Originally composed in 1996 as a tone poem for narrator, chorus and orchestra, it is based on Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning.
 
As with the orchestra version, the new two-piano edition is available through Subito Music Corporation - http://www.subitomusic.com/.
 
The composer writes about Since Dawn, “Being the first poet since Robert Frost to be asked to create a poem for an American presidential inauguration, Maya Angelou in On the Pulse of Morning both challenged our nation and offered renewed hope as she read her poem at the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton. Although the poem was created to be a part of a national political function, the significance of the poem goes far beyond the event for which it was created. As all quality art should be able to do, the poem clearly stands on its own as a work of art as it addresses all of creation.”
 
“I have long admired the many aspects of Maya Angelou's creative work and value her both as a person and as a colleague. From the beginning of this project I was honored to have had her strong support and encouragement toward the creation of this, the first, musical setting of her On the Pulse of Morning.”
 
Dan Locklair's music is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world. His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions. Locklair's commissioned compositions have been performed by musicians worldwide, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, the St. Louis Orchestra, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys of New York City and the Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir of London. Broadcasts of it have included Vatican Radio, Czech Radio, Radio Finland, NPR, the BBC and the CBC. His latest CD is the critically acclaimed Tapestries, Choral Music of Dan Locklair on MSR Classics (MS 1463). Recordings of his works are also available on Naxos, Ondine, Koch, Albany, Loft, Priory (UK) and other labels. His primary publishers are Ricordi and Subito. Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
 
More information about him, including a bio, list of works and discography at http://www.locklair.com.
 
For photos or press inquiries about Dan Locklair, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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Forum message: student not echoing back accurately Julie Fordhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467446%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467446I direct a choir of youth in grades 3 through 7 and we use the RSCM "Voice For Life" program as well as other materials.  A 7th grade student with whom I have been working on some of the individual goals is having a difficult time hearing a short melody or rhythm and echoing it back accurately.  I have tried a few different tactics: playing the melody on piano versus singing it versus playing it on flute; asking her to cover one ear; recording her and asking her to listen to the recording.  None of these tactics seem to measurably improve her accuracy, although her accuracy improved somewhat when I sang the melody versus playing it on an instrument.  The melodies and rhythms she is being asked to echo are short, like 6 to 8 beats long, and not terribly complex.  Echoing something back is something we do frequently in our rehearsal time, but I wonder if you all have some other techniques to use to help individuals develop such a skill?
 
Thanks in advance!
 
Julie Ford
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Forum message: anyone BWV172 organ part L Pikehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467444%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467444
Hello, Can anyone help?  We have been told the organ obbligato part for Cantata, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten!", BWV 172 is not in print. We have scoured the internet to no avail and would appreciate someone helping us. We have a harpsichord part being sent to us but I doubt it is the same.
Anyone?
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Forum message: What to do with old uniforms Tania Mannionhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467442%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467442Hello colleagues - Looking for suggestions on where to sell old choir dresses. I have about 4 different styles in my inventory, but only about 3-10 of each, so no complete sets. Thoughts? ]]>Classified ad: Audition Now for Pennsylvania Youth Chorale! Eileen Finleyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467445%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467445
Pennsylvania Youth Chorale (PYC), one of PA’s leading children’s choirs, is holding auditions for boys and girls in grades 1-6 during May & June.  Previous singing experience is not necessary but a love of singing is required.  Auditions are by appointment only.  Candidates will be expected to match pitch and demonstrate the ability to keep a beat while singing.
 
The PYC, founded in 1977 by the artistic director, Eileen Finley, provides a comprehensive music education and performance program for children from Lower Bucks, Eastern Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.  The PYC is divided into 2 levels:  a junior choir (grades 2-4) and a senior choir (grades 5-8).  All choir members participate in an individualized music theory program as well as a high quality vocal training program.
 
Performance opportunities are an integral part of the program.  The junior choir will perform at least 4 concerts a year and senior choir will perform at least 6.  An optional week long touring program is available every year to a Touring Ensemble selected from the senior choir.
 
Auditions and rehearsals for the junior choir will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1333 Old Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley, PA.
Auditions and rehearsals for the senior choir will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and at Everitt Elementary School, Forsythia Gate Drive, Levittown, PA.
There is no fee for the audition; however, a non-refundable registration deposit is due upon acceptance.  
To schedule an audition contact us at: 215-782-3527 (phone); evfsing@comcast.net (email) or through our website:  www.pennsylvaniayouthchorale.com
 
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Classified ad: Director of Music and Liturgy Terra Falkenahttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467443%pm, %19 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467443All Saints Catholic Parish, Le Mars, IA
712-546-5223 (Parish Office)
allsaints@premieronline.net
 
Position Description
 
Job Title:  Director of Music and Liturgy                                         FLSA STATUS:  Exempt
 
Reports to:   Pastor                                                                            Hrs/Wk:   Full Time
 
Primary Purpose:  To coordinate musical, liturgical and sacramental ministries of the parish setting in accord with the norms of the Second Vatican Council and The General Instruction on the Roman Missal.
 
Responsibilities:  The responsibilities of this position shall include but are not limited to the following:
 
  • Director of Liturgy/Music for All Saints Parish
    • Plan music for all parish liturgies
    • Accompany and foster the assembly’s singing by playing the organ/piano for Sunday, Holy Day and other special liturgies.   (This may include school liturgies if requested.)   In general, will play/direct for two liturgies each weekend, preferably one at each worship site.
    • Oversee (act as consultant to) the various parish choirs.   Direct parish choirs as needed.   
    • Recruit, train and schedule participants for all liturgical ministries, including cantors/accompanists and other musicians, hospitality ministers, lectors, altar servers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, and those working with art and environment. 
    • Work with families to prepare music for funeral celebrations
    • Serve as the primary resource person for couples preparing for wedding celebrations in the parish
    • Prepare petitions each week for the liturgies in both worship sites
    • Serve as a resource person for liturgies of Gehlen Catholic School and the parish Religious Education program
    • Chair and collaborate with the parish Liturgy Committee in seasonal planning.   Assist committee members with evaluation of liturgies and provide for on-going formation of committee members.
  • General
    • Assist with other general responsibilities as assigned/requested – special projects, balancing of work load, or assisting in the absence of other employees.
 
Knowledge, skills, experience required or preferred:
 
Must have a good knowledge and understanding of Catholic liturgical principles and practices, willing to work with the priests and deacons to strengthen the experience of liturgy for the parishioners of All Saints Parish.   Bachelor’s degree in music preferred.   Familiarity with wide range of contemporary and traditional liturgical music styles needed.  Experience in directing choirs and skills as an accompanist (on piano and organ) preferred.
 
Physical and Cognitive Requirements:
 
Sedentary work – involves sitting most of the time.   Walking and standing are required occasionally.  There are no exposures to adverse environmental conditions.  Clerical duties require working at distances close to the eyes; extensive reading and visual interpretation.   Good computer skills are needed.  Duties require following written, oral or electronic instructions involving several concrete variables.  Attendance at evening and weekend meetings, rehearsals, or liturgies is required. 
 
 
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in the position described and may be supplemented or amended as necessary. 
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Forum message: Rehearsing parts for choir vicki bosargehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467427%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467427What is the best way to get access for the students to practice their parts at home.  This is a constant problem but I do not have sibelius.  I need a way for my students to have tracks for their parts.  ]]>Forum message: Jenkins- Te Deum Robert Eatonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467423%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467423Thinking about Jenkins "Te Deum."  Anyone done it with orchestra?  How important is the organ part, i.e. can it be done effectively without the organ?
 
Thanks,
Bob Eaton
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Forum message: Church Musicians: Narrative Lectionary Robert Farrhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467407%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467407To church musician listers: have you had experience with the Narrative Lectionary? Our interim minister is talking about using it and it is new to me. We have been using the Revised Lectionary for which I have had plenty of resources. What is out there for the Narrative Lectionary?
Thank you in advance.
Robert Farr, Organist-Choirmaster, St. Andrew Presbyterian, Boulder CO.
rffarr(a)comcast.net 
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Classified ad: Oregon Bach Festival audit opportunity! Zachary Dietzhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467434%pm, %19 %b %2015 %17:%May:%th 17MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467434Interested in joining us for the Choral Teachers Workshop this summer at OBF? We're looking to hire an assistant position that allows you to audit the workshop! A position description is below. Email a letter of interest and resume to: zdd@uoregon.edu
 
 
OBF Choral Teachers Workshop Assistant
Reports to:      Zachary Dietz, Youth Programs Administrator
 
Dates:              June 24 – 28, 2015
 
 
ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
The Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy (SFYCA) is a 2 week high school choral program within the Oregon Bach Festival, directed by Dr. Anton Armstrong of St. Olaf College.  The 85 SFYCA participants live in Barnhart Hall, and rehearse / attend movement and vocal technique classes on the UO campus, primarily in the School of Music (SOMD).
The SFYCA Choral Teachers Workshop takes place during the SFYCA program and is directed by SOMD professor Dr. Sharon J. Paul.  Choral conductors – primarily, but not exclusively, high school educators -- participate in seminars and classes with Dr. Paul & Dr. Armstrong, observe SFYCA rehearsals and attend OBF concerts.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The SFYCA/Teachers Workshop assistant will support the Director of the Choral Teachers Workshop, Dr. Sharon J. Paul, by providing support services during the program. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  • Daily check-in with SFYCA program administrator
  • Assist in Teachers Workshop registration
  • Daily check-in with Teachers Workshop leader and provide assistance as needed
  • General program support:  the Teachers Workshop participants can be considered our customers; as such we strive to offer them comprehensive customer support as needed
  • Setup + operate video equipment for sessions, workshops, etc.
 
Requirements
  • Advanced organizational skills, with attention to detail, managing deadlines
  • Experience in customer service or related service
  • The ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of individuals in an extraordinarily fast-paced environment
  • Familiar with audiovisual equipment + techniques
 
PREFERENCES
  • Valid driver’s license; access to a car
  • Basic knowledge of classical music
 
BENEFITS
This is a volunteer position.  However, the Program Assistant would be encouraged to audit all Teachers Workshop classes and SFYCA rehearsals and classes as interest and time allows.  Additionally, we are happy to provide 2 tickets to many of the main OBF concerts, subject to availability.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please submit a résumé and cover letter (single PDF format please) detailing your qualifications and interest in this position to Zachary Dietz by any of the following methods:
 
  • Email: zdd@uoregon.edu
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Classified ad: Accompanist for Kantorei - The Singing Boys of Rockford, IL John Rakeshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467425%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467425
Kantorei is currently searching for a collaborative pianist to accompany Tuesday evening rehearsals from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 
Rehearsals are held at The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St., Rockford, IL
The duties of this pianist are as follows:
 
            Accompany preparatory choir rehearsals (5:30 – 7:00 pm).
            Accompany performing choir rehearsals (7:00 – 8:30 pm).
            Report to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director.
            Accompany performances throughout the season as necessary.
 
Payment will be $75 per evening and $150 per performance. 
 
Ability and desire to assist in preparing young, elementary age singers is a plus.
 
Please contact Dr. John Rakes if you have any questions.  Please send a resume and a letter of interest to apply for the position.
 
Dr. John P. Rakes, DMA
Artistic Director
Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford
406 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL
www.kantorei.com
(630) 890-0517
jrakes@kantorei.com
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Classified ad: Christmas Revels: A Scottish Highlands Celebration of the Winter Solstice Simone Pylehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467424%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467424The Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family, is presented annually by Revels North at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. We celebrate the holiday season and the turning of the year with glorious carols, festive dance, and traditions that span the centuries and the globe.

Singers, actors, and dancers of all ages are wanted to audition for Christmas Revels! Perform as part of the cast or chorus in a classic Scottish Highlands folk tale of adventure, enchantment, and the battle between the forces of dark and light.

Joining us will be acclaimed musicians Iain MacHarg of The Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts; violinist Katie McNally; harpist Dominique Dodge; and Jeremiah McLane of the Upper Valley Music School. In addition, internationally renowned Scottish Highland dancer Joshua Haiman will be bringing his considerable talents to the Upper Valley for the first time.

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Classified ad: Bass/Baritone Section Leader, Lexington MA Robert Eatonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467416%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467416

Bass/Baritone Section Leader- Lexington MA

First Baptist Church Lexington seeks a Bass/Baritone section leader for Thursday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning service commencing Sept. 2015.  $100 per week.  Small but talented choir with paid quartet. There are solo opportunities but good reading ability and ensemble experience are important.  If interested submit letter of interest and resume to rpesing@gmail.com

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Classified ad: Tenor II and Bass II section leaders sought Barbara Princehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467413%pm, %19 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467413Westminster Presbyterian Church has immediate openings for Tenor II and Bass II section leaders.  

Wednesday Rehearsal:   6:30-8:30pm
Sunday Rehearsal and Service:   9:15-noon
Additional special services as called
Summer Schedule:  Sundays 8:45-11am only
 
Send resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
 
Dr. Melanie Ohnstad, Minister of Music and the Arts
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403-2419
mohnstad@wpc-mpls.org
 
For more information contact Barbara Prince: 612-332-3421 x 214 or bprince@wpc-mpls.org.
 
Thank you!
 
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Concert: Bella Notte - Spaghetti, Meatballs, and Music! Kathleen Keefehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467426%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467426The Delaware Valley Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, under the direction of Gene Bender, presents 'Bella Notte', an evening of dinner and entertainment! 
 

Please join us for our latest special event, and our first performance featuring many new members who have joined us in the last 6 months!

This event takes the form of a spaghetti dinner fundraiser featuring our music, handmade meatballs and surprise special guests. We begin at 6:30pm on June 20th at the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, which is located at 356 Summit Road in Springfield, Delaware County, PA.

Dinner and entertainment included for $20. Please contact Paula for tickets at DVSCPaula@aol.com or call at 610-293-0505.

 
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Concert: Cascadian Chorale- "The Importance of 'B'" Joy DeCoursey-Porterhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467419%pm, %19 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467419

The Importance of B

We close our fiftieth anniversary season with four major composers, each of whom represents the highest choral art of their respective eras. From the Renaissance we hear three works by William Byrd. Bach’s double-choir motet Singet dem Herrn represents the Baroque, and the Romantic era is reflected in Schaffe in mir, Gott, by Brahms. From the twentieth century we sing Benjamin Britten’s light-hearted Flower Songs. Please visit our website, http://www.cascadianchorale.org for more info or to purchase tickets.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:30 p.m.

UCC Congregational Church
4545 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, Washington

 

 

Sunday, June 7, 2015
3:30 p.m.

Lake Washington United Methodist Church
7525 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington

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Announcement: Bienen School of Music appoints Associate Director of Choral Organizations Donald Nallyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467410%pm, %19 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467410
The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University announces the appointment of Dr. Albert Pinsonneault (PEN-son-oh) as Associate Director of Choral Organizations. Dr. Pinsonneault will join the faculty Fall 2015, conducting Northwestern’s University Singers and teaching choral literature at the graduate level, part time. He will also assist in various musical activities of the expanding choral program at the Bienen School of Music, working closely with Director of Choral Organizations Dr. Donald Nally. 
 
Dr. Pinsonneault is founder and artistic director of the professional chamber choir Madison Choral Project, as well as assistant conductor of the Madison Symphony Chorus. From 2009 to 2015 he served as Associate Professor of Music at Edgewood College.  A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he attended St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota before completing his doctoral study at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) of the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Pinsonneault’s scholarship focuses on choral blend and intonation, the physical/kinesthetic act of conducting, and the music of F. Melius Christiansen.  His book Choral Intonation Exercises is published by Graphite Publishing.
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Concert: Lights, Camera, Action! Kristina Valcarcehttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467399%pm, %19 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467399San Gabriel Valley Choral Company presents:
 
Lights, Camera, Action!
 
Favorite songs and choruses from film and televsion
 
Dr. Zanaida Robles, Artistic Director
Dr. Penny Pan Ouellette, Accompanist
 
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - 7:00pm
6pm - Refreshments and silent auction
 
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church
300 S Los Robles Ave (at Del Mar Blvd)
Pasadena, CA
 
Please join us at the historic Throop Hall for refreshments and fabulous silent auction items.  Prizes typically include theater tickets, hotel stays, cruises, gift baskets, sporting event tickets, concert tickets, museum passes, amusement park tickets, comedy club tickets, and more.
 
Tickets: Advance tickets - $15 general admission / $10 seniors and students / $5 children
At the door: $20 general admission / $12 seniors and students / $5 children
Online tickets: http://www.SGVCCsingers.org
Other ticket ordering options or audition information:
Choralcompany@gmail.com or 626-253-7248
 
 
 
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Concert: Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus Concert Joyce McCartyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467393%pm, %19 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467393
8:00 PM Saturday, June 6, 2015
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
1125 Savile Lane; McLean, VA 2210
 
Our program will consist of early 20th century settings of poetry by Robert Herrick, Renaissance villancicos from Spain and Portugal, motets by Bach and Brahms, three riddles by William Bergsma, and settings by former area composer Robert Evett of Civil War poetry of Herman Melville in commemoration of the Civil War 150th anniversary
 
The performance is free.  Donations appreciated.
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Concert: Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus Concert Joyce McCartyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467392%pm, %19 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/4673922:30 PM Sunday, May 31, 2015
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
6601 Bradley Boulevard; Bethesda, MD 20817
Our program will consist of early 20th century settings of poetry by Robert Herrick,
Renaissance villancicos from Spain and Portugal, motets by Bach and Brahms,
three riddles by William Bergsma, and settings by former area composer
Robert Evett of Civil War poetry of Herman Melville in commemoration
of the Civil War 150th anniversary

The performance is free.  Donations appreciated.

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Concert: Polyhymnia Chamber Chorus Concert Joyce McCartyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467391%pm, %19 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467391

8:00 PM Saturday, May 30, 2015
St. George’s Episcopal Church
915 North Oakland Street; Arlington, VA 22203

Our program will consist of early 20th century settings of poetry by Robert Herrick,
Renaissance villancicos from Spain and Portugal, motets by Bach and Brahms,
three riddles by William Bergsma, and settings by former area composer
Robert Evett of Civil War poetry of Herman Melville in commemoration
of the Civil War 150th anniversary

The performance is free.  Donations appreciated.

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Announcement: The First Nowell Thomas Keeseckerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467390%am, %19 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467390A new setting using an original chant-like melody. Modal with an invitation to include a timbrel on the refrain.
http://www.giamusic.com/search_details.cfm?title_id=24139
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Announcement: Sleep Holy Babe Thomas Keeseckerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467389%am, %19 %b %2015 %11:%May:%th 11MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467389A new choral anthem for Christmas. 
http://www.canticledistributing.com/choral/morningstar-music-new-releases/sleep-holy-babe.html
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Forum message: NonProfit Salaries? Ashley Abbotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467359%pm, %18 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467359Hi, there!
I am in the process of applying for a position at a local nonprofit after school group.   They want to start an after school choir for members and have a budget to do so, although they have no idea what to offer salary wise. 
 
I can work as little or as much as I like, but I do have a full time job.  
 
My my question is:  what are some guidelines I can use to come up with a fair salary?  I plan to work about 5-10 hours each week. 
 
Also, what's a good yearly budget to request?  (Let's just say a yearly upkeep budget and not necessarily an upstart budget.)
 
 
Any and all help would be appreciated.  
 
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Forum message: Gospel Choir + Pop choir + Children's Choir Teresa Kressig http://www.choralnet.org/view/467355%pm, %18 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467355My Gospel Choir , Pop Choir and Children's Choir are going to have a concert together. Are there any suggestions for the finale song? ( 3 Choirs are going to sing together)
 
Thanks a lot
 
 
Teresa
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Classified ad: Part-time Choral Director-Covenant Moravian Church Randy Yoderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467364%pm, %18 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467364
Covenant Moravian Church, York, PA,  is seeking a part-time director for their small volunteer choir. Responsibilities include leading choir rehearsals (currently on Wednesday evenings) September through May, leading the choir for anthems/special music for Sunday morning worship, and assisting with hymn selection. Experience in traditional church choral music is required. Experience in contemporary music is preferred but not required. Please reply to covenantyorkjeff@gmail.com with a cover letter stating your interest, a summary of your experience with church choir music, and contact information.
 
Jeff Coppage, Pastor
Covenant Moravian Church
901 Cape Horn Rd
York, PA   17402
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Classified ad: Marketing and Public Relations Manager Sara Casarhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467363%pm, %18 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467363
Leading worldwide concert touring company seeks experienced Marketing and Public Relations Manager.   This position is responsible for the coordination of all marketing, advertising, public relations, and development operations, as well as other special projects.  Responsibilities include coordinating and managing all press relations; reserving, designing, and managing advertisements and their respective deadlines; creating content and designing bi-weekly marketing emails; creating social media content with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and maintaining an overall positive image of Classical Movements and its clients.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint), knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, knowledge in PatronMail (or similar email marketing program), proficiency in social media outreach (Twitter and Facebook) preferred.  College degree required.  Required to work in our Alexandria, VA office.  Please email cover letter and resume to Sara Casar, Business Manager, at Sara@ClassicalMovements.com.  Please include salary requirements, relevant experience, and classical music background.  No calls please.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, medical, and 401(k) plan with company match.
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Classified ad: Lecturer in Choral Music Deanna Josephhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467360%pm, %18 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467360
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, College of Arts and Sciences, invites applications for non-tenure track, Limited-Term Lecturer and Limited-Term Instructor faculty positions for the 2015-2016 academic year, effective August 2015 (Fall Semester). Limited-Term faculty positions are defined as full-time faculty positions of one academic year duration. Appointments may be renewable for up to two years of full-time employment and include benefits. Positions are contingent upon budgetary approval and may offer the possibility of Summer 2015 employment with benefits. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia and an EEO/AAA institution that values the diversity of its faculty, staff and student body.
 
MUSIC – School of Music anticipates hiring three one-year full-time Limited-Term lecturer positions to begin August 17, 2015. Limited-Term Lecturer in Music Theory (two positions): Teach courses in music theory and aural skills and possibly teach combined upper division/graduate courses in theory and analysis. Master of Music required. Limited-Term Lecturer in Choral Music (one position): Teach choral conducting, a combination of choral methods/literature and student teaching supervision, and conduct a choral ensemble as needed. Masters in Choral Conducting or Music Education or equivalent experience required.
 
Send letter of application, CV, 3 letters of recommendation and a representative CD/DVD, if applicable, to: Ms. Julinda Norton, Limited-Term Searches, GSU School of Music, 75 Poplar Street, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-4097. Deadline: until filled
 
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Classified ad: Princeton Pro Musica Auditions for 37th Season! Janet Pfeifferhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467352%pm, %18 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467352
Princeton Pro Musica, a friendly, adventurous, and supportive chorus of 100 talented members, welcomes volunteer and professional singers into its ranks. As a member of Princeton Pro Musica, you will have the opportunity to learn glorious music from the choral-orchestral repertoire, perform in beautiful venues with top notch professional orchestras, and grow as a vocalist and artist.
 
We design auditions to be comfortable for you.
Your audition will consist of several steps:
  1. vocalizing (singing short scales), so the Artistic Director can hear the timbre of your voice and determine your voice part
  2. singing one prepared piece – a solo of classical or traditional nature you’re comfortable singing that suits your voice. Please bring a copy of your prepared piece for the accompanist, and one for yourself
  3. a short pitch memory exercise, where the Artistic Director will play a series of pitches and ask you to sing them back
  4. a short musical excerpt that you will be asked to sight-read
Singers auditioning for a professional position are asked to sing two solo pieces, in contrasting styles, and their musicianship and sight-reading assessments will be more rigorous, because the professional singers are expected to lead the rest of their sections in musicianship and musicality. [Please note: there are very few professional spots available. These are not soloist positions.]
 
When and where auditions will be held:
Monday, June 29, 2015 from 4pm – 8pm in Princeton. If needed, auditions will also be held at the end of August.
 
Concert dates for the next season are:
November 1, 2015 - Mendelssohn's Elijah
December 19, 2015 - Bach's Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3
March 5, 2016 - Eriks Ešenvalds: Passion and Resurrection
May 22, 2016 - American choral music with works by Barber, Copland, Corigliano, & Clausen
 
For complete information, please visit our website at www.princetonpromusica.org. To request an audition, please send an email to ppmcentral@gmail.com and put AUDITION in the subject line.
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Concert: Chorus pro Musica: Stravinsky, LES NOCES, with BoSoma Dance Jean Playerhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467374%am, %19 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467374Chorus pro Musica
Jamie Kirsch, Music Director
Present
 
Les Noces (The Wedding)
by Igor Stravinsky
 
With BoSoma Dance Company
 
A vivid depiction of a Russian peasant wedding, Les Noces is a constant swirl of talk and activity, powered by four soloists, chorus, four pianos, and eight percussionists. Stravinsky imbued his ballet with the folk traditions of the south and west of Russia, but in the unique style of the composer of Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. This concert performance, sung in Russian, features all-new choreography by BoSoma Dance Company
and soloists Lynn Eustis, soprano; Emily Marvosh, mezzo; Jonas Budris, Tenor; Andrew Garland, baritone.
 
With other wedding- and folk-inspired works, including Eric Whitacre’s The Marriage and Daniel Pinkham’s “Awake, O North Wind.”
 
Saturday, May 30, 8 p.m.
NEC’s Jordan Hall (map)
30 Gainsborough St, Boston
 
Tickets $27 – $57
Discounts for seniors over 65, students, WGBH members, and groups of 6+.
 
Call 800.658.4276 or visit http://www.choruspromusica.org
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Concert: THE JOY OF CHORAL SACRED MUSIC Steve Okothhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467373%am, %19 %b %2015 %00:%May:%th 0MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467373
Hi Friends;
This coming Sunday 24 May 2015 is the day when we will stage our concert "THE JOY OF CHORAL SACRED MUSIC" at the Nairobi Cinema at 3:00pm. Advanced tickets still on sale.
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Announcement: ACDA-PA AUDITIONS FOR FALL CONFERENCE PERFORMING CHOIRS Randy Yoderhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467367%pm, %18 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467367Stacks Image 2611
DEADLINE JUNE 1:  ACDA-PA is accepting audition materials from Pennsylvania choirs for the 2015 Fall Choral Conference that will be held at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove on October 30-31. The deadline to submit your choir for consideration is Monday, June 1. For information and application forms for auditioning choirs, please visit http://www.acdapa.org/conferences/conference/fall2015.html .
 
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Announcement: Mayo International Choral Festival, West of Ireland 21st to 24th. May. 2015. Edward Horkanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467356%pm, %18 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467356
 
2015 Programme of Events
 (Publish date 16.05.2015, Version 11)
 
www.mayochoral.com
 
Thursday 21st  May
 
Presentation
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Thurs 21st May
8pm
Presentation by Anne Chambers on the Life and Times and Music of Mayo-born Soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan
Venue Castlebar Library.
Including drinks reception.
Adm Free
 
Anne Chambers, author of the biography 
'La Sheridan – Adorable Diva' presents: 'Margaret Burke Sheridan - The Woman Behind the Voice'
with music and memorabilia of the
Castlebar-born Prima Donna.
Part of the festival’s programme to promote Mayo’s Heroes and Heroines in Song.
 
 
 
Friday 22nd  May
Friday Evening Concerts
 
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Fri 22nd May
8pm
Festival Opening Concert:
Ballintubber Sings!
Ballintubber Abbey
Adm e12
Part Proceeds to Western Care
Official Festival Opening by
Mr Joe Kennedy.
Former Mayo Person of the Year,
and Chairman of
Ireland West International Airport, Knock.
Mayo Male Voice Choir,
Ballintubber Abbey Choir and
Enchiriadis, Dublin.
 
Fri 22nd May
8.30pm
Ballina Sings!
Ballina Arts Centre
Adm e12
 
Ballina Chamber Choir and the
English Concert Singers, England.
Fri 22nd May
8.30pm
Newport Sings!
Newport Church.
Adm e12
 
Cor Mhaigh Eo, Mayo
CODA, Mayo
 
Fri 22nd May
8.30pm
 
Swinford Sings!
Our Lady
Help of Christians Church
Adm e12
Proceeds Swinford Parish Building Fund
Mayo School of Music Youth Choir
Swinford Church Choir,
Gracenotes,
Soloist Francie McNicholas,
Fr James McDonnagh
Accompanist Anointette Byrne and the
Oban Gaelic Choir, Scotland.
 
 
See also ‘Crossmolina Sings’ and ‘Westport Sings’
to follow on the Sunday events timetable
 
Saturday 23rd May
Competitions
Adm e5 (allows entry to all competitions)
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sat 23rd May
8.30pm
Competitions held in
Castlebar town.
In GMIT (third level education centre), Church of the Holy Rosary, Christchurch in Castlebar.
and the Royal Theatre (Premiere).
Adm e5
(allows entry to all competitions
except Premiere).
 
 
Comp. A Premiere,
featuring competition winning choirs
8.30pm, Royal Theatre.
Competition B, Four Part Choirs,
9am GMIT
Comp C, Choirs from Ireland,
10.30am, GMIT.
Comp D, Margaret B Sheridan, Female Voices, 1.30am, GMIT.
Comp. E. Jack Feeney, Male Voice.
12noon, GMIT,
Competition F, Sacred Music,
3pm, Church of Holy Rosary.
Competition G. Gospel.
9am, Christchurch
Competition H, Gaelic / Celtic Language,
3pm, GMIT.
Comp. i Barbershop Chorus. 4.30pm, GMIT
Comp J. Barbershop Quartet, 3pm, GMIT
Comp K. First Time Competitors,
10am, Christchurch.
 
 
The Songway Choral Trail
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sat 23rd May
from 10.30am
A series of indoor and outdoor mini-performances by visiting choirs, bringing the atmosphere of the festival into the streets of Castlebar.
See Next page for full details:
 
 
 
 
Saturday 23rd May

Gala Concert and Massed Choir Rehearsal
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sat 23rd May
8.30pm
Gala Concert
Royal Theatre, Castlebar
In Assoc. Royal Theatre.
ADM e12.
(including post-concert
festival club admission).
Tickets from Royal Theatre, Castlebar.
 
All winning choirs from the day’s competitions will perform at the Gala Concert. The Premier Competition will take place on the night, as well as the last two pieces sung together by all festival choirs as a massed choir.
Compere: Tommy Marren.
Guest appearance by Sean Costello and the
Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir, USA
Post concert Festival Club:
Join us for a great night of song and music in the Café Bar at the Royal Theatre.
(Choirs please note: 7pm = Royal Theatre - Rehearsal for all choirs for last two massed-choir pieces. Rehearsal not open to public).
 
 
 
Sunday 24th May
Dawn Chorus
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sunday 24th May 8am
 
 
 
Mayo International Choral Festival Dawn Chorus.
 
In Association with
‘Bealtaine’ National Festival
Lough Lannagh Carpark, Castlebar. Free Adm. If weather is not kind,
Lough Lannagh Village.
 
Open to all to take part – come along to welcome in the day and sing a few songs to celebrate creativity as we age.
No singing experience necessary, just a sense of fun! Duration half hour approx., very informal. We are expecting many choir members of the various festival choirs to also come along and join in the sing-song.
Free Adm. Meet for a coffee afterwards
in a local café.
 
 
 
Sunday Evening Concerts
 
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sun 24th May
6pm
 
Crossmolina Sings!
St Tiernan’s Church
Adm Free
 
St Tiernan’s Church Senior Choir
                        Iain King, Violin
Voz Nua, Portugal
 
 
 
Date / Time
Event / Location
Choirs / Artistes
Sun 24th May
8pm
Westport Sings!
Church of the Holy Trinity
Adm e12
 
Westport Children’s Choir.
Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir and Symphonic Band.
 
Details subject to change.
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Forum message: Elgar-Lux Aeterna (Nimrod) Robert Eatonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467341%pm, %18 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467341There appear to be at least 3-4 different arrangements for choir of this movement from the Enigma Varaitions.  I would be interested in anybody's experience with these different arrangements.  
Thanks,
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Announcement: Ripon College (WI) Choral Festival- February 14-15, 2016 John Hugheshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467337%pm, %18 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467337
Good morning,
 
I am pleased to invite high school choirs and their conductors to the second annual Ripon College Choral Festival over President’s Day weekend, Sunday and Monday, February 14­–15, 2016. A selective liberal arts institution, Ripon College is nestled on a wooded 250-acre campus in Ripon, WI, only an hour and a half from both Madison and Milwaukee. All of the festival’s events will be held in the college’s C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. This event is planned with your students in mind. My goal is to provide an educational, inspiring, and fun experience that will spark further interest in the choral art. I’ve included as many details as possible about the festival below.
 
Format and Selection:
The format of the Ripon College Choral Festival is to invite entire high school choirs to campus to form a mass choir. Participation is limited to the first three high schools that submit the entry form (separate Word document). In addition to performing the mass choir selections, each high school will perform one selection of their own at the final concert. Throughout the festival, each school will have an individual, thirty-minute clinic with me to work on this piece (or any other piece(s) directors wish). An accompanist will not be provided for clinics or individual high schools’ performances at the final concert, so please plan accordingly. Additionally, throughout the festival, high school seniors may audition for a vocal music scholarship (up to $5,000 per year, regardless of major). Please contact me for more information about the scholarship audition process.
 
Preparation:
Directors should bring their best ensembles to this event. Auditioned upper-level curricular ensembles or selective extra-curricular choirs would be most appropriate. I hope to lead the mass choir as a collegiate ensemble, and, to that end, advanced high school students will enjoy and learn the most from the experience. It is expected that directors thoroughly prepare their students on the music well before arriving at the festival. Not only does this help the festival run smoothly, but also helps provide the most educationally fulfilling experience for all involved.
 
Dress:
Students should dress comfortably for the two days. Because the final concert will be informal, students do not need to bring dress clothes or robes.
 
Festival Literature:
The literature for the 2016 festival will be:
 
Cantate Domino                            Tim Blickhan                                CPDL
Veni Sancte Spiritus, K. 47            Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart         CPDL
Sure On This Shining Night           Samuel Barber                             G. Schirmer
Feller from Fortune                        arr. Harry Somers                        Gordon V. Thompson
I will email each participating school a marked score of the CPDL pieces as a .pdf. Simply print these for your students to save rehearsal time. To comply with U.S. copyright law, schools are expected to limit photocopies to works from CPDL.
 
Deadlines:
If interested, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Schools will be accepted in the order in which entry forms are received. Schools that submit an entry form after three are accepted will be waitlisted and will receive priority registration for the 2017 festival.
 
Fees:
The festival has a $15-per-student entry fee, which includes lunch on Monday at the Pickard Commons Dining Hall. Each school is also financially responsible for their sheet music, transportation, additional meals, and lodging. A block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the Comfort Suites at Royal Ridges (2 Westgate Drive, Ripon WI, 54971 | 920.748.5500) at a rate of $74.90 per night. To receive this rate, please book your rooms by January 15, 2015 and mention “Ripon College Choral Festival” when making the reservation. Each suite has two queen beds, as well as a sofa sleeper. As guests of the Comfort Suites, a delicious complimentary hot breakfast is included.
                                                                                                                                                                                
I will look forward to welcoming you and your students to Ripon College. If I may be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email me.
 
Sincerely,
 
John C. Hughes, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
Ripon College
300 W. Seward St.
P.O. Box 248
Ripon, WI 54971
 
hughesj@ripon.edu
920.748.8788
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Forum message: Conducting Grauate Recital: The Word (of God) Andrew Cumbowhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467333%pm, %18 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467333Hello everyone,
 
I am preparing my Master's conducting recital program. I've decided to do eight pieces of music on the birth, ministry, death and ressurection of Christ with two pieces per set. Here is the current rundown as a first draft:
 
The Word Made Flesh
 
In the Beginning - Powell
O Mangum Mysterium - Lauridsen
 
The Word Among Us
 
If Ye Love Me - Tallis
The Lord's Prayer/Pater Noster - ?
 
The Word Fufilled
 
Thy Will Be Done - Courtney
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
 
The Word Triumphant
 
Easter Piece?
Grand Finale?
 
There are at least three major holes. I need to include a polyphonic work from either the Renaissance or early Baroque periods. I also need to make sure that some sort of Romantic piece is represented. And I need a big finale of course! Something related to Christ's reign as king perhaps?
 
The only pieces that are absolutely set in stone are "In the Beginning" and "Ave Verum". I will have eight rehearsals with some of the best singers at the school. I was advised to shoot for advanced high school literature. I should have about 20 singers. Very balanced. And the singers are mostly trained and have powerful voices. I'd rather keep language to English and Latin, but I could do a German if there was a perfect one.
 
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Especially CPDL.
 
Thank you!
 
Andrew Cumbow
 
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Classified ad: Tenor, Baritone, and Alto section leader auditions for Christ Church Choir Parker Kittermanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467327%pm, %18 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467327Currently auditioning for Tenor, Baritone, and Alto section leaders for the Choir of Christ Church (Episcopal), Philadelphia, a 16-20 voice choir of skilled volunteer and professional singers with a wide-ranging repertoire. Rehearsals Thursday evenings, one choral service per Sunday, September 10-May 29, with monthly Evensongs and additional calls during Holy Week. 80 calls per year, $70/call. Strong sightreading skills are a must, as well as an ability to lead and blend effectively into a small section and get along with diverse personalities. Please contact Director of Music Parker Kitterman, pkitterman@christchurchphila.org or 215-922-1695 to set up an audition. ]]>Concert: Boombox Caroline Knaggshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467331%pm, %18 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467331Melbourne International Singers Festival presents
A World Premiere
 
Boombox - The Australian Voices
Saturday 6 June 7.30PM
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne
 
NO ROBES.  NO RULES.  NO WORRIES.
An old-school boombox sits on stage; a choir enters, presses play, and a travesty of choral music ensues. The ensemble plays with toy instruments, stand-up comedy, rap-battles, sporting commentary, mime, beatboxing, recordings from our unruly parliament and – frankly – whatever else we can get away with. Each piece melts into the next, without clear distinctions between composers, works or genres. There is no plot, no repetition, no rules, no robes. 
 
Features music by Amanda Cole, Robert Davidson, Gordon Hamilton, Isabella Gerometta and Nigel Butterley.
 
Cue the mixtape.
 
Tickets: $30 full, $20 Concession / U16, $80 Family of 4
Bookings:  http://www.trybooking.com/HVIX
Enquiries: 0419 337 283
 
Proceeds support School of Hard Knocks
For more information & Festival program, please visit www.schoolofhardknocks.org.au
 
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Concert: Bellevue Chamber Chorus: "A Song in My Heart" James McTernanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467329%pm, %18 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467329bellevuechamberchorus@yahoo.com  
Price: $9.00 - $18.00
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/9634
 
Enjoy a cavalcade of familiar standards by the giants of jazz and pop. Such timeless hits as Billie Holidays' "God Bless the Child", Dave Brubeck's "Take Five", Rodgers and Hart's "My Funny Valentine", and Duke Ellington's "I'm Just a Lucky So and So", accompanied by a swinging rhythm section, are sure to put a song (or two) in your heart!
 
May 30th, 7:30 p.m.
May 31st, 4:00 p.m.
 
Newport Covenant Church
12800 Coal Creek Parkway SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 747-0515
kareno@newportcov.com
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Concert: Vox Grata Women's Choir presents "The World in Harmony" Jeanette MacCallumhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467318%am, %18 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467318
Vox Grata, a Nashville-based women’s choir, will present its spring concert, “The World in Harmony” on May 21, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  The program, an international celebration of folk music, will include folk songs in eight languages.
 
Vox Grata is led by Artistic Director Jeanette MacCallum, and is accompanied by Dr. John Semingson. 
 
Vox Grata is comprised of joyful women who, out of gratitude for the fullness of their own lives, possess a desire to sing together for the benefit of others.  The group performs repertoire that expresses a uniquely feminine spirit, especially works that promote the best interests of women in society.  Vox Grata Women’s Choir is unique among fine choral groups, as this concert and all of its concerts directly benefit the needs of women in the Nashville community.
 
In lieu of an admission fee, donations will be accepted with the proceeds benefiting Renewal House, a nonprofit agency that fosters healing, resiliency and continuing recovery to addicted women and their children. The concert will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN.  For additional details, go to www.voxgrata.com or www.renewalhouse.org.
 
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Classified ad: Manhattan Youth Chorale Holding Auditions for Inaugural Season Brian Clissoldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467314%am, %18 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467314
The Manhattan Youth Chorale provides a unique opportunity for young musicians in and around New York City to broaden their musical education. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and other noted halls in the United States. Additionally, members of the choir serve as musical and social hosts during some Manhattan Concert Productions residencies.
 
Auditions will be held June 6th & 10th in midtown Manhattan. See website for details. Rehearsals begin in Setember for the inaugural season, which includes a performance at Carnegie hall.

The artistic staff of the MYC is eager to partner with local music educators to enhance students' creative experience through idea sharing, collaborative performances, and advocacy. MYC members are encourated to remain active members of their school music programs, using the additional understanding they gain from MYC to serve as peer leaders.

Members of the Manhattan Youth Chorale collaborate with the all-professional Manhattan Chorale, including coaching sessions and shared concerts.

The organization is led by Brian Clissold, Managing Artistic Director.
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Classified ad: band available for Barnett bluegrass mass accompaniment carol barnetthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467315%am, %18 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467315Michael Pettersen's band, The Prairie Rangers, has accompanied several performances of Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, and is available for further performances.  They are based in northern Illinois.  Contact Michael at Pettersen_Michael at shure.com ]]>Announcement: Viva Vivaldi Stuart Scotthttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467306%pm, %17 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467306Now available as a site license through SheetMusicPlus, Viva Vivaldi is a modern reseting of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloris for soloists, choir, chamber ensemble, and rhythm section. It is available as a site license (buy once and make as many copies as you want for your organization in perpetuity) from SheetMusicPlus or through the composer stuodean@gmail.com
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/viva-vivaldi-digital-sheet-music/20055269 is a link to the instrumental parts
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/viva-vivaldi-choral-digital-sheet-music/20055268 is a link to the choral parts
recordings available upon request: stuodean@gmail.com
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Classified ad: Organist Brian Hayshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467309%pm, %17 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467309
Organist
Employment Status:            Less than Full Time:
                                    10 hours per week,
                                    Annual salary $11,500.
Hired by:                    Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee
Reports to:                Director of Traditional Music Ministry and Senior Pastor
Inquiries to:              Mr. Brian Hays, staffing@covinaumc.org
 
Responsibilities Include:
 
The Organist is responsible for organ/piano music that will enhance high quality and effective worship experiences.
 
  • Provide organ/piano music for the Traditional Sunday morning worship service.
  • Provide organ/piano music for mid-week choir rehearsals.
  • Lead sectional rehearsals during mid-week choir rehearsals, helping sections within the choir learn their parts.
  • Work cooperatively with the Music Director and Senior Pastor to select music for the weekly worship service.
  • Play the appropriate music selections that include but are not limited to: Prelude, Offertory, and Postlude.
  • Accompany the choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and any other special ensembles or programs.
  • Provide organ/piano music for special rehearsals or services as requested.  (up to 4) (eg. Easter, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring or Fall Concerts, etc.)
  • Provide music for Weddings, Funerals, Memorial services, and other special occasions at an additional rate of $150/service and $50/rehearsal.
  • Deliver the music selections to the church office for the upcoming Sunday Bulletins.
  • Prepare an annual report detailing the condition of the organ and pianos and assist in arranging for the tuning and maintenance of all organs/pianos.
  • Approve guest artists who request access to church organ.
 
Please send resume, letter of introduction, and a list of three references to Brian Hays, at staffing@covinaumc.org
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Concert: Requiem (Maurice Duruflé), Magnificat and Béatitudes (Arvo Pärt) chantal roidothttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467303%pm, %17 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467303

Sacred music for mixed choir and organ from Arvo Pärt and Maurice Duruflé on the 19th and 20th June 2015 in Paris

Director : Till Aly
Organ : Carolyn Shuster-Fournier

Cello : Magda Rebacz
Soprano : Oriane Pons
Choir : Choeur de la Trinité

Eglise de la Trinité, Paris 9e, France

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2015 at 8:45pm

www.choeurdelatrinite.com , booking : www.fnac.com, ticketmaster.fr

The Magnificat from the estonian composer Arvo Pärt is a work in one movement, based on a series of responses between verse and tutti. Written in a simple style, the Magnificat is one of the most popular works of the composer's choirs. The Beatitudes were written by Arvo Pärt in its period "choral" on the same meditative style as the Magnificat.

The Requiem from the french composer Duruflé is a work for mixed choir and soprano solo. The accompaniment chosen for these performances is the second version written by the author: organ and cello (this version was the favorite of the author, who wrote three). The work consists of 9 movements, not including "Diaes Irae", Maurice Duruflé preferring calmer and meditative texts. The entire Requiem leads to introspection and meditation.
Prelude and Fugue on the name of Alain, opus 7 for organ, was composed in 1942 in memory of Jehan Alain, who died for France in 1940
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Concert: Requiem (Maurice Duruflé), Magnificat and Béatitudes (Arvo Pärt) chantal roidothttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467302%pm, %17 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467302

Sacred music for mixed choir and organ from Arvo Pärt and Maurice Duruflé on the 19th and 20th June 2015 in Paris

Director : Till Aly
Organ : Carolyn Shuster-Fournier

Cello : Magda Rebacz
Soprano : Oriane Pons
Choir : Choeur de la Trinité

Eglise de la Trinité, Paris 9e, France

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June 2015 at 8:45pm

www.choeurdelatrinite.com , booking : www.fnac.com, ticketmaster.fr

The Magnificat from the estonian composer Arvo Pärt is a work in one movement, based on a series of responses between verse and tutti. Written in a simple style, the Magnificat is one of the most popular works of the composer's choirs. The Beatitudes were written by Arvo Pärt in its period "choral" on the same meditative style as the Magnificat.

The Requiem from the french composer Duruflé is a work for mixed choir and soprano solo. The accompaniment chosen for these performances is the second version written by the author: organ and cello (this version was the favorite of the author, who wrote three). The work consists of 9 movements, not including "Diaes Irae", Maurice Duruflé preferring calmer and meditative texts. The entire Requiem leads to introspection and meditation.
Prelude and Fugue on the name of Alain, opus 7 for organ, was composed in 1942 in memory of Jehan Alain, who died for France in 1940 ]]>
Classified ad: Anonymous Four CD's Jura Litchfieldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467301%pm, %17 %b %2015 %20:%May:%th 20MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467301An English Ladymass
Miracle of Sant'Iago
Love's Illusion
The Lily and the Lamb
11,00 Virgins  ( Hildegard von BIngen)
 
$10 for all 5,   or $3. each. plus media mail postage.  Please respond with your personal email address. 
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Classified ad: Auditions for ProMusica Arizona Yvonne Dolbyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467295%pm, %17 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467295
ProMusica Arizona (PMAZ) is pleased to announce Chorale auditions for the upcoming season.
 
Plans for the PMAZ Chorale & Orchestra 2015-2016 concert season titled American Dreams include:
  • A commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the end of the Civil War featuring Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.
  • A holiday concert including iconic Christmas music and readings from The Night Before Christmas and other secular poetry.
  • A celebration of two of the most American genres of music: Jazz and the American Musical.
  • The closing concert of the season honoring our homeland with a tribute to America's National Parks.
Auditions will be held at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church, 20125 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
Monday, June 1, 7-9 pm
Tuesday, June 2, 7-9 pm
 
Adult Chorale -- All voices are welcome to audition. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A one-minute prepared song is required.  Auditions for vocalists consist of an assessment of range, vocal quality, intonation and reading ability. Accompanist will be provided.
 
For an audition appointment, contact PMAZ Artistic Director Adam Stich at astich@pmaz.org.
 
About PMAZ:  The mission of ProMusica Arizona is to enrich lives in the Greater Phoenix Area through innovative, joint performances of its multigenerational chorale and orchestra.  ProMusica Arizona was founded in 2003, and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  For more information about ProMusica Arizona, go to www.pmaz.org.
 
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Concert: Park Slope Singers present Vivaldi Plus Four Katie Primmhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467294%pm, %17 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467294This May, the Park Slope Singers will be presenting a program of bold, emotional music, culminating in Vivaldi's Gloria, an exuberant choral masterpiece. The other pieces include works by four 20th-century composers, creating a beautiful blend of style and harmony. 

George Dyson's Four Songs for Sailors vividly express the sounds of the sea, while melodies from Anton Borodin's Polyvetzian Dances were used for the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet. In Dirait-on, Morton Lauridsen has created a charming piece in the style of a French folk song, and Maurice Durufle's Quatre Motets interweaves traditional Gregorian chant melodies with modern tonal settings.
 
This will also be a our final concert with our conductor of the past seven years, Ira Spaulding. Please join us for this special concert.
 
Sunday, May 31 @ 3pm
St Saviour Church, Park Slope Brooklyn (6th St & 8th Ave)
Tickets available at parkslopesingers.bpt.me or at the door
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Concert: Park Slope Singers present Vivaldi Plus Four Katie Primmhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467293%pm, %17 %b %2015 %16:%May:%th 16MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467293This May, the Park Slope Singers will be presenting a program of bold, emotional music, culminating in Vivaldi's Gloria, an exuberant choral masterpiece. The other pieces include works by four 20th-century composers, creating a beautiful blend of style and harmony. 

George Dyson's Four Songs for Sailors vividly express the sounds of the sea, while melodies from Anton Borodin's Polyvetzian Dances were used for the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet. In Dirait-on, Morton Lauridsen has created a charming piece in the style of a French folk song, and Maurice Durufle's Quatre Motets interweaves traditional Gregorian chant melodies with modern tonal settings.
 
Saturday, May 30 @ 3pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Bay Ridge Brooklyn (74th St & 4th Ave)
Part of Art on the Corner series
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Concert: Coro Ciconia: Messe de Nostre Dame Asher Davisonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467292%pm, %17 %b %2015 %15:%May:%th 15MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467292
Coro Ciconia
Asher Davison, director
 
Machaut's Messe and Other Glories:
Stylistic Threads of Medieval Sacred Music
 
Join us in this beautifully renovated and acoustically pleasing sanctuary, for a lyrical and energetic voyage back from early Renaissance polyphony of Josquin and Brumel to the striking earliest known setting of the complete Ordinary of the Mass, the “Nostre Dame” of Guillaume Machaut (c. 1300–1377). Along the way, encounter the Alma redemptoris mater settings of Ockeghem and Dufay, an ecstatic work by the influential de Vitry, and Mass movements by the underappreciated Zacara and Ciconia.
 
7pm, Sunday, May 24, 2015
 
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1823 9th St (at Hearst), Berkeley
Suggested donation $20 ($10 reduced)
For information: 818-331-7504
Singers: Peter Fisher, Cheryl Koehler, Catharine Lucas, Jean McAneny, Stephen Pitcher, Ralph Prince, Scott Robinson, Richard Walker
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Concert: Celebration of Life Singers Annual Concert Donna Killingbeckhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467278%am, %17 %b %2015 %01:%May:%th 1MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467278The belief that music heals is the foundation of the Orange County based Celebration of Life Singers, the only choir in the country comprised entirely of cancer survivors and their support partners.  Our mission s to bring members of the community who have triumphed over cancer together, to participate in a creative, uplifting, and fulfilling experience through the HEALING POWER OF MUSIC.  This year our concert is titled "A Taste of Christmas in June, and other song favorites"  
 
* Special guest performance by Sung Eun Kim, Hansaem Hannah Le and Youlee Kate Cho of Trio Morning Star.  
 
When:  Saturday, June 6, 2015.  7:00pm
Where:  St. Olaf Lutheran Church
               12432 Ninth Street, Garden Grove, CA 97840 
Admission:  Free (we operate solely on donations only)
For questions call (714) 549-7/852
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Announcement: free a cappella scores fabio alessihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467273%pm, %16 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467273Hi friends. After 5 years, due to several technical problems, I had to move my site. If you are interested in jazz/pop free a cappella arrangements, my new site is fabioalessi.altervista.org. Greetings. Fabio. ]]>Concert: The Crossing Month of Moderns III: We beat our hands against the walls of heaven Kevin Krasinskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467272%pm, %16 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467272

MoM III: We beat our hands against the walls of heaven
with supertitle projections by Brett Snodgrass
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 8pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles

Our 2009 performances of Joby’s Path of Miracles were among the first 'events' at The Crossing; the power and beauty of his hour-long account of the pilgrimage across northern Spain to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela have made this work a modern classic.  In seven languages and a variety of musical styles, the work is an emotional journey inward as we navigate our own pilgrimages.

There will be a pre-concert lecture one hour prior to the performance.

Purchase tickets here.

Made possible in part by a generous grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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Concert: The Crossing Month of Moderns II: Out of hopeful green stuff woven Kevin Krasinskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467271%pm, %16 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467271

MoM II: Out of hopeful green stuff woven
Sunday, June 21, 2015 @ 4pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Toivo Tulev: A Child Fed, What Is the Grass? (world premiere)
James Primosch: Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Three Stages
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Green

The waiting is over: finally our own new work from Estonian composer Toivo Tulev. His libretto is an exploration of wonder, beginning with Walt Whitman’s A child says, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands.  We reprise a chamber version of James Primosch’s sensational Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus from MoM 2014, and sing Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s raucous and fantastic Three Stages, as we look forward to a new work he is composing for The Crossing’s MoM 2016.

There will be a pre-concert lecture one hour prior to the performance.

Purchase tickets here.

Made possible in part by a generous grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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Concert: The Crossing Month of Moderns I: Only memory of forgetting Kevin Krasinskihttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467270%pm, %16 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467270

MoM I: Only memory of forgetting
Joel Puckett world premiere: I enter the earth
with Laura Ward, piano & Michael Jones, trumpet
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 4pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Joel Puckett: I enter the earth
William Brooks: in memoriam reducere studemus
Matthew Brown: Another Lullaby for Insomniacs
Michael Gilbertson: Where the words go
David Shapiro: A Century of Aprils

An extraordinary colorist, Joel is setting words of a !Kung shaman describing the dance trance of a healing ritual in which song gives power.  In William Brooks' setting of Pierre Joris’ poem about the death of Anton Webern, in memoriam reducere studemus, we again ponder life - the here and after - while Matthew Brown’s setting of the wistfulAnother Lullaby for Insomniacs is very much about the here and now: loss and longing pervade.

There will be a pre-concert lecture one hour prior to the performance.

Purchase tickets here.

Supported by Chorus America's Dale Warland Singers Commission Award - awarded to The Crossing and Joel Puckett in 2013 as well as a generous grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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Classified ad: Bass or Baritone Sub Needed May 24th AM Mass Nathan Brianhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467269%pm, %16 %b %2015 %21:%May:%th 21MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467269Sub needed on Sunday May 24th. 9:30-12:00  St. Jeans Catholic Church on the East Side.  $125
Please email me- nathanbrian@gmail.com
Thanks
 
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Classified ad: Soprano Section Leader Needed Andrew Kilkennyhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467265%pm, %16 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467265Soprano Section leader needed at Grace Episcopal Church to finish the choir season. Needed for the month of June. $50 per call, please email  me resume, and information.
 
Contact email: andrew@graceplainfield.org
Phone number: 732-991-6548
 
Thank you,
AndrewK
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Forum message: Martynov's "The Beatitudes" Steven Younghttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467261%pm, %16 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467261Does anyone know where to get an English transcription of the Russian as it was performed at the Salt Lake Convention (It was sung in English at the performance)?  I would love to do the work in English but the score only has the Russian text.  Thanks for your help. ]]>Forum message: Fun Middle School Music Games John Brockhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467244%am, %16 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467244I am in need of engaging and fun music games/activities for middle school students for the end of the year.  Any suggestions?  Thank you. ]]>Classified ad: Handel multiple copies Jura Litchfieldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467241%pm, %15 %b %2015 %23:%May:%th 23MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/46724121 copies   "For Unto Us a Child is Born"  SATB   G. Schirmer piano/vocal      $10.  for the lot
13 copies  " And the Glory of the Lord:  SATB  G. Schirmer  piano/vocal          $5.  for the lot
 
Please reply with your personal email address.  I will add book rate postage to the price.  You pay by check once you receive the package.
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Announcement: Chorus America Confers Two Top Awards on Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Leadership Susan Gordonhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467246%am, %16 %b %2015 %03:%May:%th 3MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467246
Chorus America, the nation’s leading choral music advocacy organization, announced it is conferring an unprecedented two top awards on Los Angeles Master Chorale’s key leadership – Artistic Director Grant Gershon garners the prestigious Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal, and outgoing President & CEO Terry Knowles, who steps down at the end of the 2014-15 season after 15 fruitful years at the Chorale’s administrative helm, receives the coveted Chorus America Distinguished Service Award for her lifetime service to choral art.  All 2015 award recipients were selected by independent panels, and these particular awards are given periodically and only at the panels’ discretion.  Gershon and Knowles will accept their honors at a luncheon at Chorus America’s 2015 Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, June 17-20, 2015.  This marks the first time the organization has received two Chorus America awards in the same year.  The Chorale was previously honored with the organization’s ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming three times in 1995, 2003 and 2010, the Education and Community Engagement Award twice in 2000 and 2008, and also earned Chorus America’s prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2012.
“We’re thrilled to recognize these leaders in excellence and innovation. Ultimately, their success benefits the entire choral field,” said Catherine Dehoney, President and CEO of Chorus America.
The Botto Award is given periodically to a choral leader who, through his or her work with a member ensemble of Chorus America, has demonstrated innovative action and entrepreneurial zeal in developing a professional or professional-core choral ensemble.  Gershon, currently in his 14th season with the Chorale, has led more than 100 performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall over his tenure, including numerous world premieres by John Adams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, Christopher Rouse, Steve Reich, Morten Lauridsen, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gabriela Lena Frank and Chinary Ung, among many others.  He has appeared as guest conductor with the National Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the LA Chamber Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, and many other organizations.  The Botto Award was established in memory of Louis Botto for his artistry, selfless service, and entrepreneurial spirit in founding the men’s vocal ensemble Chanticleer.
 
The Chorus America Distinguished Service Award spotlights Knowles for her long-term service to the choral field and her efforts to build a dynamic and inclusive choral community so that more people are transformed by the beauty and power of choral singing.  Knowles has served as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale since 2000, and will be stepping down June 30, at the end of the season, following a tremendously successful tenure with the organization.  Under her leadership, LAMC has increased its operating budget by more than 80%, undertaken ambitious commissioning projects, toured around the world, released six commercial CDs, and created a recording partnership with Decca Classics.  She also led the Chorale's expanded relationship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the launch of the Voices Within education outreach program.  Under her management, the Chorale twice received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming - in 2003 and 2010 - as well as Chorus America's prestigious 2012 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation's highest choral music award.  Knowles served on the Chorus America Board of Directors from 1990-1996.  During her career, she also served as President of the Dale Warland Singers’ board of trustees and held leading fundraising positions at major institutions including California Institute of the Arts, KUSC Radio, Los Angeles Opera, and Minneapolis United Way.
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Announcement: ACDA Voices United One-Day Conducting Seminar Stephen Caracciolohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467239%pm, %15 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467239
An Announcement from the Maryland/DC Chapter of the
American Choral Directors Association
 
Introducing the NEW…
ACDA Voices United Conducting Seminar
http://www.acdavoicesunited.org/participate/conducting-seminar/
For Choral Music educators
Facilitated by conductor-composer, Stephen Caracciolo D.M.
 
Concentrated, one-day parallel sessions offered as part of the annual ACDA Voices United Summer Conference specifically designated to foster effective, efficient, and imaginative choral conducting.
 
WHO ARE THE TARGET PARTICIPANTS?
* New teachers and young professionals needing to refine and expand their gestural 
   vocabulary continuing educational Units available through George Mason University].
* active conductors with schools seeking local and affordable sessions to refresh and re-
   inform the manner in which they communicate with gesture in rehearsals and
   performances.
 
   Limit 10 participants.
 
WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS YEAR’S SUMMER CONFERENCE?
August 6-8 at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. http://www.acdavoicesunited.org/
The one-day Conducting Seminar is on Thursday August 6 and has been assigned no extra charge beyond the Conference Registration Fee. Three of the Conducting Seminar participants will be selected to conduct in the Friday Conducting Masterclass with conference headliner, Dr. Bruce Chamberlain—Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arizona.
 
CAN YOU SUPPLY ME WITH COMPLETE INFORMATION?
Choral educators typically look for local, affordable ways to recharge their musical batteries over the summer and to network with other choral artists. the link below provides all the information you need to attend the 2015 ACDA Voices United Summer Conference and to participate in this new, one-day, Conducting Seminar with Dr. Stephen Caracciolo (UMBC). http://www.acdavoicesunited.org/participate/conducting-seminar/
 
June 1 Application Deadline
 
Looking forward to meeting you in August,
The Maryland/DC Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association 
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Announcement: How Can I Keep From Singing? (TTBB) for Cantus- STEPHEN CARACCIOLO Stephen Caracciolohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467238%pm, %15 %b %2015 %22:%May:%th 22MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467238I am happy to announce that my new arrangement of How Can I Keep From Singing? commissioned by Cantus is now avaiable from Galaxy/ECS. The good fellows of Cantus have been performing it in their national tour program along with Simple Gifts all year long and have recorded it on their recent CD, A Harvest Home. Listen on SoundCloud!  ]]>Concert: C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Presents 10: Themes from Our First 10 years– Third and Final Concerts of 2014-15 Season in Manhattan on June 4 and 6 Jeffrey Jameshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467228%pm, %15 %b %2015 %19:%May:%th 19MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467228
May 15, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective Presents
10: Themes from Our First 10 years– Third and Final Concerts of 2014-15 Season in Manhattan on June 4 and 6
 
What: C4: 10 – Themes from Our First Ten Years
When: Thursday, June 4 at 8 PM and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM
Where: June 4 at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields and June 6 at Engelman Hall, Baruch College Performing Arts Center, both in Manhattan
URL: http://www.c4ensemble.org/june-2015-concerts.html
 
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present 10 – Themes from Our First Ten Years, the third and final concerts of its’ By the Numbers 2014-15 New York season on Thursday, June 4 at 8 PM at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (south of Christopher Street) in Manhattan and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM at Engelman Hall of the Baruch College Performing Arts Center, E. 25th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues), also in Manhattan.
 
C4 concludes its tenth season and first decade with this program featuring the group's trademark eclecticism. This program reaches back through C4's history to reveal works that match themes from past concerts; it reaches forward to a future that continues to embrace new voices. 
 
Works to be presented will be Alex Hills’ Flatland, a work that asks what a piece would be like if it had no vertical dimension (harmony) but a great many timbres, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s setting of Rilke’s Die Erste Elegie, Judith Weir’s A Blue True Dream of Sky, a World Premiere by C4 composer Karen Siegel How She Could Not Drive, along with works by James Lark, Meredith Monk’s rhythmically driven Panda Chant II and more World Premieres from C4’s Daniel Andor-Ardó, Mario Gullo, Brian Mountford and Fahad Siadat, plus an encore performance of Colin Britt's World, I Cannot Hold Thee Close Enough.
 
Tickets for the June 4 and June 6 concerts are $20 general admission, $25 day of performance, with 10 $4 "Rush" admissions 30 minutes advance at the door. A reception will follow the Saturday evening performance. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.c4ensemble.org/june-2015-concerts.html. For more concert information, call 516-586-3433 or email jamesarts@att.net.
 
All C4 concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.
 
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective exists to enrich artists and audiences alike through passionate advocacy of new choral works: performing pieces written within the last 25 years; premiering and commissioning new choral work; and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today’s choral music. C4’s adventurous programming fills an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere.
 
C4 received the 2014 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. This is the first time they have received this honor. Their first CD release, Volume 1: Uncaged (http://www.c4ensemble.org/c4-uncaged-release.html), is on the 4Tay label. Visit them at http://www.c4ensemble.org/. For photos or more press information, visit http://www.c4ensemble.org/press-kit.html.
 
Join their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/C4-The-Choral-ComposerConductor-Collective/19242567121.
 
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. Additional support comes from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Cary New Music Foundation, administered by New Music USA. C4 is a member of the New York Choral Consortium.
 
For other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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Concert: Messiah: Handel, arr. Mozart at Bellevue Presbyterian Church Scott Deanhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467224%pm, %15 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467224A rare performance of a unique meeting of two musical geniuses
Handel's Messiah in Mozart's 1789 arrangement
Sanctuary Chorus and Festival Orchestra
Clara Rottsolk, soprano; Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Mezzo Soprano; Ross Hauck, Tenor; Jonathan Silvia Bass
Scott Dean, conductor
 
Fri., May 15; Sat. May16, 7.30p
General $20. Students/Seniors $15.
Tickets at the door; festival seating
 
Baron von Swieten commissioned Mozart to "modernize" the orchestration of three of Handel's works. With the Messiah manuscript Mozart insisted that any alterations to Handel’s score should not be viewed as an effort to improve the music. “Handel knows better than any of us what will make and effect,” Mozart said. “When he chooses, he strikes like a thunderbolt”.
 
Mozart's first biographer wrote in 1808, "Mozart knew how to give new life to Handel’s noble inspirations by means of the warmth of his own feeling, and through the magic of his own instrumental style to make them enjoyable for our age." 
 
For information: http://belpres.org/departments/music-worship/traditional/sdg/
                    
 
 
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Concert: ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music - June 14 at Symphony Space in New York, New York Jeffrey Jameshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467223%pm, %15 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467223
May 15, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music - June 14 at Symphony Space in New York, New York
 
What: ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music
When: Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan
URL: http://choralfestusa.org/
 
The inaugural ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music, will be presented on Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.
 
ChoralFest USA was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American composers since the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers. In the spirit of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.
 
This event will include performances by (in alphabetical order) Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic, Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir, The Canticum Novum Singers,  The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir Chorale.
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers, ChoralFest USA's resident professional choir founded and conducted by Harold Rosenbaum, will be the final performers. The concert will conclude with an audience sing-along of Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia”.
 
The June 14 concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30 pm. For more information, call 212-864-5400 or visit http://choralfestusa.org/.
 
Harold Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2014 Ditson Conductor’s Award from Columbia University, is the founder and conductor of the New York Virtuoso Singers and the Canticum Novum Singers. He is also lead choral conductor for Parma Recordings, and a Soundbrush Records artist. He is the 2010 winner of ASCAP’s Victor Herbert Founders Award and the winner of the 2008 American Composer Alliance’s Laurel Leaf Award, given in recognition of “distinguished achievement in fostering and encouraging American music.”
 
A strong proponent of and advocate for contemporary composers and American composers in particular, Rosenbaum has commissioned more than 70 works, and has conducted more than 500 world premieres. Visit him at http://www.haroldrosenbaum.com.
 
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Concert: 25th Anniversary Concert - Kona Choral Society Karyn Castrohttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467222%pm, %15 %b %2015 %18:%May:%th 18MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467222Join the Kona Choral Society as we present our 25th Anniversary Concert, Serenade to Music, this Sunday, May 17th. We will be featuring Ralph Vaugahn Williams piece of the same title, and the last movement of Beethoven's Symphony Nr. 9, the Ode to Joy. We will be joined by the KCS Orchestra, the largest one to date, the KCS Youth Choir, and the Kealakehe Intermediate School Choir. Our Soloists are Amy Mills, Dr. Maya Hoover, Bernaldo Evangelista, Kaweo Kanoho, and Buz Tennent. 
 
The concert will be held at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay, in the Kaleiopapa Convention Center Ballroom. The concert begins at 4:00pm, doors open at 3:30pm, and bar opens at 3:00pm. The Kealakehe Intermediate School Choir, under the direction of Interim Director Bernaldo Evangelista and Gloria Juan, will give a pre-show starting at 3:15pm. 
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Announcement: New SATB Release by Mark Butler from Colla Voce Music Chris Matthewshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467207%pm, %15 %b %2015 %14:%May:%th 14MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467207
Click the cover image to view and listen to the score in its entirety.
 
Mark Butler​'s new release, "Enter His Gates", is a exciting and energetic work that would be perfect as a concert opener or closer.  Utilizing ostinato-like rhythmic figures and layering effects, Butler creates a compelling work for mixed chorus that is sure to captivate your audience.  Take a look and listen today at www.collavoce.com and don't forget to check out Butler's other publications in the "Related Items".  
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Announcement: The Ssssnake Hotel - for children's choir S(SA) and piano Cyrill Schürchhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467203%pm, %15 %b %2015 %13:%May:%th 13MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467203Now at Carus-Verlag - The Ssssnake Hotel after a poem by Brian Moses for S(SA) (one-part, optionally three-part) and piano, by Cyrill Schürch
Written and commissioned for one of the atelies at this summer's Europa Cantat in Pécs, Hungary.
Order at Carus-Verlag or see the preview.
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Concert: SNAKESKIN with SACRA/PROFANA in San Diego Carol Manifoldhttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467194%pm, %15 %b %2015 %12:%May:%th 12MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467194SNAKESKIN is a sultry evening-length dance drama, told through live folk-rock song, instrumental music, and breathtaking choreography. Music and lyrics by Krishan Oberoi, Artistic Director of SACRA/PROFANA professional vocal ensemble, and choreography by John Malashock, Artistic Director of Malashock Dance. Oberoi and Malashock explore timeless themes through a  mythic story set in a small Southern town. Watch the journey unfold as uniquely flawed characters navigate a tenuous web of isolation to discover intimacy and human connection. Presented in partnership with UCSD Department of Theater & Dance. Three performances: May 15, 16, and 17. Tickets at malashockdance.org. ]]>Concert: world premiere of Lord's Prayer in Aramaic (Ayres) Kate Simmonshttp://www.choralnet.org/view/467183%am, %15 %b %2015 %07:%May:%th 7MayGMT+0000http://www.choralnet.org/view/467183
Sat 16 May 2015, 5.00pm PDT
 
world premiere of Abba Yitkadash Shemakh (choral setting of the Lord's Prayer, in Aramaic) by Paul Ayres
 
music commissioned by the Ann Stookey Fund
 
performed by I Cantori of Walla Walla University, Washington State, conducted by Kraig Scott
 
the concert will be live-streamed (links below)
 
 
http://paulayres.co.uk/catalogue/378.html
 
http://www.wallawalla.edu/calendar/main.php?view=event&eventid=1406239747022
 
http://www.wallawalla.edu/concert
 
 
 
 
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