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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SAN ANSELMO presents a special multi-media production of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, by Karl Jenkins, with Conductor Daniel Canosa, 40-voice Choir, soloists and Orchestra, 8 pm, Saturday May 9th, at First Presbyterian Church, 72 Kensington Rd 94960. The Call to Prayer will be delivered by Abdul Karim Belaid from the Islamic Center of Mill Valley. Suggested donation: $15. A moving and powerful film will accompany the work*. Reception follows.
The First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir has been invited to participate in a concert of this work with choirs from around the world at Carnegie Hall in January 2016. As the only US choir participating, we are proud to represent county and country. Come hear a preview!
The Armed Man blends the universal themes of war and peace, and combines the traditional mass with other musical, religious, and historical sources. These include a fifteenth-century folk song, the Islamic call to prayer, the Bible, and the Mahabharata along with words from the works of Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Sankichi Toge, who survived the Hiroshima bombing.
*Film is not suitable for small children.
Announcement: I Coristi Composition Competition Irene Apanovitch, %25 %b %2015 %00:%Apr:%th 0AprGMT+0000
i Coristi Chamber Choir is proud to support the composition of new Canadian works for choir through this new, biennial competition. The winning composition will be chosen by a blind jury and will be performed at one of i Coristi's 2015/2016 season concerts. The winning composer will receive a prize of CAD $1,000 and an archival recording of the performance.
About the choir:

i Coristi Chamber Choir is a 24-voice choir based in Edmonton, Alberta, now in its 21st season. Membership is by audition and encompasses a broad cross section of the population: accountants, teachers, computer programmers, nanotechnologists, designers, theologians, administrators, office personnel - singers for whom music is their vocation, and singers for whom music is their avocation!
The name i Coristi is Italian, meaning "the choral singers". Noted for its unique, eclectic programming, the choir focuses on a cappella masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century, presented in three main concerts each season; the choir also performs at seniors' facilities and various local businesses and gatherings.
Awarded second prize three times (2006, 2008, 2011) and first prize in 2013 in the Chamber Choir category of the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, i Coristi has been heard on national and regional broadcasts of CBC Radio, has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, toured across Canada and overseas, and been invited to perform in Toronto and Winnipeg at the national biennial conferences, Podium, of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities.
Rules & Regulations:
Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada are eligible to submit entries.
Submissions must be original compositions (not arrangements) that are unpublished and have not yet been performed.
Pieces must be approximately 3 to 6 minutes in length, for a cappella SATB choir or for choir with piano accompaniment only; 2-part or occasional 3-part divisi is acceptable.
The composer must have obtained the necessary permissions to set copyrighted texts.
If a winning entry is selected, i Coristi Chamber Choir will award the composer a prize of CAD $1,000, will perform the work at one concert in its 2015/2016 season and will make available to the composer a copy of the archival recording.
All entrants retain copyright to submitted pieces. I Coristi Chamber Choir will retain the exclusive performance rights to the winning piece for one year following the awarding of the prize, as well as perpetual recording and mechanical rights.
Application deadline is June 30, 2015. A winner will be selected and announced in August, 2015.
i Coristi Chamber Choir reserves the right not to select a winning entry.
Application Procedure:
A PDF of the score must be submitted to Please remove all identifying marks from the score (i.e. composer's name).
If the piece uses a copyrighted text, please provide proof that permission has been received to set the text. (Compositions that have not received the necessary permissions in this regard are ineligible for the competition.)
There is a fee of $25 per entry. Composers are permitted to submit multiple entries; however, each entry requires a separate entry fee. The entry fee should be mailed to the address below. Please clearly indicate the composer's name and provide full contact information.
Scores and entry fees must be received by June 30, 2015.
Please mail entry fees via cheque or money order payable to “i Coristi Chamber Choir” to:
i Coristi Chamber Choir
P.O. Box 52068 Garneau
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2T5
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Gordon Thornett, %24 %b %2015 %22:%Apr:%th 22AprGMT+0000 again, Sheila!
i believe I sent you a couple of suggestions in another of these forums. It's just occurred to me that the symphony orchestra you are performing with might be interested in this piece:  "The Joy of Christmas" is a medley of well known Christmas tunes (both  sacred and secular) arranged as a 'festive overture'.  It's a fun piece, enjoyable to listen to - and has an optional choral ending!  There are two versions available, one for full symphony orchestra and one for small orchestra, but both have the option of a big choral ending.  Let me know if you (or the orchestra director) would like to be sent a perusal score.
Borrowing request: Hymnal for Worship and Celebration (Red cover) needed Brett Fuelberth, %24 %b %2015 %21:%Apr:%th 21AprGMT+0000 Hymnal for Worship and Celebration (Red cover)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: edited by Tom Fettke
Starting: ASAP
For: To buy
Copies: 20
Willing to rent: No
Our church would like to buy at least 20 previously-owned copies of "The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration" - Red cover (Word Music, 1986) edited by Tom Fettke. Please email if you are interested in selling us copies of this hymnal.
Concert: 40th Saengerfest with the North Pacific Singing Association Elke Porter, %24 %b %2015 %21:%Apr:%th 21AprGMT+0000 40th Saengerfest of the "Nord Pazifischer Saengerbund" takes place Friday, June 5th at 7 pm in the Chandos Pattison Auditorium in 10238-168th Street, Surrey, BC. 
It features 8 Choirs from Oregon, Washington & British Columbia - all from the Pacific Northwest.
Tickets are $20 each and children 12 and under get in free.
Classified ad: Church Organist Needed, Rockland County NY Scott Walters, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%th 20AprGMT+0000
Job Description:
Church Organist and keyboardist (Allen three Manual and upright grand piano) to  play all required Masses, special observances including Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Confirmation, First Communion and other services as indicated. Right of first refusal on weddings.  Regularly includes two Masses on Sunday Mornings, one Mass on Saturday Evening and possible add on Mass on Sunday Evenings.  Choir Rehearsal Sunday mornings before first Mass (October-May). Must be able to take direction and work collaboratively with the Director of Music Ministry. Knowledge of Catholic Liturgy preferred as well as familiarity of all common hymn styles both traditional and contemporary. Pay based on experience and church budget.
Please contact with resume to Ellie Walters by email at
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Wallace De Pue, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%th 20AprGMT+0000 Sheila!
How long should the music you need be?  In 2007, my piece, The Bird, Frog and Tree Club, for orchestra and full symphony orchestra was nominated for a Purlitzer Prize, by the Hamilton/Fairfield Board of Directors.  The work consists of three movements, 1: The Curious Bird (16:00); 2: The Worried Frog, and 3: The Servent Tree.  In all, the whole duration of the composition is approximately 35 minutes.  Each of the movements may stand alone.  Movements 2 and 3 are much shorter than mvt. 1.  Please see my website: .
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Larry Minton, %24 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%th 20AprGMT+0000 Susa, either A Christmas Garland or Carols and Lullabies
Roger Wagner, The Christmas story according to St. Luke (this contains his most popular Christmas arrangements; it needs a narrator. The version on YouTube is Tennessee Ernie Ford, so it sounds a bit cheesy. Roger did this almost every year at Christmas with the LA Master Chorale; one year we had Michael York (much better).
Gustav Holst, Christmas Day is a classic, but a bit short. If you're feeling ambitious, you might try the
Arthur Honegger Christmas Cantata -  it's less well-known, but a real gem. There are also two books by
John Rutter, Joy to the World and O Holy Night, both of which contain his arrangements and originals, with readings and musical connections to allow for use as a cantata.
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Steve Mulder, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Apr:%th 19AprGMT+0000 Robert Shaw Shaw "Many Moods of Christmas" suites seem like a good match. ]]>Forum message: Argentine repertoire for TTBB chorus Frank Albinder, %24 %b %2015 %19:%Apr:%th 19AprGMT+0000 all,
I'm taking my collegiate men's chorus to Argentina next spring, and I'm looking for repertoire (folk or classical) by Argentine composers that we could include on our program. Thanks for any suggestions you might have!
Concert: Swarthmore College Chamber Choir and Chorus: Folksongs, Mozart's Ave verum corpus, and Vivaldi's Gloria (Swarthmore, PA) Joseph Gregorio, %24 %b %2015 %18:%Apr:%th 18AprGMT+0000 Swarthmore College Chamber Choir
The Swarthmore College Chorus
Joseph Gregorio, director
present their spring concert on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 PM in the Lang Concert Hall at Swarthmore College.  The Chamber Choir will sing a set of arrangements of folksongs from South Africa, China, Ireland, Colombia, the United States, and Canada; the Chorus will sing Mozart's Ave verum corpus, K. 618 and Vivaldi's Gloria, RV 589 accompanied by a small orchestra.
Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information, please click here.
Forum message: Concert is Over! What Next?? Bradley Stump, %24 %b %2015 %17:%Apr:%th 17AprGMT+0000 am teaching middle school choir.  Our concert was over on Monday.  We received out testing schedule for the month of May.  It looks like I will see them most of the month (even though I was told I wouldn't see them hardly at all in May - hence the reason why I scheduled the concert for April 20th).  What kind of activities do you do with your kids after concert season is over?  I teach in an urban district and most of my kids aren't willing to sing because they have nothing to work towards....UGH!  I'm planning on showing them a couple of musicals, but I don't want to bore them to tears with movies before the end of the school year.  
Help!!  Thanks!
Concert: IN SONGS OF JOY! Choral Music by Beethoven Curtis Wilson, %24 %b %2015 %18:%Apr:%th 18AprGMT+0000 Sussex County Oratorio Sociey and Music Director Al Kopacka, on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm at First United Methodist Church of Newton, 111 Ryerson Avenue, Newton, NJ, will present music by Beethoven. Funding has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of state, a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/ County  Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council.
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Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives 

Freundschaft (Friendship) 

AbbéStandler/Alles Güte, Alles Schöne  

Stay Awake  

Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique) 2nd movement. 

Ave Verum Corpus 

Sanft wie du Lebtest (Elegy) 

Ode to Joy 

Featuring: Mass in C Major, op. 86 

The Heavens Are Telling 

Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Paula Roberts, %24 %b %2015 %18:%Apr:%th 18AprGMT+0000 you had a look at any Mark Hayes arrangements?  He has wonderful orchestrations, relatively easy choral parts, and his arrangements always develop and build beautifully.  One of my fafourites is "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow,"  but he has LOTS, including some medleys.  They are easily seen and previewed at JW Pepper if you search for "Mark Hayes Christmas".  You can then narrow that search by checking the "orchestration" box on the left. Best of luck with your project! ]]>Classified ad: Wanted: Director of Music & Liturgy Terra Falkena, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Apr:%th 15AprGMT+0000
All Saints Catholic Parish, Le Mars, IA
712-546-5223 (Parish Office)
Position Description
Job Title:  Director of Music and Liturgy                                         FLSA STATUS:  Exempt
Reports to:   Pastor                                                                            Hrs/Wk:   Full Time
Date Revised:   April 24, 2015
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.
  • Pastoral Ministry
    • Will coordinate parish ministry to the nursing homes and shut ins
      • Will provide oversight for Extraordinary Ministers who bring communion to the hospital, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and shut ins
      • Every six months, will work with the priests to prepare and disseminate a schedule of nursing home/assisted living center masses
    • Will coordinate with the priests/deacons visitation of any parish members who are sick/dying or in need of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
  • 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. 
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Ray Braswell, %24 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%th 16AprGMT+0000,
I sent you an email.  Just wanted to give you a heads-up in case it doesn't show up.
Comment: Re: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Nicola Gomirato, %24 %b %2015 %15:%Apr:%th 15AprGMT+0000 from Venezia! I would like to suggest the magnificient Requiem of Faure (you need two good soloists), or the charming Mozart's Piccolomini Mass (K 258). Faure Requiem is a pleasure to play for both chorus and orchestra, Mozart Piccolomini Mass is a sparkling piece, with medium orchestral ensemble. Ciao and all the best! ]]>Community Forum Post: Christmas fluff for symphony and choir Sheila Green, %18 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%th 20AprGMT+0000 community choir has been asked to join forces with the local symphony. the choir is a 50 voice choir that can handle somewhat difficult music. We just did the Schubert Mass in G. and we have done Mozart Requiem, John Rutter Gloria.  The director of the symphony wants the concert to be light and mostly secular.  I am looking for well written pieces, medleys with good part writing for the chorus and crowd pleasers. Any ideas?  ]]>Forum message: touring with a community chorus Beth Armstrong, %24 %b %2015 %12:%Apr:%th 12AprGMT+0000 - the community chorus I direct (80 members, non-auditioned) would like to tour to Ireland in the summer of 2017. They are dealing with Music Celebrations International so far. Does anyone have any experience with this company? Did it go well? Have you toured Ireland specifically? Any suggestions for must-visit sites? Suggestions for great concert venues? We can use some advice. ]]>Forum message: Similar pieces to Frank Ticheli's 'Earth Song'? Tim Hubert, %24 %b %2015 %08:%Apr:%th 8AprGMT+0000 everyone,
The small choir (2-3 per part, SATB) I direct has really taken to learning Frank Ticheli's 'Earth Song' recently. The music is accessible, is written well for all voice parts, and they get a real buzz from singing it. I'm trying to find items that will have a similar effect, and that my choir will really take to. The piece should be:
Easy to learn and effective in performance, 20th-21st century choral music, SATB, secular, with little divisi, a cappella (or with simple percussion accomp), c. 3-5mins. The piece will be performed in summer concerts.
Any ideas?
Forum message: Choir Camp Leigh Anderson, %24 %b %2015 %03:%Apr:%th 3AprGMT+0000 am a high school choir director in a small-ish community and am looking for creative ways to grow my program. We have a good solid choral program, but I want to recruit more males (like many others, I am sure). I would like to plan a summer choir camp for 4th-6th graders. I have a high school pop a cappella group who will be helping to teach music and run the activities and events with the kids. I am planing for a 4 day camp that will run from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM each day, and on the 4th day we will have a concert for the parents to showcase what the kids have learned.
I have never done anyting like this and would love some feedback on any important points to keep in mind, or things to plan for. If you have ever done anything like this, I have the following questions:
Should I charge a participation fee or make it free this first year we have the camp?
How much music should I plan for with the time allotted?
Is this enough time for a camp? Is it too short/too long for elementary students?
What supplemental activities should I plan, in addition to singing and learning music?
Thank you in advance for any replies!
Leigh Anderson
Choir Director
Mt. Vernon High School
Fortville, Indiana
Concert: IMAGINE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOHN LENNON Dirk Tomandl, %24 %b %2015 %01:%Apr:%th 1AprGMT+0000


Join Encore and IRT actor, Rob Johansen for a one night only performance

Marian University Theatre, 3200 Cold Spring Rd., IN 46222, Indianapolis

Come dressed in your favorite Beatles-era garb

Come early for cocktails by lava-lamp light at 7pm & participate in a Beatles' Karaoke contest

Bid on silent auction items including tickets to the July 30 Kelly Clarkson/Pentatonix concert

Encore's ensemble and solo music framed by Indianapolis favorite, actor Rob Johansen’s portrayal of Lennon from a first-person view. The show takes you on a journey from early Beatles days through the psychedelic 60’s to Lennon’s solo career.  
We can't wait to see your Beatles-era costume!  The evening begins with a Karaoke Contest Pre-Party at 7pm. Then watch the winner perform onstage! 

This is unlike anything you have ever heard and is sure to amaze you. 

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Classified ad: interim church organist position James Olesen, %24 %b %2015 %00:%Apr:%th 0AprGMT+0000
Emmanuel Church, Boston
1/4 time (8-10 hours/week)
1 service per week plus special services (Holy Week, feast days, etc)
weddings/funerals - extra compensation and right of first refusal (currently no bench fee)
monthly planning meeting with rector and music director
lead chapel choir from the organ in summer and other occasional services during the program year
20K estimated salary
no current plans for a new organ
September, 2015 through August, 2016
interim organist could be a candidate for the permanent position
Contact James Olesen
617  666-4617
Forum message: The Perfect Requiem Marc Levin, %23 %b %2015 %22:%Apr:%rd 22AprGMT+0000 is a fun idea (at least I think so).  What about creatng a Requiem Mass from the greatest elements ever written.  In other words, choose each component from your all time favorites, Mozart's Lacrimosa, Francesco Cavalli's Agnus Dei, etc.   Anyone up for the challenge?  Because I would like to sell the final result to my Director for a concert. As an add on, pick which parts you would delete if you have to shorten the mass. ]]>Borrowing request: Vivaldi Credo RV 591 Trevor Loes, %23 %b %2015 %21:%Apr:%rd 21AprGMT+0000 Instrumental Parts to Vivaldi's Credo RV 591
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Any edition will work
Starting: ASAP
For: Until May 20th
Copies: 1
Willing to rent: Yes
Hello,  I am looking to borrow or rent the instrumental parts to Vivaldi's Credo RV 591.  The parts should consist of 2 violins, viola, and continuo.  An edition with a separate keyboard part would be help.  I am looking to borrow this ASAP for a concert on May 18th and will return the parts immediately after the concert.  My e-mail is or I can be reached by calling 563-326-5313 ext. 240.  Thank you!
Classified ad: Organist/Music Director Lynn Hade, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Apr:%rd 19AprGMT+0000
Position Title:  Organist/Choir Director (part-time) 
Position Description:  We seek a skilled musician who will provide instrumental leadership of liturgical music and hymnody at our weekly 10:00 am Sunday worship service and provide leadership to a small group of dedicated adult choir volunteers.   The music director will coordinate with the rector to plan liturgical music and hymnody that will enhance the worship experience of the congregants.  Organist preferred.
Our organ is a Rogers organ, the Concord 755-800, built in October of 1990.  With two 61 note manual keyboards, a 32-pedal note illuminated AG) specification pedal clavier, MIDI capabilities, it is excellent condition.   We also have an upright Baldwin piano in the sanctuary and the congregation includes several persons skilled in various instruments.   Additionally, the church owns a 37 note set of Malmark handbells and a 5 octave set of Malmark hand chimes.
The position is salaried at a ¼ time rate based on AGO salary guidelines and includes sick leave and four weeks of paid vacation annually.
Application Information: 
A full resume and references should be sent to:
            The Rev. Lynn A. Hade, Rector
            Episcopal Church of the Advent
            12 Byberry Road
            Hatboro, PA  19040
Or to:
The on-site interview will include an audition of a prepared prelude or postlude, a hymn of the candidate’s choice and one of our choice and a brief rehearsal with the choir.
Applications close May 22, 2015.  Our hope is to have someone in place by mid to late summer.
Concert: All Nature Sings Korland Simmons, %23 %b %2015 %19:%Apr:%rd 19AprGMT+0000
There is a harmony that lies beyond that which human voices alone can create; it is the mystical blending of wordless melodies sung by all the earth that surrounds us.
All Nature Sings will celebrate this “music of the spheres” with Aaron Copland's a cappella masterpiece, In the Beginning, featuring mezzo-soprano Helen Karloski.
The concert also features choral works of American composers Eric Whitacre, Stephen Paulus, Frank Ticheli, Daniel Elder, and others.
Purchase Tickets Here!
Classified ad: Manager of Music Programs and Concert Production Martin Jean, %23 %b %2015 %18:%Apr:%rd 18AprGMT+0000 Yale Institute of Sacred Music seeks to appoint a manager of music programs and concert productions. The successful candidate will hold the Bachelor’s degree in Music or related area and five years of work experience in music or arts administration or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in early music is strongly desired.
Duties include managing and implementing the administrative and executive functions necessary for all ISM concerts and ensembles, and for ISM graduate programs in music (choral conducting, organ, voice).
Start date August 1, 2015 (or negotiable.)
Announcement: CONCERT STREAM AVAILABLE - Viva Italia: 17th Century Music from the Collegio Germanico in Rome (works by Victoria, Palestrina, Charpentier, Carissimi, and Sances) Brian Schmidt, %23 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%rd 16AprGMT+0000 to a live performance by the Duke Vespers Ensemble and period-instrument orchestra made up of the Mallarmé Chamber Players and Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, conducted by Brian A. Schmidt. Available at the following link until 4/27.
Some of Europe’s most famous Renaissance and Baroque composers lived and worked in Rome during the 1600s. In Viva Italia, the Duke Vespers Ensemble -- in collaboration with Mallarme Chamber Players and the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt ensemble -- presents a selection of music influenced by these composers. The music represents the beauty and majesty that was being cultivated in worship in 17th century Rome.

An important location for talented European composers of the 17th century was Rome’s Collegio Germanico, the Vatican’s training center for German-speaking priests. Musicians connected to the center include Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Giacomo Carissimi, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Giovanni Felice Sances. This confluence of talent led to a golden age of sacred music in Rome and the emergence of creative performance practices that have remained relatively unknown. For example, the Collegio Germanico and other churches in Rome were beginning to add instrument doublings to their performances in the late 16th century and throughout the 17th century – so much that people started referring to this practice as the “uso di Roma,” or the “use in Rome.”

Viva Italia

The Viva Italia concert represents much of what one would have heard in Mass or Vespers worship services at the Collegio Germanico and elsewhere in Rome in the 17th century. Selections include:

  • Ave regina caelorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Regina Caeli by Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Salve Regina by Tomás Luis de Victoria
  • Alma redemptoris mater by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Dixit Dominus by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • O Dulcissima Mariae Domine by Giacomo Carissimi
  • Ave maris stella by Giovanni Felice Sances
  • Vulnerasti cor meum by Giovanni Felice Sances
  • Missa Sancta Mariae Magdalenae by Giovanni Felice Sances (2nd performance ever in North America)
Classified ad: Choral Director Steve Crump, %23 %b %2015 %14:%Apr:%rd 14AprGMT+0000
Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seeks Choir Director
We seek a Choral Director to become part of a multi-staff team in the largest UU congregation in the state of Louisiana.  Our current music  director, after  22 years of employment, will retire in the spring of 2015, opening the possible employment of two persons, an accompanist/music program administrator, and a choral director. This posting is for a Choral Director who will become part of a ministry team, crafting worship services and integrating music into congregational life.   Resumes, references, and DVDs are welcomed as part of our search process. We are an equal opportunity employer.
 Applicants must demonstrate music competency, leadership ability, familiarity with multi-cultural and diverse musical expressions, experience in choral direction, and an interest in engaging the members of an all-volunteer choir in a music ministry widely received with appreciation in the congregation, community, and region.
Our current program features adult choir, intergenerational ensembles, small vocal ensembles, and instrumental ensembles reflecting a variety of musical styles and genres. For example, we currently include classical, popular, jazz, blues, and gospel in vocal and instrumental configurations.
Our 64-year-old congregation grew in the era of segregation and Jim Crow and became one of the first integrated congregations in the city, and today, our congregation is racially and ethnically diverse. In the last 30 years, the campus has seen two major renovations. This year we are undergoing  a complete reconstruction of our parking lot and modest updates to our sanctuary, including an enhanced chancel with A/V capabilities. Joining a staff of three, full-time, ordained UU ministers, our new music personnel will be working regularly with volunteers: in rehearsals, in team meetings, and with the congregation as it gathers in two worship services every Sunday morning.
Baton Rouge, the state capital,  located on the Mississippi River, is Louisiana's most populated city.  Our city is home to LSU, Southern University, a community college, and  thousands of residents who are employed in state government and in the oil, gas, and chemical industry.  The city's arts and cultural community is vibrant and boasts a world-class symphony orchestra.  Our church, because of its capacity and programming, has a regional UU presence in the state.
Inquiries and contact:
The Reverend Steve J. Crump
Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge
8470 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA   70810
Announcement: WGBY Together in Song Regional Choral Festival - Sunday April 26, Kathy Caton, %23 %b %2015 %11:%Apr:%rd 11AprGMT+0000  Springfield has hosted the choral series, "Together in Song" now for five  years and this year, eight choral groups will be competing to win.Voting begins at the live performance on  Sunday, April 26 from 7-9 pm. Your votes do make a difference. Help to spread the word and either watch on PBS 16 or on line.  The Mt Greylock Regional  High School Choir from The Berkshires  is one of the eight choirs chosen to compete and the only choir from Berkshire County involved for the last two years. Help us to spread the word and vote for your favorite choral group! 
Announcement: Choral Workshop 2015 Gregor Laskowski, %23 %b %2015 %08:%Apr:%rd 8AprGMT+0000
International Oratorio Choir
Choral Workshop 13-18 October 2015 in Italy
W. A. Mozart - Requiem, KV 626
Who is the International Oratorio Choir?
The International Oratorio Choir (artistic director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.
Who can take part in the project?
-groups of at least 10 persons
What are the terms and conditions for singers?
-own choral scores (published by Bärenreiter) of Requiem (W. A. Mozart)
-some rough knowledge of the piece (e.g. having worked through it yourself or indeed having performed it on a previous occasion)
-commitment to attend all the rehearsals throughout the project phase
Which piece will be worked on together?
The Requiem Mass in D minor (KV 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s is his final composition. Even though only two-thirds actually originate from Mozart himself, it is one of his best loved and admired works. Mozart died while writing the Mass. The piece was completed by his two students, Eybler and Süßmayr. The genesis and quality of later additions have been hotly debated for a long time. The strange circumstances in which the work was commissioned, and the chronological connection between this requiem mass and Mozart’s rather early death has also inspired countless legends.
Where will the rehearsals be held?
On Lake Garda the International Oratorio Choir will be using the rehearsal rooms.
The lake presents a wonderful spectacle of natural luminescence and colours for an unforgettable musical event.
Where and when the concert will take place?
The concert will be held in Riva del Garda (Italy) on 17 October 2015.
Concert: LMU's 50th Spring Chorale Paul Gibson, %23 %b %2015 %06:%Apr:%rd 6AprGMT+0000 50 years of the choral program begun by the late Paul Salamunovich, Dr. Mary Breden leads the choruses of Loyola Marymount University in a wide-ranging program that culminates in the world premiere of Paul Gibson's Te Deum for chorus and orchestra. Tickets at  ]]>Forum message: Rejoice in the Lamb metronome markings Michael Wade, %23 %b %2015 %05:%Apr:%rd 5AprGMT+0000 all,

I was just perusing two different Boosey & Hawkes scores of Rejoice in the Lamb, and noticing the one I recently purchased had metronome markings next to the major tempo markings, while the older score from the library did not. I was just curious if anyone knew if these specific markings were from Britten himself, or a B&H editor? Thanks for any insight you may have in ascertaining the authenticity of these markings!  

Michael  ]]>
Forum message: Pronunciation question - "ancient" Kristina Butler Houston, %23 %b %2015 %00:%Apr:%rd 0AprGMT+0000 lived and was educated in the Midwest, and I know I tend to default to that pronunciation.  I'm now in upstate NY, and every once in a while a member of my community chorus surprises me with a question about the pronunciation of an English word - and it's usually members who feel very strongly about "their" pronunciation. In general, lacking any specific vocal or choral reason to choose a particular pronunciation, I will go with the majority of the group, since that will probably fall most easily on the ear of our local audience. I'm talking about small details here, not something that would usually be part of an "accent".
This time, the word is "ancient". To give context, it is being sung in a contemporary protest song that is in a folk song style. In the group, there are two opinions about the sound between the n and the vowel. Some think it should be a sh sound, some a ch sound. Some dictionaries seem to support both, although at least one only gives the pronunciation I have never heard!
How would you pronounce the sound right before the middle vowel in "ancient"? And where are you, if you are willing to share?
Announcement: Symposium on Singing and Song - Call for Papers and Presentations (deadline May 15, 2015) Ki Adams, %22 %b %2015 %23:%Apr:%nd 23AprGMT+0000
Symposium on Singing and Song
October 1-4, 2015
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador CANADA
Call for Papers and Presentations  Deadline – May 15, 2015
The Symposium on Singing and Song will bring together scholars, performers and pedagogues, representing diverse disciplines, to share international perspectives, research and practices associated with singing and song. Proposal submissions are invited that address multi-faceted contexts of singing and song such as artistic, physiological, cultural, sociological, historical, pedagogical, compositional, psychological, medical...and beyond! Symposium programming will include keynote and delegate presentations, performances, social gatherings and opportunities for stimulating dialogue and networking.
The Symposium on Singing and Song welcomes both traditional and imaginative presentation formats. Individual and collaborative submissions are welcome. Accepted submissions will be grouped thematically by the program committee. Selected papers and presentations will be published in the Symposium on Singing and Song e-proceedings.
More information about the Keynote Presenters, Karmina Šilec  (Slovenia), Ēriks Ešenvalds (Latvia),  Karen Brunssen (USA), Julia Davids (USA/Canada), and Patrick Freer (USA), along with registration fees can be found on The Singing Network’s website. Please submit proposals using the online Proposal Submission Form.
social media:
Co-Founders and Directors
Prof Ki Adams
Dr Andrea Rose
Concert: The Wonderful World of Disney Music Stephen Bartell, %22 %b %2015 %22:%Apr:%nd 22AprGMT+0000
May 16th Spring Show “The Wonderful World of Disney Music,” at Irvington High School, 40 North Broadway, in Irvington, New York 10533.
The show will be great fun for kids of all ages: kids will enjoy the tunes they know and parents will be reminded of those they knew.
Singing along with the Chorus to your favorite songs will be encouraged!!
Show will be at 2 pm (tickets: $20) and 7:30 pm ($30). Visit or call 914-298-SING [7464].
Forum message: Chorus Attendance - The Accurate Way vs The Easy Way Jacob Levine, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%nd 20AprGMT+0000
There are numerous variations in the ways that community choirs take attendance during rehearsal. Though the specifics vary widely, I've noticed they seem to fall into one of two categories I refer to as The Accurate Way and The Easy Way. You can see more details about the distinction here.
What does your chorus do? And why did you make that decision?
Classified ad: High School Choral Music Director - Hemet, CA Dwight Holmes, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%nd 20AprGMT+0000 High School announces a search for a  Choral Music Director/Teacher beginning with the fall semester 2015.
Positon information with be posted on April 28 on the Hemet Unified School District website. For further information
go to, scroll to employment and then to
Classified ad: TENORS & BASSES NEEDED FOR PROFESSIONAL GROUP Rev. Mark William Gory, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%nd 20AprGMT+0000 Group GENESIS "The Balm" is in need of Tenors & Basses we rehears on Monday Evenings at 6:30pm at the Rehearsal Hall of the Southeast Symphony in LaBrea & Florance Blvd in Inglewood, CA.
All concerts and performances are paid unless other wised arranged or requested.
The group sings Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Blues, and Contemporary Music.
Please feel free to go the to website of and check us out or contact
Rev. Mark Gory at 323-572-8748 or my email:
the group is culturally mixed. At this time we have a concert coming up which will be at the Torrance Performing Arts Center
Announcement: Presbyterian Association of Musicians Choral Anthem Composition Contest William McConnell, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%nd 20AprGMT+0000
The Presbyterian Association of Musicians invites composers to submit entries for its first choral anthem composition competition. 
Eligibility:  Any composer may submit an entry, with the following exceptions:  PAM Executive Board members and their immediate families.
Entry Deadline:  October 1, 2015 (Email time stamp or postmark)
Award Notification:  No later than December 31, 2015.  PAM reserves the right to not make an award if no entry is deemed acceptable.
  1. The composer of the winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1000. 
  2. The winning composition will be recommended for publication by MorningStar Music Publishers in the PAM Anthem Series.  Final decision on publication resides with MorningStar.
  3. The winning composition will be introduced at a summer PAM Worship and Music Conference. The winning composer will grant PAM permission to reproduce the work for its introduction. PAM will bear the cost of reproduction and distribution to conference participants.
Jury:   PAM’s ad hoc committee on anthem competitions, the 2016 Montreat Worship and Music Conference Director, and the 2016 Mo-Ranch/PAM Conference Director will comprise the jury.
For more information, complete guidleines, and application, go to our website at
William McConnell
william.mcconnell (a)
Concert: Connecticut College Choir Concert: Byrd and the B's Wendy Moy, %22 %b %2015 %20:%Apr:%nd 20AprGMT+0000
The Chamber Choir and Camel Heard, under the direction of Assistant Professor Wendy Moy, will present selections from Byrd's "Mass for Four Voices" and the music of Johann S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Beatles, Eric William Barnum, and beyond. 
Sunday, April 26 4:00 pm
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Wendy Moy, conductor
John Anthony, organ
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and free to Connecticut College students, staff and faculty.
Classified ad: Lower School Music Teacher Needed Mary Dang, %22 %b %2015 %18:%Apr:%nd 18AprGMT+0000
Title:  Lower School Music Teacher
Requirements:  Master’s Degree or equivalent in teaching
Reports to:  Lower School Division Head
Primary Responsibilities:  Teach music classes and conduct a chorus; collaborate lesson plan with colleagues to design experiences for students; communicate and partner with parents and grade-level team to provide information about student learning.
Hours/Classification:  Full-Time, Exempt
The Hamlin School seeks teachers who support and implement the school’s Mission and Creed. There is a commitment to passionate engagement with both the art and science of teaching. Hamlin teachers are caring, compassionate, collaborative, and are dedicated to the education of girls and to the integration of 21st century essential capacities into lesson design.
  • Provide instruction in music education; Conduct Red Chorus for grades 3-5
  • Implement curricula as identified in the Curriculum Guide
  • Teach with an understanding of the development and growth of Lower School girls
  • Communicate and collaborate with other faculty and staff regarding each girl
  • Assess student progress using a variety of methods
  • Communicate with parents about the program and student progress
  • Attend grade level meetings for collaborative discussion and sharing of student concerns
  • Identify materials, resources and technology needs for program
  • Include use of appropriate technology tools and resources for instruction
  • Create and update course web pages
  • Participate actively in faculty meetings, admissions and other school events
  • Pursue relevant opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Supervise students in other roles such as recess, lunch, field trips, etc.
  • Participate in grade level outdoor education trips as necessary
Interested candidates may send their resume and cover letter to Mary Dang,
Classified ad: Deer Park High School Choir Position Barry Talley, %22 %b %2015 %17:%Apr:%nd 17AprGMT+0000
The position of Head Choir Director at Deer Park HS is open for applications.  The position will begin in the 2015-2016 school year.  DPHS Choir involves 480 students in grades 9-12.  Person will oversee a staff of 3+ full time assistants. DPHS has great facilities including a state of the art performing arts center along with a strong tradition of choral excellence.  Four middle schools feed the HS program.
DPISD is looking for a person with energy and passion to continue the standard of excellence achieved by this program in the past and willing to push it to greater heights and success.
Other duties include: overseeing a private lesson program at the HS; coordinate the district’s choral program 6-12; provide the school and community with quality choral and ensemble performances as needed.
Salary in DPISD begins above $50,000 for new teachers.  The head choral position has a stipend in a range of $8,000-$9,700 according to experience of person.
Interested applicants should fill out an application online at
Resumes must  be sent to Barry Talley-Executive Director of Fine Arts
Classified ad: United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus Tenor Vacancy Dana Booher, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%nd 16AprGMT+0000 United States Navy Band, based in Washington, D.C., is currently holding an audition for full-time Tenor vocalist in the Sea Chanters Chorus. Starting salary is $57,461-$62,825, plus benefits. Applications and recordings are due by July 13, and auditions will be held August 10.
The U.S. Navy Band is the Navy's premier musical organization. For more information about applying, please visit, email, or call the Navy Band's Auditions Supervisor at (202) 433-2840.
Classified ad: Seeking HW Zimmermann Three Simple Melodies Thomas Berryman, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%nd 16AprGMT+0000 a score (pdf) of Heinz Werner Zimmermann's Three Simple Melodies for mezzo- soprano and piano on texts by Marjorie Jillson, now out of print.  The publisher is willing to grant permission to copy if a score (pdf) is located.
Announcement: Simple, Elegant, Intentional | Mona Lyn Reese's "Stay with me, God | MusicSpoke Aliana Kae, %22 %b %2015 %17:%Apr:%nd 17AprGMT+0000 Lyn Reese's music is impeccably suited to the voice. As the long-time composer-in-residence for the Minnesota Opera, you'd expect nothing less. Perhaps the greatest extent of Mona's talent is demonstrated by her restraint in "Stay with me, God." Composers of her experience and talent could easily complicate their scores, but Mona doesn't over-embellish her work. Instead, she chooses to let the text speak for itself, as she deliberately coaxes a delicately simple melody from a WWII soldier's prayer. Mona avoids music that could become simplistic with the creation of this setting, which results in a work of art which is profoundly at peace with itself. The universality of the text makes it appropriate for both sacred and secular contexts, which puts it easily within the reach of choirs of all ages and levels of experience. 
See the full score. Hear the entire SoundCloud recording. Buy Stay with me, God on MusicSpoke!
Concert: South Metro Chorale presents: Music for the Soul Kim Petersen, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%nd 16AprGMT+0000, May 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379
$12 adults/$8 students & seniors
The concert features the masterworks Cantique de Jean Racine and Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, in conjunction with Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Beautiful and inspiring works such as Moses Hogan's Walk Together Children, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop, Let Me Fly by Robert DeCormier, Earth Song by Frank Ticheli and The Lord Bless You and Keep You by John Rutter will fill out the program. ]]>
Concert: South Metro Chorale presents: Music for the Soul Kim Petersen, %22 %b %2015 %16:%Apr:%nd 16AprGMT+0000
Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. 
St. Richard’s Catholic Church, 7540 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N Berens Rd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379
$12 adults/$8 students & seniors
The concert features the masterworks Cantique de Jean Racine and Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, in conjunction with Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber. Beautiful and inspiring works such as Moses Hogan's Walk Together Children, Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop, Let Me Fly by Robert DeCormier, Earth Song by Frank Ticheli and The Lord Bless You and Keep You by John Rutter will fill out the program.
Forum message: Help... where can I find the men?? kelly birgfeld, %22 %b %2015 %14:%Apr:%nd 14AprGMT+0000 am a director of a small ensemble that is christian ministry based in NJ.  We perform mostly for churches/coffee houses and have branched out on a few other things (doing an anthem for a baseball game...).  I am having the hardest time finding choral singers that are versatile in both traditional hymns and contemporary chorus singing that want to do ministry based singing and can sightread.  I just found out that am going to lose one of my baritones due to a move out of state and now I am down to just 2 men (out of 12 singers).  I just don't know where to look...  I have exhausted all of my possible connections.  Any ideas out there??? ]]>Classified ad: Director of Adult Choirs Tricia Melzer-Swaydrak, %22 %b %2015 %14:%Apr:%nd 14AprGMT+0000
Director of Adult Choirs for Glenview Community Church
Glenview Community Church of Glenview, IL, an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, seeks a permanent, part-time Director of Adult Choirs.  The successful enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced candidate will direct a talented 45-voice adult volunteer choir in weekly rehearsals, church services and occasional special services and events while encouraging and developing creative  adult choral outreach opportunities. The music program is known for its high quality, diversity and enthusiastic involvement of its members.  The candidate should be committed to serving God through the music of the church, enjoy working with people and demonstrate excellent choral conducting and communication skills. The Director of Adult Choirs reports to the Minister for Music and collaborates closely with the music and pastoral staff.  A complete job description can be found at
Number of rehearsals per week:  2 (Thursday evening and Sunday morning)
Number of services per week: 1
Hours: 15 per week, 10 months per year
Salary:  negotiable
Concert: Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Choir at the Garden City Cathedral David Fryling, %22 %b %2015 %14:%Apr:%nd 14AprGMT+0000 Hofstra Chorale and Chamber Singers return to the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City on Friday night, April 24th, at 7:30 pm. The Program, entitled “Light/Dark,” explores the versatility of the voice, exploring aural color extremes–from the sunny joy of Dominick Argento's “So I’ll Sing with my Voice” to the desperate darkness of Johannes Brahms' “Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Müsehligen;” from the transcendent stillness of Eric Whitacre's “Sleep” to the giddy bounce of Michael Hennagin's “Walking on the Green Grass;” from the warm comfort of Eleanor Daley's “In Remembrance” to the bright silliness of Jaako Mäntyjärvi's “El Hambo”–as well as many other shades in between (Full program below).
Directed by Dr. David Fryling
Friday, April 24, 2015 @7:30 p.m.
   Cathedral of the Incarnation
   50 Cathedral Avenue
   Garden City, NY 11530
Tickets available at the door:
   $10 General Admission
   $8 Senior Citizen or non-Hofstra Student with ID.

                       -------------- Program --------------                                   
So I'll Sing with My Voice     Argento
i will wade out    Whitacre
Waternight    Whitacre
Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Müsehligen, Op. 74, #1    Johannes Brahms
Sleep, Fleshly Birth    Ramsey
Sleep    Whitacre
Deep River    Hogan
Walking on the Green Grass    Michael Hennigan
Tykus Tykus    V. Augustinas
In remembrance    Daley
Alleluia    Thompson
Son de la loma    arr J. Quick
El Hambo    Jaako Mäntyjärvi
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Concert: English Montreal School Board Chorale Celebrates 35 Years Patricia Abbott, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Apr:%nd 13AprGMT+0000 English Montreal School Board Chorale celebrates its 35th anniversary with two performances of its Spring Gala Concert on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. in Montreal’s Oscar Peterson Hall (Concordia University, Loyola Campus). Joining the 90 members of the choir will be pianist Anne-Marie Denoncourt, guest musicians and alumni of the choir. For this special occasion the choir will perform the world premiere of Sainte Cécile by Canadian composer Kathleen Allan based on the poetry of Émile Nelligan. The concert also marks Patricia Abbott’s 25th anniversary as conductor. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and will be available at the door. Info: 514-483-7200, ext. 7234 (
Patricia Abbott, conductor, and Marie-Ève Arseneau, assistant conductor
1st Half
Junior Chorale
Which is the Properest Day to Sing? (Thomas Arne, arr. Harry R. Wilson)
Good Night: A Russian Song (trad., arr. Doreen Rao)
Mountain Brook with Rushing Waters (David N. Johnson)
T'as pas ta tête, toi! (Pascal Bouvet)
Corpulent Camel (Steve Kuferschmid)
Give Me the Simple Life ( Rube Bloom & Harry Ruby, arr. Russell Robinson)
Senior Chorale
Dis-moi, beau printemps (Roland de Lassus)
Il fait bon aimer l’oiselet (Antoine de Févin)
Will There Really Be a “Morning”? (Craig Hella Johnson, poem by Emily Dickinson)
While Joyful Springtime Lasteth (Henry Youll)
Pur ti miro (Claudio Monteverdi, ed. Ann Small and Stephen Alltop)
Now is the Month of Maying (Thomas Morley)
2nd Half
Senior Chorale
Ancient City (Andrew de Teilga, Words and arr. Paul Jarman)
Ombra mai fu (G.F. Handel, arr. Robert Sieving)
The Stars are with the Voyager (Eleanor Daley)
One Voice (Ruth Moody, arr. Marcelline Moody)
Feel Good (L. Craig Tyson & Leonard Scott, arr. Barbara Baker & David J. Elliott)
We Rise Again (Leon Dubinsky, arr. Stephen Smith) 
Junior and Senior Chorales
Mi'kmaq Honour Song (arr. Lydia Adams)
Sainte Cécile (Kathleen Allan) - WORLD PREMIERE - Commissioned by the EMSB Chorale for its 35th Anniversary
Can You Hear Me? (Bob Chilcott)
Twelve Gates to the City (trad., arr. Gwyneth Walker)
Junior and Senior Chorales joined by Alumni
Dream a Dream (Ed Robertson)
Rejoice and Sing! (Rollo Dilworth)
Harmonia Mundi (anon., text by Lorraine Vermette and F.Deilber)
Classified ad: Music Director/Choral and Band Conductor Betsy Allen, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Apr:%nd 13AprGMT+0000
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County is seeking a Music Director, quarter-time (13.5hr/wk for 10 months/year), starting August 2015. The Music Director will develop a diverse and stimulating music program and provide professional leadership for the choirs and other musical activities of the congregation, being sensitive to UU principles and values. Duties include planning and overseeing music for all worship services from September to mid-June, rehearsing and conducting the adult choir and the jazz band, developing and leading children’s music programs, scheduling special music, as well as fulfilling administrative duties.
Candidates should be competent in choral and band conducting, have vocal experience and exhibit good administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Piano or other instrument strongly preferred. The music director must be willing to work with the minister and staff as well as volunteers in service preparations and other church activities.
Salary range within UUA recommended guidelines.
Submit your applications to:
Music Director Search Committee
780 Waupelani Drive Extension
State College, PA 16801
or email:
Deadline: May 22, 2015
Concert: Dan Forrest Te Deum Chamber World Premiere Timothy Powell, %22 %b %2015 %13:%Apr:%nd 13AprGMT+0000 American Prize-winning Davidson Chorale from the Davidson Fine Arts School and the Lyra Vivace Chamber Orchestra will present the world premiere of the chamber version of Dan Forrest's beautiful Te Deum at St. John United Methodist Church in Augusta, GA. The concert will also feature the Georgie Premiere of Wedding Mass by Timothy Michael Powell, featuring soprano soloist Tina Milhorn Stallard.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE!
Te Deum by Dan Forrest
I. Praise to the Trinity
II. Prayers
III. Praise to Christ
Wedding Mass by Timothy Michael Powell
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. When Love is Found
V. Sanctus
VI. Agnus Dei
The 2014-2015 Davidson Chorale
Classified ad: Please help Josephine Hernandez, %21 %b %2015 %06:%Apr:%st 6AprGMT+0000 Any church music
Composer/Arranger/Edition: Fairly easy
Starting: Any by email
For: Any
Copies: One
Willing to rent: No
Hi guys, 
We are an Anglican Choir from the Philippines. We are rebuilding after the massive Typhoons that hit our country and destroyed just about everything. We have NO MUSIC whatsoever, except one tattered copy of Mission Praise. Our choristers currently re write the music by hand onto scratch paper using pencils. They normally spend two hours each week copying the music before one hour of practice. 
Whilst we are rebuilding the churches and putting on new roofs, our choristers are very keen. Please IF YOU HAVE ANY MUSIC- stuff like Lead me Lord by Wesley etc, any fairly moderately easy music- please email it to us. Details of our choir can be seen at
Borrowing request: Choral Score, R. Thompson, "Testament of Freedom" (SATB voicing) Stan McDaniel, %21 %b %2015 %23:%Apr:%st 23AprGMT+0000 Choral Score, R. Thompson, "Testament of Freedom" (SATB voicing)
Composer/Arranger/Edition: R. Thompson
Starting: August 15, 2015
For: 15 weeks
Copies: We need 60 total
Willing to rent: No
The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale hopes to rent choral scores for the SATB version of Randall Thompson's Testament of Freedom for three performances in November 2015.  Rehearsals to begin in August..  
Announcement: Nine Composers Recognized by PROJECT : ENCORE™ Darlene Wyzga, %22 %b %2015 %00:%Apr:%nd 0AprGMT+0000
PROJECT : ENCORE™ of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, a bridge between conductors and new, post-premiere choral compositions and their composers, is proud to announce this quarter’s acceptance of--
“Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain“ by Jeffrey Biegel
“Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein“ by Micaela Larsen Brown
“For Lantau” by Rebekah Driscoll
“Life and Art” by Wayne Eastwood
“A Prep-School Boy“ by Joshua Fishbein
“Nunc Dimittis” by Bill Heigen
“Le gentil petit diable” by Martin Loridan
“Vit encore la mousque, quel plaisir!” by Karen Siegel
“Mo Bhrón ar an Bhfarraige” by Raeghnya Zutshi

into its keyword searchable database of new post-premiere choral compositions vetted by an international panel of prominent conductors.  Congratulations, all!
CONDUCTORS are urged to sign up to receive the quarterly publication, Sing It Again!, for regular updates on new repertoire!
COMPOSERS are invited to submit compositions that have been premiered, but have not been extensively performed beyond the premiere--as frequently as one per quarter--for review and possible upload into the prestigious PROJECT : ENCORE™ database.
Classified ad: Sing Beethoven's Ninth with Prometheus Symphony Orchestra Derek Tam, %21 %b %2015 %23:%Apr:%st 23AprGMT+0000
Sing with the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. under the direction of Music Director Eric Hansen.
The concert will feature soloists Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai, Jennifer Boesing, Mark Narins and Eugene Brancoveanu.
The rehearsal schedule for the chorus is as follows:
Sunday, May 3 (chorus only): 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 (chorus only): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both of these rehearsals are at The Church on the Corner, 1319 Solano Av., Albany, CA 94706
Monday, May 11 (with orchestra): 7:30 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Merritt College P Building, P 307 (12500 Campus Dr., Oakland, CA 94619)
Wednesday, May 13 (dress rehearsal): 7:30 p.m. — 10 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (114 Montecito Av., Oakland, CA 94610)
While there is no audition or fee to join the chorus, singers are expected to come prepared so that we can produce the best performance possible given limited rehearsal time. There are limited spots available in each voice section on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Although singers are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, only three of four rehearsals are required. If you have sung the Beethoven before, you may make a request, in writing, to attend only the dress rehearsal and one other rehearsal. These requests will evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
An annotated version of the Breitkopf and Härtel vocal score will be sent electronically to participants.
To join the choir, please contact Derek Tam at
For more information about the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, an all-volunteer community-based orchestra devoted to the rehearsal and performance of master works of the symphonic repertoire, visit
Announcement: Four new SSA(A), SATB, & Christmas releases by composer Dale Trumbore, from Boosey & Hawkes and MusicSpoke Dale Trumbore, %21 %b %2015 %23:%Apr:%st 23AprGMT+0000

Boosey & Hawkes In High Voice Series

SSAA a cappella chorus


Commissioned by the 2012 ACDA Women's Choir R&S Commissioning Consortium, the entire piece drives toward the last line of Stacy Gnall's poem: “big brother, I am catching up to you.” One long, rhythmic race, this selection will be a wonderful contrast to much of the repertoire often included in women's choral concerts.


A Valentine for Hands

Boosey & Hawkes Yale Glee Club New Classics Series

SATB a cappella chorus


This beautiful text by contemporary poet Annie Finch is a love song describing the most beautiful and intimate images of love - “warm hands,” “gentlest sounds, touches and hours”. The text is set apart and isolated in sound, marked by gentle silences until halfway through the piece when the voices finally merge together, remaining that way - finally united, until the very end. A Valentine for Hands was the 2013 winner of the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition.


The Christmas Rose


SATB chorus & piano


A constantly-flowing, lush setting of a Christmas poem by Dollie Radford, The Christmas Rose was the winner of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay’s Christmas Carol Contest.


Frozen In

Boosey & Hawkes In High Voice Series

SSA Chorus, Violin & Piano


Frozen In evokes the icy calm of a placid winter evening walk. This piece was commissioned and premiered by Trinity University's Voix d'Esprit (Gary Seighman, director).

Classified ad: York County (PA) Honors Choirs -Associate Conductor Randy Yoder, %21 %b %2015 %22:%Apr:%st 22AprGMT+0000