Looking for Good Repetoire for A Small Women's Church Ensemble.....
Date: June 3, 2010
I sing at a local Lutheran church as a paid soloist, and as I am pursuing a B.M. in Music Education, the music minister of the church suggested some time ago that I form a small ensemble to work with privately to gain some teaching/conducting experience. Now that Summer has come, I've got the time to get this project "up-and-running", so we will begin rehearsals next week. I've looked through my repetoir to find some pieces to begin working on, but everything that I have is far too difficult.
The group consists of 12 singers(SSAA). Several of them have musical backgrounds, but the majority of the singers do not have a great deal of experience.
I would like to choose several diverse, manageable pieces of music. Nothing that will be beyond their grasp, but selections that will be interesting and rewarding to the singers.
If anyone has any suggestions on some possible choices of music, or has had experience with a group like this and would like to offer some "pointers", it would be GREATLY appreciated. =)