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Welcome and what would you do?

Hello Everyone and welcome to this community!
I want to pose a question--a very general question--to you.  What would you program/sing if you had to present a chamber music program to an audience not familar with the genre?  Madriagls--to "suck them in"?  Motets to appeal to the religious?  Part songs or jazz? And whose?
What appeals to you about this form?
I will be interested in seeing what you think.
on December 13, 2010 12:26pm
I live in an area where there are lots of types of music that are either unfamiliar or even unpopular.  I think some of this is often because some of the genres are unknown.  So I use every possible performance opportunity of my choir to "slip" in a little of something.  We might be performing a Big Band Era program but I manage to slip in a beautiful choral arrangement of what is known to me as "the art song" or a more difficult piece in the chamber style but yet a short piece.  Guess I was brought up to educate as well as entertain.  Never had complaints yet but it might not work in every situation.  Kathy
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