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New World Music Repertoire: Betsy's Teaching CD's for Community Choirs

Teaching CDs for Community Choirs
Multi-Part Songs from Around the World

with Betsy Sansby

Betsy Sansby, who leads the One World Community Choir of Minnetonka, MN, has just produced a set of teaching discs for community choir leaders.

Each beautifully recorded Volume in the series contains all the parts to five or more a cappella songs from around the world. Each part is highlighted on a separate track, so it’s easy to hear how each part should sound, as well as how it interacts with the others.

And each song is recorded with a click, so you always know how each part relates to the beat. Each CD comes with a printed set of lyrics, translations for the songs, and teaching suggestions for choir leaders.

100% of all profits from the sale of these discs will go to charity.  To order,  click here.

Volume 1 : Teaching CDs for Community Choirs

Songlist:
  • Kudekukuru. A simple but spellbinding 5-part rainforest chant by John Bowker
  • Follow the Heron. A gorgeous 3-part ballad by contemporary Scottish singer/songwriter, Karine Polwart.
  • Sail Away, Ladies. A rousing 3-part Appalachian song from Kentucky dating back to the Civil War period.
  • Shosholoza. A 4-part South African Anthem, originally sung by miners, masterfully arranged by the Drakensberg Boys Choir
  • Hold On Just a Little While Longer An inspiring 4-part Spiritual with non-religious lyrics. Includes optional solo track.

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"I listened to your CDs and I'm overcome by how lovely they are. Your singing is gorgeous, the songs are terrific, and the whole concept of creating these tools and sending them out into the world--just to make it a happier place...It's a great gift to your fellow humans who get the benefit of your talent and generosity. Congratulations on such a wonderful labor of love."
Barb Freese

"I love Betsy's arrangements and so does my choir. They're always vibrant and heartfelt (and beautifully sung). If only all teaching CDs were so easy on the ear."
Chris Samuel, VoxBox, member of the Spooky Men Chorale, UK

"Exceptionally high quality recordings made with glorious attention to detail. A delight to hear and wildly useful for all choir directors needing the gift of quick and easy access to ready-prepared songs their choir will love."
Alise Ojay, Crediton World Music Community Choir, UK

“I tried for years to start a choir, but couldn't pull it together.  Betsy's teaching CDs have finally made it possible."
Holly Shure, Durango, Co





Volume 1 - $16.95 Add to cart


An exquisite learning tool for anyone singing in a choir. Betsy has a precise and exciting sense of rhythm and a clear and beautiful voice. I was thrilled to find these wonderful teaching CDs. Thanks for making my journey as a song leader a richer and easier one”
Maggie Wheeler, Golden Bridge Community Choir




Volume 2 - $16.95 Add to cart


“This is a wonderful selection of unique songs, perfect for paperless teaching to community choirs. Beautifully produced. They’re every community choir leader’s dream!”
Shivon Robinsong, Getting Higher Choir, Victoria, BC

“Don't pass them up! These teaching CDs have everything I would hope for: nice voices with accurate intonation, clear and accurate rhythms, songs sung first with all parts and then with each part isolated with the other parts mixed back. Extremely well engineered to bring everything out very clearly. And most important: a wonderful selection of songs!”
Denis Donnelly, director of Soundings, and co-director of Getting Higher Choir, Victoria, BC

"I am inspired by your work discs. They are clear, beautiful, harmonious and easy to follow. I enjoy the different voices used and the quality of the musicianship. Community choirs appreciate having different moods to sing and you are great at bringing them together.
Cari Burdett - JoyThroughMusic.com,
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