Fall Concert Repertoire
Date: August 16, 2011
I've cut and pasted my fall repertoire from a handout to my singers. This fall, four of the pieces are being conducted by two of my singers who also conduct and were chosen by them. We usually have themes of some sort, and two concerts a calender year--fall and spring--with at least one or two break out performances per concert cycle. This fall, we are singing as part of a community 9-11 Memorial Service and will probably be part of a community holiday program in December. Many of my singers have degrees in music, teach music or direct choirs, whether church or school. Two of my singers are retired music educators and several are just beginning their music careers. I will have 14, possibly 15 (one more audition to go!) singers this fall, with four sopranos (two firsts, two seconds), three altos, three tenors and four basses. Two of the basses also accompany for me so, if they're playin', they're not singin'! They are a great bunch of people and I can't wait to get this concert cycle started.
I am looking forward to seeing what you are programming as well.
The Midwest Motet Society Fall 2011 Concert Repertoire
"Music of Thanksgiving and Praise"
An Anthem for Thanksgiving, William Billings
Sing to the Lord of the Harvest, arranged by Johann Steuerlein
Nun danket alle Gott (Now Thank We All Our God), arranged by Felix Mendelssohn
How Good to Thank Our God, John Ferguson
Canticle of Thanksgiving, John Rutter
Hail, Sacred Music, Hail, William Billings
Set Me As A Seal, Rene Clausen
We Are Singing, for the Lord is Our Light (Siyahamba), arranged by Hal Hopson
My Good Lord's Done Been Here, arranged by Moses Hogan
Jubilate (Jazz Motet), Johannes Matthias Michel
With a Voice of Singing, Martin Shaw
Lobe den Herrn, alle Heiden (Praise ye the Lord, all ye nations )BWV 230, J.S. Bach