Your favorite funny/amusing choral pieces for HS and adult voices?
Date: April 14, 2012
Would you please share information about your favorite funny or amusing choral piece(s) for high school or adult voices (title, maybe composer & publisher, etc.), and tell me just a little about why you like it/them? (Answers can be from your point of view as an audience member, or as a conductor or choir member.) And if you have any links to performances of the piece(s) on YouTube, by your own choir or others, I would appreciate your sharing those, as well.
If your own choir has performed such works, did your audiences respond positively to them? Did the pieces ever fall flat, or fail to generate the kind of response you thought they would? How do you go about programming them in concerts that may consist of mostly "serious" choral music? Is it difficult to fit funny or amusing pieces into your concerts? Do you wish there were more funny or amusing choral pieces to choose from? Do you find there are any special challenges in performing these works successfully? Do your choir members enjoy learning and performing such pieces?
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