Favorite Choral-Orchestral Song/Movement
Date: August 28, 2012
Here's the scenario. You teach/conduct a high school chorus (SATB). At some point during the year, your students will present a concert, at your school, in collaboration with and accompanied by a professional orchestra. There will be a dress rehearsal immediately preceeding the concert. Here's the question: What one song, selection, piece, or movement from a larger work would you be sure to program or at least strongly consider programming? Consider the chorus to be an advanced high school mixed chorus numbering between 150-200 students. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for your students and you may actually get to be on the podium! Please do not suggest entire major or extended works. You have the opportunity to share with your singers some of the best choral/orchestral repertoire in an event that will affect their young, artistic selves. I have some ideas but would love to hear yours. So, what do you want to program?