Ca. 20-30 min. piece for international choir workshop
Date: December 30, 2012
I'm a new forum guest from a German a capella chamber choir of ca. 25 singers. I am hoping for some repertoire recommendations.
During the past my choir has been invited twice to a choir workshop in Poland. In 2013 we will invite the Polish choir to our first own workshop in Germany, plus 20 "free" participants from our region at the Baltic Sea Coast.
We are now urgently looking for a workshop piece to rehearse alone in ca. 5 weekly advance rehearsals and together during the workshop weekend (including a final performance).
Workshop history: Our Polish hosts so far selected the "Missa brevis" by Jan Szopinski and the "Missa Festiva" by Alexander Grechaninov as their workshop pieces. The next piece (i.e. "our" piece) should not be any more difficult than that, but not too simple, either.
20-30 min. total length, a cappella or with organ or piano accompaniment, maybe some percussion or even soloist(s) or individual instrument(s), but not a full orchestra (limited budget);
Latin would be ideal to save everybody language difficulties (e.g. another short mass). The style can be anything from 15th century to "modern", but no jazz, gospel, show, pop, etc. Nothing too mainstream, if possible.
I know it is difficult, but I would really be very grateful for some ideas.
Thank you very much in advance - dietlinde