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Mendocino Women's Choir -- draft program

In follow-up to some of our conversations at ECCO, here's the Mendocino Women's Choir draft program for our spring 2014 concerts (first weekend of April, Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino). This is not yet in order, or finalized.
 
Shake the Papaya Down – processional
Five More Minutes -- women's barbershop by Sylvia Alsbury
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive -- Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, arr by Paula Foley Tillen (Hal Leonard)
Flamenco Flamingos by Sandra Milliken (Edition Peters)
Somebody to Love, arr Roger Emerson, Hal Leonard
Shut De Do, words and music by Randy Stonehild, arr by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi
Veniki -- Russian Tongue Twister, Musica Russica
Hail Holy Queen Hal Leonard, arr. Robert Emerson
Puttin' on the Ritz by Irving Berlin, arr by Kirby Shaw (with tap dancers and canes...)
Small group: Misty Mountains Cold (from The Hobbit, commissioned by MWC/Deke Sharon)
Small Group: Something Latin -- Kirby Shaw
Singalong with Ukes -- we've got 9 uke players; we're looking for a solid social justice song familiar to general audiences
Recessional, possibly with uke accompaniment
 
SECOND SET
Processional -- TBD
Ella's Song (we who believe in freedom; Bernice Johnson Reagon/Sweet Honey in the Rock)
What a Wonderful World, words and music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, arr by Audrey Snyer, Hal Leonard. to be sung, with slight adaptations with guest baritone soloist
a cappella octet -- TBD
a cappella sextet -- TBD
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, arr. David Brunner, Walton Music
Cold and Fugue Season, arr by Ellen Foncannon, John Rich Music Press, Inc. a cappella version
Stabat Mater, Pergolesi
We Rise Again, arr. S. Smith, Cypress Choral Music
Salmo 150 by Ernani Aguiar, published by Earthsongs
60s Rewind, arr by Kirby Shaw, Hal Leonard
Recessional -- TBD
 
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on September 2, 2013 1:11pm
Here's the program for Canzona Women's Ensemble including our newly commissioned piece "To the God of Light & Shadow". The composer, Dr. Meredith Brammeier won the California ACDA Choral Competition with Ocean Country in 2002.
 

Program for Light & Shadow

Flos Regalis - anonymous - processional? (Jill)

O Virtus Sapientie - Karen Thomas from Lux Lucis (Cricket)

An Den Abendstern - Schumann (Jill)

An Die Nachtigale - Schumann (Jill)

That Passeth All Understanding - Ellingboe (Jill) - with clarinet

The Lass from the Low Country - Polyphonics women - Tom conducts

Der Hirt alf dem Felsen - Schubert - clarinet, piano and Jill

The Cloths of Heaven - Daley (Cricket)

Sing Creation’s Music On - Paulus (Cricket)

Intermission

Ain’t That News - Hatfield (Cricket)

Black is the Color - Malek (Jill)

To the God of Light and Shadow - Brammeier (Meredith) - with Polyphonics

O Lady Moon - Hovhaness (Cricket) with clarinet

Moon & Moonlight - Emily Jiang (Cricket)

The Moon is Distant from the Sea - Childs (Cricket)

Wynken, Blynken and Nod - Szymko (Cricket)

I Thank You God - Walker (Cricket) - with Polyphonics

Applauded by an audience of 1
on September 2, 2013 1:44pm
What a wonderful program. Our choir fell in love with the Paulus several years ago. I'll be sure to share this list with our programming committee for next season. Thank you!
on September 2, 2013 1:13pm
Such an impressive list. If you need something for SSAaAa, and 'serious' there is the GMHopkins setting "No Worst ,there is none, pitched past pitch of grief" (1940) by Harold Brown, pdf & mp3 s at :
Best,
SIR
212 740 4050
Applauded by an audience of 1
on September 2, 2013 1:44pm
Thank you! This is lovely. I'll share with our programming committee.
Applauded by an audience of 1
on September 2, 2013 2:30pm
 You are welcome!
 If you do use it please notify the Brown Estate, as it is out of print, c/o Chelanne Brown -chelann9[at]yahoo.com
 Let us know your final program- suspect it may be too long!
SIR
on September 2, 2013 3:27pm
I surely will. And, I hear you regarding the length of the program. There are always a few songs dropped, or held over till the following season if they're not ready, in the course of our practice sessions.
on September 2, 2013 2:30pm
 You are welcome!
 If you do use it please notify the Brown Estate, as it is out of print, c/o Chelanne Brown -chelann9[at]yahoo.com
 Let us know your final program- suspect it may be too long!
SIR
on September 3, 2013 10:58am
Here's is the program (not in order) for the November concert by the Pacific Women's Chorus.  (Of the opera choruses, we're only singing the Witches' Chorus from Macbeth.)  The working title is Poets and Playwrights, so suggestions for a catchy title would be appreciated.
 
Kate Thickstun
Director
Pacific Women's Chorus
San Diego, CA
 
 

Laudi alla Vergine Maria

Verdi

Three Opera Choruses for Upper Voices

Verdi

ed. Rutter

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Choral Suite)

Britten

arr. Kesselman

There is Sweet Music

Gawthrop

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Thomas

Sing Me to Heaven

Gawthrop

all which isn’t singing is mere talking

DiOrio

The Serpent

Jeffers

The Salutation of the Dawn

Jeffers

To a Long Loved Love

Jeffers

Bright is the Ring of Words

Vaughan Williams

Orpheus with His Lute

Vaughan Williams

Be Like the Bird (processional canon)

Bettinis

I carry your heart with me

Dickau

Double Trouble (Harry Potter)

Williams

The Singing Place

Szymko

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