#43: Friday, February 15, 2019
“When Love Is My Song”
by Jill Friedersdorf and Melissa Keylock
Text by Jill Friedersdorf
In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I invite you to take a closer look at “When Love Is My Song,” for SSA choir. Jill Friedersdorf and Melissa Keylock work together for this moving selection, perfect for your three-part ensemble.
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Mattie Stepanek Does your choral organization collaborate? I’m sure you occasionally work with other music groups, such as your school’s orchestra or band or perhaps your local symphony. Do you ever think outside of the box with your collaborations? I was […]
This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet Host Stan Schmidt directs our thinking to choral compositions that are considered to be revered, respected, exalted, enriching and treasured. What are the top 40 hits in the genre . When you get choral directors together, perhaps at a national convention, they might have a debate on what […]
During adolescence, girls experience insufficient closure of the vocal folds, leading to a breathy tone. As girls enter adulthood these indications naturally resolve.
CJ Replay: African-American Spirituals and the Gospel Music: Historical Similarities and Differences
The March 2001 issue of Choral Journal features an article titled “African-American Spirituals and Gospel Music: Historical Similarities and Differences” written by Marvin V. Curtis. Following is a section from the article._______________________________________ The music of the African-American spiritual and gospel have many similarities and differences. Both descended from the African and African-American experiences of worship, dance, improvisation, […]
“My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.” Colin Firth I am in the midst of my audition cycle. I hold auditions for both my fall and spring concert cycles, so this is the second go-around for me during our concert season. So far, so good. I recently recalled an […]
This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet Host Stan Schmidt initiates a Celebration of a Late Epiphany. Included in the parade of composers is JohnRutter, Gottfried Stölzel, Jonathan Dove, Peter Cornelius, Michael Head, Michael Pretorius, Hector Berlioz and Johann Sebastian Bach. You will enjoy such ensembles The Cambridge Singers, The North Germany Radio Choir, that […]
The newest issue of Choral Journal is now available online! Following is a preview of the articles you will find in this issue. Read it now at acda.org/choraljournal. ACDA members can log in with their username and password to view and download the newest edition. You can also read our electronic version. Below is a preview of the […]
#42: Friday, February 1, 2019
“An Oiche” (The Night) by Michael McGlynn
Text: Traditional Irish
SSAA, a cappella
Greetings! The Hollins Choirs are just returning from Ireland, and I wanted to share our experience with “An Oiche,” by Michael McGlynn.
“I do not agree with Thomas Wolfe… about anything. You can go home again as long as you don’t expect home to be what it was when you left it. Or you don’t expect yourself to be what you were when you left home.” Raymond Burr Beginning this week and throughout February, I will be […]