- Please sign up to confirm if you are available for the Music Festival on March 4, late afternoon, and confirmation that you can make the concert on April 9.
- Swing low sweet chariot: There is a school performance of this on youtube: https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=swing+low%2C+arraned+peter+hunt#id=1&vid=b6238f0432d74be745125c238a65b171&action=click
Useful for practising. Note that each of the verses is taken by men, altos, sopranos, as set out in the score (why didn’t I think of that?!). The ending is cunning too – to avoid clapping, they shout “carry me home“. Smart.
I gave a ‘shout out’ (i.e. – asked for a response!) for soloists for the next concert. I have listed below what is available now (others might emerge), all manageable by members of the choir, and it would be nice to have a collection of singers. Have a look and see if you fancy a go….
Tippet spirituals: Steal Away – page 2/3, soprano & tenor (middle section). Nobody knows – page 5, soprano & tenor. Go down Moses – pages 8 & 12, soprano; pages 9-11, bass. By and by – Soprano throughout. Deep River – throughout, SATB – some of it doubling the chorus.
The following are short manageable verses and would suit the ‘not sure but I’d quite like a go’ types!
Go tell it on the mountain (OBS p177) – Tenor (up to 3 – a verse each if required!)
Don’t you let nobody turn you round (OBS p187/188, soprano; p190/191, tenor)
Others probably to follow…..
We rehearsed the following pieces last week: Nobody knows (recap), and By and by from the Tippett. Sang through Go tell it on the mountain to keep it fresh. All sounded very respectable. We made some more progress with Blue Mountain River and Swing low for the festival. Worked on some harmony detail for the final section of P & B.
What we will do on 08.02.17
Sectionals: P&B; By and by and Steal away
Let it shine – working together to get it started (sectionals to follow)
Sing through Give me strength from Songstream.