Sep 17 - 2:15 pmRehearsals have begun. In one rehearsal we worked on pieces that were written in in the late 1500s up through 2001. Different languages, different styles, different challenges. What a thrill.
Sep 13 - 1:26 pmhttp://www.higherperspectives.com/singing-daily-2603018816.html
Sep 11 - 2:38 pmWe will be singing a piece by Abby Betinis at our Christmas concerts. Here is a piece she wrote on 9/12/2001 in response to the terrible attacks:
Sep 6 - 1:01 pmWith school beginning, politics heating up, the world getting busier, it's time to stop, slow down and listen to the Bluebird by Stanford:
The lake lay Blue, below the hill.
O'er it, as I looked, there flew across the water
Cold and still, a bird,
Whose wings were palest blue.
The sky above was blue at last.
The sky beneath me blue in blue
A moment, ere the bird had passed.
It caught his image as he flew
The lake lay blue below the hill.
Aug 30 - 1:49 pmAnsanm Ansanm by Sidney Guillaume
For peace and for justice,many of them died.
For their courage, for their vision,
For all they accomplished and
for all they endured,
We sing for them.
We sing their praises.
Hats off to them!
All together, with hearts settled,
we sing for them.
In unity, without prejudice,
we follow their legacy.
All together, hand in hand,
let's work for peace.
They made our lives better,
let us honor them.
Hats off to them!
In love and in peace, let's make life more beautiful.
With honor and respect,
All together, let's work for peace.
Without gates, without borders,
All together, let's make life more beautiful.
Who are we singing for?
For all those who fought to make our lives better.
For all those who fight so that love can prevail,
So that the flag of freedom can continue to float,
So that the banners of justice
can spread around the world.
It's for them that we sing, let's keep on singing.
It's our turn, let's make our lives more beautiful.
No, no, no!
Do not let hatred steal our hopes;
With perseverance we will gain victory.
We must not let hatred steal our hopes.
Step by step, hand in hand, for a better tomorrow.
Aug 23 - 11:30 amWant to sing with us this season? It's not too late! There are openings for all voice parts.
We have times available this Sunday, August 26.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition.
Aug 16 - 2:53 pmAuditions for the Monteverdi Chorale's 2018-2019 Season will be held Sunday, August 26 by appointment.
Openings exist for all parts, especially tenors.
Contact John Lay: email@example.com
Come and sing with us. Experience the joy and pleasure of making beautiful music with a group of friends.
Jul 26 - 5:53 pmPlease share this with anyone who might like to sing with us!!
Jul 26 - 5:51 pmA Monteverdi Chorale member writes:
"My favorite part about singing with the MMC is the team work. "Almost" or "Good enough for now" are rarely, if ever, options. The weekly thrills of FINALLY getting it perfect, even if it's only a phrase or a page keep me coming back. "
Interested in singing with us? Let us know via our website, send us a FB message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you more information!
Jul 20 - 1:09 pmAlways Singing, by Dale Warland
here was such a lot of singing and this was my pleasure, too.
The boys all sang in the fields, and at night we all sang.
The chapels were full of singing.
It was singing, singing all the time.
I have had pleasure.
I have had singing.
- Fred Mitchell
from AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE by Ronald Blythe
(paraphrase by the composer)
Sep 17 - 2:15 pm
Rehearsals have begun. In one rehearsal we worked on pieces that were written in in the late 1500s up through 2001. Different languages, different styles, different challenges. What a thrill.