ADULT CHOIR RESOURCES AND UPDATES
“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
in the expert's mind there are few.”
- Shun Suzuki
The First Noel/Pachelbel Canon
Use your music and sing along with the harp/piano recording below.
Listen for your melody in the piano. Think about your vowels and use good
breath support and posture. Please let Kathy know if you can sing your melody with this track.
Find the psalm in the psalm tab of your materials.
Click on this link to listen to the psalm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eef_Un5xOp8
Sing along on the refrain.
We will be singing in unison on the verses.
What: Rehearsals for Christmas- in person
When: Thursdays in Dec. from 6:45- 8 PM ( Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23)-
at least three rehearsals mandatory for Christmas participation
Where: In the church
How: Masked and socially distanced
Adult Choir will be singing on Saturday, Dec. 25th at the 9 AM Mass, masked and socially distanced in the pews.
Call time is 8:15 AM.
Vocal Warmups To Improve and Strengthen Your Voice
ANOTHER FUN AND CHALLENGING WARMUP
Music From Rehearsals
TRACKS FOR SINGING
Click on the songsheet to view as PDF (or print as needed). Next, click on the link for the track and sing along, listening intently and mimicking the choral sound you hear. Stand or stand down in your chair. Use breath support and tall vowels.
O God Beyond All Praising - Songsheet
One Spirit, One Church - Songsheet
How Can I Keep from Singing? (does not match score exactly, but fun) - Songsheet
Be Thou My Vision - Songsheet
As We Gather At Your Table (practice singing in another musical context) - Songsheet
We Shall Walk Through the Valley - Songsheet
Sightreading and Singing in Virtual Parts
THANK YOU SONG
- A Barbershop Style Exercise
1) Click on the PDF here (or print as needed) to see the Thank You Song score - PDF
2) Next, click on the upper, middle, or lower part to sing through the song while looking at the score. The upper, middle, or lower part will be emphasized in the corresponding recording. Have fun with it! Focus on breath support and singing in tune. In separate sessions, really learn one or all the parts in your range (read through all the parts at least once or twice).
3) When you really know one or all of the parts, practice singing with your virtual ensemble.
Your part will not be emphasized in the ensemble recording, so your learning will tested here the most.
Be conscious always of making the best sound you can. And THANK YOU!