ADULT CHOIR RESOURCES AND UPDATES

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“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,

in the expert's mind there are few.”

- Shun Suzuki

 

Announcements

No rehearsal on Thursday, Oct. 14th

 

Vocal Warmups To Improve and Strengthen Your Voice

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01 Come Now Let Our Voices 1
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02 I Just Want To Sing Today
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03 Sing A Joyful Song

ANOTHER FUN AND CHALLENGING WARMUP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT8x2bdOtD8

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnnQpC9oLxU

One Spirit, One Church - Songsheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF0GoEUuMoE

How Can I Keep from Singing?  (does not match score exactly, but fun) - Songsheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhkI41GdCGI

Be Thou My Vision - Songsheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh5QCv7aW2g

As We Gather At Your Table (practice singing in another musical context) - Songsheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsOrjoKNBY4 

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).

Thank you! Lower
Thank you! Upper
Thank you! Middle
Thank you! Ensemble

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!

We Shall Walk through the Valley