Berkeley Women's Community Chorus

Women's Chorus Fall 2020

  • Rehearsals weekly from Sept 17 - Dec 10, 2020
  • 7:00-8:15 pm (socializing begins at 6:30)
  • A zoom link will be sent each week. You don't need a zoom account.
  • The cost is $85 for 12 rehearsals -- $7.08 a night. (This will not cover all costs but I hope that most of you will return. Added donations are always appreciated.)
  • Music will be attached via computer, but paper versions can be mailed for an extra $10. Let me know soon, as mail is slow or we can arrange a pick up.

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a message from Deb Golata:

Hello, hello fine singers, Well where did the summer go? I am excited to announce that the Women's Chorus rehearsals will begin Thursday, Sept. 17, 7-8:15 pm with a social time before at 6:30pm. Zoom may not be the favorite way to go, but it offers great possibilities. I have had singers initially resist zoom and then they find out that it works well for them. Composer Eric Whitacre likens these times to pulling back the sling-shot. Once we are able to let it go, we will FLY. I will have music that you can sing along to, even though you are muted. There is a song that we will do unmuted. And we will do a LOT of singing--vocal technique, sight-singing, a bit of theory, and break out rooms for rehearsing parts. Jacqueline Andersen will be back with us. The final rehearsal will be a sing straight through. You may sing as loudly as you wish. I will ask a guest composer/conductor to speak with us. The great advantage of ZOOM--clinicians from anywhere! Please invite your friends as this can be accessed from anywhere--on computer, phone, tablet --and you don't have to leave the house. Singing in any form lifts our spirits. It is great to connect with our singing community.

Program: RITES, RIGHTS AND RISE!"

From programs past and new

RITES

Vivaldi Gloria- Some movements Can we do this too many times? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgaOVV4JQHA
Hine Mah Tov You may recognize some of the singers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1isShZF11c
Lift Thine Eyes Mendelssohn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKxlx4nipRM&t=65s FOR A "STITCH TOGETHER" CHORUS! A VIRTUAL CHORUS

RIGHTS

Still I rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nehr4zHOjrE OR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R52uWiuhaLk (with Rosephanye Powell conducting)
Swing Low -Spiritual Medley Rosephanye Powell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojzUxgbtjCc
From Considering Matthew Sheperd Deer Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALCDGcMhhA
De Colores (Unison)
You've God to be Taught (Unison)

AND RISE

Some New possibilities
Days of Beauty (Gjeilo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQKdwodfljQ
NEW Rise up O Flame easy round (Libana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EbsvIe6ouE
NEW: Rise up (Andra Day) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCmqu47Ltw
NEW Great fun by 3B4JHOY--Pitch Singing Exercise - Try Everything by Shakira | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qxUlDHKtoU
NEW The Storm is Passing Over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvRBBhWhSMY
NEW Canticle of the turning.https://musescore.com/user/5390026/scores/5821758
Lift Every Voice and Sing (Unison)



An inspirational news item about Dr. Jeffrey Redding, whom I heard speak at our Summer Choral Conductors Zoom Conference. : https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=gPDU7wUdhzA

I look forward to making music in these challenging times. - Deb