Choir Essays

  • Our Church Choir

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    Our Church Choir Last year our church choir was preparing for its twenty-seventh spring concert, and I was in charge. No, I was not president of the church choir, I was the "musician's representative!" I had not an inkling what that meant, but, sure enough, my ignorance would not linger. I was to be in charge of organizing all things musical, from equipment to musicians. The musicians seemed almost ready. The choir still had three songs to learn, but with rehearsals every night and

  • All City Choir

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    singer on stage? For me, when I think about singing, I think about All City Choir. All City Choir is a try-out choir made up of about 60 kids in grades four through eight who’ve come together to sing. We also have three awesome conductors Wendy Gee, Wendy Masciotra (or who we call Mrs. M), and Eva Bettger and we sing from September through April in our two seasons: Christmas Season and Spring Season. In All City Choir, we also learn how to sing properly in many different ways. The first thing you

  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir Essay

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    opportunity for the first time, to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir live. I was able to attend “Music and the Spoken Word” which is the longest continuous network broadcast in the world. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed with roughly 360 members and were conducted by Mack Wilberg. They were accompanied by a phenomenal organist, Richard Elliott. The organ he performed on has 5 keyboards, 11623 pipes and 32 footpedals. The choir opened with “I Sing the Greatness of Our God” by Fred Bock and

  • Fall Choir Concert Appreciation

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    On November 16th, 2013, I attended a concert choir, fall choral concert. This event took place on the Wheaton College Campus, in the Edman Chapel at 7:30 pm. The chapel was well-lit, with long pews for the audience to be seated. The concert began with the audience looking up into a balcony, where the ensemble stood in neat rows. They watched the conductor, who stood on a stage in front of the audience, waiting for their cue. The first composition, "Miserere Mei, Deus", was produced by Gregorio Allegri

  • Choir Changed My Life

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    Choir Changed My Life Freshmen year of High School changed my life for the better, although at first I was very reluctant to think so. My mom and her boyfriend had been commuting for two years after he was offered a much better job in Las Vegas. We decided it would be best for me to finish up middle school and freshman year of high school, head out for the gambler’s city. This change was extreme for me and had I not gone, I would have never joined the choir, which is where this story begins

  • A Report on Lifeline for Children’s Choir Directors

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    exaggerating consonants as they whisper words. (ps. 22-3) This reminds me of the Fred Warning emphasis on good pronunciation. She gives some reasons why a children’s choir may sing flat or sharp, and then gives some mechanistic ways to fix them. (p. 27) A choir director must fix his own hearing, before they can get to ’first base’, with their choir members. They can do this by listening to some Bach chorales, then leave them for a week, come back and play them several times, then write them down on a manuscript

  • High School Choir Research Paper

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    Throughout choir this school year, huge advancements have been made within many of the students, leading to tremendous growth. Coming into the first few weeks of choir class, the confidence of the students were low and it was a lengthy process to get through warm-ups, solfege, and ta-ka-di-mis correctly and on pitch. Walking into class currently, more students can be heard singing out and scales being sung in tune with ease. As voices have matured over this school year, many positive growths can

  • Humberside Collegiate Choir Concert Report

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    On February 27, 2014 the Humberside Collegiate Choir performed 3 songs at the Ontario Vocal Festival (OVF) in the Mayfield Secondary School auditorium. This choir wore maroon sashes with their school logo around their waists so that they could be identified as a choir. This choir sang “Fair Phyllis”, “I Value My Country”, and “One Goal”. “Fair Phyllis” This song began with a strong 4 part harmony in SATB, balanced due to the fact that their were two boy parts and two female parts, that way you couldn’t

  • Analysis Of The All-East Men's Choir Concert

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    final event I attended was the All-East Men’s Choir concert, held Saturday, November 19th, 2016 in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt theatre in the Clayton Center at Maryville College. This was an all-male choir that participated in the All-East choral competition in order to be scored on how well they performed their pieces. The choral music professor Stan McGill conducted this performance, with Webb’s School of Knoxville’s Jean Helbig accompanying. The choir performed six songs during their concert, but

  • I Attended The All East Women 's Choir Concert

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    activity essay, I attended the All-East Women’s Choir concert, held Saturday, November 19th, 2016 in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre. This choir is an all-female choir who were participating in the All-East competition in order to be scored on how well they performed their pieces. The Belmont choral music professor Lesley Mann conducted this concert, with Maryville College music professor Christy Lee accompanying. As stated in the playbill, the choir sang a multitude of songs, but in this essay I

  • Hope Is The Thing With Feathers Analysis

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    In 1891 Emily Dickinson wrote Hope is the Thing with Feathers a single work in her collection called Life (Poetry Foundation, n.d. p.1). In 2012 Susan LarBarr put the poem to music. LarBarr has composed many pieces for youth, university and church choirs (LarBarr, 2012, p. 1). The combination of a meaningful text and touching music created a song which I can say is one of my favorites. The song is powerful in words; the words create a picture of what hope is and what it can do. This song is also powerful

  • Analyzing Wilfred Owen's Poem

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    1. Requiem aeternam: The chorus and boys’ choir sings phrases of faith and requests for the soldiers to be saved in Latin; the tenor then sings about the futility of prayers, from Wilfred Owen’s poem, in English. These two groups contrast each other because the first is concerned with religious practices while the second rebukes such religious practices. The music of the chorus and boys’ choir sounds more suspenseful while the music of the tenor sounds more dramatic. Dies irae: The chorus sings about

  • Personal Experience: Sunday Worship

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    I entered into the worship service, unaware of what to expect. I was not familiar with this church, it was a non-denominational church, but the pastor had his roots in the A.M.E. Zion Church and branched out to establish his own church. I walked into the sanctuary prepared to participate in the Sunday School. I found a seat and readied myself to engage in some meaningful discussion. After sitting for several minutes, I asked one of the gentlemen who was standing at the front of the church if

  • School Concert Planning Essay

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    needs to figure out if what choirs, or classes, they could offer to upcoming students and keep the veteran students happy. Thus, when building the choral program, the director needs to consider the following groups in the three levels of education, high school, middle school and elementary school. In high school, students have developed their voice more and are offered more classes to better those skills. Thus said, the director needs to plan for an audition concert choir, chamber singers, mixed chorus

  • Lord of the Flies

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    made him take life much more seriously than the rest of the group. The ironic thing about this is that even though he took life more seriously than others, he was the first to die. He was different because he was a member of the choir and unlike the other member of the choir, he did not hunt. Even Ralph was quoted as saying he was funny and queer. But he was right. He did not like the company of the other boys because on page 132 of the book, he is seen in his little bower where he just sits and becomes

  • Lord of The Flies Book Report

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    unattractive body. He is disrespected and rejected because of his looks, and used for his glasses, which are the only means of starting the fire. Piggy struggles to stay strong and clear through the madness and chaos. Jack Jack is the leader of the choir boys who become the first band of hunters. He is intent on becoming savage and killing pigs for meat. He neglects the fire, their only hope for rescue, and goes hunting instead. Jack rebels against Ralph and forms his own tribe at the other end of

  • The Conflicting Societies in Lord of the Flies

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    because he is the one that called for the meeting.  When it comes time to vote, the choir members vote for Jack, while all the other boys vote for Ralph.  After he is elected leader, Ralph tells Jack that he is in charge of his choir.  Jack tells Ralph that they will be the hunters, and Ralph agrees.  This causes the boys to be divided into one group led by Ralph, and the hunting group made up of the choir members, led by Jack Merridew. Being organized and civilized is very important to

  • Leonardo Dreams of Hid Flying Machine

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    fitting to have the text set to a full orchestra accompanied by a SATB choir. This is the only combination of instrumentation and vocals that will fully capture the piece’s dramatic story (save a Wagnarian music drama). A full orchestra is a glorious medium that can be used to accommodate the full range of emotions embodied in the poem because of the breadth of orchestral timbre. In parallel with the orchestra, a four-person choir is ideal for the lyrical expression of the poem due to the wide range

  • Dvorak

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    at the Conservatory for three years and wrote some of his best-known music during his time, which includes his Symphony #9 in E minor. When in New York City at the Conservatory of Music, Dvorak taught composition three mornings a week and conducted choir and orchestra another three mornings. He encouraged his students to develop their own “American style”. He also encouraged them to develop the folk songs and “plantation music” of the South. Dvorak was nationalistic in his earlier works back home;

  • Chapter questions 1

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    to learn music. The younger a student starts musical lessons the easier it will be for them to pick up an instrument and singing. Choral directors must have a good understanding of the voice as an instrument. In choral programs, many times the choir director ends up being the voice teacher. Outside of University settings it is difficult for students to find vocal teachers outside of the classroom. This would be a great opportunity for the choral director to bring in qualified vocal teachers