Links from “Forward Thinking” Participants

Links provided by “Forward Thinking: Women’s Choir Conversations” participants

Session #2 – August 4, 2020 – Simple Repertoire for Online Learning

(from Therees Hibbard) – We looked briefly at a few pieces in this collection during the session
Justice Choir Songbook

(from Heather Johnson) – this is one of the pieces that was presented in the session
Norwegian Trilogy

(from Rachel Rensink-Hoff)
Justice Songbook repertoire
Trilo arr. Christi Elsner – MusicSpoke
Jerusalem by Michael McGlynn
Deep Peace, Healing Light by Leonard Enns
Alleluia SuperRound by Albright
Bog daj dobro večer arr. Damijan Mocnik
O Sister by Kathleen Allen [This one has a great back story, written for a prison choir and university choir – Morna]
Silent Noon by Vaughan Williams
O Love by Elaine Hagenberg 

(from Lori Tennehouse) – this is one of the pieces that was presented in the session
Never One Thing  Here is a piece that is light piece—easy to learn from a local Grand Rapids songwriter, May Erlewine.  Inspired by the Walt Whitman verse “I am large, I contain multitudes”, it is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt parts of themselves disowned or ostracized (this comes from the composer notes).

(from Morna)
An die Musik (unison)
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy
Domnulet si domn din cer (Christmas)
The Earth Adorned (Sommarpsalm)
Frobisher Bay
Hallelu! (Christmas)
Inclina Domine
The Little Horses
Liebst du um Schönheit (unison)
A New Year Carol
Night of Silence (Christmas)
O Magnum Mysterium (Christmas)
The Parting Glass
Prayer for Peace (unison)
One Voice
Romance in Waltz Time (Christmas, partner song)
She’s Like the Swallow
Le sommeil de l’enfant (Christmas)
Still, Still, Still (Christmas)
Vem Kan Segla Forütan Wind?

(from Jackie Hawley)
I took the Voice Care Network course a couple of times and it was fantastic! Unlike anything else I have taken.  Voicecarenetwork.org. One of the resources they had for us was a voice conditioning CD for keeping voices healthy over the summer.  I use mine regularly and find it very effective!  I’ve contacted them to find out how we can get it. I highly recommend this CD and the course (when it runs again!) 

Session #1 – July 28, 2020 – Ideas for These Sessions

(Janwin Overstreet-Goode) This Sunday, August 2: Pennsylvania ACDA summer webinar on Socially Distant Choirs; click on the link for the webinar (found on the right under the calendar) and watch at that time: https://www.acdapa.org/news/august-2-webinar-socially-distant-choir

(Jackie Hawley) Composer Laura Hawley’s Carol Trilogy and Chelsea Morning written for Elektra: https://www.laurahawley.ca/

(Elise Naccarato) A women’s choir forum.  [Does anyone have experience with this? – Morna] https://womenschoirconductors.createaforum.com/index.php?action=admin;area=regcenter;c94d9bb=ba5835b9444e24a505b646e8018e5432

(Elise Naccarato) – Has done some experimenting with distanced rehearsals on a lawn and can share pdfs of the documents she used with her board and singers to prepare for the experiment.  I’m not posting anything except links here, so you’ll want to email her directly.