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Satie/Rain: "As dawn breaks,” #1 (Summer) Ottawa Four Seasons Suite (sung by Matthew Curtis)
video: Satie/Rain: "As dawn breaks,” #1 (Summer) Ottawa Four SeAsons Suite (sung by Matthew Curtis)

Ass="view_more">Erik Satie's Sarabande No. 1 is one of my favourite piano pieces. For a long time, I felt there wAs an a cappella choral piece hiding within it, in plain sight. One day I got inspired and gave it a try. Creating a choral adaptation of a piano piece ha...  Ass="view_more_link" href="javAscript:void(0);" onclick="$(this).getParent().getNext().style.display='';$(this).getParent().style.display='none';">moreAss="view_more" style="display:none;">Erik Satie's Sarabande No. 1 is one of my favourite piano pieces. For a long time, I felt there wAs an a cappella choral piece hiding within it, in plain sight. One day I got inspired and gave it a try. Creating a choral adaptation of a piano piece hAs its challenges. I tried to keep faithful to Satie's original musical inspiration and created lyrics to go with my arrangement that evoke an early summer morning, one of my favourite times of the year. Several months later, I applied to be a participant at one of the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Interplay workshops funded by the SOCAN Foundation and to my delight I wAs accepted. "As dawn breaks" wAs one of the pieces that this amazing choir sight read for me on the spot. VCC director Jon WAshburn and choir members then provided me with valuable feedback, for which I am very grateful. NB: One day I woke up to the realization that I had independently written four choral works, each of which had evoked a different seAson, and so it seemed natural to group ...    Ass="view_less_link" href="javAscript:void(0);" onclick="$(this).getParent().getPrevious().style.display='';$(this).getParent().style.display='none';">less

blog: How to get people back after the break

[this is a version of a post which first appeared on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   We all know that singing workshops are just an excuse to string together a series of tea breaks and lunch breaks. And concerts are an excuse to have a drin...

Acappellago Spring 2017 Sunday Dawn   Birds
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"dawn" & "Birds from Ian Grandage's Australian Bush Songs Sunday, March 19, 2017 Congregational Church of Batavia, IL

Workin' for the Dawn of Peace Sunday 3 18 2018
video: Workin' for the dawn of Peace Sunday 3 18 2018

Workin' for the dawn of Peace, arranged by Ron Jeffers Sunday, March 18, 2018 Congregational Church of Batavia, IL

James MacMillan (1959): "O Radiant Dawn"
video: James MacMillan (1959): "O Radiant dawn"

Live recording 14/6/2015 Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta Bibione (VE) ITALY

Waiting For You Until Dawn (Conductor: Meng-Hsien PENG, Performance: 木樓合唱團 Müller Chamber Choir)
video: Waiting For You Until dawn (Conductor: Meng-Hsien PENG, Performance: 木樓合唱團 Müller Chamber Choir)

Ass="view_more">《Waiting For You Until dawn》等你到天明 Composed by QU Xi-xian 瞿希賢 謠動地球村 Sing Around the World (國家音樂廳) Conductor: Meng-Hsien PENG 彭孟賢 Performance: Müller Chamber Choir 木樓合唱團 Performed at National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan June 2014 Facebook: htt...  Ass="view_more_link" href="javAscript:void(0);" onclick="$(this).getParent().getNext().style.display='';$(this).getParent().style.display='none';">moreAss="view_more" style="display:none;">《Waiting For You Until dawn》等你到天明 Composed by QU Xi-xian 瞿希賢 謠動地球村 Sing Around the World (國家音樂廳) Conductor: Meng-Hsien PENG 彭孟賢 Performance: Müller Chamber Choir 木樓合唱團 Performed at National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan June 2014 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mullertaiwan Website: http://www.muller.org.tw/  

CHRIS ARTLEY: Dawn
video: CHRIS ARTLEY: dawn

Ass="view_more">Performed by the Graduate Choir New Zealand, director Terence MAskell; Michael Stoddart, organ; Auckland BrAss Quintet (Carl Wells, horn; Huw Dann, trumpet; Jonah Levy, trumpet; DouglAs Cross, trombone; Tak Chun Lai, tuba) Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland...  Ass="view_more_link" href="javAscript:void(0);" onclick="$(this).getParent().getNext().style.display='';$(this).getParent().style.display='none';">moreAss="view_more" style="display:none;">Performed by the Graduate Choir New Zealand, director Terence MAskell; Michael Stoddart, organ; Auckland BrAss Quintet (Carl Wells, horn; Huw Dann, trumpet; Jonah Levy, trumpet; DouglAs Cross, trombone; Tak Chun Lai, tuba) Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 22 April 2017. Audio recorded by Larry Elliott of Vivante Recordings. Film made with funding from NZ On Air.  

CHRIS ARTLEY: Dawn
video: CHRIS ARTLEY: dawn

Ass="view_more">Performed by the Graduate Choir New Zealand, director Terence MAskell; Michael Stoddart, organ; Auckland BrAss Quintet (Carl Wells, horn; Huw Dann, trumpet; Jonah Levy, trumpet; DouglAs Cross, trombone; Tak Chun Lai, tuba) Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aucklan...  Ass="view_more_link" href="javAscript:void(0);" onclick="$(this).getParent().getNext().style.display='';$(this).getParent().style.display='none';">moreAss="view_more" style="display:none;">Performed by the Graduate Choir New Zealand, director Terence MAskell; Michael Stoddart, organ; Auckland BrAss Quintet (Carl Wells, horn; Huw Dann, trumpet; Jonah Levy, trumpet; DouglAs Cross, trombone; Tak Chun Lai, tuba) Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 22 April 2017. Audio recorded by Larry Elliott of Vivante Recordings. Film made with funding from NZ On Air.  

blog: How many breaks should you have on a singing course?

[A version of this article first appeared As a post on my blog From the Front of the Choir]   People pay good money to come on a singing course and want to sing As much As they can.     But everyone needs a break. How do you fin...

blog: Sight singing workshop

Music Matters presents Sight Singing Workshop Sneaton cAstle Centre Whitby Sunday 10th June 10.30 -4pm £50 includes lunch tea/coffee breaks www.mmcourses.co.uk