This is a beautiful video that Tiphaine found for us. When I first watched it, I thought the singers must be sisters. The Irish have a theory that only family members can harmonize perfectly and this video just might be an illustration in point; that is, unless they aren't sisters - in which case, never mind what I think ;-D. Anyway, it is lovely. Enjoy everybuggy! And thank you Tiphaine!
Little Nicholas was born November 9th in the afternoon at 22in and 10lbs! :D
To our very dear Chorale Members,
Your web-masters are so excited that you are embracing the new web site. Our wish from the beginning was that it would be a useful tool: both to members and for the board. Thanks to you all, we are seeing that vision come true!
And now we are going to try something new. In response to your requests for practice material, we are initiating a specialized post-it, designed exclusively for that purpose. When you see the post-it illustrated here, you will know that it is a link to a particular piece on which we are working. You will be able to click on the blue writing and a new window will open with a video or MP3 of that piece with which you can practice. Ultimately, we hope to create a column on the Home Page that contains only practice material. Watch for it next Spring.
Oh . . . and one last thing . . . . You Guys Rock!!!
Kudos to Chris for finding this great resource for us and especially for figuring out how to post it! And special thanks to Director Brian for encouraging us to see the website as our personal tool for success with a difficult piece.
If you have any questions or issues, please use the contact us form and we'll attempt to help you as soon as we can.
Have a great week!
This might help you get a sense of how this piece can sound. So much fun if we can access some inner swing! Thanks, Renelle, for the suggestion :-D
Below is a rendition of "His Yoke Is Easy" from the Messiah. Feel free to listen to the video to better understand the quick rhythms within the piece!
Since we are singing The Carol of the Bells ourselves this year, I thought the members might get a kick out of this claymation version :-D. And they're wearing bow ties!
Below is a beautiful video shared with us by one of our members. It is a wonderful message from the esteemed composer John Rutter reflecting on the importance of choir music in our society. Take a look:
"And musical excellence is, of course, at the heart of it. But, even if a choir is not the greatest in the world, the fact that they are meeting together has a social value. It has a communal value. And I always say that a church or a school without a choir is like a body without a soul. We have to have a soul in our lives. And everybody tells me, who has sung in a choir, that they feel better for doing it. That whatever the cares of the day, if they maybe meet after a long day’s school or work, that somehow you leave your troubles at the door. And when you’re sitting there, making music for a couple hours at the end of the day, that’s the only thing that matters at that moment. And you walk away refreshed. You walk away renewed. And that’s a value that goes just beyond the music itself."
Tonedear.com is a great tool to train your ear
Here's a great site to use if you want help train your ear for various abilities such as perfect pitch, chords, intervals, and more! Check it out at Tonedear.com
Over the summer we've worked hard to transition our existing site information and functionality to a new format/design that is easier to maintain and update going forward!
We plan to work hard to keep you all up to date with the latest choir news and updates, useful tools and content as well as some fun tidbits and other content on the main page, the member resources section and right here on the MCS Blog.
Feel free to leave a comment, or speak directly to a board member if you have any ideas or suggestions about how we might improve the site even further!
Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to check the site for the newest information!
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