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2017 Holiday concert reflections

Our Holiday Concert was two days ago but the songs we performed are still playing in my mind!  Currently “O Come All Ye Faithful.”  I would like to express my gratitude to all our singers — especially our new members, to the C’Ville Songsters, to our talented yet humble accompanist Joyce Beauvais, and to our energetic new Artistic Director Ryan Jenkins. I heard nothing but rave reviews after our performance, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.  The Holiday season is also a time for reflecting about loved ones and friends.  I’m sure I wasn’t the only choir member on Sunday thinking of our own Santa, charter member John Hamilton, who was unable to perform this fall due to health problems.  We wish him all the best in his recovery.  Looking ahead, 2018 is right around the corner and I am already excited about our upcoming Spring Concert!  I hope you are too, and look forward to seeing you February 12 when rehearsals begin.  Happy holidays!  Pete Sanderson (choir president)

Feb 20 rehearsal at Clinton Heights Lutheran

Due to Columbus City Schools being closed, our February 20, 2017 rehearsal will be at Clinton Heights Lutheran church at 15 Clinton Heights Ave.  This is where our summer rehearsals have been held in recent years.  It is on the SE corner of High St and Clinton Heights, one block south of North Broadway.

Spring concert April 23

Our annual Spring choir concert will be Sunday April 23, 2017 at Calvary Bible Church.  Weekly rehearsals start Monday February 23 in the Whetstone High School choir room from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  All are welcome to join in!  No auditions, just a desire to share your musical talents with community members of all ages.

Holiday concert December 4

Our annual joint Holiday concert with the Clintonville Community Band will be Sunday December 4, 2016 at Whetstone High School.  Weekly rehearsals start Monday September 26 in the Whetstone High School choir room from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  All are welcome to join in!  No auditions, just a desire to share your musical talents with community members of all ages.  We are always in need of tenors!

Summer in the Park of Roses

Our annual summer concert will be Sunday August 14, 2016 at 7 pm in the Columbus Park of Roses as part of the Civitan Park of Roses Concert Series.  Rehearsals start Monday June 6 at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  We will rehearse each Monday except for July 4 week when rehearsal will be Tuesday July 5.  It’s not too late to join!  We’re looking forward to singing the Beach Boys medley on a warm summer evening in the park, close to the shores of the Olentangy!  Not exactly Manhattan Beach but we’ll make the most of it!

CC CHOIR – Concert wrap up

Thanks everyone for what I consider one of our finest performances
in the 10+ year history of the Clintonville Community Choir!
We welcomed several new members this fall; you challenged
us old-timers and gave us incentive to step up our game!
If you thought this was fun, wait ’til our Spring
concert at Calvary Bible Church! Best wishes for the
holiday season. I look forward to seeing you all in February.

PS. All I want for Christmas is a choir secretary! :)

We’re set for April 17, 2016 Spring concert with rehearsals
starting Feb 8, 2016

–Pete Sanderson (Board Chair)

C’Ville Songsters Performance Dates

Below is the C’Ville Songsters Concert Schedule for the Holiday Season. Please feel free to come hear us sing at any of these events (except the private party). We can vouch for the good pizza at Donato’s!

  • Sunday, December 6, 6:30pm: Westminster Thurber Community
  • Saturday, December 12 from 2pm-4pm: Short North (Santa Saturday)
  • Sunday, December 13, 3pm: Choir/Band Holiday Concert at Whetstone High School
  • Thursday, December 17, 6:15pm: The Forum at Knightsbridge
  • Friday, December 18, 12:40pm: Clintonville Women’s Club (private party)
  • Friday, December 18, 6pm-8pm: Clintonville Donato’s
  • Sunday, December 20, 7pm: Friendship Village (Dublin)

Chichester Psalms performed by 1st UU choir

In case anyone is interested, below are links to the Chichester Psalms, as performed by the choir of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus in 1999. We were pretty good! :-)

Chichester Psalms:

Rich

Rehearsal aids for Chichester Psalms

Here are two rehearsal aids which you might find useful for the Chichester Psalms. There is one “track” for each part (Bass 1, Bass 2, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, etc.) Each track plays that part with enough of the other parts/accompaniment/metronome in the background to let you hear how the part fits in.

Go to: http://www.novachorus.org/music-files/ and scroll down (way down!) to “Chichester Psalms. Bernstein”. For each section:

  • “Track 1” is Movement 1, Part 1 (i.e. Soprano 1)
  • “Track 2” is Movement 1, Part 2 (i.e. Soprano 2)

Click on the desired track to listen (and sing along).

The same thing is available in another format at:

http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Bernstein/bernstein_chichester_psalms.htm

This site has the advantage of letting you adjust the speed of playback and also has a track with all of the parts (labeled “Tutti”).

(Note: Both of the above worked fine on my Windows 7 PC. The first (but not the second) also worked on my iPad. Your mileage may vary!)

Rich

CC Choir 1st Rehearsal 10-5

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder that the Holiday concert rehearsals start Monday 10-5

@ Whetstone HS in the choir room. We start singing @ 7:30pm

Please arrive before 7:30  to sign in, pay your dues and collect your music. 

New members welcome!

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