Summer Sing 2018: May 29-June 26 at Rodef Shalom
Miss the camaraderie of choral singing in the summer? Don’t have time to join a choral group during the year? Simply love to sing? Come join us at the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh’s Summer Sing!
Jon Erik Schreiber, associate conductor of the Bach Choir, will lead four Tuesday evening sessions, each devoted to a major work. Open to singers of all levels. We will provide copies of the scores for each session.
$15 per session, or $40 for all four! Advanced registration is highly encouraged.
Workshop Details & Materials
May 29, 7-10pm - Ralph Vaughan Williams 'Dona Nobis Pacem'
To aid in your preparation, a pdf version of the score that we are using is available online. You are not expected to print this out at home. A prepared score will be distributed as you check in.
Here are a few YouTube recordings you might find interesting:
- With score image – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBDDfB1s0w
- This fuzzy old recording seems to be a live recording of the premiere performance, with Vaughan Williams himself conducting – https://youtu.be/-yzeGikGYkU
- A contemporary recording – https://youtu.be/ne1U91mFF3c
Practice your parts! To enjoy the Summer Sing, a good chorister really ought to study your part ahead of time. Here are some resources to help you rehearse on your own:
June 5, 7-10pm - Mozart 'Vespers'
Follow the link below for a public domain, pdf version of the score that we are using for the June 5 Summer Sing. You are not expected to print this score out yourself. Some of you picked up a score at last week’s event – otherwise, a prepared score will be distributed as you check in. Make sure you bring a three-ring binder!
Here are a few YouTube recordings you might enjoy:
- A contemporary recording – https://youtu.be/H7QbViCuGfU
Some movements with score images –
- IV. Laudate pueri (fugue) – https://youtu.be/0Uf3j5Xlpmo
- V. Laudate Dominum – https://youtu.be/bUBJjM9ItdM
Practice your parts! You will enjoy the Summer Sing more if you study your part ahead of time – here are some resources to help you rehearse on your own:
- cyberbass.com – change tempo while you rehearse your part with or without accompaniment
- choralia.net – this site is similar (and simpler) to cyberbass, but with a more “voice-like” timbre
- voiceparts.com – downloadable parts (only seems to be available for Alto and Bass)
Choir Parts is a YouTube based service providing voice parts as MIDI sequences with your part accentuated, played with an image of the score as a Youtube video:
June 19, 7-10pm - Beethoven 'Choral Fantasy', "Hallelujah" from 'Christ on the Mount of Olives' + UPMC vocal health workshop
June 26, 7-10pm - Poulenc 'Gloria'
Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 19 @ 7:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 26 @ 7:00-10:00pm
Location & Parking
Rodef Shalom Congregation is located at 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The parking lot is located off of Morewood and Devonshire.
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Rodef Shalom is a fully accessible facility. If you have additional questions about accessibility, or need an accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 412-241-4044.