Choral Classics: Music to Inspire is an online choral experience consisting of six recorded YouTube rehearsal sessions premiering at 8 p.m. EST on Monday evenings, January 25 – March 1, 2021. The selections will be chosen from well-known choral masterworks and will provide participants the opportunity to rehearse the music and then sing with pre-recorded performances by The Michael O’Neal Singers. There is no charge for participation, although donations will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. All registered singers will receive links to marked scores, audio part-learning aids, and rehearsal suggestions. Selections by Bach, Beethoven, Duruflé, Handel, Mozart, Orff, Rachmaninov, and Vivaldi will be a reminder that even in the most challenging times, music has the ability to inspire. This program also includes the option to participate in a Virtual Audio Choir.
Prior experience with choral music is helpful, but not required.
Ability to watch videos via YouTube, download and view music scores, listen to audio files, and participate in Zoom sessions.
To participate in the optional Virtual Audio Choir: ability to record your voice and submit recorded audio via text, email attachment, or Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive link.
Registration is free, and is ongoing throughout the ONLINE program.
All are welcome!
(Donations to help cover our costs, such as music licensing and technical support, to provide this program are very much appreciated!)
The repertoire includes:
|Bach||Dona Nobis Pacem from B Minor Mass|
|Bach||Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata BWV 147|
|Beethoven||Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives|
|Durufle||Introit & Kyrie from Requiem|
|Handel||Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabeus|
|Mozart||Kyrie & Dies Irae from Requiem|
|Orff||O Fortuna from Carmina Burana|
|Rachmaninov||Bogoroditse Devo from Vespers|
|Vivaldi||Gloria in excelsis Deo from Gloria RV 589|
Virtual Audio Choir Piece | John Rutter: The Lord Is My Shepherd