The Michael O’Neal Singers will offer The Songs of Our Lives, an online choral experience consisting of six recorded YouTube rehearsal sessions premiering at 8 p.m. EST on Monday evenings, April 5 – May 10, 2021. The selections include favorites from cinema and the Great American Songbook, 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. 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:
|Embraceable You||George Gershwin|
|My Romance||Richard Rodgers|
|It Had to Be You||Isham Jones|
|Over the Rainbow||Harold Arlen|
|Forever Doo-Wop||arr. Roger Emerson|
|Love Me Tender||Elvis Presley & Vera Matson|
|Can’t Help Falling in Love||Weiss, Peretti, and Creatore|
|Yesterday||Lennon & McCartney|
|You Can’t Stop the Beat||Marc Shaiman|
|Remember Me||Anderson-Lopez & Lopez|
|When You Believe||Stephen Schwartz|
Optional Virtual Audio Choir:
They Can’t Take That Away from Me arr. Mark Hayes