How Can I Keep From Singing?

The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers are about to begin a ninth season of joyous music making.  Our theme this summer is How Can I Keep From Singing? and our repertoire will include Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs, folk hymn settings by Alice Parker, and arrangements of spirituals by Moses Hogan and William Dawson.  Approximately 160 singers will gather on six Monday evenings spread throughout the summer, culminating in a public performance on August 18.

The Summer Singers (MOSS), unlike the regular season MOS, is a completely non-auditioned chorus open to all interested singers.  The wide range of experience found exhibited in the individual singers in each summer’s chorus contributes to my enjoyment of MOSS.   I love taking people of various backgrounds and skill levels and assisting them as they grow into a unified and sensitive musical ensemble.  In less than two weeks we’ll all be joining together for the shared purpose of making music!  I can hardly wait for it to begin!

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