How Can I Keep From Singing?

The COVID-19 situation means we must be apart this summer, but we can’t keep from singing! Join us online for a series of six video choral experiences, covering beautiful and uplifting choral pieces by Brahms, Dickau, Lauridsen, Mendelssohn, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and Wilberg.

Register for The Michael O’Neal ONLINE Summer Singers below. There is no fee to join, but donations are appreciated!

The Michael O’Neal ONLINE Summer Singers will take place over six Monday nights this summer, June 22-July 27.

June 22 – Session 1 (live on Zoom), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Michael O’Neal (Artistic Director) and Cammie Stephens (Executive Director) will welcome the Summer Singers and explain how the online rehearsals will be conducted and how to prepare for each session. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to post questions during the session.

June 29 – Session 2, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Vocal Technique: Freeing the Voice
How Can I Keep from Singing? (Wilberg)
Look to the Day (Rutter)

July 6 – Session 3, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Vocal Technique: Breath Control
He, Watching Over Israel (Mendelssohn)
Be Not Afraid (Mendelssohn)

July 13 – Session 4, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Vocal Technique: Vowel Placement
Footprints (Dickau)
How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (Brahms)

July 20 – Session 5, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Vocal Technique: Developing Resonance
Sure on This Shining Night (Lauridsen)
Let All the World In Every Corner Sing (Vaughan Williams)

July 27 – Session 6, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Final Performance of Summer Repertoire

Prerequisites: Prior experience with choral music is helpful, but not required.

Technical requirements: Ability to watch videos via YouTube, download and view music scores, listen to audio files, and participate in a Zoom session