Songs for a Summer Day
Choral singers–keep your voices in shape during the “off season” by joining Michael O’Neal for a community program of diverse choral music, all celebrating what we love about the season of summer! A highlight of the repertoire will be selections from Johannes Brahms’ gorgeous Liebeslieder Waltzer (“Love song Waltzes”) in a new English translation by Christopher Goldsack. Scroll down to view the full list of this summer’s repertoire.
The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers is a non-auditioned summer chorus, now in its 19th year. No audition is required, but previous choral experience is strongly recommended. In-person participation requirements include rehearsal attendance for at least five of the seven scheduled rehearsals, as well as the dress rehearsal and performance; and a participation fee of $75 per singer which will include scores and audio rehearsal materials. Click here to enroll for In-Person Summer Singers.
In-person singers will need to provide their own black folder and concert dress. Concert dress must be all black and may be black long-sleeved collared shirts with black pants, or 3/4- or long-sleeved black outfits (can be dresses, skirts and blouses, or slacks and blouses; skirts/dresses must be tea-length or longer), plus black shoes with black socks/stockings.
The 2023 Summer Singers program is also available in MOS ONLINE format, for singers who would like to participate remotely. All registered singers will receive links to the marked scores, audio part-learning aids, and a special MOS ONLINE concert live stream. Rehearsals can be experienced live via Zoom, or via recorded YouTube videos at a time of the singer’s choosing. The participation fee for ONLINE Summer Singers 2023 is $40. Click here to enroll for ONLINE Summer Singers.
|Monday, June 12, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Monday, June 19 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Monday, June 26, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Monday, July 3, 2023||NO REHEARSAL|
|Monday, July 10, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Monday, July 17, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Monday, July 24, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|Thursday, July 27, 2023||7 – 9:30pm|
|DRESS R Saturday, July 29, 2023||10am – 12:30pm|
|CONCERT Sunday, July 30, 2023||3pm (Call Time 2pm)|
All rehearsals and the performance take place at Roswell United Methodist Church.
|Selected Liebeslieder Waltzes (in English)||J. Brahms, arr. Goldsack|
|Stars for the Summer Night||John Liptrot Hatton|
|As Torrents in Summer||Edward Elgar|
|Song of Summer||Anders Öhrwall|
|Summer Silence||Timothy Cooper|
|All Things Bright and Beautiful (SA)||John Rutter|
|A Summer Night, and You, and Paradise||Benjamin Kornelis|
|Summertime||George Gershwin, arr. Mark Hayes|
|Fields of Gold||Sting, arr. Roger Emerson|
|In the Good Old Summertime/
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
|arr. SPEBSQSA, Inc.|
|Summer in the City||arr. Kirby Shaw|