Welcome to the South Seattle College Community Choir's Information Page

Photos above are of Bron's Treble Clef music garden

Updated Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11 am

Spring quarter began April 8.

Next rehearsal is Tuesday May 28 at 7 pm in RS80.

REVISED MUSIC & LYRICS (English)


Go to REHEARSAL PARTS >>>

This quarter the parts are organized a little differently. They are grouped into voice sections to make it easier for you to access.

Complete songs, all parts | Soprano 1 | Soprano 2 | Alto 1 | Alto 2 | Tenor 1 | Tenor 2 | Baritone | Bass |

Status of rehearsal parts - check below to see what's been posted:

Lullaby - Daniel Elder: POSTED
1941
- Andrea Ramsey: POSTED
Circa Mea - Mark Burrows: POSTED
She Walks This Earth:
Brenda Russell / Ivan Lins: POSTED
Ubi Caritas -
Hojun Lee: POSTED
O Love
- Elaine Hagenberg: POSTED
Omnia Sol - Z Randall Stroope: POSTED
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
- Greg Gilpin: POSTED
Good Night, Dear Heart
- Dan Forrest: POSTED

Somewhere - Bernstein/Sondheim: POSTED
Let the River Run -
Carly Simon: POSTED
Ritmo -
Dan Davison  POSTED - instrumental
E Maliu Mai -
Irmgard Farden Aluli - POSTED - instrumental
Yesterday - Lennon / McCartney (ENSEMBLE only) - POSTED


About the instructors

Bronwyn Edwards and John Lehrack team up to bring a wealth of musicianship and vocal, conducting and instrumental expertise to the choir.

Bronwyn Edwards describes herself as a musical catalyst -- someone who strives to create musical opportunities for singers and instrumentalists of all levels and abilities. Bron is an accomplished pianist, private teacher of piano, theory and guitar, composer, mentor and performer. Her choral music compositions have been publicly commissioned and performed in Seattle's Benaroya Hall. She was the featured solo pianist at Seattle-Tacoma International airport from 2007-2015 during the holiday season. Bron is a mentor to young musicians, and has served as Music Director at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, for the past 11 years, where she not only directs the choir but takes an entrepreneurial role to bring both recognized artists and local musicians to the community through concerts and events.

John Lehrack was formerly the Professor of Music at South Puget Sound Community College where he led the choral program and taught voice, music theory and music fundamentals.  John is also the Music Director and Organist at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds.  In his spare time, John is the proprietor of Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret, a new venue that will be opening soon in Seattle.  Keep tabs at www.DorothysPianoBar.com.   John has appeared with numerous choral groups, orchestras, opera companies and theatre groups in Washington, Hawaii, California, New York and Florida including San Francisco City Summer Opera, the Solano Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Na Leo Nahenahe, Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco and many more.  John is a versatile musician who loves most types of music; preferring to listen to dance, pop and Hawaiian, sing musical theatre, cabaret and French art song and play Debussy, Brahms, Haydn and Liszt.  He lives in-between Ballard and Phinney Ridge with his two dogs and cat.



Spring Quarter 2019 at South Seattle College

begins Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 PM in RS80

Rehearsals:

Monday April 8, 15, 22 and 29
Monday May 6, 13, 20 and Tuesday, May 28 (due to Memorial Day)
Monday, June 3

Concert: Sunday, June 9, 2019

Click to download poster in PDF format

Click here to download poster in PDF format.


Fall quarter performance of "Luminous Night of the Soul" by Ola Gjeilo on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Fauntleroy Church, UCC


NEW to singing in a choir and/or reading music?

Here is a YouTube video introduction to understanding the basics of reading notes and rhythm which you may find helpful. Created by Tim Hansen, I think it's a great explanation for a beginner about the nuts and bolts of music. Enjoy!


Everything you wanted to know about music theory - ONLINE and FREE at sonicfit.com

Visit this link for lessons on note-reading, theory of music, complete with exercises to help you improve your skills.

http://sonicfit.com/index.php?page=infoHome

Try to work through these lessons and exercises a little each week and it will make a big difference to your choir experience!

Thanks to our former choir director, Paula Herd, for directing me to this very helpful resource.

Remember, becoming a good sight reader of music requires a little practice every day!


REHEARSAL PARTS - MP3 recordings


COMPLETE SONGS (SATB, SSAA, TTBB) and solos

1941 - SSAATBB - all voices

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - SSAATTBB - all voices

Circa Mea - SATB + S or T soloist
Circa Mea - Soloist part

Good Night, Dear Heart - SATB - all voices

Lullaby - SSAATTBB - all voices

O Love - TTBB - all voices

Omnia Sol - SATB - all voices

Ritmo - SATB - instrumental

She Walks This Earth - all voices

Somewhere - all voices

Ubi Caritas - SSAA - all voices

Yesterday - all voices


SOPRANO 1

1941 - Soprano 1

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Soprano 1

Circa Mea - Soprano

E Maliu Mai - Soprano (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Soprano 1

Let the River Run - Soprano 1

Lullaby - Soprano 1

Omnia Sol - Soprano 1

Ritmo - Soprano 1

She Walks This Earth - Soprano

Somewhere - Soprano 1

Ubi Caritas - Soprano 1

Yesterday - Soprano - Instrumental

Yesterday - Soprano - Vocal


SOPRANO 2

1941 - Soprano 2

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Soprano 2

Circa Mea - Soprano

E Maliu Mai - Soprano (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Soprano 2

Let the River Run - Soprano 2

Lullaby - Soprano 2

Omnia Sol - Soprano 2

Ritmo - Soprano 2

She Walks This Earth - Soprano

Somewhere - Soprano 2

Ubi Caritas - Soprano 2


ALTO 1

1941 - Alto 1

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Alto 1

Circa Mea - Alto

E Maliu Mai - Alto (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Alto 1

Let the River Run - Alto 1

Lullaby - Alto 1

Omnia Sol - Alto

Ritmo - Alto 1

She Walks This Earth - Alto

Somewhere - Alto 1

Ubi Caritas - Alto 1


ALTO 2

1941 - Alto 2

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Alto 2

Circa Mea - Alto

E Maliu Mai - Alto (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Alto 2

Let the River Run - Alto 2

Lullaby - Alto 2

Omnia Sol - Alto

Ritmo - Alto 2

She Walks This Earth - Alto

Somewhere - Alto 2

Ubi Caritas - Alto 2


TENOR 1

1941 - Tenor

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Tenor 1

Circa Mea - Tenor

E Maliu Mai - Tenor (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Tenor 1

Let the River Run - Tenor 1

Lullaby - Tenor 1

O Love - Tenor 1

Omnia Sol - Tenor

Ritmo - Tenor 1

She Walks This Earth - Tenor

Somewhere - Tenor 1


TENOR 2

1941 - Tenor

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Tenor 2

Circa Mea - Tenor

E Maliu Mai - Tenor (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Tenor 2

Let the River Run - Tenor 2

Lullaby - Tenor 2

O Love - Tenor 2

Omnia Sol - Tenor

Ritmo - Tenor 2

She Walks This Earth - Tenor

Somewhere - Tenor 2


BARITONE

1941 - Baritone

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Baritone

Circa Mea - Baritone-Bass

E Maliu Mai - Baritone-Bass (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Baritone

Let the River Run - Baritone

Lullaby - Baritone

O Love - Baritone

Omnia Sol - Baritone-Bass

Ritmo - Baritone

She Walks This Earth - Baritone-Bass

Somewhere - Baritone

Yesterday - Baritone-Bass - Instrumental

Yesterday - Baritone-Bass - Vocal


BASS

1941 - Bass

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Bass

Circa Mea - Baritone-Bass

E Maliu Mai - Baritone-Bass (instrumental)

Good Night, Dear Heart - Bass

Let the River Run - Bass

Lullaby - Bass

O Love - Bass

Omnia Sol - Baritone-Bass

Ritmo - Bass

She Walks This Earth - Baritone-Bass

Somewhere - Bass



SPRING QUARTER 2019

Welcome, singers!

JOHN LEHRACK and BRONWYN EDWARDS
will co-direct the spring
quarter.
John will conduct, Bron will accompany.

Here is the program and some links for you to listen to.

"SONGS OF LOVE AND LOSS"

Lullaby - Daniel Elder
https://www.jwpepper.com/Lullaby/10372681.item#/

1941 - Andrea Ramsey
https://www.andrearamsey.com/portfolio/1941/

Circa Mea - Mark Burrows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwqCBpV7oo

She Walks This Earth - Ivan Lins - arranged Bronwyn Edwards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfzlXdlWiYU

SOPRANO-/ ALTO ensemble
Ubi Caritas - Hojun Lee - with Flute
https://www.jwpepper.com/Ubi-Caritas/10875684.item#/submit

TENOR / BARITONE / BASS ensemble
O Love - Elaine Hagenberg- with Cello
https://www.jwpepper.com/O-Love/10667410.item#/}

Omnia Sol - Z Randall Stroope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MZdTIy7qQE

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Greg Gilpin, arranger
https://www.jwpepper.com/Aquarius-Let-the-Sunshine-In/10047392.item#/

Good Night, Dear Heart - Dan Forrest
https://www.jwpepper.com/Good-Night%2C-Dear-Heart/10065541.item#/submit

Somewhere - Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim


Rehearsal parts (recordings)

(Note: if you have a Mac, I have been told it's easier to save files
using the Chrome browser, rather than Safari.

I created these files on a PC, so it should be fairly easy for
PC users to right-click and save to your computer or iTunes)

Please email me at sirensongbron@gmail.com
if you have questions.


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