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

Updated Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4 pm.

ONE MORE REHEARSAL has been added for the quarter, due to missed rehearsals and bad weather! We will meet in RS80 on Monday, March 18 at 7 pm for our final rehearsal this quarter.

CHOIR PARTY at Bron's house on Sunday March 17 in lieu of concert.
Time 6 pm.
If you missed the sign-up sheet at the last rehearsal, please email Bron for details. sirensongbron@gmail.com

Spring quarter begins April 8. Please sign up early to avoid missing out.


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


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.



Winter Quarter 2019 at South Seattle College

begins Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7 PM in RS80

Rehearsals:

Monday, January 7 at 7 pm (Fauntleroy Church due to power outage)

Monday, January 14 at 7 pm in RS 80 at SSC

Tuesday, January 22 at 7 pm in RS 80 at SSC
(due to MLK Day holiday)

Monday, January 28 at 7 pm and subsequent rehearsals
in RS 80 at SSC

Monday, February 4 at 7 pm i

Monday, February 11 at 7 pm

Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm
(due to Presidents Day holiday)

Monday, February 25 at 7 pm

Monday, March 4 at 7 pm

Monday, March 11 at 7 pm

Monday, March 18 at 7 pm

Concert: POSTPONED to June 9 / Spring Quarter
due to weather issues in Winter Quarter


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

She Walks This Earth - all voices

Ubi Caritas - SSAA - all voices


SOPRANO 1

1941 - Soprano 1

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Soprano 1

Circa Mea - Soprano

Good Night, Dear Heart - Soprano 1

Lullaby - Soprano 1

Omnia Sol - Soprano 1

She Walks This Earth - Soprano

Ubi Caritas - Soprano 1


SOPRANO 2

1941 - Soprano 2

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Soprano 2

Circa Mea - Soprano

Good Night, Dear Heart - Soprano 2

Lullaby - Soprano 2

Omnia Sol - Soprano 2

She Walks This Earth - Soprano

Ubi Caritas - Soprano 2


ALTO 1

1941 - Alto 1

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Alto 1

Circa Mea - Alto

Good Night, Dear Heart - Alto 1

Lullaby - Alto 1

Omnia Sol - Alto

She Walks This Earth - Alto

Ubi Caritas - Alto 1


ALTO 2

1941 - Alto 2

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Alto 2

Circa Mea - Alto

Good Night, Dear Heart - Alto 2

Lullaby - Alto 2

Omnia Sol - Alto

She Walks This Earth - Alto

Ubi Caritas - Alto 2


TENOR 1

1941 - Tenor

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Tenor 1

Circa Mea - Tenor

Good Night, Dear Heart - Tenor 1

Lullaby - Tenor 1

O Love - Tenor 1

Omnia Sol - Tenor

She Walks This Earth - Tenor


TENOR 2

1941 - Tenor

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Tenor 2

Circa Mea - Tenor

Good Night, Dear Heart - Tenor 2

Lullaby - Tenor 2

O Love - Tenor 2

Omnia Sol - Tenor

She Walks This Earth - Tenor


BARITONE

1941 - Baritone

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Baritone

Circa Mea - Baritone-Bass

Good Night, Dear Heart - Baritone

Lullaby - Baritone

O Love - Baritone

Omnia Sol - Baritone-Bass

She Walks This Earth - Baritone-Bass


BASS

1941 - Bass

Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine In - Bass

Circa Mea - Baritone-Bass

Good Night, Dear Heart - Bass

Lullaby - Bass

O Love - Bass

Omnia Sol - Baritone-Bass

She Walks This Earth - Baritone-Bass



WINTER QUARTER 2019 PREVIEW

Welcome, singers!

JOHN LEHRACK and BRONWYN EDWARDS
will co-direct the winter
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


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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