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

Updated Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Dear Singers,

If you plan to sing during Winter Quarter (beginning January 7, 2019) please register as soon as possible to ensure a place in the choir.   Registrations will close when we have 60 in the group and you will be put on a waiting list. Don't wait until it's too late!

Go to REHEARSAL PARTS >>>

Rehearsal parts will be posted in this space as they become available.


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

Concert: Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7 pm
Location: to be determined


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



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 draft program and some links for you to listen.
Bron's two pieces will be posted as soon as possible -
one piece is "Secret Destination" from the Vashon Suite and
the other is an arrangement of "She Walks This Earth."

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

Secret Destination (from Vashon Suite) - Bronwyn Edwards
Will post a recording as soon as possible.

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#/}

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

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


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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