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

Updated Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8 am

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Click on the song title below and it will take you to the parts (which are located in the center column further down the page).

Circle Chant | Ella's Song | I Am Willing | MLK | Turn the World Around | Fired Up (SSAA) | Love Don't Need a Reason (TTBB) | Man in the Mirror | Malala (SSAA) | 1000 Grandmothers (SSAA)


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 10 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. Bron's favorite composers are Debussy, Ravel, (well, any of the French impressionist composers, really!) George Gershwin and Dave Brubeck. In the choral world, Bron loves the music of the classical period (Bach and Handel), as well as contemporary composers such as Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Eric Barnum, to name a few.

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 2018 at South Seattle College

begins Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 PM in RS80

Next rehearsal:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. in RS80

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. in RS80

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. - OLYMPIC HALL?

Concert: Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.


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


Circle Chant

Alto-Bass instrumental

Alto-Bass vocals

Soprano instrumental

Soprano vocals

Tenor instrumental

Tenor Vocals


Ella's Song

Alto vocal

Bass vocal

Soprano vocal

Tenor vocal

Upper solo vocal

Lower solo vocal


I Am Willing

Solo vocal

Bass instrumental

Bass vocal

Tenor instrumental

Tenor vocal


MLK

Alto instrumental

Alto vocal

Baritone instrumental

Baritone vocal

Bass instrumental

Bass vocal

Soprano instrumental

Soprano vocal

Solo / Tenor 1 instrumental

Solo / Tenor 1 vocal

Tenor 2 instrumental

Tenor 2 vocal


Turn the World Around

Accompaniment

Alto instrumental

Alto vocal

Bass instrumental

Bass vocal

Soprano 1 instrumental

Soprano 1 vocal

Soprano 2 instrumental

Soprano 2 vocal

Tenor instrumental

Tenor vocal


Fired Up (SSAA)

Alto 1 instrumental

Alto 1 vocal

Alto 2 instrumental

Alto 2 vocal

Soprano 1 instrumental

Soprano 1 vocal

Soprano 2 instrumental

Soprano 2 vocal


Love Don't Need a Reason

Baritone instrumental

Baritone vocal

Bass instrumental

Bass vocal

High Tenor 1 instrumental

High Tenor 1 vocal

Low Tenor 1 instrumental

Low Tenor 1 vocal

Tenor 2 instrumental

Tenor 2 vocal


Man in the Mirror

Alto instrumental

Alto vocal

Bass instrumental

Bass vocal

Soprano instrumental

Soprano vocal

Tenor instrumental

Tenor vocal

SOLO instrumental

SOLO vocal


Malala (SSAA)

Please note: - WARNING! the other voices are included in each file, turned way down, to help you to recognize where you are in the score, with the tambourine keeping time beneath the voices.  Unless you are a Soprano 1, the recording will sound QUIET when you start it (because the S1 voice is turned down). Your voice part will come in at a much higher volume level.  Make sure you wait until your voice part starts before cranking up the volume!

SSAA - all voices

Soprano 1a (upper Soprano 1)

Soprano 1b (lower Soprano 1)

Soprano 2

Alto 1

Alto 2


1000 Grandmothers (SSAA)

Alto 1 Instrumental

Alto 1 Vocal

Alto 2 Instrumental

Alto 2 Vocal

Soprano 1 Instrumental

Soprano 1 Vocal

Soprano 2 Instrumental

Soprano 2 Vocal

SPRING QUARTER

Welcome, singers!

John Lehrack is leading the program this quarter.


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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