BYTOWN VOICES  2021 WINTER-SPRING SEASON

                            The Bytown Voices 2021 Winter Session
                           has successfully concluded. 

                         For information about the 2021 Spring session
                              April  30 - June 8  CLICK HERE

 

Joan Fearnley, Director of Music, Bytown Voices Community Choir

Our 2021 virtual Winter Session had 60+ attendees. 
Here is what we worked on. A virtual choir recording of Old Lady Rose  is in production. 

  • Cantata Domino  by Hans Leo Hassler 

  • The Dance (From the Bavarian Highlands) by Edward Elgar

  • Echo by Emily Green with words by Christina Rossetti

  • Old Lady Rose by David Baker | arr. Larry Nickel

  • Regina Coeli by W.A. Mozart

  • Schubert Lieder " Nacht und Träume" (Night and Dreams)

  • The Sound of Music Choral Highlights  by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rogers | arr. John Leavitt

Program Details

We opted for this two-step (separate Winter and Spring 2021 sessions) approach so that we could respond to any positive changes regarding physicalgathering options. We have so much missed singing together in the same room.   

We continue to welcome new members. Part of the joys of choral singing is getting to know your fellow choristers. During the pandemic this has been a challenge but even online, the time before the rehearsal and during the sectional practices does provide some opportunities for social interaction. 

A virtual choir production of one of the musical selections Old Lady Rose is in preparation. Participation in this activity was optional.  Members could chose to participate in the virtual weekly rehearsals only .
Technical advice about how to contribute to the recording was provided to all members.

How a rehearsal is structured on ZOOM
E-doors to the online Spring Session rehearsals  open at 7:15 each Tuesday and practice  starts sharp at 7:30 pm. The rehearsal lasts for 75 minutes and includes: 
- 15 minutes physical and vocal warm-up  
-  40-minute sectional rehearsals (SATB) with professional musicians leading each section. Sectional practices use Zoom’s ‘breakout room’ feature.  
- a final 20 minute plenary session where we put the music together.
We use pre-recorded tracks to accompany members' singing in the plenary  sessions.
 

Sectional leaders above l-r:  Risa Tonita, Lyndsay Bolden Gowing, Joan Fearnley and Carla Klassen

The Bytown Voices 2021 Winter Session has concluded. 

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