These sections will be filled with material as the season progresses.  Keep checking regularly!

 

ZOOM REHEARSAL RECORDINGS
PRACTICE RECORDINGS
PRACTICE SHEET MUSIC
VIDEOS
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ZOOM REHEARSAL RECORDINGS

 

https://youtu.be/7ar2551Uskg 

ACS in person rehearsal 2022 May 08, perhaps our last of this season!

Singalong warmup — 00;00
Shenando — 08:54
Away from the Roll of the Sea — 18:49
Little Rivers — 34:10
Announcements — 47:01
Rhythm of Life — 51:31

Click here for the ACS Singalong words 2022May15 we’ll be singing at the Avalon on Sunday May 15th at 3:00 P.M. in addition to the songs we’ve been practicing this last month in person.  Keep an eye on your email for confirmation since we’ll be singing outdoors and the community concert will therefore be weather-dependent.

 

 

https://youtu.be/iJ7Gk4o8tdM

 

Video of our in-person rehearsal from 2022 May 01.

Welcome and warmups — 00:00
Hymn To Freedom — 06:29
All The Little Rivers — 22:19
Announcements — 49:03
Away from the Roll of the Sea — 1:01:05
Rhythm of Life — 1:09:26

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/1BgVcOXFkd0 

 

Here’s the link to the video from our fourth in-person rehearsal, led by Shawn, with assistance from Nancy. Over 50 singers have been involved with Achill since we started live in-person rehearsals, plus another 5 or more who have continued through Zoom. That’s impressive!

Away from the Roll 00:00
Bridge over Troubled 05:45
Shenandoah 22:55
Announcements 37.00
Rhythm of Life 48:35

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/7BBNjYex0lg 

 

Here’s the link to the video from our third in-person rehearsal, led by Shawn, with assistance from Nancy.

Intro and Warmup — 00:00
Little Rivers — 06:37
Troubled Waters — 37:14
Announcements — 49:02
Hymn Freedom — 56:10

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/UmHGiF6aBO0 

 

Here’s the link to the video recording of our second in-person rehearsal, this time led by Nancy Sicsic.  When viewing this on YouTube, if you click on the ‘SHOW MORE” item right below the video, you will see the following text. Clicking on the numbers that are in blue on YouTube, will automatically take you to the start of that part of the rehearsal.

Warmup: start
Away From The Roll Of The Sea: starts 11:50
Hymn To Freedom: starts
28:10
Announcements: start
46:50
Rhythm Of Life: starts 4
9:15

During rehearsals, please reduce chatter between ourselves to a minimum. We need to respect our artistic staff, and we need to allow others to hear, even if we may think it’s not that important to pay attention to everything.

Also, have a look at the Practice Sheet Music below for the link to Bridge Over Troubled Waters. This will be one of the pieces we focus on in the coming weeks. If you have the ability to print that off, please do so.  Otherwise, let support@achill.ca know, and we’ll have a printed copy for you.

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/X2pZYAqn3bU 

 

Here’s the link to the video recording of our first in-person rehearsal in two years from Sunday March 27th.  I’m so glad that we not only had 32 singers harmonizing together in-person, but that we also had at least 12 singers via Zoom!  We are trying to accommodate as many singers as possible, protecting everyone as much as we possibly can.

(This recording is not the actual Zoom recording.  It is instead a better quality recording that I did in parallel with the Zoom recording.  It should sound much better!)

 

 

Plan, Warmup and Sight Singing March 23, 2022

All The Little Rivers March 23, 2022

Shenandoah and Requiem for Peace March 23, 2022

Announcements March 23, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 March 23.  (Note that the full choir rehearsed the two numbers together, without going into the usual breakout rooms.)

Thanks to Greg for editing the sound files!

 

ACS Zoom intro & warmup 2022 Mar 16

ACS Zoom Litany for Ukraine 2022 Mar 16.mp3

ACS Zoom Soprano Alto breakout Rhythm of Live 2022 Mar 16

ACS Zoom Tenor Bass sectional 2022 Mar 16.mp3

 Zoom Rhythm of Life whole choir 2022 Mar 16.mp3

ACS Zoom announcement re return to in-person 2022 Mar 16.mp3

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 March 16.

Thanks to Jessica for recording the Sopranos and Altos!

 

Here’s the Covid ACS FINAL Procedures for in-person rehearsals, effective for our rehearsals starting 2022 March 27, Sunday, 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Here are the Standard Screening Questions simplified for ACS, modified for Achill, and based on what is provided by the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health.

 

Tonight’s Plan and Warmup March 9, 2022

Sight Reading March 9, 2022

Shawn’s Covid Learning Comments March 9, 2022

Full Group Part One March 9, 2022

SA Breakout Room March 9, 2022

BBT Breakout Room March 9, 2022

Full Group Part Two March 9, 2022

Announcements March 9, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 March 09.

Thanks to Dorothy and Mark for recording, and to Greg for editing these audio files!

 

ACS Zoom warmup & Ukraine anthem 2022Mar02

ACS Zoom full-group AllRivers 2022Mar02

ACS Zoom Sop Alto Breakout AllRivers 2022Mar02

ACS Zoom Tenor Bass Breakout AllRivers 2022Mar02

ACS Zoom anouncements 2022Mar02

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 March 02

A timeline of upcoming practices will soon be coming from secretary@achill.ca.

 

ACS Zoom intro & warmup 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom sightsinging 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom Sop Alto Shenandoah Rhythm 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom Tenor Bass breakout Rhythm & Shenandoah 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom announcements 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom Rhythm 2022Feb23

ACS Zoom Rivers 2022Feb23

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 February 16.

 

See the bottom of the page for a VIDEOS of All the Little Rivers done by a choir conducted by the composer!

Also down the page is a link for the sheet music for All the Little Rivers, as well as links for the various practice recordings by section, both slow and fast. This is Shawn’s new earworm … and it’s becoming mine as well …

 

Here also is a link to several pages from the Sightsinging sheets 2023Feb23 that Shawn is using with us, specifically including the material we worked through with him on February 23rd.

 

Welcome, Warmup, Oscar Peterson and Intervals February 16, 2022

Full Group Part One February 16, 2022

SA Breakout Room February 16, 2022

BBT Breakout Room February 16, 2022

Full Group Part Two February 16, 2022

Announcements February 16, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 February 16.

(My apologies for not having recordings from Feb 9th … 
 I got an odd warning from Zoom that converting
 the raw recordings could damage my computer,
 a notice I'd not seen before.
 I cancelled the process,
 hoping to investigate before actually working on them.
 However my cancellation deleted the files,
 and I have not been able to recover them … 
 I have since learned that this is a new warning from Zoom
 and that I can safely disregard the supposed danger.)
 

Welcome and Warmup February 2, 2022

Full Group. Part One February 2, 2022

Laura Curtis Research Update February 2, 2022

SA Breakout Room February 2, 2022

BBT Breakout Room February 2, 2022

Full Group Part Two February 2, 2022

Announcements February 2, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 February 02.  

Opening, Warmup, and Intervals January 26, 2022

Hymn to Freedom Part One January 26, 2022

SA Breakout Room January 26, 2022

BBT Breakout Room January 26, 2022

Hymn to Freedom Part Two January 26, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 January 26th.

Thanks again to Dorothy and Greg for doing the recordings, and to Greg for his sound editing.

If anyone would like to assist with the recordings — or with the more technical sound editing (done simply however), please let me know! support@achill.ca 

 

Welcome and Warmup January 19, 2022

Full Group January 19, 2022

SA Breakout Room January 19, 2022

BBT Breakout Room January 19, 2022

Announcements & Financial Update January 19, 2022

 

Audio only recordings from 2022 January 19th, thanks to Dorothy and Greg for doing the recordings, and to Greg for his sound editing.  

Warm-Up January 12, 2022

Full Group January 12, 2022

SA Breakout Room January 12, 2022

BBT Breakout Room January 12, 2022

Here are the audio-only recordings of the various parts of our first return this season to Zoom rehearsals.

If you find these recordings useful, please let us know at support@achill.ca.  Suggestions also welcome!

 

 

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PRACTICE SHEET MUSIC

Please do not share these pdfs of the music. These are for your personal use until we can get you physical copies of the music that we own.

AwayFromRoll 

RhythmOfLife

We’re going to start with these uplifting songs!  

RaiseUp

HymnFreedom

Shenando

BridgeTroubledWaters

All the Little Rivers – SATB

Litany for Ukraine by Enns

 

These additional numbers will add to what we will be working towards performing live later in the Spring.  

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PRACTICE RECORDINGS (MP3 files for personal practicing)

We are not planning on doing any personal recordings, video or audio, this season. We continue to hope that we will be able to return to in-person rehearsals sometime during the Spring of 2022. We would like to aim for an actual concert sometime in May, probably quite small, and likely outdoors. So we will practicing using ZOOM until we can be back in-person — and then probably live-streaming the in-person rehearsals via ZOOM for those who aren’t returning in-person.

RhythmLife Soprano

RhythmLife Alto

RhythmLife Tenor & Bass

 

Rhythm of Life – Soprano 1

Rhythm of Life – Soprano 2

Rhythm of Life – Alto 1

Rhythm of Life – Alto 2

Rhythm of Life – Tenor 1

Rhythm of Life – Tenor 2

Rhythm of Life – Bass 1

Rhythm of Life – Bass 2

Thanks to Shawn for the first three of these tracks!  (The Tenor and the Bass parts have been combined into one track.)

 

The last set of Rhythm of Life tracks are produced by Charles Weller, our Librarian, done with his method of scanning the music and using musical Optical Character Recogition (OCR) to capture each musical voice. I suggest trying both approaches — and please let me know which works best for you! suppport@achill.ca 

 

Soprano Away From the Roll

Alto Away From the Roll of the Sea

Tenor Away from the Roll of the Sea

Bass practice Away From the Roll

 

Away from the Roll of the Sea – Soprano

Away from the Roll of the Sea – Alto

Away from the Roll of the Sea – Tenor

Away from the Roll of the Sea – Bass

Thanks to Nancy for the first four of  these tracks!  And thanks to Charles for the last four!  

Shanendoah – Soprano

Shanendoah – Alto

Shanendoah – Tenor

Shanendoah – Bass

 

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Soprano 1

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Soprano2

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Alto1

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Alto2

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Tenor1

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Tenor2

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Baritone

Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Bass

 

You Raise Me Up – Soprano

You Raise Me Up – Alto

You Raise Me Up – Tenor

You Raise Me Up – Bass

 

Hymn to Freedom – Soprano1

Hymn to Freedom – Soprano2

Hymn to Freedom – Alto

Hymn to Freedom – Tenor

Hymn to Freedom – Baritone

Hymn to Freedom – Bass

 

All the Little Rivers Soprano 1

All the Little Rivers – Soprano 2

All the Little Rivers – Alto

All the Little Rivers – Tenor

All the Little Rivers – Bass

All the Little Rivers – Slower – Sop1

All the Little Rivers – Slower – Sop2

All the Little Rivers – Slower – Alto

All the Little Rivers – Slower – Tenor

All the Little Rivers – Slower – Bass

These tracks are produced by Charles Weller, our Librarian, done with his method of scanning the music and using musical Optical Character Recogition (OCR) to capture each musical voice.

You’ll notice that there are two sets of mp3s for All the Little Rivers:  The first set is at the tempo set by the composer/arranger. But as Charles explained to me, the words go by rather quickly, so the second set is slower (and is labelled as such). 

 

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VIDEOS AND RECORDINGS FOR SPRING 2022 — ENJOYMENT!

 

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