These sections fill with material as the season progresses.  

Keep checking regularly!

 

REHEARSAL RECORDINGS
PRACTICE RECORDINGS
PRACTICE SHEET MUSIC
VIDEOS & RECORDINGS
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REHEARSAL RECORDINGS

2022 Nov 23:

Again,thanks to Greg for editing the recordings! 

 

ACS Warmup 2022-Nov-23
ACS Hine Ma Tov – for Photo 2022-Nov-23
ACS SA Breakout Room 2022-Nov-23 
ACS BBT Breakout Room 2022-Nov-23
ACS The Stars are with the Voyager 2022-Nov-23
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est 2022-Nov-23
ACS Christmas Lullaby 2022-Nov-23
ACS Carol of the Bells 2022-Nov-23
ACS A Winter Day 2022-Nov-23
ACS Blow, blow, thou winter wind 2022-Nov-23
ACS Winter’s Round 2022-Nov-23
ACS A la Nanita Nana 2022-Nov-23 
  

2022 Nov 16:

Thanks to Greg for editing the recordings! 

(And enjoy Bernie’s solo in Nanita! — and the choir around him, and the pianist’s playing, and the conductor’s comments!

ACS Announcements 2022-Nov-16
ACS Warmup 2022-Nov-16
ACS SA Breakout Room 2022-Nov-16
ACS BBT Breakout Room 2022-Nov-16
ACS A Winter Day – Spot-checking Movements 2022-Nov-16
ACS A Winter Day (Cont’d) 2022-Nov-16
ACS A la Nanita Nana 2022-Nov-16
ACS Winter’s Round 2022-Nov-16
ACS The Stars are with the Voyager 2022-Nov-16

 

 

2022 Nov 09:

Thanks to Greg for editing the recordings! 

 

ACS Cathy’s Welcome and Information 2022-Nov-09
ACS Announcements 2022-Nov-09
ACS Warmup 2022-Nov-09
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est 2022-Nov-09 
ACS FULL REHEARSAL Carol of the Bells 2022-Nov-09
ACS Carol of the Bells – Slower 2022-Nov-09
ACS Carol of the Bells – Faster 2022-Nov-09

ACS A Winter Day 1 and 2 2022-Nov-09
ACS Hine Ma Tov 2022-Nov-09

 

 

 

2022 Nov 02:

Thanks to Greg for editing the recordings! 

 

ACS Announcements-Publicity/Tickets 2022-Nov-02
ACS Treasurer Appeal 2022-Nov-02
ACS Warmup 2022-Nov-02
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est 2022-Nov-02 
ACS Hodie Christus…Sing Through 2022-Nov-02
ACS Christmas Lullaby 2022-Nov-02
ACS Fum Fum Fantasy 2022-Nov-02
ACS A la Nanita Nana 2022-Nov-02

2022 Oct 26:

Thanks to Greg for editing the recordings! 

ACS Warmup 2022-Oct-26
ACS Advertising and Tickets 2022-Oct-26
ACS The Stars are with the Voyagers 2022-Oct-26
ACS A Winter Day 4: A Winter Day 2022-Oct-26
ACS Christmas Lullaby 2022-Oct-26
ACS A la Nanita Nana 2022-Oct-26

 

 

 

2022 Oct 19:

From Jenny Crober:  Here are the two A la Nanita Nana pronunciation files I recorded, the first featuring our neighbour just up the street, Miguel Gallego (pron. Ga-yeh-go).  Spanish is his first language, but he’s also perfectly fluent in English. The second recording is mine, spoken slowly in the rhythm of the arrangement we’re singing.  I also repeat a number of the phrases which are tricky (especially those with elisions).
ACS2022-Oct-19 introductions
ACS2022-Oct-19 warmups
ACS2022-Oct-19 Gloria
ACS2022-Oct-19 pt 4 A Winter Day
ACS2022-Oct-19 A la Nanita Nana
ACS2022-Oct-19 Blow blow thou winter wind
A la Nanita Nana: pron. file #1 – Miguel Gallego
A la Nanita Nana: pron. file #2 – Jenny Crober

 

 

 

2022 Oct 12:

 

ACS Announcements 2022-Oct-12
ACS Warmup
ACS The Stars are with the Voyager
ACS Blow, blow, thou winter wind 2022-Oct-12
ACS Hine Ma Tov

2022 Oct 05:

 Also note the THREE recordings of the Voyager piece at the bottom of the VIDEOS & RECORDINGS section at the bottom of this page.

ACS Nancy Dettbarn intro and warmups
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est
ACS A Winter Day 3-Into Morning
ACS The Stars are with the Voyager
ACS announcments 2022-Oct-05

 

 

2022 Sept 28:

(Thanks to Greg for the recording and the editing!)

 

 

ACS Warmup 2022-Sep-28
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est 2022-Sep-28
ACS A Winter Day 2: A Winter Dawn 2022-Sep-28
ACS A Winter Day 3: Into Morning 2022-Sep-28
ACS A Winter Day 3: Into Morning (Cont’d) 2022-Sep-28
ACS The Stars are with the Voyager 2022-Sep-28
ACS Announcements 2022-Sep-28
ACS Membership Fees 2022-Sep-28
 

2022 Sept 21:

(Thanks to Greg for the recording and the editing!)

 

 

Next week’s focus —The Stars are with the Voyager
ACS Warmup 2022-Sep-21
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est 2022-Sep-21
ACS A Winter Day 2-A Winter Dawn 2022-Sep-21
ACS Winter’s Round 2022-Sep-21
ACS Hine Ma Tov 2022-Sep-21

2022 Sept 14:

(with better recordings, and much less background chatter …) 

ACS Announcements 2022-Sep-14
ACS Warmup 2022-Sep-14
ACS Winter’s Round 2022-Sep-14
ACS A WInter Day 2-A Winter Dawn 2022-Sep-14
ACS Hodie Christus Natus Est p3-17 2022-Sep-14
ACS A Winter Day 1-Timid Star 2022-Sep-14
ACS Fum Fum Fantasy 2022-Sep-14

2022 Sept 07:  our first in-person rehearsal this season with Jenny

ACS rehearsal intros 2022-Sep-07
ACS ShowChorus 2022-Sep-07
ACS warmup 2022-Sep-07
ACS Winter’s Round 2022-Sep-07
ACS A Winter Day-1-Timid Star 2022-Sep-07
ACS A Winter Day -2-A WInter Dawn 2022-Sep-07
ACS Fum Fum Fantasy 2022-Sep-07
ACS Carol of the Bells 2022-Sep-07
ACS A Winter Day -2-Timid Star v2 2022-Sep-07 

Various warmups from the last several years

 

Shawn Grenke warmup 2020 August

ACS SG warmup 2020Aug 
Nancy Dettbarn Sicsic (NDS) warmup 2021 March 09 ACS NDS warmups 2022March09
NDS warmup 2021 Sept ACS NDS warmup 2021Sept
NDS warmup 2022 March 23 ACS NDS warmup 2022March23
   

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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.

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PRACTICE RECORDINGS (MP3 files for personal practicing)

 

File #1: Winter’s Round practice file: Jenny Crober (rec. 2008) – moderate tempo. (Note the change in wording in Jenny’s starting comments)

File #2: Winter’s Round practice file: Jenny Crober (rec. 2008) – quick tempo

“Winter’s Round” (moderate tempo)

*”Winter’s Round” (quicker tempo)

A la Nanita Nana, arr. Ed Henderson

A la Nanita Nana – Soprano
A la Nanita Nana – Alto
A la Nanita Nana – Tenor
A la Nanita Nana – Bass

A Winter Day: Movement 1: Timid Star, Sarah Quartel

A Winter Day – 1 – Timid Star – Sop
A Winter Day – 1 – Timid Star – Alt
A Winter Day – 1 – Timid Star – Ten
A Winter Day – 1 – Timid Star – Bass

A Winter Day: Movement 2: A Winter Dawn

A Winter Day – 2 – A Winter Dawn – Sop
A Winter Day – A Winter Dawn – Alto 1
A Winter Day – A Winter Dawn – Alto 2
A Winter Day – 2 – A Winter Dawn – Tenor 1
A Winter Day – 2 – A Winter Dawn – Tenor 2
A Winter Day – 2 – A Winter Dawn – Bass

 A Winter Day: Movement 3: Into Morning

A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Sop 1
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Sop 2
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Alto 1
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Alto 2
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Ten 1
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning Ten 2
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Bass 1
A Winter Day – 3 – Into Morning – Bass 2

 A Winter Day: Movement 4: Into Morning

 

A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Sop 1
A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Sop 2
A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Alto
A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Ten 1
A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Ten 2
A Winter Day – 4 – A Winter Day – Bass

 A Winter Day: Movement 5: Snow Toward Evening

A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Soprano 1
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Soprano 2
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Alto 1
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Alto 2
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Tenor
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Bass 1
A Winter Day – 5 – Snow Toward Evening – Bass 2

 Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Sarah Quartel

Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Sop1
Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Sop2
Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Alto
Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Tenor1
Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Tenor2
Blow, Blow thou winter wind – Bass

 Carol Of The Bells, arr. Peter Wilhousky

Carol of the Bells – Soprano
Carol of the Bells – Alto
Carol of the Bells – Tenor
Carol of the Bells – Bass

 Christmas Lullaby, John Rutter

Christmas Lullaby – Sop1
Christmas Lullaby – Sop2
Christmas Lullaby – Alto
Christmas Lullaby – Tenor
Christmas Lullaby – Bass

 Fum Fum Fantasy, Audrey Snyder

Fum Fum Fantasy – Soprano 1
Fum Fum Fantasy – Soprano 2
Fum Fum Fantasy – Alto
Fum Fum Fantasy – Tenor
Fum Fum Fantasy – Bass
Fum Fum Fantasy – Slower – Soprano 1
Fum Fum Fantasy – Slower – Soprano 2
Fum Fum Fantasy – Slower – Alto 
Fum Fum Fantasy – Slower – Tenor
Fum Fum Fantasy – Slower – Bass
 

 Hine Ma Tov, Allan Naplan

Hina Ma Tov – Soprano
Hina Ma Tov – Alto
Hina Ma Tov – Bass

 Hodie Christus Natus Est, Parts 1 and 2,
by Mark Hayes

Hodie – Part 1 – Solo
Hodie – Part 1 – Sop1
Hodie – Part 1 – Sop2
Hodie – Part 1 – Alto1
Hodie – Part 1 – Alto2
Hodie – Part 1 – Ten1
Hodie – Part 1 – Ten2
Hodie – Part 1 – Bass1
Hodie – Part 1 – Bass2Hodie – Part 2 – Solo
Hodie – Part 2 – Sop1
Hodie – Part 2 – Sop2
Hodie – Part 2 – Alto1
Hodie – Part 2 – Alto2
Hodie – Part 2 – Ten1
Hodie – Part 2 – Ten2
Hodie – Part 2 – Bass1
Hodie – Part 2 – Bass2

 

 

 The Stars are with the Voyager, Eleanor Daley

The Stars are with the Voyager – Soprano
The Stars are with the Voyager – Alto
The Stars are with the Voyager – Tenor
The Stars are with the Voyager – Bass
   

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VIDEOS AND RECORDINGS

Mark Hayes’ Hodie Christus Natus Est.  
As promised, here is a handy YouTube video with score included. Shawn and Jenny decided to cut some of this work, from p. 21, b. 157 to p. 29, b. 213 (in the YouTube video, from 5′ to 7’35”).
 
 
 
Mark Hayes Hodie Christus Natus Est
“A Winter Day: Parts 2 and 3by Sarah Quartel, performed by Jenny Crober’s VOCA Chorus of Toronto
Musicians on this recording: Mvt. 2: Elizabeth Acker, piano, Sybil Shanahan, cello and Sonya Harper Nyby, sop. soloist; Mvt. 3: Sybil, Liz and Steáfán Hannigan, bodhrán.
 
 
 
02 A Winter Day – Winter Dawn
03 A Winter Day – Into Morning

Hine Ma Tov (from the publisher’s web site;  taken at top speed!)

 

Hine Ma Tov (portion)
A Winter Day” from Sarah Quartel’s website

A Winter Day (by Sarah Quartel)  

Recording by Kantorei Denver – Joel Rinsema, Art. Dir

 

A Winter Day” by Sarah Quartel
 
w. Thomas Circle Singers, James Kreger, Art. Dir.; Elizabeth Schneider, piano; Stephen Czarkowski, cello
 

(Rec. live in concert March 2022 in Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC)

00:00 I. Timid Star
02:50 II. A Winter Dawn
06:10 III. Into Morning
09:15 IV. A Winter Day
13:00 V. Snow Toward Evening
 
“Blow, blow thou winter wind” by Sarah Quartel
 
w. Minnesota State Mankato Concert Choir Aaron Humble, Conductor; Christine Schulz, Piano
“Blow, blow thou winter wind” by Sarah Quartel
SSA: Lux Mea Choir & Ballaro Dance (Dec. 11, 2021)

w. Kaitlin Simonson, conductor; Dan Meinhardt, piano; Marisa Ballaro, choreography; Hannah Dillenbeck and Hannah Kearney, dancers

 

The Stars are with the Voyager” by Eleanor Daley (TTBB version, performed by VOCA Chorus, directed by Jenny Crober)

“The Stars are with the Voyager” by Eleanor Daley (VIDEO of the above TTBB version, performed by VOCA Chorus, directed by Jenny Crober):  coming soon …

 

 
 
 
 

The Stars are with the Voyager” by Eleanor Daley

Performed by the Saskatoon Chamber Singers in December 2018. James Hawn, Director; Rod Epp, Accompanist

(Thanks to Russ McG for finding this excellent performance!)

The Stars are with the Voyager (Saskatoon Chamber Singers)

The Stars are with the Voyager” by Eleanor Daley

Performed by the 2011 MENC All-Eastern Honors Chorus under the direction of Constantina Tsolainou in 2011.

From Jenny: I completely agree … that the video (Eleanor) forwarded is very slow (painfully slow, especially at the beginning(!) — but notice that it speeds up soon after the opening, then shifts tempi several times over the course of the recording. … I must admit I like the clarity of this recording, and the phrasing, diction and pitch, amongst other things.

(Thanks to Bernie for finding this excellent performance via Eleanor Daley!)

The Stars are with the Voyager (MENC All-Eastern Honors Chorus)
Christmas Lullaby with John Rutter conducting his choir, the Cambridge Singers, & the City of London Sinfonia (audio only) Christmas Lullaby
Carol of the Bells (Dale Warland Singers)
One of the classic versions of this piece. We will not go quite this quickly, but the vowel sounds (incl. letting the vowel ring then quickly closing to ”ng” on the bell sounds), phrasing and dynamics are excellent.
Carol of the Bells (Dale Warland Singers)