Hi Jonathon! This is my first year in the Chamber Chorus. We are a small group of 20 high schoolers directed by Judy Dubose. We perform for area events and do a couple of concerts every year. Our repertoire this semester was called "Peace in Any Language" so our songs had a definite international flair with lyrics in French, Latin, Swahili, Hebrew, Japanese and a Native American dialect. It was challenging but a lot of fun. Our directors use a moving solfege and I'm not a strong sight reader to begin with, so I'm still trying to master that. Before being accepted into this choir, I had done mostly musical theatre and Broadway style vocals. Now that I've discovered how much fun choral music is, I plan to keep it up and I think it will make me a better muscian. Thanks for asking!
Well, I like so many cause they all have something different. But one of them I might say is Nina simone. I love Etta James as well, and Dinah Washington. I am learning about Kurt Elling and have been hipnotized to see his performances. :) How about u?
Thanks for the welcome! I unfortunately haven't been able to be very active in the community this semester with school and other composition work, but I think I'll be able to increase my input a bit more now. I did catch the final overview — such a life changing experience! Now that I'm living in the city, please let me know if there's anything I can do for Carnegie or the educational programs! I'd love to continue my involvement.
I'm sorry I didn't reply to this sooner, but thank you very much! Yeah, the guys were a strong force last year! And our guys are going to be working even harder this year with Footloose! Hope you can make that! :D
Hey Jonathon. It`s a pleasure to meet people from other countries.
Catalina was my classmate at University El Bosque, we study together and she is not the only one who has that problem. The majority of young arrangers and composers from Bogotá don´t get musicians for our plays because instrumentalists prefer standard and classical tunes for ensure their performance and they don't want to take the risk with new compositions. On the other hand, we, young arrangers and composers, don´t have enough money to pay musicians for play our compositions; for that reason, we use the internet to promote our scores and find people around the world who is interested in them. It`s the best resource that we have.
To improve that situation, here in Bogotá, I think that we shall make study groups which would be conformed by composer, arrangers and instrumentalists to improve each one own skills with the work of all and looking for places to perform new music.