The next piece, Zion’s Walls by Aaron Copland, was a mid-tempo spiritual that seemed to continue the story from Wedding Cantata. I appreciated the lively piano accompaniment. The theme was compelling and I liked the short round in the
Dancing to Christian They also have someone who plays the piano and sings along with the choir. They are all try to match the same color, (The day that I was there, they were wearing red and black) using their own clothes. Some of them use dresses and the men use a suit or a formal dress shirt.
With selections from various choirs in the community, PVC’s own, blessed the audience with a classic favorite, singing, “Old Time Religion.”
The attire of the orchestra was the usual black and white tux for men and the black dressy dresses for the ladies. Being that it was a classical music event, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary with the outfits and the colors didn’t call my attention in any way either. It was the normal, expected look that you would see for these type of performers to have. I saw a few lace dresses, some had embroidery, and others were just plain black dresses. As for the men they looked like copies of one another. They had the same bow tie, same dress shirt and the same suit
As the conductor enters the stage area, he is greeted with genuine applause from the audience. The conductor shakes hands with the concert master, and then turns to the audience to acknowledge them with a bow. The audience is nicely dressed in business or evening attire. The audience is seated on the floor or in the balcony areas for viewing. The audience remains seated throughout the performance, and there is no conversation between them as they watched the symphony. This concert etiquette is to show respect to the conductor, the orchestra, and other audience members. The orchestra performers are outfitted in black. The men have on black suits with ties. The women have on either black dresses or pant suits. The conductor is dressed in black with a button down black jacket with a white tuxedo shirt underneath the jacket. Also, there is a chorus, attired in black, seated behind the orchestra. The strings are seated in front of the conductor, then follows the woodwinds, horns, percussion, soloists, and chorus.
Each year in the fall semester, Christopher Newport University’s six a cappella singing groups put on a glow-in-the-dark showcase event in the Ferguson Center for the Arts called “Glow in the Darcappella.” These CNU student groups include: Expansion, Extreme Measure, The Newport Pearls, Take Note, Trebled Youth, and University
For my concert report, I attended Rancho Alamitos High School’s Fall Choir Concert that was hosted on October 11, 2017. The concert was held at the Don Wash Auditorium, which is owned by Garden Grove High School, in the city of Garden Grove. Furthermore, the auditorium’s setting could be described as quite wide, dimly lit, live, and air conditioned, which allowed for a better performance.
The overall attire that was worn during the services was business formal. Men wore a suit and tie while women wore either a white dress or skirt suit. The rabbi and cantor wore a white robe over their suit. Many of the congregants wore sneakers with their suits instead of the usual dress shoes. The men wore a tallit while very few women wore it. The men wore kippahs and a select few women wore head coverings.
I recently attended Hillcrest High School’s choir concert. The first group to perform was their Women’s Chorus. They sang three songs, “Soul Fetch,” “Sing to Me,” and“Solla Solew.” In the first song, there was a good ensemble movement and the choir stayed together well. However, their crescendos/decrescendos were not very
The concert that I attended was ‘The Chamber Music of Joan Tower’ which occurred on November 10, 2016. It began at 12:30pm and occurred at the San Jose State University Music Concert Hall. The performers in question ranged from music students to professors.
For my performance analysis, I observed a few choirs at the District 1 contest. These groups varied greatly in skill level and experience, but most of them were younger and less experienced choirs. The first group I observed was a smaller men’s chorus. This group reminded me of when I used to sing in our Men’s Chorus. The group consisted of about 17 guys, most of whom seemed like less experienced singers. Their sound seemed to back this up. They all seemed to really enjoy doing what they did, and individually seemed to be decent singers. What they seemed to lack, and what most likely hurt their score, would be their ability to listen to each other as much as they sang. They held out some pretty horrendous chords that were completely out of
After checking the location of the concert, Arlington Street Church Chapel, I expected the concert might have the organ music with a lot of nature reverb of the church room since they have a history introduction based on their beautiful organ, however, the sign of the concert post
Mozart’s Requiem The concert this year took place on Saturday March 15, 2014 at Hall Auditorium at 7:30 PM. It was called Mozart’s Requiem. Before the Requiem there was a brief piece titled The Strauss Serenade. The Miami University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Averbach, the Chamber Singers conducted by William
The difference in the sound of the choir between the back of the auditorium and on stage is night and day. The stage made their balance so much better, with the bass and tenor voices resonating better through the audience. I also noticed how much stronger the intonation of the choir was when they were closer to the piano accompaniment. The different voices in the choir also have strong blend individually. Rather than it sounding like I am listening to 11 sopranos as indicated on the program, it sounds like I am listening to just a few because of how well those 11 singers blended together. You can tell there is a lot of emphasis on the performance being a group effort rather than a bunch of individual efforts.
- They were well dressed for the occasion. Their appearance showed their degree of professionalism. As it said, always dress for success.