Advanced Women’s Chorus

Welcome to the Advanced Women’s Chorus homepage!  I will post deadlines and other important information on this page throughout the year.

We will be attending “Cendrillon” at the Mira Mesa Edwards Theatres on
Saturday, April 28th!  Please meet me out in front of the theatre at 9:30AM to get your ticket.  The opera starts at 10:00AM and is 2:47 long with a 30 minute intermission.

For those of you who can’t go because of a pre-approved excuse, you are to read the study guide pgs. 1-9, then watch the opera on youtube and do the activities on pgs 39-41 (you can do these at the same time as watching or afterwards).  Since there are no English subtitles, you’ll have to do your best to follow the story based on the plot synopsis.  Activities need to be submitted NO LATER than May 4th to receive credit.

RUBRIC:

Media/Visuals: 20
relevancy 5
song appropriateness 5
slide formats 5
duration 5

Preparation: 25
organization 10
questions 15

Content: 30
subtopics 5 each
bibliography 5

Presentation: 25
clear speaking 5
scholarly vocabulary 5
engagement 5
confidence 5
attire 5

Steps:

Listen to work and watch a performance on Youtube.  Become familiar with the piece.

Prepare a 10-15 minute slide presentation using powerpoint or google slides.  Presentation should include:

-Background on time period (What was happening at the time in the country in which the composer lived?

-Background on composer (Early life, where they studied, stylistic traits, personality, a few interesting facts)

-Background on composition (where and when was it written?  Who commissioned it?  What is the voicing and instrumentation?  Where was it first performed?)

-Information on composition itself: form, movements, stylistic traits, what makes it a masterpiece?  You should spend time actually playing parts of the composition for the class here to give us an idea of the sound and scope of the piece.

-What did you find interesting about this piece?

-Time for questions

REGISTRATION FOR “BRAVE”, THE FREE VOCAL WORKSHOP AT SDSU JAN 27TH:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjYXRpLE-FhC4LprPEw5Z5lW6L08lVWHZB7wVl3BlsL–zQQ/viewform

MUSIC OF THE 30’s music:
He_watching_over_Israel
bel conforto al mietitore
Es tont ein voller Harfenklang – Score

RESERVE THE DATE:
NOVEMBER 3rd: MADRIGAL DINNER at 1st PRES EL CAJON
CALL TIME 5:30pm, CURTAIN 7pm

Assignment DUE Monday, September 18th:
1) Read the Wikipedia entry on the liturgical mass: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_(liturgy)
Don’t read the section on Anglican Mass

2) Using Youtube, Apple Music or Spotify, listen to the following mass movements by notable composers from different eras:
– Kyrie from Mass in C Major by L.V. Beethoven
– Gloria from Missa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez
– Credo from Mass No. 2 in G by Franz Schubert
– Sanctus and Benedictus from Mass in C Major “Coronation” by W.A. Mozart
– Agnus Dei from Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd

3) In three or four sentences each, give your impression of the mass movements.  Comment on the style, the texture, the voices…whatever strikes you.  This must be typed and submitted to abearden@sandi.net via e-mail.

4) Pick the movement you liked the most and listen to that composer’s entire mass…or listen to all of them in their entirety!  Be ready to discuss on Monday.

Please read and download the syllabus.  Return the last two pages signed by the student and the parent/guardian.  The pages can be handed in physically or e-mailed using a signature app like SignNow.

SCPA CHOIR SYLLABUS 1718