By People For People Choir

Dear By People For People Singers,

 I will try to keep this page updated with rehearsal dates, repertoire, and other relevant information about our Choir and concert.

* Concert: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Latchis Theater

* TICKETS ARE UP at https://latchisarts.org/event/by-the-people-for-the-people-a-celebration-of-love-and-community/

* Here is a great Youtube adverstisement about the concert: https://youtu.be/yYXFbfldFsI
* Next rehearsal: * Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm * at Brattleboro Music Center

* Saturday schedule:
 
10 am Al loads in the sound and starts setting up
  11:30 am the Angels of the Risers crew sets up risers & piano
  2:30 pm Singers arrive for sound check and tech rehearsal
  5:00 pm Break for dinner
  6:30 pm return to prepare for concert
  7:00 pm concert

* REHEARSAL & PRACTICE NOTES FROM PETER *

* CONCERT DRESS – BLACK ON BOTTOM, JEWEL TONES ON TOP *

* FULL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE *

* BIG SOPRANO LYRIC SHEETS *
* BIG ALTO LYRIC SHEETS *
* BIG TENOR LYRIC SHEETS *
* BIG BASS LYRIC SHEETS *

* small LYRIC SHEETS *

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CONCERT ORDER OF SONGS as of 10-15-17

Alleluia 
Andy’s transcription of Kathy Bullock’s interpretation of this classic gospel anthem by Nolan Williams.
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Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain
Andy’s transcription of this Ladysmith Black Mambazo composition.
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Sailing Down My Golden River
Andy’s piano SATB arrangement of this Pete Seeger classic.
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Guilford
Andy’s setting of the John Needham text from 1768..
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There But For Fortune
Peter’s arrangement of this Phil Ochs song.
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Beatitudes
Peter’s setting.
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Prodigal’s Return
Peter’s piano/solo/SATB arrangement of an extraordinary ballad/hymn. Tony Barrand sings lead; the choir comes in on the last three verses.
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Crompton
Peter’s setting of the William Cowper poem.
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PRACTICE MP3S – the tempo is a little slowed down for practice.
* SOPRANO
*ALTO
* TENOR
* BASS

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Let Union Be
traditional, SATB arr. by Andy. We are hoping to sing this with the audience.
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NOWELL SING WE CLEAR 1

NOWELL SING WE CLEAR 2

CHARIOTS

   *  INTERMISSION *

I Got a Robe
Andy’s version of the classic Moses Hogan arrangement of this 19th century African American spiritual.
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LOOK-soprano * LOOK-alto LOOK-tenor * LOOK-bass

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Ninety-Third Psalm
From the Sacred Harp.
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Gratitude
Shape note anthem from Northern Harmony.
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Eli  Zara 1st verse solo/piano.
words Hannah Szenes (1921 – 1944), music David Zehavi (1910 – 1977), arr. Peter Amidon

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SHOULDER NARROWS 1

SHOULDER NARROWS 2

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SAM 1

SAM 2

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All Is Well Sam starts solo/guitar, choir in on 2nd verse.
Peter’s arrangement of Sam Amidon’s re-harmonization of an old Sacred Harp song.
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Your Long Journey by Doc and Rosa Lee Watson, arr. P. Amidon
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Are You Ready
Andy’s transcription of this gospel classic from the singing of James Cleveland and the Metro Mass Choir. Recording goes until my (Peter’s) directing mistake, but is accurate up to there.
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encore – LET THE LIFE I’VE LIVED

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