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Indiana University Children's Choir

Indiana University Children's Choir

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Founded in 1980 by Dr. Mary Goetze and Dr. Jean Sinor, the mission of the Indiana University Children's Choir is to teach young people to value and experience excellent singing through musical activities which develop skills, sharing, self-expression, and personal growth. This goal will result in a lifelong appreciation of fine music.

The Indiana University Children's Choir is committed to educating children in the western tradition of great choral music while also exposing them to a wide variety of musical cultures from around the world. The program combines a solid music education with a multitude of opportunities to perform in and for the community. During the process of learning to sing, to read music, and to understand a little about music history, choristers acquire confidence and self-discipline, assets that will be with them all their lives. The choir's positive social setting allows young people to explore creative ideas, to give voice to a wide range of emotions, and to discover how to work effectively within a group. Music offers many children a safe passage through adolescence. Above all else, children experience the joy of making music together.

The choirs rehearse and perform throughout the school year, working with a team of conductors and musicianship teachers, some of whom are nationally recognized in their fields. All five choirs in the program perform in annual winter and spring concerts, as well as in specially arranged performances elsewhere. Advanced units of the choir are often incorporated in the IU Jacobs School of Music concerts and performances, and individual members of the choir have participated in IU opera productions and musicals.

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Indiana University Children's Choir : Seasons Of Song : 00  1 CD : 

Indiana University Children's Choir : Seasons Of Song

Review: The Indiana University Children's Choir comprises six choirs for children from kindergarten through high school. All children can find a place in one of those choirs regardless of training. Three choirs are represented here, the Treble Choir has the bright sound of girls 9 and 10 years old, the Chamber Choir, for older girls and boys with unchanged voices, and the Youth Chorale, a mixed group of high school singers with voices moving into adulthood. There are 22 songs here, we particularly enjoyed four movements by Brahms, "Liebeslied No.'s 8, 10, 13 and 18," Cobb's "Cantate Domino," Sprenkle's "For a Dewdrop," the moody "Erev Shel Shoshanim," Hatfield's "La Lluvia" and "Fair Phyllis I Saw," the folk spinning song "Sarasponda," Morley's "Sing We and Chant It," Franck's "Da Pacem Domine," James Taylor's "That Lonesome Road," and the Wm. Dawson spiritual "Soon Ah Will Be Done." Some light piano accompaniment. "Seasons" is a varied, spirited and enjoyable collection by this fine Midwestern children's choir.

Songlist: Cantate Domino, Libertango, Erev Shel Shoshanim, White, For a Dewdrop, La Lluvia, Sarasponda, Sing We and Chant It, Fair Phyllis I saw, Bist du bel mir, Da Pacem Domine, Long, Long Ago, Just One Planet, Liebeslied No. 8, Liebeslied No. 10, Liebeslied No. 13, Liebeslied No. 18, Verano porteno, That Lonesome Road, Soon Ah Will Be Done, Invierno porteno, Thuma Mina

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7761c | 00 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella Mixed Childrens Choirs


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