Welcome! We're delighted you'll be participating in the Sing Out, Davies! choral workshop on January 10, 2016, led by San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director Emeritus Vance George.
Everything you need to know about the workshop is on this page. If you have questions, please contact Lolly Lewis, Community of Music Makers Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 503-5344.
Sure on this shining night
At the River
ALTO 1: please become familiar with both Alto 1 and Alto 2 parts for Somewhere. We will balance the voices at the workshop.
Barber: Sure on this Shining Night
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From Samuel Barber Choral Music, performed by Choir of Ormond College, Douglas Lawrence, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.
Copland: At the River
From America the Golden Dream, performed by St. John's Episcopal Cathedral Choir, Donald Pearson, conductor; courtesy of Naxos of America.
Bernstein (arr. Edgerton): Somewhere
Performed by Matthew Curtis.
Practice Tracks for Individual Parts
Professionally recorded rehearsal tracks by Matthew Curtis
Recordings: Craig Hella Johnson with Conspirare (Harmonia Mundi) | Douglas Lawrence conducting the Choir of Ormond College (Naxos)
Reading: Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music, by Barbara Heyman (Oxford) | Samuel Barber Remembered: A Centenary Tribute, by Peter Dickinson (Eastman Studies in Music, University of Rochester Press)
Recordings: Michael Tilson Thomas leading the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the Utah Symphony (Sony Classical/CBS Masterworks) | Jon Washburn conducting the Vancouver Chamber Choir in an arrangement for treble voices and piano (CBC Records) | Donald Pearson with the St. John’s Cathedral Choir (Denver) (Delos—available as a digital download from Amazon and iTunes)
Reading: Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man, by Howard Pollack (Henry Holt) | The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland, edited by Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (Yale University Press) | Aaron Copland: A Reader, edited by Richard Kostelanetz (Routledge)
DVD: Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony explore Copland and the American Sound in an episode of Keeping Score, available from SFS Media, and online at keepingscore.org.
Recordings: The arrangement performed today is not readily available on disc. For a recording of the complete music to West Side Story, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony (SFS Media)
Reading: Leonard Bernstein, by Humphrey Burton (Doubleday) | Leonard Bernstein: A Life, by Merle Secrest (Bloomsbury) | Working with Bernstein, by Jack Gottlieb (Amadeus) | Bernstein: A Biography, by Joan Peyser (Beech Tree Books/William Morrow) | Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination, by Misha Berson (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books) | West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical, edited by Elizabeth A. Wells (Scarecrow Press)