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choir reunion

Created on: 05/29/14 02:34 PM Views: 1529 Replies: 2
choir reunion
Posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 02:34 PM

Greetings to all my fellow Shaker singers!  I'm told everyone will see a message at this Forum, so I thought I'd throw out this proposal:  A mini-reunion for all of the choir members who sang in any of Mr. Ellis's groups.  I am willing to make copies of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah." We sang every it year at the holiday (alumni) concert, so I assume most people will have at least a passing knowledge of the music. I don't know if there will be a piano, but I could find out.  At the last reunion, at least one of our accompanists was present--maybe he would be willing to accompany.  I'm certainly open to other song ideas, but maybe the fact that we've made it to the 50th reunion is reason enough for a "Hallelujah"!  

Let me know what you think--Marianne Coplan Schapiro (soprano)

RE: choir reunion
Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 10:21 AM

Marianne, count me in, IF I am able to attend!

RE: choir reunion
Posted Saturday, September 6, 2014 08:56 AM

Still singing my socks off!  Wish I'd known about all this sooner.  I can still sing the Shaker Alma Mater and The Lord Bless You and Keep You (with 7-fold amen!).  Sang Lotti's Crucifixus several years ago and remembered the 1st alto almost perfectly (the only problem now is that I sing 2nd tenor--had to learn a new part in opposition!).  It's amazing how all the stuff we learned then has stuck.  I still remember "Yonder", Marianne.  Having choir every morning was such a gift!  I'm going to really try to make the 55th (from England)!  We could get something together by then!  Cheers, Jan Whittemore White 

p.s. Alene (sorry, you're stuck in my past!) I went on to degrees and teaching costume design.  Drama with Mr. Barter was a huge influence, too!  xx, j