Archive | Music in Worship

The Winter 2017 edition of ChorTeach is now online

The winter edition of ChorTeach is now available online. Go to www.acda.org/publications, click on Choral Journal, then scroll down to ChorTeach logo. Contents: 1. A New Normal: Choral Culture as a Catalyst for Change by Sarah J. Graham 2. Preparation, Practice, Performance, and Pondering: A Different Approach to Score Preparation by Thomas Blue 3. Past, […]

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The Fall 2016 edition of ChorTeach is now available

The fall edition of ChorTeach is now available online. Go to www.acda.org/publications, click on Choral Journal, then scroll down to ChorTeach logo. Contents: 1. Ronald Staheli: Exemplary Music Evaluator by David Williams 2. Global Music in Christian Worship by Jeff Clouser 3. The Benefits of Singing—Resources for Conductors by Fern L. Burnett 4. Singing in […]

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Choral Opportunities: MMEA 2015 Conference

by Faith Lueth, MMEA Liaison The 2015 conference for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (March 19-21 at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center) has much to offer choral musicians. There are three days packed with a variety of choral offerings that include informative sessions, insightful rehearsals, and performances. The conductor for this year’s All-State Chorus is Rollo Dilworth. […]

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The Care and Preservation of the Voice

by Tony Thornton, MassACDA President-Elect As conductors and singers, we work very hard over a period of weeks to prepare for performance. Concert week may include additional rehearsals and certainly a dress rehearsal. This added stress can cause the immune system to weaken, making the body susceptible to illness; it would be a pity to […]

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Consider Composer-Published Choral Music

Music in Worship Massachusetts ACDA Tom Berryman, Mass ACDA R&S Chair for Music in Worship January 2014 We often rely on publishers to provide dependable reference points in our search for appropriate repertoire for our singers. The best publishers serve as arbiters of taste and quality, making our discovery work easier. Our sifting task, however, is […]

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Selections for the Church Year

MUSIC IN WORSHIP Massachusetts ACDA Tom Berryman, R&S Chair for Music in Worship R&S Fall 2013 Our reading session during the July 2013 Massachusetts ACDA Summer Conference in Amherst featured choral music for the church year. Here is the annotated list for your consideration. Kol Nidre-Samuel Adler SATB, soloist with solo cello and organ Transcontinental […]

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Christmas Past and Future!

Music in Worship Massachusetts ACDA Tom Berryman, Massachusetts Music in Worship R&S Chair January 2013 Christmas Present is now Christmas Past and it’s perhaps a good time to consider some choral music choices for Christmas Future. The offerings below represent music I’ve just done with the St. Mark’s School Choir for our Lessons and Carols […]

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