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For some years you've been recipient of CHOIRNEWS.org. I've had a good time with it, and many of you have commented positively and contributed greatly to its ongoing success. But I've decided not to continue as editor and I'm looking for someone to take up the baton!
And although I've been the one behind the desk, it's you that have provided the programs/ music/ energy/ ideas/ (and critique when I get things mixed) that you've come to respect. It's really time for a new direction here and if you are reading this, you are one of the movers and shakers in our choral world.
I am willing to turn over the editorship and mailing list to someone enthusiastically dedicated to the choral arts, who can maintain an unbaised tone, and bring new life and direction in the bargain. As we know, there are a number of choral and arts organizations with full or part time staff who I believe would profit from this greater outreach. Perhaps it might be a consortium of a few. Is there the possibility possibility of monthly articles by choir/ genre/ choral festivals / ? Of course.
Three or Four hours a month is all it takes... and willingness to be timely in all things.
So, what's your vision? --the new years awaits!

Glenn Giuttari
Founder / editor
508/ 252-4304

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EDITOR / CHOIRNEWS - position open ( see above)
Contact: Glenn Giuttari
gng@harpsichord.com / 508-252-4304
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The Providence Singers will audition interested persons by appointment. AUDITIONS (men and women) - Singers’ 43rd season to include Dvoršák, Bach, Forrest, and Mendelssohn
The Providence Singers will offer six performances during its 43rd season. Performances include two guest appearances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra – G.F. Handel’s Messiah in December and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana in May.
To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org
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Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra Position: Piano Accompanist
The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra is seeking a piano accompanist for its 2014- 2015 season. The successful candidate will accompany the chorale during weekly rehearsals. She/he will also play piano during performances, when needed, and other functions throughout the year, such as fundraisers and our annual Summer Sing. The qualified candidate should also be able to lead sectional rehearsals. The Piano Accompanist will work closely with the Music Director/Conductor and report to the Board of Directors.
Start Date: September, 2014
Terms of Employment: Independent Contractor; salary commensurate with experience
Position is open until filled.
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~ 2014 ~

August 7

August 8


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2014 RPM Voices of Rhode Island Summer Choral Music Workshops
#1 - AIN'T-A THAT GOOD NEWS - Full summer workshop leading to July 20 concert in Newport. June 28 - July 19 (rehearsal schedule on line)
The RPM Voices of Rhode Island choral music workshop is designed for people of all singing abilities and musical skill sets.
Come experience the rich, sonorous musical literature of African Americans.
Beneficent Congregational Church, 300 Weybosset Street, Providence & Newport (TBA)
Concert Voices - New Workshop Members ($100) Late registration fee after 6/14 ($130). Youth Concert Voices age 17 & under ($50) Late registration fee after 6/14 ($60)
Youth Voices Only ($25) Instrumental Voices ($25)
Go to: www.rpmvoices.com for Workshop registration & full schedule.
Questions? Contact: Cheryl at clopes@rpmvoices.com or 401-529-4735

#2 - WORKSHOP > 102 Vocal Musicianship - WHAT IS MY VOICE?
Single session workshop: - RPM Voices of Rhode Island choral music workshop is designed for people of all singing abilities and musical skill sets. - Come experience the rich, sonorous musical literature of African Americans. - Specially designed sessions to broaden one’s musical scope and theoretical knowledge of choral music:
A 45 minute workshop session dedicated to methods of healthy voice tone production and proper care and technical development of the singing voice.
• Understanding voice types
• Identifying your voice type
• Proper voice care
• Singing Scales
• Singing Intervals
• Pitch matching
[Enrollment limited to 15 individuals per section. There will be two sections in Providence and one in Newport]
Registration Fee: $10.00
RPM INTENSIVE 102 sec A Tuesday 7/1 - 6 PM- Providence [$10.00] RPM INTENSIVE 102 sec B Wednesday 7/2 - 6 PM- Providence [$10.00] RPM INTENSIVE 102 sec C Tuesday 7/8 - 6 PM- Newport [$10.00]
#3 WORKSHOP- 103 Vocal Musicianship - TRAINING MY VOICE
Sisngle session workshop : A 45 minute workshop session dedicated to an introduction to musical skills through solfege (sight singing, ear training, rhythm, memory, dictation, and improvisation).
PREREQUISITE: Basic ability to read music is strongly suggested.
[Class Size limited 10 individuals per section. There will be one section in Providence and one section in Newport]
RPM INTENSIVE 103 sec A Thursday 7/3 - 6 PM- Providence [$10.00] RPM INTENSIVE 103 sec B Wednesday 7/9 - 6 PM- Newport [$10.00]
Go to: www.rpmvoices.com to register
Questions? Contact: Cheryl at clopes@rpmvoices.com or 401-529-4735


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All RI and Southeastern MA Area Choirs & their contact info:
..if we missed you, let us know.

Bridgewater State University Choruses, Steven Young, director
Brown University Choruses, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Community College of Rhode Island Choirs, Joseph Amante, director
Providence College Choruses, TJ Harper, director
Rhode Island College Choirs, Teresa Coffman, director
Roger Williams University, Jonathan Richter, director
University of Rhode Island Choirs, Mark Conley, Paulette LaParle, directors
Salve Regina University Choruses, Don St. Jean, director
Wheaton College Choruses, Tim Harbold, director

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Bristol County Chorus, Joan Doyle Roth, director
The Carillon Women's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Chamber Singers of New England, TJ Harper, director
Chorus of East Providence, Beth Armstrong, .director
Chorus of Westerly, George Kent, founder; Andrew Howell, director
CONCORA, Richard Coffey, director (Hartford,CT)
Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, Judith Stillman, director
ECCLESIA, Pierre Masse, director
Falmouth Chorale, John Yankee, director (Falmouth, MA)
Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald Dyck, director
Greater Tiverton Community Chorus, Beth Armstrong, director
Gregorian Concert Choir, Msgr. Anthony Mancini, director
Harmony Heritage, Bob O'Connell, director
Jamestown Community Chorus, BJ Whitehouse, director
Narragansett Bay Chorus, Bob O'Connell, director
North Kingstown Community Chorus & Youth Chorus, Roberta Belanger, dir.
Ocean State Barbershop Harmony Chorus, Steve Isherwood - director
Ocean State Childrens Choir, Paul M. Mancini,Sr, director

Oure Pleasure Singers,
Tim Harbold, director
The Providence Singers, Christine Noel, director
The Junior Providence Singers, Paulette LaParle, director
Providence Gay Men's Chorus, Kim Kuda, director
RPM Voices of Rhode Island, Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson, director
Rhode Island Children's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Edward Markward, director
Rhode Island Sacred Harp Sing, Charles Cofone, director
SACRED HARP @ BROWN, Kiri Miller, director

Schola Cantorum of Boston, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Sine Nomine, Joseph Fort, director
South Coast Community Chorale, Frank Wilhelm, director
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Eric Brown, director
The Summer Chorus of Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts, Beth Armstrong, director
Swanhurst Chorus, Jonathan Babbitt, director
Voices of Hope, Armstrong, Glass, Trusty
West Bay Chorale, Amanda Santo, director
WomenRIsing, Nancy Rosenberg, director
ZEFIRO ensemble
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Barrington High School Choirs
, Celeste Labonte, director
Lincoln School Choruses, Matthew Knippel, director
Martin Middle School, Rob Rappa, director
Moses Brown Choirs, Justin Peters, director
North Smithfield High School Girls Chorus, Regina McAdam, director
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Barrington Presbyterian Church Music Program, John C. Black, director
St. Martin's Church Choirs, Jay MacCubbin, Organist/Choir Director
Central Congregational Church Choirs, Patrick Aiken, Organist and Director.
Christ Church, Westerly, George Kent, Organist & Director


Skills and Resources:

* Choralnet - The Internet Center for Choral Music -
* Cyberbass - Innovative learning for choirs: learn your part on line!
* Choral Public Domain Library: Free music on line...fabulous resource...
* ChorTeach: ACDA's online newsletter for great choral articles...
* CHORUS AMERICA : Lots of good resources on this site to support choruses and singers.

Other Organizations:

* Rhode Island Chorus Page
* Greater Boston Choral Consortium -
an association of some 70+ Boston area choirs.
* New England Early Music Calendar -
* Music, Folk & Contra Dancing in and around Rhode Island
* a cappella music, recommended by Zoe
* Rhode Island ACDA
* * Eastern Division of ACDA

* * * American Choral Directors Association~ National
* RIMEA >>Rhode Island Music Educators Association
* American Guild of Organists-Rhode Island-


For Submission:
CHOIRNEWS.org is on line 24 / 7 and publishes an eNews breakout on the 1st of each month, September thru May. Special mailings for your concerts are possible. Please submit the following information PLAIN TEXT PLEASE:Date / time / Group / Program / Location / Cost / Contact e-mail/ & contact phone <>

Glenn Giuttari, editor
1- 800-252-4304


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