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Westchester Choral Society – Virtual Rehearsals

WCS will begin rehearsals via Zoom starting on Tuesday, May 5th, and continue through Tuesday, June 9th.

In choosing music for our virtual rehearsals (and therefore our December concert), Music Director Frank Nemhauser decided that two things were of primary importance.
1) the music should be in the public domain and available online.
2) The music can be performed with organ only, but other instruments can be added.

The choir will be working on two pieces during the virtual rehearsals.

  • Joseph Haydn – Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis De Deo. Commonly known as the Little Organ Mass and Brahms – Geistliches Lied (Spiritual Song)

The choir will meet in sectional rehearsals, led by Frank Nemhauser and by David Baranowski, Associate Music Director. The choir will be working on the text, text in rhythm, and the pitches, eventually putting all the elements together.

The Haydn is available on Choraltracks and the entire chorus will have access to Choraltracks for a three-month period. Brahms can be found on YouTube.

These are very unusual times, and it is important to remain engaged while we are unable to come together and sing together. Virtual rehearsals seem to be the answer. Choral members seem excited to try this new version of rehearsals and everyone seems to be in good spirits.