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Community chorus in Manhattan?

I'm looking to temporarily join a community chorus in Manhattan for a few months this winter. I've found van.org but as far as I can make out it lists mostly pretty serious choirs and chorales. [more inside]
posted by aesop on Sep 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Largest Choral Ensemble Ever?

Back in possibly the mid-to late 80's, or early 90's at the latest, I caught a bit of a program on television about a choral piece of classical music, which at the time was being billed as sung by (faulty memory may apply here) the largest choral ensemble ever assembled. It's also possible that it was the combination of symphonic musicians + chorus equalled the largest group assembled for a piece of choral music. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Best way to withdraw from a group without creating bad feelings?

I'm a member of the Board of Directors for a chorus; I'm also the librarian for the chorus. I'd like to withdraw from both positions by the end of the year (i.e., the choral year, meaning by May 2015), but I suspect it will be tricky to do without causing a fair amount of consternation. I'm looking for advice on the best way to go about it. [more inside]
posted by holborne on Sep 9, 2014 - 18 answers

Mysterious classical piece

There is an aria/section of a classical piece in my head I cannot identify. There is a soprano or mezzo-soprano solo (with an orchestra behind I think, though I cannot remember any details of the music), who sings a line that is something like "never seen his face (possibly "this place") before". It also contains a chorus shouting in between the soloist's phrases, with children's or an amplified child's voice quite prominent in parts of this shouting. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Aug 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Looking for a Messiah...

Looking for Messiah sings, greater Boston area. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Dec 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! Cheerleader/Marching Band Inspired Pop?

Turns out I really like to exercise to cheerleader/chanting/marching type pop songs. Can anyone recommend songs with that same kind of chorus/chanting and beat that isn't actually marching band music? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 23, 2012 - 60 answers

more music like this, please

How would you describe music like this, and can you recommend more like it? Kind of dreamy vocals and swelling strings, old-fashioned mid-20th-century feeling. Example 1: The children's chorus from the opening to Night of the Hunter, starting about 32 seconds into this video. Example 2: Walt Kelly's "Willow the Wasp", 30 second sample on amazon.
posted by moonmilk on Jul 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Dunnnnnnnnnnn

Looking for a choral work I heard several years ago. It had a line that was repeated a few times throughout that ended in the word "done," but the 'n' sound was stretched out like "dunnnnnnn." It may have been 'work is done' or something similar. I think it was religious. Any help? [more inside]
posted by amcm on Mar 22, 2012 - 5 answers

What was this song called?

Name this 80s pop-country song! [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 18, 2012 - 15 answers

Soul chorus.

SongFilter. Super sweet soul tune: does it have a twin? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Feb 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Music that later makes you go, "Hey yeah, I never noticed that!"

Pop-rock songs with unusual/unique constructions, structures, patterns, tempo changes, time signature changes, instrumental/vocal interplay, etc... Stuff you probably don't realize upon a casual first listen. And not necessarily something obvious like "multiple songs in one" (eg "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"), or songs with no chorus. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jul 24, 2010 - 49 answers

What I need is a little more woop woop woop woop

Help me find more songs with high pitched repetitive sounds or words tacked on at the end of the chorus, please! [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Jun 9, 2010 - 9 answers

What are the technical and scientific reasons most pop music is structured so there're 3 or 4 verses and a repeated chorus?

What are the technical and scientific reasons most pop music is structured so there're 3 or 4 verses and a repeated chorus? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Mar 7, 2010 - 16 answers

How to Change a Chorus Without Changing a Chorus

Is there a name for the use of one chorus to mean entirely different things based on the context of the verse the chorus follows? Can you name further examples? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Aug 20, 2009 - 10 answers

I need to find songs that sound similar to the chorus of "destrokk" by mgmt (video included)! It's a typical chord sequence, so there must be a few!

I need to find songs that sound similar to the chorus of "destrokk" by mgmt (video included)! It's a typical chord sequence, so there must be a few! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Looking for more music like British Sea Power's "Men Together Today"

What kind of music is British Sea Power's Men Together Today (listen, 0:40), if any particular type? I want more but can't figure out what to search for. It's not Gregorian chant. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

keyboard effects

I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
posted by plexi on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Bernadette Peters sings "Sea Cruise"?

Bernadette Peters: did she sing Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise" on television? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Nov 11, 2007 - 3 answers

How to record a sing-along choir track without a pile of headphones?

Lo-fi group recording: how can I record a 6-8 person sing-along choir cleanly if I don't already own a bunch of headphones and splitters? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 7, 2007 - 18 answers

How to do on-the-fly MMO for chorus practice?

Is there a multi-track audio format suitable for chorus practice? That and [more inside]
posted by baylink on Dec 5, 2006 - 11 answers

What are the "lyrics" for John Barry's score for "The Lion in Winter?"

Help me find the "lyrics" to the chanting/choral parts of John Barry's score for the film "The Lion In Winter." [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Sep 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Massalanga Nay Nay?

In 4th grade, We sang a song where the title sounded like "Massalanga Nay Nay". It was an African song, but not like real African, just cheesy grade school multicultural. Anyone have any inkling as to the real title or spelling, or where I can find the sheet music to this song?
posted by potch on Jan 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Name that tune!

Can anyone identify this melody? (350 kB .WAV, whistled here) [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Dec 19, 2005 - 18 answers

Choral music reccommendations?

Choral music reccommendations? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Oct 18, 2005 - 23 answers

Singing Mania

Here is an appeal to the Classics scholars out there. Some time ago I read an article that told a story in passing of the effects of live drama upon an unsophisticated audience in a provincial town in the Roman empire. The citizens had hitherto never been exposed to the particular form--it was on the comedic end of the scale and involved singing as I imperfectly recall--and reacted with a sort of mass hysteria: they went into a mass swoon, rioted and things fell apart and days later there were still people in the streets singing the choruses of the songs. I have tried to Google this a number of times and have yet to find anything resembling what I read. Does this ring a bell with anyone here ?
posted by y2karl on Jul 10, 2004 - 19 answers

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