Ladies' Night Out Women's Choir is starting up fall rehearsals
on Sept. 18 for performances the weekend and Tuesday after
Thanksgiving. Women who would like to join the group should contact
Director Lucy Allen Tenenbaum for a chance to do some "Musicking"
(music making in the 21st Century.)
"This is not an audition but an opportunity to sing together and
find out where each voice fits in the choir. All voice parts are
needed to fill out the choir," writes Tenenbaum.
Heidi Soons, VSO Harpist, will accompany John Rutter's Dancing
Day Cycle. Other music includes a Shape-note song, and several with
African Drums. Jacob McLaughlin will again be the group's rehearsal
accompanist, and will also play in the performance. A sing-along
group will also be part of LNO this season.
This Advent Program is structured so each singer can choose what
part of the music she wants to sing, and participate accordingly.
"If you've wanted to sing with 'the Ladies' this is the season to
try us out," continues Tenenbaum. "If you've started the choir
before only to find it too challenging, consider trying us again.
Some of the music will be taught by rote, with no sight-reading.
Singers of all levels will find something in this semester's music
that's just right for them!"
The new approach to choral singing comes from conductor Lucy
Allen Tenenbaum's Master in Music Education courses at Kansas
University that she took this summer. An inclusive community choir
is the goal. There will be a select section of the choir, but not
all singers need strive for that level. Women of all ages are
welcome. Musicking will include some solfege (do- re-mi etc.),
drums and other percussion instruments, some choreography and a
whole lot of fun. "As always, the focus of the group is about
meeting new friends while making wonderful music," Tenenbaum
A $25 fee is requested from each singer for choir expenses. For
more information call Lucy Tenenbaum at 802-775-8004 or
802-342-8348, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.