If you'd like to contact me, here is my school information: 
     Diane Dangerfield - (608)437-2400 X 2108          dangerfielddiane@mhasd.k12.wi.us  
          Mount Horeb High School
          305 South Eighth Street
          Mount Horeb, WI  53572
                                           and my home information:
                                    (608)437-8890                      diane.dangerfield76@gmail.com
          207 South Fourth Street
Members of Concert Choir are required to sing at graduation on Sunday, May 31.  Some members of Mixed Choir and the co-curricular choirs have also volunteered to do so.  ALL choir members who are singing at graduation need to report for warmup in the gym at 2:00 that afternoon.  Band members will then move on to band warmup at 2:15.  Non-senior singers will be wearing our red school choir robes.  After the song, choir members may leave if they wish.  Those who wish to stay should wear nice clothes under their robe, as they will likely be removing the robe after the song, due to the usual hot temperatures in the gym.
The senior members of choir will be singing "May It Be"  from The Lord of the Rings.
The full choir will be singing "I Sing the Body Electric" from Fame.  This movie was about a performing arts high school.  This song was used at their graduation to showcase all segments of the school.  The following link shows the entire song used in the movie.  The opening is solos only, so you'll have to fill in the underlying harmonies yourself. 
In the middle is a dance/band break, and then you'll see the choir stand and sing pretty much the same as our music from measure 26 to the end.  Even using the following crazy-long address, you'll get four choices to watch.  Choose the HD one.
     Our final concert of the school year was on Monday, May 18, and was a fulfilling, inspiring and fitting end to this fabulous school year!  Best wishes to our beloved seniors!!   <3
 I'll leave these songs up for a while in case anyone would like to listen to them again!
         Concert Choir reference links:
               "O Magnum Mysterium" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDAQtZz1yf4
               "Lao Duang Deuan" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCHYaYPLMSY
              "O Captain! My Captain!" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbFDonqhj9w
                "Sure On This Shining Night" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWpGE6abQg
                 "Bound for the Promised Land" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRlnDbMeC0
                  "O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiM_RVaC-1A
           Chamber Singers:
                  "No Time" -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3jmXhaBFEU
These two listening activities are due by the last day of choir, Monday, June 8.
Choir Listening Activity
 (in case this link doesn't work, scroll down to view the activity)
 You can fill the questionnaire out online and email it to me if you wish!
(or print it off and hand it in)
     Congratulations to the following exceptional MHHS musicians.  They have been accepted into the WSMA State Honors Program for this coming fall!  
                  CHOIR                        BAND
                   Lili Pierce                              Scott Underwood
                       Tabbi Parent                         Noah Laabs
                        Alex Shields
"Big Apple" MUSIC TRIP             
     MHHS music department students have the opportunity to go on a trip of their choosing two times during their high school careers.  June 2015 is our next music trip - and this year's music students have selected New York City as their destination. 
     We will depart on Saturday, June 13 and return on Friday, June 19.  Attractions include:  Rockefeller Center, Union Station, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park, a dinner cruise and musical theatre!  The students chose "Phantom of the Opera" and "Aladdin" as their Broadway shows.  This should provide an interesting contrast!
     It won't be long now!!!



Name - ________________________________

Watch the YouTube clip you’ve chosen first - without writing anything - so you can thoroughly observe (and enjoy) the choir’s technique, tone quality, intonation and stage presence.  Then listen/watch again while you answer the questions.  (You can fill this in online and e-mail it to me if you wish, or print it off and hand it in.)


Gondwana Singers – (an Australian teen choir)  “Sure On This Shining Night


Prairie Voices – (a professional college-aged choir)  “Greensleeves”                                  


Prairie Voices & Friends –“Fix You”


Snowflake High School Honor Choir – “O Captain! My Captain!”


Billings West High Meistersingers – “Bound for the Promised Land”                                                                         


The Sixteen – (a professional choir from the UK)   “O Magnum Mysterium”



MMEA All-State Men’s Chorus – “O Captain! My Captain!”                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDhaGwKMosw

West Point Cadets Glee Club – “The Mansions of the Lord”                                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGoSWn1tHeo                          

Only Boys Aloud – “Calon lan”  (a Welsh boys’ choir singing a favorite song from their homeland)        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARrVAHnkdY

The Singing Statesmen of UW-Eau Claire – “I Have Had Singing”                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNTMUUAd2eY

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles – “We Shall Overcome” (Don’t be alarmed when the Russian pop star lady joins in.  She shuts up after a minute – and then it’s beautiful!)                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzXIIyqtB0

The King’s Singers –  (professional ensemble from the UK)  “Hallelujah” (no video, but well worth a listen)           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maGwAzYE4zM



Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir – (from Canada) - “Prayer of the Children”


Sweet Honey in the Rock – (professional black women’s ensemble) “Ella’s Song”


California State Women’s Honor Choir – “Music Down in My Soul”


Cantabile(Madison Youth Choirs young women’s choir) “No Time”                      



Your Name - __________________________________________


Which group did you choose to listen to?


Describe the choir’s tone quality. 



How do you think they achieved this?



What did you notice about the performers’ breathing technique?




What did you notice about the performers’ mouth space?




Were consonants easy to hear?



Describe the choir’s intonation.




What do you think contributed to this?




What dynamic levels did the group use?



How did this affect your enjoyment of the performance?




Describe their stage presence (i.e. – posture, facial expression, use of movement or lack of movement).




How did the choir members’ stage presence enhance their performance?




Did you enjoy this performance?________ What was the best part?





Name - ________________________________                                              

 Watch the YouTube clip you’ve chosen first - without writing anything - so you can thoroughly observe the singer’s technique, tone quality, intonation and stage presence.  Then listen/watch again while you answer the questions on the reverse side.


Audra McDonald–“Stars and the Moon” from Songs for a New World


   - “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret


                - “Gorgeous” from The Apple Tree


Katherine Jenkins–“Pie Jesu” from Requiem



Kelli O’Hara–“Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” from Nice Work if You Can Get It


Katherine Jenkins–“You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel



Steven Pasquale–“It All Fades Away” from Bridges of Madison County


Jeremy Jordan–“Losing My Mind” from Follies


Ramin Karimloo-“Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables


Adam Jacobs–“Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin



Nathan Gunn-”Joanna” from Sweeney Todd


Nathan Gunn-“C’est Moi” from Camelot                                           



Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale–“One Second & a Million Miles” from Bridges of Madison Cnty


Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale – “If I Loved You” from Carousel


Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher  – “I’ve Got It All” from On the 20th Century


Courtney Reed & Adam Jacobs-“A Million Miles Away” from Aladdin



Your name - _______________________________________________

Which singer did you choose to listen to?


Describe the singer’s tone quality.


Is this a sound that you would like to achieve?________If yes, what do you like about it?  If no, what don’t you like about it?


What do you think the soloist does to achieve that kind of tone quality?


What did you notice about the performer’s breathing technique?


What did you notice about the performer’s mouth space?


Were consonants easy to hear?


Did the artist use effective dynamics?


Describe the singer’s stage presence (i.e. – posture, facial expression, use of movement or lack of movement).


How did your singer’s stage presence enhance their performance?


Did you enjoy this performance?________ What was the best part?