123  WELCOME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR WEB PAGE!


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
          MH
 
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GRADUATION
 
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.
 
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEViz3CV5VbskAtY0nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MGhyOWFlBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDUFJEQkNLMV8xBHNlYwNzcg--?p=I+Sing+the+Body+
Electric+-+Fame+site%3Ayoutube.com&vs=www.youtube.com&fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001
 
 
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THE SPRING CONCERT
 
     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
          Madrigal:
                  "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
 
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REQUIRED CHOIR ACTIVITIES   
 
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)
 
 
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STATE HONORS RESULTS
 
     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
 
    
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"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!!!
 
    

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MY  CHOIR  LISTENING  ACTIVITY - 2015

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.)

SATB:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWpGE6abQg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Xjo2jNSow

Prairie Voices & Friends –“Fix You”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5M_stvoZQ4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbFDonqhj9w

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRlnDbMeC0

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDAQtZz1yf4


TTBB:

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

 

SSAA:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSw34RkbL60

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Uus--gFrc

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghrCO2SPt_A

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3jmXhaBFEU

 

 
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?

   


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MY  SOLO VOICE  LISTENING  ACTIVITY 2015

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.

 Soprano

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

                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Z_BpYCLqU

   - “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lRXY0bWTpw

                - “Gorgeous” from The Apple Tree

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UawHLP9pmHU

Katherine Jenkins–“Pie Jesu” from Requiem

                                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfvOgdhMkbY

Alto

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

                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7YXUx4W4cI

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

                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=005F-2r5N0U

Tenor

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

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVEkCujOHkg

Jeremy Jordan–“Losing My Mind” from Follies

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoZVxPTvGp4

Ramin Karimloo-“Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeWIV1cFohs

Adam Jacobs–“Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGN5981jJm8

Bass/Baritone

Nathan Gunn-”Joanna” from Sweeney Todd

                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44AYsTp3wp8&list=PLj6nAkGJLr7TaSqOtCC09SAQzZV81lfrk

Nathan Gunn-“C’est Moi” from Camelot                                           

                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBN_nlXbIIc&index=9&list=PLj6nAkGJLr7TaSqOtCC09SAQzZV81lfrk

Duets

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

                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz7KyvxuVTg

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

                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXXNQqKP-zk

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

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFuB-wGG1-o

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

                                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKfroxxF0Jw

 

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?