Singers’ Study Guide

On this page for chorus members you will find both the work we will focus on in the coming rehearsal and some of the practice files you will want to study as you learn these pieces. You may download a copy of the concert poster as a jpg or pdf file here.

HOMEWORK for November 19 and 23:

As we come closer to the concerts, please review all the pieces.  In rehearsal we’ll work on what needs working on.

Please organize your music in the order of the concert program below.

Please note that there is an extra rehearsal scheduled for Saturday, November 23 from 9:30 until 11:30 am at the Unitarian Church.  Please be there if at all possible

Tony has CD’s available for all parts. Or they can be found below on dropbox.

Soprano-practice-files link:

Alto-practice-files link:

Tenor-practice-files link:

Bass-practice-files link:

Haloween — the tenors…..

Christmas Cantata. Daniel Pinkham

  1. Maestoso: Quem vidistis pastores (mp3)
  2. Adagio: O magnum mysterium (mp3)
  3. Allegro: Gloria in excelsis Deo (mp3)

 Concert Program


Hodie Christus natus est                                 10th-century plainchant



Hodie Christus natus est (1575)        Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

     for two 4-part choirs                                                   (1525-1594)

          Marsha Lyons, soprano

          Acadia Brass Ensemble


Verbum caro factum est (1591)                                Hans Leo Hassler



Hodie Christus natus est (1619)                 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck



Ave Maria,  op. 12                                                    Johannes Brahms



O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf                              Johannes Brahms

     motet, op. 74 no. 2                                                    (1833-1897)



“Es flog ein Täublein weisse”                                    Johannes Brahms



Puer natus in Bethlehem (1620)                                  Samuel Scheidt

     for two 4-part choirs                                                   (1587-1654)

          Susan Dwyer, soprano                                                              

          Acadia Brass Ensemble




Hodie Christus natus est (1618)                              Giovanni Gabrieli

     for two 4-part choirs                                                  (1555-1612)

          Peter Witham, tenor

          Acadia Brass Ensemble


Sing we now of Christmas                                              Fred Prentice


Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella                                       Fred Prentice


Christmas Cantata                                                     Daniel Pinkham

     Acadia Brass Ensemble                                               (1923-2006)