Uncharted Territory

June 16th, 2021 - 11:20am

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A Choral Concert in Time of Pandemic

Performed by
College of Marin Chamber Singers
with Marin Oratorio

Directed by Boyd Jarrell

Live stream on YouTube free.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7 pm PDT

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In this year of coronavirus, choral organizations all over the world were forced either to give up or to leap full speed into untried technologies. At College of Marin, we have followed several different paths with our different choirs, and we want to share our efforts with you in this ground-breaking concert. With our Chamber Singers group, we invested in Jack Trip, a cutting-edge technology that allows a group of people to hear each other simultaneously in real time. Our singers will be performing from twelve different zip codes at the same time!

The concert opens with a lovely Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus where fifty-six singers from Marin Oratorio each recorded their individual voices at home, then submitted it to be edited into a virtual choir that exists only in this fleeting moment of beauty. Then the Chamber Singers Jack trip magic begins. We begin simply with a single voice ancient chant to the Virgin Mary. Then a two-voice medieval Alleluia. We layer on the complexity of later styles with Renaissance polyphony, romantic madrigals, some grand sacred anthems, and finish with a dose of Pop.

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  • Beata Viscera - Perotin (c.1200)
  • Alleluia - Leonin (d.1201)
  • Almighty and Everlasting God  -  Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
  • Hail! Smiling Morn - Reginald Spofforth (1770-1827)
  • The long day closes - Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
  • Come Live with Me - William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875)
  • Locus Iste - Anton Bruckner   (1824-1896)
  • Duh Tvoj blagi  - Pavel Chesnokov  (1877-1944)
  • Coelos Ascendit - Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Beati quorum via - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • I am not yours  - Z. Randall Stroope  (b.1953)
  • Happy together - Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon (1944-2008)

College of Marin Chamber Singers

Boyd Jarrell, Director
Jeffrey Paul, Accompanist
Joe Paulino, Tech Wrangler

    Abigail Millikan-States
    Kai Okada
    Mariel Rowles
  • ALTO
    Ruth Brown
    Jennifer Piazza
    Joanna Pinckney
    Lucinda Ray
    Johanna Sherlin
    Gary Harbison
    Stephen Orsary
    Jeffrey Paul
    Adrian Quince
    Terry Shea
  • BASS
    Michael Burch
    Michael Irvine
    Charles Little
    Rishi Schweig