Saturday, March 20, 2010

Recording session preps for 2010 season

Every year, OAMC prepares new repertoire for member singers. This starts with recording learning tracks, which are then incorporated into voice-part learning CDs.

On January 30 & 31, the OAMC "recording group" -- about 16 men, four on each part -- met at Sunnyside SDA Church to create these learning tracks.

These sessions started with a "reading session" in which the singers sang through prospective music pieces being considered to be added to the repertoire. Each singer was asked to rate each piece of music on how well they liked the piece, and how difficult they felt the piece was for the average singer. At least one piece, "Go, My Children, With My Blessing," was added to the 2010 repertoire.