MSC Singers

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2:30-4:30 p.m. 8-week course 3/31-5/12 and a special final practice and project                                                                                                                                           

The MSC Singers is a Senior College chorus class where we study the craft of singing choral arrangements of American, Canadian, and British folk music. In each class we review the history of the pieces we are practicing. We also study healthy singing habits through vocal exercises catering to the older voice. Prerequisites: This is a self-auditioning class. A good musical ear, a musical memory, and past choral singing experiences are desirable for accomplishing our class goals. Reading music is an asset but not a requirement. For the sake of the group’s learning experience, please commit to at least five out of the seven regular classes plus the special practice and final event.

The MSC singers performed at the first 2020 Winter Wisdom presentation. Here are two links from that performance:

If I had a Hammer:

Blowin in the Wind:

Stuart Gillespie retired in 2004 as Director of Choral Ensembles and Fine Arts at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut. He began his choral directing career in 1965 with the U.S. Army Chorus in Europe. He is a published composer and has written numerous choral arrangements of well-known folk songs. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.