June 20, 2011
Webster University Presents the 22nd Season of "St. Louis Summer Sings"
"St. Louis Summer Sings" is a series of two Tuesday evening sight-singing sessions of choral masterworks for choral singers in the St. Louis area. Scores are available for loan. Dr. Paul Davis, director of instrumental studies and conductor of the Webster Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the second Summer Sing, Franz Schubert's Mass in G.
When: Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m.
Where: Concert Hall, Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, free parking
Cost: $10 at the door, students under 25 are free with identification
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In New York City, several traditional choral societies schedule so-called "Summer Sings" to maintain enthusiasm for choral singing during the summer hiatus. Rather than rehearse for weeks and then present a formal concert, choirs meet once a week on an informal basis—usually on their regular rehearsal night—to sight-sing through major choral literature. These evenings are open to the singing public, and one can usually find the schedules published in New York magazines and newspapers, and on the Internet.
Some singers are not really sight-singing, since the choral works chosen are often favorites that have been performed numerous times. If the evening’s work is unfamiliar to singers, then they get plenty of sight-singing exercise, and at the same time acquire at least a superficial acquaintance with a choral masterpiece.