Interested in singing with us? Tapestry Singers is a wonderful mix of professional, highly skilled amateur, and aspiring singers. All voices are welcome. To arrange an informal audition for the upcoming semester, please contact us by September 1, 2021.
Along with the fun of learning new and challenging music together, our members know that we are singing and raising money to benefit deserving students, helping them to further their career in music. The simple process to join includes an informal audition with our Music Director to check voice range and music-reading skills. Our singers have a variety of backgrounds in musical training. We commit to practicing outside the weekly rehearsals to learn our music.Join Tapestry Singers
Here’s what you need to know:
January-June 2021 — Maine Bicentennial Concert
We will be prepping music to record as virtual projects with the possible endgame of Maine Bicentennial Concerts on June 5 and 6. If concerts are not possible, the silver lining will be to improve our tone, intonation, and part independence.
Project #1 I Will Bow and Be Simple
This beautiful, simple Shaker hymn will ease us into technology with an audio-only recording that will be used as the soundtrack to a slideshow of prints and paintings that depict early Shaker life. Try not to be afraid or anxious about recording. We’ll have helpers for you!
Project #2 Vum Vive Vum
We will make a presentation something more engaging than the typical virtual choir “Brady Bunch” youtube videos. This is a lively example of a Shaker dance song—a style of traditional singing where nonsense words are used to mimic the sounds of an instrument or the rhythms of a dance.
Projects in Percolation
We will work our way through the rest of the more difficult 4-part pieces on the concert program. Each recording project will have a different focus, yet to be determined.
HOW TO JOIN THIS SEMESTER
- AUDITION before January 22 https://www.tapestrysingersmaine.org/register-with-tapestry-singers/
- There will be a suggested donation of $35 dues for the semester which you may pay online or by check. More info on that if you decide to participate.
- Your name will be added to the semester email contact list for exact details.
Monday, January 25 7:00-8:00ish
First Zoom Meeting: Socialize/Vocalize and introduction to the Virtual Projects
Mondays thereafter 7:00-8:00ish Rehearsals/Zoom Meetings
Here’s what we ask of our members:
- Be punctual for rehearsals, logged in and ready to go at 7PM
- Spend time as needed outside of rehearsal to learn your notes well so rehearsals can focus on tone, dynamics and creating a really beautiful blend