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November 2016                                    Choral Notes


Volume 25
Winter 2016

In This Issue...                

  1. Texas Sings! - read the online only Fall Texas Sings!
  2. Voting - Constitution Referendum - Retired Members Voting
  3. What are you singing for Christmas?, Dan Baker, VP Church
  4. 2017 TCDA Membership renewal opens on December 1

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  What are you singing for Christmas?by Dan Baker, VP Church

Like you, I'm always looking for good repertoire. Sundays seem to come every week at my place, and I need attainable, appropriate, challenging, and rewarding music for my groups. That being said, I will leave no stone unturned in finding it. What better resource than our TCDA network?

So, after a quick email to some of you in the Church Division at TCDA, I received some great responses when I asked the following question:

"What are your top three pieces for this year's services or concerts?"

Here's a cross section of the music your groups are singing this season.

 

The Hands That First Held Mary's Child (TTBB)

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

 

 

Huff, M.

 

Hal Leonard

Silent Night

 

 

Anglea

 

Beckenhorst

Alleluia

 

 

Sixten

 

Peters

O Holy Night

 

 

Keveren

 

Lifeway

See Amid the Winter's Snow- MOST POPULAR

 

 

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

Personent Hodie

 

 

Hoggard

 

ECS

Night of the Father's Love

 

 

Choplin

 

Lorenz

As the Dark Awaits the Dawn

 

 

Morton

 

Augsburg

He Shall Reign Forevermore

 

 

Tomlin/Gambill

Brentwood

There is Faint Music (TTBB)

 

 

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

The Work of Christmas

 

 

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

Unto Us a Son is Born

 

 

Manor

 

Beckenhorst

Angels From the Realms of Glory

 

 

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

Lux Aurumque

 

 

Whitacre

 

Walton

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

 

 

Forrest

 

Beckenhorst

 

It's a wonderfully diverse collection, but hands down, our friend, Dan Forrest is having a great Christmas with several selections in the list! Bravo to all of you. I wish I could be at every service or concert to hear these wonderful pieces. God bless you all as you prepare for these wonderful programs, and thanks for helping me plan my Christmas for 2017!!

If you would like to peek at the entire list, I would be happy to send you a copy by email. Just respond to [email protected]

 





 
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TCDA Board of Directors 2016 - 2017
President - Kari Gilbertson, Richardson ISD
Past President - Billy Talley, Amarillo ISD
President-Elect - Pam Elrod Huffman, Southern Methodist University

Vice President, HS - Thomas Rinn, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Vice President, MS/JH - Connie Horton, The Woodlands ISD
Vice President, Elem - Debra Johnson, Belton ISD
Vice President, College/Community - Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech University
Vice President, Church - Dan Baker, First Baptist Church Amarillo
Secretary/Treasurer - Leigh Ann McClure, Keller ISD

Executive Director - Sharon Lutz
Member Services Coordinator - Hallie Boone

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