Welcome to the South Seattle College Community Choir's Information Page

Updated Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.


About the instructors

Bronwyn Edwards and John Lehrack team up to bring a wealth of musicianship and vocal, conducting and instrumental expertise to the choir.

Bronwyn Edwards describes herself as a musical catalyst -- someone who strives to create musical opportunities for singers and instrumentalists of all levels and abilities. Bron is an accomplished pianist, private teacher of piano, theory and guitar, composer, mentor and performer. Her choral music compositions have been publicly commissioned and performed in Seattle's Benaroya Hall. She has been the featured solo pianist at Seattle-Tacoma International airport for the past 9 years during the holiday season. Bron is a mentor to young musicians, and has served as Music Director at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, for the past 8 years, where she not only directs the choir but takes an entrepreneurial role to bring both recognized artists and local musicians to the community through concerts and events. Bron's favorite composers are Debussy, Ravel, (well, any of the French impressionist composers, really!) George Gershwin and Dave Brubeck. In the choral world, Bron loves the music of the classical period (Bach and Handel), as well as contemporary composers such as Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo, Eric Barnum, to name a few.

John Lehrack is a Professor of Music at South Puget Sound Community College where he leads the choral program and teaches voice, music theory and music fundamentals.  John is also the Music Director and Organist at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds.  In his spare time, John is the proprietor of Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret, a new venue that will be opening soon in Seattle.  Keep tabs at www.DorothysPianoBar.com.   John has appeared with numerous choral groups, orchestras, opera companies and theatre groups in Washington, Hawaii, California, New York and Florida including San Francisco City Summer Opera, the Solano Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theatre, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Na Leo Nahenahe, Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco and many more.  John is a versatile musician who loves most types of music; preferring to listen to dance, pop and Hawaiian, sing musical theatre, cabaret and French art song and play Debussy, Brahms, Haydn and Liszt.  He lives in-between Ballard and Phinney Ridge with his two dogs and cat.


Fall Quarter 2017 at South Seattle College

Sunday, December 10 at 7 pm, Olympic Hall.
Click on the poster to download PDF.


Fall quarter performance of "Luminous Night of the Soul" by Ola Gjeilo on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Fauntleroy Church, UCC


NEW to singing in a choir and/or reading music?

Here is a YouTube video introduction to understanding the basics of reading notes and rhythm which you may find helpful. Created by Tim Hansen, I think it's a great explanation for a beginner about the nuts and bolts of music. Enjoy!


Everything you wanted to know about music theory - ONLINE and FREE at sonicfit.com

Visit this link for lessons on note-reading, theory of music, complete with exercises to help you improve your skills.

http://sonicfit.com/index.php?page=infoHome

Try to work through these lessons and exercises a little each week and it will make a big difference to your choir experience!

Thanks to our former choir director, Paula Herd, for directing me to this very helpful resource.

Remember, becoming a good sight reader of music requires a little practice every day!


REHEARSAL PARTS - MP3 recordings


Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind by John Rutter

Soprano Vocals

Soprano Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor Vocals

Tenor Instrumental

Bass Vocals

Bass Instrumental


I Wonder As I Wander by John Rutter

IWAIW - Soprano 1 Vocals

IWAIW - Soprano 1 Instrumental

IWAIW - Soprano 2 Vocals

IWAIW - Soprano 2 Instrumental

IWAIW - Alto Vocals

IWAIW - Alto Instrumental

IWAIW - Tenor Vocals

IWAIW - Tenor Instrumental

IWAIW - Bass Vocals

IWAIW - Bass Instrumental

IWAIW - Solo Vocals

IWAIW - Solo Instrumental


Let It Snow by Ed Lojeski

Soprano Vocals

Soprano Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor Vocals

Tenor Instrumental

Bass Vocals

Bass Instrumental


Noche de Paz by Cesar Alejandro Carrillo

Noche de Paz - Soprano Vocals

Noche de Paz - Soprano Instrumental

Noche de Paz - Alto Vocals

Noche de Paz - Alto Instrumental

Noche de Paz - Tenor 1 Vocals

Noche de Paz - Tenor 1 Instrumental

Noche de Paz - Tenor 2 Vocals

Noche de Paz - Tenor 2 Instrumental

Noche de Paz - Baritone Vocals

Noche de Paz - Baritone Instrumental

Noche de Paz - Bass Vocals

Noche de Paz - Bass Instrumental


O Nata Lux by Guy Forbes

O Nata Lux - Soprano 1

O Nata Lux - Soprano 2

O Nata Lux - Alto 1

O Nata Lux - Alto 2

O Nata Lux - Tenor 1

O Nata Lux - Tenor 2

O Nata Lux - Baritone

O Nata Lux - Bass


Stars I Shall Find by Victor C. Johnson

Soprano 1 Vocals

Soprano 1 Instrumental

Soprano 2 Vocals

Soprano 2 Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor Vocals

Tenor Instrumental

Bass Vocals

Bass Instrumental


The Snow Begins to Fall by Andy Beck

Soprano Vocals

Soprano Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor/Bass Vocals

Tenor/Bass Instrumental


Under Winter Moon by Andy Beck

Soprano Vocals

Soprano Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor Vocals

Tenor Instrumental

Bass Vocals

Bass Instrumental


White Christmas by Irving Berlin arr. Roy Ringwald

Soprano Vocals

Soprano Instrumental

Alto Vocals

Alto Instrumental

Tenor 1 Vocals

Tenor 1 Instrumental

Tenor 2 Vocals

Tenor 2 Instrumental

Bass Vocals

Bass Instrumental

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FALL QUARTER
Repertoire

Welcome, singers!
Repertoire to be posted.

Fall quarter songs

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind (John Rutter)
I Wonder as I Wander (John Rutter)
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! (Ed Lojeski)
Noche de Paz (Cesar Alejandro Carrillo)
O Nata Lux (Guy Forbes)
The Snow Begins to Fall (Andy Beck)
Stars I Shall Find (Victor C. Johnson)
Under Winter Moon (Andy Beck)
White Christmas (Irving Berlin arr. Roy Ringwald)


Rehearsal parts (recordings)

(Note: if you have a Mac, I have been told it's easier to save files
using the Chrome browser, rather than Safari.

I created these files on a PC, so it should be fairly easy for
PC users to right-click and save to your computer or iTunes)

Please email me at sirensongbron@gmail.com
if you have questions.


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