Uniting Voices

The wiki page for the Glen Waverley Uniting Church Choir, incorporating both The Choir (conductor BarbHurst) and Deo Volente (conductor ElwynPederson). These two choirs have been merged and now sing as one - hence the new name. To see the list of choir members, visit the ChoirGroup page.

2017 Proprosed Programme

Choir practice starts at 8pm SHARP so please be on time. You are encouraged to be there at 7:45pm for socializing and chatting before the rehearsal proper starts.

See what music we have sung and when at the Choir Music by Date Sung page (up to 2011), or on the wiki at ChoirPreviouslySung2016 (and back to 2010).

Date

Time

Accompanist

Conductor

Item

Composer

Location

Theme

Absent

Feb

19

1100

ElwynPederson

Anthem Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

Sebastian Temple

Sheet music

Mar

05

1000

BarbHurst

Introit Be Still

Iona book

Lent

1000

BarbHurst

Anthem On Eagles WIngs

M Joncas

Sheet music

Lent

Mar

19

1100

BarbHurst

Anthem Hallelujah We sing your praises

TIS 541

Lent

Apr

02

1100

RobertFleming

ElwynPederson

Anthem Psalm 130

J Gelineau

TIS81

Lent

Apr

16

1000

RobertFleming

BarbHurst

Introit Ps 118

Christopher Willcock

TIS 74

Easter Day

1000

RobertFleming

BarbHurst

Anthem Christ the Lord is risen

Wilson

sheet music

Easter Day

May

07

1100

NoelaBartlett

BarbHurst

Anthem A closer walk with God

Eugene Butler

Sheet music

May

21

1100

RobertFleming

BarbHurst

Anthem If you love me

Thomas Tallis

Jun

04

1100

ElwynPederson

Introit TIS 65

Pentecost

JohnHurst BarbHurst

1100

ElwynPederson

Anthem Choral reading and TIS396

Pentecost

JohnHurst BarbHurst

Jun

18

1100

NoelaBartlett

ElwynPederson

Anthem Adoramus te

Emily Crocker

JohnHurst BarbHurst

Jun

25

1000

DebLeigh

DebLeigh

Anthem O Love

Elaine Hagenberg

Anniversary

JohnHurst BarbHurst

Jul

02

1100

ElwynPederson

BarbHurst

Anthem Make my life an Alleluia

Schram

Jul

16

1100

RobertFleming

ElwynPederson

Introit Thy Word is a Lamp

American Anthems

1100

ElwynPederson

Anthem Follow me

R Wilson

Aug

06

1100

NoelaBartlett

Anthem Sing Jubilate Deo

Estes

sheet

Aug

20

1100

RobertFleming

ElwynPederson

Anthem Lord that descended

Gritton

Blue and purple book

Sep

03

1100

NoelaBartlett

Anthem Canon in D

Pachelbel and Goemanne

sheet

Sep

17

1100

RobertFleming

ElwynPederson

Introit TiS 549

1100

Anthem Blessed is the Man

Marshall

sheet

JohnHurst BarbHurst

Oct

01

1100

NoelaBartlett

Anthem Lord I trust thee

Handel

Anthems for Choirs

Oct

15

1100

GeoffWillis

Anthem Breaking of the bread

Lovelace

sheet music

Nov

05

1100

NoelaBartlett

Anthem Lord, lead us on

Martin

sheet music

JohnHurst BarbHurst

Nov

19

1100

RobertFleming

Anthem Be still for the presence of the Lord

arr How RSCM

sheet music

Dec

03

1000

RobertFleming

Introit Sleepers wake

Advent 1 Combined

1000

RobertFleming

Anthem Come Emmanuel Come

Sundays not specifically mentioned are No Choir days. To see what the liturgical colour is for a specific Sunday, please see the RosterLectionary.

(NB: The lectionary entries can now be found on the separate roster page RosterLectionary.)

Our New Anthem

(Tune: Immoral, Invisible)

Immoral, impossible, God only knows
How tenors and basses, sopranos, altos
at service on Sunday are rarely the same
as those who on Thursday to choir practice came.

Quite chatty, and social, the sopranos talk out,
Uncaring that even the conductor must shout
to teach all the others their parts and their pitch
but sopranos chat on with their blame and their bitch.

The altos, oh bless them, are seldomly heard
In spite of conjoling to sing like a bird,
But 'tis no matter, their music is plain
They sing the same notes all over again.

The tenors, their numbers, tho' really quite few,
Aspire to sing high notes with pitch that is true,
But sadly, the outcome is never quite that,
They sing rather loudly but always so flat.

Obstreperous basses, they sing in their boots,
With rumbling great voices that sure are not flutes
In the back stalls they rumble and grumble and moan,
When practice is over they rush to shoot home.

Some basses are late with their big booming voice
But they get offended when we pick on their noise
So we have to remember that they are only boys,
Who would rather go home to play with their toys.

Unready, unable to sight read the notes
nor counting, nor blending, they tighten their throats
the descant so piercing is soaring above,
a melody only a mother could love.

They have a conductor, but one wonders why,
No one in the choir ever turns her an eye.
It's clear by her flailing, she wants them to look
but each singer slouches with nose in the book.

Despite the offences, the music rings out,
the folks in the pew are enraptured, no doubt,
their faces are blissful, their thoughts appear deep,
but it is no wonder, for they are asleep.

Previously Sung

For a list of works we have previously sung, visit the ChoirPreviouslySung page.

Choir Information

Background information on and for the choir is available on the ChoirInformation page. A list of members is at ChoirGroup.

Choir Absences

If you will be absent for any performances, Barbara asks that you enter your name in the absent column.

To do this, you need to be using a browser that has GUI (Graphical User Interface) capabilities, like Firefox. Once you are running a GUI-capable browser, click on the "Edit(GUI)" link in the menu bar immediately above the 'Glen Waverley Uniting Church Choir' heading. This will open a window where you can edit the page. Click in the absent column, on the row for the week you will be away. Then simply type in your name, and click the button labelled 'Save Changes', and you are done!

Choir List

The ChoirList is on-line - you need to have a) a wiki account; and b) be a registered choir member to access this page. Email JohnHurst for help.


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UnitingVoices (last edited 2017-09-06 22:33:13 by BarbHurst)