Uniting Voices

The wiki page for the Glen Waverley Uniting Church Choir. Our conductor is LynBromage. To see the list of choir members, visit the UnitingVoicesGroup page.

2020 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 ChoirPreviouslySung2017 (and back to 2010). A record of what was sung in 2018 was not kept.

Date

Time

Accompanist

Conductor

Item

Composer

Location

Theme

Feb

16

1100

RobertFleming

BarbHurst

Grant Us Thy Peace

Gounod

sheet music

Feb

02

1100

RobertFleming

LynBromage

Make My Life an Alleluia

Althouse

sheet music

Dec

15

1100

RobertFleming

LynBromage

Lessons and Carols Service

various

Nov

17

1100

RobertFleming

LynBromage

Anthem Amazing Grace

sheet music

Nov

03

1100

RobertFleming

LynBromage

Anthem Seek Ye The Lord

sheet music

Oct

20

1100

RobertFleming

LynBromage

Anthem Make My Life an Alleluia

sheet music

Feb

03

1100

Sundays not specifically mentioned are No Choir days (or days where no record was kept!). 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: Immortal, 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.

'Tis good that the sopranos have only the tune,
To sing all the high notes, as high as high noon,
But give them a descant to sing harmony
Their lack of sight reading is easy to see.

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 UnitingVoicesGroup.

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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