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Who We Are

The Dominican University Winifred Baker Chorale is a community choral ensemble sponsored by Dominican University of California.  The Chorale is open to all interested persons who desire to sing choral art music.  Moreover, the Chorale serves as an academic credit ensemble for University music students and other degree pursuing students enrolled at Dominican.

The Chorale is conducted by Dr. Craig Singleton, Professor of Music of the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Dominican.
 

Come Sing With Us!

Spring 2014 Concert Poster

Spring Semester

First day of class: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall

Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to complete registration forms and purchase the music package for this semester. Cash or checks accepted. Please make checks payable to Dominican with DUWBC Music in the memo line. Approximate cost is $40.00 for Community Members, $25.00 for Dominican students.

Performance Music:

John Rutter, Mass of the Children

Ariel Ramirez, Misa Criolla

Community Members Cost:

Mass of the Children $10.00 (approximate) Misa Criolla, $10.00 (approximate) Rehearsal CD $5.00 Hospitality $15.00

We previously performed Mass of the Children in the Fall of 2004. You may have the music already.

Performances are:

Friday, May 2- 8:00 p.m.
Church of St. Raphael
San Rafael, California

Monday, May 5 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Petaluma, California

Text and Resources

Each singer is expected to purchase music.  Please make your checks payable to Dominican (for Chorale Music).  Or, if you wish, you may pay by cash. 

Digital rehearsal files on CD will be provided with your music purchase.

Rehearsal and Performances

Rehearsals are on the Angelico Hall Stage, 7:00-9:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted in the rehearsal and performance schedule.

We plan to perform with orchestra and will raise funds for the players.  Your contributions are gratefully appreciated.

Each member should become familiar with the music before we rehearse it.  Using the rehearsal schedule as your guide, you can practice on your own the selections which will be covered in rehearsal. 

New Community Members will be auditioned. 

Auditions will be conducted at Angelico Hall starting at 6:30 on Jan. 21. Or you may call the Music Office 482-3579 or Dr. Singleton 485-3275 to schedule your audition. The audition will include:

Assessment of vocal range (simple five-tone transposed patterns (do re mi fa sol fa mi re do) and recommended voice part.

Assessment of ability to match pitch readily and sing independently (pitches are played and you repeat them, and sing a canon or round i.e. Row, Row, Row Your Boat or similar).

Assessment of your music reading ability (that you can identify your part and follow its contour on the printed page).  This does not mean that you must be an advanced reader.

Rehearsal Schedule

 
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Rehearsal dates in aqua

Performance dates in
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Please note this schedule will be updated as changes are made during the class year.


Accompanist and Rehearsal Assistant

We welcome our outstanding accompanist, Joe Bloom, again this semester.

Invite Your Friends to Join Us

Please contact your singing friends and invite them to join us. 

 

 

Read about our November 30, 2007  Sing-Along Messiah performance in an article published by the Marin Independent Journal on Thursday, November 22nd.  This link contains the article, sound clips and a slide show from our November 16th performance of The Messiah.