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Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA

maeve 19 Apr 12 - 09:03 AM
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Subject: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 09:03 AM

The Quasimodal Chorus will perform at the Camden Public Library in Camden, Maine May 3, 2012 at 7 pm. Here's a link: http://www.camden.lib.me.us/news/14084/quasimodal-chorus-in-concert-may-3/#more-14084

The Quasimodal Chorus! convened in Camden in 1984 to record for Gordon Bok's February Tapes. Jan Harmon invited the group to join her in her set at the 1987 Rockport Folk Festival at the Rockport Opera House, Rockport, Maine. The Quasis have been meeting in member's homes weekly ever since.

This year they are reviving a tradition of spring concerts at the Camden Public Library. This year's concert will feature choral compositions by members Gordon Bok, Anne Dodson, Jan Harmon and Bob Richardson and solo, duet, trio, and small ensembles of the group with original as well as traditional pieces. A capella songs as well as songs accompanied by keyboard, flute, percussion, whistles, dulcimer, guitars, banjo and cello will be included.

One Mudcat member will sing "Ice Storm" from the 2011 Mudcat Seasonal cd, "Until the Dark Time Ends", available in the USA from Camsco Music
http://camscomusic.com/contact.html and in the UK from Mudcat's bradfordian- barriemathers@ntlworld.com


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 09:57 AM

I can't make any promises but after the harmonies on Saturday I would love to attend.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 12:00 PM

We'd love to see you, Mary. The concert is on a Thursday though, so that might be a problem.

I know, who runs a concert on a Thursday? It's the usual library concert series night. No tickets; pay at the door and the door opens at 6:30.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 09:04 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 22 Apr 12 - 04:13 PM

floating up


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Apr 12 - 12:41 PM

up up and away!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 10:47 AM

Once more, then.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the reminders.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 01:57 PM

Quasimodal - great name!

Do they all swing from the bell tower in Notre Dame as they sing?

(Gets coat...)


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 29 Apr 12 - 03:27 PM

Naughty Will! You'll confuse the poor souls who have trouble distinguishing between the kind hearted gentleman of Notre Dame and the musical discussion of modality.

We're very exciting performers- note the exclamation point in our name!

Seriously- some mighty fine musicians in our chorus; it's an honor to sing with 'em.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 02 May 12 - 12:58 PM

Refresh one last time..hoping to see some friendly faces.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 May 12 - 02:27 PM

I wonder who will sing 'Ice Storm'?

Have a fabulous evening!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:18 AM

Not likely I will be there. Can't get tomorrow off.
Enjoy!
SINS


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: jacqui.c
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:21 AM

Right now my plan is to get to Camden this evening, leaving Kendall to fend for himself for supper.

What time doe the concert finish, Maeve?


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:50 AM

Sorry, Mary. I wish I could put you up for the night. Some day!

Jacqui, we start at 7pm; likely finished by 9pm or so. The entrance is the main upper level door, facing Maine Street.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 03 May 12 - 08:51 AM

Oh...and Hilary- Yes, I wonder. Butterflies here.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 03 May 12 - 09:13 AM

let those butterflies go!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Leadfingers
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:33 AM

Wish I coukld be there !! Break a leg all !!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 03 May 12 - 10:28 PM

Sins, Jacqui- Thank you for making the drive. It was a delight to see you in the audience.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Jeri
Date: 03 May 12 - 11:10 PM

I wish I could have been there! (I had to work.)


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 May 12 - 03:10 AM

maeve, how did it go?

It's not enough to just say you saw certain 'Catters in the audience!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 12 - 07:42 AM

Thanks, Jeri. You'd have enjoyed the diversity of music and performance style and I'd have enjoyed seeing you. Work happens!

Sandra, all I know is that we enjoyed singing to our audience, and that they listened intently, sang along at the right places, laughed at our jokes, gave a standing ovation, and stayed through the encore. I was struck by how many people stopped chorus members afterward to say "Thank you."

We've been experimenting with stirring in more small group/duo/trio pieces than usual for our folk chorus. We heard some voices that have been blending well for years but had not had a chance to sing out, and that was delightful. In the course of the months of rehearsal, we also found some new combinations of voices that I hope we will continue to hear.

I'm grateful and honored to have Lois Lyman ("Wiscasset Schooners", "Going On", etc.) contribute her lovely vocal harmony and guitar to my singing and guitar when "Ice Storm" rolled around. A trio of two sopranos and a tenor sang a close harmony arrangement of "Crossing the Bar"-poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson, music by Rani Arbo. G. Bok and C. Rohl sang Malvena Reynolds' "Quiet" for our general amusement and joined Lois Lyman on her lovely "Going On" (also recorded by Dan Schatz.) I was happy to be involved in several very different small group songs: "Los Bilbilicos", "A Phiùthrag 's a phiuthar" /"Sister's Lament" from Flora MacNeil via Gordon Bok, "Lee Fore Brace"- poem by Cicely Fox Smith, tune by A. Fitzsimmons, arranged by Gordon Bok, and "Dai Se Vase" from the Bisserov Sisters of Bulgaria.

Full chorus pieces: "Visperas de Asuncion"- from Savia Andina of Sikuri Kachiri with 2 whistles, drum, and 2 guitars as instrumentation, "Suite Spring" by Jan Harmon, Malcolm Dalglish's arrangement of "Bushy Tail" (in honor of Lotus Dicky) accompanied by banjo and mountain dulcimer, Malcolm's "Walking in the Cradle", Gordon Bok's setting of "Tom Gunnell"- poem by Hilary Cooke, Anne Dodson's "Mountain Path", "Traveller's Prayer" by John Renbourn (based on Alexander Carmichael's collection "Carmina Gadelica") Gordon Bok also made "Donkey Engine" in which the chorus creates the sound of a boat's donkey engine with traditional verses sung by a few members.

Hours after the concert, I awoke with Quasimodal member Robert Richardson's "Ballad of John Franklin" still ringing in my dreams; a gorgeous composition with a trio of young instrumentalists- flute, keyboard, and cello interwoven with our voices; based on a poem by George Boker (1823-1890).

Singing with the Quasimodal Chorus! is a one-of-a-kind experience; sometimes challenging, often sublime. I think it was a significant concert for us, and I think we'll be stronger having tried some new material and styles.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 May 12 - 07:58 AM

Went immediately to bed upon arriving home with lovely music ringing in my head.
The variety of music, instrumentation and material made for delightful evening that simply flew by.
The chorus really seemed to enjoy their material and each other especially doing the Donkey Engine and Suite Spring. Too many magic moments to tell all. My favorites: Crossing the Bar - lovely close harmony, Mountain Path, Visperas de Asuncion which included a lovely ballerina in the back doing very exotic Flamenco moves much to our enjoyment, Lee Fore Brace, and...Ice Storm. Our Maeve outdid herself with a magical rendering of tender moments between her and TrueLove. A stunning song.
There were more. I will let Jacqui add to this. Going On, for example, is simple and beautiful.
It was interesting to see a fairly large group of people made of many "stars' working together with no ego and producing such magic.
Unfortuantely, we had to dash off and I never got to look over the CDs.
Next time.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:14 AM

I've been feeling like death eating a cracker for three days now, just couldn't get up the energy to go.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:26 AM

Thanks, Sins. Have a good day at work!

Kendall, so sorry you aren't feeling well. If you're taking three days to eat a cracker no wonder you aren't full of energy! I hope you feel much better very soon. Your old friend of Aberlour fame was in fine form last night. He's an encourager, as are you!

I feel better already, having gotten through the concert.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:38 AM

what a wonderful evening! Well worth the drive to Camden. I was going to go alone and so it was a real pleasure to have Mary's company, especially as she did the driving, leaving me free to crochet away the time.

The music was splendid. We sat in comfy armchairs right at the back of the room - lost some of the view but could hear everything clear as a bell.

My favourites were Going On and Crossing the Bar - got to learn both of them soon! It was nice to hear the small group items - one could appreciate the individual voices more that way than in a large group and I think it made the whole performance more interesting.

Maeves beautiful voice rang out loud and clear against Lois's harmony in Ice Storm - such a beautiful piece of work, which can be heard on the 'This Is Us' collection of Mudcat CDs. Gordon's Donkey Engines was so much fun and it was clear the the Quasis really enjoyed that one, as was the case with Suite Spring.

Tom Gunnell, a poem by Hilary Cooke, set to music by Gordon, wasa piece that I hadn't heard before but would love to hear again. Gordon and Carol sang Quiet, by Malvina Reynolds, and had the audience laughing. What a sweet little song!

All in all, a great evening. This is a group of people who clearly enjoy singing together and who, over the years, have formed a magical bond. More please!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Nancy King
Date: 04 May 12 - 08:59 AM

Glad to hear it went well! Sure wish I could have been there! It must have been wonderful indeed.

Just for the record, though -- Lois' last name is Lyman, not Lymond. She's been my closest friend for over 50 years now, ever since we were college roommates. I know she was looking forward to this concert. When she was visiting here a couple of weeks ago, she was rehearsing the songs -- apparently a good plan!

--Nancy


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 12 - 09:20 AM

Of course, Nancy. Thanks for catching my flying-fingers-typo. I'll ask to have that fixed. My weary brain inserted the name of my favorite Dorothy Dunnett character http://www.dorothydunnett.co.uk/ for that of my good friend and gifted songwriter Lois Lyman.

Any mudelf wandering by: I crave the favor of a correction in my post at 07:42 AM: The fourth paragraph should read, "I'm grateful and honored to have Lois Lyman..."

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 04 May 12 - 09:46 AM

And of course I repeated my typo further on in the same paragraph. Oy!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 May 12 - 10:18 AM

what an amazing description of your evening - thankyou for taking us there


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 May 12 - 04:11 PM

It sounds like it was a wonderful concert with some of my favorite songs.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA 2013
From: maeve
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 01:02 PM

The Quasimodal Chorus! will again appear as part of :

Anne Dodson & Friends 26th Annual Seasonal Program

For the past 25 years Anne Dodson and her many talented friends have rung in the holiday season with a concert that celebrates life, love, loss and general silliness. This year the concert will be held on Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Congregational Church in Camden.

This year's program stays "in house" with an all-returning cast featuring The Quasimodal Chorus, Matt Szostak, Will Brown, The January Men and Then Some, David Dodson, and Hazel Delehey. As usual, the concert challenges the definition of "seasonal" with songs from such far flung places as Africa, Italy and Wisconsin and makes room for a wistful and nostalgic look back (or way ahead) at summer!

Once again, the concert is the closing event of "Christmas by the Sea," Camden's annual weekend of holiday festivities.

Anne Dodson and Friends began in 1987 when then Camden residents Jan and Charlie Brown were running the Camden Folk Club; a monthly series of concerts in the Pilgrim Room of the First Congregational Church. They booked Anne to be the featured performer for December and asked if she would "play a couple of seasonal" songs. It was so much fun that the tradition continued, becoming more of a holiday celebration each year, until participants and audience outgrew the room. For one year the event moved to the Camden Opera House, which provided a wonderful space, but lacked the intimacy that had become the trademark of the annual concert. Moving back to the Sanctuary of the Congregational Church provided a larger hall while maintaining the informality for which the concert is known, and it has been held there ever since.

Over the years the concert has hosted special guests from the community and from places farther a field and as diverse as Canada and South Africa, all the while maintaining a core of local stalwarts including The Quasimodal Chorus and some incarnation of The Grove Street Singers. As always, "Anne Dodson and Friends" is a warm, informal concert, where the musicians take delight in blurring the line between performer and audience as together the community wraps up another year.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and advance tickets are available at The Owl and the Turtle in Camden and at Rock City Cafe in Rockland. Tickets may also be reserved in advance, to be held at the door. Adults: $13 advance, $15 suggested donation at the door. Children (6 -12): $6 in advance, $7 suggested donation at the door. Free under 6 years. Refreshments will be served. For more information or reservations call (207)236-9576.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 19 Nov 13 - 06:18 PM

I would love to attend. Will work on a travel plan and check back.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 09:52 AM

It would be lovely to see you smiling in the audience, Sinsull...but it's a long drive at night in the cold with work the next day, so I'm hoping you can carpool with friends.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 09:08 PM

I wish I could come! But I can't.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: jacqui.c
Date: 20 Nov 13 - 11:09 PM

Sniff. Too far to travel - I'll be in the UK then.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: GUEST,silver
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 05:40 PM

Since I discovered Gordon Bok's music in the late 1990's, I have learned that he has a large number of talented friends. Many of these wonderful people will be performing in this concert. I'm absolutely heartbroken that I can't be there, but unfortunately, I live over in Europe. I do hope that the concert will be recorded.
Maeve, I've got the Quasimodal Chorus' CD "So Bravely Dream", so I have probably heard your voice. Great record! Hoping for another one.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 21 Nov 13 - 08:38 PM

Dear silver,

Thanks for your kind words. It's unlikely that we'll be recording this concert, but I'll ask. I'd like to have a recording of it too.

"So Bravely Dream" is the only Quasimodal album we've made. It was great fun and an incredible amount of hard work to make that recording, but you can also hear us on many of Gordon's albums.

In case you don't already have it bookmarked, here are links to Gordon's and Anne Dodson's websites. I'll add Cindy Kallet's as well, since she's another much loved and respected member of the Quasimodal Chorus- she's recorded with Gordon, too.
http://www.gordonbok.com/
http://www.midcoast.com/~beechhil/ADodson/
http://cindykallet.com/


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 01:51 AM

One day, come hell or high water, I will get myself to Maine & attend one of your concerts!
       Wishing you every success for the 8th,
                                                                  Musically,
                                                                                 Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: GUEST,silver
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 08:50 AM

Thank you, Maeve. You bet I have Gordon's website bookmarked! I've got all his albums, including the one with Cindy Kallet, and three by Anne Dodson. I love them all!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 22 Nov 13 - 10:08 AM

Nigel, thank you. It will be wonderful to meet you someday, and to see you in the audience would be a real treat.

Guest, silver-
I'd say you need to investigate Cindy's other albums. "Cross the Water" is her newest with Grey Larsen (of Metamora and Irish flute fame), there's a soon-to-be-released (I hope) new cd with Grey, those with her trio Kallet, Epstein & Cicone, as well as her own gorgeous earlier solo albums.

It has been an honor and pleasure to sing with the Quasimodal Chorus for so many years.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 13 - 09:28 PM

This Sunday, 7 pm, Camden, Maine... it's going to be another entertaining, beautiful concert.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 07:01 AM

Will be with you in spirit on the 8th. May all your Muses attend in abundance!
                                           Musically,
                                                          Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 08:42 AM

Not likely I will be there, maeve but I will be thinking of you.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 09:07 AM

Thanks, Nigel and Sinsull.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 04 Dec 13 - 11:01 PM

I'm still wishing I could be there.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 05 Dec 13 - 09:19 PM

Yep, that would be nice, ChanteyLass.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 10:10 PM

Hey, Everyone! The chorus will perform on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the First Congregational Church in Camden. ME. For more details, scroll up to Maeve's post on November 19th.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 05:47 AM

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT! Fill that Congregational Church with Music Sublime. I hope the good Folk of Camden return to their homes with a song or two in their hearts,
                                                Musically,
                                                             Nigel
                                                             xxxx


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 07:17 AM

"The final event in Camden's "Christmas by the Sea" celebration:
Anne Dodson and Friends 26th Annual Seasonal Program, First Congregational Church Sanctuary in Camden, Sunday, December 8th, 7:00 PM. with The Quasimodal Chorus, Matt Szostak, Will Brown, The January Men and Then Some, David Dodson and Hazel Delehey. Information and reservations call 207-236 -9576." WERU Community Calendar

Thanks, ChanteyLass and Nigel.
Ranger1- Might we still see you there?


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 08 Dec 13 - 08:29 PM

Let us know how it went! I'll bet the chorus filled the hall with beautiful harmonies.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 09:15 AM

Waiting for the recap. I was thinking of you yesterday.
Mary


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 12:53 PM

Soon as I have time I'll be glad to post a run-down, Sins and ChanteyLass.
I think Kath Westra was the only 'Catter there, but she may not have time to visit the thread. I took some notes on songs and authors, etc. so when I've finished some neglected home and yard chores (in the falling snow) and had a rest, I'll try to put together a description of sorts.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 03:36 PM

I await your resumé with baited breath (-: (-: (When you are rested, chores done etc, etc.)
                                    Musically,
                                                 Nigel.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 06:36 PM

As promised, here is the set list. Any errors are likely mine. People clearly enjoyed all of the selections by all of the performers. I heard many compliments on "When the Snows of Winter Fall" and "Azemmur", but each piece had its own charm, or power, or humor, or beauty.

FIRST SET:
"Winter Sky" - by Billy Edd Wheeler- sung by Anne Dodson and Matt Szostak

"Modimo Rea Go Boka" - South African praise song- Quasimodal Chorus

"Owen Sound" - Words, Isaac Watts, Music & Arr., Don Jamison- Quasimodal Chorus

"When the Snows of Winter Fall"- Words & Music Graeme Miles, Harmonies- Craig Morgan Robson (Celebrating and in honor of both Sarah Morgan and Graeme Miles)- Quasimodal Chorus

"Snow" -Jesse Winchester - sung by David Dodson (guitar)

"Lina A" - by Hazel and Neil Delehey- Sung by Hazel Delehey and Anne Dodson (guitars)

"Deep River Blues" - by Doc Watson - Sung by Anne Dodson & Hazel Delehey (guitars)

"The Swimming Song" - by Loudon Snowden Wainwright III - Sung by Anne (dulcimer), Matt (banjo), Will Brown (guitar)

"Oh, Spirit Sweet of Summer Time"- Words by William Allingham, Trad. Irish tune - Sung by Quasimodal Chorus sopranos

"Suite July" - by Jan Harmon- Quasimodal Chorus

SECOND SET -
"Oh Doctor, Doctor" round – by Bob Gibson?- Sung by Will, Matt, and Anne

"Greenland Spring" from "Thule Suite"– by Robert Richardson- Sung by the January Men and Then Some

"Summon Up the Sun" – by Mike O'Connor- Sung by The January Men and Then Some

"Lord of the North Wind"- by John Renbourn (work in progress, with Anne Dodson and Matt Szostak) - Sung by Anne, Matt, Will

"Sweet Day" – by Joan Sprung – Sung by Anne (Bass dulcimer), Matt (cittern), Will ( percussion)

"Parting Glass" – by Judith B. Goodenough – Sung by Anne & Matt

"Dupsha Dove" – by Peter and Lou Berriman- Anne and Matt (Steel Guitars)

"Azemmur" – by Djura- Quasimodal Chorus (The original is here.) Our version was sung by women and men.

"So Ben Mi Ch'ha Bon Tempo" – by Orazio Vecchi - Quasimodal Chorus (Matt, hurdy gurdy/ Will, laud)

"A Happy New Year" – Trad. English, Coll. By Cecil Sharp from Fred Grossman of Langport, Somerset- Everyone


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Dec 13 - 10:06 PM

I'm glad to see that one of Jan Harmon's songs was included. I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't recognize many of these songs!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: jacqui.c
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 03:40 AM

What a great programme - sorry I missed it!


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 10:16 AM

ChanteyLass- Why feel embarrassed- that's what we aim for, a few familiar pieces and lots of new delights!

Jacqui- You were missed.

Kath Westra says she'll stop by when she has time to tell about the concert from the audience's side.


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 10:34 AM

Hope you enjoyed it as much as your audience. Doc Watson to South African chants. Wonderful...


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Subject: RE: Quasimodal Chorus! Maine, USA
From: maeve
Date: 13 Dec 13 - 10:36 AM

Most definitely did enjoy it, Sins. This was Anne Dodson's 26th concert, and I've been there for the last +/- 20.


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