Mus121 Concert Report 2 - Joe Lipsey III 3/18/2011...

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Joe Lipsey III 3/18/2011 Musicology 121-003 Wed 11-12, Peter Shirts Concert Report 2 Yesterday I attended a concert put on by the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers and the University Choir. This was my first time seeing a chorale concert so I was interested in how things would flow from song to song, and if the mannerisms of the choir and the conductor were anything like the orchestras I saw earlier in the year. I expected for the pronunciation of the words of the songs to sound very rounded. What I mean is, I expected for each choir to sing with their mouths rounded, which makes the sound bigger and adds professionalism to the sound. Since I am in the Michigan Gospel Chorale and we often talk about using the shape of your mouth to manipulate the timbre or tone color of your sound, this aspect of expectations stood out to me. I expected there to be solos within some songs but I was not sure how they would go about singing them; whether they would stand in front of the choir using a microphone or if there was a different way
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