New Interim Musical Director 2017

Preparations have started for a very exciting fall and Christmas season with New West Symphony and Chorus! We can’t wait to share new music with you and introduce you to new members.
 
This summer, we found ourselves in need of a Musical Director (conductor) to lead the group for the 2017/2018 season. Because of the short timeline before we start the season, we immediately began to search for an Interim Musical Director who could carry us through the fall and Christmas season while we search for a new Musical Director. We had a surprising offer from a conductor who has many connections to the group, Henric Ideström. Henric has served as the Chair of the Arts for Rocky Mountain College as well as the Pastor of Worship and the Arts at Centre Street Church in the past. Although he moved to the states ten years ago, he has offered his time and skills to New West for these next months until December and will be temporarily travelling in for the group’s events. We are so grateful and so excited.
 
Beyond December, we are prayerfully searching for a new Musical Director to lead New West for years to come.
 
New West has had an incredible foundation of musical excellence established for us by our past directors, David Klob and Jonathan Schorr. We are so grateful for the work, time, and dedication that they contributed and built into this vibrant community of artists. As we look towards the future, we are excited to work with Henric and also excited to see where God leads us.
 
We look forward to seeing you this season! Thank you for being a “Friend of New West”.
 
Blessings,
Leanne Wilkie
President and CEO

Find out more about Henric and our fall schedule by reading our

August 2017 Newsletter: HERE

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You’re Invited! NWSC’s 5th Annual Fundraising Gala

New West is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for our 5th Annual Fundraising Gala!

Year after year, we are faithfully and generously supported by you, our friends.  Your support enables us to continue to pursue wholeheartedly our vision to “bless people of all ages through musical performances that inspire them to join us in supporting excellence in choral music and in meeting the needs of the vulnerable”. We are so thankful that you have come alongside NWSC, and hope that you will consider attending this year’s gala.

Join New West for an evening of music (including a sneak preview of Easter rep!), fine dining, and a stellar silent auction.  Stay tuned to hear more about the exciting auction items that will be presented!

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Announcing Christmas with New West!

New West is so happy to announce our 6th annual Christmas concert, “Christmas with New West”. If you and your family & friends are looking for something festive to do, join us for some Christmas joy – traditional & contemporary!

New West Symphony & Chorus is a Calgary-based choir and orchestra whose goal is to perform excellent music from all genres, and to use this platform to help the less-fortunate. NWSC is a registered charity, with ties to several local and international charities.
Join us for our 6th annual “Christmas with New West” at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Christmas music and celebration along with New West and a typically-sold-out house!

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Christmas with New West 2016

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New West is so happy to announce our 6th annual Christmas concert, “Christmas with New West”. If you and your family & friends are looking for something festive to do, join us for some Christmas joy – traditional & contemporary!

New West Symphony & Chorus is a Calgary-based choir and orchestra whose goal is to perform excellent music from all genres, and to use this platform to help the less-fortunate. NWSC is a registered charity, with ties to several local and international charities.
Join us for our 6th annual “Christmas with New West” at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Christmas music and celebration along with New West and a typically-sold-out house!

Last-Minute Message from David about tonight's rehearsal

Last-Minute Message from David about tonight’s rehearsal:
We have changed the rehearsal location for the extra vocal rehearsal. We will now be meeting IN THE MAIN SANCTUARY at 7pm at First Alliance Church.

Please park in the SOUTH PARKING LOT and enter through the SOUTH ENTRANCE.

And again, please be quiet as you enter the church to respect other things going on in the building.

See you tonight!

Last-Minute Message from David about tonight’s rehearsal

Last-Minute Message from David about tonight’s rehearsal:
We have changed the rehearsal location for the extra vocal rehearsal. We will now be meeting IN THE MAIN SANCTUARY at 7pm at First Alliance Church.

Please park in the SOUTH PARKING LOT and enter through the SOUTH ENTRANCE.

And again, please be quiet as you enter the church to respect other things going on in the building.

See you tonight!

Oh Happy Day and You Raise Me Up

Here are the steps for Oh Happy Day so you can mark them in your music.
*Always start right*
Bar 1-8 – Standing still
Bar 9-21 – Sway
Bar 22-35 – Step Touch
Bar 36-51 – Step Touch with clap
Bar 52-65 – Sway
Bar 66-78 – Step Touch
Bar 79-93 – Step Touch with Clap
Bar 94 – 106 – Sway (Start small and make movement larger as the music builds)
Bar 107- Stand still

I also posted the MIDI version of You raise me up. The Solo is played by Oboe, the Sopranos are the Oohs and Ahhs and the Altos are the String lines if that helps you.