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TCC Week 1 update

As we get things rolling, we have lots of information to share and/or review.  Please take a moment to read though this, I’ll keep it as short as I can:

  • First, please take a moment right now to read through the membership guidelines, even if you are a returning member:
  • I’ll highlight the admonition to not park along the road that goes between the church and the small building on the other side.  Park in the lot next to that small building, or along 96.  Also, it is very important that you refrain from using perfumes or scented products, including hand creams.  We’ve got folks who experience respiratory reactions to these products, and breathing is an essential part of making music (also an essential part of staying alive and healthy).
  • The audio recording of our Winter concert is now up on the web page, here:
  • If you haven’t paid your dues yet, or are in “trial” mode, we ask that you do so by the third week.
  • Please take the time, if you haven’t already, to number the measures in your music, and mark the dynamics with the red and blue pencils, as Alice asked us to last week.  (It’s a great time to review the music while you’re at it!)
  • We do need some folks, on an ongoing basis, to come a little early and stay a little late each time to help set up the room for rehearsal, and then put it back the way it was afterwards.  It doesn’t have to be everyone every time, but if each of us makes a point of pitching in some of the time, it’ll all go quickly and not be a burden.
  • The Chamber Singers is a small group of singers who prepare a couple of extra pieces in a small ensemble.  Participation is by audition, and requires a willingness to work on extra music on your own time and to come to rehearsal early (6:15) each week on a regular basis. If you are interested, please come at 6:30 on Monday to audition.
  • Since we are back in the grip of Old Man Winter, I’ll mention our inclement weather policy.  Generally, if we’re going to cancel a rehearsal we will attempt to do so no later than 6:00 PM.  We’ll post to Facebook and also send out e-mail.  If the weather is dicey, check those places before you leave the house.

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Concert Poster

If you have a place you can put up our concert poster, please download it here and print out a few copies:

Winter 2017 poster

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Concert Information

Here’s the information you need for our upcoming concert!

Concert Dress:

All black (top & bottom, collared shirts for the men) with a “splash of color” added: ties for the men, a scarf, sash, tie, or similar for the women.  Colors should be jewel-toned as opposed to pastel.  (Think Christmas ornaments!)

Concert Order:

  1. Solstice Song
  2. We Are
  3. Shenandoah
  4. Sisi Ni Moja
  5. Solos & duets
    1. J.T. & & Deb
    2. Stan
    3. J.T.
    4. Katie
  6. Chamber Singers
    1. Glory To God
    2. Alleluia
    3. Jingle Bells
  7. Ding-a-Ding-a-Ding
  8. You Will Reap What You Sow
  9. The Water is Wide
  10. Let the River Run
  11. Encore: A Gaelic Good Night


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Concert recordings

Here are the recordings from this Spring concert:

The Last Words of David

Omnia Sol


Niska Bania

Die Zufriedenheit

One Voice

The Impossible Dream

In Whatever Time We Have

1000 Beautiful Things

Prayer of the Children

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

I Choose Love

Hold Me, Rock Me

Peze Kafe

We Shall Overcome

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Spring Concert Poster

For printing and sharing, here is our spring concert poster.

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Links to videos for practice

Here are links to Youtube videos of our pieces, to help with your at-home practice sessions (or to just listed to and start getting them into your ear).


Peze Kafe       

Hold Me Rock Me

Niska Banja

piano only:

We Shall Overcome

Omnia Sol

I Choose Love

So new there’s not a choral vid yet.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody

The Last Words of David

Alto predominant:

Soprano dominant:


Baritone 1:


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Spring Session 2017

The Spring session of the Trumansburg Community Chorus will start on Monday, January 30 at 7:00 PM at the Jacksonville Methodist church.  Come sing with us!

The membership dues are once again $40 ($25 for students), with an optional $20 donation to help cover the cost of the music.

If you plan on joining us this session, please pre-register at to help us with planning.

If you have a folder from a previous session that hasn’t been returned, please contact, and we’ll make guilt-free arrangements for that folder to rejoin the flock.

See you soon!

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