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SINGERS NEEDED Tenor, Baritone and Bass singers needed for semi-professional group in NYC with upcoming concert dates. We are The SymphoNYChorus, directed by Henric Idestrom. We're a dedicated group, 35 singers and 20 musicians who have a very large sound and we're rounding out our roster of singers. Also, we're recording and have several pieces done with several more to go......excellent readers a must. We do gospel, jazz, contemporary and classical pieces......and our variety is our strength. Web Site is www.thesymphonychorus.com or you may contact me and I can tell you more about the group. I'm on Facebook under Cynthia Ohanian. Peace, and have a glorious day! ;-)

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Cindy Reminds Me...

In the past there has been some resentment in our tight community on making a specific delineation between "Singer" and "Musician".

Is this still the case? Or am I mistaking communities and the resentment of that distinction comes from the "Classical Vocalist" world?

J. Paisley
jamie@evolutionsings.com
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Evolution
Slapdash Graduate '05-'07
Nantucket Cobbletones '04-'05
Ithacappella '98-'03

Good catch, JP! Singers (a

Good catch, JP!

 Singers (a coarse word - I prefer vocalist) are often musicians (but not all - some sing but don't know the circle of fifths from the circle of life).

Musicians does not = instrumentalist (although many vocalists who are musicians also play an instrument, as all instrumentalists do).

But the wording could be worse. I hear almost monthly "wow - how do you guys sing without music!?!?" (meaning instruments, not sheet music, but it sounds like we're being accused of being amusical!)

- Deke Sharon • 800.579.9305 • http://www.dekesharon.com

Singers v. Musicians - Round 3

"wow - how do you guys sing without music!?!?"

But enough about the ICCA/MTV fiasco, how do you really feel?

 

J. Paisley
jamie@evolutionsings.com
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Evolution
Slapdash Graduate '05-'07
Nantucket Cobbletones '04-'05
Ithacappella '98-'03

Singer = one who sings

In my mind,

singer = one who sings (with some regularity, more than karaoke)

musician = one who regularly engages in music-related activities (whether composing, arranging, or performing)

I play the guitar, but I'm not a guitarist.  I ski, but I'm not a skier.  I sing, and I do consider myself a singer.  I guess it's an identity thing.  The -er and -ist suffixes really nail you down to an activity as a regular habit or way of life.

That whole "so you sing without music??" thing has always cracked me up.

--Dave Brown

now: Mouth Off host | ICCA & CARA Judge

then: CASA president, CASAcademy director, CASA Bd of Directors | BYU Vocal Point | Noteworthy co-foun

Why not?

I think it sounds good.  Some people unfamiliar with the term might think it's strange, imagining that you just open your mouth and weird sounds come out.

Although I guess with a cappella that's not too far from the truth...

--Dave Brown

now: Mouth Off host | ICCA & CARA Judge

then: CASA president, CASAcademy director, CASA Bd of Directors | BYU Vocal Point | Noteworthy co-foun

My Initial Thought

I tell ya, D.C.B., when I think "Strange sounds coming out of one's mouth", my initial thought is Mike Tyson (or maybe Joan Rivers), ohhh, you mean us... heh.
This whole naming convention reminds me of the conscious choice I made in college: When singing a cappella, I was "Jamie Paisley", and when doing the classical lit I was "James L. Paisley"

But in later years, I realize that I don't really give a tinker's cuss, as long as it sounds good. But Kai's suggestion is the a great catch-all for our ilk... way better than what I came up with: Larynx-monica.

CindyO, does it bug you we've kinda hijacked your posting? Erm, urgh. Sorry :(

J. Paisley
jamie@evolutionsings.com
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Evolution
Slapdash Graduate '05-'07
Nantucket Cobbletones '04-'05
Ithacappella '98-'03

Thanks for asking JP

Hi Y'all,

Thanks for asking JP, the chatter doesn't faze me a bit.

Tho' I was actually looking for people to perform, not so much into debating the semantics. Does anyone on this site know now I can get some broad access to post this listing in NYC? We actually perform quite a bit and are recording a CD soon, so we're looking for great sight readers who can jump in and add value to our already rockin group.

I suppose if I were going to clarify, just for the sake of discussion, it would be "35 vocalists and 20 instrumentalists."

'nuf said,

Thanks all,

Cindy

Cindy

Baritone/bass from Australia

Hi Cindy,

I'm a baritone/bass who just moved back to NY from Sydney after being away for 9 years. I was singing for a choir called TimbreFlaws and am looking to hook up with a new group here. Are you still looking for male singers? I tried looking you up on Facebook, but couldn't find you and there doesn't seem to be contact details on the website.

Cheers,
Michael

Web site to reach singers in NYC area

To reach singers in the NYC area, place your group's listing and your audition ad in Vocal Area Network:

www.van.org

 

 

Michael

Michael,

Yes we are still looking for male singers, and I'm delighted you repsonded.  The SymphoNYChorus has a website and we are also on Facebook.  Please email me at carpediem227@yahoo.com.   We are recording a CD and need voices for that as well as other concerts. 

Thanks,

Cindy

Cindy

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