The Parkway Chorale
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for music performed by the Parkway Chorale. This
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We get 10%.
Holiday Concerts 2014
Wednesday, December 17 and Friday, December 19, 2014
12:00 noon in Friedman Auditorium
- "Fum, Fum, Fum".
- "Jingle Bell Rock".
- "White Christmas", performed by the Parkway Chorale
- "Feliz Navidad", performed by the Parkway Brass.
- "Do You Hear What I Hear?".
- "SIGINT Wonderland", lyrics by Susan Shelby, arranged by Paul Nahay.
- "Christmas Canon Rock", by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra,
arranged by Paul Nahay.
- "Sleigh Ride", by Leroy Anderson, string accompaniment arranged by Paul Nahay,
after the choral accompaniment.
- "Worth is the Lamb" and "Amen", from Messiah, by
George Frideric Handel.
Memphis Symphony Chorus. MP3's, with the individual
voice parts pounded out on piano to a background of the
CyberBass. MIDI rehearsal tracks. Paul wasn't able to
get this to work in Chrome, due to plug-in requirements.
Worked in I.E. 8 on Windows XP.
Spring Concerts 2014
"A Celebration of the Sun"
Friday, June 13 and Monday, June 16, 2014, at 1200
- "Now Is the Month of Maying" by Thomas Morley, in five
voice parts, probably the most famous English madrigal.
- "Sunshine in My Soul" by John Sweney and E. E. Hewitt,
arranged by John Coates, Jr.
- "Here Comes the Sun" by George Harrison, arranged by Alan
ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, popularly known as
"Sleepers Awake", by Johann Sebastian Bach. We'll perform
these two of its seven movements:
- "The Sun Song", by Karen Smale, Astrophysicist, NASA
- "Morning Glow" from the musical "Pippin", arranged by
Paul Nahay, from the original piano/vocal score.
- "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" from the musical "Hair" by
Galt MacDermot, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni, arranged by
Retirement Ceremony for General Keith B. Alexander
Friday, March 28, 2014, 3pm-5pm
Retirement Reception for General Keith B. Alexander
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 4pm-6pm
- "Goodbye Time" (parody of "Goodbye Time"):
- "Grampa at Home" (parody of "Hillbilly Bone"):
- "Absolutely Superb" (parody of "Every Time I Look at
Inglis Retirement Event, Jan. 3, 2014
- "Chris' Grand Scheme", parody by Russ Fish.
Parkway Chorale Holiday Concerts 2013
Wednesday, December 18 and Friday, December 20, 2013, at
- Carol of the Bells, arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky.
- "God Rest Ye Merry, Analysts" and "Team Chief
- "Christmas Bells" (scene) from the musical "Rent":
- Video and audio:
- Traditional Christmas carols and songs referenced (some
in complete phrases, others only briefly suggested) in this
masterpiece of musical theater (it won the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama, in addition to three Tony Awards). Measure
numbers are from the piano/vocal score:
- Lida Rose (8-part barbershop style), from "The Music
Quodlibet, by Paul
- The Battle Hymn of the Republic, arranged by Peter J.
Hallelujah(i.e., "The Hallelujah Chorus"), from Handel's
"Messiah". Here are free online rehearsal tracks at CyberBass
(scroll down some to see the different movements and voice
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Cryptologic History Symposium
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- The Parkway Chorale performed 1:00pm to 1:40pm on
Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the Cryptologic History
Symposium in the auditorium of the Kossiakoff Center at the
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in
Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center, the
building where the Symposium took place.
The Kossiakoff Center Auditoriumwhere the Parkway Chorale
Cyberspace, by Paul
- "The NSA Songbook" parodies, arranged and engraved by
Videos of the performance
- Cellphone videos by
- Photos of the Symposium:
(Concerts Monday, May 13 and Friday,
May 17, 2013)
- Give My Regards to Broadway (quick opener)
- Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
- Suddenly Seymour (from Little Shop of Horrors)
- American Idiot medley
- Rent medley ("Will I", "Seasons of Love", and
Forgiving(from "Beauty and the Beast" by Paul
- Defying Gravity (from Wicked)
- Do You Hear the People Sing? (from Les
- Reference recordings:
- Funny stuff:
(Concerts December 17 and 19,
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, by
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621).
Innsbruck, ich muss dich
lassen, by Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517).
Ding Dong Swing, by Paul Nahay
Christmas Time is Here, music
by Vince Guaraldi, words by Lee Mendelson, arranged by
And the Glory of the Lord,
(Concerts May 23 and 25,
O Magnum Mysterium(1572), by
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Les Chansons des Roses(1993),
by Morten Lauridsen:
The Storm is Passing Over,
(1996), by Charles Albert Tindley, arr. by Barbara W.
Madame Jeanette(1936), by Alan
Murray (music) and Edward Lockton (words).
Cyberspace: A Technogeek Fantasy, for
Chorus and Piano(2012), by Paul Nahay.
How Can I Keep From
Singing?(1996), Quaker hymn arr. by Gwyneth Walker
(Concerts December 12 and 15,
Hanerot Halalu, A Song for
Hanukah, arr. Blanche Chass
I Wonder as I Wander
T'was the Night Before
In Dulci Jubilo, by Paul
For Unto Us a Child is Born,
Messiah, by G.F. Handel