GREENSBORO STRINGS

HOLIDAY SING-ALONG 2020


This is our annual, free-spirited, concert of Holiday music...or whatever facsimile of a concert we can manage via Zoom and SmartMusic.  All students participate.  Each of you will make a recording on SmartMusic of the songs you learn.  I will merge your recordings, resulting in the sound of a large ensemble, with which you can play and sing with your families.


We consider the preparation of this concert to be the beginning of our “Note-reading Season” though all students are included in the event, regardless of level.  

Those in Suzuki  Book 2 and up, please focus on developing note-reading rather than on learning more pieces. Decide with your teacher how many pieces you will learn.   Students “earn” permission to play the pieces by understanding the written music.  

Those in Groups E & F, please challenge yourself by learning more harmony parts and by choosing advanced fingering.  Pay special attention to phrasing and articulation.  ALSO, PLAN TO LEAD A PART; ASSIGNMENTS MADE AT GROUP.


Repertoire

This is a list of the pieces in the order of difficulty.  A list of the concert order is in the last section.

  LEGEND

*  indicates instrumental pieces, requiring attendance at 3 of these group lessons or more: 

Please put your music in a 3-ring binder dedicated to our yearly holiday music.  Be sure to use binders that will lie flat.  We use some of this music every year and other pieces are recycled every several years so you will be sure to play them again.  

Go to Page 2 for a list of the pieces your group will play.  

There is a rehearsal attendance requirement for performing instrumental pieces: 

You must attend 4 of the 6 rehearsals.

Schedule on Page 3 or Check the Calendar of Events on the website, www.evehubbard.com.



Beginning Songs:

Jingle Bells – handout (NOT Kaleidescope,) includes part for non-readers. 

Pat-A-Pan – handout, includes part for non-readers.


Suzuki Tunes: 

Advanced students play duets from Suzuki duet book.

Twinkle in key of D - Suzuki

Go Tell Aunt Rhody - in key of D and repeat 1st line 

O Come Little Children

* Chorus  (Leader)


Christmas Kaleidescope Book 1 (purple)

Jolly Old St. Nicholas, p. 3

Adeste Fidelis, p. 5

Up On the Housetop, p. 7


Christmas Kaleidescope Book 2 (pink)

The Holly and the Ivy, p. 8


Handouts:

Over the River

Babe of Bethlehem

*Evening Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel”