Blog: Open Intervals
I love singing with the Elm Ensemble.
One of the best parts of singing with the Elm Ensemble is raising money for good causes, which is a part of the Evensongs I've participated in. As part of the April 2019 Evensong a freewill collection was taken for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Washtenaw County, where the Elm Ensemble is based.
The collection was quite awesome that day.
The NAMI Washtenaw County has received $417 from the freewill offering that day! That's...
Last Fall I joined up with the Elm Ensemble in Dexter, Michigan for a fantastic weekend of music-making. (There may have been excellent food & drink involved, but that's just between you and me. Bacon-fried Brussels sprouts, that's all I'm saying.)
The Elm Ensemble has published the recordings we made as a playlist on YouTube, which is fabulous and fantastic!
I'd like to draw your attention to this recording of Mary to Her Savior's Tomb, Sacred Harp 451, which was at the time the first...
Yes, this website has been very quiet, as I've been very (very) busy building my business GermanWithNicole.com.
Music is still a part of my life, however I've made the very responsible decision to stop trying to do everything all at once and decided that this website just has to wait. its. turn.
That doesn't mean I don't think of you all, however, because I do. :) I see the statistics and know that some of you still stop by occasionally to listen to the music and to check out what is(n't)...
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
St. James' Episcopal Church
3279 Broad Street
Early Americana - Southern Harmony/Shape Note Singing
from S.M. Denson, William Billings, and more.
I love what the church has on their website:
We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford...
Our Easter Evensong in Dexter, Michigan (just west of Ann Arbor) was a delight! It was a weekend of singing, community and connecting people with music. This Evensong service also functioned as a fundraiser for a club at this church, it's called the Open Hearts Club; this club it will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive drop-in space for area youth.
I think we can all get behind that.
Here's a photo showing all the wonderful people who were singing, including several folks I'd sung with...
Next weekend I'll be in Dexter, Michigan to sing with the Elm Ensemble. We'll be singing in an Evensong service on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 p.m. It will be a small choir of wonderful singers and we'll be singing Early Americana pieces from the Southern Harmony. This is also known as shape-note singing and, believe it or not, I'd never heard of it until I moved back to the US in 2008.
Click here to see the calendar event.
Should I have named this "lower peninsula dwellers" instead? ;)
December 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Victoria Cannizzo, soprano
Nicole Warner, alto
Joshua Bouillon, tenor
Benjamin LeClair, bass
Delta David Gier, conductor
South Dakota Symphony Chorus
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
.First Lutheran Church327 S Dakota AveSioux Falls, SD 57104
Buy tickets here.
If you haven't seen the calendar yet, you should pop over and check it out. This December I'll be rejoining the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for Handel's Messiah on December 2nd.
The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. and there is only one performance! So be sure to get your tickets now and book your hotel. It'll be a warm night of music in a cold month of the year.