Sing at Home
Now with scrolling lyrics!
During the time of the Coronavirus pandemic and the necessary social distancing, we know that many people are missing the opportunity to sing with a choir. So we looked for a way to contribute some fun ways to sing at home. We looked through our YouTube channel and picked some popular repertoire that choirs love to sing – added scrolling lyrics (and where possible a link to the score) so you can turn up the volume and sing along with the TMChoir.
Carl Orff — O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
Sing along with our scrolling lyrics (and get all the words correct!). No score available. But if you’d like to learn more, check out Classic FM’s article on the O Fortuna lyrics.
Hubert Parry — I was glad when they said unto me
And now for an English Cathedral classic. In 2017, the TMChoir sang this great work with the Huddersfield Choral Society, conducted by Gregory Batsleer. So add your voice to this 200+ combined choir.
Here’s a link to the full SATB score that you can download and then sing your part with us. The video also has subtitles.
Leonard Cohen — Hallelujah
Now for something contemporary — Leonard Cohen’s iconic Hallelujah. No score available but the video includes scrolling lyrics. Sing along with us.
George Frideric Handel — Zadok the Priest
Another rousing Handel, performed by the TMChoir and Huddersfield Choral Society. So sing along with 200+ choristers.
You can download a full SSAATBB score. And follow along with the scrolling lyrics in the video.
Johann Sebastian Bach — Dona Nobis Pacem from B minor mass
Get ready for some runs! Want to sing along with the Choir in this finale from the B minor mass, then download the SATB score. (I didn’t add scrolling lyrics to the video because of the interweaving of text). The B minor mass was one of the two finalists when the Choir came together to discuss which Symphonic Choral Work is the greatest.
Johannes Brahms — Wie lieblich from A German Requiem
Sing along with the Choir in this lilting excerpt from A German Requiem. Follow the scrolling lyrics or download the full SATB score. A German Requiem was one of the two finalists when the Choir came together to discuss which Symphonic Choral Work is the greatest.
Oscar Peterson — Hymn to Freedom (words by Harriette Merolla)
Here is a throwback to 2002 when Hymn To Freedom was performed during Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in Canada (and broadcast on CBC). The Oscar Peterson Quartet – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Ulf Wakenius, and Martin Drew – performed the hymn alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir. Download the lyrics to this powerful and inspiring work and add your voice.