There Was The One by Joy Decoursey-Porter - Starts March 30

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Join us to sing one of the most stunning choral works written in recent years: There Was The One by award-winning Canadian-born American composer, Joy Decoursey-Porter.

There Was The One is a stunning choral work for SSAATTBB chorus that sets the medieval Wessobrun Prayer, in which a monk sits under candlelight, contemplating what existed before the moment of creation that made his own world. Decoursey-Porter combines English, German, Spanish, and Latin texts, invoking the universality of the questions posed by the monk across cultures, and uniting us all in our shared wonder at the mystery of life and of the world.

This project is jointly sung by our flagship choir SING THE NORTH and our chamber choir for contemporary music, STN Ice. All singers are welcome to join us without audition to raise their voices in this superb composition.

Hear There Was the One performed on the Cypress Choral Music website.

Project Dates:  March 30-April 13. Recordings due May 15

Download our There Was The One TIMETABLE (subject to change)

Registration includes everything you will need to join us: your score, sound files, conducting videos, live rehearsals via Zoom, and access to our full rehearsal recording archive so you can watch live sessions at a time that suits you.

This project is led by friendly and dynamic STN Artistic Director Kathryn Whitney

Your recordings

Singers submit AUDIO recordings of There Was The One. We also invite singers to submit a portrait that will feature in the credits to our film. As always, singers are just as welcome to join us and sing in rehearsal but not submit any recordings.


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  • Check your email after registration for your Project Guide. All materials distributed via PDF, Mp3, and Mp4 downloads.
  • Join us live on Zoom (link in your project pack) or via rehearsal recordings
  • Submit your audio at project end - or join us just to sing with out submitting. All are welcome!

We are looking forward to singing with you!