Theresa was kind enough to ask:
"Is anyone planning to attend Gulf Wars this coming March? If so, do we want to get a group together to sing?"
Good day, and well met. My name is Christian d'Hiver, and last year I had some success with a "noontime singing" project, in which people showed up on such days as they could, and we read through rounds, madrigals and part-songs, mainly three- or four-part pieces. On a couple of days, we had built up a nice short program, which we then took "on the road" to the food court. But the performance wasn't the important part; just learning and singing were enough to mark each day as a 'success'.
I was planning on holding something similar this coming year. If the program for the Pennsic concert were set that far in advance, I'd be happy to include that repertoire in the "noontime singing" music.
If someone else wanted to coordinate a choir, per se, with a scheduled performance and sectional rehearsals, pre-distributed repertoire and the like, I'd be happy to support that project and help make it happen. Under those circumstances, I would not want to also run a separate "noontime singing", because I don't think Gulf Wars is large enough to support both efforts; the casual singing would draw people away from the more formal choir.
In joy and service,
Christian d'Hiver, OL
music guy, Calontir