This is great idea and I'm glad you will make it happen. I probably won't be there to help :-( but some suggestions for music that have worked well for me:
Ravenscroft songs and
rounds http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ravenscroft/ such as -
Pammelia : Jinkin the Jester
Deuteromelia : Three Blind Mice, The Great Bells of Osney,
if you can tolerate the gigglling The Maid She Went A Milking
Melismata: Kit and Tom chid-a
It Was the Frogge in the Well
Derry, ding, ding, dasson
If you need modern notation versions of any of these I can probably oblige.
Tempus adest floridum from Piae Cantiones
Sumer is Icumen In (with the more experience or adventurous on the melody and all who will on the ground)
Some of the Codex Calixtinus or Lliber Vermell pieces seem viable.
Hope you have a great time!
From: Erlandr Nordenskald
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 7:50 PM
Subject: [KWChoir] Pennsic 41
Hello all. Preparations are being made.. music is being reviewed....files are being uploaded......
This year we are going to try something new.. a Youth Choir. Yup, we're going to do it.
So, while preparations for that are underway, here are a few things that you... can help us with.
Doing a children's choir is one way of ensuring that the Known World Choir will continue. So some help will be needed. while the plans aren't set in stone yet we are planning on doing a rehearsal a day for about 40 minutes in the PA tent. while I have volunteered to direct (herd the cats)the children's chorus, I will need help with chaperones. The choir will need to have another 1 or 2 adults on board each rehearsal (not related to me) and it would help IF you had already had a background check. While it's not needed, it would help. It would also be great to have folks who are familiar with being in the choir.
I'll also need some help when it comes to the performance, perhaps if you know of a young adult, say a teenager or college student who might be willing to supervise for the concert times.
Also, this would be a perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to direct to jump in and help with the children's choir. I am hoping to have an assistant work with me... 2 even.... (please... don't let me do this alone.......)
Suggestions for music ---
Ideas for anything... would be appreciated.