Music Program and Practice Tracks

Spring 2024

The Program for the WVC’s Spring 2024 Season

(Not in concert order)

Mass in the Time of War                      Franz Joseph Haydn

Old-Time Gospel Medley    traditional, arr. by Ron De Fesi

Ride the Chariot                            arr. by William H. Smith

Porgy and Bess      George Gershwin, arr. by Clay Warnick

Spiritual Medley                                     arr. by Ron De Fesi

Hallelujah                    Leonard Cohen, arr. by Ron De Fesi

Deep River                                              arr. by Ron De Fesi

My Man's Gone Now   George Gershwin, arr. by R. De Fesi

Practice tracks for this Fall's music program can be streamed and/or downloaded to your computer, tablet or smart phone.  

CDs w/ these practice tracks are available at rehearsals.  We are asking for a contribution of $2.00 for a set of two practice CDs.

Click here for Practice Tracks for Sopranos.

Click here for Practice Tracks for Altos.

Click here for Practice Tracks for Tenors.

Click here for Practice Tracks for Basses.


Click here to sing along with YouTube videos of the recordings of the movements of the Haydn mass, Porgy and Bess, Ride the Chariot, Leonard Cohen singing his signature song, Hallelujah, a video of Leonard Bernstein conducting the Haydn Paukenmesse in a grand Bavarian abbey and (new) Latania Moore sings My Man's Gone Now from her acclaimed performance at the Met (Jan 2, 2020)!

Wikipedia article on the Haydn mass:  (clue: timpani!)

Click here to see the Wikipedia article on Cohen's Hallelujah.

Click here to sing along to a WVC performances of Porgy and Bess Medley from 2001, from 2009 of Haydn's Mass in the Time of War and Ride the Chariot performed by the sopranos and altos at WVC's Spring 1997 Concert.

Documents for Spring 2024

The document "Paukenmesse-IMSLP ..." is the vocal score "in the public domain" for Haydn's Mass in the Time of War.  It was downloaded from the IMSLP web site:

Porgy and Bess:  Rehearsal numbers and letters

There were two different printings of the Porgy and Bess (Clay Warnick arrangement) distributed to WVC singers.  One printing (white cover page) uses capital letters for reference points in the score (rehearsal letters).  The other (grey cover) uses numbers to denote the reference points (rehearsal numbers).   Fortunately the rehearsal letters and numbers occur at the same locations in the respective scores.  Below is a table mapping the rehearsal letters to the numbers.   

All singers should annotate (in pencil) their scores so that both the letters and numbers are present.

You can download and print this table from the "Documents" box above.


Note: Vivaldi's Gloria will be on WVC's Fall 2024 program.