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  • What Makes the Swift Current Oratorio Choir Successful

    As we near the one-year mark of life without choir, I find myself reflecting on the reasons behind the success of our small-city community choir. What makes me confident that when we can again gather and sing, our longstanding choral organization will continue to function? In no particular order, here are my top ten conclusions.

    1. Consistency - We know...
  • SCOC Home Rehearsal Recordings

    Have you wondered who did the terrific job of mixing the recordings of individual parts made by select members of the Swift Current Oratorio Choir last fall? CHAD KETTERING of Dallas, Texas, volunteered to help us out by using his recording studio to mix and finalize each piece of music.

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  • Why I Sing

    Music has always been a big part of my life. As a child I would listen to my Dad and Mom sing as we would take those slow Sunday drives to check out how the crops were doing, or just going to visit relatives. Mom’s voice was a beautiful mellow alto, while Dad ranged from tenor into a middle bass...

  • Remembrance Day

    Facebook, and I imagine, all the social media is busy with people sharing pictures and stories of their family members that served in the Armed Forces, some of them paying the ultimate sacrifice.

    Today, in any other year, I would be sitting on stage at the Comprehensive School in Swift Current with the Oratorio Choir. We would be preparing for...


Remembrance Day

  • Remembrance Day

    Facebook, and I imagine, all the social media is busy with people sharing pictures and stories of their family members that served in the Armed Forces, some of them paying the ultimate sacrifice.

    Today, in any other year, I would be sitting on stage at the Comprehensive School in Swift Current with the Oratorio Choir. We would be preparing for...


Anecdotes

  • Why I Sing

    Music has always been a big part of my life. As a child I would listen to my Dad and Mom sing as we would take those slow Sunday drives to check out how the crops were doing, or just going to visit relatives. Mom’s voice was a beautiful mellow alto, while Dad ranged from tenor into a middle bass...