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Local Choir Nails it with Truancy Song Parody

SCJohnson Elementary in Racine WI just produced a fantastic video parody of When You Are Gone. Watch all the way to the end to see the touching dedication as well as the great job the kids and staff did!


Thriiler Dance for Halloween

Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. directs Accent and Cadence Choirs at Gifford. He posted this video of his choirs dancing to Thriller dressed in full zombie make-up. Hope it makes you smile.

SA Choir Festival SE Wisconsin

The Gifford Elementary Music Staff is considering hosting an SA choral festival focused on choirs for elementary aged singers. The festival will be in May or early June 2014. We will have a parade of choirs, each singing 1 or 2 pieces on their own and two combined festival works.

Composers Wallace DePue, and Brian Holmes have been commissioned to write original works for the festival to be performed by all who attend.

We are looking for directors who are interested to help us tailor the festival to the broader community. We are most interested in school and community choirs that perform regularly in 2 or more parts and use live accompaniment. Accent Choir directed by Mr. Timothy Keith Griffin Jr. and The Gifford Children’s Choir directed by Mr. Jack Senzig are the host choirs.

Gifford Elementary school has a theater that seats around 450 people and several music rehearsal spaces. Gifford is in Racine, WI. Contact Mr. Senzig at jon.senzig(a)RUSD.org for more info or to share your ideas. You can also comment here.

New Focus for Gifford Children’s Choir

I am back as the director of the Gifford Children’s Choir (GCC) after two years directing AppleChor. I have been struggling to find a niche for GCC as my Children’s Choir of teh Internet has taken on the role of performing video game songs, alternative bands, Internet memes and other geeky stuff. I am leaning toward having the choir cover folk music and a little overlap, some alternative bands. We start again January of 2014. Here is a new Cloud Cult video with them doing all acoustic music. The song Breakfast with my Shadow is very coverable:

Pure Records has also given me permission to cover Kate Rusby’s music. Little Jack Frost may be a possibility.

I requested Heidi Talbot to give us permission for a song from her latest album Start it All Over Again.

Suggestions are welcome.

Teh Choir Sings Pokemon!

You have to see this! What a long time in coming. Here are the kids on the Pokemon and Team Rocket Songs:

Cloud Cult and teh Choir

The indie rock band Cloud Cult just released their new album LOVE. Children’s Choir of teh Internet, the choir that grew out of the Gifford Children’s Choir performs on the final track “The Show Starts Now.” This is some good stuff!

The album is available on iTunes and the band’s website: http://www.cloudcult.com/love.cfm

Minecraft Choir, Virtual and Real

The Children’s Choir of teh Internet just released their new video 6 Days of Minecraft. Teh Choir’s video combines an in game stage and choir with a real world stage and choir.

Check it out and share it. The single 6 Days of Minecraft is available here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/childrenschoiroftehinter3