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Audition Invitation

tour11Do you know a young person who likes to sing??
The Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus invites them to come and try us out!
Chamber Choir – Advanced singers
Concert Choir – Intermediate singers
Cantate – Beginning singers

• Make beautiful music every week
• Develop vocal skills in a fun, nurturing environment
• Share this experience with wonderful new friends

Open to Girls and Boys with unchanged voices in grades 2-12. JOIN US!

Banks of Doon

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Performance recorded at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate church, in London, England.

During the month of July in 2000, the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus (TBCC) toured all over the countries of England and Scotland, bound for their eventual destination of St Andrews, Scotland for Doreen Rao’s CME concert. The TBCC touring choir is made up of children ages 12-18, from all over the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visit their website at www.tbcchorus.com

Conductor: Dr. Averill Summer
Violin: Tiffany Lu
Piano: Kurt B. Knecht

CHOIR MEMBERS:
Katie Agner, Erica Baker, Elizabeth Bawel, Emily Bolt, Rebekah Bowsher, Bethanie Collins, Kathryn Culbreth, Casey Day, Janine Diaz, Charlie Dreblow (me), Mindy Ecob, Kaelen Fitzgerald, Kari Hamada, Michaela Harris, Maria Hastings, Cassidy Hile, Clifford Lu, Tiffany Lu, Richie Lupo, Ashley Mead, Megan Mullen, Kary Nettestad, Obi Obiamaka, Molly Padgett, Joshua Quinn, Missy Sawdey, Jon Scott, Amanda Shafer, Stephanie Smiguel, Heather Springer, Sam Taylor, Jonathan Tietz, Jessie Vaughn, Nicole Villemaire, Katharine Wilson, and Katherine Wytka.

BANKS OF DOON LYRICS:

Ye flow’ry banks of bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom so fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I so full of care?

Thou will break my heart, ye bonnie bird,
That sings upon the bow.
Thou ‘minds me of the happy days
When my false love was true.

Thou’ll break my heart, ye bonnie bird,
that sings beside thy mate;
For so I sat, and so I sang,
And knew not of my fate.

Oft have I roved by bonnie Doon,
To see the woodbine twine;
And every bird sang of its love,
And so did I of mine.

With lightsome heart, I pulled a rose
From off its thorny tree,
And my false lover stole my rose
But left the thorn with me.

Ye flow’ry banks of bonnie Doon,
Stole my rose but left the thorn with me.

Skye Boat Song

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A beautiful rendition of the traditional Scottish “Skye Boat Song,” arranged by Lee Kesselman, sung by the participants of the CME 2000 “Sing for the New Century” workshop in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Featuring: the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus, the Lochgelly High School Choir, the St. Louis Symphony Children’s Choir, and the Stetson University Children’s Choir

Performance recorded at Kirk of the Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland on August 5, 2000.

From July 31, 2000 to August 5, 2000, the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus (TBCC) participated in Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience in St. Andrews, Scotland, as one of four invited choirs. The TBCC touring choir is made up of children ages 12-18, from all over the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visit their website at www.tbcchorus.com

Conductor: Dr. Doreen Rao
Accompanist: William Buhr
TBCC Director: Dr. Averill Summer

TBCC CHOIR MEMBERS:
Katie Agner, Erica Baker, Elizabeth Bawel, Emily Bolt, Rebekah Bowsher, Bethanie Collins, Kathryn Culbreth, Casey Day, Janine Diaz, Charlie Dreblow (me), Mindy Ecob, Kaelen Fitzgerald, Kari Hamada, Michaela Harris, Maria Hastings, Cassidy Hile, Clifford Lu, Tiffany Lu, Richie Lupo, Ashley Mead, Megan Mullen, Kary Nettestad, Obi Obiamaka, Molly Padgett, Joshua Quinn, Missy Sawdey, Jon Scott, Amanda Shafer, Stephanie Smiguel, Heather Springer, Sam Taylor, Jonathan Tietz, Jessie Vaughn, Nicole Villemaire, Katharine Wilson, and Katherine Wytka.

“SKYE BOAT SONG” LYRICS:

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing.
“Onward,” the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that’s born to be king
Over the sea to Skye

Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclaps rend the air
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore;
Follow, they will not dare.

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing.
“Onward,” the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that’s born to be king
Over the sea to Skye

Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep;
Ocean’s a royal bed.
Rocked on the deep, Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head.

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing.
“Onward,” the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that’s born to be king
Over the sea to Skye

Many’s the lad fought on that day;
Well, the claymore could wield.
When the night came, silently lay
Dead on Culloden Field.

(Hummed chorus)

Burned are our homes, exile and death;
Scatter the loyal men.
Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath,
Charlie will come again.

Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing.
“Onward,” the sailors cry.
Carry the lad that’s born to be king
Over the sea to Skye