One of my longest and most consistent collaborators is a treble choir from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Noteworthy. (They like to refer to themselves as “No fella a cappella.”)
I just want to congratulate them on a job well done at their annual performance at Spring Sing – an annual a cappella meet up that’s been going on for nearly 60 years! (Predating Pitch Perfect by…almost 60 years!) This year it was located in Washington, D.C. with performances held at the Smithsonian.
They performed four arrangements they commissioned from me in their five-song set, and it sounds like they knocked it out of the part.
Regular collaboration is so special because you come to really know the ensemble – their strengths and weaknesses, what they respond to, how to write effectively for them. It’s been my privilege to work with them for over 10 years…and I hope to keep doing so for at least that many more!
Congratulations, Noteworthy! Let’s do it again next year!