1969 Choir

Last Updated: 5/24/2021 12:35 PM

On April 29, 1969, the Minnesota Braille and Sight Saving School choir sang at the North Central Music Educators National Conference in Fargo, North Dakota. 

This record (pictured below, with description) was produced at that event. Under the direction of Sally Hanson, the 26-member choir sings pieces by Palestrina, Kodaly, Bach, Billings, Wagner, and more. The MSAB archives has more information about the music and the musicians in the choir. 

Recorded by Crest Records, 1969.

Two examples (audio files) from this album:

I'm Goin' to Sing - Spiritual, arr. Shaw-Parker (opens audio file)

Lyrics:

I'm goin' to sing when the spirit says sing

And obey the spirit of the Lord

I'm goin' to shout when the spirit say shout

And obey the spirit of the Lord

I'm goin' to sing when the spirit says sing

And obey the spirit of the Lord!

Bouree for Bach (opens audio file)

Lyrics: 

(Sung on syllables: "Do-do," etc.)

 

record album cover

 

 

Image description: a record album cover showing two pictures of a building (possibly the building where the 1969 North Central MENC was held). The title on the album says "1969 North Central MENC, Fargo, North Dakota, Minnesota Braille and Sight Saving School Choir."