You've Got Male

In the Spring of 2010, director, Linda Taylor, and vocalist, Earle Kittleman, founded You've Got Male, a men's chorus of 15-20 singers. You've Got Male joins with The Noteables for the two concert series described above. Each chorus performs songs on their own and then combines voices for six songs. You've Got Male is a non-audition group and new members are always welcome. Rehearsals for the Christmas season begin in September, for the Spring season in January. You've Got Male rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm.

The Christmas programs include a wide variety of sacred and secular selections. Unusual arrangements of familiar carols, Celtic and multi cultural songs, whimsical novelty pieces, gospels, and songs about winter make for a very versatile concert series. Small ensembles add variety to the concert and give opportunity for more skilled singers. Most songs are accompanied by piano or CDs. Some songs are sung a cappella and many have additional instrumentation in the form of guitar, flute and percussion. There is something for everyone!

The Spring programs also include a wide variety of sacred and secular selections. Easter, Celtic, Broadway and multicultural songs combine with pieces about spring and renewal, spirituals, cowboy songs and ballads and just about anything the director wants to try on for size!

You've Got Male has gotten a reputation for performing one hilarious novelty song each season. They often dress up and use props for songs like "Humpty Dumpty", "The Tale of Two Toads" or "Canine Christmas Cantata". The director encourages these silly antics and songs and often involves the audience. After all, singing is about having fun!

The Director

Linda Taylor comes from a rich background of music. Pianist, singer, guitarist, director of music theatre and multiple community choruses. She has been giving voice lessons for over 30 years. Her energetic style of direction combines vocal technique, through the use of visualization and breathing exercises with a humorous and heart felt connection with the music. Singing with Linda produces instant results and is great fun. In 2012 she was voted as Salida's "best Mover and Shaker". Her motto is "When in doubt, sing!"

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For more information, please contact Linda Taylor - (719) 539-2428