Saturdays: 3:45-4:30pm (Palo Alto Campus)

Starts: September 7, 2019 Ends: December 14, 2019

My Opus Choir

Welcome to My Opus Choir!

1. Performance Information


  • Sunday, November 10, 2019

  • Session 1 10:30-11:30am

  • Santa Clara University Recital Hall

  • Students are going to wear opus t-shirt.

  • Instructions for pre-recital rehearsal if need be/check in

  • For the day of the concert we will warm up the choir briefly as well as to do some stomach breathing to prepare them to sing prior to performing, if parents can arrive 10-15 minutes earlier that would be great. 


  • Sunday, December 15, 2019

  • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Palo Alto Art Center (PAAC)1313 Newell RoadPalo Alto, CA, 94303United States (map)

2. Tips for practicing

Parents should have their children practicing their song at home in a daily basis if possible, listening to the music track and singing with the music video.  Parents are encouraged to sing with their kids at home and help them learning their lyrics as well as with the diction of the different languages if possible.  The Music Video also brings the song with the canon (the song sang in rounds) as well as extra languages (Dutch and Italian) which My Opus Choir will continue working on and learning in the near future. 

3. Lyrics and Videos


Caterpillar: This is just the kind of day you dream about: When you open your mouth, a song pops out!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay. My, oh my, what a wonderful day!

Plenty of sunshine heading my way,

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay.

Small Alice: But what does it mean?

Caterpillar: I have no idea, but it sure makes you feel good when you say it! Now you try it!

ALL: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay. My, oh my, what a wonderful day!

Plenty of sunshine heading my way, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay.

Caterpillar: Mister Bubble's on my shoulder.

ALL: It's the truth!

Caterpillar: It's actual.

ALL: Everything is satisfactual. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay. Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

Caterpillar: You see?

Small Alice: I do feel a little better.

Caterpillar: A little better? Girl, you got to try!

Now say "Zip"

Small Alice: Zip

Caterpillar: No, Zip!

Small Alice: Zip

Caterpillar: C' mon, Zip!!


Caterpillar: Yeah! Zip!!


Caterpillar: That's it, I say Zip Zip

ALL: Zip-a-dee-doo

Caterpillar: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah day. I say Zip Zip

ALL: Zip-a-dee-dah

Caterpillar: Now, that's the doo-dah way. Doo-dah, doo-dah.

ALL: Doo-dah, doo-dah

Caterpillar: Doo-dah, doo-dah

ALL: Doo-dah, doo-dah. Zip-a-dee-doo-dah day. Oh, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay.

My, oh my, what a wonderful day. Plenty of sunshine heading my way.

Wonderful feeling, a-wuh-a-wuh a-wuh a-wuh.

A wuh wuh wuh wuh wonderful day!

Caterpillar: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah day!



Be Brave

Darkness may sorround your jorney and grab you tight.

Be brave, be brave.

You will be an inspiration, help spread the light.

Be brave, be brave.

Though is normal to tremble afraid,

you'll be proud of the choices you've made.

Think about the future out there, that you can save.

Be brave, be brave

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,

bright copper kettles and warm wollen mittens.

brown paper packages tied up with strings,

these are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,

doorbells and sleighbells and schnitzel with noodels,

wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings,

these are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,

snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye lashes,

silver white winters that melt into springs,

these a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings,

when I'm feeling sad,

I simply remember my favorite things,

and then I don't feel so bad.

(All) "Painting the roses red" "We're painting the roses red"

"We dare not stop or waste a drop so let the paint be spread"

"We're painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red"

(Card #1) "Oh, painting the roses red"All

(Card #2) "and many a tear we shed"

(Card #3) "because we know"

(Card #4) "they'll cease to grow"

"in fact they'll soon be dead"

"and yet we go ahead, painting the roses red"

"Painting roses" Painting roses" "Painting roses" "Painting roses"

(Alice) "Painting the roses red, they're painting the roses red"

"Oh pardon me but Mister Three why must you paint them red?"

(All Cardsmen)"STOP!"

(Card #3) "At first we painted them white"

"cause we thought that it was right"

(Card #1) "And we hadn't even come up on this song"

(Card #2) "But now we're in a pickle"

(Card #4) "For the royal mind is fickle"

(All Cardsmen)"And it turned out that we were wrong"

"The Queen she likes'em red and if she saw white instead"

"she'd raise a fuss and each of us would quickly lose our heads"

(Alice)"Oh my!"

(All Cardsmen)"Since this is thought we dread"

"We're painting the roses red"

"Painting roses" "Painting roses"

"Painting the roses red" "We're painting the roses red"

"Don't tell the Queen what you have seen"

"or say that's what we said"

"We're painting the roses red" "not pink, not green"

(Alice)"Not aquamarine"

(All) "We're painting the roses, painting the roses"

"painting the roses red" 



"Are you Sleeping?" "Are you sleeping?"

"Brother John" "Brother John"

"Morning bells are ringing" "Morning bells are ringing"

"Ding, ding, dong" "Ding, ding, dong" 



"Frere Jacques" "Frere Jacques"

"Dormez vous?" "Dormez vous?"

"Sonnez les matines" "Sonnes les matines"

"Ding, ding, dong" "Ding, ding, dong"



"Buenos Dias" "Buenos Dias"

"Duermes ya?" "Duermes ya?"

"Suenan las campanas" "Suenan las campanas"

"Ding dang dong" "Ding dang dong"



"Bruder Jacob" "Bruder Jacob"

"SchlafstDu noch?" "Schlafst Du noch?"

"Horst Du nicht die glocken" "Horst Du nicht die glocken"

"Ding dang dong" "Ding dang dong"



liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ

两     只   老 虎,  两    只   老 虎

pǎo de kuài pǎo de kuài

跑   得   快,  跑   得  快

yī zhī méi yǒu ěr duo

一  只   没   有 耳朵

yī zhī méi yǒu wěi ba

一  只   没   有 尾巴

zhēn qí guài zhēn qí guài

真     奇  怪,    真   奇 怪,


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