Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Promise of Singing

Note to the Chorus:

For those of you who would find it helpful to listen to the Promise of Living, you can order a copy of the version that Lisa recommended (sung by the St. Olaf Choir) from Order that if you want to hear some top notch choral music. In the meantime, here's the New Jersey All-state choir singing a version. It's really gorgeous when you hear how it all fits together.

Feel free to comment (on this, or any other post) should the spirit move you.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chorus Update for the week of September 16th

Courtesy of Kate:

Good morning everyone!
Here is the update for this week.
2. I have given Lisa a list of all those who indicated that they'd like to be voice tested.
3. Auditions for solos within full chorus pieces will probably be the last week in October.
4. From Sally: Please return any music from the Fall Festival ASAP if you have not already done so.
5. Fran has practice CDs for all voice parts. pleas esee her if you need one.
6. We read through and/or worked on The Wassail Song, Promise of Living, Angels of Seven, Silver Bells, Star Carol, Good News, I Wonder as I Wander and Rise Up Sheperd and Follow.
Lisa says practice everything! See you on Tuesday.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chorus Update for the week of September 2nd

Courtesy of Kate:

Hi Everyone,
Here's our update for this week:

Bring your dues - $60 - to Louise by September 30th.

Please return your membership profile to me ASAP so I can update our roster for the season.

We worked on the following pieces on Tuesday. Lisa would like us to review so we don't forget what we learned.
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Good News
See Amid the Winter's Snow
Sheperd's Pipe Carol
Sussex Carol
Hanukkah Wish

See you on Tuesday.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cheshire Fall Festival on Saturday!

This Saturday is the Cheshire Fall Festival, and the Chorus will be there to help usher in the autumn. We'll be appearing on-stage between 1pm and 1:45, so friends of the chorus, grab some carnival fare and listen to us croon some of the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s before taking a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl*. Those of you who might be considering joining can get a taste of what we do.

*Tilt-a-whirl subject to availability. The Cheshire Community Chorus is not responsible for a lack of Tilt-a-Whirl or whatever weight gain resulting from overindulging in delicious, delicious carnival food.
For chorus members: We're going to be meeting at the gazebo at 12:30. That's approximately a half-hour before we go on. Those of you with official Chorus polos (the hunter green ones), wear them with khaki pants. If you don't have one yet, no worries, just wear a brightly colored, solid (that's all one color) shirt and khakis. The order of the program will be Joy to the World, Hernando's Hideway, Bring Me up Buttercup, Pretty Woman/You Got It, and Goodnight, Sweetheart. Right now, the weather forecast is predicting cloudiness and possible AM showers. If the events are postponed, we'll let you know through email or the phone tree. I'll try to get a note up here if I can, but assume it's on unless otherwise notified. Hope to see you there, and even if you aren't planning on singing, if you can show up, do. It's a good time.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome to All Our New Members!

Tuesday was our first official rehearsal for the season , and I'm sure I was not alone in being glad to be back! It was wonderful to see new faces in the chorus. To those of you out there reading this thinking to yourselves, "Oh alas and alack, I saw a flyer and picked up a slip and now I missed the first rehearsal," fear not--it's never too late to join in. Pop in to the next rehearsal at 7 pm on Tuesday at the Highland Health Center in Cheshire and check out the Cheshire Community Choral experience.

We'll also be singing at the Cheshire Fall Festival on Saturday, September 13 between 1:15 and 1:45 pm. Grab some fried dough and a local craft and sing along as we perform some of our greatest hits from the last concert (Rock and Pop from the 50s, and 60s) such as Build Me Up, Buttercup, Hernando's Hideaway, and Joy to the World. You can also get some more information about the chorus.

Check back here periodically for updates!

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