Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chorus Update for the week of February 17

Courtesy of Kate:
Here's this week's update.

1. We worked on Cantique de Jean Racine, Greatest Love of All, From a Distance, Somewhere Out There, and the Beatles Love Songs medley. Practive everything and don't forget what we've already learned.

2. Next week, Lisa will bring a CD player so we can listen to recordings of Love in Any Language and Wedding Cantata (Pinkam).

3. Lisa also says that we'll tackle movement #1 in the Pinkam as well as work on movement #3 which she says needs help. We should all review movements 2-4.

4. We will have a general meeting after rehearsal on Tuesday. We'll end the rehearsal a little early.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Chorus Update for the week of February 10

Courtesy of Kate:
Here is this week's update and some chorus news.
1. From Janet -
Sandhya asked me to pass this along...

Daniel Parshotham Desmond made his way into the world at 2:12 on 2/12. Should be an interesting kid! He weighed 7 lbs, 10 oz and is 19 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well and should be home from Yale some time this weekend.
Congratulations to Sandhya and her husband from the chorus!
2. This week we learned all of the Cantique de Jean Racine. We also worked on the Beatles Medley and For the Beauty of the Earth (sopranos watch - we have harmony). We ran through The Rainbow Connection. Last, we sang through our final new piece - the Armed Forces Salute - in 4 part harmony. Oh, and of course we worked on Pinkam - movements 2, 3, 4!
3. Homework from Lisa - review everything! Notice your trouble spots and don't be afraid to ask questions when you're clueless.
4. There are soprano and tenor solos in the Pinkam piece which Lisa would like to cast by the first week of March. They are not lengthy, but they are vocally challenging.
5. At this week's rehearsal, the men will be dismissed early and the women will remain to begin working on Girlfriend.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Snow Day!

Rehearsal for tonight is canceled due to inclimate weather. Continue to look at your music, and we'll see you all next week!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Chorus Update for the week of January 27th

Courtesy of Kate:

Hi Everyone,
Here's the chorus update for this week.
1. We read through our last two new pieces - For the Beauty of the Earth and Cantique de Jean Racine.
2. We also worked on movements 2 and 3 of the Wedding Cantata. Lisa wants us to practice this one and don't give up!
3. We sang through Greatest Love of All.
See you on Tuesday!

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