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Latest From Staci:
If you missed our rehearsal Monday, 3/18, here is what you missed:
Due to some personal matters, our accompanist Catherine has had to leave the choir. We have a new accompanist, Meredith Shanley, and we are super excited to have her! Some of you may already know her because she worked with PCC before. Thanks so much to Meredith and welcome back!
We spent the first hour in sectionals. Everyone worked on The Merry Month of May and the Sops/Altos worked on Shenendoah and the Ten/Bass worked onBallgame. Both groups reported a successful sectional rehearsal and felt they learned a lot. During that time, I auditioned singers for the Chamber Choir. I enjoyed listening to everyone who auditioned and heard some very strong auditions. We will finish the 2nd part of the audition process next week.
After the break, we worked on Wild Mountain Thyme. Circle all dynamic markings if you have not yet done so. We got a great start on it, still need to work on the timing of the ending. Next was Merry Month of May. This should have a very light, playful feel all the way through (and careful not to drag). Focus on warm rich vowels. (no Lina Lamont!). Next was Old Joe Clark. Diction and timing! Get those words, rhythms, and accents solid. Be sure the audience hears the story. We closed with Africa. Did not get to work much on it due to time but we did review the Sop/Alto “dahs”. Practice them slower to get all those notes in there.
For next Monday, March 25th:
We have reserved space at 6pm for Altos and Basses for sectionals. If you are in those sections, please try and come at 6pm and work with your section from 6 – 6:30. Look through your music and decide what you need the most help on, find difficult spots and focus on those. Attendance is optional but encouraged.
Full Choir Rehearsal from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
My plan is to work on My Soul is a Witness, Bein’ Green (I’d like to offer up a solo option at the beginning of this one m. 4 – 12, then a duet from m. 13 – 22. Full choir will come in at m.23 at the bottom of page 5 and will sing to the end.), Ballgame, Shenendoah, Africa, Come Away.
We will take our break around 7:30pm. After announcements, I would like to finish up Chamber Choir auditions. Singers who auditioned will complete the 2nd part of the audition and be placed in quartets to sing some of Sing Your Way Home.
I am excited about the progress we are making. Time flies and before we know it, the concert will be days away. Thank you for using our time well and learning the music now. Happy Spring and happy singing!!
See you Monday!
Here again is the link to our songs for practice support:
AND A COUPLE MORE THINGS:
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR DRESS REHEARSAL: We will be rehearsing from 9:00 am to 11:30 am – we’ve needed to make some adjustments to the time for various reasons…so please mark your calendars.
Also – we are looking for someone who would like to take over doing some simple decorations for our concert. If you are artsy or just have an idea, please come talk to me….it should be “springy”.
That’s it- see you all on Monday!!!
- March 25 – Rehearsal (Alto, Bass Sectionals @ 6pm*) – Part 2 of Chamber Choir Auditions
- April 1 – Rehearsal 6:30-8:25 pm / Chamber choir 8:30-9:00
- April 8 – Sectionals from 6:30-7:15/ Full choir from 7:25-8:45
- April 15 – NO REHEARSAL – (Spring break for schools)
- April 22 – Rehearsal
- April 29 – Rehearsal 6:30-8:10 pm / Chamber choir 8:15-8:45 pm
- May 6 – Rehearsal 6:30-8:25/ Chamber choir 8:30-9:00 pm
- May 13 – Rehearsal 6:30-9 pm
- May 18 – DRESS REHEARSAL (9:00 am – 11:30 pm / Place TBA) **Please note this time change!
- May 19 – PERFORMANCE (3:00 pm (call time 2:00 pm) / Place TBA)
* 6 pm sectional rehearsals are optional attendance, however we hope everyone will try to attend if possible. Additional sectional times may be worked out within sections.
If ever there is a question about a rehearsal being cancelled, please check our Facebook page, website or contact Kristy for the latest information.
Concert Date will be Sunday May 19th at 3:00 pm