Sunday, January 31, 2010

Friday with the Band

Hey Choristers,

this is just a heads up that we have an optional rehearsal on friday (5th) from 4:30 to 5:45 to work with the band and have a final tune up before the big day on the 7th. After one rehearsal with the band I am super excited to get them together with you on Wednesday. Wednesday's rehearsal will be partly with the band/ percussion ensemble and partly with us just tuning things up.

it should look like this:

7pm rehearsal starts (tardiness has been an issue lately. warmups will be short this week so be on time.)
-warm up
-morning has come#1001
-I know I can #1015
-Gloria: get the diction smoother, Make sure we are confident on our rhythms, work on our tone and blend to get those big major cords sounding powerful and authentic.
-8pm band shows up and we run the gloria mixing in the rhythms with the choir.
8:30 band runs Don't stop believn' with the chamber choir + volunteers

Again the Friday rehearsal is not mandatory but after wednesday I have a feeling that you will want to come just for the fun of it.

See ya on wednesday


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Second service Booboo

Hey Choiristers,

I just wanted to appoligise for the crazy directing that happened during "All Creatures" in the second service. the Pages of my music go totally mixed up and when I turned from page 2 and saw page 7 I frantically tried to find the right page to no avail. I should have just looked up and smiled and let you do your thing and we would have been better off that me frantically looking for pages.

Any how I just wanted to say that considering the circumstances you did a great job getting through that piece. And if nothing else it does reassure me that you do actually need me on occasion. :)

I am looking forward to tomorrows rehearsal... we have a whole lot of music to tackle. Can't wait.

I have some YouTube of our pieces posted on the blog here.

check it out.


interfaith info

Hey Choristers,

If you are interested and available you will still be able to participate in the Interfaith choir festival in a couple of different ways. See Below for details.

Hi Andy,
If there are any of your choir members who will be in town on Feb. 20, please encourage them to participate in the combine choir. There also is an opportunity for men to join the Male Chorus at First Congregational Church (I believe I sent you an email on this). If there are members who wish to participate, please let me know how many there are and pass the below information on to them.
Thanks! Laura
Dear Choir Director:
Thank you for your interest in participating in the annual Interfaith Choir Festival to be held at the Assumption Catholic Church on Saturday, February 20. Attached is a form for you to return to indicate your individual choir selection.
Please pass the following information onto your choir members:
Saturday, Feb. 20 at Assumption Church
11:00 AM – Combined Choir Rehearsal in Sanctuary
Please arrive before 11am so that we can begin the rehearsal promptly.
12:30 PM – Break and lunch. Please bring a sack lunch. Water provided.
1:00 PM - Concert
Seating for choirs: Each church choir will have reserved seating in pews for the concert. During the rehearsal, choir members will be seated by voice (all sopranos together, etc.). After the break, choirs will go to their reserved pew.
Parking: As a courtesy to concert goers and disabled people, please have choir members use street parking and the Bellingham High School parking lots, particularly the north faculty lot on Kentucky Street.
Combined Choir Pieces: Ann MacDonald, artistic director of Bellingham Sings, will be the combined choir director. Wade Dingman, music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will be the accompanist. We encourage you to participate in the combined choir as well as individual performance. The music selections are: John Rutter’s “All Things Bright & Beautiful”. This music may be purchased from Piper Music. The other selection is Vivaldi’s "Gloria" movement I. The Vivaldi music mailed to you may be copied. Please ask your basses to sing the lower notes in splits if possible.
Offering: There will be an offering to benefit Interfaith Coalition programs. This offering will be after the individual choirs perform and before the combined choir pieces
Concert Promotion: Please promote the concert to members of your congregation. Below is an announcement:
You’re invited to the Interfaith Coalition Choir Fest
Our church choir will be performing with ten other choirs in an Interfaith Coalition Choir Festival on Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 pm. Individual performances by each choir will culminate in the performance of two compositions by a combined choir of more than 225 voices. This wonderful concert of inspirational music will be held at Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Avenuein Bellingham. An offering to support the Coalition’s programs, which assist local people in need, will be gratefully accepted.
We are looking forward to your participation! Please contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks, Laura

Saturday, January 23, 2010

This sunday Jan 24

Hello choristers

remember we wanted to get an early start on this music for sunday so the call time is 8:20

Dress: Black

Have a look at the website to maximize our efficiency.

Thanks friends


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Late tonight

Hey Choristers,

I have a conflict tonight that will cause me to be about 15 minutes late. Melanie has a plan and I am sure she will not dissapoint.

I have updated the Calendar on the blog and have added a few pieces. That being said there are still a few holes in our line up that I am looking to fill.

See you tonight.