Week of January 30, 2017

Home practice for February rehearsals in preparation for February and March performances

 

Thank you to everyone for a beautiful and inspiring concert at Historic St. John's Church on January 27th!

 

CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE Sun. Feb. 26 - 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Grace & Holy Trinity, Repertoire: Prelude: Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord

At the offertory: Pergolesi Magnificat with strings - ENTIRE

Communion: O Wondrous Type, (Vocalise - HAE piano and Beth Almore, cello)

Hymns & service music: #460 Alleluia Sing to Jesus, #S28 Gloria, #S129 Sanctus, #129 Christ Upon the Mt. Peak,

#380 v. 3 Doxology, #618 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

 Note added 2/9/17 Cantare members can refer to this link in preparing for the Pergolesi Magnificat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECOP5WLfvJo

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to February 26 church service

Pergolesi Magnificat - Learn all parts in solfege and with text.

Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type - Review and keep in your memory. We would still be happy to audition a soloist for the ad lib part on the last verse.

We will use service music for warm-up reading exercises in rehearsals in February.

 

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Cantare: Learn Cherokee Morning Song 2 min., Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.  

Review Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min. , Let's Say Hello 4 min, Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.

O wondrous type, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Siyahamba, Abide with Me

Pro Arte: Bach Wie will ich mich freuen - Learn in solfege and in German. D is "DO."

Review Adam lay ybounden

Cavalieri: Review Magnificat Movement #4and "Lina Avatara"

Looking ahead:  Learn Lassus Beatus vir in solfege E is "DO" and in Latin

 

CONCERT CHOIR AND CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE - Sun. March 19, 4:00 p.m. Old St. John's Church Concert Series, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181 63 minutes of music - Repertoire:

Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag 1 min.                                                                        Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello 4 min.                                                                                                      L. Maierhofer

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                     T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min.

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.

Siyahamba 4 min.

                                                                All Choirs 15 min.

All Praise to God Who Reigns Above 2 min                                                Melchior Vulpius, arr. Ludwig Lenel

Et exultavit 2:30                                                                                                                       Vivaldi

Hashivenu 2:30 min                                                                                                      Israeli Folksong, arr. Doreen Rao

Gavotte, from Solfege Suite #2 3 min                                                                                                                   Ken Berg

Two Singing Songs 2-4 min.                                                                                            Bob Chilcott

                                                            Concert Choir 14 min.

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                        Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Wie will ich mich freuen 6min                                                      Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)

Et misericordia from Magnificat 2 min.                                                                                    Pergolesi

                                       Samantha André, soprano & Meaghan Nuckols, alto

                                                            Pro Arte Choir 11 min

 

Suscepit Israel (He Hath Holpen Israel) from Magnificat 2 min.   Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                                        Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                                                             Cavalieri Choir 6 min

O wondrous type! 1:30                                                                Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman          Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                            Allan Blank (1925-2013)

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

                                                             Cantare Choir 12 min

America the Beautiful 2 min.                                                                              Samuel Augustus Ward

Abide with Me 2:30                                                           Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                                                                                  Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015)

                                                         Audience sing-along 5 min.

 

Concert Choir Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance

Vivaldi Et exultavit - learn in solfege ("DO" is B-flat) and with text

Chilcott Two Singing Songs - learn in solfege #1 Sing You Now ("DO" is A) and #2. The Singing of Birds ("DO" is D) Part 1 - Siara, Laila, Matilde, Courtney; Part 2 - Alexandra, Kamirra, Matthew, Sophie, Erica

Cherokee Morning Song - learn in solfege ("DO" is F)

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - learn in solfege ("DO" is C)

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God," "Hashivenu," "I Hear America Singing," "Gavotte," Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli.

 

 

TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Proposed Repertoire for Sun. 3/26, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.

Hello Songs

Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me

Simple Gifts

Anthem             Greater Richmond Children's Treble Choir

Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez/Erb

Offertory Anthem                         Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

I Hear America Singing - André Thomas

Benediction                               Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir

Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman

Plus hymns and service music

 

Treble Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.

Week of January 9, 2017

Home practice for January rehearsals in preparation for All-Choir concert Jan. 27

 

We hope everyone has enjoyed the snow! The January 8th Cantare Concert at Westminster Canterbury was canceled due to the weather. It was not possible to reschedule it. Thank you for your home practice for this event. We will have an opportunity to sing this music and more at the All GRCC Choir concert at St. John's Episcopal Church on January 27th so keep working on it!

 

Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs

Repertoire for Jan. 27 All Choir Concert - new songs in bold

Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs

All: Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli

Treble & Concert Choirs: I Hear America Singing

Treble Choir alone: A Windy Story, The Anteater, Travellers' Tales

Concert Choir alone: Gavotte, All Praise to God, Hashivenu

Pro Arte: Let It Shine, Edelweiss, Adam Lay Ybounden

Cavalieri: Pergolesi #4 Suscepit Israel, A Tree Toad, Lina Avatara

Cantare: Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type, Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable

 

Rehearsal on Jan. 16 and mandatory rehearsal Jan. 23, 2017

Have "Gavotte" fully memorized.

Review "I Hear America Singing" to secure parts, especially top part.

Keep in your memory "All Praise to God" (review part on last phrase) and "Hashivenu".

Review Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli.

Write in solfege and practice singing Vivaldi "Et Exultavit" in solfege. B-flat is "DO" - to be sung in March.

 

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal on Jan. 16 and mandatory rehearsal Jan. 23, 2017

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for January 27 GRCC Concert:

Be sure you have all new music! If you don't have one of these, call Mrs. Hope to get it as soon as possible.

Precious Lord- SATB division. Learn your part in solfege and with text. A-flat is "DO." There is a fantastic solo part on pages 6-7 for the Pro Arte member who learns it best. We will choose a soloist on Jan. 16. Anyone who would like a private lesson on it with Mrs. Hope should arrange for it with Mrs. Hope the week of Jan. 9th.

Epiphany 136- O Wondrous Type - verse 1 Pro Arte, verse 2 Cavalieri, verse 3 All. This plainchant is much trickier than it looks in order to get words and notes together and memorized. Should have been memorized for Jan. 8 concert.

Continue to review the following: Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli

Pro Arte: Edelweiss - Learn in solfege and with text. B-flat is "DO." Use this 3-part division:

Top: Lily, Dominique, Grace, Samantha Middle: Katherine, Nina, Sharita, Faith Bottom: Meaghan, Lauren, Sarabeth, Naomi

Let It Shine! Pages 2-8 sopranos sing part 1, altos sing part 2. Pages 9 -11 divide in 3 parts as listed above. Page 12 All sing "Gonna let it shine!" both times. This is tricky because it is a familiar song from the folk tradition, so every arrangement is slightly different from another. Learn written notes and rhythms carefully! Should have been memorized for 1/8 concert.

Keep "Adam lay Ybounden" in your memory.

Cavalieri: A Tree Toad - Sing down the octave and divide into TB where indicated.  Learn in solfege and with text. E-flat is "DO." Observe all dynamics and articulations.

Magnificat Movement #4 - solo sung by all tenors and basses - Practice with beautiful tone and vowel sounds.

Keep "Lina Avatara" in your memory.

Thank you to Meaghan, Lauren, Faith, Brock, Emmett, Xander, and Chip for attending the extra rehearsal on Dec. 18!

 

Treble Choir - Rehearsals Jan. 17 & mandatory rehearsal Jan. 24

Concentrate on learning "A Windy Story" for the Jan. 27 concert.

Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, Peta kupa, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.

Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".

"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.

Week of December 19, 2016

Home practice for January rehearsals and performances

Thank you to everyone for the magnificent performances you gave in the Cantare Choir's concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 and Concert & Treble Choirs' concert on Dec. 11. Your dedicated home practice and conscientious attendance at rehearsals created performances that truly brought light, peace, and incredible beauty to those who attended. All best wishes for a joyful holiday!

Cantare Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday Jan. 2, 2017 -Read and heed this carefully! Have all music prepared for January 2nd rehearsal. Thank you.
Repertoire for Cantare Choir for January 8 Westminster Canterbury Epiphany Concert:
Sun. Jan. 8, 4:00 p.m. Epiphany Concert at Westminster Canterbury Retirement Community, 1600 Westbrook Ave. 23227- Cantare Choir  - Hope and Pete - 39 min. music, 52 min. total
Be sure you have all new music! If you don't have one of these, call Mrs. Hope to get it as soon as possible.
All music memorized! New music to be memorized by the Mandatory Rehearsal January 2nd! 
Epiphany 136- O Wondrous Type - verse 1 Pro Arte, verse 2 Cavalieri, verse 3 All. This plainchant is much trickier than it looks in order to get words and notes together and memorized. 
Hymn: Abide with Me - verse 1 Unison, verse 2 & 3 in parts, verse 4 altos, tenors, basses sing melody, sopranos sing descant part on the back. 
Siyahamba - Make sure you learn the part assigned you for THIS year (not whatever part you might have learned before.)
Top part: William, Brock, Chip, Lillian, Dominique, Grace, Samantha
Middle part: Emmett, Xander, Katherine, Nina, Sharita, Faith
Bottom part: Owen, Martin, Meaghan, Lauren, Sarabeth, Naomi
Pro Arte: Let It Shine! Pages 2-8 sopranos sing part 1, altos sing part 2. Pages 9 -11 divide in 3 parts as listed above for Siyahamba. Page 12 All sing "Gonna let it shine!" both times. This is tricky because it is a familiar song from the folk tradition, so every arrangement is slightly different from another. Learn written notes and rhythms carefully!
Cavalieri: Magnificat Movement #4 - solo sung by all tenors and basses - Practice with beautiful tone and vowel sounds.
Thank you to Meaghan, Lauren, Faith, Brock, Emmett, Xander, and Chip for attending the extra rehearsal on Dec. 18 and practicing the readings for the Epiphany concert.
Program order with all music and readings/readers:

Welcome! 5 min.

Hey, Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag                                                                                   Jutta Gorschlüter

Let's Say Hello                                                                                                                L. Maierhofer

Translation 30 sec                                                                                            Reader: Faith 

Mi Chamocha 3:30                                                                                            Allan Blank (1925-2013)

                   Who is like You, Lord, among the mighty, majestic in holiness, awesome in splendor, working wonders?

                                            Your children beheld your sovereignty as you divided the sea before Moses.

                                    "This is my God," they responded, declaring, "The Lord shall reign forever and ever."

                                                                    Naomi Simon, cantor

Matthew 3:13-17 - The Baptism of Jesus 30 sec                                              Reader: Meaghan 

O wondrous type! 1:30                                                 Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.

O How Amiable 3:30                                                                   Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Translations 1 min                                                                                          Reader: Brock 

Magnificat                                                                                Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

      I.   Magnificat (My Soul Doth Magnify God) 2:30                  edited by Virginia Stroh and Buryl Red

Cantare Choir

 

      IV. Suscepit Israel (He Hath Holpen Israel) 2 min.

Translation 30 sec                                                                                                   Reader: Xander 

Lína Avatárá 4min                                                                       Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)

                                        He took birth on the earth; only He is the King of the world.

                                           How can there be anyone greater than He in this world?

                                   He is in the body of everyone; there is no space without Him in it.

                                                                      Beth Almore, cello

                                                                        Cavalieri Choir

 

Vocalise, Opus 34, No. 14 for cello & piano, trans. Leonard Rose         Sergei Rachmaninoff( 1873-1943)

                                 Beth Almore, cello & Hope Armstrong Erb, piano 6-7min

 

Isaiah 60:1-6 Arise, shine; for your light has come. 1 min.                                Reader: Emmett 

Adam lay ybounden 2:30                                                                            Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)

Let It Shine! 3 min.                                                                             Traditional Spiritual, arr. Don Besig

                                                                        Pro Arte Choir

 

Translation 30 sec                                                                                              Reader: Chip W

Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min.                                                                          T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)

                                                             Light comes from light within.

                                                  Today is a day to rejoice. Make this day holy.

                                                            Let your songs resound with joy.

Introduction 1 min                                                                                                 Hope Armstrong Erb

Siyahamba 4 min.                                                                                     South African Freedom Song

      Zulu:                                    Siyahamb’ e-ku-kha-nye-ni kwen-kos.

      English:                                We are marching in the light of God.

      Spanish:                                  Mar-cha-re-mos en la luz de Dios.

      East Coast Algonquin:         Ki kanti ke-shaw-tewh O-kee-se-men-to.

                                                                        Cantare Choir

Isaiah 42: 1-9 He will bring forth justice to the nations. 1:30                                   Reader: Lauren 

Congregational Hymn:

Abide with Me 2:30                                                          Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)

                                    Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015) 


Repertoire for Jan. 27 All Choir Performance - new songs in bold
Fri, Jan. 27, 7:00 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 E. Broad St, RVA 23223– All GRCC Choirs
All: Hello Songs, Peta kupa, Kekeli
Treble & Concert Choirs: I Hear America Singing
Treble Choir alone: A Windy Story, The Anteater, Travellers' Tales
Concert Choir alone: Gavotte, All Praise to God, Hashivenu
Pro Arte: Let It Shine, Edelweiss, Adam Lay Ybounden
Cavalieri: Pergolesi #4 Suscepit Israel, A Tree Toad, Lina Avatara
Cantare: Precious Lord, Peck Kyrie, Mi Chamocha

Concert Choir - Rehearsal Monday Jan. 2, 2017
Have "Gavotte" fully memorized.
Review "I Hear America Singing" to secure parts, especially top part. 
Write in solfege and practice singing Vivaldi "Et Exultavit" in solfege. B-flat is "DO".

Treble Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017
Concentrate on learning "A Windy Story" for the Jan. 27 concert.
Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".
"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement:
Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. We can sing the whole song in unison, but we could have one person sing as a solo the line marked "Small Group" at measure 53 if someone would like to learn it and audition for the part.

Week of November 28, 2016

GRCC HOME PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS - 2016-2017 SEASON

Home practice for Dec. 5-6 Mandatory rehearsals and Dec. 9-10-11 performances

 

Thank you to everyone for your good home practice in preparation for Cantare Choir's concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 and Concert & Treble Choirs' concert on Dec. 11. Keep it up!

 

Repertoire for Concertand Treble Choirs for Festival of Holidays

Sun. Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m., Festival of Holidays Concert, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave. RVA 23222 -

Treble & Concert Choirs: Hello Songs, I Hear America Singing,  Peta Kupa, No Laugh Race, Kekeli, Joyful Holiday

Treble Choir alone: The Anteater, Travellers' Tales

Concert Choir alone: All Praise to God, Gavotte, Hashivenu

Sing-alongs: Winter Wonderland, America the Beautiful, Jingle Bells, Deck the Hall, My Dreydl, S'Vivon, Joy to the World, Silent Night

 

Concert Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday Dec. 5

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Gavotte", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu.", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday"

GAVOTTE ESPECIALLY NEEDS LOTS OF WORK!

The following choristers who have been chosen to read for the Festival of Holidays should practice their readings in front of their parents in preparation for the concert. Thank you Courtney, Sophie, Laila, Matilde, Siara, Kamirra, and Matthew!

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personent Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lína Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols - Note changes as of Nov. 15: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2, 4, 5  & 6 w/ descant, Deck the Hall, Hark the Herald Angels Sing All 3 verses & last w/ descant

 

Cantare Choir. you have TWO Mandatory rehearsals this week! -

Monday, Dec. 5, GHTC Mandatory rehearsal at the regular time, - 6:20-8:35

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:45-9:00 Mandatory Rehearsal at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., Henrico 23229 with the James River Singers.

"A Winter's Night": Practice ALL, and give special attention to p. 6 SA, p. 8-10 SATB, p. 12-14 SA sing soprano part words, ALL OF #3 NOEL NOUVELET, p. 16-22 and #4 STILL, STILL, STILL p.23-28

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. Secure tricky rhythms and notes.

Secure memory for Personent Hodie, Magnificat I, Kekeli, and We Wish You a Joyful Holiday.

Learn Sing-Along hymns and descants - see added verses above.

Try to memorize everything so you can be fluent in all languages and keep your heads out of the scores.

Auditions for solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat will be at the Dec. 12 rehearsal. Learn the parts now.

 

Cavalieri Choir - Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir - Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.

 

Treble Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Tuesday Dec. 6

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Anteater", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "Travellers' Tales", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday".

The following choristers who have been chosen to read for the Festival of Holidays should practice their readings in front of their parents in preparation for the concert. Thank you Maria, MacKenzie, Shanna, and Renna!

Week of November 21, 2016

Thank you to the Concert Choir for your beautiful singing at the GHTC Thanksgiving Service! Special thanks to the cantors, Sophie and Matilde!

Thank you to everyone for your good home practice in preparation for Cantare Choir's concerts on Dec. 9 and 10 and Concert & Treble Choirs' concert on Dec. 11. Keep it up!

 

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 28-29 rehearsals

 

Repertoire for Concertand Treble Choirs for Festival of Holidays

Sun. Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m., Festival of Holidays Concert, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave. RVA 23222 -

Treble & Concert Choirs: Hello Songs, I Hear America Singing,  Peta Kupa, No Laugh Race, Kekeli, Joyful Holiday

Treble Choir alone: The Anteater, Travellers' Tales

Concert Choir alone: All Praise to God, Gavotte, Hashivenu

Sing-alongs: Winter Wonderland, America the Beautiful, Jingle Bells, Deck the Hall, My Dreydl, S'Vivon, Joy to the World, Silent Night

 

Concert Choir - Rehearsal Monday Nov. 28

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Gavotte", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu.", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday"

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personet Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lina Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols - Note changes as of Nov. 15: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2, 4, 5  & 6 w/ descant, Deck the Hall, Hark the Herald Angels Sing All 3 verses & last w/ descant

 

Cantare Choir- Monday, Nov. 28 at GHTC 6:20-8:35

Continue to focus on "A Winter's Night" this week! Practice ALL, and give special attention to p. 6 SA, p. 8-10 SATB, p. 12-14 SA sing soprano part words, ALL OF #3 NOEL NOUVELET, p. 16-22 and #4 STILL, STILL, STILL p.23-28

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. Secure tricky rhythms and notes.

Secure words for Personent Hodie. Note that an "n" was left out of the correct spelling of the first word.

Fix problem spots and keep in your memory Magnificat I, Kekeli, and We Wish You a Joyful Holiday.

Learn Sing-Along hymns and descants

Joyful Holiday: Altos sing part marked Mezzo. Tenors sing part marked Alto. Basses sing Baritone.

Auditions for solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat will be at the Dec. 12 rehearsal. Learn the parts now.

 

Cavalieri Choir -

Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir -

Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.

 

Treble Choir

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these songs:

"Anteater", "Hello Songs", "Peta kupa", “I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "Travellers' Tales", "No Laugh Race", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday"

Week of November 14, 2016

We are looking forward to our November and December performances! We are counting on you to attend all mandatory rehearsals and concerts. Please stay on top of your calendar.

Thank you!

 

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 21-22 rehearsals and Concert Choir Thanksgiving Service Nov. 22

 

Repertoire for Concert Choir for Thanksgiving Service

Tues, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Service, 8 N. Laurel St. RVA 23220 -Concert Choir Repertoire: Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me (1:30 min.) I Hear America Singing (2:45 min.)Hashivenu (2:30 min.) All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (2 min.) Plus service music and hymns Matilde and Sophie cantors

 

Concert Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these four anthems:

“I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu." SING FOR YOUR PARENTS!

Enunciate words and listen for beautiful tone in Psalm solos Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4)

Review hymns, descants and service music for Nov. 22.

Learn notes and rhythms on "Gavotte."

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personet Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lina Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols - Note changes as of Nov. 15: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2, 4, 5  & 6 w/ descant, Deck the Hall, Hark the Herald Angels Sing All 3 verses & last w/ descant

 

Cantare Choir- Monday, Nov. 21 at GHTC 6:20-8:35 - James River Singers will join us.

Focus on "A Winter's Night" this week! Practice ALL, and give special attention to p. 6 SA, p. 8-10 SATB, p. 12-14 SA sing soprano part words, ALL OF #3 NOEL NOUVELET, p. 16-22 and #4 STILL, STILL, STILL p.23-28

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. Sing beautiful phrases. Give slight crescendos on long notes. Secure pitches on O Magnum from page 12 to the end.

Secure words for Personent Hodie. Note that an "n" was left out of the correct spelling of the first word.

Fix problem spots and keep in your memory Magnificat I, Kekeli, and We Wish You a Joyful Holiday.

Learn Sing-Along hymns and descants

Joyful Holiday: Altos sing part marked Mezzo. Tenors sing part marked Alto. Basses sing Baritone.

Auditions for solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat will be at the Dec. 12 rehearsal. Learn the parts now.

 

Cavalieri Choir -

Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir -

Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.

 

Treble Choir

Learn and memorize "I Hear America Singing." Give special attention to page 8 to the end.

Keep "Hello Songs" and "Travellers' Tales." in your memory.

Memorize words and melody in "Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me", "Peta kupa" and "Anteater."

Learn We Wish You a Joyful Holiday, America the Beautiful, and No Laugh Race.

Week of November 7, 2016

We are looking forward to our November and December performances! We are counting on you to attend all mandatory rehearsals and concerts. Please stay on top of your calendar, which you can see here: http://www.grcchoir.org/weekly-calendar

Thank you!

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 14-15 rehearsals

Repertoire for Concert Choir for Thanksgiving Service

Tues, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Service, 8 N. Laurel St. RVA 23220 -Concert Choir Repertoire: Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me (1:30 min.) I Hear America Singing (2:45 min.)Hashivenu (2:30 min.) All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (2 min.) Plus service music and hymns Matilde and Sophie cantors

Concert Choir

Secure counting and notes on pages 8-12 in “I Hear America Singing” and finish memorizing.

Secure memory for "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu."

Practice Psalm solos with good trumpet bell mouths Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4)

Review hymns, descants and service music for Nov. 22.

Review and secure notes and rhythms on "Gavotte."

 

Congratulations to the Cantare Choir for a great performance on Wednesday for the CultureWorks Board members at Westover Hills United Methodist Church! Thanks to everyone for adjusting your schedule in order to get there on time!

 

Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personet Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lina Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2 & last w/ descant,

O Come All Ye Faithful 1, angel descant & last verse, Deck the Hall

Hark the Herald Angels Sing 1st & last w/ descant

 

Cantare Choir. you have TWO rehearsals this week! - Monday, Nov. 14 at GHTC regular time, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:45-8:45 Mandatory Rehearsal at Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument, RVA 23230 with the James River Singers.

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium

Learn your part in "A Winter's Night"

Fix problem spots in music sung Nov. 9th and secure memory.

Joyful Holiday: Altos sing part marked Mezzo. Tenors sing part marked Alto. Basses sing Baritone.

Look at solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat and consider auditioning for one or two.

 

Cavalieri Choir -

Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir -

Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.

 

Treble Choir

Learn and memorize "I Hear America Singing." Give special attention to page 8 to the end.

Keep "Hello Songs" in your memory.

Learn and memorize all of "Travellers' Tales." Give special attention to verse 2!

Learn words and melody in "Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me", "Peta kupa" and "Anteater."

Week of October 31, 2016

Thanks to everyone who sent in goodies this week!

We are looking forward to our November and December performances! We are counting on you to attend all mandatory rehearsals and concerts. Please stay on top of your calendar.

Thank you!

 

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 7-8 rehearsals and Nov. 9 Cantare performance

 

Concert Choir

Secure counting and notes on pages 8-12 in “I Hear America Singing” and finish memorizing.

Secure memory for "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu."

Practice Psalm solos with good trumpet bell mouths Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4)

Review hymns, descants and service music for Nov. 22.

Review and secure notes and rhythms on "Gavotte."

 

Next Cantare performance Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. performance for CultureWorks Board meeting, Westover Hills United Methodist Church 1705 Westover Hills Blvd

Arrive at the church by 3:30 p.m. and go to the sanctuary. You should have received at Monday's rehearsal an early dismissal permission slip to give to your school for Wednesday, Nov. 9.

All music to be sung from memory (16 min. of music)  Cantare - Let's Say Hello 2min, Kekeli 1:30min, Magnificat 1st mvt. 2:30min, Personet Hodie 2min, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden 2:15min, Cavalieri - Lina Avatárá 4:30min, We Wish You a Joyful Holiday 1 min

 

Cantare Choir - Rehearsal Nov. 7

Know all music for Nov. 9 performance from memory. (See above.)

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium

Learn your part in "A Winter's Night"

Joyful Holiday: Altos sing part marked Mezzo. Tenors sing part marked Alto. Basses sing Baritone.

Look at solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat and consider auditioning for one or two.

 

Cavalieri Choir -

Memorize Lina Avatara

Pro Arte Choir -

Memorize Adam Lay Ybounden.

Thank you and congratulations to Meaghan Nuckols for learning the first verse of "Once in Royal David's City" treble solo to be sung at the December concerts!

 

Treble Choir

Learn "I Hear America Singing."

Keep "Hello Songs" in your memory.

Secure notes on all of "Travellers' Tales." Give special attention to verse 2!

Review words and melody in "Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me" and "Peta kupa"

Learn "Anteater."