Home practice and rehearsal preparation for October 5-6
Learn YOUR assigned part BEFORE you arrive at rehearsal.
Rehearsal time should be used to put the music together.
Know from memory: Me Nyame Ye - Soprano & Alto, We Love Music - Children part
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - All sing melody all verses - Breathe only after the word "hand". Secure pitches - 2nd line "He's" is sung on "mi" NOT "sol."
Evening Prayer - Humperdinck - Be prepared to sing one on a part - SA - Secure intonation from the bottom of first page to the end.
Learn from Home Alone - Somewhere in My Memory - all learn melody.
Learn from Home Alone - Merry Christmas - sopranos part 1, altos part 2.
Learn the first four pages of "Hallelujah Chorus" with solfege & words - SA
Lord Don't Move the Mountain - sing from memory
Where'er You Walk - know notes and words
Pro Arte Choir
Song of the Stars - Make knowing your part for this top priority this week!
Evening Prayer - Humperdinck - Be prepared to sing one on a part from memory.
Our only rehearsal with the RSO conductor before we get with the orchestra has now been set for Tuesday, October 20, 6:15-7:45 p.m. at Grace & Holy Trinity. We will audition soloists and rehearse together Evening Prayer and the rhythmically challenging Song of the Stars.
Wade in the Water - Altos practice clapping. Mezzos secure intonation on oohs. We will sing this a little slower than we did at camp, but it still needs lots of energy!
Prayer of Desmond Tutu - PA -SA; Cav-TB - TOP PRIORITY! Know parts & memorize. We need to have at least 2 or 3 people learn the soprano solo in this piece! The solo is open to any Pro Arte member.
Me Nyame Ye - Ghanaian praise song - from memory - SATB as written
We Love Music - Paul Kwami - from memory PA-Soprano/Mezzo/Alto; Cav-Baritone
Living in a Holy City - Hatfield - from memory - PA-SMA; Cav-TB
Bach Cantata #111 - Be able to sing 1st Coro in solfege and in German.
Soprano and alto soloists contact Ms. Hope to set up a session to study Recitatives.
Hallelujah Chorus - PA-SA; Cav-TB - D is "Do" Learn in solfege first 4 pages to Letter D
Me Nyame Ye - Ghanaian praise song - Soprano and Alto - Memorize your part.
We Love Music - Paul Kwami - Memorize part marked "Children"
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - All sing melody all verses - Memorize. Breathe only after the word "hand". Secure pitches - 2nd line "He's" is sung on "mi" NOT "sol".
Practice your part on "Spoken Fugue - Parade".
Repertoire for Performances in October, November, and for Let It Snow
Saturday, October 17, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue, RVA, All Day Festival of American Spirituals, workshop and concert (concert time TBA) - All Choirs
All: Me Nyame Ye; We Love Music
Cavalieri: Lord Don't Move the Mountain
Pro Arte: Wade in the Water
Cantare: Living in a Holy City; Prayer of Desmond Tutu- SOPRANO SOLOIST NEEDED!
Concert & Treble: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Fri, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. “Gifts from the Heart” Concert at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane, Bon Air, 23235 – Cantare Choir total 43 min
Cantare: Prayer of Desmond Tutu 2:20; Living in a Holy City 3:15
Bach Cantata No. 111 20 min, - SOPRANO AND ALTO SOLOISTS NEEDED!
Cavalieri: Lord Don't Move 3:48; Where'er You Walk 4min;
Pro Arte: Wade in the Water 1:40; Evening Prayer 3min; Song of the Stars 4:15
Tues, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Service, 8 N. Laurel St. RVA 23220 -Concert Choir
Prelude: Me Nyame Ye; Offertory: Mattaponi Song of Gratitude; Communion: Tallis' Canon, Evening Prayer
Sat Dec. 5, 8 p.m. & Sun Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Richmond Symphony "Let It Snow" Holiday Concerts, CenterStage 600 E. Grace Street – Concert and Cantare Choir
All: Seasonal Sounds; Spirit of the Season; Christmas Sing-Along; Hallelujah Chorus SATB
Home Alone: Somewhere in My Memory; Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
Cantare: We Wish You a Joyful Holiday
Concert & Pro Arte Choirs: Evening Prayer
Pro Arte: Song of the Stars