Week of October 19, 2015

What a fantastic week we have had! Congratulations to all GRCC choristers on your soulful singing with Dr. Paul Kwami at First African Baptist Church last Saturday, October 17! It was a memorable event for all involved. Not only did you sing well, but you made it an enjoyable day from start to finish with your good spirits and flexibility. Thank you!

Many thanks to Mr. Hyde and the Cantare Choir for the great photo session on Monday! You will be seeing the good results of that very soon.

Kudos to Concert & Pro Arte Choirs for your excellent preparation and focused rehearsal Tuesday night with Richmond Symphony Conductor Keitaro Harada on Evening Prayer and Song of the Stars. Congratulations to Kennedy Johnson, Nyla Harris, Jack Rigdon, Madeline Rigdon, Dorcas Afolayan and Nina Bartlett who were chosen by the conductor to be the solo semi-chorus the first time through Evening Prayer at both of the "Let It Snow" performances. Thank you to all of you who auditioned for the part.

 

Additional solo opportunity in either Pro Arte or Concert Choir: There is a small reading/acting part for another piece on the "Let It Snow" concerts that will need to be filled by an elementary-aged girl. If you are interested in finding out more and trying out for this, contact Mrs. Hope by phone or email as soon as you read this to set up a time to audition. The reader has to be chosen by Tues. October 27!

 

Home practice preparation for Oct. 26-27 Rehearsals

Please learn YOUR assigned part BEFORE you arrive at rehearsal.

Rehearsal time should be used to put the music together.

 

Concert Choir

Next performance is Thanksgiving Service at GHTC Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 7pm.

May God Be Merciful to Us, Tallis' Canon - Learn first verse in solfege and with text.

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - Learn solo chant only. Know in solfege and with text.

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Review in the slower version we learned.

Evening Prayer - Humperdinck- Use good breath support and open throat. Listen for good intonation. Incorporate dynamics and ritard Mr. Kei gave you on Oct. 20th.

Colin and Austyn be prepared to sing solo duet for Nov. 24th.

Psalm 126. If you would like to be solo cantor, learn all 3 verses this week.

Learn from Home Alone - Somewhere in My Memory - all learn melody.

Learn from Home Alone - Merry Christmas - sopranos part 1, altos part 2. 

Learn "Hallelujah Chorus" with solfege & words - SA

 

Cavalieri Choir

Lord Don't Move the Mountain - Good job on Saturday! We got many positive comments!

Where'er You Walk - know notes and words

Mendelssohn duets

 

Pro Arte Choir  

Evening Prayer - Humperdinck- Use good breath support and open throat. Listen for good intonation. Incorporate dynamics and ritard Mr. Kei gave you on Oct. 20th.

Song of the Stars - Learn dynamics and tempo changes. Clean up any note issues.

Wade in the Water - Practice with the metronome to steady the rhythm. It had good energy on Saturday, but the tempo is still rushing in all parts.

 

Cantare Choir

Bach Cantata #111 - Know 1.Coro, 4.Duet, 6. Coral in solfege and German!

Prayer of Desmond Tutu, Living in a Holy City - Good job on Saturday! Memorize. We need a speaker from Pro Arte for "Tutu."

Hallelujah Chorus - PA-SA; Cav-TB - D is "Do" Learn in solfege first 4 pages to Letter D

Learn from Home Alone - Somewhere in My Memory - all learn melody.

Learn Home Alone - Merry Christmas - sopranos & tenors part 1, altos & basses part 2. 

 

Cantata #111 YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bFGwBKnOE

Soprano and alto soloists contact Ms. Hope to set up a session to study Recitatives!!

 

Treble Choir

Ven Dura - learn in solfege

Shalom Al├ęchem - learn first line in Hebrew

We Wish You a Joyful Holiday - learn words and tune

Practice your part on "Spoken Fugue - Parade".

Learn words and notes to "Let Us All Sing!"