Week of October 5, 2015



Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Mandatory Rehearsals October 12-13

Learn YOUR assigned part BEFORE you arrive at rehearsal.

Rehearsal time should be used to put the music together.


Concert Choir

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

Evening Prayer - Humperdinck- Use good breath support and open throat.

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

Congratulations Colin Barras on being our new head chorister!


Cavalieri Choir

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!


Cantare Choir

Prayer of Desmond Tutu - PA -SA; Cav-TB - TOP PRIORITY!  Know parts & memorize. Thank you to Nyla Harris for being our soprano soloist!

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. Learn your part in solfege for 6. Choral on pages 38-39.

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

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

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


Treble Choir

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 - Melody all verses - Memorize words. 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".

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


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 4:00 p.m. - 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 - Nyla soloist

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