Week of October 10, 2016

Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Season of the Greater Richmond Children's Choir! A big part of the GRCC commitment is a minimum of 20 minutes daily home practice so that we can spend rehearsal time putting the parts together. Use your "Home Practice Instructions for Singers" given out with your music folder to help you organize your home practice time. Thanks!

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Oct. 17-18
Concert Choir
Memorize words in both verses of "All Praise to God."
Keep "Hashivenu." in your memory.
Secure your part on “I Hear America Singing” and begin memorizing it.
Part 1: Alexandra, Bailey, Matthew, Sophie, Kamirra
Part 2: Courtney, Esmé, Laila, Matilde, Siara
Secure words and notes for "Kekeli."
Those who would like to try out for the solo parts in Psalm 100 should be prepared this week.

Cantare Performance: Sun. Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Ln. Bon Air, VA 23235 - Arrive 9:00 a.m.
Anthems to be sung from memory: Kekeli Me, Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable
Hymns and Service music distributed 9-26 except "We Walk with God" distributed 10-3:
Hymns: 688 A mighty fortress, 637 (with descant) How firm a foundation, 546 Awake, my soul
Service Music: Sanctus & Benedictus, Memorial acclamation, fraction anthem from A Community Mass, We Walk with God, For the fruit of all creation - CHANGE: Psalm 65 - choir singing 4-part harmony on antiphon only. Cantors Grace, Katherine, and Owen will sing the following verses: All 3 in Verses 1-2 and 13-14, Grace alone for verses 4-5, Katherine alone for verses 6-8, and Owen alone for verses 9-12. Thank you to these three choristers for preparing for the audition last week!

Mr. Pete will be available from 5:30 to 6:05 on Monday at Grace & Holy Trinity in Room 6 to go over the October 23 music for Cantare members who can come early and need the extra help.

Cantare Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Oct. 17
Kekeli Me, Kyrie, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable should all be memorized now!
Learn your part (SATB) in Psalm 65 - antiphon. Verses will be sung by soloists now. See above.
Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium. Personet Hodie.
Learn your part in "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday," the first chorus of "Magnificat", and "A Winter's Night"
Sing-along Hymns for December concerts will be handed out this week. 
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.
The first verse of "Once in Royal David's City" will be sung by a GRCC treble soloist in our December concerts with the James River Singers. Auditions for the solo part will be held on Oct. 31st.

Treble Choir
Keep "Hello Songs" in your memory.
Secure notes on all of "Travellers' Tales"
Review words and melody in "Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me" and "Peta kupa"
Review "I Hear America Singing" through page 6.