Week of October 17, 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. Thank you!

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Oct. 23 Cantare service & Rehearsals Oct. 24-25

Concert Choir
Keep words memorized in both verses of "All Praise to God" and secure rhythm in last phrase.
Keep "Hashivenu." in your memory.
Secure counting and notes on pages 8-12 in “I Hear America Singing” and memorize.
Part 1: Alexandra, Bailey, Matthew, Sophie, Kamirra
Part 2: Courtney, Esmé, Laila, Matilde, Siara
Secure words and notes for "Kekeli."
Congratulations to Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4) for their preparation as the Cantors for Psalm 100.

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. 

Mr. Pete will be available from 5:30 to 6:05 on Monday at Grace & Holy Trinity in Room 6 to work on parts in Magnificat first movement, Personet Hodie, We Wish You.., and Gabrieli anthems

Cantare Choir - Mandatory Rehearsal Oct. 24
Know your part in the first chorus of "Magnificat", "We Wish You a Joyful Holiday," Personet Hodie, Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. 
Learn your part in "A Winter's Night"
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
Learn "I Hear America Singing" through page 6.
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."