Week of November 7, 2016

We are looking forward to our November and December performances! We are counting on you to attend all mandatory rehearsals and concerts. Please stay on top of your calendar, which you can see here: http://www.grcchoir.org/weekly-calendar

Thank you!

Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 14-15 rehearsals

Repertoire for Concert Choir for Thanksgiving Service

Tues, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Service, 8 N. Laurel St. RVA 23220 -Concert Choir Repertoire: Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me (1:30 min.) I Hear America Singing (2:45 min.)Hashivenu (2:30 min.) All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (2 min.) Plus service music and hymns Matilde and Sophie cantors

Concert Choir

Secure counting and notes on pages 8-12 in “I Hear America Singing” and finish memorizing.

Secure memory for "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu."

Practice Psalm solos with good trumpet bell mouths Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4)

Review hymns, descants and service music for Nov. 22.

Review and secure notes and rhythms on "Gavotte."


Congratulations to the Cantare Choir for a great performance on Wednesday for the CultureWorks Board members at Westover Hills United Methodist Church! Thanks to everyone for adjusting your schedule in order to get there on time!


Repertoire for Cantare Choir for December performances with James River Singers:

Fri. Dec. 9, 7:00 p.m., Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Ave. RVA 23230

Sat. Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd. Henrico, VA 23229

To be sung from memory: Magnificat 1st mvt., Personet Hodie, , We Wish You a Joyful Holiday,  Kekeli, Pro Arte - Adam Lay Ybounden, Cavalieri - Lina Avatárá

To be sung with scores: A Winter's Night, Gabrieli "Hodie Christus natus est" and "O Magnum Mysterium"

Sing-along Christmas carols: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2 & last w/ descant,

O Come All Ye Faithful 1, angel descant & last verse, Deck the Hall

Hark the Herald Angels Sing 1st & last w/ descant


Cantare Choir. you have TWO rehearsals this week! - Monday, Nov. 14 at GHTC regular time, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:45-8:45 Mandatory Rehearsal at Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument, RVA 23230 with the James River Singers.

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium

Learn your part in "A Winter's Night"

Fix problem spots in music sung Nov. 9th and secure memory.

Joyful Holiday: Altos sing part marked Mezzo. Tenors sing part marked Alto. Basses sing Baritone.

Look at solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat and consider auditioning for one or two.


Cavalieri Choir -

Keep in your memory Lina Avatara and listen carefully for intonation.

Pro Arte Choir -

Keep in your memory Adam Lay Ybounden and listen carefully for intonation.


Treble Choir

Learn and memorize "I Hear America Singing." Give special attention to page 8 to the end.

Keep "Hello Songs" in your memory.

Learn and memorize all of "Travellers' Tales." Give special attention to verse 2!

Learn words and melody in "Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me", "Peta kupa" and "Anteater."