Week of November 14, 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.

Thank you!


Home practice and rehearsal preparation for Nov. 21-22 rehearsals and Concert Choir Thanksgiving Service Nov. 22


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 - Mandatory Rehearsal Monday

Have all notes, rhythms and words completely memorized in these four anthems:

“I Hear America Singing”, "Kekeli," "All Praise to God" and "Hashivenu." SING FOR YOUR PARENTS!

Enunciate words and listen for beautiful tone in Psalm solos Matilde (verses 1-2) and Sophie (verses 3-4)

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

Learn notes and rhythms on "Gavotte."


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 - Note changes as of Nov. 15: Once in Royal David's City, Meaghan solo 1, 2, 4, 5  & 6 w/ descant, Deck the Hall, Hark the Herald Angels Sing All 3 verses & last w/ descant


Cantare Choir- Monday, Nov. 21 at GHTC 6:20-8:35 - James River Singers will join us.

Focus on "A Winter's Night" this week! Practice ALL, and give special attention to p. 6 SA, p. 8-10 SATB, p. 12-14 SA sing soprano part words, ALL OF #3 NOEL NOUVELET, p. 16-22 and #4 STILL, STILL, STILL p.23-28

Know your part in Hodie Christus natus est, and O Magnum Mysterium. Sing beautiful phrases. Give slight crescendos on long notes. Secure pitches on O Magnum from page 12 to the end.

Secure words for Personent Hodie. Note that an "n" was left out of the correct spelling of the first word.

Fix problem spots and keep in your memory Magnificat I, Kekeli, and We Wish You a Joyful Holiday.

Learn Sing-Along hymns and descants

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

Auditions for solo parts in Pergolesi Magnificat will be at the Dec. 12 rehearsal. Learn the parts now.


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" and "Travellers' Tales." in your memory.

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

Learn We Wish You a Joyful Holiday, America the Beautiful, and No Laugh Race.