Week of March 14, 2016

for Cantare Kennedy Center performance March 19 and

Rehearsals March 21-22 at Grace & Holy Trinity


Next up for Cantare Choir:

March 19 Kennedy Center - 1 hour program exactly

Cantare - 9 min.

Me Nyame Ye - 2 min

Tutu 2:20

Non Nobis 1 min.

Bach 80 no. 1 & 8 3 min.

Pro Arte - 11 min.

Wade in the Water 1:40

Ich will den Herrn 2 min

Song of the Stars 4:15

Evening Prayer (from Hansel & Gretel) 3 min.

Cavalieri:-  9 min.

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern 3min

Lord Don't Move 3:48

sam was a man 2:15 (new)

Cantare - 8 min

Holy City 3:15

Exhilaration 2:30 (new)

Blue Skies 2:15 (new)


Cavalieri Choir - Be prepared for March 19 Performance

sam was a man - Enunciate. Good dynamic contrast & energy. Add Josh to bass top p.4.

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern - Watch director to start and maintain flowing tempo

Lord Don't Move the Mountain - Consistent tone quality over break is much improved!


Pro Arte Choir - Be prepared for March 19 Performance

Ich will den Herrn - German "u" sounds like "oo" in "book" - much improved!

Song of the Stars - Review dynamics. Watch for tempo changes and rit.

Wade in the Water - Add boys back into clapping section. All altos watch the director's measure-for-nothing at the beginning to make sure you are with the tempo!

Evening Prayer - All secure intonation on the second page! This instruction was copied directly from January and still needs improvement! Practice this and listen to yourself! Watch director for subito piano at the top of second page!


Cantare Choir - Be prepared for March 19 Performance

Blue Skies with correct scat syllables and "cool jazz" style lightly accenting every note throughout except the Carmen quote measures 44-46 which should be forte and legato. Measure 47 subito piano and back to light accents. Add catch-breath between m. 77-78. Swing eighth notes. Leave off the "g" on smilin' - nothin' - singin' - shinin' - noticin' - hurryin' - etc. Solidify harmonies pages 9-11.

Exhilaration is the Breeze - Enunciate words. This is a great poem. We want them to understand it! Watch for what is part 1 and part 2 and how long to hold notes.

Bach Cantata # 80 - 1 and 8 to sing a cappella. EVERYONE NEEDS TO MEMORIZE CORRECT NOTES, PRONUNCIATION, AND WORD-FOR-WORD TRANSLATION! Sing your part from memory for someone in your house every day this week until you can sing it with confidence and conviction! Mezzos (singing alto part) and Altos (singing tenor part) look for and attend sectional rehearsals being offered this week. Sopranos correct and learn what you didn't know at your private coaching session with Mrs. Hope this past week. Correct pronunciations: "Burg" - "u" sounds like "oo" in "book" but if you get closer thinking of it like the English word "board" with a "g" replacing the "d" I'll take it. "hält" sounds like "help" with a "t" replacing the "p". "böse" needs more "e" in the vowel.

Non nobis domine. Use the handwritten version in E Major.

Latin "o" sounds like "aw" - "Nawn nawbis daw-mee-neh" Also, same rules about Rs in Latin as German - sing "Glaw-dee-ah" for Gloria.

Living in a Holy City - More energy! Less volume! Needs to have the same lightly accented style as "Blue Skies" to keep the energy going.

Keep tempo on page 2 (don't slow down) and on page 5 (don't speed up)

Desmond Tutu - Bass note change m. 39 - Shaandro & Gavin sing 3rd space E.

Me Nyame Ye - Practice this walking and clapping. We will process onto the stage with this song and you need to enter with confidence and keep the energy going throughout. Practice in front of a mirror to make sure you are moving and singing in a joyful manner!


For March 21 rehearsal:

Pro Arte: add 'Tis the Gift to Be Simple, Didn't It Rain

Cavalieri: decide between Regina Coeli and Der Strauss. We will bring on Saturday some choices for a "fun" song for you to look at on the bus.

Cantare: add Plenty-A-Music


Next performance for Concert Choir

Sat. April 16, 2:00 p.m.  Lyrics, Laughter & Learning!  Richmond Public Library Gellman Room Concert, 101 E. Franklin St. 23219 - Concert Choir

Evening Prayer - Humperdinck -3 min11/24

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands 2:30 min

We're Walking in the Air 4 min.

Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 3 min

Cherokee Morning Song 2 min

Tallis' Canon - Psalm 67 Matthew Parker's Psalter 1561 - 2 min.11/24

A Frog Went A-Courtin' 3 min.

Friendship & Music round p. 20 - 2 min

Sumer Is A-Cumen In - 2 min.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm - 2 min.

Sing! - 3 min.


Concert Choir - Be prepared for March 21 Rehearsal

Know your part this week in: Old MacDonald & Sing!

Review We're Walking in the Air - Secure your part and be able to hold it.

Soprano: Colin, Sophie, Cameron, Faith, Noelle, Lillian, Kari

Altos (top notes when divided): Austyn, Lea, Nina, Kamirra

Altos (bottom notes when divided): Brock, Lauren, Wesley, Xander

May God Be Merciful to Us

Verses 2 & 3 these choristers sing Voice part 1: Faith, Kamirra, Nina, Noelle, Austyn

Verses 2 & 3 these choristers sing Voice part 2: Lauren, Wesley, Sophie, Lily, Léa, Kari

Verses 2 & 3 these choristers sing Voice part 3: Brock, Cameron, Colin, Xander

Review He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Evening Prayer, Mattaponi Song


Next performance for Treble Choir

Sun. April 17, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.   - Treble Choir

He's Got the Whole World in His Hand

Shalom Aléchem

Praise the Lord with Cheerful Noise Handel

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need 664


Treble Choir - Be prepared for March 22 rehearsal

Sing from memory:

Praise the Lord with Cheerful Voice

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need