GRCC HOME PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS - 2015-2016 SEASON
for Rehearsals March 14-15 at Grace & Holy Trinity
and Cantare Kennedy Center performance March 19
Congratulations to all GRCC Ensembles on a masterful performance at the Bach Marathon on March 6th! You received many accolades for your German pronunciation, beautiful tone, and musicianship. Special kudos to our soloists, Josh, Madeline, Clara and Jack, and to our organist Mrs. Crystal! We are proud of all of you for your extra effort to learn this great music.
Next up for Cantare Choir:
March 19 Kennedy Center - 1 hour program exactly
Me Nyame Ye - 2 min
Non Nobis 1 min.
Bach 80 no. 1 & 8? 3 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.
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern 3min
Lord Don't Move 3:48
sam was a man 2:15 (new)
Holy City 3:15
Exhilaration 2:30 (new)
Blue Skies 2:15 (new)
Cavalieri Choir - Be prepared for March 14 Mandatory Rehearsal
Memorize: sam was a man
Review Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Lord Don't Move the Mountain - keep volume and tone quality even over the break
Pro Arte Choir - Be prepared for March 14 Mandatory Rehearsal
Review: Ich will den Herrn - German "u" sounds like "oo" in "book"!
Review: Song of the Stars dynamics. Watch for tempo changes and rit.
Wade in the Water - This was the best ever Monday. Keep it up.
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!
Cantare Choir - Be prepared for March 14 Mandatory Rehearsal
Memorize Blue Skies with correct scat syllables and "cool jazz" style lightly accenting each note where indicated. Swing eighth notes. Leave off the "g" on smilin' - nothin' - singin' - shinin' - noticin' - hurryin' - etc. Solidify harmonies pages 9-11.
Memorize Exhilaration is the Breeze - Enunciate words. This is a great poem. We want them to understand it! Be sure to learn rhythms correctly. There are some tricky ones.
Memorize Bach Cantata # 80 - 1 and 8 to sing a cappella at the Kennedy Center. 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. Listen to the recordings for help in pronunciation only. Some of the notes and rhythms are different.
Review 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.
Review Living in a Holy City - Keep tempo on page 2 (don't slow down) and on page 5 (don't speed up)
Review Prayer of Desmond Tutu - Secure notes measures 10-19, and 35 to the end.
Me Nyame Ye - practice this walking and clapping.
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 14 Rehearsal
Learn 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
Praise the Lord with Cheerful Noise Handel
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Treble Choir - Be prepared for March 15 rehearsal
Learn notes, words and rhythms this week:
Praise the Lord with Cheerful Voice
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need