Home practice for February rehearsals in preparation for February and March performances
Thank you to everyone for your good preparation for rehearsals on February 20 and 21! Let's keep it up!
Also thanks to Sharita for hosting an extra rehearsal on Saturday the 18th and to those Pro Arte members who attended: Nina, Meaghan, Samantha, Grace, Faith, and Lillian. It was clear at Monday's rehearsal that the extra rehearsal was very productive!
CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE Sun. Feb. 26 - 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Grace & Holy Trinity, Repertoire: Prelude: Kekeli Tso, O Wondrous Type
In place of the sermon: Pergolesi Magnificat with strings - ENTIRE
At the offertory: Precious Lord
Communion: (Vocalise - HAE piano and Beth Almore, cello)
Hymns & service music: #460 Alleluia Sing to Jesus, #S280 Gloria, #S129 Sanctus, #129 Christ Upon the Mt. Peak, #380 v. 3 Doxology, #618 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to February 26 church service
Pergolesi Magnificat - Learn all parts in solfege and with text. Overall the rehearsal was good on Monday Feb. 20 and it looked like you were making notes of which parts needed more security. Please work on those parts. The last movement needed the most work.
Kekeli Tso, Precious Lord, O Wondrous Type - Review and keep in your memory. We would still be happy to audition a soloist for the ad lib part on the last verse.
We will use service music for warm-up reading exercises in rehearsals in February.
Cantare Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance
Cantare: Learn Cherokee Morning Song 2 min., Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.
Review Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min., O wondrous type, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, Mi Chamocha, O How Amiable, Siyahamba, Abide with Me
Pro Arte: Bach Wie will ich mich freuen - Learn in solfege and in German. D is "DO."
Review Adam lay ybounden
Cavalieri: Review "Lina Avatara"
Looking ahead: Learn Lassus Beatus vir in solfege (E is "DO") and in Latin
CONCERT CHOIR AND CANTARE CHOIR PERFORMANCE
Sun. March 19, 4:00 p.m. Old St. John's Church Concert Series, 103 St. John's Church Lane, West Point, VA 23181 - Concert Choir 54 minutes of music - Repertoire to be taken from the following: (Revised Feb. 23)
Kekeli Tso Kekeli Me 1:30 min. T. W. Kwami (1916-1987)
Cherokee Morning Song 2 min.
Mattaponi Song of Gratitude 2 min.
All Choirs 6 min.
America the Beautiful 2 min. Samuel Augustus Ward
Audience Sing-along 2 min.
All Praise to God Who Reigns Above 2 min Melchior Vulpius, arr. Ludwig Lenel
Hashivenu 2:30 min Israeli Folksong, arr. Doreen Rao
Et exultavit 2:30 Vivaldi
The Singing of Birds (from The Song of Solomon) 2 min. Bob Chilcott
Gavotte, from Solfege Suite #2 3 min Ken Berg
Concert Choir 12 min.
Lína Avatárá 4min Indic Carol, arr. Gil Robbins (1931-2011)
Cavalieri Choir 4 min
Adam lay ybounden 2:30 Martha Jones Burford (b. 1964)
Wie will ich mich freuen 6min Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)
Pro Arte Choir 9 min
O wondrous type! 1:30 Aeterne Rex altissime, plainsong, Mode 1, 14th c.
Precious Lord, Take My Hand, 3:30 text Joyce Merman Thomas Dorsey (1899-1993) arr. Ringwald
Mi Chamocha 3:30 Allan Blank (1925-2013)
Et misericordia from Magnificat 2 min. Pergolesi
Samantha André, soprano & Meaghan Nuckols, alto
O How Amiable 3:30 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Cantare Choir 14 min
Abide with Me 2:30 Eventide, William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Descant, David Willcocks (1919-2015)
Audience sing-along 3 min.
Siyahamba 4 min.
All Choirs 4 min.
Concert Choir Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 19 performance
Vivaldi Et exultavit - learn in solfege ("DO" is B-flat) and with text
Chilcott Two Singing Songs - learn in solfege #1 Sing You Now ("DO" is A) and #2. The Singing of Birds ("DO" is D) Part 1 - Siara, Laila, Matilde, Courtney; Part 2 - Alexandra, Kamirra, Matthew, Sophie, Erica
Cherokee Morning Song - learn in solfege ("DO" is F)
Mattaponi Song of Gratitude - learn in solfege ("DO" is C)
Keep in your memory "All Praise to God," "Hashivenu," "Gavotte,"and Kekeli.
TREBLE CHOIR PERFORMANCE: Proposed Repertoire for Sun. 3/26, 11:00 a.m. Worship Service, Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.
Kekeli Tso, Kekeli Me
Anthem Greater Richmond Children's Treble Choir
Amazing Grace, arr. Núñez/Erb
Offertory Anthem Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir
I Hear America Singing - André Thomas
† Benediction Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir
Twenty-Third Psalm - An Interpretation, Frances Waterman
Plus hymns and service music
Treble Choir - Rehearsal preparation leading up to March 26 church service
Practice 23rd Psalm in solfege and with words. F is "DO".
"Amazing Grace" We have made cuts to this arrangement: Sing in unison pages 4 through top of 6. At the end of measure 35 cut to measure 52 at the bottom of page 7 "When we've been there...." Stop at the bottom of page 8. 23rd Psalm and "Amazing Grace" to be learned for March performance.
Review I Hear America Singing, Hello Songs, and Kekeli. Sing from memory.