Change in Performance Dates!! Please make note.

Over the next two weeks, both choirs will focus on preparation for Festival and All-Sing.  We will NOT be presenting the Tuesday, February 16th concert.  I firmly believe this decision will set both choirs up for a confident, well-prepared festival appearance.

Please encourage family and friends to attend the All-Sing at Watertown High School on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m.!!!

week of February 1st

Important Dates!  Mark your calendar and make arrangements to be present:  Tuesday, February 9thWe will have a table set up for Freshman Night.   Tuesday, February 16th – PERFORMANCE CANCELLED.  We will focus on Festival and All-Sing performances. Tuesday, February 23rd Choral Adjudication Festival at First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.  Board bus IN UNIFORM at 8:15 a.m.  Chamber members – wake up early and warm up your voice on your own!  We will have a fifteen minute warm-up at 8:55 and perform at 9:15.  Women’s Chorale will warm-up at 10:25 and perform at 10:45.  Bring money for a fast food lunch – we will stop for lunch before returning to WCHS.  We will be back around 1:00 p.m.  Tuesday, March 1st – Rehearsal for All-Sing at Watertown HS.  Thursday, March 3rd – All-Sing concert at Watertown HS – MANDATORY.  We will be performing our festival pieces and a mass choir piece. Concert begins at 7:00 p.m., plan to arrive early.  More details to follow.   Monday, April 4th – Chamber Choir will perform The National Anthem and a couple other selections for the School Board Meeting – mandatory attendance.

We have a busy calendar, please do your part to be fully prepared and available for these performances.

Chamber Choir:  This week, all music needs to be fully confident with music.  Scroll down to the January 19th post for memorization deadlines.  We are also going to focus on sight-singing and reading rhythms over the next few weeks.

Women’s Chorale:  Be sure to check preparation dates for this week along with memorization dates.  I am looking forward to singing through all our pieces.  We will also be working on sight-singing and reading rhythms.

Looking forward to a great week of music!

Week of January 25th

We will continue to prepare our concert and contest pieces.  Looking forward to productive classes creating performance quality music!  Be sure to practice and stay ahead of deadlines.

Chamber Choir:  Swing Down and Ave Maria need to be fully confident with music.  Sometimes I Feel preparation date is Friday.  Solo auditions will be moved to Wednesday.  You are all capable of a superior performance – do your part to make it happen!!

Women’s Choir:  If I Could Catch a Rainbow – fully confident with music.  Away from the Roll of the Sea preparation deadline is Friday.  We will spend a good amount of time working all pieces.  You can do this!

 

Week of January 19th

All-State Choir Members:  All practice files are posted.  Be sure to read through all information I have given you.  Let me know if you need any assistance in preparing for your auditions on January 30th.  The audition will use the “all voices” recordings which will be posted soon.

Choral Concert: Tuesday, February 16th.  Choral Adjudication Festival:  Tuesday, February 23rd.  More details to follow regarding the choral festival pending a finalized performance schedule.

Chamber Choir:  We are making great progress!  This choir is such a talented group of singers – fully capable of bringing all our pieces to superior performance level.   Preparation and memorization deadlines are below.  Be sure to practice as much as is necessary to meet these important preparation dates.  If the weather affects the number of classes between now and concert/contest, the deadlines will not change.  Use the resources available online.  If you prefer a cd with your part recordings, let me know on Tuesday and I will burn one for you.  Please let me know if you would like to schedule time for extra help learning your part.

Preparation dates (fully confident with music):  Swing Down – January 22;  Ave Maria – January 26;  Sometimes I Feel – January 29;  Where Your Bare Foot Walks – January 29;  Muie Rendera – February 2;

Memorization datesSwing Down and Ave Maria – February 2;  Sometimes I Feel and Where Your Bare Foot Walks – February 5;  Muie Rendera – February 8.

Women’s Chorale:  I am looking forward to showing you off at our February 16th concert and February 23rd Choral Festival!  Preparation and memorization deadlines are below.  Be sure to practice as much as is necessary to meet these important preparation dates.  If the weather affects the number of classes between now and concert/contest, the deadlines will not change.  Use the resources available online.  If you prefer a cd with your part recordings, let me know on Tuesday and I will burn one for you.  Please let me know if you would like to schedule time for extra help learning your part.

Preparation dates (fully confident with music):  If I Could Catch a Rainbow – January 25;  Away from the Roll of the Sea – January 29;  Esto les digo – February 1;  I’d Wed if I Were Not too Young – February 4;  Saints Bound for Heaven – February 8.

Memorization datesIf I Could Catch a Rainbow and Away from the Roll of the Sea – February 5;  Esto les digo – February 8;  I’d Wed if I Were Not too Young and Saints Bound for Heaven – February 10.

Let’s have a great week of singing!

Week of January 11th

Chamber Choir:  Looking forward to our second semester together!  I have high hopes for your potential to accomplish whatever goal you set for yourself.  I will not be at school on Monday afternoon, so please use class time wisely by reviewing music, writing pronunciations in music for Muie Rendera, listening to part and performance examples on choir website.  Tuesday through Friday, we will be working through (marking music, noting pronunciations, cut-offs, dynamics, map the music, etc.) Muie Rendera, Sometimes I Feel and Where Your Bare Foot Walks.  We will continue to sing through Ave Maria and  Swing Down.  All practice files have been posted.  Along with rehearsing music, we will practice sight-singing and reading rhythm patterns in order to prepare for the Choral Festival.

Women’s Chorale:  I enjoyed the opportunity to hear each of you sing last week.  This is going to be a wonderful semester for Women’s Chorale!  We will finish up voice placements on Monday and begin working through each piece.  I noticed some lovely moments last week while singing warm-ups and Allunday.  If you continue to work toward a beautiful choral sound and practice your part outside of class, we are going to have a tremendous first concert performance together in February.  Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog!

We need to do uniform measurements this week and nominate/vote for choir officers.  Also, please be sure to bring in your uniform fee – check payable to WCHS Choral Boosters.