Fall Concert Recordings

I just finished posting the concert recordings.  They are posted on your choir’s page.  There is an atmospheric “rumble” present in the recording which is probably fans or air conditioning.  Other than that, the quality turned out decent.

I feel compelled to say this first – there is always room for improvement in every area, dedication to practice/preparation, tone quality, balance, blend, diction, vowels, expression, dynamics, breath support, phrasing, etc.  Now that the disclaimer has been stated, I’ll share with you that I believe I will look back on this semester, this chamber and concert choir, as a major highlight in my career at Wilson Central.  Your focus on singing AS A CHOIR instead of as individuals comes through beautifully in every performance.  Congratulations!!!!

Now, let’s get back to work!

Week of September 19th

Concert on Tuesday!  Be in the choir room, in uniform, ready to sing at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Plan ahead – make sure you have transportation and be on time.  Invite friends, family, teachers and community members.

New Chamber uniforms and Concert Choir polos must be taken home on Monday. Please plan to pick them up at the end of the day.

Chamber Choir and Concert Choir:  We will run through the concert program twice on Monday and Tuesday in the auditorium.  Continue to review your music to assure you are confident.  Remember, practice builds knowledge, knowledge creates relaxation.  You are going to have an outstanding concert if everyone performs EXACTLY as we have rehearsed.  Round your vowels.  Clear diction.  Observe phrasing and dynamics.  Express the text.

Looking forward to the concert!

CHAMBER CHOIR:  I need you at Mt Juliet Chick-Fil-A on Thursday Night for Spirit Night from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  If you need to arrive late – be sure to be present at 6:30 p.m. to perform a couple songs.  PLEASE be there!  I prefer you wear a WCHS polo or trip shirt, but if you don’t have time to put one on, come anyway.

Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale members are encouraged to bring their friends and families as well!  Wear your WCHS polo or trip shirt.

On Wednesday – Friday, we will read through new music.  Hopefully, we will make some posters on Wednesday or Thursday for Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on Thursday.  Be sure to share the choir website with friends and family – the Chick-Fil-A Flyer will be posted so they can show it at the time they order.  It would be best if they have a flyer in hand, but make sure they show it on their phone or ask for a flyer.

 

Homecoming Friday

Chamber Choir will be singing the Alma Mater at 11:20, top of the grand hallway stairs.  We’ll sing through it a few times in class (we meet from 10:35-11:29).  Just sing the part you know.  If you don’t know it, you’ll learn it during class but be sure to stand next to someone who knows it.  I have music for everyone.

Thank you for representing WCHS Choirs with pride on Homecoming Friday!

Grateful!

So grateful for the talented students I am privileged to work with every day.  Concert Choir rocked their music today – so impressed with how they have created such a close knit group in just six weeks.  Chamber Choir has been diligently working together to create a unified choral sound.  They have endured some long, tedious rehearsals, but yesterday and today, I heard moments of exceptional choral music.  The Aca-Flockas have developed a beautiful, balanced sound in a short amount of time.

Thank you to the parents as well, for your volunteerism and support.  Looking forward to shining a spotlight on WCHS Choirs next Tuesday!