Sorry for the lateness of my post this week, I was away at a conference this weekend and got back too late to post on time! That being said we have a lot coming up and attendance and practice is essential to our success int he next few weeks. I realize that it has been a busy last few weeks, but everyone needs to buckle down and ensure that you are on time and prepared for rehearsals in ALL ensembles. I know that we have spectacular musicians, but practice is ALWAYS key to being prepared and we only have so much time in class. If you have missed rehearsal due to other ensemble commitments you are expected to make up that time and speak to me about what you missed in class. Extra help is ALWAYS available, if you make an appointment with me I’m happy to help you out!
During the Choir/Strings Concert week we are going to have a different rehearsal schedule (see below), please know that this will help prepare you better and get to know our new space so it is essential to attend, please make adjustment stop your schedule now. After our concert there will be no morning or after school rehearsals, so this time will be made up to you in order to prepare for exams
Choir/String Concert Week Schedule:
Choir (no strings) Mass Rehearsal, Monday June 10 from 3:20-4:30 and we will be running and rehearsing the mass pieces as a mass choir along with our accompanist and all percussionists for Let the River Run.
Choir and Strings Dress Rehearsal, Tuesday June 11 from 3:25-6:30. All students are expected to attend this mandatory dress rehearsal (no uniform required). We will be running the full concert set and rehearsing transitions and I will provide pizza and beverages for all students. Please adjust your schedules now and make every effort to ensure you are there. There will not be a morning rehearsal on this day
Choir and Strings Concert, Wednesday June 12, call time at 6pm, start time 7pm for all choir and Strings students. Admission is by donation at St.Dunstan’s church 1806 San Juan Ave, Victoria, BC. Uniform of all black and either a blue scarf or tie. Please pull out uniform pieces now and wash and iron anything that needs it, we need to look sharp. Grads will be honoured and choral and strings awards will be announced at this concert as well. It has been a GREAT year for our program and the singing and playing have been exceptional, let’s end this year right! I am so very proud of our graduating musicians, you will be missed.
Concert Selections will be as follows (look through and make sure you know your part):
- Come Back to me In Dreams
- I Dreamed of Rain
- Tuba Mirum
Junior Choir– Pie Jesu
Senior Choir– Four Strong Winds
- All Star
- Goodnight Moon
- Wanderers Nachtlied 1
- Lully, Lulla, Lullay
- Psalm 150
- You Will Be Found
- Let the River Run
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Overture to Barber of Seville
- 221B Baker Street
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Bohemian Rhapsody (with Choir)
Here are your updates for this week, May 28-31
7:15-8:20 Concert Choir, be prepared and ready to sing, ALL NOTES ARE TO BE PREPARED FOR REHEARSAL. Practice tracks are on this website to help you!
3:20-4:45 Chamber Choir come on time, prepared and ready to work:) Great work last week, you were sounding great!
7:15-8:20 Strings, come prepared and ready to play. We will be going over our music for our Concert on June 12.
11:17-12:12 Vocal Jazz, please come on time and ready to work on our new music.
Coffee Night 6-9pm in the Theatre, come out and support your fellow musicians with a fun night of music and snacks!
3:20-4:45 Concert Choir, please ensure you put practice time in so we can run our music
7:15-8:20 Chamber Choir, please be on time and ready to run our set
11:17-12:12 Strings, let’s run our music for the concert, please ensure you are in attendance!
Extra help available if needed. Please make an appointment with me!