December 12th, 2021 at 4 PM
Choir call will be 3 PM
Ladies wear all black with red accents.
Men wear black (or very dark) suit, white shirt, red tie.
Do not use perfume or any scented products.
Some of your teammates have asthma.
Monday, November 22nd
Monday, November 29th
Monday, December 6th
- Now we work with the paid musicians. We are expected to know our part really well. Learn the music before these rehearsals.
- Terry might not lead warm-ups for the singers. No time for that. Please take care of your voice. Do some gentle warm-ups.
- Susan will need our help to move chairs, music stands, etc. Please join the effort. She has a big job and needs volunteers.
These long rehearsals do not require the choir to be present all the time. You will be told exactly what time to report in. When it is announced, the times below will be changed.
Wednesday, December 8th, 7 – 9:15 PM, with orchestra
Thursday, December 9th, regular choir rehearsal, 7-9 PM
Friday, December 10th, 7:30 – 10 PM, with orchestra
Saturday, December 11th, 9:30 – 12:30
Please have the music listed below well organized. You want to reduce rehearsal and performance confusion by being able to find any score quickly. On the day of the concert, as you step down from the stage, you will return your 3-ring binder and all content to the music librarians. (Choir, you WILL get your binder back at our next rehearsal, and it will have things needed for the Christmas Masses. Visitors, you will be using one of our binders. It won’t be returned to you.)
The order of performance:
Benjamin Harlan’s Processional for Christmas
(You can learn it without a score.)
(Orchestra plays Nutcracker selections)
(Treble choir sings “Night of Silence”)
Silent Night arr. by Dan Forrest (has voice part recordings)
Christmas Day by Gustav Holst (Has a score)
(You can learn it without a score. That’s the gospel tradition.)
(Treble choir sings “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”)
The Dream Isaiah Saw
(You can learn it without a score. Honestly.)
(Orchestra plays Sleigh Ride)
Jerry Herman’s We Need a Little Christmas
(Has a score)
(Soloists sing “Sisters” and “Count Your Blessings.”)
White Christmas (Choir joins in on the second chorus. Unison singing.)
Mary Had a Baby by Roland Carter
(Another gospel selection. They don’t use scores.)
Twas the Night Before Christmas
(You know the lyrics, right? Try it while looking up.)
(Soloist sings “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”)
Antony Baldwin’s Joy to the World
Conductor? What conductor?
This is how it looks to the audience when we don’t look up. Try to learn enough so you can watch the conductor.