1. Last Tuesday we rehearsed Crystal Spheres, Fum3, Musicological Journey, Wild Bells, Gaudete, and Gloria. Notes should be secure. I have attached the links to the youtube videos again, and those links along with mp3 files are available in the Members Only section of our website (PW: CASD). Listening/ singing along to them will help put your part in context.
2.Our next rehearsal (November 19th) will be in 201 Sloan, 6:30 -8:30 pm as usual. There is a men’s basketball game that evening starting at 7 pm. The lots around the athletic building will be closed, and parking on the streets may be crowded.
3. I will be handing out black folders once more on 11/9. Make sure you get one if you will need one.
4. Our next rehearsal after Tuesday will be in Duke Family Performance Hall, Sunday, November 24, 6-9 pm. Here are some tips for rehearsing/performing in DFPH:
-park in the lots surrounding the athletic building.
-enter/exit by the stage door (the doors from the interior of the Union will be locked). This is the door closest to the street.
-bring all your music and your folder and come early to find your seat.
-no food is allowed on the stage level. If you need to eat, go down one level to the green room.
-ONLY WATER IS ALLOWED ON STAGE AND ONLY IN CONTAINERS WITH SECURED LIDS.
-do not touch the screen/back drop.
-do not cross behind the backdrop to the other side of the stage—go down to the green room and up the other side.
5. Dress rehearsal, Sunday December 1st, 6-10 pm, in DFPH. MANDATORY UNLESS EXCUSED BY THE DIRECTOR. Again-no scent, come early to find your seat. Performances Monday December 2nd and 3rd, call time 6:30 pm.
6. The annual Christmas Vespers service is on December 8th, 7:30 pm (prelude starts at 7 pm), DCPC.
7. Messiah Sing Along is Monday, December 9th at 7 pm in DCPC (call time 6:30 pm). If you have your own score or can borrow one from your church, do so, since there are a limited number of scores to borrow. No concert attire necessary. This year it is FREE for everyone, so invite your friends to join you singing or just come and listen.
8. Look in your email for information from Lexi regarding our Holiday Party, to be held right after the Messiah Sing Along at Amy Weir’s house.
9. Next semester we resume rehearsals on January 14th, preparing for our February 10th Organ at Davidson concert (both Brittens) and our May 3rd performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. We WILL rehearse on Tuesday, February 11th, but will NOT rehearse on Tuesday, March 3rd (college spring break).