Friday, August 28, 2015

Winter 2015 Season

Welcome to a brand new season! It's going to be a good one.

Here is a partial list of our music this season:

A Cradle in Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
Christmas Sanctus
Christmas Time is Here
Come to the Light
Cradle Hymn
Echo Nowell
How Far Is It to Bethlehem?
Jingle Bell Rock
Only a Manger
Santa, Bring My Baby Back
Silent Night
Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing
Til the Season Comes Round Again
What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby?
Wolfgang’s Christmas Canon

This season we will be focusing on not only sounding more professional, but looking more professional as well. We will be purchasing lovely outfits so that we actually look like a choir. We are also looking for a venue other than a church for our performance. If you have something in mind, or a contact, please email Cory or Karen with the information.

Rehearsals start at 8:00 sharp every Thursday night. Be on time, and be sure to practice at home. We have a lot to work on!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spring 2015 Performance Files Finally Available!

Hi Gang,

I'm sorry I haven't done this sooner. I got the files all separated and ready a couple of weeks ago, but I just haven't taken the time to sit down and get them posted to the blog--until now!

So, if you'd like to download the files from our spring concert, they are on the Practice Audio Files page.

I've told Siri I would make her a couple of CD's. If anyone else would like me to make them one, please let me know.

~ Karen

Friday, May 8, 2015

Program Outline

- S'Wonderful
Adam & Michelle Treadwell
- Someone to Watch over me
- They Can't take that away from me
- I've Got a Crush on you
- Let's Call the whole thing off
- But not for me
- Nice Work if you can get it
- Strike up the Band
- A Foggy Day
Dave & Becky
- Summertime
- I got plenty O nuttin
- Embraceable You
- Love is Here to Stay
- Long Ago and Far Away
- Ally
- May the Road Rise to Meet You

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Notes from Sunday's Rehearsal

I really hope you all are making notes in your music. I don't know how else we can remember what Cory tells us to do at certain points in the music. I know I would be lost without all my notes!

Here are some things Cory mentioned that we need to remember. He said these in the last couple of rehearsals:

I've Got a Crush on You--make sure that the "sh" on "crush" is together. Watch Cory for the cut-offs. Watch your vowels on this piece. Relax, be happy!

I Got Plenty O Nothin--Enunciate! Nobody will understand the words if we don't sing them clearly.

May The Road Rise to Meet You--Please memorize this piece! This is THE piece this season that we MUST form an emotional connection to. (remember what Ralph suggested that one time, when Cory was out of the room...)

Don't talk through the piano introduction to ANY piece. How can you be prepared to come in if you're talking through the introduction?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Reminder for Sunday

Hey, Singers!

Don't forget we have rehearsal this Sunday at 8 pm, at my building.

Remember, too, that we have to have our parts down by that day or Cory will have us sing in 4-part groups. While this can be an interesting exercise, it also is really, really embarrassing if you don't have your part down! So, practice, practice, practice!! Know your part and then you're safe, no matter what happens.

See you Sunday!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Music Coming!

Cory told us at our last rehearsal that he is reviewing another piece...or two...or three of music to add to our list as an ending song. So, be watching for that.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Alphabetized List of Our Music

  • A Foggy Day
  • But Not For Me
  • Embraceable You
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I've Got a Crush on You
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • Long Ago and Far Away
  • Love is Here To Stay
  • May the Road Rise to Meet You
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Strike Up the Band!
  • Summertime
  • S'Wonderful
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me