Rehearsal Schedule and Rehearsal Soloists

Rehearsal Schedule – Spring 2019

Mondays, 7:30 – 9:30pm at First Baptist Church, 461 King Street, Littleton, MA

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Dress Rehearsals – with Orchestra (required attendance):
Wednesday, April 10:  7:00 – 10:00 pm at Littleton High School
Thursday, April 11:      7:00 – 10:00 pm at Littleton High School

Performance Night:
Saturday, April 13:     6:00 pm call, 8:00 pm performance.
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Regular rehearsals for members are every Monday (unless otherwise specified) until performance.

APRIL 8:    Run through Bach & Faure’

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IMPORTANT END OF YEAR DATES to mark down:
  • Monday, April 15:   Board Meeting at First Baptist Church – 7:00pm
  • Monday, April 29:    Membership meeting at First Baptist Church:
    7:30 – We will do a runthrough of Schubert “Mass in G”, and some Gjeilo pieces.
    8:30 – Open Membership meeting (with snacks)
  • Monday, May 6:    Annual Membership Meeting:
    7:00 – Dinner (Pizza)
    7:30 – Elect 2019/2020 Board Officers; review year end reports
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    Saturday Rehearsals (optional):  10 – 11:30 am    

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    Learning aids:

    Best files for learning the Bach:

    Carus Music app https://www.carus-verlag.com/en/digital-media/carus-music-the-choir-app/  You can download the app on your phone (via App Store or Google Play), purchase the voice part you want for $3.99, and listen to it sung, with text, at tempo or slowly, even with a piano doubling your voice part if you want (“Coach”). A really excellent app.

    Another option is to get the MIDI files from “John’s Midi File Choral Website.”   The page for “Singet dem Herrn” is http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Bach/Singet-dem-Herrn/singet-dem-herrn.html.  You can download the files for an individual part or everything together.

    There is a MIDI player available  ere:  http://www.chrishills.org.uk/ChrisHills/midiplay/ whose interface is a little klunky, but has the advantage that you can display the score and has a marker that shows exactly where you are in the measure.   You can also speed up or slow down the playback so it’s good for difficult coloratura sections.

    Doesn’t work in your car, but these files can be VERY useful.

    Translation sites:
    Bach
    Faure’

    Practicing techniques:
    Practice Techniques

    General Musical Terminology:
    Music terminology

    Rehearsal soloists:

        • Sopranos: 
        • Altos:  
        • Tenors:  
        • Bass:   

    Section Leaders:

        • Soprano 2:   Susan Shaine – susanbws@comcast.net
        • Soprano 1:   Susan Hill – susan.hill1622@gmail.com
        • Alto:    Joey Vigeant – faewaterfalls@gmail.com
        • Tenor:  Ernie Preisig – epreisig@gmail.com
        • Bass:   Doug Dalrymple – douglas.dalrymple@gmail.com

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    Concert Attire

        • Concert dress – Women:  Long black pants or skirts, black socks or hose, black shoes, black long-sleeved top.
        • Concert dress – Men:  Black tuxedo or suit, black tie, white shirt, black socks and shoes.
        • All music must be covered in a Black folder

    No perfume, aftershave, strong smelling deodorant, hair spray, etc.

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