July 29, 2003
Chorus Line: 713-444-9221
Opera Choruses 7-10 pm Tuesdays through July
AND FULL REHEARSAL ON AUGUST 5th (note change)
**Saturday, August 9 10 a.m-1 p.m.
Opera Choruses Rehearsal (UH Room 160)
August 12, 19
Opera Choruses 8:45-10:00
August 26 Opera Choruses Only 7-10 p.m.
August 28-31 Mexico City
Mexico City Flight News: We will be flying as a single group on a charter plane, departing Houston, Thursday, August 28 9 a.m., departing Mexico City on Sunday, August 31 at 8 p.m.
Roommate Sign Up Resumes: The sheets from a few weeks ago are reposted in case you need to make any changes. If you want to pay for a single room you may do so. This will cost an additional US$55 per night, which must be paid IN CASH (no credit cards!) to the Mexico City organizers (not to the hotel). If you will be rooming with a guest, please indicate that person's name.
Mexico City Concert Attire
We will be wearing our "Saturday" outfits for both Mexico City concerts: Chorus Dresses with collars, cuffs and jewelry for women, tuxes and black ties for men. Women: if you do not own a chorus dress and have not already made arrangements to borrow one, please contact our Wardrobe Mistress, Patsy Wilson, IMMEDIATELY!! Also, if any women with dresses have lost their collars and cuffs, please contact Patsy about what you need to do to purchase replacements: for this concert we won't have many extras to loan out at the last minute.
Patsy's e-mail address is: patsyw @ microwavenetworks.com
More Dress News: we will be ordering Chorus Dresses at the end of
August. As noted on the audition form, all members (except those in the
Grand Chorus) are expected to buy a Houston Chorus dress at the first
opportunity. Patsy Wilson and her crew will be doing dress fittings at
6:15 on August 12th. If you need a dress, please plan on coming early
that evening, and please bring your checkbooks: dresses cost $200. The seamstress requires a $100 deposit when dresses are ordered, and the rest when they are delivered. Jewelry, purchased separately, is an additional $25. (Our apologies that this is so expensive!).
Order Chorus Polo Shirts and Music Bags Tonight!!
These shirts are never mandatory apparel for any event, but many people find them FUN to wear to special rehearsals and when on tour. Shirts ordered now will be available before we leave for Mexico City. If there is sufficient demand, we will also do another order in the fall.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday August 17. We currently have openings in the tenor and bass sections. Please be sure to spread the word to your singing friends: Chorus Members are our best recruiters!! Make-up reauditions also will be held on these days, so if you needed to reaudition and missed this in the May & June, please contact Susan to schedule your reaudition
Congratulations to Soprano Paige Sommer, whose new baby girl was born on July 13.
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