Chorus Notes March 16

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:32:29 -0600
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Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 12:32:29 -0600
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This Week’s Schedule


Orff Orch. Rehearsals March 17, 18 Jones Hall –stage : 7:15 p.m.


**Orff Performances Friday & Sat March 19, 20 call 8 p.m.  Jones Hall –Rehearsal Room

**Orff Performance Sunday, March 21 call 2:30 pm Jones Hall – Rehearsal Room


** Please note that these later call times for the concerts mean that the Jones Hall parking garage is likely to be more congested than it is when we have a 7:15 call : adjust your travel plans accordingly!



Looking Ahead…



‘Tuesday March 23, Bernstein 7-10 pm (UH)

Piano Rehearsal March 24 7 pm  on stage JH

Piano Rehearsal March 25 7:15 pm on stage JH

Orch. Rehearsals Mar. 26 7: 15 pm & Mar 27 10:15 am (Jones Hall stage)

Performances March 27, 28, 29 (Jones Hall)


NO REHEARSAL on Tuesday,  March 30!!


Debussy rehearsals begin Sat, April 3rd 

         (small women’s chorus)

Mozart Requiem rehearsals begin Tues., April 6th

(reduced chorus)

Watch your e-mail for a list of singers for both these concerts!


Years of Service Awards May 2 (plan to attend even if you aren’t singing Mozart!)


Re-auditions Fri & Sat May 7 & 8



Comp tickets for Carmina will be distributed tomorrow night.

Men’s ties for Sunday matinees can be purchased tonight from Wardrobe Manager Patsy Wilson.  Ties cost $20 (cash, or checks made out to Houston Symphony Chorus).

Women’s dresses have arrived: see Patsy!!


HSC Spring Endowment Campaign Continues!! We had a strong start last week – let’s keep up the momentum as we head into our choral marathon weeks!  Dave Nussman, our Chorus historian, and the volunteer who has spearheaded these drives every year, informs us that last year we had a record number of contributors, but he says that this was a number that we could beat this year with our record large choruses for these two March concerts.  No contribution is too small to help us get to this goal of expanding participation!!  (Contributions may be given to the chorus manager or mailed in directly to the Symphony: envelopes are available on the Chorus table).   Thanks to Dave, and to all of you, for supporting this vision for the future of the Chorus.


Don’t forget if you have an ITS for Kaddish next week!!  All ITSs will be held in Jan Taylor’s office (right across from the “stage left” exit to our rehearsal room).


Re-audition news Last year we switched to a two year audition schedule for most Chorus members.  If you didn’t audition last year, your number will be up this year!! All provisional members, Grand Chorus members, and one-year audition rota members will need to re-audition as well.  Also, just as we did last year, EVERYONE will be required to fill out an on-line commitment form to retain active status in the chorus.  Those who do not fill out the form by April 23rd will be required to re-audition this year.  Next week’s Chorus Notes, and an upcoming Chronicles, will have more details, so be sure to check these in rehearsal, or on line.  (If you don’t have e-mail, get an e-buddy who will pass the word along to you!)  If you aren’t sure whether it’s your year to re-audition, you can check the lists posted in the hall tonight.  Those not singing the Mozart Requiem will be able to re-audition on a song of their choice (just bring music for the accompanist!)



March 16, 2004                                     





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