(Folks: my apologies for the late posting of these notes: I've been having some e-mail problems!)
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Chorus E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nov. 18 AND 19 Mahler Orch Rehearsals 7:15
On stage Jones Hall
Nov. 20 Concert 8 pm, call 8:15 JH reh. room
Nov. 21 Concert 2:30 pm, call 2:45 JH reh. room
Nov. 22 Concert 8 pm, call 8:15 JH reh. room
Nov. 23 Christmas Pops 7-8:30; Messiah 8:45-10 pm
30: Christmas Pops AND Messiah 7-10 pm ** please note
December rehearsals as per Chorus Handbook
(but note that the “optional” Christmas Pops concert on Monday, Dec. 13 will NOT take place)
For Sale: Christmas CDs!!
EVERYONE in the chorus may buy up to 15 CDs at the Artists’ Rate of $10 each. Cash or checks payable to “Houston Symphony”.
Thursday, Nov. 18: Sales to Chorus (before rehearsal and during the break of the Mahler Orch. Rehearsal at Jones Hall: look for a sales table back stage, stage left --- the elevator side)
Tuesday Nov. 30: Sales to Chorus during break (Christmas Choruses rehearsal at UH)
Please, no perfumes or aftershaves or other heavy scents during our concert weeks: we are in close quarters on stage, and the scent you love may trigger allergies in someone else!
Reminder: The Chorus Council will meet in the Jones Hall conference room after the first half of the rehearsal on Friday night.
Special News about This Week’s Orchestra Rehearsals
Thursday orchestra rehearsal: We will be rehearsing in full concert dress (evening outfits): in other words, come in your tuxes and long black dresses, with jewelry, bow ties, etc. This is being done so that the Chorus can be part of a publicity photoshoot for the Symphony (orchestra musicians will be in full concert dress as well). In past years we have had to come early or stay late after a concert in order to do these publicity shots, so this is a comparatively easy way to do this. Thanks to everyone for doing this!!
Friday orchestra rehearsal: “Das klagende Lied” is on the first half of the rehearsal. The second half of the rehearsal will be of the pieces which are on the first half of this weekend’s program: Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, and a short Mahler piece (yes, short -- a mere 8 minutes!). Singers are welcome to sit in the audience for the second half of the Friday rehearsal. If you want to do this, please be seated by the start of the rehearsal and try to make as little noise as possible while in the auditorium.
Miscellaneous: If you still need to buy a black folder for the concert, see Tony Sessions. If you need a chorus tie or chorus jewelry, see Patsy Wilson. And if you have any questions about what to wear, where to park, or anything else, please ask your section leader: we were all new in the chorus once!!
Please pick up and complete a Mexico City availability form TONIGHT!! Charles must decide this week whether we will have enough singers to commit to this project.
Nov. 16, 2004
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