August 15, 2000
AUGUST 19, 9 a.m. - noon!!
MAPS IN THE HALL!
MEXICO CITY SCHEDULE:
Saturday, Aug. 19 9:00 a.m. - noon (First United Methodist Church!) Tuesday, Aug. 22 last portion of rehearsal
Wed., Aug. 23 (7:45 a.m. & 7:35 p.m.), and Thurs., Aug. 24 (7:45 a.m.) Departure Sun., Aug. 27 (app. 7:30 p.m.), and Mon., Aug. 28 (app. 9:30 a.m.) Return
MEXICO CITY INFORMATION
Plane tickets will be handed out at rehearsal on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Tickets will not be handed out at the airport! It is VERY IMPORTANT that you attend rehearsal next Tuesday.
Just so you know, concerts are scheduled Friday evening at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Saturday evening at Sala Nezahualcoyotl, and Sunday noon at Sala Nezahualcoyotl. The rehearsal schedule is not finalized, but there is definitely one rehearsal on Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
If you are bringing a guest, they will need to pay in cash $346.50 for the plane fare, and $55 per night for the hotel. These payments will be made in Mexico City in American dollars or Mexican pesos. (No credit cards will be accepted - Eduardo is working on personal checks, but don’t count on that.)
Again, it is critical that Mexico City participants attend rehearsal next Tuesday, Aug. 22, in order to receive airline tickets!!
ENGLAND PICTURE PARTY
England participants are invited to share their pictures and videos at
the home of Charles and Cathy Hausmann this Friday, August 18, at 7:30
p.m. (Directions are on the table in the hall.) Bring your memorabilia
and a snack to share - drinks will be provided.
(Please return your tour music to Tony as soon as possible.)
STABAT MATER SCHEDULE:
Tues., Aug. 22 7:00 p.m. Tues., Aug. 29 7:00 p.m. Tues., Sept. 5 7:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9 9:00 a.m. - noon Tues., Sept. 12 7:00 p.m. Fri., Sept. 15 7:00 p.m. *Tues., Sept. 19 7:00 p.m. PIANO *Wed., Sept. 20 7:00 p.m. PIANO *Thurs., Sept. 21 7:15 p.m. ORCHESTRA *Fri., Sept. 22 7:15 p.m. ORCHESTRA *Sat., Sept. 23 10:15 a.m. ORCHESTRA Sat., Sept. 23 7:15 p.m. CONCERT Sun., Sept. 24 1:45 p.m. CONCERT Mon., Sept. 25 7:15 p.m. CONCERT
COMP & DISCOUNT TICKETS
Complimentary & discount ticket sign-up will begin next week, and continue through Sept. 12. Comp nights have yet to be assigned.
DUES & MUSIC DEPOSITS
Section Leaders will begin collecting dues ($10) and Music Deposits ($15
HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS
September 23, 24, 25, 2000
Claus Peter Flor, conductor
Dvorak Stabat Mater
December 7, 8, 9, 10, 2000
Michael Krajewski, conductor
“A Very Merry Pops”
December 15, 16, 17, 2000
Robert King, conductor
March 31, April 1, 2, 2001
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Scott Holshouser, piano
Beethoven Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra Beethoven Mass in C major
May 4, 6, 7, 2001
David Robertson, conductor
Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
NEW MEMBER AUDITIONS
New Member Auditions will take place this Saturday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Sept. 9. If you know someone who is interested in becoming a chorus member, have him or her contact Cheryl at 281-980-9842, or chorus @ flash.net .
DRESS RESEARCH COMMITTEE
No need to panic, ladies! We are not making any plans to change our dresses. However, the contract with our current dressmaker expires next fall, and we would like to research our options if we choose not to extend our contract. If you would be interested in serving on this committee, see Judy Hill tonight or next week.
Information on special symphony chorus subscription packages is available in the hall. These subscription represent a 40% discount (verses the 20% which you receive concert by concert) and will provide money to our new tour fund, which will help us get a head start on future tour fund-raising. See Cheryl if you have questions - and return your forms to Cheryl as well!
Charles has put together a Recommended Recordings List for the 2000-2001 season. If you are about to purchase a CD to prepare for an upcoming concert, consider his suggestions before you buy. The lists are on the table in the hall.
CHORUS PUB & PIC PARTY
Share your Mexico City pictures (and England, too) when the entire chorus gathers at the Black Lab, on Friday, Sept. 8. Flyers are in the hall!