Chorus Notes 03/27/01

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Chorus Notes
March 27, 2001

THE REST OF THE WEEK:

*PIANO REHEARSAL
at the University of Houston
Wed., March 28, 7:00 p.m.

*ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS
on stage at Jones Hall

        Thurs., March 29, 7:15 p.m. 
        Fri., March 30,      	 7:15 p.m.
        (no morning rehearsal Sat., March 31)

CONCERT CALLS
in the Rehearsal Room of Jones Hall

        Sat., March 31, 7:15 p.m. 
        Sun., April 1, 1:45 p.m.
        Mon., April 2, 7:15 p.m.

BEETHOVEN I.T.S. CUTS

Individual Testing Sessions for provisional members and those with attendance issues will take place tonight. Eduardo will be hearing the following:

ALL:
p. 13, m. 181-188
p. 28, Reh. E to bottom of p. 29
p. 37, Reh. J to end of the movement.
p. 42, beginning to top of p. 45.

Addendum for Tenors:
p. 18, m 297 to 304

Addendum for Basses:
p. 14, m. 194-201
p. 18, m. 302-315

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

Maestro Delfs has decided that he will not need the chorus for Orchestra Rehearsal on Saturday morning, March 31.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS-
BE ON TIME!

Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Saturday night as daylight saving time will begin, so you are on time for Sunday’s concert. Thank you!

CONCERT DRESS MEN:
Saturday & Monday - black tuxes, white shirts, black bow ties, black socks, black shoes
Sunday - dark suits (preferably black), white shirts, regulation ties, dark socks, black shoes

WOMEN:
Saturday & Monday - regulation dresses, collars & cuffs, jewelry, dark hose, black shoes
Sunday - regulation dresses, jewelry, dark hose, black shoes, NO collars or cuffs

ATTENTION CHORUS MEN!

Please note the attire for our Sunday afternoon concert. If you have not yet purchased a chorus tie, please do so tonight. Lee Williams will sell you a tie for $22.

JONES HALL DETAILS

When you arrive downtown, you will need to enter Jones Hall through the stage door on Texas Avenue, and sign in at the security guard’s desk. The door to your right will lead you backstage. The door (and elevator) to your left will lead you downstairs to the rehearsal room. The security guard can help you if you are not sure where to go.

Ladies’ and men’s dressing rooms are on the Chorus Level, which you can reach by elevator. You may leave personal items in these rooms during concerts, but use the lock-box backstage for valuables.

The Handbook/Calendar has an important section on Concert Behavior. You will want to review this before Saturday.

Please, do not wear scents of any kind, perfume or cologne. Watch out for fragrant hairsprays, too.

Please make sure pagers and watches are turned off before going on stage, for performances and rehearsals. (No phones on stage, please.)

Once on stage, should your row be short a chair or have an extra chair, please get someone’s attention so that the problem can be taken care of. We do not perform with empty chairs on stage, and no one should sit on the risers without a chair!

Ladies, any barrettes, combs, ponytail holders, etc., should be plain black or tortoise, and non-reflective, and should not be visible from the front.

Water containers with lids are allowed on stage during rehearsals only.

If an emergency should arise, and you are unable to attend a concert at the last moment, please call the chorus line, 281-980-9842 (up to 2 hours prior to concert), or the rehearsal room pay phone, 713-226-9295 (within an hour of the concert).

CARMINA BURANA RECORDINGS

Many of you have heard about recordings of the Carmina Burana concerts from last year being made available to Houston Symphony subscribers.
More details are coming soon, but know that if you participated in that concert, you will have access to this recording. Watch your Chorus Notes for further information!

RE-AUDITIONS ARE COMING!

If you will not be singing Alexander Nevsky, you may sign up for a re-audition time tonight. We are asking non-Prokofiev singers to use the May 11 & 12 re-audition dates. Provisional members will need to sign up for 2 consecutive time slots.

For those of you who will sing the May concerts, you will be able to sign up for the April 27 & 28 dates when we return to rehearsals on April 10. Provisional and on-call members, and those with attendance issues will need to sign up for 2 consecutive time slots.

PROKOFIEV SCHEDULE:

(No Prokofiev rehearsals March 27 & April 3)

Tuesdays, April 10 - May 1 7 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2		6:30 - 10:30 p.m. 
        PIANO and ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL

Thursday, May 3 7:15 p.m. ORCHESTRA

Friday, May 4 7:15 p.m. CONCERT Saturday, May 5 - no concert - CHORUS PARTY! Sunday, May 6 1:45 p.m. CONCERT Monday, May 7 7:15 p.m. CONCERT

MOVIE TIME!

Join us for popcorn & cokes, and learn more about Alexander Nevsky as we view the film prior to rehearsal on April 17. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. in room 160, to watch the 50 minute movie. (More details on April 10.)

CHORUS COUNCIL MEETING
APRIL 17,
FOLLOWING REHEARSAL

ENJOY YOUR REFRESHMENTS!

Enjoy your refreshments at the break! David Fox, Bill Goddard, and Mollie Hejl prepare them each Tuesday, and appreciate your generous contributions to the kitty.



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