Chorus Notes 8/14/01

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:44:39 -0500
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Subject: Chorus Notes 8/14/01
From chorus @ flash.net Wed Aug 15 11:17:00 2001
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:44:39 -0500
From: Cheryl Whinney
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Subject: Chorus Notes 8/14/01

Chorus Notes
August 14, 2001
Welcome Back!!

GALVESTON WORKSHOP,
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

Over 70 chorus members have registered to attend our August 25 workshop in Galveston, most of whom will be included in our grand prize drawing - the winner will not have to re-audition next spring!! If you have not yet signed up, the price is now $20, although you can take advantage of a great deal seen in the next column.

Jonathan Vaughan (what would we do without him?) has forms and loads of information for you, and he can answer most any question you have. Other members of the workshop committee are Anne Campbell, Kirsten Jordon, Judy Hill, Kristin Phillips, and Steve Abercia - thank you!!

Join us for a truly enriching experience!

BORODIN SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 21 		7:00 - 7:45 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 28 		7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4 	7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11 	7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

*Thursday, September 13 7:00 p.m. PIANO REHEARSAL at UH

*Friday, September 14 7:15 p.m. ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL on stage at Jones Hall

*Saturday, September 15 10:15 a.m. ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL on stage at Jones Hall

Saturday, September 15 6:45 Concert Call (Warm-up location TBA) OPENING NIGHT!!

DUES ARE DUE
$10 dues for all members,
$15 one time music deposit
for new members only.
See Steve Abercia, treasurer, or your section leader.
(Make checks payable to Houston Symphony Chorus.)

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Pay your dues and
workshop fee tonight,
and get your workshop fee
at the July price!!
(the July workshop price is $15)

BARBER/HOLST SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, August 21		7:45 - 10:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, August 28		7:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4	7:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11	8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18	7 - 9:15 Barber
                                9:15 - 10 Holst
Tuesday, September 25	7 - 9:15 Barber
                                9:15 - 10 Holst
Tuesday, October 2		7 - 9 Barber
                                9 - 10 Holst

*Wednesday, October 3 7:00 p.m. PIANO REHEARSAL at UH

*Thursday, October 4 7:15 p.m. ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL on stage at Jones Hall

*Saturday, October 6 10:15 a.m. ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL on stage at Jones Hall

CONCERT CALLS:
(Warm-up location TBA)

Saturday, October 6		7:15 p.m. 
Sunday, October 7		1:45 p.m.
Monday, October 8		7:15 p.m.

SECTION LEADERS &
OTHER IMPORTANT PEOPLE

Our wonderful section leaders are:

S1  Susan Ritter		S2  Jill Schaar 
A1  Mary Lopushansky	A2  Catherine Howard
T1  Ken Hansen		T2  Lee Williams
B1  Rodney Arndt		B2

Our marvelous council members are:
President: Judy Hill
Members: Randy Boatright, Anne Campbell, and Jonathan Vaughan

Our fabulous coffee and snack crew:
David Fox, Bill Goddard, and Mollie Hejl

Our tremendous treasurer: Steve Abercia

Our amazing librarian: Tony Sessions

Section Leaders & Council Members will have a meeting Tuesday, August 28 following rehearsal.

AN IMPORTANT WORD
ABOUT SCORES...

If you have a Borodin score from the past that you were planning to use, please check out or purchase a new one instead. We are using a different edition for this concert series. Borodin scores are $6, and Barber scores are $9 - checks should be made payable to the Houston Symphony Chorus.

As you know, the chorus library was almost completely destroyed in the floods from tropical storm Allison. Many have expressed an interest in buying a score for themselves and buying one to rebuild our library. This is a wonderful idea and greatly appreciated by all. Please indicate you are doing so on the memo line of your check, if this is a donation you would like to make.

DO YOU NEED A CHORUS DRESS?

Ladies who need to purchase a chorus dress need to be at rehearsal next week. Cheryl will make an important announcement about this prior to the break - please listen carefully.

Still holding on to that
score we used last season?
It is more important than ever
that you return it to Tony,
as soon as possible!
Thanks.

NEW MEMBER AUDITIONS

New Member Auditions will take place this Saturday, August 18, and there are just a few spots left! If you know someone who is interested in singing with us, have him or her contact Cheryl Whinney at 281-980-9842, or chorus @ flash.net .

HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS
2001-2002 SEASON ANNOUNCED:

September 15, 2001
Hans Graf, Conductor
Borodin, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov
Polovtsian Dances
OPENING NIGHT!

October 6, 7, 8, 2001
Robert Spano, Conductor

Barber		Prayers of Kierkegaard 
Holst		The Planets

December 13, 14, 15, 16, 2001
Michael Krajewski, Conductor
A Very Merry Pops

December 21, 22, 23, 2001
Grant Llewellyn, Conductor
Handel Messiah

March 16, 17, 18, 2002
Hans Graf, Conductor

Kodaly	Te Deum 
Brahms	Triumphlied

May 11, 12, 13, 2002
Hans Graf, Conductor
Beethoven Missa Solemnis



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