August 21, 2001
THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 25,
ITíS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!
You can still sign up to participate in this Saturdayís workshop at the Galvez in Galveston! The cost is $20, and forms are on the table. Hereís the schedule:
10:00 a.m. Session I Diction Concerns in Choral Singing Blend & Balance: Are You a 1, 2, or 3?
12:00 noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Session II Action Verbs for the Choral Rehearsal In the Beginning was Rhythm... Competing or Combining with the Orchestra
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Session III Singing for Another Conductor, or Youíre on Your Own: Are You Ready? The Finished Choral/Orchestral Product
4:00 p.m. End of Workshop
Important Note: If you will be staying overnight at the Galvez, you need to call them ASAP to guarantee your reservation. The number is 409-765-7721.
CARMINA BURANA RECORDINGS
Chorus members who participated in this concert back in 2000 will be receiving a copy soon. The CDís were lost in the flood and had to be reprinted - thanks for your patience!
OPENING NIGHT COMPS!
What a wonderful treat! Each chorus member will be eligible to receive
one complimentary ticket for Opening Night! The catch is that you have
to sign the list by tonight. If you already signed the list last week,
please do not sign it again. You will also be able to purchase one
additional ticket at a 20% discount, and you can purchase tickets after
that at full price. Forms are on the table - see Cheryl if you have
LADIES: DO YOU NEED A DRESS?
Ladies who do not yet own a chorus dress will need to try one on tonight, before rehearsal or at the break, in room 108. We will need a payment of $100 to place a new dress order, with the other $100 being due upon arrival. Thanks to Susan Scarrow, Catherine Howard, and Judy Hill for their help!
DUES ARE DUE!
Thanks to the many of you who have already paid your yearly chorus dues. If you are paying tonight, please give your cash or check (made out to HSC) to your section leader, as Treasurer Steve cannot be at tonightís rehearsal.
Chorus dues need to be turned in by Opening Night, September 15, and are $10. New members will need to pay an additional $15 (thatís a total of $25) to cover their one-time music fee. This music fee is not a payment to purchase your scores - it is a deposit that helps us recover any scores or rental music that may be lost over the course of your entire Houston Symphony Chorus career!
Borodin scores can be purchased for an additional $6, and Barber scores for $9.
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!!
HOUSTON SYMPHONY CHORUS
2001-2002 SEASON ANNOUNCED:
September 15, 2001
Hans Graf, Conductor
Borodin, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov
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
March 16, 17, 18, 2002
Hans Graf, Conductor
Kodaly Te Deum Brahms Triumphlied
May 11, 12, 13, 2002
Hans Graf, Conductor
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
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
(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 George Howe
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 meet next Tuesday, August 28, following rehearsal.
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