Chorus Notes 08/21/01

Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:25:01 -0500
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From chorus @ flash.net Wed Aug 22 09:57:01 2001
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:25:01 -0500
From: Cheryl Whinney
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Subject: Chorus Notes 08/21/01

Chorus Notes
August 21, 2001

GALVESTON WORKSHOP,
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 questions. 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.

BORODIN SCHEDULE:

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!!

*mandatory rehearsal

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

BARBER/HOLST SCHEDULE:

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.

*mandatory rehearsal

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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