Rehearal Schedule 2014

 

Rehearsals start Tuesday 28 January at Kent Town 7.30pm with Guest Conductor, Jonathan Bligh. He will prepare the choir, soloists and orchestra to perform Mozarts Solemn Vespers and Faure Requiem.

  • You need to have your own copy of these two works - these are on sale at choir from 26 November - see Phillip Silver (Treasurer) the Mozart is $20.00 and the Faure is $14.00.

  • Make sure you get these scores before end of 2013 & bring them to the first rehearsal.

  • Jonathan has plans to augment the men’s sections with about 16 men from his Festival Statesmen Chorus to get a better balance between the men and ladies.

  • As the rehearsal period is brief Jonathan suggests that to learn and perform these two great works it will require 80% attendance at normal rehearsals and at all rehearsals in the final week.

REHEARSALS:

Every Tuesday 28.1.14 – 8.4.14 (11 choir rehearsals) 7.30-9.45pm at Kent Town

Sunday 2 February - choral workshop 2.00-500pm at Kent Town Halls

Sunday 6 April - choir, soloist, orch 2.00-5.00pm Kent Town Church.

Tuesday 8 April 7.00-10.00pm – soloists, choir and orchestra in the church at Kent Town.

Friday 11 April - tutti 7.00-10pm ELDER HALL.

 

CHORAL WORKSHOPSUNDAY 2 FEBUARY 2014: 2.00 – 5.00PM Kent Town Halls

  • Work with Jonathan to get a good understanding of the two works for Palm Sunday – bring your Solemn Vespers and Requiem and a pencil etc.

  • We plan to have the voice parts put on CD for you to purchase – they should be available at this workshop.

  • Bring a small plate of afternoon tea to share – Mary will provide tea & coffee.

 

PALM SUNDAY PERFORMANCEMOZART Solemn Vespers and FAURE RequiemElder Hall – 13 April – 2.00pm start. (call 1.30pm) More details later in the rehearsal season.

 

    1. Dress for ladieslong black choir skirt, black ¾ sleeve, round neck plain top with purple scarf (to be issued on the day) wear closed black shoes and black hose.

    2. Dress for menBlack dinner or lounge suit, white plain shirt with black bow tie, black shoes and sox. Purple handkerchiefs to be issued on the day.

    3. music to be carried in black folderssee Phillip Silver (at rehearsal) if you havent got one.

    4. Phillip will need a team to place chairs, music stands etc from 1.00pm.

    5. Below-ground car park next to Bonython Hall available after 4.30pm weekdays, all day/night weekends. $5.00 tickets (gold coins only) display ticket in your vehicle.

 

NORMAL REHEARSALS recommence Tuesday 15 April

 

NEW YORKERS meeting 6.30pm Tuesday 22 April in Middle Hall, Kent Town.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGTuesday 6 May 7.30pm Bring a small plate of supper.

All Elected positions are opennomination forms will be available in early April from Terri Clark, Secretary. These positions are:

PresidentChoir Vice PresidentSecretaryAssistant SecretaryTreasurer - Choir Representativesx2 – Soprano RepTenor Rep.

Other positions are Management Committee appointments, namely: Conductor, Deputy Conductor, Accompanist, Program Co-ordinator, Librarian, Promotion Officer, Fundraising Co-ordinator.

 

MID-WINTER BREAK – NO REHEARSALS 3 June and 10 June.

 

HYMNFEST – Sunday 27 July at St Peter’s Cathedral – time TBC

 

HARMONY AND BRASS Cabaret-style concert at Burnside Ballroom Saturday 27 September – 8pm. Theme is Music from the Movies with Rosemary Nairn and Al Kidneys brass ensemble.

More details of music later.

 

MARY POTTER CAROLS – Wednesday 3 December 7.30pm

Program to be advised.

 

CHRISTMAS HARMONY – Thursday 11 December 8.00pm at Elder Hall.

Final RehearsalWednesday 10 December 6.30-10.00pm at Elder Hall