Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reminders, schedule for April 21-25

Choirs,

I hope you are excited about this week. I was very pleased with the progress we made last week, especially on Thursday and Friday. I hope you will commit to finding some time to continue to review your part between now and Monday afternoon.

Reminder that ALL CHOIRS will rehearse together on Monday at 2:30 in Foster 100. We will be joined by Dr. Crosby and Dr. Scarambone on the piano. (Concert Choir will still meet at 12:20 as well.)

Below is the entire schedule for this week. Please read through it very carefully.

DATE
TIME
LOCATION
CHOIR
EVENT





Mon, 4/21
12:20-1:10 pm
Foster 100
Concert Choir
CC rehearsal

2:30-4:30 pm
Foster 100
ALL CHOIRS
Combined choirs rehearsal





Tue, 4/22
2:00-3:15 pm
Foster 100
University Singers
US Rehearsal

6:00-9:00 pm
First Baptist Church
ALL CHOIRS
Dress rehearsal





Wed, 4/23
12:20-1:10 pm
Foster 100
Concert Choir
CC rehearsal

2:30-3:20 pm
Foster 100
University Singers
US rehearsal

4:00-5:00 pm
Meditation Chapel
Chamber Singers
University Memorial Service





Thu, 4/24
2:00-3:15 pm
Foster 100
University Singers
US rehearsal

6:00 pm
First Baptist Church
ALL CHOIRS
Warm-up

7:30 pm
First Baptist Church
ALL CHOIRS
BRAHMS REQUIEM





Fri, 4/25
12:20-1:10 pm
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Concert Choir
No rehearsal

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brahms re-tweet

Are you on Twitter? Help us spread the word about our upcoming performance of the Brahms Requiem by re-tweeting below:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rehearsal plan: April 14-18

We made good progress this week. For those that have committed to practicing outside of rehearsal, or have attended extra rehearsals, THANK YOU. Your efforts are making a difference, are noticed, and are greatly appreciated.

We will see every movement next week:
CONCERT CHOIR:
-          MON: 1, 2
-          WED: 3, 4, 5
-          FRI: 6, 7

UNIVERSITY SINGERS:
-          MON: 1, 2
-          TUE: 3, 4, 5 (plus Ijames recital music)
-          WED: 6, 7
-          THU: TBD

Below are some of the passages that need extra loving care and attention to detail:
-          Mvt. 1: m. 55-60, 87-91, 139-153
-          Mvt. 2: m. 91-103 (US only), 238-268, 284-290
-          Mvt. 3: m. 144-173, 188-208
-          Mvt. 4: almost ready for an audience, but keep reviewing it
-          Mvt. 5: m. 34-37, 44-49, 72-79
-          Mvt. 6: m. 168-188, 206-348 (not a typo)
-          Mvt. 7: m. 18-34, 49-53, 111-127, 130-132, 137-141

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Brahms semi-chorus passages

I have decided to have certain passages sung by University Singers only. This is partially a musical decision, when the music calls for a lighter, more delicate touch, and partially a time consideration (University Singers has 250 minutes of rehearsal time per week, compared with 150 for Concert Choir).

The passages listed below will be performed by University Singers ONLY. Please mark your scores accordingly:

mvt. 2: m. 74-123
mvt. 3: m. 17-138
mvt. 6: m. 1-62

Rehearsal plan: April 7-11

Mon, April 7

CC
Sectional: 7
Tutti: 7


US
Tutti: 1, 5


CS
Haydn, Parry


Tue, April 8

US
Sectional: 3 (p. 30-40)
Tutti: 3 (all), 2 (p. 15-17), Parry


Wed, April 9

CC
Sectional: 2 (p. 21-29), 4 (p. 53-55)
Tutti: 2 (p. 21-29), 4 (p. 53-55)


US
7, 4 (p. 53-55), Forrest


CS
Haydn, Parry


Thu, April 10

US
Sectional: 2 (p. 21-29), 6 (p. 63-74)
Tutti: 2 (p. 21-29), 6 (p. 63-74), Parry


Fri, April 11

CC
Sectional: 6 (p. 67-74)
Tutt: 6 (p. 67-74)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Brahms "Requiem" -- April 24

The EKU Choirs will present Johannes Brahms' "Requiem" on Thursday, April 24 at First Baptist Church in Richmond. We are performing the "London version" with piano duet accompaniment (featuring EKU piano faculty Richard Crosby and Bernardo Scarambone), sung in English. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Campus Beautiful

New video produced by EKU highlighting The Campus Beautiful, featuring University Singers performing the Alma Mater: