Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Eric Whitacre on NBC Nightly News

It's not every day that a classical composer is featured on the national network news:

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Solo auditions

Solo auditions for the March 19 concert will be held on Monday, March 12 (the day we return from Spring Break) during Concert Choir and University Singers rehearsal times:
- Missa Luba Agnus Dei: 2 tenors
- St. Francis Gloria: Alto or Countertenor
- St. Francis Credo: Baritone or Bass
- St. Francis Santo: Soprano AND Tenor
- St. Francis Agnus Dei: Soprano

Thursday, February 23, 2012

CC sectionals on Friday

Concert Choir sectionals Friday:
S/A in Campbell 327
T/B in Foster 212

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The week in review; the week ahead

Last week was a good one for the EKU Choirs.

U.Singers completed a very successful tour, with 7 performances in 2 days, including a well received evening program at First Baptist, Somerset. We made contact with many prospective students for our program, and I believe we served as good ambassadors for the university.

Concert Choir contributed to the William Grant Still lecture/recital on Friday evening with a moving performance of "Here's One," complete with a whispered "Wow" from the composer's daughter at the final cutoff. Thanks to J Young for conducting on approximately 12 hours' notice. I was mighty proud as I listened to you from the audience.

And now, we move into high gear for our March program of music for choir and percussion.

Sopranos in the choral office
Altos in the choir room
Tenors/Basses in Foster 212

Missa Luba Gloria (new)
Missa Luba Kyrie (review)

St. Francis Kyrie (new)
I Will Arise (new; you don't have it yet)

De Ton Reve
My Spirit

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Concert Choir reminders

Wed, 2/15
No rehearsal

Fri, 2/17
12:20 pm - rehearsal (Foster 100)
6:45 pm - call (Foster 100)
7:00 pm - performance (Foster 100)

Monday, February 13, 2012

U.Singers reminders

1) Interval Test 2 due by 1:00 pm on Tuesday.

2) Tuesday's rehearsal will be in Pearl Buchanan Theatre.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Here's One" soloists

Congratulations to the following soloists for Concert Choir's performance of "Here's One" next week:
v. 1: Amanda Campbell
v. 3: Lynne Parks

Thanks to everyone that auditioned. You all did a wonderful job.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ola Gjeilo video

Here is a video of composer Ola Gjeilo discussing his collaboration with the Phoenix Chorale, which will release a recording of Gjeilo's choral music later this month. Mr. Gjeilo will visit EKU in October 2013 for a concert of his music, including the world premiere of a brand new piece composed for the EKU Choirs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

U.Singers interval test #1


I have heard six of you so far for interval test #1, which means I expect to hear the remaining 21 of you on Thursday in my office BEFORE 1pm.

No one has fainted.


"Here's One" solo auditions

Auditions for the solo in "Here's One" will be held during rehearsal on Monday, February 6.