Thursday, December 10, 2009

Concert tonight at Meadowood Shores

Thank you all so much for the wonderful concerts you gave on Saturday. For me, it was one of the greatest experiences with the choir so far! You sang beautifully and with great emotion....the spirit there was incredible! Thank you!

Just a reminder to meet at Meadowood Shores tonight at 7:00 PM. We will be singing everything on the program except "O Come O Come Emmanuel". We will even try to sneak in "Nutcracker Jingles" as a fun piece. Don't forget your Christmas sweaters!!! Families are welcome! Friends too! :)

1. Go north on Silver Lake Road from 694.
2. Pass Rice Creek Road
3. Turn left after Taco John's (there is a white sign with green letters that says, "Meadowood Shores".)
4. Go straight until you see the three story building. There should be enough parking for everyone. If not, you can park at Snyders.

Meadowood Shores
2100 Silver Lake Road Northwest, New Brighton, MN 55112
(651) 604-2900‎

See you tonight!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Official Concert Order!!!

Here's what you've all been waiting for, the official order of music for the concerts! Please put your music in this order - our remaining rehearsals will follow this order except for "Carols of the Night" and the viola pieces. A few pieces below are in italics as I'm not sure if they'll definitely be on the program...#5 and #6 aren't quite ready and #10 is waiting final approval.

You are an OUTSTANDING choir!!! Many people have said that we could be charging quite a bit for our concerts b/c of your quality musicianship. What a compliment! I hope this next statement is not understood as 'self-righteous' but it's wonderful to be part of a talented choral group that sings with a spirit of love and unity and whose mission is to testify of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (and that gives free concerts!). Thank you all for your hard work and sacrifice to be part of this choir! Please also express my gratitude to your families for their incredible sacrifice as well!

1. Ding Dong Merrily On High
2. Once in Royal David's City
3. Here We Come A-Caroling
4. O Come O Come Emmanuel
5. Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn
6. Balulalow
7. Gloria
8. Chamber Singers (need to choose 2 out of 3 to perform at Creche)
9. Dormi Jesu
10. Go Where I Send Thee (if approved)
11. Carols of the Night

Thursday, November 5, 2009

11/5 Rehearsal

Here's the rehearsal order for tonight:

SECTIONALS - 7:15-7:30 pm
Women: Gloria
Men: Balulalow

SATB - 7:30-9:00 pm
1. Go Where I Send Thee
2. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
3. Rejoice, Rejoice
4. Dormi Jesu
5. Carols of the Night
6. Once in Royal David's City
7. Ding Dong
8. Nutcracker Jingles

MAKE-UP Rehearsal - 9:00-9:45
*As needed

1. Give your picture to Brian Hewitt for photo directory.
2. Christmas Party on 12/10 - Sign up for talent show
3. Rehearsals will begin going until 9:30 starting Nov. 12th (next week)
4. Find out how many of your friends/family will be attending the 6:00 and 8:00 concert. We will be reserving seating so it is very important that you let us know ASAP.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas Creche Display Publicity

Thursday, October 29, 2009

10/29 Rehearsal

Click here for a lovely Halloween card from our family!

First off, don't forget to wear your Halloween costume tonight! A prize will go to the best costume. Remember that we're in the face masks, etc.

Here's the rehearsal order tonight:

1. Ding Dong
2. Nutcracker Jingles
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4. Rejoice, Rejoice
5. Dormi Jesu
6. Carols of the Night
7. Go Where I Send Thee
8. Once in Royal David's City
9. Here We come a-caroling

1. Give your picture to Brian Hewitt for photo directory tonight.
2. Make-up rehearsal next week from 9-9:45 pm
3. Rehearsals will begin going until 9:30 starting Nov. 12th
4. Find out how many of your friends/family will be attending the 6:00 and 8:00 concert. We will be reserving seating so it is very important that you let us know ASAP.
5. Becca Robison had her baby on Saturday, Oct 24th at 7:23 pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz and was 19.7 inches long. Her name is Helen Louise and both she and Becca are doing well! Congratulations Robison family!!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The MinneMoCho

I was talking to Jon Kirkham this morning and he casually called us The's a tag: "your morning cup of coffee in music" or "it's not the latest caffeinated beverage from Caribou, it's a choir!". Any other tag lines? Seeing as we don't drink coffee, I'm thinking we'll have to CAN this idea......thanks anyway Jon! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10/22 Rehearsal, Special Guest and MORE!

Loren Squires, the director of the South Metro Chorale, will be coming to our rehearsal to assist in the men's sectional (Chuck is away this week)and to invite us on their choir tour to Croatia.

I'm sorry to do it but we've got to crack down on tardies and absences. Please review the member's guide for the policy. Many people are not writing down if they are late. To clarify, if you come in after choir gets started (yes, even during prayer, spotlight, warm-ups, etc), you are late. Regarding absences, you may not miss more than 2 rehearsals per major concert unless approved by the director. If you have missed 2, you need to attend a make-up rehearsal.

Thursday, November 5th from 6:00 - 6:45 or 9:00 - 9:45 pm. If you have missed 2 rehearsals for ANY reason, you MUST be there.

Brian Hewitt is putting a photo directory together. There are 3 ways you can give him a photo:
1. Send him an e-mail with a digital image -
2. Bring a photo to practice with your name on the back and give it to him at choir practice.
3. See him before choir, during break or after practice and he will take a picture to put in the directory.

After a wonderful couple of rehearsals with "This Christmastide" it is time to bid adieu until another year. Those of you who have been around for a while know that I like to have a surplus of music each semester. It's fun to sing through pieces and find the perfect ones for our choir. I think this one is perfect but given our time restraints, we won't be singing it this time around.

Women - Gloria
Men - Balulalow, Once in Royal David's City
Here We Come a-caroling
Dormi Jesu
Go Where I Send Thee
Carols of the Night

Here We Come a-caroling
Dormi Jesu
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Rejoice, Rejoice this Happy Morn
Go Where I Send Thee
Carols of the Night

Put your music in rehearsal order and you'll get a special surprise! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/8 Rehearsal & Concert this Friday, 10/9

Here's the schedule for this week's rehearsal:

EFY MEDLEY - Please staple your music before Thursday and have it in your black folder.

Women: Gloria
Loch Lomond - 2nd sops mm. 20-44
Men: Johnny Schmoker - all
Balulalow - review tenor rhythm
Here we come a-caroling - mm. 7-34
Dormi Jesu - mm. review mm. 25-end
Once in Royal David’s City - Women: mm. 13-24, Men: mm. 25-36
Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn - review all
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - review all

Loch Lomond
Dormi Jesu
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Nutcracker Jingles

8:50 pm in the YW Room, Sopranos bringing treats

9:00 pm. with Barb

CONCERT on Friday 10/9:
CALL TIME: 6:00 pm
Concert Dress, Black Folders, White gloves (men)
St. Paul Stake Center, New Brighton

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MMC Group Photo

There are so many more AMAZING shots! Here's a cropped group photo for your viewing pleasure.

Homework for 10/1 Rehearsal


  • Gloria (Review E & F)
  • Balulalow (correct tenor rhythm)
  • Johnny Schmoker (all)
  • Loch Lomond (all)
  • Dormi Jesu (mm. 25-end)
  • Go Where I Send Thee (pgs. 3-9)
  • Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn (mm. 8-35)
  • Nutcracker Jingles (mm. 61-78)
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High (pgs. 6-10)

  • Loch Lomond
  • Dormi Jesu
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Rejoice, Rejoice
  • Nutcracker Jingles

Chamber Singers:
  • Auditions

Monday, September 28, 2009

An exciting opportunity.......

VocalEssence presents Community Sing with Simon Halsey

Event Description: Sing with internationally-renowned
British conductor Simon Halsey as he leads an evening
of all-British choral music, including Vaughn Williams’s
O Clap Your Hands, Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via,
and Dove’s I Am the Day. Co-sponsored by the American
Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading conductors of
choral repertoire, Simon Halsey has been chorus director
of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus for over 25 years
and is chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir. He is
also artistic director and founder of the dynamic professional
choir European Voices, formed at the invitation of Sir Simon Rattle.

Date of Event: Friday, October 23, 2009
Start time of event: 7:00pm
End time of event: 8:30pm

Presenter/Sponsored by: VocalEssence
Location: Plymouth Congregational Church, Guild Hall
Location address: 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking (free or responsibility of attendee): Free

Cost per person: $15 which includes required music.

Participants can also save $5 on tickets to the
VocalEssence “British Invasion” performance
conducted by Simon Halsey on Saturday, October 24
at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.

For link to community sing registration:
For link to concert:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'd rather sing than speak....

I'm not great at interviewing....or speaking! This is not modesty...I'm just stating a fact! I told the newspaper writer that I'd rather sing a song but she didn't go for it. Below is an interview I gave about the MN Mormon Chorale. There are a few things that I'm working on getting changed but just thought you might like to read about the attention the choir has received lately. -Erin

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photos / Rehearsal at Institute this Thursday 9/24!!!

Just a reminder that this week's rehearsal is at the Institute building.


We will only have about 15-20 minutes to take pictures since it's getting darker earlier these days. We want EVERYONE to be in the pictures as they will be used for the website, flyers, media publicity, etc. The photo shoot is taking place in front of the Northrop Auditorium on the U of MN Campus. You can park at the Institute or on the street nearby....there is no parking on University Ave.

Here is a link to the Institute:
(612) 331-1154

After the photo shoot, we will walk back to the Institute and have rehearsal. We'll immediately go into sectionals. See you there!!!

Homework: Listen to all music listed on the right side of this page. Men, be sure to listen to "Balulalow".

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Hello everybody!

Our SIXTH season has OFFICIALLY begun! I just wanted to take a moment to welcome all previous members as well as several new members this 2009-2010 season. Please take a moment at rehearsal to welcome the following people into the chorale:

  • Suzan Johnson (soprano) - Anoka Stake
  • Becca Robison (soprano) - St. Paul Stake
  • Marilyn Morales (soprano) - Burnsville Stake
  • Amy Gretz (soprano) - Duluth Stake
  • Janice Anderson (soprano) - Anoka Stake
  • Nicole Bator (alto) - Welcome back!!! Duluth Stake
  • David Johnson (tenor) - Anoka Stake
  • Albin Dittli (tenor) - St. Paul Stake
  • Rob Ostebo (tenor) - Welcome back!!! St. Paul Stake
  • Gary Randall (baritone) - St. Paul Stake
There are still alto I, tenor II and baritone spots available if you know anyone who is interested in singing with us.

This season will be so much fun! I hope that you will make great friendships and, most importantly, that your faith is strengthened by the beautiful and inspiring music we'll be performing. Looking forward to seeing & hearing you! :)

Warmest regards,


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Congratulations! Other notes

Congratulations on an OUTSTANDING performance last Friday night! It was soooooooo much fun! Thank you for your energy - it really helps!

"All, Your last concert was one of the most entertaining Janet and I have ever attended. Congratulations. Bruce Nelson"

Shortened Rehearsal Thursday
This week's rehearsal will go from 7:00-8:30 pm. You deserve a week off but I'm afraid we have some logistical things to work out this Thursday (where to stand - seating will be changed to reflect the SATB formation we had at the Crystal building, line up, sit, etc.) and there are some spots that could use some tweaking as this concert will be RECORDED.

We need your help with getting the word out about this week's concert. We expected the attendance at Minneapolis to be less than usual since it was the first time we performed there. Let's make sure we fill the seats at New Brighton as we usually do! Email, FB, Phone call, flyers are all great resources!

Recording our History
Bring your cameras Friday night! If any of you have pictures taken at the concerts and/or rehearsals, please send them to me and I'll post them.
Our AMAZING Accompanists!

MMC Beauties!

MMC Handsomes!

There is going to be a picnic on Saturday from 11-1 at my house. Molly sent out assignments via e-mail.

1559 61st Avenue NE, Fridley 55432

See you all Thursday!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's FINALLY here!

Hooooraaayyyyyy! It's cool to see "1 day" on the countdown widget! Here are some notes for tonight:

  • REMEMBER: We're at the Crystal building (2801 Douglas Dr N, Crystal, MN) for rehearsal (7-9:30 pm).
  • Men, please go straight to the chapel to rehearse with Susan S. and Fred Larson (clarinet) on "The Pasture".
  • Women, please go to the RS room or another available room with piano to rehearse with Susan Quick. The runs on "Praise to the Lord" are still a bit messy. Please make them more light and bouncy.
  • Jon Kirkham is bringing the programs so we can look over them to see if any changes need to be made.
  • The set-up is quite different so we'll be changing the seating. Will have a new seating chart at rehearsal.
  • The first part of rehearsal, we'll be rehearsing certain spots in pieces. Then, we'll have a run-through (with hopefully minimal stopping/starting).
  • Call time is 6:00 pm - that means all responsibilities are taken care of BEFORE that time and you're up on the stand ready to go! :)

Thanks for your hard work! You guys ROCK!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


ONLY 2 MORE REHEARSALS! Great rehearsal Thursday. We've still got more progress to make before the concert so stay focused and take good care of yourself! Seriously, if you feel a cold coming on, spray this stuff every 3 hours's amazing! :)PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.

1. Women, go straight to Chapel to rehearse "My Heavenly Father Loves Me" at 7:00 with cellist, Janis Nash.
2. Men: go straight to Primary room at 7:00 pm to rehearse your pieces.
3. This week's rehearsal is at the New Brighton building - NOT at the crystal building.
4. Party after rehearsal - bring treats
5. Report to Jenny Sass if you were LATE 3 times or if you missed the make-up rehearsal to organize set-up/take-down of concerts.
6. Board Meeting at 6:00 pm in the YW room. Please have assignments completed before meeting and be ready to report.
7. I'd like to ask the octet (who sang LW #11 on Thursday) to sing "LW #9" this Thursday - if all goes well, we will have them sing #9 in the concert (I think the entire choir should sing #11 to end the piece) - anyone have strong feelings against this? It's okay if you do. If you're one of the octet members and you prefer NOT to do it, please e-mail me so I can ask someone else in your section.

1. Put music in black folders in concert order BEFORE this Thursday
2. Memorize "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit"
3. Memorize "Liebeslieder Walzer" #11
4. Invite your friends and family to the concerts. We've got 231 fans on FB.

NEW Concert Order:
1. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
2. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
3. Praise to the Lord

4. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
5. Sing Creations Music On

SOLO - Jeannine Robinett, soprano
6. Come to my Garden

7. The Pasture
8. Johnny Schmoker

9. Liebeslieder Walzer (with solo and octet)
10. Red, Red Rose
11. Loch Lomond
12. Over the Rainbow

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Hey guys! Sorry this is late!

1. Make-up rehearsal tonight at 6:00 pm. If you've missed 2 or more rehearsals, you need to be there.
2. 5/7 Rehearsal is at the Minneapolis stake center in Crystal
3. Make sure you know the German to LW #11

We greatly need your help getting the word out about the concerts! If you have a FB account, would you please invite your friends to be a fan of the MMC? If you feel uncomfortable doing this, would you please send an e-mail to your friends with an invitation or print out the pass along cards on the blog? Here's the info:

Minnesota Mormon Chorale Spring Concert: "Songs of Love, Spring and Creation"
Featuring works by Brahms, Paulus, Christiansen and many others.
Friday, May 8th, 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2801 Douglas Dr. N, Crystal
Friday, May 15th, 7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 100 Silver Lake Rd, New Brighton
Join us for a reception following the concert. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please go to:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4/16 Rehearsal and Concert Posters

AMAZING work last week! Wow! There were so many POWERFUL moments! I could feel the heart and soul you were putting into the pieces and it was moving!

Please review last week's notes below and be ready to make EVEN MORE IMPROVEMENT this Thursday. The Brahms piece needs some more work....please work on the diction before Thursday.

See the sidebar for a link to the poster and to pass along cards. Special thanks to Jon Kirkham for creating it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Theory class

First of all, I feel bad about taking the top of the blog for this announcement, so make sure you scroll down to get the homework assignment for this week!

The final theory class of the semester will be next week on April 16. I expect you'll all be relieved that your taxes are done, so bring along a bag dinner and come to theory class! We'll be talking about the physics of sound, the harmonic series, and equal temperament. Even if you don't recognize any of those terms, or haven't been to any theory classes before, this one will be an exciting one that stands on its own. I will have some of my instruments there, including the infamous tromba marina.

6:15 in the Primary room, April 16. See you there!


Monday, April 6, 2009

4/9 Rehearsal Homework! Only 5 more to go!

Great rehearsal Thursday! Things are coming along and it's going to be an awesome concert! Did you hear what President Monson said yesterday afternoon? I don't remember his exact words but he thanked those with musical abilities for sharing them. Music brings the Spirit, uplifts the soul and communicates things that words often cannot. Anyways, I was really hoping you all heard that! You are soooooo appreciated!!!

This week's schedule follows the past 2 rehearsal schedules so I'm going to post specific things you need to work on BEFORE Thursday.

1. Easter Party - We're having a party this week after rehearsal! Altos, please don't forget your treats!
2. Make Up Rehearsal on April 23rd for those who have missed 2 rehearsals.
3. Concert Publicity: Start getting the word out about the concerts (e-mail, join FaceBook, etc.)! Remember, this is the first time we'll be performing at the Minneapolis Stake Center so we'll need to build up our audience.

1. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree: Slight lean on important words/ syllables. Dynamic contrast between verses 3 & 4. What do these verses mean to you?

2. The Pasture: KNOW your part in mm. 31-35. Practice singing the piece legato with a slight emphasis on first syllable or important words. Baritones MUST have the following measures PERFECT: mm. 15-17, mm. 31-35. (Remember, you're talking to your toddler son who really wants to go with you but is too young and falls asleep as you comfort him).

3. Johnny Schmoker: Memorize! Be able to sing backwards and forwards since you really have to in this piece!

4. Praise to the Lord: KNOW all notes from mm. 115 to end.

5. Over the Rainbow: KNOW your note where you come in at m. 11. Measures 22 and 24 need to be much more legato (phrasing needs to be like a real rainbow!). Measure 43-48 also need to be more legato - b/c of the way they are written, there is a tendency to sing them choppy but WE SHALL OVERCOME! :) Watch notes/dynamics at mm. 49-50.

6. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: Stay excited! Keep your energy focused and don't let the tempo or pitch sag. Sopranos: your 'E' on "Pray" at the end of the piece needs some more energy! Sadly, the pitch Sagged causing the Spirit to Scurry! :)

7. Sing Creations Music On: Work on the timing (myself included!).

8. Loch Lomond: Work on your Scottish accent. I heard a rumor that the men are not sounding very Scottish. we need to make you wear plaid skirts, men? Anyone interested in the solo?

9. Liebeslieder Walzer: Emphasis on the first beat to keep the waltz feeling and emphasize the first syllable of words - cross out the second syllable if that helps. Be ready to sing through all of the LW's!!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to some changes in guest performers, we are having to change the program around a bit. A new concert order will be posted shortly. We will not be singing "Promise of Living" or "Come to my Garden" but I do promise they'll be on a future program.

Monday, March 30, 2009

4/2 Rehearsal and Homework

Hey guys!
Thanks for your hard work! Keep it up!

REMINDER: 6 more rehearsals to go before the big night! I expect to see ALL of you at EVERY rehearsal from here on out. Remember, rehearsals will go until 9:30 pm now.

MAKE-UP REHEARSAL: Those who have missed 2 rehearsals are REQUIRED to attend the make-up rehearsal. It is on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-6:45 pm.

CALLING FOR SOLOISTS: We need soloists for "Loch Lomond" (TENOR preferred) and "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" (Soprano or Tenor). Please let me know if you're interested.

1. Men: Memorize all of “Johnny Schmoker” and “The Pasture”.
2. Women: Know all of “Sing Creations” - especially transition from m. 55 to 56, practice meter changes
3. All KNOW "Red Red Rose" and “Liebeslieder Walzer” No. 2

1. Loch Lomond (mm.. 8-19, mm. 66-end)
2. Red Red Rose (all)
3. Johnny Schmoker (all, choreography)
4. Liebeslieder Walzer, Men: no. 3
5. The Pasture - Underline important words and "lean into" them. Dynamics, phrasing (Baritones - make sure you know your part!)

1. Sing Creations Music On - mm. 34-69, All
2. Liebeslieder Walzer Women: no. 4
3. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
4. Praise to the Lord - mm. 55-89
5. Red Red Rose - all

1. Praise to the Lord - QUARTET, mm. 55-89, all
2. Ev’ry Time, Over the Rainbow, Come to my Garden
3. Liebeslieder Walzer - No. 2, 9, 11
4. Red Red Rose -all
5. Loch Lomond- mm. 28-end, quartet, all

Remember to:
Post your comments about spots you'd like to go over, thoughts about the music, etc.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Homework and 3/26 Rehearsal Schedule

Hey guys! Great rehearsal last night!


1. Men: Know all of “Johnny Schmoker” and “The Pasture”. Watch YouTube video of "Johnny Schmoker" (here's another one) and come with choreography ideas. Memorize text. Underline important words in "The Pasture" (here's a video - not a great example but might be helpful).
2. Women: Know all of “Sing Creations” - Here's a video (I still like the boy choir but this is excellent!) -Mixed Meters, flip r's, round and tall vowels
3. All KNOW "Praise to the Lord" and “Liebeslieder Walzer” No. 2 (Check back for a link to practice files for 'Praise to the Lord')


1. Liebeslieder Walzer, Men: no. 3
2. Johnny Schmoker -Phrasing, Blend, Choreography
3. The Pasture - Underline important words and "lean into" them. Dynamics, phrasing (Baritones - make sure you know your part!)

1. Sing Creations Music On - mm. 34-69, All
2. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
3. Liebeslieder Walzer Women: no. 4

1. Praise to the Lord - mm. 55-89, quartet, all
2. Ev’ry Time, Over the Rainbow, Come to my Garden
3. Liebeslieder Walzer - No. 2 - diction, dynamics - No. 11 -Remember the last rehearsal! Arms moving through water, Jon Kirkham's awesome example, etc.
4. Red Red Rose -MM. 1-21, All, underline important words, dynamics
5. Loch Lomond- mm. 28-end, quartet, all

Remember to:

Post your comments about spots you'd like to go over, thoughts about the music, etc.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Roll Call!

Please sign your name in this posting's comment section to let me know that you are able to check and make comments on the blog.

Speaking of roll.....please be sure to always mark your attendance on rehearsal nights. Thanks!

MMC 3/19 Rehearsal

Hi everyone! Happy St. Patty's Day! Hope you're wearing GREEN! Jon Kirkham said he's wearing 3 different shades of it...pretty smart, I think!

Sorry this is late. I've had family in town and didn't plan my time very well for updating the blog. I'll be better, I promise!

Homework Assignment - I WILL be pulling out a quartet again to sing for everyone so be ready!
1. Know "Praise to the Lord" mm. 55-89
2. Memorize the text in the LW #11 mm. 1-7

1. Liebeslieder Walzer, no. 3
2. Johnny Schmoker (Watch this YouTube Video BEFORE rehearsal - come with ideas!) All
3. Frostiana

1. Sing Creations Music On, mm. 70-end, mm. 34-69, All
2. My Heavenly Father Loves Me
3. Liebeslieder Walzer, no. 4

1. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, mm. 25-36, all
- underline important words, more expression needed
2. Praise to the Lord, mm. 55-89
3. Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
4. Liebeslieder Walzer, No. 2 (diction, dynamics), No. 11 (diction, less emphasis on 2nd syllable, controlled vibrato for more unified sound)
5. Red Red Rose, MM. 21-END, All (expression)
-underline important words
6. Loch Lomond, mm. 28-end, All (diction, dynamics)

Post comments about certain parts that your section needs to go over at rehearsal.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

3/12 Rehearsal

Here is the plan for this week. You can click on some titles for links to listening samples and other helpful resources.

TENORS: Don't forget to bring treats for our St. Patty's Day Party (we need cups and napkins too!) Thanks.

1. Red, Red Rose, mm. 21– end
2. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Men: mm. 25-36, Women: mm. 1-24
3. The Promise of Living, Men: Pgs 13-end (review 7-11), Women: pg 11-15
4. Liebeslieder Walzer, Men: no. 9 & 11
5. Sing Creations Music On, mm. 70-end
6. My Heavenly Father Loves Me, Women: C & D
7. Praise to the Lord, Women Review: mm. 65-89

1. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, mm. 25-36
2. Liebeslieder Walzer, No. 9 & 11
3. Red Red Rose, MM. 21-END
4. Loch Lomond, mm. 28-end

There will be a quiz on A RED, RED ROSE and LOCH LOMOND! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

"A whole new world...." (insert Jasmine's voice)

Why didn't I do this sooner? This past week, I went to the ACDA National Convention in Oklahoma and one of the presentations was on technology and how helpful BLOGS can be to the choir as well as those interested in the choir.
You're probably all thinking, "Duh!" but it was an exciting moment for me as I realized all the cool things we can do with this blog. It's BRILLIANT! I'll be able to post announcements, helpful resources, rehearsal notes, etc. (without sending so many e-mails). I could jump for joy! Ok, I would but I'm afraid it'll hurt. :)