Arrived just in time to sit before we started the rehearsal. Chairs always seem to be weirdly set up so this week I was up in the Soprano section between a Soprano 1 and a 2. Gives a whole different meaning to listening to the other members of your section or cross choir.
As stated in the last RES related blog – Len has sent out a listing of what he wants us to accomplish in each rehearsal. Last week he said we did 80% of the target he wants to get further this week. Below is the rehearsal plan for this week.
Dona nobis pacem
Gloria – et in terra pax
remainder of Et resurrexit
Confiteor (up to Vivace, ms. 147)
Confiteor – also read to end of movement (Et expecto)
Pleni sunt coeli
This list also is a good one for helping you (read me) figure out which markings you should put in your music first – also which ones you should work on with Cyberbass or MuseScore.
I think most of us are getting the gist of the piece, those in the choir who have sung it before are really a good back up for those of us doing it for the first time. It is still challenging nevertheless.
Looking forward to a full house at 8PM on March 9, 2014 in the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton.