Tonight we start our rehearsals with the musicians who will be accompanying us for the concert. We also had to get used to a new formation to stand in, due to the fact that the musicians were sitting in the space we would normally occupy. We were broken from our usual two into four rows … Continue reading SCS Night, The Ninth – Sorry no Beethoven.
Month: October 2015
This Tuesday the horn, the tenor sax, violin, and the trumpet/side drum are coming a half hour apart. Our conductor would like to do each piece with instruments twice through and then do a movement of the Requiem in between. He has also set the list of music that we have to memorize. The guys … Continue reading SCS Night, the Eighth – This time with Instruments
Today was an interesting day chorally speaking - a colleague from Ontario who had read my blogs then listened to the Requiem. I advised him to also listen to the Poulenc Stabat Mater which I said was pretty good for Baritones, like Poulenc actually had that voice part in mind when he wrote it. I … Continue reading SCS Night, the Seventh
We had our French Horn player at rehearsal tonight, so we started with the Gjeilo. It was very nice to hear the soloist. We began with O Canada, followed by In Flanders Fields, then Re-member Us concentrating on some of the odd notes and intervals. We then went on to And The Mother. Last piece … Continue reading SCS Night, the Sixth