Month: October 2016

5th SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

Here we are at Knox United Church in beautiful downtown Saskatoon.  The orchestra is set up and ready, the children's choir has vacated the building, the choir is now in the pews watching and listening to the parts of the program we are not singing in.  We have already sung the Handel - Let Thy … Continue reading 5th SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season


4th SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

This was our first rehearsal of the year with the SSO in the store front location.  It's a little crowded with all the musicians and choristers.  One of the absolute joy's of the evening was watching the interplay between Eric and Julia, he would provide either the choir or the orchestra comments on how he … Continue reading 4th SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

3rd SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

Saturday we had our first rehearsal of the year with Eric Paetkau. As per usual it was a very energetic rehearsal where most of the questions we had about the flow of the music and all those artist related questions were answered simply by going through the pieces with Eric conducting.  In other words it was … Continue reading 3rd SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

Culture Days Rehearsal (5th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season)

Today is our SCS Culture Days offering, where we open up a rehearsal so that anyone interested in our program, choral singing, could join with us as we go through the paces for our first concert of the year.  It will take place between 1400 and 1530 at Knox United Church, Saskatoon. Not my first … Continue reading Culture Days Rehearsal (5th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season)

1st SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

1st SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season

So, auditions were last Thursday and lasted a grand total of 5 minutes - sing the begining section of And He Shall Purify from Handel's Messiah for Mark, Duff and Eric with our new accompanist Kelly.  Sang the part about three times - first time a flub and the next two went OK, well I … Continue reading 1st SSOC Rehearsal 16/17 Season