Well, what a night. Park in the parking lot, walk into the hall and get ready to sing what's missing - a warm up - why because we were still pretty warmed up from just before supper hour with the rehearsal. For a guy that normally sings two concerts on the same day, nothing wrong … Continue reading UK Calling, the concert
Category: 2016/2017 Season
https://www.instagram.com/p/BROe3nEB_rm/ With that opening I don't have to say any more - or do I? On this weekend when I had a three hour dress rehearsal on Friday night - a two hour and a half hour rehearsal today, looking at two hours of rehearsal and singing at church in the morning followed by 2, … Continue reading Mozart Coronation Mass – Rehearsal March 4, 2017
Since our Christmas concert - and to an extent a few rehearsals prior to that - we have been working on the following repertoire for our concert tomorrow March 5: Song of the Salish Chief - Peter Bjerring based on text by Earle Birney, Eatnemen Vuelie (Song of the Earth) - Frode Fjelheim, Arranged by … Continue reading Song of the Salish Chief – Rehearsals
Another night at Knox - for me this will be post Messiah concert last night and then the Messiah sing along this afternoon - self inflicted! The real trouble is that I have been concentrating on Messiah and not the music for tomorrow's concerts. That will change shortly... Here is a tweet with a bit … Continue reading 16th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season (Dress)
After a right cracking evening concert singing along with a Baroque style orchestra what else would the erstwhile chorister be doing but singing another concert - this time with audience members who are singing along to the choruses. Fabulous! Here are a couple of the tweets for the sing along. SSOyxe Holiday shopping got you … Continue reading Messiah – part the Sing Along Concert
Friday night in the big Toon. Time for some big Tunes and there aren't many sings bigger than Handel's Messiah. Our chorus is Wonderful! Mighty, even. 😉#ssomessiah is a holiday treat pic.twitter.com/VN8veTC9Wj — Saskatoon Symphony (@SSOyxe) December 10, 2016
Tonight we are in Knox United Church for the dress rehearsal with all of the parts for the next two concerts - the official concert and the sing along concert. Today we were greeted to the following tweets Friday night is SOLD OUT - tickets available for Saturday at https://t.co/QLYvaX7MJL pic.twitter.com/IQ1gpy6uge — Saskatoon Symphony (@SSOyxe) … Continue reading 5th Messiah Rehearsal (Dress) 16/17 Season
Tonight we met at the SSO offices on 20th Street, a little crowded with orchestra, choir, soloists and the like. Plus it was just starting to get into that really cold Saskatchewan winter. Eric welcomed everyone and said we would be starting with the pieces that involved Trumpet, which just happened to include our Bass … Continue reading 4th Messiah Rehearsal 16/17 Season
Tonight, as the first really cold night we have had this year, we meet to go through the program and work out the difficult bits. Some very nice pieces for this concert - great harmonies and chords so it should be fun. We arrived to find a non standard set up for rehearsal, no chairs … Continue reading 15th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season
This afternoon we again met at the SSOC offices for our Messiah rehearsal. Eric was in attendance and turned the podium over to Duff to start the rehearsal. Duff decided to start the rehearsal with For Unto Us A Child is Born in honour of his new baby grandson. He said that the event gave … Continue reading 3rd Messiah Rehearsal 16/17 Season
So what happens when you receive an email that basically asks if you want to be one of the who's in whoville? You respond yes of course! We started after one of the Messiah rehearsals and spent a few minutes going through the notes and getting the paper copies of the score. There was a … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Grinch?
This evening we had a bit of a board meeting and then moved into the rehearsal. Parts 2, 4, 1, and 5 of the A Cappella Christmas followed by working through Break Forth, We Wish You a Merry Christmas then I wonder as I wander and ending with Nativity. It felt a lot better tonight.
A run through of most of the pieces for the December Concert. Sing alongs and the like. Some are interesting renditions of old favourites plus a new 15 part piece 'A Capella Christmas Cantata' by Larry Nickel. We began the rehearsal with the set of Five Christmas Carols - to be a sing along with … Continue reading 12th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season
First rehearsal was at Quance Theatre at the U of S, second rehearsal was at the SSO office on 20th Street. So if on Saturday morning you were walking between D and E on the North Side of the street and heard some Handel, it was us. The second half of the sixteen pieces we … Continue reading 2nd Messiah Rehearsal 16/17 Season
So far the other three sections had scheduled and conducted sectionals. The Basses have not yet done so. If I remember correctly we sort of tried to avoid scheduling one for this concert as we ended the last sectional at my house in early November. Tonight we just worked on the Cantata - there are … Continue reading 13th Rehearsal SCS 16/17 Season