The big event took place on January 26, 2014 at Convocation Hall on the University of Alberta Campus. The men were in their black tuxedo's and the women and orchestra were asked to wear black. We, the choir, convened with the orchestra around 6 PM to do a final rehearsal - it was sounding pretty … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir – The Recital
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Change of venue this time. Now in Convocation Hall. Some time spent by those who know how to set up the risers, shell and chairs for the orchestra. When the bulk of us arrived we went right into the Missa with the soloists. Again they blend their sound very well and it will be a … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir – Dress Rehearsal
This, as the title says, was the last Wednesday rehearsal - so my son will have to find another way home from his Wednesday rehearsals with the U of A Mixed Chorus. Anyway, this was the last rehearsal before the dress rehearsal - so a little fix up of the pieces where some additional focus … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 13 – the last Wednesday!!
This rehearsal is the first of the Saturday ones - and I think Angela is really going to try and crack the Ngana nut today. It is a complicated and kind of cool piece that takes a little getting used to but then becomes interesting when you listen to the layers. It was a good … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 12
Starts at 1800 but I should make it about 1830. I did make it round 1830, walked in during the middle of the Haydn. This time the full orchestra was present, and sounding pretty good I might add. I was able to pick up in the last part of the Donna Nobis Pacem. Then there … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 11
Tonight we start half an hour later due to some coordination with the orchestra. I don't have a voice lesson so it all should work without missing any rehearsal time. Made it on time, with a few minutes to spare and decided to look at some of the music, didn't help - even though I … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 10 (Just after Christmas)
Well, hopefully I am better prepared for this rehearsal. I downloaded a number of midi files onto my mac and played with Muse Score so I can listen to the whole piece with all the parts or with just the Bass 1 part or with the Bass 1 part emphasised. I find that this helps … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 9 (Just before Christmas)
I should be able to make the whole rehearsal as I don't have a voice lesson. Now to see what I missed in the last couple if weeks. My Hungarian is getting very rusty! So I am listening to the youtube versions of the pieces to refresh my memory. Some pretty cool language! Tonight we … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 8
I was at a Messiah piano/orchestra rehearsal and not able to attend.
Missed this one because I was on the way back from a business trip to Calgary. 😦
Don't have a voice lesson tonight so I should be able to attend the full rehearsal. That thought lasted until I had to do somethings, like retrieve my music from home where I had left it in the morning. That being said an elaborate drop of scheme was put into place whereby my son put … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 5
Arrived late again - I have a voice lesson on Wednesday nights. Missa Sancit Nicolai (Haydn) Quo Niam then Gloria Break. Bartok #3 Dancing Song from Poniky Then Bartok #4 Dancing Song from Medzibrod - which is funny because the english translation talks about a bagpiper, my wife plays the pipes. Tabula rasa - translation. … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 4
This time I made it to rehearsal on time. Early in fact, no voice lesson. Sarah practicing the piano and a few early people. Then the rest of the group started to arrive, including Len who is Angela's professor. Angela arrived and we went straight into the Mendelssohn "weihnachten" nice piece! This was followed with … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 3
23 Oct 13 The U of A has a program in Choral Conducting and as part of that the students, normally Masters or Doctoral candidates, have to organize, recruit, rehearse, etc a recital. I have participated in four of these so far and find them very stimulating as well as helping to increase my own … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 1
29 Oct 13 As normal I arrived late, missing about an hour of the rehearsal - I have a conflict with a voice lesson. Anyway I arrived about 15 minutes prior to the break. The choir had been working on the Bartok and were just starting the third song. Anyway a quick jump into the … Continue reading Grad Recital Choir Rehearsal 2