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. 😦