Tag: Messiah

Handel’s Messiah – SSO Style

Handel’s Messiah – SSO Style

Well, I maybe didn't get this too much in the SSO style this time.  I will next time! I copied the following information from an email I received from the Vancouver Cantata Singers about their upcoming concert.  If you are in Vancouver over the period I would highly recommend this.  If, however you are in … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah – SSO Style

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15th RES Rehearsal of the 2014/2015 Season

Now we finally get to work on the Messiah by Handel - for our concert with the ESO at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music on December 5 and 6 2015. Started the rehearsal with the warmup by Sara, Len is off to France this week to work on one of his sabbatical projects.  She … Continue reading 15th RES Rehearsal of the 2014/2015 Season

2013 Christmas Bureau Sing Along

Friday the 13, ominous!  Bad weather and the roads were treacherous.  However, when I reached the Winspear Centre, albeit almost half an hour late - the atmosphere was warming, the loft was already full so I had to make my way to the main stage where there were around 15 of us in the end. … Continue reading 2013 Christmas Bureau Sing Along

Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Part 2 – December 7, 2013

Well, last night was an absolute blast.  My son was able to get a rush ticket, he goes to the U of A, for $24 and was on the main floor left terrace - score!!! Excellent seat. Anyway everyone was in tuxedo's and gowns last night, the ESO men in their tails and white bow … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Part 2 – December 7, 2013

Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Mark Bailey – Conductor December 6, 2013

December 5, 2013 I am at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music  for the first of two performances of Handel's Messiah - hoping that this will go as smoothly as the dress rehearsal last night did and hoping that we can generate that feeling of wonder, joy and awe that we feel when singing this … Continue reading Handel’s Messiah: Richard Eaton Singers with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Mark Bailey – Conductor December 6, 2013

Dress Rehearsal ESO Messiah December 5, 2013

Tonight we are to hear not only the ESO from start to finish but we finally get to listen to the soloists for this performance. Looking forward to this! I am betting that this will be a straight run through with the emphasis being on the soloist entries, especially when we do the "how beautiful … Continue reading Dress Rehearsal ESO Messiah December 5, 2013

Piano and Orchestra Rehearsal Messiah with the ESO

On the main stage right behind the Orchestra. Nice to be this close to the sound. Worthy is the Lamb from the sitting position as a warm up. From Mark - polysyllabic words "lean in and pull away" Amen - basses half step out. Oops. And the Glory of The Lord End of piano rehearsal. … Continue reading Piano and Orchestra Rehearsal Messiah with the ESO

14th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Messiah, Messiah, Messiah. This time with our guest conductor Mark Bailey in the room.We started with "Glory to God" with notes to lift a little during And peace on earth, and be more crisp during the Glory to God.Then "Lift up your heads" with notes to shorten some eighth notes to sixteenth notes as well … Continue reading 14th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

11th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Warm up by Sara. Welcome after our November 11  concert.  Len wanted to thank everyone for their work on the concert.  Barbara was thanked for orchestrating the Groaning Board. Len discussed the cuts in the Messiah we would be performing with the ESO and guest Conductor Mark Bailey. Normally the whole piece is not done … Continue reading 11th Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season