Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alabama Symphony Chorus Blog

I created the blog for the new group last night:

That will transform to become:

So our new online process has begun!

UPDATE:  It is faster than I thought!  The new site is live and active!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Works, Rehearsals, and Expectations

We'll work attendance differently this year:

Rehearsal Expectations.  With one exception, there are approximately six rehearsals for each performance.  Your regular presence is necessary for a successful performance.  After each work listed below, you will see how many absences are allowed per performance.

Required Rehearsals.  There will be more "required" rehearsals for each work.  "Required" rehearsals mean that you are expected to be at rehearsal and that an absence from this rehearsal means you will not be allowed to sing the work.  Any exception must be cleared with the conductor.

Mozart, Great Mass in C Minor
Performances:  October 15 (8:00 p.m.), 16(8:00 p.m.), 17 (3:00 p.m.)
One absence from rehearsal allowed.
Monday, August 23rd
Monday, August 30th
Monday, September 6 (yes I know it is Labor Day)
Monday, September 13
Monday, September 20
Monday, September 27
Monday, October 4 (required rehearsal)
Monday, October 11 (required rehearsal)
Tuesday, October 12 (required rehearsal)
Thursday, October 14 (required rehearsal)

NO rehearsal on Monday, October 18

Handel, Messiah
Performances:  December 17 (7:30 p.m.) and December 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Two rehearsal absences allowed.

Monday, October 25
Monday, November 1
Monday, November 8
Monday, November 15
Monday, November 22
Monday, November 29
Monday, December 6 (required rehearsal)
Monday, December 13 (required rehearsal)
Tuesday, December 14 (required rehearsal)
Thursday, December 16 (required rehearsal)

Durufle, Requiem
Performance:  Friday, February 18, 2010
One rehearsal absence allowed.
Monday, January 3
Monday, January 10
Monday, January 17 (yes, I know it is MLK day)
Monday, January 24
Monday, January 31
Monday, February 7 (required rehearsal)
Monday, February 14 (required rehearsal) (yes I know it is Valentine's Day)
Thursday, February 17 (required rehearsal)

NO REHEARSAL on February 21

Beethoven, Symphony 9 and Choral Fantasy
Performance:  Saturday, May 21, 8 p.m.
Two rehearsal absences allowed.
Monday, February 28
Monday, March 7
Monday, March 14 (NO REHEARSAL)
Monday, March 21 MEN ONLY
Monday, March 28 WOMEN ONLY
Monday, April 4
Monday, April 11
Monday, April 18
Monday, April 25
Monday, May 2
Monday, May 9 (required rehearsal)
Monday, May 16  (required rehearsal)
Friday, May 20 (required rehearsal)

It is going to be a great year!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dates for 2010-2011

This is what we know now:

2010 - 2011 Dates

Mozart:  Great Mass in C Minor

Monday, October 11:  Choir only rehearsal (7-9:30)
Tuesday, October 12:  Choir and Orchestra (7-9:30)
Thursday, October 14:  Choir and Orchestra (7-10)
Friday, October 15:  Concert 8 p
Saturday, October 16:  Concert 8 p
Sunday, October 17:  Concert 3 p

Handel:  Messiah

Monday, December 13:  Choir only rehearsal (7-9:30)
Tuesday, December 14:  Choir and Orchestra (7-9:30)
Thursday, December 16:  Choir and Orchestra (7-10)
Friday, December 17:  Concert 7:30 p
Saturday,December  18:  Concert 7:30 p

Durufle:  Requiem

Thursday, February 17:  Dress Rehearsal (7-9:30)
Friday, February 18:  Performance (probably 8)

Beethoven:  Choral Fantasy and Symphony 9

Monday, May 9:  7-9:30 rehearsal ASC
Monday, May 16:  7-9:30 rehearsal ASC
Friday, May 20:  Rehearsal with Orchestra
Saturday, May 21:  Concert, 8 p
Sunday, May 22:  Possible Concert, TBA