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2017 Rehearsal Information

2017 Rehearsal Schedule

The 2017 May schedule can be downloaded here.

Campbellton Youth Choir 2017 Schedule:

Rehearsals for CYC will also resume on January 9th and will continue to meet at Holy Trinity Episcopal from 5:00 to 6:30 each Monday. New members are encouraged to come come to the CYC's rehearsals and the youth director will share details and answer questions with parents after the rehearsal.

Cumberland Oratorio Singers & Cross Creek Chorale May 2017 Schedule:

Rehearsal Plan

Working ahead means more efficient use of time!
 

John Rutter Gloria
Cyberbass (Movts 1 and 2 only): http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Rutter_J/rutter_gloria.htm

You will also find learning tracks (all movts) on a “Nova Chorus” web page about 3⁄4’s scroll down:
https://www.novachorus.org/music-files/


There are no learning tracks for the regular octavos and Te Deum. ============================================================================

March 27


COS: Listening, Auditions

CCC: Small reading session


April 3


Auditions before/after rehearsal?

6:45 – Warm-ups 7:00 – COS Rehearsal

pp. 2-6 Reh. F (Clap) pp. 2-5 (Fanfare)
pp. 1-9 (Gloria I)


8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum


Apr 10

6:45 – Warm-ups 7:00 – COS Rehearsal

pp. 6-end (Clap), then review ALL (Fanfare For a Festival) pp. 10-15 (Gloria I)

8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum


April 17

6:45 – Warm-ups 7:00 – COS Rehearsal

pp. 2-8 (Anthem)
pp. 35-end (Gloria III) Review
Gloria I

8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum
April 24

7:00 – COS Rehearsal

pp. 29-end (Anthem), then review pp. 27-35 (Gloria III)
pp. 16-21 (Gloria II)


8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum

May 1

6:45 – Warm-ups
7:00 – COS Rehearsal


Anthem (ALL)
Fanfare (ALL)
pp. 24-27 (Gloria III)
pp. 18-24 (Gloria II) Review
Gloria II and III

8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum


May 8

6:45 – Warm-ups
7:00 – COS Rehearsal Anthem (ALL)


O Clap (ALL)

Gloria ALL
8:30 – Announcements/Break


8:40 – CCC Rehearsal 9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum



May 15

6:45 – Warm-ups 7:00 – COS Rehearsal Fanfare – ALL

Anthem for Peace – ALL O Clap Your Hands - ALL Gloria ALL

8:30 – Announcements/Break 8:40 – CCC Rehearsal
9:00 – Rehearsal ends

CCC: Te Deum


May 18
7:00PM – Haymount UMC – Sanctuary Te Deum (CCC) - w/ensemble

7:15PM

Fanfare – ALL w/ensemble
Anthem for Peace – ALL w/ensemble O Clap Your Hands – ALL w/ensemble


- Break –
7:45PM - Gloria ALL
 

May 19

CONCERT DAY!
Call COS: 6:30pm -
Warm-ups/Final issues

Doors open: 7:00pm Concert: 7:30pm


To all:

I do not have the words to say an appropriate thank you to everyone. It is has been a wonderful 9 years! While there may have been some trials in the midst of the journey, one can best hope to grow from everything we have shared together. I believe in our growth as musicians and as people:

"The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times... The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile." ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Through it all we have remained a community of thinkers, musicians, citizens, and friends-who-like-to- make-music-together. It is true we have lost some members to other interests, by movement of profession/relocation, or those that simply left us too soon. However, I want you to know that with every stretch and challenge to me both musically and personally, you have made me a better musician and a better person. With this ending to a new beginning, I leave you with what is my favorite sentiment for those of us that “change” is simply the equivalent of a “lift” in singing: a momentary pause with no room to breath! Exciting! Here you are:

There was a Christian lady who was diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. As she was getting her things "in order," she contacted her pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. The woman also requested to be buried with her favorite Bible. Everything was in order and the pastor was preparing to leave when the woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

"There's one more thing," she said excitedly.
"What's that?" came the pastor's reply.
"This is very important," the woman continued. "I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand."
The pastor stood looking at the woman, not knowing quite what to say. "That surprises you, doesn't it?", the woman asked.
"Well, to be honest, I'm puzzled by the request," said the pastor.
The woman explained, "In all my years of attending church socials and potluck dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main courses were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, "Keep your fork." It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming...like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder, "What's with the fork?" Then I want you to tell them: "Keep your fork. The best is yet to come."


The pastor's eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. He also knew that the woman had a better grasp of Heaven than most Christians did. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At her funeral people were walking by the woman's casket and they saw the pretty dress she was wearing, her favorite Bible, and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the pastor heard the question "What's with the fork?" And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. The pastor

told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either. He was right.

So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you ever so gently, that the best is yet to come.

KEEP THE FORK!!

Michael