1) Tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 11th — Choir Social is at Mels Diner. (great times at Symposium last week; ask Hannah and Steph for details)
2) CD Sales begin tonight! Yes, you’ll want your own CD of this concert. Carmina is a once in a lifetime event and I can tell you for sure that our performance will be unique. See Laura Winger (Alto, blonde hair, wears blue often) to sign up for yours. Choir CDs come beautifully packaged and labelled. They make amazing gifts.
3) ANNOUNCING A NEW VIDEO SERIES for and by the UNIVERSITY CHOIR:
That’s right. The UW Choir will now have its own video series. For now it will be called “You Missed Rehearsal” or “Just a Minute” and we will film a short segment at each rehearsal. Please help me to work on the list of helpful topics for these one minute videos. Here are some of the topics we need to cover for ourselves. These become required viewing for anyone who has been excused from rehearsal (remember, you can only miss two). They will also be helpful reminders. AND they’ll be a fun break for us in rehearsal and a creative and different way for us to teach and learn together. You are the stars! I’ll be asking various choir members to host various episodes. Please wear “video appropriate” clothing to rehearsals!
Episode I: Reading, Singing, and Watching the Conductor narration by Sting (not really, I’ll do it)
Effective Score Marking with Melissa and Jacob (working title)
Managing Your Busy UW Life: Choir, the essential survival tool
What the sopranos are really looking at and what they should really be noticing.
Why Altos Sound Like Altos and Why You Don’t with Carrie K.
God is a Baritone, really.
The Bass Code: Living Life in the Lower Register and Thriving
Carmina Latin Pronunciation Tips with Matt O.
Carmina German Pronunciation Tips with Rebecca C.
Carmina Burana: What It’s All About — according to the tenor section (featuring The Tenor Section)
Prepared for Anything: Tools for Choral Rehearsal and Emergency Child Birth with Chris M.
How to Memorize the Impossible
Beyond Rehearsal: Effective Choral Practice Strategies for Overachievers with Audrey and Katrina
The Art of Community: Growing Musical Empathy in the UW Choir