Je doodle, tu doodles, nous doodelons!

Hi Singers! Good rehearsal tonight.

For those who are wondering what makes the difference between a drinking song and a Brahm’s Liebeslieder, I made this resumé of tonight’s fine tuning of No. 7 :

  1. Don’t hit a gong with the first word.  It’s a pick up : it has to lead to the 2nd mesure : «vom geBIRge».
  2. Last syllable = unstressed.  Put weight on «güs» and vanish on «se» : «regenGÜSse»
  3. Phrasé conducts towards the 2nd «well» and ultimately towards «güsse» : «vom geBIRge well auf WEll kommen regenGÜSse»
  4. The 2 prepositions sound ridiculous if disconnected : «From the mountain. Comes gushing rain.»  You have to sing it as a whole.
  5. And finally, german «é» is closer to «i», exactly like in the word «it».
  6. Final result : «vom geBIRge well auf WELL=>kommen rigenGÜSse»

Doodle

http://www.doodle.com/fr8radzn4vhe88ec

Here is the link with new dates. Please enter ALL your eventually available dates. It’s not a contract, it’s to help me get the most Singers together at the same time. I truly appreciate your flexibility and availableness.

Next week program :

  • Cherpentier, Credo (until p.35)
  • Charpentier, Sanctus (including the «benedictus»)
  • Mendelssohn, He Watching over Israël (see the Program page for rehearsal stuff)
  • Le Jeune, Ce n’est que fiel

Sectional next week (21h30-22h00)

Everybody who wants to sing «Ce n’est que fiel» p.3. Learn verse 1, I’ll listen to you.

Spring calendar :

  • April 6 : intensive rehearsal 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, downtown McGill
  • April ?? : extra rehearsal t.b.c.
  • April 20 : dress rehearsal 12:30 – 1:45 pm (new time)
  • April 20 : recital 7:00 – 7:50 pm
  • June 4 : dress rehearsal 7:00 – 10:00 pm, downtown McGill
  • June 7 : final concert at 8:00 pm, in Redpath

Fiou! Can you feel this Spring energy?

Bonne semaine!

Catherine

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A reminder to all of you that we don’t have rehearsal next Monday, April 1st – happy Easter everyone!

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On Monday, April 15th, we’ll begin to rehearse our joint repertoire for the spring concerts. Youth Choir, please arrive at 6pm in order to rehearse with the children for the last half hour of their rehearsal. You will be done at 8pm on that evening.

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If you received a new choir dress and did not pay for it, please give your cheque to me at our next rehearsal ($75 made out to the McGill Conservatory).

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We missed you:

Flavie, Sophie, Sarina, Miranda, Rebecca, and Angeline.

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Homework:

Sallinen – first movement

El Barquito – review, review, review!

 

I will start this week’s post with a reminder to all of you that there is no rehearsal, next Monday, April 1 – happy Easter everybody!

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And then I will remind you about our upcoming event, which will be our own event for children’s choirs in the West Island.

Please mark Sunday, May 5th in your calendars! We will be hosting a concert with 4 other children’s choirs on that day.

The time will be 2:30 pm – 6pm or so (concert at 5pm) – location TBC.

Please notify me immediately if your child is not able to attend.

We will also need some volunteers! If you are interested in chaperoning, selling tickets at the door, or helping to move risers, please let

me know!

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If you received a new choir dress and did not pay for it, please give your cheque to me at our next rehearsal ($75 made out to the McGill Conservatory).

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We missed you:

Katrina, Cacaelia, Madeleine, Elizabeth, Natascha

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Homework:

To the Moon – verse 2

and here’s a video of our new piece, as it was originally intended by Beethoven!

Je vais commencer ceci avec un rappel à tous qu’il n’y a pas de répétition ce lundi 1er avril- joyeuses Pâques à tout le monde!

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Je vais ensuite vous rappeler d’un événement s’approchant à grands pas, ce qui est notre événement pour des chorales d’enfants dans l’Ouest de l’Île.

Marquez le dimanche 5 mai sur vos calendriers! Nous allons être les hôtes du concert avec 4 autres chorales pour enfants cette journée-là.

Le temps sera de 14h30-18h (le concert débutera à 17h)- lieu à être déterminé.

SVP avisez-moi tout de suite si votre enfant ne peut pas venir.

Nous avons aussi besoin de bénévoles! Si vous voulez être moniteur, vendre des billets à la porte, ou aider à déplacer des étages, informez-moi s’il vous plaît!

Si vous avez reçu une nouvelle robe de chorale récemment et que vous ne l’avez pas payé, donnez-moi votre chèque à la prochaine répétition (75$ adressé au Conservatoire de McGill)

Vous nous avez manqués:

Katrina, Cacaelia, Madeleine, Elizabeth, Natascha

Devoirs:

To the Moon –  2e vers

voici une vidéo de notre pièce, comme elle était originalement faite par Beethoven!

 

Choosing the extra rehearsal date

Merci de répondre à ce sondage Doodle : http://www.doodle.com/fr8radzn4vhe88ec

This will allow me to choose the best date for an extra rehearsal.  In addition of the «Ce n’est que fiel», I wanted to remind you that the Charpentier’s mass is back on our schedule.  Read it to put it back in your memory.  And listen to full choir versions to set yourself in the mood.

See you on Tuesday for the Le Jeune and the Charpentier.

Catherine