We’re getting closer and closer to our first concert (December 15th!), so every rehearsal is becoming more important. Tonight we got together and worked through every piece we’re performing on the concert, and spent some particular time working on a couple more troublesome pieces, including Eric Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby” and “O Heiland Reiss die Himmel Auf” (arr. Hugo Distler).
Our progress, however, extends beyond the practice room. We’re making some pretty significant progress in getting organized as a group, as well. Before rehearsal, our executive board got together over dinner to go over some of our processes. We discussed how we’re going to hold auditions, how we’ll get more organized in the future in terms of attendance, tracking our finances, concert attire and much more. I think we’re starting to get the hang of this. As we continue to get organized it’ll make it a whole lot easier for us to continue enjoying this group long into the future.
In addition to our upcoming concert, we’ve got a couple other opportunities that we’re looking forward to. On December 11th we will be performing at a reception at Tuckaway Country Club, using a mix of more upbeat songs from our concert and other traditional Christmas carols. We all got a copy of the sheet music for “Carol of the Bells” today and did some sight reading, and it sounds pretty darn awesome. Some of us will also be singing with the Memorial United Methodist Church choir on Saturday the 14th as they perform their own concert. It’ll be a good chance to give back to them for allowing us to use their sanctuary for rehearsals every week.
The next time we get together to rehearse, we’ll likely still be working off our Thanksgiving food comas. Enjoy your holiday!