We’ve got lots of big news to share, starting with this: we’ve finally settled on a concert date! Sunday, May 18th will be our next concert, and we are likely looking at an afternoon starting time (2 PM). There is also a possibility that we will have a second concert that weekend on Friday evening, but more information about that, as well as the location of the concert, is yet to come. So save the date, it’s going to be a good one!
We are also pleased to mention that we’ve added several new members this spring. They are:
Amy Meyer, soprano
Sara Baumbauer, soprano
Rachel Gottinger, alto
Andrew Coenen, baritone
Ian Joyal, bass
Paul Mertz, bass
Quinten Petersen, bass
Rob Rohloff, bass
As you can see, we were particularly fortunate to add five new basses after losing two. The section is now nine men strong and sounds great. Of course, this means we could use another tenor or two to round things out, so if you’re interested or know anyone that is, please feel free to contact us via email or send us a note on our Facebook page.
Finally, we are extremely excited for the opportunity to be singing with the UW-Eau Claire Concert Choir on Monday, April 14th at a concert of theirs in the area. Many of our choir members are Eau Claire alumni and sang in this very choir, so it’s a particularly special event. We’ll have more details about this event coming soon if you are interested in attending. It’d be great to have your support, and I’m sure the Eau Claire singers would appreciate it as well!
Rehearsals have progressed quite well. The music we are singing this spring is significantly more difficult than the music we sang at our December concert, but it is, in my opinion, more beautiful. Of particular note are the two arrangements of “Sure On This Shining Night” that we are performing, by Lauridsen and Barber:
Gorgeous stuff. We’re also getting some practice in on our foreign languages. You’ll remember that at our December concert we had several songs in German. Well, in May we’ll be adding Latin and Hungarian to our repertoire, and yes, more German as well. It’s always a challenge to sing in a language that you don’t speak, but the pieces are absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to hear the finished product.
That’s all for this update. Thanks for your continued support, and we are already counting down the days to our next performance!