Stage Instructions

March 27th, 2010

From Fred: Chorus,

As you will see from Ul James’ note, below, the orchestra will rehearse from 1:30 to 2:00.

We have use of the stage only from 2:00 until 2:30 = only 30 minutes.

(We must leave the stage while the audience takes their seats.)

Unless Dr. Whitmire directs otherwise – I will use 10 minutes to practice moving on/off.

The following instructions are similar to my previous instructions.

At 1:45, we will form up in the hall as though on the risers, row 4 against the West wall.

At 2:00 we will process onto the stage with row 4 stage right leading. #3 follows, etc.

Once on stage, those seated will remain seated (don’t move off the stage).

1. When directed, Sopranos will leave via stage right wings and go to the band room:

Row #1 (Theresa), leading followed by #2, #3, (there is no #4)

On command: Men (as soldiers) will face right, move 5 paces to the right and face left.

2. Altos will leave the risers with row #4 stage right (Megan) leading.

Altos will follow Sopranos into the band room; pass through to the hall then to stage left.

3. On command: Men (as soldiers) will face left, move 5 paces to the left and face right.

3.a. Our Marching Soldiers will march off the stage in reverse order,

turn when all the way off and return to the stage in forward order.

(You are on your own to get this correct.)

4.Sopranos will return to the risers from the band room, row #3 stage left (Pat C) leading.

Altos will return to the risers at the same time with row #4 (Megan) leading.

If all goes well, we should be in the correct order for the remainder of our concert and can now warm up and practice our music. Additional rehearsal time in the band room is likely.

For the concert itself, we can (will) use the same formations as used in Instruction 4 for Sopranos and Altos to go up onto the risers for “Witches”

Please bring your copy of the spreadsheets that Mark sent everyone – if you were able to print it (some of us could not). [Admin note: Here is a riser chart (3-page .pdf for easier printing).]

Be on time, in concert dress before 1:45 on Sunday.

—-From Ulysses S. James:—-


1:30 PM Rehearsal

3:00 PM Concert

We will only have from 1:30 – 2:00 PM to work on Brahms and von Weber. We must start promptly at 1:30 PM with everyone ready to perform. The chorus will rehearse from 2:00 – 2:30 PM.

The concert order will be:

Opera choruses


von Weber

Brahms 3rd

Please put your cases and covers in the band hall against the wall. Do not leave them on chairs or in the wings. As you may remember, the chorus is moving on and off stage and they need free space in which to move. They will use the band hall as an assembly room.

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