Concert Rescheduled

December 10th, 2013

From Dr. Whitmire: Dear Singers-

As you see below, our 2nd concert has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 4. Please make every effort to sing. Let me know if you cannot sing. You have infested so much in this magnificent music, we simply must sing it again.

What an incredible season! Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder in October and Haydn Mass in time of war in December. You brought such musicianship and vocality to each. I am proud to direct such a fine group.

The next season is going to be equally great. I hope you enjoy singing my Jazz Mass again at the Black History Month concert. I think you will enjoy being a part of the premier of Sea surface full of clouds by Larry Ries. I know you will love singing Frostiana by Randall Thomson. Please register for chorus as soon as you can. If you know good singers who would enjoy singing with us, sign them up!

Also-Please consider taking a course next semester to strengthen you musicianship so that you can make a maximum contribution to our chorus.
MUS141 Class Piano, Saturdays at noon
MUS131 Class Voice, M T at 6:00 pm
MUS101 Basic Musicianship, Tuesdays at 11:00 am
(I teach all of these sections)

Attached is Gloria (.m3) from our concert at Epiphany.

Have a very Happy Holiday!

From: Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association <>
Date: December 10, 2013, 3:40:54 PM EST
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: Second Performance of DEC Concert SAT., JAN 4 2014

Hi all,

The second, postponed performance of the December 8 concert will be on Saturday, January 4. We’ll have a lengthy rehearsal from 12:30 to 2:30 PM, with the concert at 3 PM. We’ll perform at the Masonic Memorial (it is available) OR T. C. Williams (have not been able to communicate with them due to weather closings). I’ll confirm the location as soon as I can discuss the concert with TCW.

This should leave enough time for everyone to schedule the event into their calendar. I did not think it possible to bring the orchestra together for a concert prior to Christmas given everyone’s previous committments. If you currently have a conflict on January 4, please do everything you can to resolve it so that you can perform that day with WMP. If you can’t, please let me know.

Strings, the January 4 weekend will be very busy as the first rehearsal for the February concert will be on Sunday, January 5 from 5 to 8 PM. Please plan on it as well!

Warmest regards,


Ulysses S. James
Music Director/Conductor
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association

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