Final Tuesday Rehearsal Preview

November 30th, 2015

From Dr. Whitmire: Welcome to our final Tuesday rehearsal of Fall 2015! Please sign in.

Thanks for a great dress rehearsal with the orchestra last night. You sounded wonderful!

Tickets- Every singer should have 5 Messiah tickets. If not, see your section leader. Sell them for $10 each (half-price!) or buy them and give them as gifts. Cash or checks made to WMPA. It is important that we support the orchestra by selling tickets.

This week we rehearse in Schlesinger. We will run Messiah, all movements twice-once in seats and once on risers. At the end I will rehearse basses on the fast passages of For unto us and His yoke is easy.


Tuesday, December 1 – 7:30 pm Dress Rehearsal, Schlesinger

Saturday, December 5 – 3:00 pm Concert, 2:00 pm Call
G. W. Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr, Alexandria

Sunday, December 6 – 3:00 pm Concert, 2:00 pm Call
Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW Washington DC

Tuesday, December 8 – No Chorus Rehearsal

Thursday, December 10 – 7:30 pm NVCC Holiday Concert, Schlesinger. 6:30 pm Call

Sunday, December 13 – 3:00 p.m. Messiah Sing-along at Virginia Episcopal Seminary (3737 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304). If you would like to participate, please send me an e-mail with “optional Messiah” in the subject line. You must attend the Saturday 12/12 10:00 am rehearsal. I’d like more of my “Under 30” singers to sign up!

Next Semester we have some wonderful music coming up: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, Carl Nielsen’s Spring in Funen and a reprise of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (written the same year NVCC was founded). If you know good singers who want to join us, let me know. I need all of you back. If you are not able to sing with us in the Spring, please let me know. I don’t want anyone to slip quietly away.

Spring 2016 Calendar
Tuesday, February 16 – Dress Rehearsal, Schlesinger
Tuesday, February 23 – Black History Month Celebration, Schlesinger
Sunday, April 3 – Dress Rehearsal with WMPO
Sunday, April 10 – Concert with WMPO (Epiphany)
Sunday, April 17 – Concert with WMPO (Masonic Memorial)
Tuesday, April 26 – Dress Rehearsal, Schlesinger
Friday, May 6 – NVCC Spring Concert, Schlesinger (NVCC 50th Anniversary Concert)

Let’s be our best. In order for us to be the best chorus we can be, each of us must be the best singer we can be. Toward that end, please consider taking Class Voice (Mon 4:30 –7:15 pm) or Vocal Seminar (Saturday 12:30-2:30 pm) with me.

Another very cool class I am teaching is MUS 121 Music Appreciation (Friday 9:;00 am – 12:15 pm). Our topic is World Music. Ellie Briscoe, Larry Goldschmidt, Marion Mangus or Tom Munger can tell you about it . It is fascinating. I would love to have more choristers in the class.

Message to my current Vocal Seminar Students who may not check Blackboard
December 5 – class meets 10 am to 12 noon
December 12 – 2:00 pm Final Recital – Sing 2 songs (All are invited! How about we go have a refreshing beverage and toast a great year?)



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