Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

Ninth Rehearsal Preview

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

From Dr. Whitmire:   Welcome to our 9th rehearsal of Spring 2012! Please sign in.

Once again, thanks for your outstanding performance of Jazz Mass last Tuesday. It was a great night. I have seen the video that looks great. I haven’t heard the recording, but hope to very soon.

Also, I have just received the recording of our Chichester Psalms from last Fall. I hope to make copies available to you very soon. Sounds awesome!

Please bring your Barber, Sondheim and Bernstein choruses tonight.

Spring 2012 Schedule (no changes)
This Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm – Full Rehearsal (SATB)
This Sunday, March 25, 5:00 pm – Dress Rehearsal: Songs of Sunset, Bishop Ireton
Saturday, March 31, 3:00 pm – Concert: Songs of Sunset, Church of the Epiphany
Sunday, April 1, 3:00 pm Concert: Songs of Sunset, Bishop Ireton HS
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 pm Band/Chorus Spring Concert, Schlesinger Center

3/24 Full Rehearsal (SATB)
4/7    women
4/14   men
4/21   Full Rehearsal (SATB)

Other Calendar items
This Friday, March 23, 5:30 pm – My choir from Richmond will sing Evensong at Washington National Cathedral. I hope you can attend.
Friday, April 27
4:00 pm – Voice Master Class by Dr. Karen Murphy, Professor of Collaborative Piano at Mississippi State University
7:30 pm – Voice Recital by Jonathan Price, tenor, Masters candidate at New England Conservatory (son of former NVCC faculty Kathy Price)

Chorworks Annual Summer Choral Workshop

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

From Christine Hagan: Sandy just sent me this – could it go out to the chorus or on the chorus website?  Thanks.
Chorworks Annual Summer Choral Workshop website.

Summer Singing

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

From Chorister Grace:  Two items of possible vacation planning interest to our members from the newsletter below (linked) – the Chorus America’s annual June conference in San Francisco and the fact that most weeks of the Berkshire Choral Festival this summer still have openings.  I will be sure to mention this at the sectional today and at next Tuesday’s rehearsal, but perhaps you could also post the information on our web site.  The BCF web site for additional information about their open weeks is

I had a hard time deciding between the Monteverdi Vespers week and the week in Vancouver this year, but decided on Vancouver and would love to have fellow NOVA singers along as well!

Philip Cave Workshop

Monday, January 10th, 2011

From Chorister Peggy: For those of you who are interested in working on some choral music that we don’t ordinarily sing in NOVA Community Chorus, below is information on a workshop with Philip Cave in Richmond next weekend. I’ve been to similar workshops he’s given in the past, and have always found them rewarding and well worth the time.

Music for Court and Chapel by Taverner, Tallis, Byrd & Gibbons

A Chorworks one-day early choral workshop led by PHILIP CAVE
director of the English early music ensemble Magnificat and a founding member of The Tallis Scholars

SATURDAY, January 15, 2011 10:00am-6:00pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 520 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia

Registration from 9:30am. Workshop 10:00am. Informal Concert at 5:00pm
General registration $50. Seniors $35. Students <25 yrs. $25.
Music provided online to registered participants.
Please register and read further information online at

Berkshire Choral Festival

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

From Chorister Grace:  The Berkshire Choral Festival has opened its online applications for the 2011 summer season.  The web site is  The 2011 season includes one week in Vancouver, June 15-23, performing Voices of Light with the Anonymous 4 and conductor Tom Hall; 4 consecutive one-week sessions in Sheffield, Massachusetts, starting July 10th and including Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the Monteverdi Vespers and conductors such as Robert Page and Kent Tritle; and one week in Salzburg, Austria, September 9-18, performing Haydn, Mendelssohn and Brucker with conductor Thomas Bottcher.  An audition CD is required for the Monteverdi week.  Music and rehearsal CDs are sent out in the spring and the one week session is spent on polishing the nuances.  Choristers have most afternoons free to sight-see in the local area, with rehearsals scheduled in the morning and evening.  BCF also offers opportunities for scholarships as well as apprenticeships for those studying for degrees (undergraduate or graduate) in music.

From Dr. Whitmire

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Dear Singers-

I hope you are enjoying the end of a wonderful summer. We are just back from visiting family in Texas. I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.

Below you will find info about an upcoming workshop led by Philip Cave. As you probably know, Philip is wonderful clinician. I am certain that you will enjoy this workshop if you are able to attend.

The Franco-Flemish Masters – Flyer (.pdf)
A one-day choral workshop led by Philip Cave
Music of the Franco-Flemish Masters
Josquin, Clemens, Crecquillon, Gombert & Rogier
Saturday 18 September 10:00am-6:00pm
All Souls Episcopal Church, Woodley Park, Washington DC.
Workshop General Enrollment: $50. Seniors: $35.
Full-time students <25 years: $25.
Soft drinks included. 5 minutes from Woodley Park Metro.
Limited parking available.
For further information, registration and directions, please visit:

Berkshire Choral Festival 2011

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(5/29/2010) From Chorister Grace: Perhaps some of the NOVA e-mail list would be interested in next year’s BCF schedule – looks like a great season.

Read the entire announcement, here, (.pdf)

Choral Workshops

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

From Chorister Peggie: Here’s info on two excellent early-music choral workshops. I can vouch for the quality, as I’ve participated in similar ones in the past.

Voix Humaines, One-day Chorworks workshop, Saturday 5 June, All Souls Episcopal Church

The fam’d Italian Masters, Chorworks Summer Workshop, July 6 – 11th, (pre-workshop day Monday 5th), Washington National Cathedral & Cathedral College

For more information: