Update for Chorale & Bellissima 8/26/18

Here are some important updates for Chorale & Bellissima:

Thursdays in Vocal:  Theory, Diction, Senior Seminar, Acting – Starts September 6|
1st block (1:20-2:05pm)
Freshman/Sophomores – Music Theory (Ms. Moore)
Juniors – Music Theory (Mr. Durfee)
Seniors – Senior Seminar (Ms. Maples)

2nd block (2:10-2:55pm)
Freshman/Sophomores – Acting for Singers (Ms. Candy Brown)
be in comfortable clothing for movement….no jeans, no heels, no skirts]
Juniors – Diction (Ms. Moore)
Seniors – Senior Performance Class (Mr. Durfee and Ms. Maples)


Performance Classes (starting September 7th) – see schedule posted on the bulletin board outside the large vocal room:
Your voice instructor will be working with you to prepare for this.  I will also send a reminder of your upcoming performance class a week prior to you singing.  Your responsibility is to turn in music to Mr. Durfee (directly to him or the box by the vocal stairwell) by the Monday leading up to your performance class.  You will also be scheduled for a rehearsal time the week of your performance and that will be communicated in the email sent by Mr. Durfee.


Citywide Choir    Free to take part in!

    Wednesday, September 19th (at DSA)

Choir Director, Brian Eichenberger, will be coming to DSA to conduct auditions for Citywide.  There are 3 audition components: 1) America The Beautiful – 50 points 2) aural recall – 40 points, ad 3) sight-reading – 10 points.  More details will be given in class.

2.  SATURDAY SECTIONALS – Chamber Choir only
     October 27th, 9:00 – noon
     Thomas Jefferson HS

3.  FESTIVAL – both choirs
     November 2-3, all day
     Thomas Jefferson HS


Fall Concert (Chorale, Bellissima, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble)
Wednesday, October 10th, 7:00pm

This concert will feature our high school ensembles.  Rehearsal on concert repertoire will begin next week.  Also, please reserve Saturday, September 29th from 9:00am-4:00pm for rehearsal in preparation for this concert.


All-State Auditions Oct 11, 12, 13 at Englewood High School
Check out aschoir.com for requirements and fee.
Work with your voice teacher to prepare.


Planning ahead – Spring Semester
Due to a conflict with Prom moving to May 11th we’ve had to move our Farewell Concert (high school) and Broadway Bound (middle school):

New dates:
May 7 & 8 –  Broadway Bound
May 9 – Farewell Concert

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