Bulletin for 22 June

Hello Choir,

Here is the bulletin for Friday, 22 June.
Carlos plans to start next week’s rehearsal with the ‘Agnus Dei’ from the ‘Jazz Mass’, proceed to ‘West Side Story’ and then return to the ‘Jazz Mass’.  I had an uneasy feeling at the end of the rehearsal and when I look at last week’s bulletin, my suspicion is confirmed:  same homework; we have hardly made progress.  This piece, particularly in its rhythm, takes us a little out of our comfort zone and therefore is a challenge.  Challenges are good for us, individually and collectively, but to rise to them and enjoy the piece, we really should be doing more homework!
Carnegie Hall – a year on
Judy and Kay organized a dinner to celebrate the passage of a year since  some of us sang Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’ in Carnegie Hall.  I was sorry I could not participate but believe it was a pleasant gathering.  Thanks, Judy and Kay.
Three free choral concerts:
I am copying, for your interest information about three choral concerts held in July.
“You are invited to attend 3 free choral concerts as part of the Craig Hella Johnson Festival this July.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the Sydney Opera House filled with 300 voices, under the baton of Grammy Award-winning maestro Craig Hella Johnson7.30pm Tuesday 17 July 2018.
Choirs of all ages from the USA, Australia and China.
Secure your free tickets via email: Sarah@kiconcerts.com
Donations encouraged in support of the Australian Red Cross.  https://www.redcross.org.au/get-involved/take-action/fundraise

Enjoy two intimate choral recitals to warm you up for the Gala Concert:

Bakersfield College Chamber Choir & Sydney University Madrigal Society
7.30pm Friday 13 July
Christ Church Lavender Bay
10 Walker St Lavender Bay

Staples High School Orphenians & Canterbury College Cantabile Choir
7.00pm Sunday 15 July
Pitt St Uniting Church
264 Pitt St Sydney

All events free. 

We look forward to seeing you, your family and your friends, at this unique Sydney festival.

For more information, contact Sarah@kiconcerts.com


Melanie Penicka-Smith

Director, Penicka-Smith Arts & Event Management | mpenickasmith@gmail.com

Event Manager | Pacific Pride Choir | pacificpridechoir@gmail.com

Production Manager | Opera Prometheus | mailto:oprdirect@gmail.com

That’s all.  Stay warm.