Bulletin 4th June 2021

Hello everyone.
A great rehearsal last night, and aren’t we priveleged to be doing the world premiere of the new arrangement of Waltzing Matilda! Despite the challenge of the different rhythms, harmonies and structure, we were getting into the swing of it last night.
This might turn out to be quite a lengthy Bulletin, so make yourself a coffee and concentrate.
Homework

  • Locus Iste (which we might attempt to sing a cappella next week, so be prepared).
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (ditto).
  • Waltzing Matilda. If you have a piano, keyboard or other instrument available, work through some of the more challenging passages. Focus especially on the rhythms.

August Concert
Note that this will be held on Sunday 22 August at 2:30pm.
The venue will be St John’s Anglican Church, Dee Why.
The programme will be:

  • Faure Requiem
  • Faure Cantique de Jean Raccine
  • Locus Iste
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Who is Silvia?
  • I’m Gonna Sing
  • Deep River
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo
  • Evening
  • And as the encore – Waltzing Matilda

Further details regarding seating, ticketing, refreshments etc are being worked on by the committee.

Music Scores
Most of you will already have the scores for the works in the programme. You will also have a number of works that we shall not be performing.  These are:

  • Christus Factus Est
  • I Love, Alas, I Love Thee
  • Il bianco e dolce cigno
  • Otro tal misacantano
  • Dindirin, dindirin
  • Steal away
  • With a voice of singing

Bring all these next week and hand them back in. Please erase any pencil markings, and if you’ve separated them for putting in folders, please re-staple them.

You also have three canons (Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart’s Fa la la, and Magnificat Kanon). Hold on to these as Carlos may use them for warm-ups.

We need tenors and basses!
As always, we are looking to recruit more tenors and basses. To this end Kerry has drafted a flyer for this – click here for a copy.  If you know of any possible candidates in your church group, school or any other organisation, or maybe just friends, please run off copies and hand them out.

Northern Beaches Orchestra
The NBO is putting on a concert on Saturday 19 June. Click here for details.

That’s all. Phew, I need a coffee myself. Or I might settle for a glass of Shiraz.

Roger