Here is the bulletin for Friday, 28 April.
At this stage – obviously: everything. The entire piece in all its intricacies. Remember: Carlos wants us to be not only singers but also actors!
Tenors: please work on your part on Movement 3, page 42 from bar 197 to the end.
Go to our website ‘News’ sections for Richard’s Reflection and consider reading and taking in his advice as part of this week’s homework!
Concert related matters:
1. Don’t cover the books in black. We all have clean, blue books and they are lighter and less cumbersome uncovered.
2. At the end of the piece, keep your books open until Carlos indicates that we have come to the end. I always find those few moments’ silence and reflection at the end of a concert before the applause starts so precious. I know that many of us and the audience do too.
3. Does anyone have video recording facilities? If so, see Roger about it. Harvey Broadband, our regular recorder will not be available.
4. We are running a short audience survey, seeking views on concert quality, access, publicity etc. About 100 audience members will be handed a form and a stamped, addressed envelope to participate. This is just for your information. No need to do anything.
Roger announced yesterday that there were 44 tickets left. By now the number is down to 32. We still have posters to be plastered all over the Northern Beaches (but remember to remove those you have distributed after the concert). One last concerted effort and we will have a full house!
Wednesday, 3 May at 7.00 – rehearsal with the orchestra at the large hall CPPS
Thursday, 4 May at 6.30 – general rehearsal at Cerretti Chapel
Saturday, 6 May at 6.30 for 7.30 start – the concert at Cerretti Chapel
Thursday, 11 May at 7.30 start rehearsals for the next concert on Sunday, 3 September at 2.30
Thanks to all those who registered to participate in the event on Friday, 26 May. There is still room for more participants. An extra bonus: Anita will sing with us! More details will follow.
I am going to send information on two forthcoming concerts in separate e-mails.
Enjoy the weekend and keep rehearsing.