Rehearsal Notes and Rehearsal Order

November 19

Optional Sectional Rehearsal at 6:15pm in Trinity Hall. I'm not going to call a full sectional rehearsal, however, if there are sections of music where you would like to hear a particular part plunked out, I will be in Trinity Hall at 6:15pm to work through those areas with you.  I know several Alto 2s have asked about going over the tenor part on Carol to the King.  Here is your chance!


7pm Regular Rehearsal


Imm not sure of the rehearsal order yet.  Put your music in concert order.


Gaudete

Messiah music (will give specifics later)

There Shall a Star

Carol to the King

Candlelight Carol

The Virgin Mary

The Cradle Hymn

Carol Fantasia

This Christmastide


Sell tickets!!! If you sell all the tickets you have in your envelope, we can get you more! 

I also have more publicity posters and postcards available.

Listening Links

Do NOT get married to these tempos or their articulation. These are just so you can hear the whole product together.


**Waltz of the Snowflakes (women only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcxixZjeulE


There Shall A Star Come out of Jacob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRG2eVdbJNk


The Cradle Hymn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwJXFAQhsuo


Carol to the King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0DpWaH9_xQ


The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arvtAT61f0I


Candlelight Carol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbudPRPrFWI


Gaudete

This is the only recording of this arrangement.  NOT in love with this and it's hard to hear over the organ.  We will not use organ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElJlKVoIoOM


This Christmastide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiLQ3OI3qys


You will notice on the cover of This Christmastide that it says Jessye's Carol.  This, I believe, was originally written for Jessye Norman. Here is a recording with Jessye and a boys choir.  Quiet lovely and a different character from what we sing but it's the same music for the most part. 

Jessye Norman (Jessye’s Carol)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xi20mA31bE


For Unto Us

Slower Tempohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgoSHOqmuhw

Faster Tempo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQWOP2YbQLg


And the Glory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3raTXZ_hPk


Hallelujah Chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtWkNxn3duA


O Thou That Tellest – with a true countertenor!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia9xoGmjOHM


Glory to God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk-RQz6jZqw

Semester Dates

November 5 - Lighting of the Trees Rehearsal 6:00pm

November 12 - Lighting of the Trees Rehearsal - 6:00pm

November 15 - Lighting of the Trees - be downtown by 4:45pm, we sing at 5:30pm

November 19 - Sectional (if needed) 6:00pm

November 26 - Sectional (if needed) 6:00pm


December 6 - First Christmas Concert 7:30pm, Spanish Fort United Methodist Church

December 9 - Christmas Concert at First Baptist Fairhope 2:00pm

December 10 - No Rehearsal

**December 11 - Rehearsal in Fairhope with Scott Speck, MSO Conductor, 6:30pm

December 13 - Rehearsal in Mobile with MSO, 7:00pm

December 15 - 1:30pm Rehearsal with MSO, 7:30pm Performance

December 16 - 2:30pm Performance with MSO

Older Rehearsal Notes and Rehearsal Orders

October 1

Rehearsal Note from last week: Carol Fantasia, page 15 Bass and Tenor sing MELODY from measure 139 - 150. Soprano and Alto join in at measure 151 (everyone on Melody). SATB Parts at measure 155.


FYI...we had 22 people absent from rehearsal September 24.


Men need tuxedos with a red bowtie and cummerbund for the Christmas Concert.





Section Leader Information

If you know you will miss a rehearsal, please contact your section leader to let them know. ESCS if family and everyone is important.  


Soprano Section Leader

Cindy Stevens cindy.stevens@ppmco.com


Alto Section Leader

Jerry Franklin jmfranklin206@att.net


Tenor Section Leader

Leah Bond lpbond@bellsouth.net


Bass Section Leader

Gene Garthwait garthfam@aol.com

Member Information

Fall Semester 2018

Begins Monday, August 13


6:30pm Pay semester dues ($50) and pick up music 

7:00pm Rehearsal begins 


Please register online before our first rehearsal.


Fall Semester Overview

Rehearsals are held every Monday evening at 7pm unless otherwise noted.


August 13 - Registration and First Rehearsal


September 3 - No Rehearsal (Labor Day)

September 10 - Last night to join for the semester

September 11 - GospelFest Rehearsals begin (This is a Tuesday evening!) 7:00pm

September 17 - Finger Food Social before rehearsal 6:00pm 

September 23 - Annual Fundraiser Dinner at Rock Creek - Purchase tickets in advance.

September 24 -  Alto Sectional at 6:00pm


October 1 - Bass Sectional 6:00pm

October 8 - Tenor Sectional 6:00pm

October 15 - Soprano Sectional 6:00pm

October 22 - Tenor and Bass Sectional 6:00pm

October 26 - GospelFest Concert at Faulkner's Amphitheater 5:10pm

October 29 - Soprano and Alto Sectional 6:00pm


November 5 - Lighting of the Trees Rehearsal 6:00pm

November 12 - Lighting of the Trees Rehearsal - 6:00pm

November 15 - Lighting of the Trees - be downtown by 4:45pm, we sing at 5:30pm

November 19 - Sectional (if needed) 6:00pm

November 26 - Sectional (if needed) 6:00pm


December 6 - First Christmas Concert 7:30pm, place TBA

December 9 - Christmas Concert at First Baptist Fairhope 2:00pm

December 10 - No Rehearsal

December 11 - Rehearsal in Fairhope with Scott Speck, MSO Conductor, 6:30pm

December 13 - Rehearsal in Mobile with MSO, 7:00pm

December 15 - 1:30pm Rehearsal with MSO, 7:30pm Performance

December 16 - 2:30pm Performance with MSO


GospelFest

ESCS has been asked to participate in a community event supporting the Fairhope Rotary Youth Club. This event will serve to bring the community together for an evening of unity, fellowship, food, and gospel music.  Three choirs will participate: African Universalist Church, Path to Peace choir, and ESCS. 


Rehearsals will be Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm and will last at the most an hour and a half. September 11 - October 23.

Spring Semester 2019 Overview

January 14 - Registration and First Rehearsal

January 28 - Last night to join for the semester


February 11 - Find Food Social 6:00pm

February 18 - Tenor Sectional 6:00pm

February 25 - Soprano Sectional 6:00pm


March 4 - No Rehearsal (Lundi Gras)

March 11 - Bass Sectional 6:00pm

March 18 - Alto Sectional 6:00pm

March 25 - Rehearsal for everyone begins at 6:30pm

April 4 - First Concert, 7:30pm, place TBA

April 7 - Second Concert 2:00pm, First Baptist Fairhope



More to Come!

2018 - 2019 Repertoire

GospelFest

Every Time I Fell the Spirit  arr. Greg Gilpin

Swingin’ With the Saints    arr. Mark Hayes

Lord, I Know I Been Changed    arr. Bruce More

Give Me Jesus    arr. Douglas Wagner

The Storm Is Passing Over  arr. Barbara Baker

Children of God    arr. Camp Kirkland

Lighting of the Trees

TBD

Christmas Concert 2018

Gaudete    Bob Chilcott  

Messiah    G. F. Handel  

      parts of the Christmas section

There Shall a Star Come Out from Jacob    Mendelssohn  

Carol to the King    arr. Mack Wilberg  

Candlelight Carol    John Rutter  

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy    arr. Mack Wilberg  

The Cradle Hymn    Kim Andre Arnesen

A Carol Fantasia    Harlan, Albritton, and Fettke  

This Christmastide    Donald Frazier

Mobile Symphony Holiday Concert

Hallelujah Chorus    Handel

Candlelight Carol    John Rutter

This Christmastide    Donald Frazier

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Women’s chorus in a movement from the Nutcracker and Gesu Bambino

Spring Concert 2019

Sing to the Lord    Alice Parker  

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal  Parker/Shaw  

Morning Has Broken  arr. Mack Wilberg  

Be Thou My Vision  arr. Mack Wilberg  

Homeward Bound  arr. Mack Wilberg  

Simple Gifts  arr. Mack Wilberg  

Wondrous Love  Parker/Shaw  

Saints Bound for Heaven  arr. Howard Helvey  

Amazing Grace  arr. Mack Wilberg


Daphne High School Chorus will be featured on our concert.