Rehearsal Notes and Rehearsal Order

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March 11

Bass Sectional at 6pm in the Sanctuary.


March 11 Rehearsal

We will begin rehearsal together for warm up and then break into sectional rehearsal. Bass and Tenor will go to the choir room and Soprano and Alto will stay in Trinity Hall. After the break we will come together and run sections of each piece.


Check the seating chart March 11.  I have made some changes!




Rehearsal Notes from February 25 rehearsal:


Sing to the Lord 

    - Everyone speak the text in rhythm on the first page

    - Tenors need to hold your notes to the downbeat of measure 19

    - Tenor 2...sing with the basses measures 8 - 16 

    - Everyone, peace 5 breathe between 'sky' and 'and', breathe between 'high' and 'and'

     - Remember the different articulations between the Pah section and the Mum section.  You should have 'Pah' and 'Mum' written on those pages to remind you!


Simple Gifts

     - Bass and Tenor, speak text in rhythm at the beginning. Be aware of when you need to take a breath

     - Soprano and Alto, review words on page 4. "'twill be in the cool of the birth and the pine". Speak the text in rhythm


Morning Has Broken - keep the line connected


Homeward Bound - page 13 and 14, please mark the beats where you move on the ahhh. There are three beats in each measure. Check for the attachment to the email I send out.


Saints Bound - remember to watch me on the first page. Still not able to do what I want. it will slow down in measure 6 and then again in measure 10. Remember how we worked on singing the words when unison and door on the parts with harmony?  We need to do the same articulation when you add the words back in.  Harmony sections need to be detached, short, and bouncy.


Children of God - page 44, remember the crescendo(getting louder) on the long notes beau......tiful, beau......tiful. First measure.


Altos - some are still not going up to the unison C on the last line.


Give Me Jesus - I need more V in the word give. Please look up at the bottom of page 7 and breathe with me! Notice that you need to begin getting louder quickly then it tapers back to quiet. The next phrase is shaped the same way.  


Lord, I Know I Been Changed - page 6, watch me! body in measure 38 must be separated. You are sobbing there.


Every Time I Feel

    -  Soprano and Alto, review the words on the bottom of page 3. You start on beat 4 in measure 16.  Most of you are coming in too early.

     - Bass and Tenor, review words at the bottom of page 3 to the top of 4

     - Everyone.....circle, mark, draw glasses....something so you know that measure 44 is different.

     - Everyone....also you need to be aware that the top of page 8 repeats the moving in my heart. You cut off on beat 3 in measure 54. Strong quarter notes at the beginning of measure 55, lift (breathe) between Spirit and I in measure 56.


Amazing Grace....begun = bIHgun

Watch your rhythm change and rest on beat one of measure 126.


 - Page 5, measure 60, crescendo shield into and.



Thank you for all your hard work!!






Semester Dates

March 4 - No Rehearsal (Lundi Gras)

March 11 - Bass Sectional 6:00pm and Rehearsal at 7pm

March 18 - Alto Sectional 6:00pm and Rehearsal at 7pm

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

April 1 - Dress Rehearsal at First Baptist Fairhope 7pm

April 4 - First Concert, 7:30pm, Spanish Fort UMC

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

Listening Links

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


Sing to the Lord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4uoXf9FM1g

Simple Gifts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXDW-J3U2g4

Morning Has Broken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpypZT9WFR4

Homeward Bound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaQYQnrPgSM

Saints Bound for Heaven https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiuMeWxK18s

Give Me Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGuCYMmfEyo

Every Time I Feel the Spirit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EhBUVV3EcE

Amazing Grace https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2arm5ydeJc

Concert Repertoire

Sing to the Lord    Alice Parker  

Simple Gifts arr. Mack Wilberg

Morning Has Broken  arr. Mack Wilberg   

Homeward Bound  arr. Mack Wilberg    

Saints Bound for Heaven  arr. Howard Helvey  

Children of God arr. Camp Kirkland

Give Me Jesus arr. Douglas Wagner

Lord, I Know I Been Changed arr. Bruce More

Every Time I Feel the Spirit arr. Greg Gilpin

Amazing Grace  arr. Mack Wilberg


Daphne High School Chorus will be featured on our 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

Jeanne O'Connell bobxjoc@aol.com 928-2055


Alto Section Leader

Jerry Franklin jmfranklin206@att.net 251-513-0836


Tenor Section Leader

Leah Bond lpbond@bellsouth.net 504-452-9835


Bass Section Leader

Gene Garthwait garthfam@aol.com 251-209-1943

Older Rehearsal Notes and Rehearsal Orders

None



Member Information

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2018 - 2019 Repertoire

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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

Various Christmas Selections

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   Mack Wilberg

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

Spring Concert 2019

Sing to the Lord    Alice Parker  

Simple Gifts arr. Mack Wilberg

Morning Has Broken  arr. Mack Wilberg   

Homeward Bound  arr. Mack Wilberg    

Saints Bound for Heaven  arr. Howard Helvey  

Children of God arr. Camp Kirkland

Give Me Jesus arr. Douglas Wagner

Lord, I Know I Been Changed arr. Bruce More

Every Time I Feel the Spirit arr. Greg Gilpin

Amazing Grace  arr. Mack Wilberg


Daphne High School Chorus will be featured on our concert.