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Rehearsal order for Tuesday February 25, 2020: TBA - Chorales 25 and 32 for warm ups.  Bring ALL music.  We will touch up a few spots for this coming Sunday's concert and get started on the spring concert music....plus a surprise!  

PS - Wonderful job at St. Stephen!!!!

Regular concert Dress for Sunday.  Call is 2 PM SHARP

Download a copy of the concert program HERE

Here is a standing chart for St. Stephen and St. Bernadette

St. Bernadette is on Claque Road just south of Center Ridge but the school is in front of the church - so drive behind the school until you see the church which has a big circular drop off drive.

 

VERY IMPORTANT

Two new recordings from the Concordia Choir of the '60s:

Make Haste

Sixty-Seventh Psalm

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West Shore Chorale Calendar

Get these dates on your calendar for 2019 – 2020:

  • February 23, 2020 – Great American Choral Classics – St. Stephen – 3:00 PM (call at 2:00 PM)
  • March 1, 2020 – Great American Choral Classics – St. Bernadette 3:00 PM (call at 2:00 PM)
  • March 17 - Rehearsal at Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church
  • March 28 - West Shore Chorale Benefit - 6:00 PM
  • April 1 - Apollo's Fire at St. Christopher - 7:00 PM
  • April 3 - Apollo's Fire at Severance - 7:30 PM
  • April 21 (Tuesday) - First rehearsal with orchestra - 7:30 (Memorial)
  • April 25 – Dress (undressed) Rehearsal at Magnificat – 9:30 AM
  • April 26 – The Class of 1685 – Magnificat – 7:30 PM (call 7:00 PM)

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Audio Samples For Winter Concerts 

There are two new recordings above of Make Haste and 67th Psalm

 

Make Haste - Piano

Make Haste - Voices (COMPUTER)

 

The Field - Dave Malloy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elijah Rock:

 

 

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AUDIO EXAMPLES OF SPRING CONCERT:

Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

 

Bach: Magnificat in D

 

Domenico Scarlatti: Kyrie from Mass in G Minor "Madrid Mass" -

 

This is Amanda Powell from Apollo's Fire singing Laudamus Te - she is our soloist this April and will be doing this piece:

 

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Be a "stand in" soloist for the spring concert

We have four professional soloists coming for the spring concert but I would like to have back up soloists 1)in case the soloist is ill and 2)To sing with the orchestra on our first orchestra rehearsal when our soloists will not be there (we are going to have two orchestra rehearsals prior to April 26 - Tuesday at Memorial Hall and Saturday at Magnificat)  This is a chance for you to learn a solo, increase your musical skills and get to do it with the orchestra (at the Tuesday rehearsal)...also to be ready as a stand in for an ill soloist.  We have so many soloists in the Chorale so several of you should take this opportunity.  

Solos in the Bach

Soprano page 16,

Alto page 12 and 26,

Tenor page 26 and 36

Bass #5 page 36 in your full scores.

The trio marked for soloists will be done by all Chorale women.

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Solos in the Handel 

Soprano

#3 measures 5 thru 9,  

#5 measures 1 thru 26    

Alto

#1 measures 33 thru 36,   

#2 measures 10 thru 20,   

#5 measures 1 thru 26,     

#11 measures - entire     

#18 measures 21 thru 46

Tenor:

#5 measures 1 thru 26,  

#8 - entire   

#11 - entire  

Bass

#5 measures 1 - 26,   

#7 measures 1  thru 42  

#11 - entire  

#17 - entire  

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Bach Laudamus Te for soprano (see score and recording below)

Laudamus Te from B Minor mass - score

Laudamus Te from B Minor mass - recording

Email me if you are interested in any of these solos - it's a great opportunity.

johndrotleff@hotmail.com

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Apollo's Fire Project - St. Matthew Passion

“Public Chorale Rehearsal” from 5pm-6pm at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland located on Fairmount Blvd in Shaker Heights on Sat, March 28.

Also a "touch up" rehearsal at 5 PM on the day of the concert.

These are not required but if you are able to attend that's fine.

TO PRACTICE THE CHORALES, OPEN UP TWO BROWSERS AND HAVE ONE DISPLAY THE SCORES AND THE OTHER DISPLAY THE RECORDINGS.

For All Scores click here   

NOTE: #54 is missing pages click

HERE for the complete chorale.

 

For Recordings click on individual numbers:

#3

#10

#15

#17

#25

#32

#37

#40

#44

#46

#54  (see note above)

#62