Pub Choir and Weather With You

Hi everybody,

Firstly – there has been a change of plans and Blank Space in Toowoomba is pre-selling tickets to the Toowoomba Pub Choir on May 4th. You can get them here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pub-choir-towoomba-at-blank-space-tickets-45326682327

Secondly – I have some rehearsal tracks for Weather With You. This is the only song I have rehearsal tracks for leading up to the Jazz Club performance, but hopefully they can help. Access the tracks by clicking this link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bRjmiPWj5kLuBWbzEsQjUulvKLgBJQC3

Cheers,

Astrid

Christmas Music

Hi all,

Here is a list of music that I would like to prepare for our Christmas performances. Quite a few of these have been sung by the choir before, so you may already have some copies. Please bring the following to rehearsal tomorrow:

Away-in-a-Manger
Happy-Xmas-War-is-Over-John-Lennon
Joy-to-the-World
King – Jingle Bells
Silent-Night-SATB
We wish you a merry Christmas
Gaudete

I’d also like to include these pieces that we have sung this year:

MFTOY – SATB (My Favourite Time Of Year)
Heyr1 Himna
I wish I knew how it would fel to be free20170219_12235605
Smiley – Theyre-Red-Hot-SATB
People Get Ready SATB
Sho Sholoza

Cheers,
Astrid

 

One last piece for printing

Hi all,

I’ve just uploaded one more piece for printing  – please bring it to rehearsal tomorrow. You’ll find it in the ‘repertoire’ section of the website. If you have trouble accessing, email me direct.

To recap, the piece we are learning currently, for performance, are:

1. Home and the Heartland
2. People Get Ready
3. My Favourite Time Of Year
4. I Wish I Knew…
5. Sho sholoza

Cheers!

Astrid

Freedom rehearsal parts

Hi all,

Here they are! Couple of iffy rhythms on my part, but the song is very repetitive, so hopefully if I stuff one up along the way, you will hear it correctly 100 other times.

Of note:

Tenors, I have sung your part largely as the top line of the ‘baritone’ part of the piece. You’re sharing a line with the basses for most of the song. However you share the alto line in the Verses. 

Altos, I have given the tenors the bottom alto line in the verses. However some altos will need to sing the lower harmony in the chorus, in the “Freedom” section.

Freedom – all parts

Freedom – Soprano

Freedom – Alto

Freedom – Tenor

Freedom – Bass

 

FREEDOM FOV sheet music

 

Enjoy!
Astrid

 

FREEDOM sheet music!!!!

Hi all,

I’ve just this minute received the sheet music from Paul Jarman for our arrangement of Choirbolical, and have attached it here. As you can see from the inscription at the top of the piece, this is pretty special. The arrangement looks difficult on paper, but after reading through and comparing with the original recording, Paul has stayed very faithful to the original song. So if you’ve listened to it, it shouldn’t seem too frightening.

I am going to record the parts and have them absolutely sent off to you by the end of tonight. Party time at my place. I would appreciate if you could become obsessed with listening to the rehearsal tracks once you have them. This is a very cool opportunity (and also a great song to sing into the future, even if you’re not joining us in Tassie).

Cheers!
Astrid

FREEDOM FOV

 

Before Freedom….

Hi Choirbolical,

Firstly – what a fantastic effort at rehearsal on Tuesday night!!!! I’m really happy with, and thankful for the effort you’ve put into learning your repertoire outside of rehearsals. Please don’t stop!! We’re on the home stretch now and will just need one last push before our upcoming concerts.

We are apparently receiving the George Michael “Freedom” arrangement this week (supposedly tomorrow). As soon as I get this, I will obviously forward it to you all, and I will set about recording some rehearsal tracks ASAP so that you can learn it as quickly as possible.

However – with this extra piece, it just means we will have to dedicate valuable rehearsal time to learn it. Could I ask that you:

  1. Continue frequently listening and practicing along with “Sing Me To Heaven” and “Father Father”. These are 85% complete, so one last little push at home would be much appreciated.
  2. Make sure that you know “I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free”, and “Heyr Himna”, and “Red Hot” from memory – Sing along with them whenever you get the opportunity.
  3. Sing through “E Malama”, “E’we Thina”, and “Mother Earth”, and “Riu Riu” every now and then to keep them fresh in your mind.

I envision that for our last two rehearsals, I will have to spend essentially the entire next rehearsal on June 20th dedicated to learning “Freedom”. We will then use our final rehearsal on June 27th to sing through everything (hopefully twice). So you see, it would be great to have the other songs under your belt, ready to go.

HAPPIEST PRACTICING! IT IS ALL WORTH IT!
Thanks,

Astrid