A reminder that our next rehearsal is this coming Tuesday 18th June 6.45 for a 7pm start. See you there for a great night of singing.
Please respond by email to Kent if you are planning to go to Tenterfield. See message following from Kent:
We have a 20-seater bus (free) to take us to the Tenterfield “Big Chilly Sing” on Sunday 7 July, departing Toowoomba 7 am (venue to be advised, but there will be parking to leave your car) and returning 5 pm. Chris Meibusch has kindly offered to be the driver (he is a very experienced bus driver – many football trips). The workshop – conducted by James Cuskelly and Fay White (a great teacher and composer of songs for community choirs) – starts at 9.30 and then there is a lunch provided and a concert at 2 pm.
Can you please confirm with Kent Smith by email – [email protected] – if you are intending to travel on the bus or whether you are going to make your own way there? Thanks very much”
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Not sure how it happenned but we are all missing Page 7 of Why we sing.
So here it is. why we sing p 7 01
Choirbolical members may be interested in this event being held in Toowoomba on August 11th.
Registration is available with the link below:
Two works have been chosen for the 2018 Toowoomba Combined choirs event. The first is Ralph Vaughan-Wiliams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. The second work is something very close to home, a cantata called It is Well with My Soul
The basic format is that choirs (or individuals) practice on their own (rehearsal tracks will also be provided) then the combined group comes together for 2 rehearsals (Saturday 4th August and Thursday night 9th) and then the performance on the 11th August. The rehearsals and performance are to be held at St Luke’s Church (Cnr Herries and Ruthven Sts).
There is a cost of $20 per participant to cover the cost of the scores. Ideally, we would need registrations complete by 31st March. There are two options to register. You can direct your choristers to the link below and then can fill out the online form, or if you wish to coordinate on their behalf I have attached a form you can submit for group registration.
All welcome to come and enjoy singing at choir rehearsal tonight – Tuesday 6th March. 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Remember you are welcome to make recordings on your phone to practice with at home.
Spring Sing committee to meet following rehearsal tonight.
Our first performance for the year will be Friday evening May 11th at the Toowoomba Jazz Club – put it in your diary.
VOCE minutes available in posting below.
2017 Big Sing Date Claimer
Just a reminder that the BIG SING in Brisbane is 2 weekends away on Sunday 29th Oct. so do come along to the rehearsal tonight. Next Tuesday we will have a short extra ‘do it ourselves’ practice @deMolay starting at 7pm.
Note there is a fifth Tuesday this month which will give us an additional rehearsal before a Jazz club gig on Friday 10th Nov 8pm.
Our next rehearsal 7pm on 19th Sep De Molay House – for a do it ourselves rehearsal as Astrid is away in NZ. Bring a plate and stay for a cuppa.
For everyone keen to practice with others come along on Sunday 18th June & 25th June from 3.30 pm – corner of Herbert and Kitchener Streets. Everyone welcome to join in making our own music. We are aiming for a No Words practice!!
See you there. Marion.
Please find below some practice parts for I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free. Listen, learn, learn to love! These recordings came with the purchase of the song. I believe simply clicking on a link should start it downloading – if not, try right-clicking on the link, and then selecting the ‘save target as’ option.
I wish I knew (Soprano learning track)
I wish I knew (Alto learning track)
I wish I knew (Tenor learning track)
I wish I knew (Bass learning track)
Here also is some help for Father Father. I don’t quite have the time to sing through each part, but I hope to do this some time soon. In the meantime, here are the notes. Not particularly beautiful, but hopefully can help to learn some pitches between rehearsals.
Father Father alto
Father Father bass
Father Father sop
Father Father tenor
Finally, here are some old rehearsal tracks I first recorded when we learned Sing Me To Heaven a few years ago. I cannot attest to the current quality, but it hopefully will help new folks with their parts!
Sing Me to Heaven – Alto
Sing Me to Heaven – Bass
Sing Me to Heaven – Soprano
Sing Me to Heaven – Tenor
Here are two pieces from our workshop last weekend. Please print them out and bring them to our next rehearsal. Also, the remaining 3 pieces will be scanned and posted before our next rehearsal – if you could make time to check the website on Tuesday before rehearsal, you should have 5 new pieces 🙂
Don’t forget that there are also the other pieces up on the website if you are yet to print a copy (Sing Me To Heaven, Father Father, Mother Earth, Heyr Himna Smidur)
All new music from the workshop is now available under the Repertoire tab. Use your Login to access it. cheers, Marion