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posted Jul 31, 2019, 12:00 AM by Kathy Scheel   [ updated Aug 3, 2019, 11:07 AM ]
We've got a couple of big dates coming up that will require everyone's focused work on several songs, so I want to give you some advance notice so you can go ahead and get started.

  • Coaching weekend with Tori Postma - October 19-20 (Sat-Sun)
    • Everyone is expected to be there, so make sure you've got it on your calendar.
    • We'll focus on the two contest songs and they are in need of lots of attention to bring them back to where they were 3 months ago.  Rehearse them at home as if you're preparing for the contest stage.  Video yourself, record yourself, practice in front of a mirror, etc.  
      • After I'm Gone
      • I'll Be Seeing You
  • A'Cappella Spirit Show - December 7
    • Most of the songs are familiar to the majority of you, but some are totally new.  
    • Holiday Songs
      • Happy Holiday
      • Mary, Did You Know
      • BankAmericard
      • Mary, Mary - will start August 6; review ahead of time
      • Scarlet Ribbons - will start in late August; review ahead of time
    • Non-Holiday Songs
      • Sister Act
      • Let Freedom Ring - haven't sung sing Hawaii 2016
      • Change the World
      • Star-Spangled Banner
      • Whether Good, Whether Bad

There will be section rehearsals on some Tuesdays, and more of the octet coaching sessions.  We're having an open house (membership drive) on September 24th, and it would be very helpful for our guests if the chorus is fairly solid on the songs.

Since our annual show is going to be very special with LoveNotes as our headliners, we hope to have a large number of guests to sing with the Christmas Chorus this year.  In order to ensure the best quality, everyone (including guests) will need to be evaluated for performance readiness - accuracy in order to perform on the A'Cappella Spirit show.  However, ALL GUESTS will be welcome to sing with us at the casual performances in December (such as Oregon Garden, Rotunda, retirement homes, etc.) without having to pass an evaluation.   If we need to fill in more time for a performance, we will do some sing-alongs and we could also have octets sing a few songs.  If you're interested in being in an octet, let me know and I'll coach you to prepare you for performing a couple of these songs:  
  • Go, Tell it on the Mountain
  • Peace on Earth
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Rise Up, Shepherd

Love, Kathy