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DPO CONCERTS: LOGISTICS, MUSIC, HEBREW PRONUNCIATION

Hi Singers,

First of all, a big thank you for all the amazing cookies you brought to rehearsal last Thursday.

Here are some DPO Updates for this week:

– Click here for the DPO performance logistics, updated with warm-up room locations.

– Click here for the Holly Jolly Sing-a-Long if you need to re-print a complete copy. Then, please include your number in the top right corner (so Susan can save it for next year) and make the following cuts for the DPO: Start at beginning. After m. 114, cut to m. 190. After m. 223, cut to m. 257. After m. 304, cut to m. 335 and continue to end.

– Click here for a video of the complete Festive Sounds of Hanukah. It’s not the greatest quality, but it does contain the full score.

Click here for the Hebrew pronunciation guide.

See you all tomorrow at 6.45, it’s going to be a busy week!

Jo

Tuesday December 5 Caroling & DPO Performance Information

Hallo Singers,

Please take note of this information from Kristi:

December 5 Caroling

Click here for performance logistics info. Reminder: we are rehearsing at Covenant Village, not at BUMC.

All sopranos and altos are welcome to participate, just show up to rehearsal at Covenant Village if you wish to join in!

DPO Performance Info

Click here for the performance logistics for our DPO rehearsals and performances.

  • Please note that there are different cuts for the Holly Jolly Sing-a-Long for the DPO.

  • We are rehearsing at 7pm this Thursday 7th at BUMC and will have a seating chart at that time.

Snacks are on everyone this Thursday as Kyle has suggested a Christmas cookie exchange.  (Please don’t think you have to bake them yourself unless you love to do this, all cookies are very welcome!)

Have a good week,

Jo

Tuesday November 28 Rehearsal: CRS Holiday Concerts

  • Date of rehearsal: Tuesday November 28

  • Time: 7 – 9.30 pm

  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue.

  • Music: CRS Holiday Concerts

  • Snacks: Tenors

Hi Singers,

I hope you all had a memorable Thanksgiving! It was great to see so many of you at rehearsal for yesterday’s caroling opportunities.

1. This is concert week, so here is a reminder of dates and times:

Tuesday, November 28, 7-9:30 pm Rehearsal @ BUMC

Thursday, November 30, 7-9:30 pm Dress Rehearsal @ Audi (you do NOT need to wear your concert uniforms)

Friday, December 1, 6:00 pm call7:30 pm Concert @ Audi

Saturday, December 2, 6:30 pm call7:30 pm Concert @ Audi

2. Tickets & CDs:

* Tickets will be on sale at rehearsal on Tuesday and ThursdayThursday is the LAST DAY to buy in-person tickets at the advance price.

* We are also taking CD orders at rehearsal on Tuesday and ThursdaySaturday at the concert is the last day to order a CD. CDs are $15, cash or check.

* Please begin singing with your black folders on Tuesday.

3. Gina’s social media update: Our final Facebook ticket giveaway is happening this Wednesday! PLEASE share the giveaway post with your friends, groups, etc. Our ad campaign is complete, so our reach on social media this week is entirely dependent on you. FREE HUGS FOR EVERYONE WHO SHARES–please see Gina to redeem (or Kyle, I definitely double checked with him that it was okay to say that).

See you all tomorrow,

Jo

CAROLING OPPORTUNITIES: 11/26 and 12/5

Hello singers,

Thank you for expressing interest in the extra caroling opportunities we have this year. These offer us a great chance to give back to the community and share holiday cheer, but they also introduce us to wider audiences to help more people learn about CRS. We know this time of year is busy for everyone, and we appreciate you giving an extra night or two to CRS!

The ensembles for each opportunity are listed below. Kyle put the ensembles together to have balanced voice parts, to stick to the limit on the number of singers requested by the organizers of each event, and to try to give everyone who expressed interest a chance to sing for at least one of the events.

If you are no longer available for an ensemble to which you’ve been assigned, please let Kristi know ASAP so that we can fill your spot. 

Also, though we do not have enough space for all singers to perform at Blossoms of Light, we did receive a discount code for friends and family who want to watch the caroling and enjoy the lights. If you’d like to attend, use promo code SING2017 online or in person to save $2 off each ticket. Advance reservations are recommended since tickets go up $5 at the door.

Please let Kristi know if you have any questions: vp-of-performance@coloradorepertorysingers.org

Broomfield FISH – November 26

Click HERE for Performance Information

Stacy Worthington – Sop

Mary Soroka – Sop

Susan Powers – Sop

Janelle Wagner – Alto

Stefania Romisch – Alto

Marcia Dellacroce – Alto

Steve Soller – Tenor

Tim Flora – Tenor

Ria Barrows – Tenor

Jim Boschert – Bass

Robert Tate – Bass

Chris Kim – Bass

 

Blossoms of Light – November 26

Click HERE for Performance Information

Amy Marcussen – Sop

Julie Ascarrunz – Sop

Leah Romero-Klein – Sop

Suzanne Peters – Sop

Rachel Richards – Sop

Joanna Clifton – Sop

Camille Mandarino – Alto

Becky Bright-Samarzia – Alto

Stefania Romisch – Alto

Karen Juenemann – Alto

Maria Steele – Alto

Ria Barrows – Tenor

Doug Hoffacker – Tenor

Kevin Gwinn – Tenor

Steve Soller – Tenor

Kyle Fleming – Tenor

Jon Schuessler – Bass

Chris Kim – Bass

Robert Tate – Bass

Richard O’Gara – Bass

 

Assisted Living Caroling – December 5

Click HERE for Performance Information

Julie Ascarrunz – Sop 1

Linda Thorne – Sop 1

Suzanne Peters – Sop 1

Amy Marcussen – Sop 1

Mary Soroka – Sop 1

Grace Kim – Sop 2

Susan Powers – Sop 2

Sheri Isele – Sop 2

Marcia Dellacroce – Sop 2

Joanna Clifton – Sop 2

Diane Young – Sop 2

Karen Juenemann – Sop 2

Janelle Wagner – Alto

Camille Mandarino – Alto

Ria Barrows – Alto

Gerra Lewis – Alto

Maria Steele – Alto

Kathy Straw – Alto

Vira Brock – Alto

Concert Information from Kyle

Choir – special “thanks” for your hard work these past few weeks.  Heartfelt hip-hip-hooray to Robert and Kevin for their marvelous leadership as well.  As I mentioned Thursday evening, we are coming in hot to our Holiday performance weekend.  I realize that from a singer’s vantage point, much of the music is probably swirling around you at a ferocious pace.  Deep breath!  As always, we are more on top of things that it sometimes seems and I have great faith that CRS will rise to the stage and deliver performances that are aesthetically excellence, impactful and significant.   ~Kyle

Reminders for the Thanksgiving (rehearsal) Break

Ponder peace…look around your circles of co-workers, friends, family as we enter into the holiday season and ask the questions we’ve been pondering throughout our preparations:  what is peace?  where is it absent?  how do we get it?  how do we keep it? (see quotes below)

* Please spend some time looking at spots in the holiday repertoire that need work…each of us probably has a dozen or so places that need rhythmic help or pronunciation, reinforced notes, etc.  If everyone commits to doing a little work over the break I guarantee we will have taken a big step together when we return for Tuesday’s rehearsal at BUMC.  Note: here is a scan with some helpful pronunciation tips for some of the Hebrew (thanks Rachel)

Audience – extend some invitations over the holiday break…let’s fill the house both evenings.  Please take up Gina’s social media invitations and challenges with zeal…these are great tools that we can use that meet a significant portion of society where they already are…online!

Solo Audition Results

Heartfelt “thanks” to everyone who auditioned for solos…I’m touched by your bravery, preparation, positive can-do spirits and collaborative professionalism.  I continue to encourage people to audition…the process is worth the squeeze, so to speak, as it helps grow and refine us as choral singers.  For most non-professional (i.e. you don’t make a living with your voice) singers, solo opportunities is largely a matter of continuing to audition until a solo comes along for which you are a “fit.”

Congratulations to our 2017 Holiday Concert Soloists:

Good King Wenceslas

* Suzanne Peters, soprano

* Andy Meyer, baritone

Remembering Decembers

* Susan Powers, soprano

* Tim Flora, tenor

Let there be Peace On Earth

* Leah Romero-Klein, soprano

* Robert Tate, bariton

* Note: Leah will sing m. 7-22 / Leah and Robert will sing together m. 23-38

Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas

* Steve Soller, tenor

Avinu Malkeynu

* Linda Thorne, soprano

Program Order 

Here is a program order worksheet.  A few notes:

* Don’t panic by the length on paper – in reality this is a 1-hour, no intermission concert program (length is intended to be family-friendly)

* Story-tellers: please see where you are placed in pairs in the concert order

* Our trusty assistant conductor, Kevin, will now be leading three selections: Sing Noel, Hanukah medley excerpts, S’Vivon

* Several quotes centered around the theme of “Living Peace” will be momentarily shown on the screen during/before some musical selections (I’ve included a few below)

Peace Quotes

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”  ~Henri Nouwen

“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.” ~Menachem Begin

“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more.”  ~Anne Frank

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” ~John F. Kennedy

“A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves.  The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.   …If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”  ~Mother Teresa

REMINDER: Concert Week Dates & Times

Tuesday, November 28, 7-9:30 pm Rehearsal @ BUMC

Thursday, November 30, 7-9:30 pm Dress Rehearsal @ Audi (you do NOT need to wear your concert uniforms)

Friday, December 1, 6:00 pm call & 7:30 pm Concert @ Audi

Saturday, December 2, 6:30 pm call & 7:30 pm Concert @ Audi

 

CONCERT LOGISTICS FROM KRISTI:

Please remember to sign up family and friends HERE as ticket takers or box office volunteers.    All volunteers can see the concerts for free.  So far 3 of the 16 volunteer slots are filled.

Tuesday, November 28

– 7-9:30pm

– BUMC

– Sing with your black folders, please

– Tickets & CDs on sale at break and after rehearsal

Thursday, November 30

– 7-9:45pm (be ready to sing by 7pm)

– Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO)

– Sing with your black folders, please

– This is a “dress” rehearsal, but you do not need to wear your outfits

– Tickets & CDs on sale at break and after rehearsal (last day to buy tickets n person at advance prices, and last night to order a CD of the concert!)

Friday, December 1

– 6pm calltime (subject to change depending on how rehearsal goes on Thursday), 7:30pm concert

– Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO)

– Full concert dress (see Concert Dress Guidelines in the website sidebar)

Saturday, December 2

– 6:30pm calltime (subject to change depending on how the concert goes on Friday), 7:30pm concert

– Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, CO)

– Full concert dress (see Concert Dress Guidelines in the website sidebar)

11/16/2017 Rehearsal: CRS & DPO Holiday Concerts

  • Date of rehearsal: Thursday November 16

  • Time: 7 – 9.30 pm

  • Solo Auditions: 6.30 pm & also immediately after rehearsal

  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue.

  • Music: CRS & DPO Holiday Concerts

  • Snacks: Altos

Hi Singers,

As our CRS Holiday concert in the Broomfield Auditorium is less than 3 weeks away, I have plenty of announcements for you from the Board this week:

1. Solo auditions: Kyle is holding them this Thursday (see above for times).  I’ll email everyone details of all available solos tomorrow.

2. Save these dates: a reminder in case you haven’t yet blocked out the following dates/times in your calendars:

  • Tuesday, November 28, 7-9:30 pm: Rehearsal, BUMC   (No rehearsal 11/23 due to Thanksgiving)

  • Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, November 30, 7-9:30 pm, Broomfield Auditorium.

  • Concert #1: Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm (calltime TBD)

  • Concert #2: Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm (calltime TBD)

3. Advertising to include in the program: Monday November 20 is the last date to send advertising to Mary Soroka: msoroka@q.com

4. Volunteers needed for our Holiday concert: Ticket takers (6 per concert) and Box Office (2 per concert).  Please recruit family and friends and sign up HERE.

5. Tickets / Season Tickets Don’t forget that season tickets are for sale online!

  • Individual tickets to our holiday concert can be purchased online or at rehearsal.

  • If you want to purchase tickets to the DPO concerts, save 25% on Adult tickets using CRS25 when you order online. This show does sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute!

6. CD concert recordings: you can order these at rehearsal from Stacy and Jim.

7. King Soopers cards: please use them for holiday grocery shopping! If you or your family/friends don’t yet have one, Amy will be bringing them to rehearsal on Thursday.

8. Social media update from Gina: Thanks to your likes and shares, our first winter concert post on Facebook (an awesome video featuring Kyle which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already) reached almost 1,100 people, was watched 504 times and got 39 likes. That’s without any paid support –YOU made that happen. Yay!

On Monday, we launched our ad campaign and giveaway. The more momentum we build this week, the more exposure the rest of our posts will get. Please share the giveaway post with your friends and any local Facebook groups. We will choose a winner on Friday. (Side note: members and immediate family are not eligible to win, but everyone else is totally fair game!)

See you all on Thursday,

Jo

11/9/2017 Rehearsal: CRS & DPO Holiday Concerts

  • Date of rehearsal: Thursday November 9

  • Time: 7 – 9.30 pm

  • Location: Broomfield United Methodist Church (BUMC), 545 W. 10th Avenue.

  • Music: CRS & DPO Holiday Concerts

  • Snacks: Sopranos

Hi Singers,

How is your week going?  Details for Thursday’s rehearsal are above.

Name tags for those who requested them: the labels are now in stock, I’ve printed them and Susan Powers or Amy will have them for you on Thursday, as I unfortunately have to miss rehearsal.

Important social media update: we’re gearing up to launch our first social media campaign this weekend! It’s imperative that we add as many followers as possible before we launch. If you haven’t already, please ‘LIKE’ CRS on Facebook, and ‘INVITE’ friends and family who would be interested in receiving updates from us.

See you all soon,

Jo