Upcoming: WinterSing 2022 Information


From Hal Adler, Artistic Director of Adult Choirs:

2022 WinterSing Updates:

To those that sang last Spring, thank you again for participating in the singer survey. By far, the most predominant theme was the suggestion to more clearly differentiate the musical challenge level between Chorale and Chamber. And, I agree.

 

  • Chorale is non-auditioned:  Those who wish to sing with us, show up on September 28th at 5:30 p.m. at Christ Church

  • Chorale repertoire will be very accessible and less challenging and should be fun for anyone to join, regardless of singing experience.

  • The first step will be a group audition one week ahead of our first regular rehearsal. (Dates below). This is for Chamber Singers ONLY.
    The process will be simple. Anyone interested in auditioning for Chamber Singers, please come for the group audition, ready to sing. I’ll be sending pages from a score via email attachment well ahead of rehearsal. Please come to this audition studied and ready to go! There will be no sight singing, but your level of readiness and preparedness will matter.

  • The group audition will feel like a rehearsal to you. We’ll basically run through a piece, but I’ll be watching and listening for 3 things: Overall musicality (phrasing, dynamics, communication of lyrics), preparedness and most importantly, blend.

  • The intention for Chamber Singers is to have a smaller group- 12 to 16- of very finely tuned singers. Repertoire will be more significantly more challenging than Chorale, but all tonal and accessible. The group will be re-auditioned at the start of every season, reassessing for blend and to invite new singers to audition.

Regular rehearsals begin: (note the 2 Monday rehearsals which are different from the usual Wednesdays)

Sept 28– Wednesday
Oct 5- Wednesday
Oct 10- Monday
Oct 19- Wednesday
Oct 24- Monday
Nov 2 Wednesday
Nov 9 Wednesday
Nov 16- Wednesday
(Skip Thanksgiving Week)
Nov 30- Wednesday (last “notes” rehearsal)
Dec 4- Sunday (special time, 4:00-6:30)
Dec 7- Wednesday
Dec 9– Friday Performance
Dec 11– Sunday Performance

Times:
5:30-7:00 p.m.:  Chorale rehearsal
7:10-8:00 p.m. :  Chamber Singers rehearse
Location- Same; Christ Presbyterian Church

Please be ready to commit to making all rehearsals, with excused absences of 2 or less.

WinterSing Program selections: (not yet in program order)

Chorale:
Angel’s Choir– John Rutter
Indodana– Trad. South African Song, arr. Michael Barrett and Ralf Schmitt
Hallelujah Chorus–  from Handel’s Messiah

Chamber Singers:
Oculi Omnium– Bob Chilcott
O Nata Lux– Morten Lauridsen
Oseh Shalom– Nurit Hirsh, Arr Elaine Broad-Ginsberg

All w/children:
Little Drummer Boy

All w/audience:
O Holy Night
Hark! the Heralds Angels Sing

Thanks all- Hope to see you soon!
-Hal