2018 Rehearsal & Event Schedule
January 16th, Welcome!!! Warm-ups, Viva la Musica!, Music of Living Meas. 7-28; Blow Ye the Trumpet M. 3-27; My God is a Rock M. 10-29, pick up to 46-61; #5 Lux Aeterna 14-122.
January 23rd, Welcome! Warm-ups; Music of Living M. 30-54; Finish Blow Ye the Trumpet; #4 Sanctus M. 106-170; #2 Vanitas M. 85-112, 137-163.
January 30th, Warm-ups, Music of Living M. 55 to end; Sanctus Pick up 58-117; Vanitas 21-83.
February 6th, God is a Rock M. 30-45; 61-80; Sanctus 10-57; Vanitas 118-136; 164 to end.
February 13th, God is a Rock M. 81 to end; Introit/Kyrie entire movement.
February 18th, 3PM Chamber Choir in concert at St. James, Monkton.
February 20th, Will There Really be a Morning? M. 1-18; Agnus Dei entire movement.
February 24th, 6PM An Evening to Inform and Inspire at the Hunt Valley Country Club
February 27th, 7-9:15; Guest clinician Anthony Blake Clark will work on the octavi with special attention to My God is a Rock and finishing Will There Really be a Morning.
March 6th, Run the Requiem making notes of problem spots.
March 13th, Run the Requiem.
March 19th, 8PM Carnegie Hall concert
March 20th, No rehearsal.
March 27th, Omnia Sol and other octavi.
April 3rd, Snow day make-up day if necessary
April 10th, 17, 24 Review rehearsals.
May 1st, No Rehearsal. DCYC concert at Bethel.
May 3rd, 7-9 PM Rehearsal with Z. Randall Stroope at Bethel.
May 4th, 7-9:30 PM Rehearsal with Stroope and Handel Choir at Towson Unitarian Church, Dulaney Valley Road.
May 5th, 10 AM -1 PM, Dress rehearsal at North Harford Performing Arts Center
May 6th, 2:30 PM call, 4 PM concert.
May 8th, 6 PM Membership Annual Meeting and Dinner at Bethel.
Once again, thank you for your dedication to the DCC organization and I look forward to another great season starting September 18, 2018.
Concert Attire Guidelines
Performance Attire is the sole responsibility of each member and includes two acceptable forms of formal concert dress: a tuxedo or the performance gown:
Tuxedo – Formal black tuxedo with a white shirt, black bow tie, cummerbund or vest, and black dress shoes (shined).
Performance Gown – Formal DCC performance gown to be purchased by each chorister. Contact Melissa Dick at 410-557-3221 or by email at email@example.com. Gowns must be hemmed (a rolled hem) to fit at the top of the shoe. Choir member Cris Martin (alto) is the “dress liaison” between rehearsal and the office and is happy to answer any questions.
Plain, conservative black shoes (small heel or flats). Jewelry should be discreet (i.e. small strand of pearls and small earrings). No glitter, jewels, or any color in concert attire unless specifically approved in advanced of performance date.
Note: In consideration of various singers’ allergies and respiratory reactions to fragrances, we request that you do not use perfumes, colognes, or other scented items.
Concert Music Portfolios
Each chorister is asked to use a black music portfolio with music arranged in order for each concert. Portfolios may be purchased through DCC on-line purchasing with our Amazon link or at selected music stores.
Concert Call Times
Choristers are expected to report approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours prior to the start time of concerts. This is necessary for sound checks, acoustic adjustments, and final rehearsals, and we must be finished and out of the performance space 1/2 hour before the start time to allow seating of guests. Specific call times will be announced for each concert.