Rehearsal and Event Schedule Spring 2017
April 30th – MUSIC AND MEMORY overview
2:30-3:30 – Panel Discussion
A panel discussion concerning the affects music and singing have on memory and more specifically, Alzheimer’s. Special guests will include the composer Robert Cohen and other professionals in the field.
4:00 – Concert
If Music Be the Food of Love (combined choirs)
Songs of Yesteryear (DCC)
Sing to Me, Shenandoah, Come Closer (DCYC)
Dances of Life (Combined choirs)
Premiere of commissioned piece (DCC)
Alzheimer’s Stories (Combined choirs, orchestra and guest soloists conducted by Maestro Bruce Rogers)
January 10: Welcome, Introductions, Warm-ups 11, 12, I Have Had Singing; If Music be the Food of Love (memorize); Dances to Life #3 If Clarions Sound Pgs. 3-6 unison; The Nearness of You; Alzheimer’s Stories Part 1 The Numbers Chorale Pg. 21 H-I, Speak rhythms Pgs. 5-11 A-C.
January 17: Warm-ups 1-3, My Foolish Heart; Dances of Life #3 pgs. 11-15; Alzheimer’s Stories C-H Speak words in rhythm and put with pitches; Q to end.
January 24: Warm-ups 19-21 Work Dances to Life #1 Wonder; Alzheimer’s Stories I-P Speak rhythms (all about the text!!) Put together Part #1.
January 31: Review week. Work on all introduced music: Nearness to You, Foolish Heart, Dance #1, Part 1 of Alzheimer’s Stories, Music be the Food of Love.
February 7: Commissioned work introduced by composer Danny McDavitt; Time after Time; Dances to Life #3 Meas. 12-23. Alzheimer’s Stories run Part #1.
February 14: Happy Valentine’s Day! Warm-ups 14-16; Introduce Dances to Life #2 Here I Stand and work #1 Wonder; Review Songs of Yesteryear and Alzheimer’s Stories Part #1, work 1st movement of commissioned piece.
February 19″ 3 p.m. St. James Concert featuring Chamber and Youth choirs
February 21: Warm-ups 7-9; Finish Dance to Life #3; ALZ Part 2 The Alzheimer’s Stories work A-E; #2 movement of commissioned piece
February 28: Warm-up Music is the Food of Love; Alzheimer’s Stories #2 E-L; Movement 3 commissioned piece; Dances to Life #1 and #2
March 7: Warm-up Songs of Yesteryear; Alzheimer’s Stories #2 S to end; Dances to Life #3;
March 11: 7 p.m. A Cappella Showcase at Perry Hall HS. Don’t miss this exciting evening of the human voice!
March 14: Alzheimer’s Stories #2 M-S (speaking mostly); Alzheimer’s Stories Part #3(For the Caregivers) D-H (Eb)
March 21: Review rehearsal. Be ready for everything!!!!
March 28: Alzheimer’s Stories #3 K-end (DM); A-D (FM); H-K (FM)
April 4: Run entire Alzheimer’s Stories concentrating on telling a story!!!
April 11: Much deserved Spring break. Daily home practice please!!!
April 18: Focus on Dances, Songs of Yesteryear, Commissioned piece, Music is the Food of Love for memory. If time will run Alzheimer’s Stories.
April 27 (Thursday): Rehearsal with Bruce Rogers at Bethel: 7-9:30 p.m. This is in place of our normal Tuesday rehearsal. Focus on Alzheimer’s Stories
April 28: Merrick Hall at Goucher: 7-10 p.m. with Bruce, piano, and soloists. 7-9 Chorus only; 9-10 chorus and soloists
April 29: Goucher 10-2:15 (please bring snacks/lunch/water)
10-11 Bruce with orchestra (auditorium)
10-11 Chorus only pieces with Marty and Danny (Merrick Hall)
11-15-1:15 Choruses, soloists, orchestra with Bruce (auditorium)
1:15-1:45 Choruses Dances to Life with percussion
1:45-2:15 Commissioned piece with Danny
2:30-4:30 Youth Choir rehearsal.
April 30: Call time 2 p.m. (auditorium)
2-2:25 Run Songs of Yesteryear
2:30-3:15 Forum in Merrick Hall. Please attend. Will be inspiring as well as informational. Panel will include the composer Robert Cohen and specialists in the Alzheimer’s field.
3:15-3:50 To be determined by Bruce
May 2: 6:30 p.m, Annual membership meeting and dinner
May 9: 7:30 p.m. DCYC Concert at Bethel
May 11: 7 p.m. Chamber Choir at Avondell, Bel Air
As you can see, this is a very tight schedule. If we were to have a rehearsal canceled due to inclement weather, rehearsals would be until 9:15. If we have two canceled rehearsals, spring break becomes a rehearsal.
Thank you for your hard work and what a glorious experience we are all in store for! Let’s make our rehearsal time truly intense, challenging, productive and musically fun.