2018 Fall Rehearsal & Event Schedule
September 18th 6 PM – Welcome back reception; warm-ups (Welcome, welcome every guest); Viva la Musica!; Candlelight Carol pg. 3; Glow (to be memorized); Lux Aurumque (divide into sections and work on tone clusters); Swell the Full Chorus pgs. 3-5.
September 25th – Warm-ups; O Nata Lux pgs. 1,2,5,6; Lux aurumque memorize pg. 7; Swell the Full Chorus pgs. 6,7; Christmas Joy pgs. 32-37.
October 2nd – Warm-ups; Sectionals: Stars; finish O Nata Lux; work on problem spots of other pieces. Come together at 8:15.
October 9th – Warm-ups; Sectionals :Christmas Joy pgs. 21-31; Finish Candelight Carol and work on melismas in the Handel: come together at 8:15.
October 16th – Warm-ups; Christmas Joy pgs. 18-20; Christmas Time is Here; Assign water glasses parts and experiment at home; review all other music as time allows.
October 23rd – Warm-ups; Shine on Me (memorize); Christmas Joy pgs. 14-18; Light of a Clear Blue Morning.
October 30th – Warm-ups; Christmas Joy pgs. 2-13; auditions for Light of a Clear Blue Morning.
November 6th – Warm-ups; Linda Hall here to work a variety of pieces but especially Shine on Me.
November 13th – Warm-ups. Concentrate on memorized pieces (Glow, Lux Aurumque, Stars (with Water Glasses) and Shine on Me); Sectionals if needed.
November 20th – REVIEW!!!!!!! Run the program twice.
November 27th – Dress rehearsal at St. Matthews Lutheran 7-9:30.
December 2nd – Concert 4PM; Report time TBS.
December 16th 3PM – Kraushaar Auditorium: Messiah Sing-along with the Baltimore Choral Arts. All invited to be a part of the chorus and our own Julie will be conducting a couple choruses. Singers do not need to purchase tickets.
Once again, thank you for your hard work and dedication to the DCC organization. A complete calendar of events is on our website which I encourage you to visit often. Also please visit our youtube channels and like us on facebook if you haven’t already. We presently have 901 likes! Can we make 1,000 by the end of the year? Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile and make the DCC your chosen charity. If you order through our website, it is done! We then get a small percentage of whatever you order which can really add up, especially during the holidays. If you have any special skills to share and/or are interested in serving on a committee/board, please see a board member!
Our local charity for this season is Camp Opportunity. You will be getting more info as the season progresses.
Now on to another magical season of singing and sharing!
With excited gratitude,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.