Dear musicians and friends,
Congratulations on yet another super concert last term! How time has flown during Easter break. I hope you have all had a nice relaxing time and are ready to start the new term refreshed. This term will be a new and exciting experience for us all with our first full operatic concert. Drawing on the stage managing and operatic talents of Ted our lead cellist we will be putting on a concert version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with a top cast and of course a top orchestra and conductor to match!
Rehearsals start on Thursday 25th April and run each week until our concert on July 6th. A rehearsal schedule is attached to give you an idea of the breakdown of rehearsals. Please note the cuts and have a listen to the numbers we will be performing if possible. It always helps me to know how things sound in advance!
Some of the ‘orchestra only’ sessions will involve sectionals so please do get in touch wind players and let me know if you had any sectional coach preferences. Feedback is always helpful for us to give you all the best musical experience possible. By popular demand we are inviting a professional sound engineer to record the concert for our own private listening pleasure as we have done in previous terms and C.D copies will be made available to members following the concert.
We are hiring the music for this term and are hoping to have this by late this coming week. If you would like a copy to look through before the first rehearsal on the 25th April please do get in touch and I’ll try to find a suitable time and place to hand the copies over.
We are very much looking forward to this exciting new challenge.
All best wishes, Abi & Thomas at the Chamber Academy