Summer 2014 rehearsals

Dear Chamber Academy members!

Thank you for your work so far on a very varied and challenging program.  I am sorry if we have not been able to stick exactly to our rehearsal schedule thus far and thank you for your patience.  We will start rehearsing with singers from the 19th June so the schedule from then on should be fairly accurate.

As you can see from the schedule, we only have one go with each singer on each item.  This means several things. Please please please familiarise yourselves as much as possible with the music, both by listening to the links below and practising any tricky passages.  I want us to take full advantage of our time with the singers to shape the music rather than learn the notes.  Attendance is also critical as important decisions may be made during these sessions and we won’t have time to do more than run the items on the day of the concert.

The church is free from 7.30pm every Thursday and if we could all start getting ready from then we should be able to start playing from 7.45pm.  Next week we will start with small sectionals.  All upper strings downstairs and everyone else in the church.

Here is a reminder of our program order.  It would be helpful to pencil in the item number on your parts to keep order.  Se vuol ballare and our Puccini finale that includes the Humming chorus and Nessun dorma will be available from next week.

Finally, we need the following for our concert: Harp, 3 trombones and tuba, 2 trumpets, 1 double bass and a few more string players.  If you know anyone who may be interested in this program please put them in touch.

Remember to bring an audience!

See you all next week. Happy practising.

Thomas and Abi

Chamber Academy Opera Gala concert 5th July 2014

1. Rossini Barber of Seville Overture,_Gioacchino%29
2. Rossini ‘Una Voce Poco Fa’ Ee Ping Yee
3. Mozart ‘Parto, parto’ Norma Fender
4. Mozart ‘Se Vuol Ballare’ Ashley Mercer
5. Mozart ‘Voi che Saptete’ Norma Fender
6. Mozart Der Holle Rach (Queen of the Night) Aria Amy Worsfold,_K.620_%28Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus%29
7. Mozart Papageno, Papagena Alexa Mason and Ashley Mercer,_K.620_%28Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus%29
8. Bellini Quante Volte from Capulet & Montagues Natalya Beam
9. Smetana Polka from Bartered Bride (go to arrangements),_JB_1:100_%28Smetana,_Bed%C5%99ich%29


10. Verdi La Forza Del Destino Overture,_Giuseppe%29
11. Verdi Don Carlos ‘Tu Che le Vanite ..’  Kirsten Sharpin
12. Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro  Ee Ping Yee
13. Bizet Pearl Fishers Duet Roberto Garcia Lopez and Ashley Mercer
14. Massenet Meditation
15. Dvorak Song to the Moon Ee Ping Yee
16. Puccini Madam Butterfly Humming Chorus
Puccini Nessun Dorma Roberto Garcia Lopez

Revised Rehearsal Schedule

First Half 7.45-8.45pm

Second Half 9.00-9.45pm

22 May



29 May

Mozart Parto, parto

Mozart Voi che sapete

Massenet – Meditation

Mozart Queen of the night

5 June

Sectionals from 7.30pm

Strings downstairs

Winds in the church

Puccini – Humming and Nessun Dorma

12 June

Verdi – La Forza

Verdi – Tu che le vanita

Bellini – Quante volte

Mozart – Parto parto

Dvorak – Song to the Moon

19 June

Rossini – Una Voce Poco Fa

Puccini – O Mio Babbino

Dvorak – Song to the Moon

Bellini – Quante volte

26 June

Mozart – Parto and Voi che s.

Mozart – Queen of the night

Mozart – Se Vuol  Ballare

Mozart – Papageno, Papagena

3 July

Verdi – Tu che le vanita

Puccini – Nessun Dorma

Bizet – Pearl Fishers


2.30-3.45 Run 1st half without overture. Trombones arrive at 3.15pm

4.00 – 5.30 2nd Half run plus both overtures at the end.

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