Vocalise Rehearsal Blog

Dear Vocalise Singers,

Two concert weeks are upon us! Please make an effort to stay hydrated, rested, and well-informed during this busy period. Below are details for this week and next week.

This Week:

  • Dress Rehearsal–Wednesday, 5/4
    • Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street)
    • Call Time: 4:45pm (5:30pm for Bravi/VTG)
    • Release time: 7:45pm (8:00pm for Bravi/VTG, 8:30pm for Aria)
    • Dress: Black Cantabile T-Shirt and Nice Jeans
  • Spring Concert–Saturday, 5/7
    • Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street)
    • Call Time: 12:30pm
    • Concert at 2pm
    • Dress: Formal Dress Uniform

Next Week:

 

  • Recording Session–Monday, 5/9

 

      • Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street)
      • Call Time: 4:45pm
      • Release time: 9pm

 

  • All-Choir Dress Rehearsal–Thursday, 5/12

 

      • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
      • Call Time: 4:45pm
      • Release Time: 8:00pm (8:15pm for Bravi/VTG, Aria for 8:30pm)
      • Dress: Full Concert Uniform

 

  • All-Choir Concert–Saturday, 5/14

 

    • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
    • Call Time: 11:30am
    • Concert: 1pm
    • Dress: Full Concert Uniform, please arrive dressed

 

Below is a list of all the repertoire for the Spring Concert on 5/4 (in concert order). Please use this to prepare for Wednesday and Saturday.

Pieces marked with an asterisk (*) will also be sung at the All-Choir Concert on Saturday 5/14. You will also be singing “El Pambiche Lento (SSA Only),” “Come and Sing,” and “Give Us Hope” at that concert.

Aria
Ubi Caritas
Rimas Tropicales (*one movement, TBD on 5/14 concert)
O-Yo-Yo*
Vocalise SSA
Bonnie Wood Green*
Lift Thine Eyes
Dirait-On
The Beatitudes
Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down*
Vocalise SATB
Tristeza
El Último Café
Bravi
Seven Bridges Road*
Aria/Bravi
Oh, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
Girl from Ipanema
One-Note Samba
Bésame Mucho
Vocalise (SATB)
Double Shot (Honey in the Rock)*
Senior Song
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Imagine

 

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