940Re: [KWChoir] Pennsic Choir Questions
- May 18, 2008Greetings Eilionora,
Rehearsals are usually from 4 to 6 P.M., although sometimes there may be
other times. It depends on the year. Some years have started
rehearsals earlier in the first week, but did not expect to see the
whole group until the beginning of the second week. (If music is
difficult, this is helpful, because a small group throughout the choir
will already know their parts.) I encourage people to participate, even
if they don't think they sing or read music well. If you sing the
notes, blend, watch the conductor, watch out for dynamics, that is good
enough. Sometimes music is available before Pennsic (keep watching this
list), but not always. If the music is available, practice your part if
you can. Whether or not you have seen the music beforehand, if you need
to miss a rehearsal or two for some other scheduled activity that you
were planning to go to, then it is O.K., but then just try very hard to
make up for lost time. One year I had to miss two in the second week,
because I had to teach at the same time, but I had learned the music.
Sometimes there are "sectionals" for each part; the whole group usually
meets at the Performance Pavillion (in the A&S area), and then the
sections walk to wherever they will meet. One or two encampments
arrange their own sectionals; extra rehearsals are not required, but
some people like to go over difficult sections. The music this year may
not be so difficult that such rehearsals would be necessary. This has
been my experience in the past; I hope it is helpful, and barring any
difficulties I hope to see you at Pennsic 37.
> Greetings everyone!
> My name is Eilionóra, and I'm a new-ish member of the SCA. I'm going
> to be at Pennsic for the first time this year, and I have a few
> questions about the choir that I hope someone can answer:
> 1) During which week and on what day do rehearsals begin?
> 2) What time are rehearsals (I think they have typically been from 4-6pm)?
> 3) How many rehearsals are we required to attend in order to
> participate in the final concert?
> Thanks, and I am looking forward to meeting all you fellow musicians at
> Pennsic! :)
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