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    Altos - Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina (East): AEthelmearc, actually. ;-) Maria A.S. ... From: Karen Kasper To: Known World Choir
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      Altos - Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina (East): AEthelmearc, actually.


      Maria A.S.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Karen Kasper <arianna_wyn@...>
      To: Known World Choir <KWChoir@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Jul 22, 2009 11:45 pm
      Subject: [KWChoir] Everything you need to know for the Pennsic Choir

      Unto the Pennsic Choir, greetings from Arianna of Wynthrope. Director at Pennsic 38!

      Pennsic is fast approaching, so I hope you've all been practicing. :-)
      I want to pass along some final information, as I will be leaving for Cooper's Lake this Saturday morning and will not be online much (if at all) after that.
      Please read carefully, the following concerns everyone singing in the Pennsic Choir.
      Please bring the following to every rehearsal:
      - A pencil
      - A bottle of water
      - Your music, in a 1/2" or 1" black three-ring binder
      Feel free to talk to your section leads during practices at Pennsic if you need help with your part. They will also be running the sectional rehearsals on Sunday.
      Sopranos - Mistress Arianna Morgan (Atlantia)
      Altos - Patrikia Maria Agrissa Sgourina (East)
      Tenors - Lord Cedric (Atlantia)
      Basses - Lord Rufus Bowie (East)
      Stella Splendens
      La Terre les Eaux la Va Buvant
      Ave Maris Stella
      Thanks Gentle Moon
      Hinunter is der Sonnen Schein
      Los Reyes Siguen la Estrella
      Hence Stars
      - Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 am - Performing Arts Pavilion set up, choir members' help appreciated! This involves assembling the stage and setting up the theater, including stringing power cables and lights, onloading and setting up chairs, etc. Power tools are helpful but willing hands and backs are all that's required!
      - Thursday, July 30, 10:30 am - additional Performing Arts Pavilon set up as needed
      - Friday, July 31, 3:00-5:00 pm - rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Saturday, August 1, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Sunday, August 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - rehearsal, PA Pavilion, breaking into sectionals after warmups
      - Monday, August 3, 3:00- 5:00 pm - rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Tuesday, August 4, 11:00am -1:00pm rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Wednesday, August 5, 3:00-5:00, rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Wednesday, August 5, ~8:30 pm, short teaser performance at the stave church near the food court during Midnight Madness, pieces TBD
      - Thursday, August 6, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, dress rehearsal, PA Pavilion
      - Thursday, August 6, 6:00 pm - CONCERT, PA Pavilon
      - Please wear clean garb in good condition. It doesn't have to be fancy or any particular period, style or color, but it should be something reasonably nice, and not so warm it will make you faint in the heat!
      - Please, no large hats or hoop skirts. It's going to be crowded on stage with well over 60 of us!
      - Do not eat or drink dairy products for at least one hour before the concert to avoid having "gunk" in your throat
      - Please arrive at 5:30 pm so we can get everyone lined up in order and warm up
      - Bring your black binder with the music in concert order
      - Bring your enthusiasm and a smile!
      - Invite your family, your friends, your barons, your liege lords and ladies, your retainers, and your royalty to attend!
      Mistress Ts'vee'a bas Tseepora Levi of AEthelmearc will be videotaping the concert for us with a camcorder loaned by Sir Magariki Katsuichi no Koredono of AEthelmearc, and I expect we'll post the video online after Pennsic, possibly on YouTube. Master Li Kung Lo of the East has graciously agreed to record audio from our dress rehearsal (where we can avoid audience noise, among other things) so that we can have good quality audio files for a CD after the concert. I'll let people know when those are available and what the cost will be. Thanks to all of these good gentles for their assistance!
      If you can't get enough of choral music at Pennsic, I hope you'll consider attending the concert my baronial group, the Debatable Choir, is presenting on Monday, August 3, at 7:30 pm in the PA Pavilion. Our theme this year is music about dancing, including Thomas Tomkins' contribution to Morley's Triumphs of Oriana, "See, See the Shepherds' Queen".
      Happy sewing and packing, and safe journeys to everyone!


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