Re: Pennsic Choir Questions
- Lady Meitheamh and Lady Elizabeth,
Thank you for your informative responses! I have a pretty solid
choral background and I definitely plan on learning and practicing the
music before coming to Pennsic. I can't wait to sing with the two of you!
See you in August!
--- In KWChoir@yahoogroups.com, Elizabeth Dowling <ejdowling@...> wrote:
> Greetings Eilionora,
> Rehearsals are usually from 4 to 6 P.M., although sometimes there
> 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,
> 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
> list), but not always. If the music is available, practice your
> you can. Whether or not you have seen the music beforehand, if you
> 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
> 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.
> Lady Elizabeth