Message to Membership – January 20, 2024

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,

I am so looking forward to seeing you all this coming Monday for our first rehearsal on the Dvorak! I hope you are enjoying your preparation. There are many recordings out there to listen to, and I encourage you to utilize that. I had a wonderful meeting this week with the Music Director of the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra (Jonathan Colby). He has performed this piece as a chorister as well as conducted it before, and is so excited to be working with us! We talked through each movement of the edit master so I could understand what he wants. As the schedule indicates, he will be with us for our third rehearsal on February 5 at St. James’s. This means our first two rehearsals are where the bulk of our work will occur.

Re: Edit Master

There are a number of things I will be addressing and clarifying at our first rehearsal about what is in the edit master. I am also aware that the pagination of the edit master does not match what we have. In light of that, EVERYONE must number their measures before the first rehearsal. Doing every other measure is fine.

Re: Schedule

Our schedule indicates a Wednesday, February 7 rehearsal at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. That rehearsal has been moved to symphony’s rehearsal location in Farmington, near Miss Porter’s School. Timing remains the same. We will send out detailed information about address and parking when we get that from the symphony.

Enjoy your weekend, and I will see you Monday!


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Chorale,

I hope everyone has had a great week. Just a couple reminders as we head into next week.

If you ordered a 50th Anniversary CD over the past few weeks, please see me at rehearsal to pick it up. If you would like to order a CD, use the link below or see me at rehearsal.

Please read the announcements in the email for a look into some upcoming performances from our friends and a message from the Golf Committee!

I am looking forward to Monday’s rehearsal! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!