Message to Membership – May 16, 2024

Message from the Music Director

Dear Chorale,

My thanks again to you for a strong rehearsal this past Monday evening. We are nearing the finish line in terms of our preparation, and with each minute of each rehearsal getting every piece of music to where it needs to be. To that end, May 20 will be our final Monday evening rehearsal in West Hartford (because there is no rehearsal on Monday, May 27 – memorial day). I would like you to approach this final upcoming Monday rehearsal as if it is a final exam of sorts. We will cover all choral music in the concert. Even though we have our dress rehearsal on Wednesday, May 29, we need to go in to that dress rehearsal fully prepared.

One of the most important things you can do in your preparation for Monday night is to sit down with your music and simply turn through every page, looking at the notes and rhythms as they go by, hearing it in your head, recalling specific details we have talked about, and looking at extra instructions you have written into your music. You may not even need to sing when you do this. But I guarantee this type of exercise will go a long way toward making sure that the first time we do something on Monday it will be as we have left it. One of the more frustrating things for any Choir is to rehearse something well, and come back to it a week later only to make old mistakes, and fall short. This is my challenge to you, and I look forward to seeing (and hearing’) the fruits of your labor.


Message from the Executive Director

Dear Chorale,

We are just about two weeks away from our concert and have tickets to sell! Click the button below to purchase tickets for J’Adore Faure! Use the discount code: CHORALEFAN24 for 10% off tickets! The code is case sensitive.

An email was sent earlier today containing the digital flyer and the Facebook Cover Photo. Please update your cover photo on Facebook with the image to help spread the word! Be sure to like and share our posts!

I am looking for volunteers for the day of the concert. If you know of anyone who is interested in assisting as an usher or helping with box office, please fill out the form below or contact me.

Have a great weekend!