Thursday, September 7, 2006

First Choir Rehearsal at the Cathedral

Well, last night we got "off and running" with the first Cathedral Choir rehearsal of the new season. Was missing a few people, but pretty much everyone turned out. Jumped right in and started rehearsing the fall repertoire: getting some known anthems back to speed (Martin "When I Survey", Farrant "Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake"), looked at some new stuff (Cherwien "Prayer for Peace", Rutter "Open Thou Mine Eyes", Beck "Offertory"). But I think the highlight was sightreading the main choral parts of the Biebl "Ave Maria". They LOVE IT! We'll be using it on Advent IV, and at Lessons and Carols.

~nb

PS: GO STEELERS!

4 comments:

Brian Michael Page said...

Is that the HAMBURG tune When I Survey that starts in D and modulates up? (I might have asked that before - if so, my bad)

GO PATS! (Jason's near Saints' territory. I wonder if he roots for them.)

Hey, we'll have to gather the bloggers' favorite NFL teams and do some CV Sports segments on them, eh?

BMP

Matthew Meloche said...

What a mess Advent IV is going to be this year... I know the choir is not going to want to sing since it's Christmas-Eve-Morning... However, there's so much good music that they could do.

PhiMuAlpha2681 said...

Brian,

Yes.

Matthew,

I will have the choir sing our normal Sunday morning Mass, and then be back for Midnight Mass. They normally sing at the 4:30pm vigil, but I'm not calling them in for that.

~nb

Brian Michael Page said...

BTW - nice to see the Steelers (less Ben) smoke the Dolphins (or shall we say, "squish the fish").

BMP