SEE? I told ya that the music this term would be cool. Some of it on the easier side, some of it more challenging- looks like it is going to be a good term!
On this happiest of National Fig Newton Days, I share with you some news from LMC... so let's get to it:
IMPORTANT LMC DATES:
Sunday, February 3 - NO REHEARSAL (Super Bowl Sunday)
Sunday, April 21 - NO REHEARSAL (Easter)
Sunday, April 28 - "Extra" CONCERT - Grosse Pointe Memorial Church **
Saturday, May 4 - "Extra" CONCERT - First United Methodist, Port Huron **
Sunday, May 12 - NO REHEARSAL (Mother's Day)
Friday, May 17 - CONCERT - First United Methodist, Troy
Sunday, May 19 - CONCERT - Highland Park Baptist, Southfield
(More to come- watch this space!)
NOTE: Information about the "Extra" concerts on April 28 and May 4 will be provided soon at rehearsal (and then repeated in the appropriate MWM)
2019 SPRING LMC SEASON:
The 2019 Spring LMC Season is underway! As always, our rehearsals are Sunday, 6:30-8:45, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
Our concerts this year are titled 'Made in America'- all the music is either about, or was written in, the USA (examples: "God Bless America," "Armed Forces Medley," "Genie With the Light Brown Hair," "Honor, Honor!" (that one is fun), "Shenandoah" (that one is pretty)...).
Steve also mentioned that there will be opportunities for solos/small groups in the concerts. Auditions will be scheduled at a later date. Now would probably be a great time to get your own practice started- just remember that your piece should match the theme of the concerts (in other words, most Bach and Beethoven are probably not appropriate, "Aux Champs Elysees" and "Rule Britannia" are right out.)
THIS WEEK'S MEMORY PIECE:
None. That I know of, anyhoo...
Steve didn't hand out the memorization list/schedule yet- or if he did, I didn't get a copy :) So watch this space for more information as the weeks progress!
REHEARSAL CDS / TRACKS:
Rehearsal CDs are in the production stage now- we will probably see them sometime in the next few weeks. Once the CDs are available, the rehearsal trax will also be available on the LMC website (see below).
If you weren't at rehearsal this week (1/13) and would like a practice CD, please email Strat Calagias (email@example.com) and ask him to add you to the list.
CONCERT CD SALES:
From LMC's very own Dan "the CD Man" Iannaci:
Thanks! to those of you who have already preordered CDs of our December Christmas Concert. There is time yet to order one, two, or three CDs so please send me an email (not CJ, so don’t press “reply”) if you want to preorder at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to preorder a CD or two or three.
CDs remain at $15 each (cheap) and I can collect $$ upon delivery. As usual, checks should be made out to the Langsford Musical Society.
If you have any friends, relatives, acquaintances, or pets who may not get our emails, give them my email and I’ll make sure they are taken care of (not dog sitting however).
Remember, for returning LMC members dues are $50 per term, payable by cash, credit card, or check made out to "Langsford Musical Society." Your friendly neighborhood LMC Treasurer will be set up in the "Common Area" at Redeemer (where the coffee is) to assist.
Last season we set up a schedule where sections would bring in munchies to enjoy with our coffee at break. Nothing major- just if you could bring in some cookies or some brownies... At the request of many of your fellow LMC gentlemen, that practice will continue! So:
1/20 -Tenor 1
1/27 - Tenor 2
2/10 - Baritone
2/17 - Bass