We are now accepting applications for open positions on the chorus advisory council. This is an excellent opportunity for you to help shape and influence the direction of The Phoenix Symphony Chorus next year and the years to come. Your creative input, valuable ideas, leadership and enthusiasm will be on display and put to good use as you become an ambassador for the chorus.
The following 9 positions are open:
*Please note that the secretary position is currently held by one person (Katie Jones). It has historically been two positions, and we would like to fill it with two people moving forward.
We encourage you to talk with current and former council members and review the information and duties for each position in our member handbook (Section 10 — TPSC Advisory Council).
Here is the link to the statement-of-interest form, or you can download it below.
Please complete it digitally and email to Wendy no later than March 11 (the sooner, the better): email@example.com
Heat (or lack thereof), parking passes and more!
A few quick announcements for tonight's rehearsal you likely have already seen by email:
Here is a reminder of the week's schedule. These call times are tight, so please be
ON TIME for everything.
Thursday 5:15 PM Required rehearsal with director downstairs at Symphony Hall for all singers
6:30 PM Required dress rehearsal at Symphony Hall for all singers
Friday 7:00 PM Call time (revised from 6:30 PM)
7:30 PM Performance
Saturday 12:30 PM Call time (revised from 12:15 PM)
1:00 PM Performance
Saturday 7:00 PM Call time
7:30 PM Performance
Sunday 1:30 PM Call Time (revised from 1:00 PM)
2:00 PM Performance
To those that are singing in the Harry Potter concert in January:
Since we didn't get you the parking passes during our last rehearsal in December and since we won't see you again until the dress rehearsal at Symphony Hall on Thursday, January 4, Wendy has agreed to be at the parking garage about 30-45 minutes ahead of that Thursday call time to hand out parking passes (don't be late to the rehearsal, since Wendy also needs to go to the rehearsal!) as you arrive there at the garage. If, for whatever reason, that won't work for you and we need to get you a parking pass earlier, please let us know! We'll do our best to arrange an alternative way to get you a parking pass, e.g. US mail (please reply soon, and confirm your mailing address!) or dropping one off to work or home.
Thanks! (And thank you, Wendy!)
In addition to TPSC, many of us have enjoyed singing with the Arizona Musicfest and with Bob Moody. For those of you (tenors and basses especially) looking to busy up your spring schedule with some repertoire that you likely performed recently (Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, which we performed in January 2017) or will be performing in March 2018 (some selections from Candide), please review the attached materials.
Again, they are especially (urgently!) looking for tenors and basses, and if you've sung with him in the past, my understanding is that you won't need to audition.
Please direct your inquiries and interest to the Arizona Musicfest Chorus Manager, Dave Hulin: firstname.lastname@example.org. He would like to hear from you by December 28, if possible.
Robert Moody Letter
In case you missed it:
For our Tuesday rehearsal, we will be in the Arizona Opera "Black Box Theatre" (see details here). Parking may be an issue (really, look at this pdf!), so please allow yourself a few extra minutes so that you can find your seat so that we can start promptly with Tito at 6:30pm.
If you are late, it may very disruptive. Let's be prompt and attentive! It is the least we can do for having Monday off. (Thanks, Tom!) So don't come to CUMC tonight, because we won't be there!
Another concert run, another opportunity to get your fellow choristers over food and drinks post-performance. Here is a list of what's going on this week:
Thursday - Majerle's (right across the street from stage door exit)
Friday - Rose and Crown (over by the Science Center)
Saturday between - TGiFriday's at Chase Field
Saturday night - Dust Cutter @ Renaissance Hotel (just a short walk down Adams)
Sunday between - Nothing formal since it's a shorter window, but we encourage hanging out and meeting new people from the choir.
Sunday night- REST!!! (seriously, please)
We hope to see you there!
We have a LOT of music on our plate right now, so I wanted to give you a little help learning your parts. I have loaded some part-learning videos into the following folders. Please make a point of listening to these before Monday's rehearsal, and learn them as well as possible. This will help us save limited rehearsal time.
Remember, Monday the 30th is THEME NIGHT as well as DESSERT NIGHT.
So come in costume (if you feel so inclined), and bring a snack to share. To keep us all from entering total sugar overload, we've assigned half the group salty (or non-sweet) snacks to balance all the sweet delights (see the assigned groups below). We'll take a group photo of all those in costumes at the end of rehearsal.
And if you bring homemade treats, please bring a sign/card listing the ingredients, or at least one noting any allergens present, e.g. soy, dairy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, etc.
Sopranos and Tenors - something salty (or at least not sweet)
Altos and Basses - something sweet
Most importantly during rehearsal and after, HAVE FUN!