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Women's Chorus
All-State HS Women's Chorus
 

ALL-STATE WOMEN'S CHORUS

 
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This site is for Women's Chorus only. 
 If you are in the Mixed Chorus, please go to that site
Kathleen Spadafino, Chairperson - KspadEB@aol.com

ATTENTION ALL MIXED CHORUS, WOMEN’S CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, JAZZ, AND HONORS JAZZ CHOIR ENSEMBLE MEMBERS: (Directors of these students should also read this!)

There are new procedures concerning Participation Fees, Housing & Medical Forms for this year. 

Please click here to view this information and the medical form.

NEW JERSEY ALL-STATE WOMEN’S CHORUS

Joseph Cantaffa & Jennifer Alagna, Chorus Managers

jcantaffa@rocknrollchorus.com  jalagna@monroe.k12.nj.us


October 2, 2014          

Hello All-State Women’s Choir!

I was SO excited after our first rehearsal together in September. You did such wonderful work; this choir has the potential to present a truly beautiful, emotional and musically outstanding concert in February. There is no question that it will require a good amount of work on your own, and our work together ---- but the end result will be worth all the time and energy you put into the music. 

Hopefully, you have been working on your music these past two weeks. Here are few reminders, and some information for you:

  • Please be sure you have your pronunciation in your music before our next rehearsal.
  • The rehearsal files will be on the NJMEA website shortly (thank you so much, Mr. Bell!). Use these diligently to rehearse your part for all the pieces.

Ø There are files with your voice part played prominently

Ø There are files with me speaking the pronunciation of text for Jubilate Deo, O Pastorelle and Ergen Deda. La Maumariee will be coming soon.

Ø There are YouTube links to many of the pieces.

Ø There are two video files for “Prayer of St. Francis.” In one, I speak the text slowly with the sign language, and in the second, there is an up-to-tempo recording playing while I do the sign language. I hope these will be a great help to you. Remember, you just have to mirror what you see.

  • You will receive “La Maumariee” at our next rehearsal. You can always listen to the YouTube link ahead of time. (Hope you like it!)
  • We will begin “Song of Ruth” at the next rehearsal. Feel free to listen to the links ahead of time. 
    • Reminder of what we covered in September, and what you can/should practice before Oct. 11th:

Ø Jubilate Deo: we read through the entire piece. Review all

Ø O Pastorelle: we read through the entire piece on a neutral syllable. Review all with a neutral syllable. We will add text next time.

Ø Ain’t No Grave: we read through ms. 92. Review to here.

Ø Ergen Deda: we read through ms. 63 on a neutral syllable; the rest of the piece is melodically the same. We will add text next time. (Don’t worry about the last page; I will clarify that when I see you.)

Ø Prayer of St. Francis: we read to ms. 49; some sections continued ms. 50 to the end in your sectional work.    Review what you covered. Work with the video and your sign language explanation sheet as much as possible.

As I mentioned last time, I would prefer not to do testing. I would rather have us work together the entire time. But, that will depend on what you do at home to prepare. So, be diligent in your rehearsal at home, so we can move forward, and get to the heart of the music quickly.

If you have any questions, here is my email again: TrishJoyce1@comcast.net  

I am really looking forward to seeing you on October 11th! 

Best wishes,

Mrs. Joyce


Rehearsal Dates  October 11th  at Edison High School

                           October 25th at Edison High School

                           February 8th  at JFK High School, Iselin, NJ (1PM – 5PM)

 CONCERT WEEKEND: February 19th – 21st at East Brunswick Hilton/Rutgers

CONCERT: February 21st at NJPAC in Newark, NJ (tickets through NJPAC Box Office only – 1-888-GONJPAC or www.njpac.org)

 

NO PARENTS MAY STAY AT THE EAST BRUNSWICK HILTON DURING THE PERFORMANCE WEEKEND AND NO STUDENT MAY DRIVE HER OWN CAR AND PARK IT AT THE HILTON. SINGERS WILL BE BUSSED TO ALL OFF-PROPERTY REHEARSALS AND TO THE SHOW AT NJPAC WHERE THEY WILL BE DISMISSED TO THEIR FAMILIES AFTER THE SHOW. THERE WILL BE NO BUSSING BACK TO THE HILTON AFTER THE CONCERT.

 

Please bring a pencil and water to all rehearsals.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

2014- 2015 NJ All-State Chorus

All-State Chorus members are expected to attend all rehearsals. One absence may be excused with the permission of the Manager in advance, unless that is clearly and truly impossible. If a student misses a second rehearsal, she will be removed from the All-State Chorus. There are no make-up rehearsals. “An absence is defined as missing any scheduled rehearsal or any part thereof.”

ALL activities involving the performance and the performance weekend must be attended as scheduled. Students must all rehearsals in their entirety in East Brunswick/Rutgers (the performance weekend). Failure to comply with this policy will result in removal from the All-State Chorus, loss of the All State Pin, and disqualification from any NJ All-State performing group for a period of one year up to and including the applicable event.