Dear San Jose Symphonic Choir:
Wonderful concerts this month! Congratulations for making it to the end of a very full schedule of singing.
Our next project is preparing for the Washington D.C. tour. Correspondence from the National Cathedral instructs us that there is no piano nor keyboard available and that there is a time limit, so refer to the revised list below for the National Cathedral concert.
Most of you have all of the music, but if you need copies of anything, copies will be available on June 2 at the Monterey venue, but please let me know what you need (via email) so Eleanor can retrieve the music from the symphony library before the rehearsal Tuesday. These are borrowed copies and will need to be returned.
Beatitude Mass Artwork
Our next rehearsal for the tour choir is Tuesday evening, June 2, in Monterey at the Unitarian Church just off Highway 1 on Aguajito Road. I am proposing the following schedule. Locations are subject to change because of the rental agreements that we make for the year are no longer in force, so we need to arrange for space each week. But Tuesday is definitely at the Unitarian Church.
Monday June 1 final concert of Vaughan Williams, Faure and Host at Sunset Center, Carmel.
Call time is 7:30 PM (Great job on Saturday and Sunday!)
Tuesday June 2 in Monterey at 7:30 PM at Unitarian Church
Monday June 8 in San Jose at 7:00 PM
Tuesday June 16 in Monterey at 7:30 PM
Monday June 22 In San Jose at 7:00 PM
One more rehearsal later in the week before we leave, if needed.
1. Sicut Cervis (Palestrina)
2. Keep Your Lamps
3. Prayer of the Children
4. Sing me to heaven
5 Wondrous Love
6. Ride the Chariot
8. Bogoro ditse Devo
11. Little innocent Lamb
13. Beatitude Mass (July 1 only)
14. Selections from “Les Mis” (also on the July 1 concert) are being sent by the Georgetown Chorale and should be available at June 8 rehearsal.
In preparing for the San Jose Symphonic Choir’s contribution to the “Beatitude Mass” by Henry Mollicone, remember that we commissioned the work and sang the World Premier at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in San Jose. For opening night, there were people left outside standing in line unable to get in! This performance with the Georgetown Chorale will raise much-needed funds to support the homeless.
This coming March, we will be singing another World Premier of a major work by Henry Mollicone: “Misa de los Inmigrantes”. Henry hopes to have it benefit undocumented workers in a similar way that his “Beatitude Mass” benefits the homeless.