Oakland Symphony Chorus

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 17, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Haydn:  Continued the Mass in Time of War from the Quoniam (p. 25) through the first part of the Sanctus (but not the Pleni Sunt Caeli).  Filesize:  35.8 MB

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December 17, 2014 Rehearsal - part 1

Haydn:  Ran through Mass in Time of War, stopping to work issues, through the Gloria to the Miserere Nobis.  Filesize;  62.0 MB

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 10, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Break Bread songs:  Began with Let Us Break Bread Together.  Worked Songs of Strength and Hope, then Where have all the flowers gone?, then back to Songs of Strength and Hope.  Filesize:  40.1 MB.

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December 10, 2014 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread songs:  began with Hallelujah Chorus, then worked Where have all the flowers gone.  Spent the rest of the first half (from about 20 minutes in the recording) working on Songs of Strength and Hope.  Filesize:  56.2 MB

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Friday, December 5, 2014

December 3, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 2

Break Bread songs:  second half spent entirely on Songs of Strength and Hope.  Filesize:   39.3 MB

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December 3, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 1

Break Bread songs:  worked in this order - Let Us Break Bread Together, Where have all the flowers gone?, Hallelujah Chorus.  Last half hour spent working through Songs of Strength and Hope, backward from the end.  Filesize:  60.8 MB

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 19, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 2

Continued rehearsing songs for the Let Us Break Bread Together Concert: Let Us Break Bread Together, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child, Wade in the Water, This Little Light of Mine, and Down by the Riverside.

48.4 MB


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November 19, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 1

Arnold directed the chorus in Songs of Strength and Hope: Down by the Riverside, This Little Light of Mine, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Wade in the Water, This Little Light of Mine (again), and Down by the Riverside (again).

57.1 MB

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Friday, November 14, 2014

November 12, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 2

Ran through the rest of "Breaking Bread" numbers: Where Have all the Flowers Gone, Let Us Bread Bread Together, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, then repeated the Songs of Strength and Hope.

46.7 MB

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November 12, 2014 Rehearsal- Part 1

Ran through Songs of Strength and  Hope two times with arranger Doug Miller present.

52.1 MB

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 05, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 2

Practiced songs for Break Bread Concert: This Little Light of Mine, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah)

38.1MB

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November 05, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 1

Practiced songs for Break Bread concert:  Where Have all the Flowers Gone (memorize this by next time), Songs of Strength: Down by the Riverside, This Little Light of Mine

62.5 FMB

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 29, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Mozart Requiem:  Began with Lacrymosa, continued through end of piece.  

Where Have All the Flowers Gone:  everyone should have picked up a new arrangement of this (2 pages) for Break Bread concert.  Read through this piece after finishing the Mozart.
Filesize:  48.8 MB

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October 29, 2014 Rehearsal - part 1

Mozart Requiem:  Lynne's comments on past orchestra rehearsal, future dress rehearsal.  Reviewed sit/stand cues.  Worked on Kyrie.  Ran through soprano solo parts, as Shawnette Sulker was present.  After she finished, Arnold Lee directed the Dies Irae.  Lynne returned and directed Rex Tremendae and Confutatis Maledictis.  Filesize:  53.2 MB

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 22, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Mozart Requiem:  Some discussion at first of concert details.  Ran the entire piece.  Filesize:  41.6 MB

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October 22, 2014 Rehearsal - part 1

Mozart Requiem:  Women and men rehearsed separately for part of the first half, this recording covers the women's rehearsal.  Women worked on Lacrymosa, Offertorium, and Hostias.  After 30 minutes the men came upstairs and the rehearsal continued with Hostias and ran to the end of the piece.  After the end of the piece, worked again on the 2 "Quam olim Abrahae" sections, in Offertorium and Hostias.  Filesize:  65.8 MB

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 15, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Mozart Requiem:  Ran all the way through.
Songs of Strength and Hope:  Read all the way through.
Filesize:  44.4 MB

I regret to say that it was impossible to remove the sound of the building alarm from the recording.  I decided to post it anyway.

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October 15, 2014 Rehearsal - part 1

Mozart Requiem:  ran the piece mostly straight through.  At the end of the first half, worked on Songs of Strength and Hope.  Filesize:  64.2 MB

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

October 8, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 2

Mozart Requiem:  Worked the piece beginning with Hostias through to the end.  (I regret that the recording wasn't started promptly in the second half.)  Filesize:  40.2 MB

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October 8, 2014 Rehearsal - Part 1

Mozart Requiem:  began by rehearsing the two Osannas (from Sanctus and Benedictus) which we were supposed to memorize.  After that, ran the Requiem from the beginning through the Offertorium (Domine Jesu Christe).  Announcements.  Filesize:  59.0 MB

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 1, 2014 Rehearsal - part 2

Mozart Requiem:  Ran the rest of the piece beginning with the Hostias.  Filesize:  48.7 MB

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October 1, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 1

Mozart Requiem:  ran the piece from the beginning to the middle of the Hostias, but not the Quam Olim Abrahae.  Filesize:  53.4 MB

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Friday, September 26, 2014

September 24, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 2

Mozart Requiem: Examined subjects and countersubjects in Requiem, Kyrie and Sequences.

Filesize: 48.6MB

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September 24, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 1

Mozart Requiem: memorized Hosanna, studied subject and counter-subject in Cum Sanctis: Allegro.

Filesize: 56 MB

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Friday, September 19, 2014

September 17, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 2


 Mozart Requiem: Requiem, Lacrimosa, Domine Jesu, Santus and Communio, mostly on "de."

Filesize: 44.0 MB

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September 17, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 1

Open Rehearsal Night with guest singers joining us in Mozart Requiem: Requiem, Kyrie, Rex tremendae and Communio, mostly on "de."

Filesize: 54.4 MB

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

September 10, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 2

Continued Mozart Requiem with Sequence on"de."

Filesize: 32 MB

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Second Half

September 10, 2014 Rehearsal, Part 1

First rehearsal of Mozart Requiem at MOCHA. Worked on Introit using "de."

Filesize: 51.7 MB

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First Half