Oakland Symphony Chorus

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Thursday, December 17, 2015

December 16, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Cherubini:  Worked through the Graduale (movement 2), and Dies Irae (movement 3), which includes Tuba Mirum, Rex Tremendae, Recordare, Confutatis Maledictis, and Lacrymosa.  Finished with the last 2 pages of the piece (p. 59-60).

Filesize:  36.3 MB

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December 16, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Cherubini:  Worked first movement, Introitus, the entire first half, with attention to pitch control and diction.

Filesize:  54.1 MB

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

December 9, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Break Bread:  In the second half we divided into 3 groups, directed by Lynne (the Chamber Singers), Loni Williams, and Arnold Lee.  The groups then worked through all the Christmas carols in the packet we were given, in order, alternating groups.  The Chamber Singers did their own songs, not on the group list.

Filesize:  47.1 MB

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December 9, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:  Tiffany assigned seating for the concert, row by row.  If you have any questions, ask Tiffany, don't try to figure it out from the recording!  We don't yet have the performance order.

Reviewed My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, The Best is Yet to Come, Five-sided S'Vivon, Hallelujah Chorus.

Filesize:  63.7 MB

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 2, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Break Bread:  Worked My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, The Best is Yet to Come.  Ran all of Let Us Break Bread Together.

Filesize:  30.3 MB

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December 2, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:  began by running all the Christmas carol arrangements in the packet that was handed out.  Ran the Hallelujah Chorus, with some stops for interpretation.  Worked the Five Part S'vivon.  Announcements.

Filesize:  68.5 MB

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 18, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Break Bread:   In the second half of the rehearsal we ran through The Best is yet to Come, Fly Me to the Moon and The Hallelujah Chorus.

Filesize:  53.8 MB

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Second Half

November 18, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1

Break Bread:   Arnold Lee, directed the chorus. After warmups we rehearsed Five-Sided S'vivon, a new Sinatra song My Way was introduced with count singing only then Let Us Break Bread Together.

Filesize:  71.7 MB

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First Half

Friday, November 13, 2015

November 11, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2



Arnold had the chorus practice The Cherubini Requiem Movement I using "count singing" only.  He ended the rehearsal with a detailed review of The Hallelujah Chorus.

Filesize:  40.3 MB

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Second Half


November 11, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1


Break Bread:   Arnold Lee, substituting for Lynne seated the chorus in a circle. After warmups we rehearsed Let Us Break Bread Together, The Best is Yet to Come, Fly Me to the Moon then Five-Sided S'vivon.
Filesize:  77.5 MB

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

November 04, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Break Bread:   Read a new piece, Five-Sided S'vivon, then ran The Best is Yet to Come and Fly Me to the Moon followed by the Hallelujah Chorus. 

Filesize:  49 MB

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November 04, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:   Ran The Best is Yet to Come and Fly Me to the Moonin order.  Then worked on Let Us Break Bread Together and on the Hallelujah Chorus. 

Filesize:  63.5 MB

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 28, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Break Bread:  Continued work on Fly Me to the Moon.  Ran Fly Me to the Moon and The Best is Yet to Come, in order.  Then worked on the Hallelujah Chorus. Finished up running several pieces in the collection of Christmas music, passed out at this rehearsal, which chorus members will perform in the lobby before the Break Bread concert.

Filesize:  46.7 MB

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October 28, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:  Worked on Let Us Break Bread Together during warmup period, then worked on Fly Me to the Moon, followed by work on The Best is Yet to Come.

Filesize:  53.7 MB

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October 28, 2015 - Sinatra Part Files

Courtesy of the arranger, we have these files to work with.  Correction to original post:  clicking on a file will open it in a browser.  From the browser entry you can download the file if you wish.



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 21, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Break Bread:  Continued work on Fly Me to the Moon.

Stravinsky:  Spent last 30 minutes working on Symphony of Psalms, section I and parts of section III.

Filesize: 39.6 MB

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October 21, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:  Worked on Let Us Break Bread Together during warmup period, then worked on The Best is Yet to Come.  Worked on Fly Me to the Moon for the last 10 minutes or so.  Announcements.

Filesize:  59.8 MB

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 14, 2015 Rehearsal - part 2

Lynne began the rehearsal by leading the Chamber Chorus in two pieces they'll perform Saturday night at the Symphony Gala - Mood Indigo and It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing). About 7 minutes.

Break Bread:  Continued work on The Best is Yet to Come for the rest of the session.

Filesize:  45.5 MB

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October 14, 2015 Rehearsal - part 1

Break Bread:  Spent about 18 minutes reading through Let Us Break Bread Together, then worked on The Best is Yet to Come until the break.

Filesize:  58.9 MB

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 7, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Break Bread:  Continue work on Fly Me to the Moon.

Cherubini:  Read through 1st 2 movements (Introitus and Graduale) and the Agnus Dei.

Filesize:  31.4 MB

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October 7, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1

Break Bread:  Worked on 2 Sinatra pieces, The Best is Yet to Come and Fly Me to the Moon. 

Filesize:  65.4 MB

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Friday, September 25, 2015

September 23, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer;  Songs run-through in order on "ah," then again on text.

Filesize 36.4MB

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September 23, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1


Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer;  Songs run-through in reverse order: 11, 9, 8, 5, 4, 2, 1 (some with lip trills).

Filesize 83.7MB

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Friday, September 18, 2015

September 16, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2


Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer;  Songs run-through in order: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8. 9. 11. Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms: I, II, III.

Filesize 65.2MB

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September 16, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer; After warmups, songs sung in this order: 11, 9, 8, 5, 4 (from memory) , 2, 1, 1, then Happy Birthday Lynne.


Filesize 36.2 MB

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Friday, September 11, 2015

September 09, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer; Text is translated to English by Lynne followed by choral singing in this order: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11. Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms are run through in order I, II, III.


Filesize 41.0

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September 09, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1

Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer; Songs sung in this order: 9,11, 8, 5, 4 (from memory) , 2, 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11.


Filesize 69.4

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Friday, September 4, 2015

September 02, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Brahms "Liebeslieder Walzer."   Number 9 pronounced, vowels sung, "du" sung then text sung.  11 pronounced then sung on "du," then text sung.  Followed by singing of 1,2,5,8, and 9. 
Filesize:  38.7 MB


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Second Half

September 02, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 1

Brahms "Liebeslieder Walzer."   Vocal warmups then 8 sung.  1 pronounced, vowels  sung then sung on text. 2 spoken then sung on vowels followed by text. 4 spoken then vowels sustained then text sung. Asked to memorize 5, 8 pronounced then sung on "du" then text sung. 
Filesize:  66.1 MB

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First Half

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 26, 2015 Rehearsal - Part 2

Brahms "Liebeslieder Walzer."  Tiffany reviewed the chorus manual then Lynne made several comments. We rehearsed 9, 11 then 9 again on "du."
Filesize:  42.5 MB

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