Oakland Symphony Chorus

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Friday, September 30, 2016

September 28, 2016 Rehearsal - part 2

Rumbamban
Went through Cuban Spanish pronunciation, courtesy of Gia White.  Text is different in different parts.  Worked the piece on text.

Gershwin (at 36 min.)
Sang the Gershwin piece, on text if you wanted to.

Barber (at 43 min.)
Sang the Barber piece twice.

Filesize:  40.2 MB

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September 28, 2016 Rehearsal - part 1

Gershwin
Worked all the way through the piece.

Rumbamban  (at 50 min.)
Worked through Rumbamban with emphasis on rhythm and syncopation, plus the order and placement of repeats.

Filesize:  62.2 MB

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Friday, September 23, 2016

September 21, 2016 Rehearsal - part 2

Brahms
Continued rehearsing Schicksalslied on neutral syllables and singing 8th notes instead of written note values.  On request Lynne repeated the sections we're supposed to memorize (m. 79 - 81 and m. 91 - 96).  Plus anything else you have trouble with.

Barber
Worked the Barber, beginning at the end and working backward, on neutral syllables.

Rumbamban
Worked first part of Rumbamban on neutral syllables. Discussion of Cuban/African music.  Listen to other Cuban music for rhythm patterns.

Filesize:  38.3 MB

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September 21, 2016 Rehearsal - part 1

Brahms
Rehearsed Schicksalslied on neutral syllables.

Filesize:  66.1 MB

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 14, 2016 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner
Prior to rehearsing, Tiffany gave a chorus orientation, Maya Rath, Symphony Finance Director, reviewed chorus finances and Steve Nicholis, Symphony Vice President, spoke. The chorus read 
Te Deum, on vowels only.

Filesize: 51.4 MB

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September 14, 2016 Rehearsal - part 1

Brahms: Schicksalied (Song of Fate)
During Open Rehearsal we did physical and vocal warmups then read the Brahms singing vowels only.

Filesize:   59.5 MB

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 7, 2016 Rehearsal - part 2

Brahms
Worked partly through the Schicksalslied.

Filesize: 39.3 MB

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 7, 2016 Rehearsal - part 1


Bruckner, Te Deum
After a "welcome to the new year" speech, we read through part of the Bruckner Te Deum.

Filesize:   57 MB

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First Half