Oakland Symphony Chorus

Oakland Symphony Chorus

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 8, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2


Rossini, Stabat Mater

After vocal warm-ups Arnold led the chorus through a full run of Stabat Mater choral parts at 0:13:20.

Filesize:  46.5 MB

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November 8, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Traditional, Let Us Break Bread Together (arranged by Terrance Kelly)
 Leonard Cohen, If It Be Your Will (arranged by Ellen Hoffman)

  Announcements were made until 0:11:30 followed by warm-ups and Let Us Break Bread Together at 0:18:39.  If It Be Your Will followed at 0:33:46.

Filesize:  73.1 MB

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Friday, November 3, 2017

November 1, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2


Rossini, Stabat Mater and Leonard Cohen, If It Be Your Will (Arranged by Ellen Hoffman)

  Lynne directed a full run through of the choral movements in order. Finally we returned to the Leonard Cohen piece for the Break Bread concert (@ 0:44:23).

Filesize:  47.2 MB

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November 1, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Rossini, Stabat Mater and Leonard Cohen, If It Be Your Will (Arranged by Ellen Hoffman)

After physical and vocal warm-ups we sang movement 10 (a@0:7:20) and continued to run all choral movements in order. Finally we read through the Leonard Cohen piece for the Break Bread concert (@1:2:56).

Filesize:  63.0 MB

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 25, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Rossini, Stabat Mater

Second half opened with announcements.  After announcements, Lynne directed us to sit in mixed formation, and we ran all our movements again, with introductions, also at close to concert tempo.  She let us out about 10 minutes early.

Filesize:  30.6 MB

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October 25, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini, Stabat Mater

We worked movement 3, then movement 5, then movement 8, and then ran the fugue.  After that we ran all 4 movements with introductions, at very close to concert tempos.

Filesize:  67.0 MB

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 18, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Rossini, Stabat Mater
Arnold Lee conducted the first part of this section, beginning with movement 8, Inflammatus et ascensus.  At 18:33 minutes he began work on movement 5, Eia Mater.  At 32:00 minutes, Lynne returned and ran all 4 movements.

Filesize:  47.9 MB

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October 18, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini, Stabat Mater
Entire first part of rehearsal spent working on details of movement 10, In sempiterna saecula, Amen (the double fugue).

Filesize:  63.3 MB

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 11, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Rossini, Stabat Mater
After a brief discussion, Lynne turned the session over to Arnold Lee for a short time, who took us back to movement 5.  Worked the last 2 pages of movement 5 (m. 25 to end) off book as it is memorized to eliminate the final page turn.  Then worked movement 8 on vowels (and off book, also memorized), then on text.  Returned to movement 5, on text.  At 41 minutes 33 seconds, ran the fugue.

We are to invent stories for ourselves on what the music is trying to convey, for us to keep in mind while the end of each movement is played.

Filesize:  38.5 MB

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Second half

October 11, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini Stabat Mater
Worked movement 1 with lots of emphasis on vowel sounds, vocal technique.  At 1 hour 9 minutes, began working on movement 5, same emphasis.  Announcements were the last 3-4 minutes.

Filesize:  66.3 MB

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 4, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Rossini, Stabat Mater
Announcements.  Seth said announcements will now happen at the top of the rehearsal.

Rehearsal begins about 10 minutes in.   Brief work on movement 5, then back to the beginning of the piece at 12:42, standing to sing.  Ran all movements, working on details.  Worked more movements 5 and 8, on text.  Ended rehearsal by running the fugue in the last movement, on doo.

Filesize:  54.2 MB

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Second half


October 4, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini Stabat Mater
Worked movement 5, mostly not on text.  Remember:  memorize second to last page.

Started working on movement 1 around 52 minutes in with emphasis on singing sotto voce.

Filesize:  53.6 MB

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 27, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2


Rossini: Stabat Mater
  After 9 minutes of announcements we returned to rehearsing No. 1, Introduction, including the text,  followed by No 10.  "In sempiterna secula , Amen" p 84, on "du."
 
Filesize:  50.5 MB

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September 27, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini: Stabat Mater
 The first 21 minutes were spent reviewing methods for marking vocal scores. After vocal warm-ups, Lynne Morrow led the chorus through No. 1,  Introduction.

Filesize:  69.8 MB

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 20, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2



Rossini: Stabat Mater
  We continued working on the fugue, No. 10, "In sempiternal special , Amen" starting on p 92. All singing was off the text.

Filesize:  48.8MB

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Second half 

September 20, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Rossini: Stabat Mater
 After warm-ups, Lynne Morrow led the chorus through No. 5 "Eia mater," and No. 10, "In sempiternal special , Amen" p 84. All singing was off the text.

Filesize:  68.9MB

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First half 

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 13, 2017 Rehearsal - Part 2


Rossini: Stabat Mater
We continued the rehearsal with No. 8 "Inflammatus et accensus" p. 62 and concluded with 
No. 10, "In sempiternal special , Amen." All off the text.


Filesize:  44.7MB

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Second half 

September 13, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Rossini: Stabat Mater
 After vocal warm-ups, Lynne Morrow led the chorus through No. 1 Introduction,  No. 5 "Eia mater," and No. 10, "In sempiternal special , Amen" p 84. All singing was off the text.

Filesize:  69.6MB

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 First half

Saturday, September 9, 2017

September 06, 2017 Rehearsal - Part 2

Rossini: Stabat Mater
Seth Ducey, the new Operations Manager for the Oakland Symphony Chorus introduced himself. Starting on p. 37 we rehearsed to the end of No. 5, then continued with No. 8 "Inflammatus et accensus" p. 62 and No. 10, "In sempiternal special , Amen" p 84. All singing was off the text.

Filesize:  51.8 MB

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Second half

September 06, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Rossini: Stabat Mater
 After vocal warm-ups, Lynne Morrow led the chorus through No. 1 Introduction, and No. 5 "Eia mater," to  p. 37 on vowels.

Filesize:  48.6 MB

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First half

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 10, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Guys and Dolls:
Lynne continued the rehearsal with a full run-through of the Guys and Dolls numbers in order. Lynne asked the chorus to be off the book by next rehearsal.
Filesize:  41.9 MB

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Second half

May 10, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Guys and Dolls:
Maestro Michael Morgan and Lynne Morrow spent the first 28 minutes of the rehearsal inspecting costumes for Guys and Dolls and giving stage directions to the chorus. Michael directed all of Guys and Dolls songs in order with frequent stops for corrections. Two new chorus committee members were elected before the break.

Filesize:  87.7 MB

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Friday, May 5, 2017

May 3, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Guys and Dolls:
 The chorus continued with #28 Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, skipped #29, then rehearsed #32 The Happy Ending followed by a run-through of the choral numbers.  Lynne asked the chorus to be off the book by next rehearsal.
Filesize:  45.6 MB

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May 3, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Guys and Dolls:
With Lynne Morrow directing, the chorus practiced #3 Follow the Fold, #4 The Oldest Established Floating Crap Game, #7a Bushel and a Peck, #21a Take Back Your Mink, then #25 Luck Be a Lady.  Lynne asked the chorus to be off the book by next rehearsal.
Filesize:  58.4 MB

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First Half

Friday, April 28, 2017

April 26, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Guys and Dolls:
The chorus continued with #28 Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat, skipped #29, then #32 The Happy Ending and repeated #25 Luck Be a Lady,#28 Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat and #32 The Happy Ending   Lynne asked the chorus to memorize all assigned parts.
Filesize:  50.8MB

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April 26, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Guys and Dolls:
With Lynne Morrow directing, the chorus practiced #3 Follow the Fold, #4 The Oldest Established Floating Crap Game, #5 Follow the Fold, #7a Bushel and a Peck, #21a Take Back Your Mink, then #25 Luck Be a Lady.  Lynne asked the chorus to memorize all parts.
Filesize:  66.8 MB

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 19, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Guys and Dolls:
Arnold Lee directed.  Still moving backward, worked Take Back Your Mink, then Luck Be a Lady, Bushel and a Peck, and The Oldest Established Floating Crap Game.  Back to Bushel and a Peck - practiced counting the introduction.  Then we ran the piece.  Asked us to try to be off book.

Filesize:  44.4 MB

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April 19, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Guys and Dolls:
Began with A Happy Ending, briefly reviewed The Guys Follow the Fold, and spent most of the time on Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.

Filesize:  56.3 MB

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 12, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Guys and Dolls.
Worked through the rest, beginning with Take Back Your Mink, then Luck, Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, and The Happy Ending.  

Filesize:  53.8 MB

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April 12, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Guys and Dolls.
Worked through the first few pieces:  Follow the Fold, Oldest Established Floating Crap Game, Bushel and a Peck.

Filesize:  45.2 MB

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 5, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Second half of the rehearsal covered the remainder of the Guys and Dolls music.

Filesize:  16.9 MB

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April 5, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

The first half of the rehearsal was divided between rehearsing Locus Iste (once in sections, once mixed) and then performing it twice again, the same ways, while a professional sound engineer recorded an audition tape for the 2018 tour.

After Locus Iste, Lynne began walking the chorus through the score for Guys and Dolls (45:48 approximately).  That continued to the end of the first half.

Filesize:  64.1 MB

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Friday, March 24, 2017

March 22, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Unfortunately the first half of the recording isn't available due to technical difficulties during recording. Our apologies for this.

The second half of rehearsal can be downloaded below.

The chorus all of Bruckner's Te Deum again and focused on a few key parts in each movement. Then we ran through Bruckner's Locust Iste (Gradual). 

Filesize:  23.3 MB
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Friday, March 17, 2017

March 15, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

The chorus + St. Mary's ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum again and focused on a few key parts in each movement. Then St. Mary's departed and the OSC ran through Bruckner's Locust Iste (Gradual) once.

Filesize:  28.8 MB
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March 15, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Tiffany did the seating arrangement for the March 31st performance. St. Mary's College joined us for the rehearsal. The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  63.3 MB
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Friday, March 10, 2017

March 8, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  29.91 MB
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March 8, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  58.22 MB
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Friday, March 3, 2017

March 1, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  38.8 MB
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March 1, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  58.34 MB
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Friday, February 24, 2017

February 22, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

The second half of rehearsals started with Tiffany's announcements. Then Lynn took the Sopranos downstairs to work separately on Te Deum. The rest of the chorus focused on key parts of the piece.

Filesize:  48.86 MB
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February 22, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

The chorus ran through all of Bruckner's Te Deum focusing on a few key parts in each movement.

Filesize:  49.68 MB
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Friday, February 17, 2017

February 15, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

The chorus made a full run-through of Bruckner's Te Deum with good results.
 
Filesize:  28.9MB
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February 15, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Rehearsal was preceded by a 19 minute presentation on the upcoming choral tour of Italy in Summer of 2018, and a ten minute warmup.  Lynne started the rehearsal with the Graduale, followed by Bruckner: Te Deum: In te, Domine, speravi  measure 21. Next was Salvum fac populum tuum followed by Aeterna fac cum Sanctis. Last was Te Deum Laudamus, with Lynne instructing the chorus to memorize from Kraftvoll, measure 169 to the end of the movement.
 
Filesize:  87.4MB
 
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Friday, February 10, 2017

February 08, 2017 Rehearsal - part 3

Bruckner Te Deum:  Lynne started the rehearsal at the beginning and continued to the end, then worked on Aeterna fac cum Sanctis.

Filesize:  42.5MB
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February 08, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2


Bruckner Te Deum:  Lynne started the rehearsal with In te, Domine, speravi, on p.37 letter X and on to the end.  Then we started the same piece at the beginning and continued to the end.  We ended the session with work on the Fuge at letter V.  Lynne instructed the chorus to memorize the piece from letter Z to the end.


Filesize:  76.7MB
 
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February 08, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

A combination of Chambers Singers and mixed chorus rehearsed Lowak Shoppala', by Jerod Tate from 6:30-7:30 PM, prior to the regular rehearsal. We began with Scene 7 followed by Scenes 8 and 4, then ran through the Graduale by H. H. Pater Otto Loidol.


Filesize:  50.8MB
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Friday, February 3, 2017

February 01, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner Te Deum: Tiffany made announcements then Arnold began a full run-through of the Te Deum up to p.10 followed by Lynne conducting to the end of the piece.

Filesize:  55.5 MB
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February 01, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1


Bruckner Te Deum: Warmed up for 10 minutes then rehearsed memorized parts starting on pages 13, 22 and 30, alternating row by row.

Filesize:  68.1 MB
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Friday, January 27, 2017

25 January 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner Te Deum
Spent the entire session working on mvt. 5, In Te, Domine, Speravi.

Filesize:  40.9 MB

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January 25, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Bruckner Te Deum
Ran the entire piece in order, with work.  Note:  write English translations in score!

Filesize:  63.7 MB

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner Te Deum

Continued work on the fugue, mvt. 4, for the entire 2nd half.

Filesize:  42.8 MB

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January 18, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Bruckner Te Deum

Began by working the chorus through two of the three sections we were to memorize, first the one on p. 13 (mvt. 1) and later the one on p. 30 (mvt. 4).  She ran each section several times, using about a third of the chorus each time.

Worked Allegro of mvt. 4 (rehearsal T) and forward to the end, including the second memorized section.  (at 20 min.)

Worked end of mvt. 1 beginning page 12, which includes the first memorized section. (at 35 min.)

Worked the fugue (p. 33, mvt. 5).  (at 45 min.)

Filesize:  60.7 MB

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 11, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner Te Deum
Began movement 3, Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis, alternating between "do" and text.
Went back to movement 1, page 8 (around 25 minutes).
Worked through movement 4, Salvum fac populum tuum (around 32 minutes).
Ran movement 5, In te, Domine, speravi, (around 52 minutes), on text.

Filesize:  48.8 MB

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January 11, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Bruckner Te Deum
Began on movement 1, Te Deum laudamus - on text, then on "da".  Finished by running mvt. 1 on text.
Worked movement 3, Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis (begin around 48 minutes).  Sang on "da", then on text.

Filesize:  51.6 MB

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 4, 2017 Rehearsal - part 2

Bruckner Te Deum
Before working on movement 4, Lynne reminded everyone to memorize p. 22 measure 39 to end (which may turn into measure 37 to end).

Began with movement 4, Salvum fac populum tuum.  First, Lynne went through and told us where to mark all the solo parts so we won't sing them; this is chorus plus tenor and bass soloists.  Measure numbers are in the podcast.  After that, the same process as in movement 1, speaking the text on rhythm, reciting the text in rhythm on a neutral tone, then singing text on notes.

Ended with movement 5, In te, Domine, speravi, same method of working on the text and rhythm.  (begins 36:30)

Filesize:  44.8 MB

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January 4, 2017 Rehearsal - part 1

Bruckner Te Deum
Entire 1st half worked movement 1, Te deum laudamus, on the text:  speak the text on the rhythm; sing the text on the rhythm on a neutral syllable; finally, sing the text on the notes.

Filesize:  60.9 MB

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