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And away we go… Downeasters Chorus Rehearsal Agenda for United Methodist Church 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, Maine Monday, November 5, 2012 7:00-7:20

Welcome/warmup

7:20-7:45

Chorus-Anytime At All

7:45-8:10

Chorus-Christmas music Do You Hear What I Hear? Feliz Navidad O Holy Night Coventry Carol

8:10-8:20

Break

8:20-8:45

Video-The Downeasters

8:45-9:10

Chorus-Christmas music Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Jingle Bell Rock Silent Night We Wish You A Merry Christmas

9:10-9:30

Business/Program

9:30-10:00

Review Four Repertoire Songs for the Christmas Concerts

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~  Remember,  the  right  hand  side  of  the  page  says,  consistently  in  tune,  artistic   embellishment,  artistic  delivery,  excellent  execution.     ~    Who  is  responsible  for  creating,  and  bringing  unit  sound  to  the  Downeaster’s   performance?     ~  Whose  responsibility  is  it  in  the  Downeasters  to  create  VISUAL  and  VOCAL  ARTISTRY?    


~    Artistic  embellishment—Excellent  vocal  quality—consistent  expansion—totally  in   command   Christmas Concert Dates – Mark Your Calendars Monday, December 3rd-First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, Maine Dec. 3 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, Maine Time: TBA

Monday, December 10th-Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maine Dec. 10 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maine Time: TBA

Monday, December 17th-The Woods at Canco. Dec. 17 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: The Woods at Canco, Portland, Maine Time: TBA

    New Music Schedule 1. I'M GONNA LIVE 'TILL I DIE start July 30- off music August 27 2. ANY TIME AT ALL start Sept. 17-off music Oct.15 3. LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY start Nov.5 - off music Nov.26 or Dec.?? 4. CRAZY start Jan.7 - off music Feb. 4 Crazy Learning Tracks Correction*** Apparently, the tracks originally sent to us for Crazy were in the key of F. The chart as we will sing it will be in Ab. Walt obtained the correct tracks and Larry has uploaded them to the website. Apologies for any confusion. If you can sing your part in F, congratulations! I sure couldn't. Hope everyone is safe and sound--see you next week. Miles Contest songs: #1 YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG #2 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Visit the Members Only Section of www.downeasters.org for the Music Library and other Downeasters Resources.


Notes of Interest ………………………………………………………… Please send pictures and notes of your quartet’s outings, Shows that you have seen, Shows that you are looking forward to seeing, Quartet or Chorus news from around New England to: soundings.ed@gmail.com OBITUARIES by Dick Wheeler There are two obituaries to report. The problem is that I am not sure whether these people actually became members. The first is Sumner Field, 91. He may have belonged for a short time. The other is Ken Nye. He was a strong prospect with plenty of talent and I recall that there was keen disappointment when he moved out of the area. Have asked other veteran members. No one seems to know about either gentleman.

SAVE THE DATE!

A Holly Jolly Cabaret Featuring Sounds of the Seacoast plus Guest Quartets and a Surprise or Two WHEN Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Doors open at 3:00 pm for social time, complimentary appetizers, sweets & soft drinks (a cash bar will be available) WHERE The Jarvis Center at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, NH (Next to Portsmouth High School.) TICKETS $15 General Seating * $5 Children 10 and under MORE INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

For more information: info@soundsoftheseacoast.org From Curt Roberts: I've been to the last couple of these and they were terrific. Last year, there was an appearance by a red-suited bearded elf that might look familiar to you. He's been asked to


make a repeat appearance. Dec. 9 (Sun) What: A Holly Jolly Cabaret Who: Sounds of the Seacoast ~ Women’s A Cappella Chorus Where: The Jarvis Center at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, NH Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Tickets: $15 General Seating - $5 Children 10 and under Link: http://soundsoftheseacoast.org/cabaret.htm

'The Soundings' 50th Anniversary Issue. Here’s that link – Enjoy! http://www.downeasters.org/pdf/Soundings50th.pdf

Future Events: Nov. 10 (Sat) *** This Engagement Has Been Canceled *** What: *** Wounded Heroes Benefit Performance Where: Time: Dec. 3 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, Maine Time: TBA Dec. 9 (Sun) What: A Holly Jolly Cabaret Who: Sounds of the Seacoast ~ Women’s A Cappella Chorus Where: The Jarvis Center at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 40 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth, NH Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm Tickets: $15 General Seating - $5 Children 10 and under Link: http://soundsoftheseacoast.org/cabaret.htm Dec. 10 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: Tuttle Road Methodist Church, Cumberland, Maine Time: TBA Dec. 17 (Mon) What: Christmas Concert Where: The Woods at Canco, Portland, Maine Time: TBA Jan. 26 (Sat) What: Installation Banquet Where: Val Halla Golf & Country Club 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021 Time: TBA Link: http://valhallagolf.com/


Downeasters Leadership for 2012 President Granville Barrows <GBisok@aol.com> Primary: (603) 553-3608 Secretary Dave Marstaller <DMars49@comcast.net> Primary: (207) 751-1339 Secondary: (207) 865-3731 VP - Music and Performance Walt Dowling <GBandWD@gwi.net> Primary: (207) 934-5857 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development Cy Kendrick <cykendrick@alumni.umass.edu. Primary: (207) 449-8587 Secondary: (207) 729-5201 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <gmichaelsoper@gmail.com> Primary: (508) 517-1647 Secondary: (207) 730-5624 Director Jack Baggs <JBaggs1@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 892-5192 Webmaster Lawrence Bean <Larry@TheNexxtLevel.biz> Primary: (888) 678-9866 "Soundings" Newsletter Editor Bruce Sturgis <BStur1@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 312-3423 Secondary: (207) 784-1510

Bruce Sturgis Soundings Weekly Editor email: soundings.ed@gmail.com Downeasters Barbershop Chorus www.downeasters.org

Past President Bill Peterlein <BPeterlein@summitgeoeng.com> Primary: (207) 576-3313 Secondary: (207) 926-3054 Treasurer Carl Cappello <CCappello@maine.rr.com> Primary: (207) 899-2200 VP - Mktg & PR David Sweet <Sweetie@roadrunner.com> Primary: (207) 967-8553 Co-VP of Membership & Chapter Development David Brown <thirdson.david@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 650-2454 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <emwagner31@aol.com> Primary: (207) 232-1543 Chorus Manager Ryan Norfleet <RCFleet1@yahoo.com> Primary: (207) 253-9433 Secondary: (207) 510-1444 Librarian Dwight Pensiero <DJPensiero@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 353-3244 DVP of Membership Dave Cole <DaveCdvpm12@gmail.com> Primary: (207) 671-4730 Secondary: (207) 797-9618


11/2/2012 Soundings Weekly