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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
Chorus-Anytime At All
Chorus-Christmas music Do You Hear What I Hear? Feliz Navidad O Holy Night Coventry Carol
Chorus-Christmas music Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Jingle Bell Rock Silent Night We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Review Four Repertoire Songs for the Christmas Concerts
~ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org. Primary: (207) 449-8587 Secondary: (207) 729-5201 Board Member at Large Mike Soper <email@example.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
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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 <email@example.com> Primary: (207) 650-2454 Board Member at Large Marshall Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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