Debra's emails

October 27 2021

Hello BCC singers,

 

It was great seeing you all in rehearsal last night.  As I mentioned last night, we are getting to the pointy end of the season with 11 rehearsals on our Christmas program done and only 5 to go!  Please do everything you can to not miss any rehearsals from now on.  I know that things come up but the group needs everyone in rehearsals so that we can start polishing and turning this program into the perfection that BCC always delivers.

 

We will not make it there if you only pull out your music on Tuesday evenings.  The more work each singer (and myself) does outside of the rehearsal, the further I can take the group in rehearsals in preparation for December 5th.  This program in particular, with its jazz style, will not look good if you all have your heads in your music.  So everyone needs to become much more familiar with their part.  The sooner you can do this, the quicker I can herd everyone where I want them to be to meet what I am hearing in my head.

 

At this point I am planning on following the same order as on the CD:

https://willtodd.co.uk/products-page-2/recordings/christmas-in-blue/

 

Please make time to listen to these tracks and sing along with them.  You will notice that the pieces we did last night, and Hark, go quite fast.  

 

Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday, ready to start singing at 6:15pm!

 

Thanks all and have a good week.

 

Debra

 

September 3 2021

Dear all,

 

It was great to see so many at rehearsal on Tuesday night.  The committee and I know that our weekly rehearsal venue is not ideal for hearing but there were some beautiful jazz harmonies starting to form and I am really looking forward to the next month when this type of music language becomes more familiar to us all as a choir.  

 

Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday.  And don't forget to have a listen to those carols that we have already worked on at this link:

https://willtodd.co.uk/products-page-2/recordings/christmas-in-blue/

 

Debra

Rehearsal files
 
The Armed Man  
from scratch
7 November 2021

Soprano

1_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 06:02
3_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 06:28
5_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 06:58
6_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 02:51
7_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 06:54
8_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 03:40
9_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 03:01
10_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 03:22
12_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 06:21
13_ArmedManSop
00:00 / 09:30