Monthly Archives: May 2011

Year-End Wrap-Up

Last night, The Choir gathered for our annual Year-End Dinner at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.  We enjoyed a delicious meal, wonderful fellowship, and inspired words from our leaders.  A little more than a week before, we also finished … Continue reading

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Friday Evening Update

One of the ancillary gifts of the process of recording a major work like the St. John Passion is that the connection between singer and music becomes ever more intimate.  With mastery of all the myriad nuances, one can really … Continue reading

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Recording Wrap

It seems almost implausible that the recording of the choral sections of the St. John Passion could be completed in 9 hours, but, tonight, at a little after 10 pm, we finished this epic journey.  If I’m doing the math … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Update

We had another intense evening of recording tonight, and we’re about two-thirds of the way through the St. John Passion.   With the excellent guidance and exacting standards of our tonmeister, Martha de Francisco, and the fearless and passionate direction … Continue reading

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Monday Evening Update

After a day of rest, The Choir resumed its grueling yet rewarding schedule tonight with our first of three recording sessions for the St. John Passion.  We were delighted to meet Martha de Francisco, our producer for this session, and … Continue reading

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Weekend One Wrap-Up (Updated)

It’s hard to know where to begin to describe the rewards of the past weekend of music-making, so I think I’ll offer a few reflections in chronological order.  If you’re in the area, and didn’t attend this past Friday’s Distinguished … Continue reading

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Thursday Update

And on the Fourth Day, The Choir rested… We’ve also had some time to digest all of the gains experienced in three very intense days of rehearsal.  Last night’s gathering saw a dress rehearsal of sorts, as we sang through … Continue reading

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