This Week in Choir: Week 27
Good Evening Grissom Choir,
Congratulations to all of our acts and performers on a wonderful 4th annual Pizza & Pop Showcase! A special thank you to our Leadership Team for running this event. I am so proud of all of our students!
This Week in Choir…
Finish learning Cantate Domino & Festival Sanctus
Finish learning The Road Not Taken & I Never Saw A Moor
Continue learning Radiant Sister
Continue learning Leave Her Johnny & Wade In The Water
Begin reviewing The Wellerman
Review Ave Maria
Continue learning Keep your Lamps, Modimo, & Fare Thee Well
Begin learning verse text of Dirait-On & 2nd verse of I Am The River
Review Ave Maria
Continue memorization of Montgomery Repertoire
Continue musicality & mixed phrasing of Montgomery Repertoire
Weekly Rehearsal Assessments
Solo & Ensemble Accompanist Rehearsal & Festival Packet
Our official date and time for this event is scheduled for the afternoon of February 28th, THIS Tuesday! Permission-to-Travel forms were handed out in class, and are due by Monday, February 27th. A festival packet was also handed, and will be emailed to all parents/guardians this week. There will be a REQUIRED rehearsal with our accompanist on the afternoon of Sunday, February 26th in the Grissom Choir room from 2:00-4:00pm. All participants are required to attend this rehearsal.
Concert & Chamber Choir Cantus Collaboration
THIS Saturday, The Grissom Concert & Chamber Choirs will combine to perform alongside other high school choirs in a collaboration concert with Cantus, a world renowned men’s vocal ensemble. This concert is sponsored by The Huntsville Chamber Music Guild, and we are honored to be asked to participate in this workshop. There will be a rehearsal THIS Saturday, March 4th from 10:30 to noon at Trinity United Methodist Church for all Concert & Chamber Choir members. Pizza Lunch will be provided afterwards for all students. The concert will be that evening at 5:00pm. Friends and family of Grissom Choir will receive reduced price tickets for those that wish to attend. Please see the attached document for all information concerning this concert!
2023 All-State Choral Festival
The festival cost this year for all students is $325. These costs are based on current hotel room pricing, (breakfast included), as well as updated All-State Registration Fees. All money is due by Tuesday, March 7th. We will have a MANDATORY All-State meeting the evening of Tuesday, March 7th at 6:30pm at the Starbucks on South Parkway. This will be required for all students participating, as well as parents, even if they are not traveling to Birmingham. A packet was sent home with students this past week with the above information, as well as all things All-State related. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to reach out!
University of Montevallo’s ChoralFest!
This school year, the University of Montevallo will be hosting a 1 day SSAA & TTBB Honor Choir on Tuesday, March 21st. For those students in our own Women’s and Men’s choir at Grissom, we will be traveling down via bus on this day to participate in this great festival. The price of this field trip is $30 (students will also need to bring money for lunch and dinner). More information will be handed out to students this week for those in our Women’s & Men’s Choir, and will also be emailed our in a separate email. Please be sure to mark your calendar for this day!
Grissom Choir Course Registration
All students should have (or will soon) received their Course Registration sheets this past week or in the coming weeks. It is my expectation that all current underclassmen choir students will continue to take choir. Should there be any student who does not plan on taking choir next year, please come and speak with me privately. For students who are wishing to audition for The Chamber Choir, please register for the class using Mixed Chorus IV (Course Number: 05110G1004) on the course registration sheet. All other students should register for The Concert Choir, which should be listed as Mixed Chorus III (Course Number: 05110G1003) on the course registration sheet. This is this same Course Names & Numbers as years prior. Based on both Concert & Chamber Choir auditions, I will relocate students back to Women’s/Mens Choir or to and from Concert & Chamber Choir. Should there be any student that wishes to be in The Vocal Lab class (an entire class block that allows students to rehearse their All-City, All-State,Solo & Ensemble, and Pizza & Pop music!), please come and speak with me so that we can have the correct class listed on your course registration sheet! All students received a Grissom Choir Recruitment Flyer this past week which describes these 3 courses in full.