Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cast lists are posted

The cast lists for DIDO and FURNACE are posted. We'll have two great productions! Some of you have asked if you can be in the chorus for DIDO if you were only cast for FURNACE. The answer is yes, but let's talk about this on Friday...I'm trying not to overwhelm anyone with too much work. See you ALL Friday at 2:30 in Hulsey 308 for our cast meeting.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Riverchase

Choir, you sang beautifully today at Riverchase. The congregation was blessed to hear you, and you certainly uplifted my whole day with your angelic sound. Bravi tutti!

Friday, October 22, 2010

The funeral

Folks, thank you for being the beautiful people that you are. The gift you gave Madi and her family today was very special. I am touched by your kindness and generosity, and to be able to be part of your group for a few moments. Continue to support one another through tough times--it's what makes you so special.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dr. Kris's Studio Class canceled for tomorrow

No studio class for Dr. Kris's students tomorrow, as many of us will be attending Madi's mother's funeral. If you were slated to sing tomorrow, sing next week instead. If you are a Mosteller student, do not assume your class is canceled! Check with your teacher. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thanks for auditioning

Heard lots of wonderful singing tonight: thank you for your energy. Cast list will be posted next week. Stay tuned!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Undecided about auditioning?

If you're nervous about auditioning for the opera and are worried that you don't have anything prepared, you can always audition for the opera chorus by bringing ANYTHING you're working on. Choir music is fine: just bring a copy of the music for Ms. Reynolds!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Auditions for UAB Opera 2011

UAB Opera will present a double bill of Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and Britten's "The Burning Fiery Furnace" in March 2011. Auditions are Tuesday, October 19. "Dido" is a mostly female cast, with plenty for an SATB chorus to do. "Furnace" is almost exclusively for men. There's something for everyone! To audition, prepare one memorized piece in English and bring sheet music for our accompanist. No unaccompanied auditions. Please sign up for a time at Hulsey 249. Questions? Email Dr. Kris at khw@uab.edu. Please spread the word: auditions open to all UAB folks.

Next SNATS meeting

Our next meeting is Monday, October 18 at 3pm in the choir room--the day we return from break. We'll watch YouTube videos: if you have any links of interest, post them here. Dr. Kris students: attending will count as one hour toward your listening grade for the semester! Bring food if you wish: it's casual.

Congratulations to UAB Voice Students

Beautiful work last night, folks! You all performed well and were very supportive of one another, both of which are equally important. I'm proud of each and every one of you. Keep working hard, and you'll see how far you can progress between now and next semester's recital!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jury sheets available

Hi folks, I have your jury sheets, and am happy to go over them with you. Though many of you may already be gone, I am here for the next t...