Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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
Friday, October 22, 2010
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
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
Monday, October 18, 2010
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please spread the word: auditions open to all UAB folks.
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.
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!
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