Monday, November 28, 2016

Opera and Chamber Schedule

Hi folks,

I hope you had a fantastic break, and had the chance to relax after your performances! Here is the plan for the next week (or two):

Tuesday, November 29
2-3:30 Chamber Singers, come to my office to reclaim your costume. Everything will be clean and you'll have to reassemble and label your hanger. This shouldn't take more than a few minutes per person.

3:30-4:30 Principals, dancers, and extra chorus members, come to my office to reclaim your costume. Everything will be clean and you'll have to reassemble and label your hanger. Caleb, you can just come at 3:15 on Thursday rather than making a special trip.

Everyone, during this time you will be asked to sign up for a time to load or unload the truck either here or at the church for Sunday's performance. Since we have over 30 people in the show, this amounts to about 8 people per load-in/out.

Thursday, December 1
2:45-3:15 Chamber Singers and extra chorus, we'll revisit the music in the choir room. Principals, please plan to be there to sing cues. Review your lists of names and fruit! :-)

3:30-4:30 Principals, we'll sing through the show to refresh it. Please look at it before then!

Friday, December 2
1:30-2:30 Load the set, props, and costumes into the rental truck. Meet in front of the band room, Hulsey 210.

If anyone is available to drive to the church (even one carload of you!), we could unload TODAY rather than doing it the day of the performance. Not required, but think about it if it works for you. Round trip, with unloading, it should be just over an hour.

Sunday, December 3
Performance at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, 4887 Valleydale Rd., Birmingham
Starting at 11:30, the church will be available for us to unload and set up. I will not be there until 12:30 due to my own church job, but Corey will be there to help. Anyone who signs up to unload should plan to be there between 11:30-1. It should only take about 15 minutes. BTW, there is a kitchen and a place to eat, so if you need to grab lunch on your way, you can eat it there.

1pm CALL for everyone. DO NOT BE LATE! We need to run a few things in this very different space, with a different set, and with piano.

3pm performance

3:45 reception (Lovely, huh? All this, and they feed you, too!)

Immediately following the reception, we will re-load the truck, and the last sign-up group will unload it back at school. We'll make one stop on the way to unload props and costumes at another church. I expect we'll be done with all of this by 5pm.

Next week, I should have the videos and photos to share with you. We'll have a viewing party in the recital hall, time TBA. The photos will be available for purchase; the performance video is not, as it's a show under copyright.

Thanks, all! The church is VERY excited to have you come, and I'm so looking forward to it as well.


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