Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Looking Back on Oct. 21st Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Oct. 21st Chapter Meeting

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week at an Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter meeting. —Ye Ed.)

Since I was on business travel, Noah Van Gilder took these notes. Thanks, Noah.

Joe did warm-up, reminding us that every single breath we take should be the breath of a member of a top-ten chorus.

"Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York", "Summertime" and "Second Star" all were sung. Again, the emphasis was on breathing. We launched into the Christmas repertoire with "Ave Maria," "Caroling, Caroling," "The Christmas Song," and "Jingle Bell Rock."

Gary Bibens reminded everyone to keep working on their costumes for the holiday show, and to read the e-mail he sent out the preceding weekend for details.

The upcoming joint board meeting (including both the old board and the incoming board), taking place Saturday, October 25th, was announced as a reminder.

Roger introduced a crop of guests, including two or three new faces.

The group continued reviewing Christmas songs without much to-do. "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Sing We Now of Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Secret of Christmas," "Let It Snow," and "Winter Wonderland" were all practiced, but the emphasis was mostly review rather than fixing and polishing. The exception was "Sing We Now of Christmas," which we sang in an end-to-end loop over and over again until we knew it by heart. That was pretty fun.

Until next time – editorjack!