Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking Back on the Aug. 16th Chapter Meeting

This week’s rehearsal was in the round again.  No one up front knows where to look!!


Director Joe Cerutti did the warm ups and pushed us to use the things he taught in our songs too.


We worked on the new fall show music and the second half we worked on Harvey Milk music also for the fall show.


Chuck Hunter arrived early in the evening and that created a happy moment for all to have him back safe and in the area to sing with us. He directed KTWWS at the end.


Executive director Terry Reynolds announced that Burt Stueve memorial service plans are pending which might include the chorus singing.


Terry gave an update on Terry Jordan’s health regarding his foot issues after a fall on the ice two winters ago, as well as kidney issues and a battle with shingles.


Dick Hall is in Washington Hospital Center having had at least two stents put in for his heart and a pacemaker installed.  As of Wed Aug. 17th, his room there is 4 NE 10. His daughter Christie will keep us posted.


The chapter’s director of education Vickie Dennis has announced a meeting on Aug 25th  at 7 pm at Durant to further develop our youth harmony camp events.


Terry reminded everyone that Dog Days is on Tuesday Aug 30th. Watch for details. It will be casual uniform.


There was good response to the chapter logo survey.


Fall show tickets are available online for the Oct. 15 event.


Secretary Chris Buechler presented membership renewal cards to Antony Takahashi for 14 years and Alan Wile for 35 years.


Rich Hewitt welcomed our guests and newest applicants.













In other news, on August 3rd six Harmonizers (Chris Buechler, Clark Chesser, Scipio Garling, Kellen Hertz, Dave Kohls and Nate Vomocil) joined over 70 other singers from around the Washington area in an informal "Summer Sing" of men's a cappella favorites in the college glee club tradition. The event was hosted by the Washington Men's Camerata and was directed by Frank Albinder, Camerata's conductor and Grammy award-winning former director of Chanticleer. Participating singers represented not only the Camerata and the Harmonizers (contributing mightily to the bass and 1st tenor sections!), but also the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, the Choral Arts Society, and a number of other organizations from around the Washington area. Everyone had a great time and it was such a resounding success that it's likely to become an annual tradition. (Thanks for Dave Kohls sending us this report.)

Until next time – editorjack!

(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 during the 68th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd

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