Friday, October 14, 2016

Looking Back on the Oct 11th Chapter Meeting

This week’s meeting was a special rehearsal for the fall show and was on the stage at Schlesinger 


We got to hear the soloist and sing with the accompanist for the Milk portion on the show.  We went thru all the songs and the transitions, heard the song introductions and wore our costumes for the visual crew to check. (Some really realistic ‘80s gear!!)


Joe, Tony and Carlos worked with us to sharpen our performance.  Greg Tepe was on duty on stage and Todd Ryktarsyk was working the technical things along with Mike Kelly and Dennis Ritchey working on sound.


Major announcements include the reminder of the Friday Oct. 14th rehearsal at 7 pm in the Music Suite at First Baptist Church.  We will work with the piano player for the Beatles portion of the show.  There is still a need to share a few of the narrow black ties with new members.


For show day—first call is 10:30 am on Sat. Oct. 15th.  We are also advised to bring a lunch, since there won’t be time to leave Schlesinger before the 2 pm matinee.


Don’t forget the chapter’s annual meeting and election of offices will be Tues. Oct. 18th. That meeting will be at First Baptist Church.

In other news, Alan Wile and his wife report that they I attended the Providence Players of Fairfax production of Amadeus yesterday … to see Michael Bagwell (Clark Chesser’s partner) in the part of Emperor Joseph II. They also report that a number of Harmonizer costumes from the “Bamboo” package were used in the show as was acknowledged in the printed program from the show: “Special thanks to LTA for Mozart and Salieri’s coats, and the Court Official’s vests, and members of Alexandria Harmonizers for lending us costumes”.  And great evidence of our community involvement in the arts. Thanks to Brad Jones, Clark, Alan, Ike Evans, Stan Quick, Josh DesPortes, Todd Ryktarsyk and Steve White for lending a garment. President

Randall Eliason alerted the chorus that we will be invited to sing at the memorial service for Jim Stockton.  We will sing with the Mt. Vernon chapter members directed by Drew Fuller.  Stay tuned for more details.

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