Friday, March 16, 2018

Looking Back on the March 20th 2018 Chapter Meeting 

We were back at Convergence this week with a heavy emphasis on the “Iron and Coal” music. 

Director Joe Cerutti was at the piano for training and letting us hear the accompaniment.  The ladies who are singing with the chorus for this work were present too.

As a kick off for the evening tho, the chorus warmed up and did personal recordings of the contest uptune to submit to their section leaders.

Then the rest of the night was work on the music – and the Hebrew pronunciation work too. 

There was a brief meeting at the end of the evening for the Harmonizers conducted by executive director Terry Reynolds.  Rick Savage was assisting new uniform chairperson Robyn Murane by taking measurements of everyone – just in case the plan to get new suites/uniforms comes to fruition. Carol Dangel was helping him take down all the data. 

To clarify, our meeting on March 20 will be back at Convergence (with a presentation about future international travel in 2019;  and then we are back to Durant on March 27 to work with our coach Kevin Keller.

Chapter leaders reminded everyone about the Keep America Ringing Memorial for Richard Dick Hall that has been established with the Harmony Foundation. (After the chapter meeting it was confirmed that donations have surpassed the $1000 mark and thus Dick’s name will be posted on the Memorial at BHS headquarters in Nashville.) Great news to show our love for a great barbershopper and chapter member. Donations may continue to be sent to Harmony Foundation International, Memorial for Richard T. Hall, to 110 7ths Ave. N, Ste. 200, Nashville, TN 37203 or online at at memorial giving.

TBD continues to work hard with extra rehearsals and preparation for the Aca Challenge on April 14th.  Alto the chorus will not sing, many of us will be needed to make the event run smoothly. They also sang a gig on March 10th in the DC Metro area.

And congrats to their musical leader, Reed Livergood and his wife are new parents of Caitlin Livergood born Monday nite and weighing in at 7lbs. 4 oz.  

This year’s Youth Harmony Festival will be on Friday eve April 13 at Restoration Anglican Church on Princess Street in Arlington..  Many helpers will be needed for this event too. And the chorus will sing.

 We had two singing guests for the chapter this week – Nick Frederick and David D’Auria.

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 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd