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Montclair State University John J.

Cali School of Music

CHORAL ACTIVITIES 2018-19


Rehearsal & Performance Schedule
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As of June 20, 2018

MUEN-100 MSU Chorale MUEN-101 MSU Singers


[Tue & Thu, 1 – 2:15 pm in CH-G55] [Tue & Thu, 2:30 – 3:45 pm in CH-G55]

➢ Please make note of the following dates & times and prioritize them in your schedule now.
Contact Dr. Buchanan immediately if you have any conflicts. This schedule IS subject to
change.

➢ Chorale members are required to purchase the following from the Bookstore prior to the
first rehearsal: Symphony No. 9 - Choral (Beethoven); Gloria (John Rutter); The Structures &
Movement of Breathing (Conable), and a regulation black performance folder.

➢ Chorale voice placement auditions: new member voice placement auditions must be
completed ASAP due to Beethoven Symphony No. 9 rehearsal schedule. Audition consists of
vocalizing (to determine divisi voice part) and sight-reading check (non-music majors only).

➢ Beethoven 9 Extended Rehearsals and NJSO Rehearsals are mandatory. Bus


transportation provided for all off-campus rehearsals/performances.

Day/Date Ensemble Activity & Times Venue


Wed, Sep 5 New member voice placement auditions G48
Chorale • 11 am – 2pm & 3 – 5 pm

Thu, Sep 6 New member voice placement auditions G48


Chorale • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thu, Sep 6 • Fall semester rehearsals begin for both choirs @ regular class G55
Both choirs times (1 – 2:15 pm Chorale; 2:30 – 3:45 pm U/Singers)

Sun, Sep 9 New member voice placement auditions (final opportunity) G48
Chorale • 1 – 2:15 pm

Sun, Sep 9 MSU Chorale – Beethoven 9 Extended Rehearsal #1 Mem Aud,


Chorale & • 2:30 pm call G55, 201,
Newark Vcs • 3 – 7 pm rehearsal G1 & G2

Sat, Sep 15 Rehearsal Retreat G55, 201,


U/Singers • 10 am – 4 pm (BYO pot-luck lunch to share) G1 & G2

Wed, Sep 19 Musicians’ Health Presentations: David Nesmith, guest LRH & G55
• 1 pm Wednesday @ 1 (LRH)
Hosted by MSU-
ACDA • 2:15 – 4:30 pm (G55)

Sun, Sep 23 MSU Chorale – Beethoven 9 Extended Rehearsal #2 Mem Aud,


Chorale & • 2:30 pm call G55, 201,
Newark Vcs • 3 – 7 pm rehearsal G1 & G2

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Sun, Sep 30 NJSO Piano Dress Rehearsals: Xian Zhang, conductor
• 3:30 pm call Speak Out! (Singers & NJYC) Memorial
Chorale, • 3:45 Speak Out! warm-up & Notes Rehearsal (w/Buchanan & Joyce) Auditorium
U/Singers, • 4:30 – 5:30 Speak Out! Piano Rehearsal (w/Zhang) & G55
Newark • 5:30 Break MSU Singers; NJYC leaves
Voices & • 5:15 call MSU Chorale only members & Newark Voices (G55)
NJYC • 5:25 warm-up Chorale/Newark Voices (G55)
• 5:40 move to Memorial Auditorium
• 6:00 – 7:00 Beethoven 9 Piano Rehearsal (w/Zhang)
• 7 – 7:30 pm B9 Notes w/Buchanan

Tue, Oct 2 Regular class-time rehearsals: G55


Chorale, • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale – Beethoven 9
U/Singers, • 2:30 – 3:45 pm U/Singers – Speak Out

Wed, Oct 3 NJSO Orchestra rehearsal: Xian Zhang, conductor Prudential


• 2:30 pm MSU Singers bus call (1 bus) Hall, NJPAC,
2:30 – 11 pm • 4:00 pm MSU Chorale only bus call (3 buses) Newark

Chorale, • 3:30 pm MSU Singers arr. NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Room)


U/Singers, (Chase Rm
• 4 – 5 pm Speak Out Acoustical/Notes Rehearsal (onstage)
Newark Vcs off-stage
• 5 pm i) U/Singers break*; iii) B9 (Chorale only/commuter call & NV)
& NJYC holding
call in Chase Room
• 5:30 – 6:45 pm Beethoven 9 Acoustical/Notes Rehearsal area)
(onstage)
BYO Sack • 6:45 pm Choir break* – chairs onstage re-set for Speak Out
Dinner*, • 7:30 – 10 pm Dress Rehearsal:
Water & i) Speak out! (MSU Singers & NJYC)
Snacks ii) Beethoven 9 (MSU Chorale & Newark Voices)
• 10:15 pm buses depart NJPAC (4 buses)
• 10:45/11 pm arrive campus

Thu, Oct 4 NJSO Dress Rehearsal: Xian Zhang, conductor Prudential


• 9:30 am bus call – BOTH choirs (4 buses) Hall, NJPAC,
9:30 am – • 10:30 am arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Room) Newark
4:30 pm • 11:00 am – 12:20 pm Tutti Warm-up/Notes Rehearsals
i. 11 – 11:15 am: warm-up (Chorale, U/Singers, Newark Vcs)
Chorale, ii. 11:15 – 12 pm: Beethoven 9 notes (Chase Rm
iii. 12:05 – 12:20: Speak Out notes
U/Singers, off-stage
• 12 – 1:15 pm: Chorale only & Newark Voices lunch break
Newark Vcs holding
• 12:20 – 12:50: U/Singers lunch break*
& NJYC • 12:50 pm: U/Singers move to stage from Chase Room area)
• 1:15 pm: Chorale only students & Newark Voices – stage ready in
*U/Singers Chase Room
BYO Sack • 1:00 – 3:30 pm Dress Rehearsal
Lunch & i. Speak Out! (MSU Singers & NJYC)
Water ii. Beethoven 9 (MSU Chorale & Newark Voices)
• 3:45 pm MSU Choirs depart NJPAC (4 buses)
• 4:30 pm arrive campus

Fri, Oct 5 NJSO Concert #1 – Gala 2018-19 Season Opening Prudential


• 3:30 pm bus call U/Singers (hair & make-up done) Hall,
Chorale, • 4:30 Singers arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm) – dress NJPAC,
U/Singers, • 4:30 pm bus call Chorale only (hair & make-up done) Newark
Newark Vcs • 5:30 Chorale arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm) – dress
& NJYC (Chase Rm
• 5 – 5:40 Speak Out! warm-up/notes reh - fully attired (onstage) off-stage
BYO Snacks & • 6 – 6:55 Beethoven 9 warm-up/notes reh – fully attired (onstage) holding
Water • 7:30 pm Concert (90 min no intermission) area)
• 9:15 pm depart NJPAC (4 buses)
• 9:45/10 pm arrive campus

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Sat, Oct 6 NJSO Concert #2 – 2018-19 Season Opening State
• 4 pm bus call U/Singers (fully attired) Theater,
Chorale, • 5 Singers arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm) New
U/Singers & • 5 pm bus call Chorale only (fully attired) Brunswick
NJYC • 6 Chorale arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm)

BYO Snacks & • 5:30 – 6:10 Speak Out! warm-up/notes reh - fully attired (onstage)
Water • 6:30 – 7:25 Beethoven 9 warm-up/notes reh – fully attired (onstage)
• 8 pm Concert (90 min no intermission)
• 9:45 pm depart NJPAC (4 buses)
• 10:15/30 pm arrive campus

Sun, Oct 7 NJSO Concert #3 – 2018-19 Season Opening Prudential


• 11 am bus call U/Singers (hair & make-up done) Hall,
Chorale, • 12 pm Singers arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm) – dress NJPAC,
U/Singers, • 12 pm bus call Chorale only (hair & make-up done) Newark
Newark Vcs • 1pm Chorale arrive NJPAC/commuter call (Chase Rm) – dress
& NJYC (Chase Rm
• 12:30 – 1:10 Speak Out! warm-up/notes reh - fully attired (onstage) off-stage
BYO Snacks & • 1:30 – 2:25 Beethoven 9 warm-up/notes reh – fully attired (onstage) holding
Water • 3 pm Concert (90 min no intermission) area)
• 4:45 pm depart NJPAC (4 buses)
• 5:15/30 pm arrive campus

Tue, Oct 9 NO Chorale or University Singers rehearsals today


Both choirs

Wed, Oct 10 Kaleidoscope Dress Rehearsal Kasser


U/Singers • 1 – 4 pm (all Kaleidoscope performers participate)

Thu, Oct 11 NO Chorale rehearsal today (rehearsals resume Oct 16)


Chorale

Thu, Oct 11 Kaleidoscope rehearsal Kasser


U/Singers • 2 – 3:45 pm
(Note – rehearsal uses a portion of Chorale time)

Fri, Oct 12 Kaleidoscope Concert #1 Kasser


U/Singers • 7:30 pm pre-concert call in G55 - fully attired (G55 open 7:15
pm)
• 7:30 pm Concert start (leave Kasser immediately after choir
performance concludes)

Sat, Oct 13 NJ Intermediate Youth Choir Festival Kasser,


• 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Green Room
Choral • Guest Conductor – TBA & KT104
Methods
• Featuring children’s/youth choirs from NJ Youth Chorus,
students &
ACDA chapter Newark Boys Chorus, Princeton Girl Choir, Children’s Chorus
of Sussex County

Sat, Oct 13 Kaleidoscope Concert #2 Kasser


U/Singers • 8 pm pre-concert call in G55 - fully attired (G55 open 7:45 pm)
• 8pm Concert start (leave Kasser immediately after choir
performance concludes)

Sun, Oct 21 Messiah Extended Rehearsal #1 G55


U/Singers • 2:45 pm call
• 3 – 7 pm

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Tue, Oct 23 • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale rehearsal Kasser
Both choirs • 2:30 – 3:45 pm U/Singers dress rehearsal Fall Concert

Thu, Oct 25 • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale rehearsal Kasser


Both choirs • 2:30 – 3:45 pm U/Singers dress rehearsal

Fri, Oct 26 Invitational High School Choral Festival (8 am – 3 pm) Kasser +


U/Singers, • 1:45 – 2:45 pm MSU Singers concert (1:15 call fully attired) KT104, 201,
ACDA chapter G55, G2 &
+ student LRH
ambassadors
Sun, Oct 28 Fall Concert – MSU Singers & Wind Symphony: Kasser
U/Singers • 1:30 pm pre-concert call - fully attired for onstage photo shoot &
pre-concert warm-up/notes
• 3 pm performance

Sun, Nov 11 Messiah Extended Rehearsal #2 G55


U/Singers • 2:45 pm call
• 3 – 7 pm

Thu, Nov 22–


Sun, Nov 25 Thanksgiving Break

Tue, Nov 27 Rutter Gloria Rehearsal Kasser


Chorale • 1 – 2 pm

Tue, Nov 27 Messiah piano dress rehearsal w/Maestro Patrick Quigley Kasser
U/Singers • 2:20 pm call
• 2:30 pm warm-up & notes w/Buchanan
• 3 – 5:30 pm w/Quigley

Wed, Nov 28 NJSMA Region I High School Choral Festival Kasser


ACDA chapter • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
• Volunteers needed to host visiting HS choirs; opportunity to
watch HS choir performances and on-stage clinics

Thu, Nov 29 Rehearsals in Kasser Kasser


Both choirs • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale: Rutter Gloria
• 2:30 – 3:45 pm University Singers: Messiah

Tue, Dec 4 Rehearsals in Kasser Kasser


Both choirs • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale: Rutter Gloria
• 2:30 – 3:45 pm University Singers: Messiah

Thu, Dec 6 Rehearsals in Kasser Kasser


Both choirs • 1 – 2:15 pm Chorale: Rutter Gloria
• 2:30 – 3:45 pm University Singers: Messiah

Sat, Dec 8 Winter Concert Kasser


Both Choirs • 5:30 pm pre-concert call (fully attired)
• 8 – 10 pm Performance

Dec 11 & 13 No Chorale rehearsals following Winter Concert


Chorale

Tue, Dec 11 Messiah notes rehearsal G55


U/Singers • 2:30 – 3:45 pm (regular rehearsal time)

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Thu, Dec 13 Messiah orchestra & dress rehearsals w/NJSO Prudential
U/Singers • 7 am bus call – Chapin Hall (BYO lunch & snack) Hall, NJPAC,
• 8 am arrive NJPAC; belongings to dressing rooms Newark
BYO Lunch • 8:30 – 9:30 am on-stage warm-up & acoustical check; on- and
& Snack off-stage movement logistics
• 10 am – 1 pm orchestra rehearsal
• 1 – 2 pm lunch (BYO sack lunch)
• 2 – 5 pm dress rehearsal
• 5:15 pm depart NJPAC for return to campus

Fri, Dec 14 Messiah Performance #1 – 7:30 pm Richardson


U/Singers • 2 pm bus call Chapin Hall Auditorium,
• 3:30/4 pm arrive Princeton. (Bus drop-off @ Nassau Presbyterian Princeton
BYO Snack Church. Leave belongings @ church). Eat dinner.
& Dinner (or • 5:45 pm call-time Nassau Presbyterian (non-bus riders)
dinner in • 6:00 – 6:55 pm on-stage warm-up, acoustical rehearsal & notes
Princeton on
your own) • 7 pm change into performing attire @ church
• 7:30 pm Performance [2.5 hrs]
• 10:15/30 pm depart Princeton for return to campus

Sun, Dec 16 Messiah Performance #2 – 7 pm Cathedral


U/Singers • 3 pm bus call Chapin Hall – fully attired Basilica,
• 3:45 pm arrive Basilica/commuter call fully attired Newark
BYO Water • 4:15 – 5:15 pm choir only warm-up/acoustical/notes
& dinner • 5:45 – 6:15 pm Tutti acoustical check (Quigley cond.)
• 6:15 pm Break
• 7 pm Performance [2.5 hrs]
• 9:45 pm depart Basilica
• 10:15 pm arr. campus