Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mon. Oct. 3 Rehearsal

Don't forget that Monday, Oct. 3, Masterworks will rehearse at Manor Memorial UM Church at 9320 N. Congress St., New Market, VA in the Fellowship Hall.  Time will be the same--6:55 to 9:00 p.m. 
If you wish to carpool from Woodstock, please meet at Rite Aid no later than 6:25 p.m.  Let me know if you plan to carpool so we can be on the lookout for you.   Ramona

Dear Chorus:

Monday's rehearsal at Manor Memorial UMC will take place in Farrow Hall (the fellowship hall).  There should be parking on Congress St. in front of the church.  If you need to park in the parking lot behind the church, take the sidewalk between the church and the house around to the front entrance of the building.  At the front entrance, you will angle left and go up several concrete steps to get into Farrow Hall (sign over the door).  If steps are a problem for you, there is a black metal ramp in between Farrow Hall and the sanctuary that will also take you into the hall.  

Directions to the Church are simple: Take the 264 exit off I 81 and go east at the stop sign into town.  Go left at the 2nd stop light . The church is one block on your right.
If you approach the church on Rt. 11 (from the north), keep your eyes open after passing through the stop light intersection with Rt. 211E.  After you pass Reformation Lutheran church on the right, there are two churches on your left.  MMUMC is the second of the two.   

On another issue, as many of you will know, I missed rehearsal last Monday because my brother in law, Jon has been suffering with a serious illness.  Sadly, Jon died yesterday from heart failure.  My wife and I appreciate your continued prayers for our family in this time.  I am grateful for our bond of faith, friendship, and song.

Bruce Johnson   

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Things to Remember for Rehearsal, Sept.26

Be ready to start at 6:55 p.m.!

Arrange your music in alphabetical order (check  Christmas Music 2016 at    www.masterworkschorusblog.blogspot.com

Return music we will not be singing

Bring a list of 5 people to whom you will send fundraising letters. Julie Moomaw has stamps and will give you 5 stamps if you bring 5 names.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Note from Ramona for Mon., 9/19 rehearsal

In a previous e-mail you were asked to look through your files for music we have sung before.  I have rewritten the list of music in alphabetical order if this would be helpful to you.  Please be sure the arranger matches because we have different versions of some songs.  The selections listed below are in addition to the three new pieces that were handed out at Monday's rehearsal.  Please put your music in alphabetical order for Monday's rehearsal.  The only piece I could not locate in my collection was Noel Nouvelet.  Happy Hunting!
1.    Angels We Have Heard On High- arr. Donald McCullough 
2.    *Betelehemu - SATB - arr. Barrington Brooks
3.    *Breath of Heaven - SATB – arr. Craig Courtney 
4.    Christmas Pops Trio - arr. Jay Althouse
5.    Deck The Hall - SATB - John Rutter 
6.       Huron Carol (#3 Carols of the Nativity) - Stephen Chatman - SATB  
7.       *Jesus Child - SATB - John Rutter 
8.    Joy To The World - SATB - John Rutter
9.    Noel Nouvelet - Arr. Richard Zgodava 
10.   *O Holy Night - SATB - Gustav Hoist 
11.   Sweet Little Jesus Boy - SATB - arr. Ken Berg 
      12.   We wish you a Merry Christmas - SATB - John Rutter 
* Previously sung with Scott as Director


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Here we go again!

Hope you are looking forward to the new Masterworks season to begin on Monday (Sept. 12) at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Woodstock.  Below is the schedule we will follow for this rehearsal :
  • 6:30- 7:00 - Socializing/meet/greet with light refreshments provided by the Board
  • 7:00 - 8:15 - Rehearsal of music you will find on your chair when you arrive.  (Chairs will be labeled Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass and you sit appropriately.) 
  • 8:15 - Guidelines/Rules/Schedules/Questions
  • 8:30 - Introductions - Board member information (fundraising, ticket sales, teams, )
  • Immediately after board announcements- Auditions (informal - sit in the hallway outside of choir room and wait for Scott).  
  • Dues can be paid at the end of announcements.   
  • Future rehearsals are 6:55 - 9:00 with a break.  Bring water!
 Do any of you know of someone who is planning to come for the first time and possibly audtion? 

The Board will be meeting after rehearsal.  All members are welcome to attend Board meetings.

Rehearsal Calendar:  

 Sept. 12, 19, 26 at Emanuel Lutheran, Woodstock

 Oct.     3, 10, 17, 24 at Manor Memorial 
                                 Methodist Church, New Market
             No rehearsal Oct. 31

THURSDAY Nov. 3   at Emanuel

Nov.     7, 14 at Emanuel

Dress Rehearsals:

Nov.   21, 28 at Antioch Church of the Brethren, 
                     Woodstock,and Reformation Lutheran Church, 
                      New Market                

Dec.    1  at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Mt. Jackson