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November 27, 2012: Christmas Festival

Here we are. We're at that point in our process where we have the weekend, then it's eat, sleep and dream the music for this program. I always love this week. It's intense but so worth it.

As I listened to the rehearsal, I heard myself explaining a lot. We stopped a lot. In many cases, after only one note. Do I apologize for these things? No! What's going on is three important steps:

The Idea Behind Marvel of This Night

 

Every year, the National Lutheran Choir's Christmas Festival is re-imagined. In 2012, the theme is "Marvel of This Night..." Artistic Director, David Cherwien describes the experience and the message of the "marvel."

 

November 6, 2012: Starting Anew

Artistic Director, David Cherwien, provides notes to the choir on Thursday after our weekly Tuesday rehearsals. The choir turned its focus this week to the Christmas Festival concerts that will be happening at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis MN (Friday, December 7 @ 4:30pm and 8pm and Saturday, December 8 @ 8pm) and at Christ Church Cathedral in Saint Louis MO (Saturday, December 15 @ 2pm and 5pm). 

October 30, 2012: Brevity

David Cherwien provides notes to the choir on Thursday after our weekly Tuesday rehearsals. This week's rehearsal was split between recording and rehearsing the repertoire we'll be doing on Saturday (St Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Nov 3 @ 7pm) and Sunday (St Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Wayzata, Nov 4 @ 4pm) for the All Saints programs.

The brevity of notes is noteworthy.

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