Now that we’re done with open rehearsals, it’s time for us to really dig in to the music. And in fact, we’re excited about a joint rehearsal – our first so far – with The Reston Chorale, coming up this week.
In case you’re wondering, we have done joint choir performances before – like The Requiem in May 2011 when Jen’s choir from UUCR and Mark’s UUCF Chorale joined with VCS for a huge sound of 175 voices. But everyone knew Mark and Jen, while that’s not the case this time. Jen and David Brian Lang, who directs The Reston Chorale, know each other. The choirs? Not so much! So we’re looking forward to rehearsing with them this week over breakfast and (very strong) coffee.
It’s going to be fun to sing with another group of people who’ve all rehearsed the same music, just not in the same room, for the last few weeks. Uncertain? Yes. A lot of “you zig while I zag?” Probably. Some version of “wait, what?!” as we sing? Definitely. A great deal of “Hey I didn’t know you sing here!” and “Don’t I know you from…..?” Most definitely. But hey, we’re adventurous like that….isn’t that why you come to see us? Because we take these huge creative chances?
We are very excited about this concert. It’s simultaneously fun, exciting, and nervy to have a whole other choir, with its own dynamics and back-bench kibbitzers add another layer of interestingness to your weekly wall of sound. And truly, the music is so great – you’ll recognize some of it, be alternatively amused (oh yes) and swept away (hey, it’s opera). We can’t wait to bring it to you.
Early bird (aka, lower priced) tickets are online, and available until May 6, after which they go up to full price. Don’t wait, get your tickets now!