These important Notes:
1. We have a fine smaller ensemble for the Polk Museum on Friday night [Apr. 8]. Popular vote decided that we are to be in concert dress (tuxes, etc). Those singers, please try to be at the Art Museum (next to the Public Library at Lake Morton) c. 5:30 p.m. We sing our program at 6:04, or thereabouts. Your guests are welcome, but there's a $10 admission for non-members of the museum.
2. Last Monday's rehearsal went very well, accomplished much! If you're still in need of Beethoven practice materials, try CyberBass.com You can isolate your part, slow things down, put parts back together, etc. Just in case you're Google-challenged: http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Beethoven_L_v/beethoven_9th_symphony.htm
3. Many people strongly recommended that we have regular rehearsal on Monday, so we will! Monday, 4/11. 7 p.m. And then we're with orchestra the next night. Good plan if you can manage that.
4. From Christine at the ISO office, these logistics/ticket info:
(a) The Lake Hunter Room will be available to all choirs as a meeting/warm-up space prior to both rehearsals and the performance. There will be signs to lead you from Lake Hunter, through the storage area to the back stage area.
(b) 4/12 rehearsal in Youkey will start with Mvt. 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Count on being in place before 7:30!!
(c) 4/18 dress rehearsal starts at 7:30pm in Youkey, may go in concert order, TBD by Mark
(d) Tickets: I will have comp tickets for each of you to hand out to your choir members at the 4/12 rehearsal, enough for 2 comps each. Please let your members know that additional tickets will be available at 50% off 4/12-4/18 with code ISOJOY through the Lakeland Center box office: (863) 834-8111 or online: http://imperialsymphony.org/event/ode-to-joy (additional fees apply to e-tickets). Please remember that all students are admitted FREE to ISO performances with student ID or paying adult. (student tickets are not available online)5. I (Larry) will probably already have the comp tickets for you by this coming Monday night, so that will cut down on the frenzy Tuesday evening.