I hope you're looking forward to an excellent concert. We've worked hard, we've learned some wonderful pieces, and the final product on Sunday is going to be super. I do hope that you've looked at any questionable notes since Monday's rehearsal, but [at this point] my real wish is for us to have fun and to communicate the joy of the music we sing.
Just so we're reminded about schedule and other details:
1. Saturday rehearsal: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., College Heights UMC [Chair crew: c. 12:35 please]
2. Sunday calltime: 2:00 p.m.
3. Here is the program order, so you can pre-arrange your folder. What a great list of music!! The Children's Choir titles are in italics:
SALVATION IS CREATED Pavel Tschesnokoff
MAGNIFICAT, from the Evening Service in A Charles Villiers Stanford
AVE MARIA [FSCC] Franz Schubert
ALLELUIA! O REJOICE YE CHRISTIANS LOUDLY Andreas Hammerschmidt
A CHILD IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM [Puer Natus] Leo Nestor
STILL, STILL, STILL Austrian Carol/arr. Norman Luboff
DORMI, DORMI [FSCC] Italian Carol/arr. Mary Goetz
WHAT SWEETER MUSIC CAN WE BRING John Rutter
THE STAR CAROL Alfred Burt
QUEM VIDISTIS Francis Poulenc
THE SHEPHERD’S FAREWELL [FSCC] Hector Berlioz
GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST Randall Thompson
THE SHEPHERD’S CAROL William Billings
I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS [FSCC] John Rox/Jill Gallina
JOY TO THE WORLD! arr. John Rutter
THE VIRGIN MOTHER HAD A BABY BOY Jamaican/arr. Andre van Ryckeghem
I SAW THREE SHIPS COME SAILING IN arr. Mack Wilberg
Thanks for your fine singing!