AGM Reports: October 17, 2017

Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8:00PM
Fraserview MB Church - Sanctuary
11295 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 1L8

Founding Concertmaster of Tafelmusik to perform with ROCA!

We have 3 superb soloists performing with us at the November 4th concert, including Nancy DiNovo, the founding concertmaster of the world renowned Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Attached are the bios of the three soloists, from which you may want to quote as you promote the concert with your friends and family.  We have just one month to go, so let's get out there and sell those tickets!

Soloist Bios

Chorus Rehearsal Schedule for Dona Nobis

Dona Nobis Pacem rehearsals

Hi, folks

With Light Up The Choirs safely behind us (thanks to all who supported!) we’ve got to put full focus onto the Dona Nobis Pacem, and (I hope) start easing some Christmas stuff in.This schedule will no doubt adapt, but it will help with where you need to be putting your own practice at home.  What I hope you have been doing is reinforcing at home the stuff we’ve been reading for the first time in rehearsal.  Now I need you not only to do that, but also to do some careful prep on what’s coming up.  It will be something like:

26 September

**sectional with S/T in Fireside Room and A/B in choir room – working

·      pp.6-11

·      pp.14 (15), 16, 19-20

·      pp.38-39

full rehearsal to read through

·     pp.48-52, review 54 to end

3 October

**sectional with T/B in Fireside Room and S/A in choir room

·      pp.1-5

·      pp.10-14, 17-18

·      pp.22-24., 26-28- this is the heart of it, and needs to be known!

·      pp.30-36, 40-45

·      pp.48-52 review of last week’s work on 54-end

10 October

**run-through, warts and all, identifying where we need to tidy (and then doing it!)

17 October

**rehearsal with Orchestra, AGM, more rehearsal with Orchestra (and then some Christmas stuff)

24 October

**mop-up time – this is where you need to be able to ID trouble spots and ask for checking

MONDAY 30 October

**7:30pm rehearsal with Orchestra, not past 9pm – and then some Christmas stuff

Saturday 4 November

**12noon rehearsal – done by 2pm, I hope, so you can get some vocal rest

**7pm call for 7:30pm concert

If you are missing rehearsals, it is your responsibility to catch up on what you have missed.  This is not a concert that can be done on Tuesday rehearsals only – it needs homework



Membership Fees and Registration


Many thanks to everybody who has completed their on-line membership registration and paid their fees.  

A few of you have registered but not paid.  We’d appreciate getting those fees at the next rehearsal.

Quite a few have neither registered or paid.  Please do so as soon as possible, preferably by the next rehearsal.

A reminder that the on-line registration must be completed each year in order to keep our records up-to-date.


Volunteers, Rack Cards, Etc.

Dear Members,

I am still looking for at least one other volunteer to assist with the inserts for the Canada 150 concert programs on Wednesday - May 31st from 9:30am-11:30am.  Please email me if you're interested.

Also, this is your last chance to get rack cards before the summer break.  I will be at Fraserview church on Saturday morning and will bring them then, so please sign up to take a stack or two.