Saturday, May 9, 2015

SMC Commencement Mass & Graduation Ceremonies

THURSDAY, MAY 21 6:15-7:30 Music Rehearsal (Chapel)

FRIDAY, MAY 22
2pm Sound/Tech rehearsal for Grad - Stadium
3pm Call - Commencement Mass Rehearsal - McKeon
5pm Commencement Mass - McKeon (ends ~6:30pm)

SATURDAY, MAY 23 - Graduation (bachelors degrees) 
8:15am call at Stadium 9:15am prelude (sing 2 songs)
9:30am commencement procession begins - sing Star Spangled Banner
- sing alma mater and the Bells of Saint Mary's (Done - 12pm?)

SUNDAY, MAY 24 - Graduation (grad degrees) 
9:15am call - Stadium 9:45am prelude (sing 2 songs)
10:00 am commencement procession
 - sing Star Spangled Banner
- sing alma mater and the Bells of Saint Mary's (Done ~ 12pm?)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congrats - Unanimous Superior Ratings at the Napa Choral Classic!

Dear Choral Students,

Sharon and I are very grateful to you for working so hard to present a truly beautiful program last Thursday. We know how hard it is to balance all the pressures in your life – homework, class schedules, sports, labs, commitments to your families /spiritual life/ friends/ roommates – and yet we all prioritized coming together as a team to realize our greatest potential at this time! What an admirable and rewarding accomplishment.

I am excited because it is only March 20, and you have accomplished so much! But, I am also really focused on that fact that is it already March 20 and we still have a lot to accomplish between now and NYC. This weekend you must focus on reviewing Come Sunday and memorizing Village and Stayin’ Alive. Our focus Tuesday is on these pieces, and for Village and Stayin' Alive, we will be working on movement (Cathy will be with us in class). Remember: extra rehearsals THIS Weds 1-2:40pm and the Monday after Easter, 8-10pm - both are in the chapel.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Some may have been wondering why we participated in a festival primarily involving high schools - a few colleges in the area do ask to participate in the Napa Choral Classic because it is unique in its very high quality adjudication. When some of the nation’s best adjudicators /clinicians are flown in (from Texas, Delaware, and Long Beach) and will be in your neighborhood, you take advantage of that opportunity if you can! For fun, you should read about our adjudicators from yesterday (Jing Ling Tam: http://world-projects.net/home/educational-faculty/choral/103-dr-jing-ling-tam; Paul Head: http://www.music.udel.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/Pages/paul-d-head.aspx, and Rob Eistadt: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/music/faculty_Pages/istad.html ). I am so happy to have had their feedback, and deeply honored to sit beside them to serve as adjudicator and clinician for a portion of the event. I will share more of their feedback when I see you Tuesday. Another great benefit to your efforts yesterday… three more high-profile people known about our program, and our school. This is great visibility for SMC and the performing arts department, so your efforts (like efforts of those before you), will benefit those who follow in years to come. This is how community-building, and program-building works! 

Be well - and again, thank you and BRAVO!!!
- Dr J & Sharon

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Mandatory Choir Dates Spring 2015

Important Dates for Choir this Spring: EMAIL CONFLICTS TO sharonyunlee@gmail.com BY THU, FEB 19
  • Thursday, March 19, 5pm-10:30pm (5pm call, take bus to Napa; sing at Schubert , Byrd, and Ravel NAPA CHORAL FESTIVAL; home by 10:30pm) 
  • Tuesday, March 23, ALL choir music for Carnegie Hall memorized; lab labrehearsal goes until 9pm
  • Wednesday, March 24, 1-2:40 extra rehearsal in chapel
  • Thursday, March 25, lab rehearsal goes until 9pm
  • Monday (Day after Easter), April 6, 8-10pm extra rehearsal in chapel
  • Thursday, April 9, 7:30pm, SEND-OFF Informal Concert in the chapel; hosting a choir from Indiana; evening will go until 9:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 14, class time: mandatory last meeting before tour
  • Wednesday, April 15; call time for bus/departure for SFO 4:30pm. (time is subject to change)
  • Saturday, April 18, sing at Carnegie Hall
  • Sunday, April 19, return home (late evening)
  • Wednesday, April 22, 1pm-2:15pm, Chapel (Convocation) 
  • Sunday, April 26, CONCERT at Mont La Salle Retreat Center Chapel, 7pm (leave 4:30pm, arrive home 9:30pm)
  • Sunday, May 10, 4pm CONCERT (1:30pm call) 
  • Thursday, May 14, 8pm CONCERT (6pm call) 
  • Friday, May 22, 3pm call, 5pm MASS - Sing for Commencement Mass, Chapel
  • Saturday, May 23, 8:30am call, 10am - Sing for Graduation
  • Sunday, May 24, 1pm call, 2pm - Sing for Graduate School Graduation 
(for those who live in the dorms, you will be given permission for extended use Friday through Sunday,  May 22-24)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Complete Chamber & Glee Sets for Carnegie Hall

Below are the complete sets for Carnegie Hall IN ORDER

WILLIAM BYRD - SING JOYFULLY
http://www.julieford.org/resources/SingJoyfully.mp3

FRANZ SCHUBERT - DES TAGES WEIHE 
(stop at 4:36)

ERIC WHITACRE - LUX AURUMQUE


MAURICE RAVEL - NICOLETTE from TROIS CHANSONS
(includes scrolling sheet music; for Nicolette only stop at 1:33 


One-on-a-Part performance (includes the other two chanson; for “Nicolette” only stop at 1:48)


JOAN SZYMKO - IT TAKES A WHOLE VILLAGE


FOLK SONG/ARR. JAMES ERB - O SHENANDOAH


GLEE CLUB

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING from Les Mis


WHEN I FALL IN LOVE


LENNON/MCCARTNEY/ARR. MURAI - HELP


DANIEL MOORE/ARR. SCOTT LEONARD - SHAMBALA


ELLINGTON/ARR. MURAI COME SUNDAY
(this recording is only 4-part; we will learn the 6-part version)




 
BEE GEES/ARR. MURAI - STAYIN’ ALIVE

LINKIN PARK/JFORD - SHADOW OF THE DAY

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Links to recording of Tue Concert

WOW! Now, don't stay up too late listening to these!!! - DrJ

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/1_Tshotsholoza.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/2_BumbleBee.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/3_WhenIFallInLove.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/4_Shambala.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/5_InMyLife.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/6_DoYouHearThePeopleSing.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/7_StillStillStill.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/8_DanceOfTheSugarPlumFairies.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/10_DinDonMerrilyOnHigh.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/11_Psalm119.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/12_HaveYourselfAMerryLittleChristmas2.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/13_MekletajaCels.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/14_AiNamaMamina.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/15_LuxAurumque.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/16_Magnificat.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/17_Etexultavitspiritusmeus.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/18_Quiarespexithumilitatem.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/19_Omnesgenerationes.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/20_Quiafecitmihimagna.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/21_Etmisericordia.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/22_Fecitpotentiam.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/23_Deposuitpotentes.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/24_Esirientesimplevitbonis.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/25_SuscepitIsrael.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/26_Sicutlocutusest.mp3

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15979371/NightengaelsConcerts/2014Dec3_MagnificatConcert/27_GloriaPatri.mp3

Wednesday, November 5, 2014