Sunday, October 18, 2015

Ward Choir Christmas 2015

Boca Raton Ward, 
Camino Gardens Branch Combined Choir:

To Read this in Portuguese:

Combined Choir:
*Saturday, December 5, 2015 
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Live Nativity Dress Rehearsal,
Layout of our Choir
Boynton Beach Stake Building
1480 Knuth Rd, Boynton Beach

*Sunday, December 6, 2015
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Portuguese CANCELED
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. English and Spanish

*Wednesday, December 9, 2015  CANCELED

*Saturday, December 12, 2015

6:30 p.m. Arrive to Boynton Beach Building.
Find Green Room, (Practice area. TBA)

6:45 p.mBe in Designated Green Room. (Practice Room) Prompt!
Practice and Warmup.

7:30 p.m. Performance!!!

Boca Raton Ward Choir and friends:
* November 22nd:  Thanksgiving Sacrament Meeting, 9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

* December 18th: Boca Raton Ward Christmas Dinner… 
      Looking for individual families and small groups to perform for the Ward dinner.
     We will be singing
         1.  Winter Wonderland, 

         2.  We Need a Little Christmas, and 
         3.  Mi Burrito Sabanero
     Practice 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
     We will be singing on the cultural hall stage for the performance.

     6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Santa
     7:00 p.m.  Dinner

* December 20th: Christmas Sacrament Meeting, 9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
     We will be singing 
         1.  Angels We Have Heard on High (3 languages)
         2.  Christmas Lullaby 
         3.  Were You There on That Christmas Night.
         *   Please plan to sit up on the stand right after the Sacrament if you can.  We will be interspersed throughout the entire meeting, mixed in with congregational singing of hymns and two special musical numbers by Shenley Putterbaugh and Adam Bradford, Jr. 
     Practice 8:20 a.m. in the Chapel for Choir.
     Practice  8:00 a.m. for special musical numbers.


*  Please follow clothing guides.  Black and White and Red.  


*  Spanish and Portuguese members...
    These performances are optional.  Thank you so much for singing with us for the Nativity Choir!         Join us if you would like to sing some more.


Music Order for Performance:

Time slot:  30 minutes.  7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Stage Entrance:  5 minutes, as directed by the Stake.

Songs to be sung in this order:

WinterWonderland, 2 min., Everyone

WeNeed a Little Christmas, 1 min. 45 sec., Everyone

Portuguese, verse 1, Chorus in Portuguese
Spanish, Women only, verse 2, Chorus in Spanish
English, verse 3, Chorus in English
Everyone sings the Chorus

Mi Burrito Sabanero, 2.5 minutes, Spanish / Everyone  (Most of the choir is learning this in Spanish.)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, 2.5 minutes, Everyone

ChristmasLullaby, 3 min, English
This song is harder to learn.  Spanish and English have been working on this one.  I do not think it could be learned in two weeks by anyone very easily.  It is possible, if they download their part on my blog, and practiced daily at home.

Stage Exit:  5 minutes


What to Wear:

Santa Hats if you have them.
Women: Black & White & Red Accents
Men: Dark Suits if possible, with Red Tie


Download Sheet Music Winter Wonderland, etc.


YouTube Video Recordings to practice with:

Thanksgiving Song:
I've listened to the tracks by TJ and James, and they're both good to get familiar with the words.

Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter
Youtube Full Song:

You can download any or all of the vocal parts for Christmas Lullaby from this online location:  Works great on a computer.  Not so great on a phone.

Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Youtube Full Song:

We Need a Little Christmas by Jerry Herman
Youtube Link: (It's close... but not exactly at the end.)

Were You There on that Christmas Night by Natalie Sleeth
Youtube Link:

Happy Practicing!

El Burrito Sabanero
The sheet music that I have is a little different from this recording.
Porfavor, mira la music porque esta recording no es exacto como nuestro musica.

This song will be practiced from 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. for anyone wishing to participate in Spanish.


Extra Music Help:
For those of you who feel you need extra help in getting the right note:
Download for free on ipad:
Right Note Lite Ear Trainer by Orange Qube

Turn ON your microphone.
Pitch.  Menu:  Select Lesson 1.  Start.
It will play a note, and then you sing the same note.  It will tell you if you are on pitch or not.

Melody.  Menu:  Select Lesson 1.  Start.
It will play a simple melody.  You sing the same melody.  It will tell you if you got it or not.