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President's Notes

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August 28, 2013

Dear Master Singers,

With a deep sense of awe, I invite you sing Bach’s Mass in B Minor for our 33rd season. The scope and magnificence of this work, with the requisite vocal techniques, takes time to prepare. So, we will rehearse from September through March on this music exclusively. More than any other music, this speaks to me of the soul’s great longing for peace…music filled with deep reverence and introspection, celebration and exultation, breadth and beauty so far beyond what can be expressed with mere words.

Rehearsals begin Monday, September 9, and will continue on October 7, at the Fox Lane Middle School Little Theatre on the Fox Lane Campus, Rt. 172 in Bedford. Registration for singers will be at 7:30 PM with rehearsal from 8-10 PM. In the event of inclement weather or any other problem, we will use email to notify everyone. You can also check our website: http://www.angelfire.com/music/mastersingers/ [Ed. note: Moving to http://www.innovecs.net/mswchorus.org/] Please note: There will be no rehearsals on Sept. 16, 23, or 30.

This is the perfect time to invite friends and new singers to join us! As always, full or partial scholarships are available by speaking to me privately. Dues are $275 for the entire year, plus the cost of music and study CD. If you have a scheduling conflict, please let us know so we can find a solution, and continue singing together!

We are waiting for Bedford Presbyterian Church’s approval of our Spring Concert date. Please hold March 30, and April 6, 2014. These are the only two possibilities. Dress rehearsal will be during the preceding week, so please leave your schedules flexible, with peaceful space to be at your best for the concert. Leslie Fagan will be joining us for our concert!

I hope you have had a good summer, filled with renewing, joyful experiences. The delight of last spring’s Vivaldi concert still leaves my heart dancing…what an incredible performance with two standing ovations!

I am so looking forward to seeing you all soon! Please come and sing! Invite your friends to join us. In the face of life’s tragedies, one’s spirit is uplifted and sustained by you…you who dedicate yourselves wholeheartedly to singing, each day making a conscious choice to create beauty in our world, bringing love and joy to all who hear…what a blessing you are…

Love,

Les Hadsell

      Master Singers of Westchester was founded in 1981 by fifteen singers with a desire to perform great choral repetoire with professional orchestra and soloists and to share this quality musical experience within the community.
      All singers are accepted without audition. Training in classical and baroque vocal technique is provided at rehearsals. New singers are welcome until ten weeks before the concert date. For information, call 914/739-3669.

Master Singers of Westchester
rehearsals may be held at:

BPC = Bedford Presbyterian Church
FLMS = Fox Lane Middle School Little Theatre
WS = Westmoreland Sanctuary

Cancellation Policy

Rehearsals may be cancelled up to 6 pm on the day of rehearsal due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. A phone tree is in place with the leader of each section receiving the cancellation call from a member of the board. The section leader is responsible for notifying their section, but you may also receive an email if you register your email address (below):

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Choral Piece(s) to Practice

B Minor Mass
Johan Sebastian Bach
BMV232

Mass in B Minor | Messe in h-moll
Bärenreiter score BA 5102a
  video    CD 2003    sheet    CPDL 
Abbrev. Section Namepage Video Midi/MP3 MIDI icon is a link;
CD indicates a MSW recording exists.
Sheet
(for practice only)
CPDL*
K:kyrie5 Kyrie kyrie eleison 5   video     CD 2003     
solo Christe eleison     video    
K:kyrie30 kyrie eleison 30    
G:gloria36 Gloria Gloria in excelsis 36   video  
G:terra42 Et in terra pax 42    
solo Laudamus te     video    
G:gratias61 Gratias agimus tibi 61   video    
solo Domine Deus     video    
G:tollis75 Qui tollis peccata mundi 75    
solo Qui sedes ad dextram Patris     video    
solo Quoniam tu solus sanctus     video    
G:cum94 Cum Sancto Spiritu 94    
N:credo114 Symbolum
Nicenum
Credo in unum Deum 114    
N:patrem120 Patrem omnipotentem 120    
solo Et in unum Dominum     video    
N:incarnatus144 Et incarnatus est 144    
N:Crucifixus149 Crucifixus 149    
N:resurrexit144 Et resurrexit 153    
solo Et in Spiritum sanctum     video    
N:Crucifixus149 Crucifixus 149    
N:Confiteor176 Confiteor 176    
N:expecto188 Et expecto 188    
S:Sanctus199 Sanctus Sanctus 199    
S:Pleni207 Pleni sunt cœli 207    
O:Osanna217 Osanna Osanna in excelsis 217    
O:Pleni207 Pleni sunt cœli 207    
solo Benedictus     video    
O:Osanna217 Osanna in excelsis 217    
solo Agnus Dei     video  
O:Dona236 Dona nobis pacem 236   video   mp3

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Rehearsals

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Date Time Place Coro Movements to prepare
Monday
Sep 9
7:30pm FLMS All JS Bach: Mass in B Minor, Bärenreiter score BA 5102a Register & bring/receive music ($$) -
8:00pm K:kyrie30 G:gloria36 G:gratias61
Monday
Oct 7
8:00pm FLMS All K:kyrie5 G:cum94 N:credo114 N:patrem120 N:incarnatus144 N:expecto188
Monday
Oct 14
7:00pm MKs Bass
As needed or requested
    All Columbus Day = Schools Closed - Bass sectional at Marty's
Monday
Oct 21
7:20pm FLMS Sopr
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:terra42 G:cum75 N:incarnatus144 N:Crucifixus149 N:resurrexit153 N:expecto188
Tuesday
Oct 22
7:30pm NVs Sopr
As needed or requested
Wed'day
Oct 23
7:30pm NVs Alto
As needed or requested
Monday
Oct 28
7:20pm FLMS Alto
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:gloria36 G:terra42 G:cum75 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188
Wed'day
Oct 30
7:30pm NVs Tenor
As needed or requested
Monday
Nov 4
7:20pm FLMS Tenor
As needed or requested
8:00pm All N:Confiteor176 S:sanctus199 S:Pleni207 O:Osanna217 O:Dona236
Monday
Nov 11
7:20pm BPC Bass
As needed or requested
8:00pm All K:kyrie5 K:kyrie30 N:credo114 N:patrem120 S:Pleni207 O:Osanna217
Monday
Nov 18
7:20pm FLMS Sopr
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:cum94 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188 O:Osanna217
Monday
Nov 25
7:20pm FLMS Alto
As needed or requested
8:00pm All N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188 S:sanctus199 S:Pleni207
Monday
Dec 2
7:20pm FLMS Tenor
As needed or requested
8:00pm All K:kyrie5 K:kyrie30 G:gloria36 G:terra42 G:tollis75 N:incarnatus144 N:Crucifixus149 O:Dona236
Monday
Dec 9
7:20pm FLMS S/A
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:gratias61 G:cum94 N:credo114 N:patrem120 S:sanctus199 S:Pleni20 O:Osanna217
Monday
Dec 16
8:00pm FLMS All Holiday Party
Monday
Dec 23
    All Winter Break = Schools Closed
Dec 30
Monday
Jan 6
7:20pm FLMS Sopr
As needed or requested
8:00pm All K:kyrie5 G:tollis75 G:cum94 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188
Monday
Jan 13
7:20pm FLMS Alto
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:gloria36 G:terra42 N:incarnatus144 N:Crucifixus149 S:sanctus199 S:Pleni207 O:Osanna217
Monday
Jan 20
7:20pm BPC Tenor
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:tollis75 G:cum94 N:credo114 N:patrem120 O:Osanna217 O:Dona236
Monday
Jan 27
7:20pm FLMS Bass
As needed or requested
8:00pm All K:kyrie5 K:kyrie30 G:gloria36 G:terra42 O:Osanna217 O:Dona236
Monday
Feb 3
7:20pm FLMS S/A
As needed or requested
8:00pm All N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188 S:Pleni207 O:Osanna217
Monday
Feb 10
7:20pm FLMS T/B
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:tollis75 G:cum94 N:incarnatus144 N:Crucifixus149 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188
Monday
Feb 17
7:20pm BPC S/B
As needed or requested
8:00pm All G:gloria36 G:terra42 G:cum94 N:credo114 N:patrem120 N:resurrexit153 S:sanctus199
Monday
Feb 24
7:20pm FLMS A/T
As needed or requested
8:00pm All K:kyrie5 K:kyrie30 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188 S:sanctus199 O:Osanna217
Monday
Mar 3
7:20pm FLMS Sopr
As needed or requested
8:00pm All All Music
should be
ready.
K:kyrie5 K:kyrie30 G:gloria36 G:terra42 G:gratias61 G:tollis75 G:cum94
N:credo114 N:patrem120 N:incarnatus144 N:Crucifixus149 N:resurrexit153 N:Confiteor176 N:expecto188
S:sanctus199 S:Pleni207 O:Osanna217 O:Dona236
Monday
Mar 10
7:20pm FLMS Alto
As needed or requested
8:00pm All All Music should be at the ready.
Monday
Mar 17
7:20pm FLMS All All Music should be at the ready.
Monday
Mar 24
7:20pm BPC All All Music should be at the ready.
Monday
Mar 31
7:20pm BPC All Last Regular Rehearsal: All Music should be at the ready.
Friday
April 4
7:00pm BPC All "Dress" Rehearsal


Performance is:

Sunday: April 6 at 4:00pm call @ 1:45

Now Playing:

Dona nobis pacem from B Minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach
as performed in memory of the victims of 9/11
as an encore to the Nov. 2001 Master Singers concert




Sectionals at Nancy's

Directions:

From Bedford Pres. Church:
  • Make a right out of the Village Green onto Rte 22 North.
  • Follow 22 to first corner, Guard Hill Rd. is a left with a blind turn to oncoming traffic (before Rte 121), be careful!
  • Follow Guard Hill for 2 miles, slowing for Speed Humps and Dirt road conditions.
  • Nancy's house is on the left at number 388, 3rd on right after the Narrows Rd.
    --- three house before you arrive at clock tower at Succabone Rd. (which maybe the best route from Bedford Hills.)
    From the Mt. Kisco exit of 22
  • Take right into Fox Ln (toward Middle school) and loop back to intersection
  • straight onto Succabone Rd. and through intersections until you cannot go straight through.
  • right at the clock tower at Guard Hill Rd.
  • Nancy's house will be on third on the left.

    If you don't want to be blocked in the driveway, park along Guard Hill Rd. on the Vick-house-side.

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