Magic Choral Trick #88 Sample Rehearsal Schedule

My choruses generally stand for rehearsals unless we’re in the early stages of putting a song together. The notes and words will have been learned from sound files, not at rehearsal, but sometimes they’re still holding the sheet music – so we all sit and relax a bit. Guess we didn’t do any sitting and relaxing this night.

Feb 7 2012

7:00 – Opening/Organize riser standing positions

7:05 – Warm Up/Vocal Technique

7:20 – Love songs for Feb 14 singout:

My Foolish Heart
Heart of My Heart
Blue Skies
Ain’t Misbehavin (Video choreography with Tracey out front)
All That Jazz
Hey Little Baby of Mine
Under the Boardwalk
Time After Time

8:10 – Dixieland – Choreography review

8:30 – Break

8:42 – Record self with mp3 – for self evaluation:

With A Little Help From My Friends
Let There Be peace on Earth

8:55 – 4X4 Dixieland – synchronization (record self)

9:10 – Record/Video package – Time After Time and Dixieland

9:25 – Tantum Ergo – 1st seven bars from memory

9:30 – Closing


About janetkidd

I've been waving my arms in front of choirs now for more than 35 years - and these are descriptions of all the very best things I've learned. I direct a Women's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Men's Competitive Barbershop Chorus, a Med School choir, and for a few weeks each year - Big Choir (about 100 voices) - which performs at an annual fundraising concert. Hope at least some of these Choral Magic Tricks will be useful to you - and thanks for reading. Janet

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