Instruments needed: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Timpani (only one), Organ (only one), Piano (only one).
If youth under the age of 18 wish to play in the orchestra, they may email us to set up an audition time.
Sectional Rehearsals: Sunday, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, at 6:30-8:00pm.
Full Orchestra Rehearsals: Sunday, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 at 6:30-8:00pm.
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, Nov. 26 from 6:30-8:00pm. A Dessert Potluck will follow.
Performance Call Times: Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:45pm and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2:15pm and 5:45pm.
Performance Times: Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:00pm and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3:30pm and Dec. 2 at 6:00pm.
Please bring your own music stands.
Please bring your own music. If you do not have your own music, we have extra music available and ask that you reimburse us the cost, which is normally $5.00 but may change depending on our purchase price.
The orchestra music we use is: "The Messiah" published by G. Shirmer. The Messiah orchestra will perform the following pieces from Handel's Messiah: #s 1, 4, 7, 12, 13, 17, 24, 44, 46, 53.
We would ask that new participants not join after the 4th rehearsal unless they already know the Messiah music very well and have discussed with the conductor what rehearsals they will be able to attend. Participants who join after the 4th rehearsal are not guaranteed to be listed in the program.
Performance dress is: concert black for the ladies and black suits for the men. If you do not have concert black, please try to wear a combination of black and white. Please dress modestly for all rehearsals and performances.