13–17 January 2012
NEW YORK: THE PEACEMAKERS
A TRBC reciprocal event
Details for singers
Update 29 December 2011. We have received a rehearsal schedule from DCINY. You can download this here (opens in a new window).
Update 20 December 2011. We regret to announce that A Parliament of Owls has been withdrawn from the concert programme on 16 January without our having been notified. We have written to all singers who have already booked places, and they may return their scores to us for a full refund. Just one score is required: The Peacemakers.
Scores. The sole work to be sung is The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins. Scores are included in the cost of the package, and will be sent when your booking is confirmed (these scores are not yet officially on sale in the UK, so you will not be able to buy one separately). Rehearsal CDs are now available from Music Dynamics: order them online via this link, or telephone 0845 304 5070.
Timetable. The schedule (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday 13 January: gather in New York
Saturday 14 January: morning free; afternoon rehearsal (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm); evening party exclusively for TRBC members and non-singing companions (included in the package price)
Sunday 15 January: morning free; afternoon rehearsal (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm); evening free
Monday 16 January (Martin Luther King day): morning free; afternoon dress rehearsal (call-time is given as 2:15 pm); evening concert in Carnegie Hall (7:00 pm) followed by post-concert reception (included in the package price)
Tuesday 17 January: return travel, or stay on and explore Manhattan
Learning the music. There are three rehearsals in New York, but these will concentrate on style and interpretation and you should still expect to do your note-learning at home, with or without the aid of ChoraLine CDs from Music Dynamics. We hope soon to be able to bring you chorus notes from Jonathan Griffith: watch this space!
Concert dress. Carnegie Hall is a prestigious formal concert venue. Ladies should pack smart long black concert clothes (no day-time jeans or casual sweaters, please!), and gentlemen should pack dinner jackets with black bow ties. The concert hall will be warm, but New York is very, very cold at this time of the year, so you should pack the warmest outdoor clothing you have, including hats, gloves and scarves!