Rehearsal Agenda for Sunday February 19, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

I heard from Isaac that rehearsal went well last night. Thank you to Isaac and everyone who made it!

As a reminder, I’m offering a rehearsal this Sunday 2/19 since we have a recording session next Wednesday 2/22, and then lead services 2/24, and I haven’t seen you in a month!

But let’s change the start time of our rehearsal to 2:30 pm (was 2) to allow Seth more time for Purim rehearsing. I will still end our rehearsal at 4:00 if not sooner.

The recording session will take place at Echo Mountain Recording studios at 14 N French Broad Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. Our session starts at 7:00, so please plan to arrive ~15 minutes early to make sure you’re not late. I don’t know where you should park – sorry!

At Echo Mountain we will sing two pieces: our Esa Einai (long version exactly as on the website) and we will join others for Ki Va Mo’ed.

So, see you 2:30-4:00 this Sunday – hope you can make it!

Much love,
James

 

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 02/19 – SUNDAY 2:30 pm rehearsal
  • 02/22 – 7:00 PM *** Recording session ***
  • 02/24 – 6:30 call lead services, with Billy
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 03/24 – 6:15 call Services with DANNY MASENG (possible no James)
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal agenda for February 8, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Tonight Isaac will lead you in preparation for our service 2/24. Thank you in advance for pulling together to create a productive, enjoyable, and meaningful rehearsal.

Here’s the cue sheet: Cue Sheet 20170224

On the Leonard Cohen L’cha Dodi (to the tune of his Halleluyah) we’ll just sing on the refrain. You can practice that if you like – you can get a sense of it here: https://youtu.be/UMm8xGMRcmA

See you Sunday 2/19 if you can make it then!

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Review the service
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar review, etc.
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Continue to review the service
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/19 – SUNDAY 2 pm rehearsal
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 – 6:30 call lead services, with Billy
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 03/24 – 6:15 call Services with DANNY MASENG (possible no James)
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal agenda for January 25, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Tonight as you remember I won’t be there, and Isaac’s whole family has come down with the flu. So, Sarah Kim will start the rehearsal, and Frankie will join at 8-ish. Thank you in advance for pulling together to create a productive, enjoyable, and meaningful rehearsal.

The musical goal for tonight is to prepare for leading services on Friday. Here’s the cue sheet: Kesher Service 2017

The emotional goal I’d propose for tonight is to be together in joy and in difficulty. The spiritual goal could be to recognize and appreciate our Oneness. Enjoy!

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Review the service
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar, new pieces, duet/trios
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Continue to polish the service
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 01/27 – 6:30 call lead services (Isaac)
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/19 – SUNDAY 2 pm rehearsal
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 – 6:30 call lead services, with Billy
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 03/24 – 6:15 call Services with DANNY MASENG (possible no James)
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal agenda January 18, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Looking forward to a great rehearsal with you tonight – my last until 2/19!

Billy has been coordinating the Maseng visit and there are two new pieces we’ll focus on tonight: his Ein Keloheinu and Ma Tovu. We might not continue with V’shamru.

Click the links above to get sheet music and recordings (not for distribution).

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Start learning new Maseng pieces
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar, new pieces, duet/trios
  • 8:00 – 8:20: Continue to tighten Esa Einai
  • 8:20 – 8:50: Review potential pieces for 1/27 services, polish a few pieces
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 01/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 01/27 – 6:30 call lead services (Isaac)
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/19 – SUNDAY 2 pm rehearsal
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 – 6:30 call lead services, with Billy
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 03/24 – 6:15 call Services with DANNY MASENG (possible no James)
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal agenda January 11, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Welcome to 2017! We have an exciting year planned for the choir, starting with a bang this spring – a recording session and Danny Maseng!

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Start learning new Maseng V’shamru
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar, new pieces, duet/trios
  • 8:00 – 8:20: Sectionals on Esa Einai
  • 8:20 – 8:50: Review potential pieces for 1/27 services, polish a few pieces
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 01/11 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 01/27 -6:30 call lead services (Isaac)
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (Isaac)
  • 02/19 – SUNDAY 2 pm rehearsal
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 -6:30 call lead services, with Billy
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/24 –6:15 call Services with… *** DANNY MASENG ***
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 -6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 -6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 -6:30 call lead services

Services December 16, 2016

Kol Simcha,

Looking forward to singing with you tonight! Call is 6:30. Here’s an updated cue sheet reflecting the changes we discussed in rehearsal: Cue Sheet 20161216

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 12/16 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 01/11 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/27 -6:30 call lead services
  • 02/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • [02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 -6:30 call lead services
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/24 –6:15 call Services with… *** DANNY MASENG ***
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 -6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 -6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 -6:30 call lead services

 

Rehearsal agenda December 7, 2015

Dear Kol Simcha,

Choir rehearsal again tonight to polish up our Jewish Music Spectacular on 12/16! Tonight we’ll focus on music, next week we’ll actually run the show with microphones and speaking and the whole works!

Note the schedule through June below.

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Review 12/16 service
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Continue reviewing 12/16 service
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 12/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/16 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 01/11 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/27 -6:30 call lead services
  • 02/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • [02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 -6:30 call lead services
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/24 –6:15 call Services with… *** DANNY MASENG ***
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 -6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 -6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 -6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal Agenda for November 30, 2016

Dear Kol Simcha,

Yay – we get to sing together again! We have three rehearsals to prepare for leading services on 12/16.

Here’s the draft cue sheet: dec-16-2016-outline

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Review 12/16 service
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Continue reviewing 12/16 service
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 12/07 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/16 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 01/11 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 01/27 -6:30 call lead services
  • 02/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 02/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • [02/15 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 02/22 – *** recording session – time TBD ***
  • 02/24 -6:30 call lead services
  • 03/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/24 –6:15 call Services with… *** DANNY MASENG ***
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/28 -6:30 call lead services
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (James out)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/24 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/26 -6:30 call lead services
  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 -6:30 call lead services

Rehearsal agenda for November 11, 2016

Dear Kol Simcha,

I’m so grateful for your voices of joy! Even though I won’t physically be with you for tonight’s rehearsal, I am glad to know that you’re going to have a wonderful time singing together in solidarity, led by Isaac, to prepare for services this Friday night! Brotherhood’s Veteran’s Day service is always moving and meaningful, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Here’s the draft cue sheet: 20161111-cue-sheet-brotherhood-veterans-day

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:15: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:15 – 7:50: Review 11/11 service
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Continue reviewing 11/11 service
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 11/09 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/11 – lead services
  • 11/30 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/07 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/16 – lead services

Rehearsal Agenda for October 26, 2016

Dear Kol Simcha,

I’m so proud of how beautifully you sang throughout High Holidays and Hard Lox! I’ve been directing temple choirs on and off for over 15 years, and that was some of the finest work I’ve heard. Your combination of technical skill, mindfulness, and ruach was extraordinary.

And we get to sing together again this week – leading services this Friday night! I’d like to finally learn the beautiful Ma’ariv Aravim that Emily brought to us months ago. You’re going to love it!

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:15: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:15 – 7:50: Learn new Ma’ariv
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Polish up Shabbat pieces
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 10/28 – lead services
  • 11/09 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/11 – lead services
  • 11/30 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/07 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/16 – lead services