Services tonight

Dear Kol Simcha,

I still don’t know if we’re having services inside or outside. We’ll find out and enjoy whatever it is! The dress is our latest standard: black, white, gray, silver, and optional purple. I recommend sensible shoes in case we’re outside.

Here’s the final cue sheet: Cue Sheet 2017 06 30

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold). Countdown to High Holidays in parentheses.

  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 7/12 – 7 pm rehearsal (10) – tentative
  • 7/19 – 7 pm rehearsal (9) – Vance
  • 7/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (8) – Vance
  • 7/28 – 6:30 call services – Vance
  • 8/02 – 7 pm rehearsal (7) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/09 – 7 pm rehearsal (6) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/13 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Retreat at Temple – Vance, James, Ensemble
  • 8/16 – 7 pm rehearsal (5) – Vance, Ensemble
  • 8/18 – 6:30 call services – Vance
  • 8/23 – 7 pm rehearsal (4) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/30 – 7 pm rehearsal (3) – Vance, ensemble
  • 9/06 – 7 pm rehearsal (2) – Vance, ensemble
  • 9/10 – 2 pm HOLD for possible tech rehearsal
  • 9/13 – 7 pm rehearsal (1)
  • 9/16 – 8 pm call, 10:45 services – Selichot
  • 9/17 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/20 – 6:30 pm call Erev RH
  • 9/21 – 9 am call RH Day 1
  • 9/22 – 9 am call RH Day 2
  • 9/24 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/29 – 6:30 call Kol Nidre
  • 9/30 – 9 am call YK
  • 10/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/27 – 6:30 call services
  • 11/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/10 – 6:30 call services
  • 12/06 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/13 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/15 – 6:30 call services

Rehearsal Agenda June 28, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Looking forward to singing with you at services this Friday night! Here’s a DRAFT cue sheet, which will likely have some changes: DRAFT Cue Sheet 2017 06 30

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold). Countdown to High Holidays in parentheses.

  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 7/12 – 7 pm rehearsal (10) – tentative
  • 7/19 – 7 pm rehearsal (9) – Vance
  • 7/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (8) – Vance
  • 7/28 – 6:30 call services – Vance
  • 8/02 – 7 pm rehearsal (7) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/09 – 7 pm rehearsal (6) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/13 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Retreat at Temple – Vance, James, Ensemble
  • 8/16 – 7 pm rehearsal (5) – Vance, Ensemble
  • 8/18 – 6:30 call services – Vance
  • 8/23 – 7 pm rehearsal (4) – Vance, ensemble
  • 8/30 – 7 pm rehearsal (3) – Vance, ensemble
  • 9/06 – 7 pm rehearsal (2) – Vance, ensemble
  • 9/10 – 2 pm HOLD for possible tech rehearsal
  • 9/13 – 7 pm rehearsal (1)
  • 9/16 – 8 pm call, 10:45 services – Selichot
  • 9/17 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/20 – 6:30 pm call Erev RH
  • 9/21 – 9 am call RH Day 1
  • 9/22 – 9 am call RH Day 2
  • 9/24 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/29 – 6:30 call Kol Nidre
  • 9/30 – 9 am call YK
  • 10/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/27 – 6:30 call services
  • 11/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/10 – 6:30 call services
  • 12/06 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/13 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/15 – 6:30 call services

Rehearsal agenda June 14, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Yes, there’s rehearsal tonight as planned! Looking forward to singing with you again after a little break!!

Note the updated schedule below. The services dates are firm, as is the retreat (please hold 8/13). The rehearsals in the summer I’m still working to confirm with Vance, so please just pencil them in.

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold). Countdown to High Holidays in parentheses.

  • 06/14 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/21 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/28 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 06/30 – 6:30 call lead services
  • 7/12 – 7 pm rehearsal (7)
  • 7/19 – 7 pm rehearsal (6)
  • 7/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (5)
  • 7/28 – 6:30 call services
  • 8/09 – 7 pm rehearsal (4)
  • 8/13 – 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Retreat at Temple
  • 8/16 – 7 pm rehearsal (3)
  • 8/18 – 6:30 call services
  • 9/06 – 7 pm rehearsal (2)
  • 9/13 – 7 pm rehearsal (1)
  • 9/16 – Selichot
  • 9/17 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/20 – 6:30 pm call Erev RH
  • 9/21 – 9 am call RH Day 1
  • 9/22 – 9 am call RH Day 2
  • 9/24 – 2 pm Tech rehearsal
  • 9/29 – 6:30 call Kol Nidre
  • 9/30 – 9 am call YK
  • 10/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/25 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 10/27 – 6:30 call services
  • 11/01 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/08 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 11/10 – 6:30 call services
  • 12/06 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/13 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 12/15 – 6:30 call services

Services tonight

Dear Kol Simcha,

Looking forward to singing with you tonight! 6:30 call

Here’s the cue sheet: Cue Sheet – 2017-05-26

 

The dress for tonight is monochromatic (black, white, gray, or silver) with anything purple if you want (but you don’t have to).

Much love,

James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 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 May 10, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

I’ve been hearing such wonderful things about you! So happy and grateful you’re keeping choir going strong.

Another treat this week with Sarah Kim leading the May 10th rehearsal, focusing on Jane’s pieces for the talent show and the CD release party! Please make sure you have a copy of the following 3 pieces, which I recommend you focus the rehearsal on:

  • Jane’s “I Forgot about the Stars”
  • Jane’s “Yihiyu” – I believe she wants us to sing with her for the CD release party
  • McMahon “Esa Einai” – dust it off for the CD release party, and see if we can really get those opening chords right. Review notes all the way through.

See you next week when I’ll finally join you again for our 5/17 rehearsal!

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (Sarah Kim leads)
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/20 – Talent Show
  • 05/21 – CD Release Party (perform Esa Einai)
  • 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

Choir Schedule

Dear Kol Simcha,

Even though I won’t see you in person until May 17, the choir is actually quite busy for the next few weeks! Please note the schedule below.

Much love,
James

P.S. – here’s a note to you from Abby:

Hi everybody! I miss you!
Some of you had mentioned an interest in seeing my school musical, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. I am a townsperson, a waltzer, and a featured soloist. The shows are Thursday April 27 and Friday April 28 @ 7:30, and Saturday April 29 @ 2 and 7:30. To buy tickets, go to this link: https://tcrhs.buncombeschools.org/clubs/musical/ and click on the link underneath the coach. If you have any questions, you can email me at abby@zimmymail.com. It’s gonna be a great show, I hope to see you there!! 🎶
~ Abby 🌺🎶

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 04/23 – 6:15 call for Yom HaShoa service at 7:00 (no James) – Sarah Kim leads. “Even When God Was Silent” and “Eli Eli”.
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James) – Sarah Kim leads. Focus on 4/28 shabbat service – see draft cue sheet here: 20170428 Cue Sheet – Zara Bat Mitzvah. Check in with “Stars”.
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services (no James) – Sarah Kim leads
  • 05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James) – Jane leads review of “Stars”
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/20 – Talent Show
  • 05/21 – CD Release Party (perform Esa Einai)
  • 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 TUESDAY April 18, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

We moved our next rehearsal to TUESDAY April 18 due to my travel schedule – thanks so much for your flexibility!

We have three things to prepare for: Yom HaShoa 4/23 (“Even When God Was Silent” and “Eli Eli”), Services 4/28, and the Talent Show 5/20 (Jane’s beautiful new piece).

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Yom HaShoa pieces
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar review, etc.
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Yom HaShoa & talent show
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 04/18 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/23 – 6:15 call for Yom HaShoa service at 7:00 (no James) – Sarah Kim leads
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James) – Sarah Kim leads
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services (no James) – Sarah Kim leads
  • 05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James) – Jane leads review of “Stars”
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/20 – Talent Show
  • 05/21 – CD Release Party (perform Esa Einai)
  • 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 April 5, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

Remember how we were holding tonight as an optional rehearsal? Well, lets do it, if you can. The reason is because I won’t be able to be with you much this month, but I can be there tonight.

We have three things to prepare for: Yom HaShoa 4/23 (“Even When God Was Silent” and “Eli Eli”), Services 4/28, and the Talent Show 5/20 (a world debut of a new Jane Roman Pitt piece – shhh – it’s a secret).

Rehearsal agenda

  • 6:45 – 7:00: Get settled and schmooze time!
  • 7:00 – 7:20: Focusing, warmup, and vocal coaching
  • 7:20 – 7:50: Yom HaShoa
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Business – calendar review, etc.
  • 8:00 – 8:55: Yom HaShoa & talent show
  • 8:55 – 9:00: Closing prayers

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 04/05 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James)
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/23 – 6:15 call for Yom HaShoa service at 7:00 (no James)
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James)
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services (no James)
  • [05/10 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James)]
  • 05/17 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 05/20 – Talent Show
  • 05/21 – CD Release Party (perform Esa Einai)
  • 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 March 15, 2017

Dear Kol Simcha,

We’ll continue work on the pieces for our Maseng service next week. Sheet music and recordings may be found here (though we won’t prepare all of these): Maseng pieces for March 24, 2017

Also, here’s an interim mix of the Esa Einai we recorded – congrats! Esa Einai

Rehearsal agenda

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

Much love,
James

Choir Schedule (services in bold)

  • 03/15 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 03/22 – 7 pm rehearsal (Billy + SKW)
  • 03/24 – 6:15 call Services with DANNY MASENG (Billy)
  • 04/05 – consider adding this rehearsal?
  • 04/12 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James)
  • 04/19 – 7 pm rehearsal
  • 04/26 – 7 pm rehearsal (no James)
  • 04/28 – 6:30 call lead services (no James)
  • [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 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