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

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