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MEMBER GUIDELINES—Fall 2017


Concerts—Saturday Dec 2, 7:00 p.m., and Sunday Dec 3,  3:00 p.m., both at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor; Sunday Dec 10, 3:00 p.m., at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. Please plan to be there at 5:30 p.m for the evening concert and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon concerts.

"Dress" rehearsals—Tuesday Nov 28 is our last rehearsal. Friday Dec 1  is our dress rehearsal. Both will be  at 7:00 p.m. at St. Saviour's Church in Bar Harbor.  Note that concert dress is not required at the dress rehearsal. There will also be a rehearsal at St. Andrew on Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm.

Rehearsals—Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth (121 Bucksport Rd.) Please be in place and ready to sing at 7:00. (Note: The last 3 or 4 rehearsals in Ellsworth may be extended by 15-20 minutes. This additional time will allow us to spend less time standing on the risers during the rehearsals at St. Saviour's.) The last rehearsal at the Unitarian Church, on Nov 21, is intended to be a performance-worthy run-through of the entire program.

Fees—Dues: $40. Cost of music: $35. Checks are to be made out to the Acadia Choral Society. Dues may be paid in two installments; in case of need, scholarships for dues are available. Please contact the chorus treasurer, Gerry Gregersen (gerrykg123@gmail.com), for any special arrangements.

Attendance—You will be allowed three absences per semester. If you know that you will miss two or more rehearsals in a row, please notify Barbara Thompson at rehearsal prior to your absence. Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory. If you must drop out of the chorus for any reason, please contact the chorus president, Michael Marion, at 288-4884.

(Note: Exceptions to the three-absences guideline are made at the director's discretion. However, please make attendance a top priority. We work most effectively and efficiently when everyone is present.)

Weather cancellations—If a rehearsal will be canceled because of weather, the phone tree will be activated by 3:00 p.m., so please be sure that we have a number where you can be reached.

Concert dress—Women: White blouse, black long skirt or black slacks. Men: White long-sleeved shirt, black trousers.  Please refrain from wearing perfumes and other products that are scented, as some choir members are sensitive to this.

Recordings—Study CD's are available for each voice part. There are also links to recordings on our website (www.acadiachoralsociety.org).

Guest music director—This fall’s rehearsals and concerts will be directed by Molly Webster.  

Board of directors—

Michael Marion, president                    David Cuthbertson, vice president                         Sue Pennington, secretary                   Gerry Gregersen, treasurer                                        Pat Welch                                             Christina McGowan                                                   Pat Summerer                                      Dawn Bennett                                                   Howard Evans                                      George Kidder

Program—

Bogoroditse Djevo............................. Arvo Pärt
Ave Maria........................................Javier Busto
Rosa Mystica....................Chrysogonus Waddell
Et in terra pax..................................John Purifoy
Gloria...............................................Bob Chilcott                                            I. Gloria in excelsis Dei                                                                                  II. Domine Daus                                                                                            III. Qui tollis peccata mundi                                                                         IV. Quoniam tu solus sanctus                                                                           

                               INTERMISSION

Villagers All.................................Dwight Bigler
Glow..............................................Eric Whitacre
Christmas Night..................Kim Andre Arnesen
Light One Candle.....PPM, Arr., Robert Cormier
Still, Still, Still.................Arr. Matthew Culloton
O Holy Night.............................. Adolphe Adam
Here Comes the Light..........................John Yane

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