Tuesday, November 27, 2007

More Specific String & Timpani Needs

I've gotten an update on the needs for the Judas Maccabaeus orchestra:
  • 2 violins or violas
  • 1 cello
  • 1 timpanist with access to timpani

Judas Maccabaeus Winds

Hi again,

In addition to string players, the previously-mentioned Handel oratorio sing-along could use a few more wind players, as follows:
  • 1 oboe
  • 1 bassoon
  • 1 French horn
  • 2 trumpets
Let me know if you're interested.

Rehearsal is December 2 at 7 PM, and the event is December 8 at 7 PM.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Judas Maccabaeus Still Accepting Players

I understand that there is still room in the orchestra for the Judas Maccabaeus sing-along scheduled for December 8.

This is a volunteer job, but it's one that I'm jumping on because I've always been curious about this, Handel's second-most-popular oratorio. The schedule is pretty light: rehearsal December 2, sing-along December 8.

If you're interested, shoot me a note.

And, of course, there's plenty of room for sing-alongers.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Brass Quintet Needs Trombonist

I'm aware of a brass quintet looking for a trombonist. The ensemble typically rehearses in the Silver Spring and Columbia areas, and plays occasional money-making gigs.

If this piques your interest, get in touch with me and I'll connect you with the group.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

December 8 Follow-Up

I have more information from Ron Isaacson, the director running the Judas Maccabeus sing December 8.

Orchestra: Rehearsal Sunday evening, December 2 at 7 PM. Possible rehearsal Wednesday, December 5 if needed.

Singers: "Non-instrumentalists are invited to sing or to listen, hopefully to sing. . . . If the singers want to come by on Monday, Dec.3 (7pm), and sit in while I work with my temple choir on Judas parts and other stuff, that would be o.k. with me."

This is a fund raiser for their congregation, so all singers and audience should expect to pay about $10 to get in. Sounds totally worth it, to me. I just bought a recording of the work so I'll know what to expect, and just getting to play or sing the final chorus should be quite rewarding.

Judas Maccabaeus Sing

Greetings, fellow musicians,

I hope the summer has been good to you.

I recently became aware of a "Judas Maccabaeus Sing" to be held at Congregation Or Chadash in Damascus December 8 at 7 in the evening. It is to be a fund raiser, and they're looking for volunteer musicians. The director, Ron Isaacson, writes "We can give the players letters of donation of time, for tax purposes."

I'm in, as I've always wanted to make an acquaintance with this oratorio. At last count, they still need 3 violins, 2 violas, and 2 cellos.

If you're interested in playing, send me a note and I'll get you in touch with the director.

Also, if you're interested in singing, let me know, and I'll update you when I've confirmed any chorus details.

Kind regards,


Saturday, February 24, 2007

Fauré Requiem

Trinity Lutheran Church in Bowie, MD, is presenting the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré as a part of their Easter Vigil, Saturday night, April 7. If you would like to be a part of the choir or orchestra, I would like to hear from you.