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,