Welcome to the HMC’s Winter Term 2015! Below is the scheduling information for each of the ensembles running this term.

When you sign up for an ensemble, you are making a commitment to attend every rehearsal, sectional, dress rehearsal, and concert for that term, this term that also includes a 3 day run out concert for Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra and Vesuvius Chamber Choir.

If by looking at the information below you realize that you cannot commit to your preferred ensemble, you may want to choose another that better fits your schedule. As always, if you have any questions, send Sarah an email sarah.krawiec@thehmc.ca or call at (902) 293 – 3482

For more information on our absence policy, click here.

Orchestra

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Full Rehearsals

Monday nights 8:00-10:00pm

Sectional Rehearsals

String sectional: Mondays 6:00-7:00pm *NEW
Wind Sectional: Mondays  7:00-8:00pm *NEW
Keyboard Sectional: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 pm *NEW
Brass/perc. Sectional: Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm *NEW

Dress Rehearsal & Concerts

March 16, 7:00-10:00pm – Dress Rehearsal
March 23, 5:45-6:15pm – Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Orchestra/Wind Ensemble Concert, “Rites”
March 24, 5:45-6:15pm –  Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble Concert, “Rites”

Exceptions

January 12 – No string or wind sectional
February 16-20 – No sectionals or rehearsal
March 9 – Keyboard Sectional 5:00-6:00pm
March 10 – No keyboard sectional
March 16 – Keyboard Sectional 5:00-6:00pm
March 16 – No wind sectional
March 17 – No keyboard sectional
March 19 – Brass/perc. Sectional 6:00-7:00pm

This term the Orchestra will be working on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”.

 

Choir

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Rehearsals

Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm

Dress Rehearsals & Concerts

March 7, 2:00-5:00pm – Dress rehearsal
March 10, 6:30 – Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Radio Head Concert
March 11, 6:30 – Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Radio Head Concert

Exceptions

February 17 – No rehearsal

 

This term the Choir will be working on Kid A Radio Head.

 

Jazz Program

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Rehearsals

Wednesday nights:
Vocal Jazz Workshop 5:00-6:30pm
Big Band 6:00-8:00pm
Jazz Combo – 8:00-10:00pm

Dress Rehearsals & Concerts

March 14, 4:00-5:30pm – Dress rehearsal (Vocal)
—————5:30-7:00pm – Dress rehearsal (Big Band)
—————7:30-10:00pm – Dress rehearsal (Jazz Combo)
March 17, 6:00pm – Sound Check (Big Band)
—————6:30pm – Sound Check (Jazz Combo)
—————8:00pm – Jazz Concert
March 18, 6:00pm – Sound Check (Big Band)
—————6:30pm – Sound Check (Jazz Combo)
—————8:00pm – Jazz Concert

Exceptions

February 18 – No rehearsal
March 11 – No rehearsal

This term the Jazz program will be working on lots of great Jazz standards, specifics TBA.

 

Wind Ensemble

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Rehearsals

Thursday nights from 8:00-10:00pm

Dress Rehearsals & Concerts

March 19, 7:00-10:00pm – Dress rehearsal
March 23, 6:30pm – Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Orchestra/Wind Ensemble Concert, “Rites”
March 24, 6:30pm –  Sound Check
—————8:00pm – Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble Concert, “Rites”

Exceptions

February 19 – No rehearsal

This term the wind ensemble will be working on Karel Husa’s “Music for Prague”.

 

Vesuvius Chamber Choir

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Rehearsals

Friday nights from 5:45-8:15pm

Dress Rehearsals & Concerts

March 27, 7:00-10:00pm – Dress rehearsal/sound check
March 28, 3:00-5:00pm – Messiah Sing Along
—————7:00pm – Messiah Concert (Halifax)
March 29, 7:00pm – Messiah Concert (Halifax)
April 3, 5:00-6:00pm – Travel to Mahone Bay
———–6:00pm – Sound check
———–7:30pm – Messiah Concert (Mahone Bay)
———–10:00pm – Travel to Yarmouth
April 4, 3:00-5:00pm – Messiah sing along rehearsal
————7:00pm – Sing along Messiah (Yarmouth)
April 5, 9:30-10:30am – Morning service rehearsal
————11:00-12:30pm – Morning Service
————1:00-2:00pm – Lunch
————5:00pm – Messiah concert (Yarmouth)
————8:30pm – Travel to Halifax

Exceptions

February 20 – No rehearsal
March 27 – No rehearsal

This term Vesuvius Chamber Choir will be working on Handel’s “Messiah”.

Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra

Orientation

January 12, 6:00-8:00pm, mandatory for all members

Rehearsals

Friday nights from 7:30-10:00pm

Dress Rehearsals & Concerts

March 27, 7:00-10:00pm – Dress rehearsal/sound check
March 28, 3:00-5:00pm – Messiah Sing Along
—————7:00pm – Messiah Concert (Halifax)
March 29, 7:00pm – Messiah Concert (Halifax)
April 3, 5:00-6:00pm – Travel to Mahone Bay
———–6:00pm – Sound check
———–7:30pm – Messiah Concert (Mahone Bay)
———–10:00pm – Travel to Yarmouth
April 4, 3:00-5:00pm – Messiah sing along rehearsal
———–7:00pm – Sing along Messiah (Yarmouth)
April 5, 9:30-10:30am – Morning service rehearsal
————11:00-12:30pm – Morning Service
————1:00-2:00pm – Lunch
————5:00pm – Messiah concert (Yarmouth)
————8:30pm – Travel to Halifax

Exceptions

February 20 – No rehearsal
March 27 – No rehearsal

This term Vesuvius Chamber Orchestra will be working on Handel’s Messiah.