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Ladies’ Night Out recruits new members


Tuesday, Jan. 7 - RUTLAND - The 2014 Season of Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus will be starting up on Tuesday, Jan. 7 with a Musicking session at Lucy Allen Tenenbaum Voice Studio for potential new members. Any interested women singers ages 14-80 should contact Lucy to get directions and share information in preparation for that evening.
Choir rehearsals start Jan. 14, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., and will run through April 22 in Rutland at the Middle School Music Room. Concerts are April 26-27 and May 2 and 6. The fee to join the chorus is $25 or waived if necessary for participation. The program is "The Many Faces of Love" and will include music in French, German, Latin and English by composers including Gwyneth Walker, Clara Schumann, Morten Lauridsen, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Z. Randall Stroop and others. A centerpiece of the program, expressing the love of God, will be the arrangement of Psalm 8 by Dan Forrest, "Adonai, Adonenu" for women's voices, piano, djembe and violin obbligato.
In addition to the large chorus a smaller a capella group, Ladies' Night Out Overtones, will be adding madrigals, Pachelbel's Canon and VoiceDance to the concerts, with separate rehearsal times negotiable by the final group. All voice parts for both the full chorus and small choir are welcome!
Ladies' Night Out Women's Chorus has been performing in the Rutland area since 1987, and since 2000, under the direction of Conductor Lucy Allen Tenenbaum. Rehearsal and performance pianist is Leslie Klami of Hampton NY, and Glendon Ingalls will provide his musical skills for the performances on Bass and other instruments as necessary. Singers are not required to read music, although it does help. Early in the season we provide a sectional rehearsal for each voice part, and Mp3 recordings are available from those sessions for learning purposes. Each rehearsal includes a warm-up that is a mini-voice lesson, and most importantly, every rehearsal has a social time for making friends and sharing good food. The process of learning the music is equally important to the finished product, and having fun along the way is essential.