In honor of Roger Vogel’s The Nature of the Cat, we present Meridian Cats…
Soprano and Alto Sectionals, March 20th and 21st, 2023
Composer Visits: Thursday, February 23, 2023 and Thursday, March 2, 2023
WOW! We were so lucky to have composer visits TWO WEEKS IN A ROW!
On February 23rd composer Sally Coenen came to our rehearsal to talk about the piece she arranged for us, “A Thousand Thanks”. This piece was originally written for solo soprano and piano; this past fall Stacie and Sally talked about how the text would be so perfect for a piece for women’s chorus…and Sally arranged it as a gift to us! A thousand thanks go out to Sally…we’re really looking forward to singing it in our spring concert on April 30th.
On March 2nd we welcomed composer Roger Vogel to our rehearsal. Roger has given us the use of his song cycle The Nature of the Cat for our upcoming spring concert. We were very interested to hear about his process for researching and writing, and also about his experiences playing harmonica as well. In addition, he talked about the changes in technology over the years, and showing us the kinds of calligraphy pens he worked with back in the 70s and 80s. It was a great visit, and we are working hard to do his wonderful, comical piece justice!
Lunch and a Movie: Thursday, January 12, 2023
We had a great lunch together, watched the movie Florence Foster Jenkins, and picked up music in advance of next week’s rehearsal–what a great afternoon!
Many thanks to Whit Richardson and Taziki’s Cafe for donating Mediterranean Salad and fixings for all of us–YUM!