How time flies! February 16th is but two weeks away. Preparations for the recording session are proceeding well. The Mandurah Concert Band have been practicing the new arrangement of 'Each Moment' written by Krispin Maesalu. Here's a snippet of the closing moments of their second rehearsal (recorded on Walter's tablet). What wonderful accompaniment to your singing. What a treat! I hope you are finding a little time to practice your singing at home so that the rehearsal time on the day will be more about polishing than 'note bashing'. If you haven't done so already, you can find your practice music here.
What to wear on the day? I suggest you wear your choir's formal costume when performing in a concert (but DO NOT wear any GREEN clothing or accessory as it will seem to disappear in the video).
TOP SECRET: You may have the opportunity to be part of a stunning 'flash mob' happening when the final Each Moment movie, in which you will appear, at the 2014 Mandurah Proms. Picture the scene.
The house lights dim and the screening of the Each Moment movie begins. As the song reaches the A cappella section, a new audio dynamic starts to flood the auditorium, as singers who were also present at the recording session stand, be they in the audience or on stage, and join in by singing the song live and with great gusto. During this time, the house and stage lights are brought up enough to illuminate flash mob singers in the audience and those clustered on stage. At the end of the A cappella section, the concert band, waiting patiently on stage, suddenly bursts into action at full song to take the place of the recorded sound track to overwhelm the senses of all present!
It could be HUGE! Although the 'flash mob' will only perform the final 50 seconds of the song (chorus and finale) together and live, it will certainly be a moment to remember... and, as all ELM items presented at the Proms are to be professionally recorded in HD video and uploaded to the Internet, you could be part of something that goes viral.
Psssst! Keep the news among yourselves though, as the impact of a flash mob relies on it being a surprise to those in the audience.
Don't forget, your rehearsal and recording session details are:
Fishtrap Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Tce, Mandurah (meeting in the foyer)
16th Feb 2014. 1:00 p.m. 'til 4:00 p.m.
Your normal formal choir costume (but NO GREEN please)
Your sheet music in a black folder (yes, folders are permitted).
A change of clothing if you like.
Water, snacks etc