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  • 2-17-24 Reminders:

    • Please see the updated Set-List emailed to you.  Jazz Singers, please note changes on Pg. 2.

    • Our April 13 Saturday workshop is confirmed (at the Nakano), 9-12 pm. We may or may not perform the 11 am preview at El Camino. Either way, the committment is 9-12 (possibly 12:15 pm)

    • Please listen to the full recording of Bruno here. It is also on the Set List. 

    •  Please note the Section Leaders: 

      • Sop 1-Colleen Charles

      • Sop 2-Suzy Husner

      • Alto-Claire Lyons

      • Tenor-Susan Suhr

      • Bass-Hal Williams

    • We will sing Bruno (#21) to try to get it back on track this Monday in addition to the other songs planned (#6, 20, and 1)

    • Jazz Singers: 6-7:15 pm, TCC Full: 7:30—9:30 pm

  • 2-4-24 Reminders:

    • Out of an abundance of caution, due to the hazardous weather conditions, we will not be having rehearsal or meeting tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 5) for the Torrance Civic Chorale or the Torrance Jazz Singers. Please take this time to spend with your families and friends and possibly practice your parts. (Please see latest set-list revised 2-4-24, e-mailed today).

    • We will return to our regular schedule on Fab. 12 (6 pm and 7:30 pm).

    • Please stay warm and dry and be safe.

  • 2-2-24 Reminders:

    • Please see set-list with links e-mailed to you. Thank you Susan for all your work making tracks! 

    • Please spread the word we can still enroll members for another week. 

    • Section Leaders will work on the seating chart on Monday. If you need to be absent please send me, your section leader, or Linda the info. Per the syllabus and the City of Torrance site, we have a maximum 3-absence policy. Please let me know if you need to be absent for more than this and explain the situation.

    • Jazz Singers meet beginning at 6 pm on Monday, Feb. 5.

    • REHEARSALS:

      • Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26March 4, 11, 18, 26,April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

      • April 13 or 20 (TBA) AMMay 2 (tent.)

    • PERFORMANCES

      • April 13 or 20, TBA (AM)

      • May 3

      • April 6 and April 19 (Jazz Singers)

  • 1-31-24 Reminders:

    • Great rehearsal last night!

    • Please see updated set-list sent to all current members through e-mail. Please e-mail Dr. Trimis at TCCDirector@torranceca.gov if you have not received it. 

    • The Disney Spectacular is still running a little long so we may not be done editing it! 

    • For next week, we will run any music we have already learned and work #21 We Don't Talk About Bruno, #14 Lion King, and #6 Beauty and the Beast (time permitting)

    • The TCC Jazz Singers rehearsals will begin at 6 pm starting next week, Feb. 5. Please join us if you are up to the challenge! We are performing at 2 jazz festivals this session, April 6 (Oceanside) and April 19 (Fullerton).

    • Have a great week!

  • 1/16/24 Reminders:

    • Please see updated set-list e-mailed to everyone. Click the TITLE of the music for a PDF of the sheet music (you can download to view on a computer, i-Pad, or other device). Click the voice part (SATB), accompaniment, or all/full choir for MP3s to use to practice.

    • We have confirmed that CSU Dominguez Hills choir will be our guest artist. Orchestra/band is still being finalized.

    • Jazz Singers return on Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 pm. The "little group" is open to enrolled Torrance Civic Chorale members and will rehearse each Monday from 6:30-7:20 pm. Please realize that this group is an additional commitment and if you are not available for the additional performances and will not have time to learn another set of music, this may not be the group for you. The Jazz Singers are performing in jazz festivals on April 6 and April 19 and the festival music is in addition to the Disney music and must be memorized. 

    • Returners, please bring back all music from the Winter Concert on Monday. An early reminder, we will need to collect all of the current music on May 3 after the concert.

    • We will have auditions for solos about a month before the May 4 concert. Some solos may be assigned and some solos may be sung by entire sections instead of as a solo.

    • We will have nametags, section leaders, and a seating chart soon.

    • Lastly, we can still enroll new members! Tell your friends and contacts. Auditions for new members will be at 9:30- pm on Monday, Jan. 22.

  • 1/10/24 Reminders:

    • There is no rehearsal/class on Monday, Jan. 15 (MLK Day)

    • We return on Monday, Jan.22, with the Jazz Singers meeting 6:30-7:20 pm and regular rehearsal 7:30-9:30 pm. Jazz Singers is an open group, however, please realize the additional commitment required (additional music to learn/memorize, additional rehearsals and performances).

    • Please review the syllabus and set-list sent to your e-mail. 

      • The set-list will continue to be updated as we have more tracks recorded and music digitized. 

      • Click the title for a pdf of the music. Feel free to add to your i-pad to use in rehearsal and performance.

      • Check your voice part for an mp3 of your part to practice with on your phone or device. Some accompaniment tracks and full vocal tracks are also included.

    • In the next few weeks we will generate a seating chart, and name tags for everyone, and start to finalize our wardrobe decisions and set-list.

    • Looking forward to our next meeting on Jan. 22!

  • 1/8/24 Reminders: 

    • Looking forward to our new session starting tonight! See you at 7:15 pm!!!!

  • 12/16/23 Reminders:

    • LA County Holiday Celebration Christmas Eve Show Reminders:

      • Monday, Dec. 18, we will rehearse at El Camino College, NOT THE NAKANO!

        • We will be rehearsing in the same space as we did on November 18. 

        • The Music Building is in the northwest corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Blvd. I recommend putting “El Camino College Police Department” in any online search for directions. The address to the school itself is misleading.

      • Rehearsal for Christmas Eve Event

        • Monday, December 18 at 7:00-8:00 PM

        • Haag Recital Hall, Music Building, El Camino College

      • There will be no rehearsal on Dec. 24. Call time/performance time, TBA but we will arrive at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion no earlier than 2:30 pm and complete the performance no later than 5 pm.

  • 12/16/23 Reminders:

    • Congrats on a great concert Dec. 8!  "A Winter Holiday" was a opther example of how the TCC  continues to  improve every session! Thank you for all your hard work! See everyone o n January 8, 2024! (New members at 5 pm, everyone else at 7:30 pm) . There is no rehearsal/class on January 15!

  • 11/26/23 Reminders:

    • Ads for the 12/8/23 program.

      • Last day to submit Ad: Monday, November 27.

      • If submitting via email, please include “TCC Program Ad” in subject line. In body of email include Ad size, method of payment to “Torrance Chorale Friends” and your name. 

      • Attach .pdf, .png, .jpg or.pdf file. All 1/4, 1/2 and full page ads must be copy ready.

      • Send to: disneyjedi@aol.com

    • Week of Nov. 27

      •  Mon., 11/27: Nakano Rehearsal (regular schedule)

      • Tues., 11/28: Perform at Torrance City Hall (City Council), Call-6 pm, Perform-6:30 pm. Dress-Red Polo Shirts + holiday accessories

      • Thurs., 11/30: Perform at Torrance Memorial Medical Center Festival, Call-5:15 pm, Perform-6:00 pm. Dress-Red Polo Shirts + holiday accessories

      • Sat., 12/2: Rehearsal at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (12/24 performers only). Call-1:50 am, Rehearsal-11:20 am

    • Week of Dec. 4

      • Mon., 12/4: Armstrong Theatre Rehearsal (6-10 pm, all)

      • Wed., 12/6: Perform at Torrance Women's Club.Call-12 pm, Perform-12:30 pm. Dress-Red Polo Shirts + holiday accessories

      • Friday, 12/8/23: Perform at Armstrong Theatre. Singers Call-5:30 pm, Instrumentalists Call-4:45 pm Rehearsal-5-7 pm. Dress-Formal Dress

  • 11/14/23 Reminders:

    • Thank you all for hanging in there as we get closer and closer to our very busy performance month! We are going to try to finalize car pools for Music Center events on Nov. 20.

    • Tickets: Tickets for 12/8 are now available (screenshots attached). Your family and friends can access tickets at https://torr-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/TORR/?cts_legacy_app

    • Rehearsals: Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 (6-10 pm), Dec. 18 (Music Center Event performers, only) and Dec. 2 (Music Center Event performers only, 10:45-11:45 am). 

    • Performances: See below.

      • Torrance City Council (11/28/23)  CALL: 6:15 pm. PERFORM: 7:00-7:20 pm DRESS: Red Polo/Dark Skirt or Slacks

      • Torrance Memorial Holiday Festival (11/30/23) CALL5:15 pm PERFORM: 6:00-6:30 pm DRESS: Red Polo/Dark Skirt or Slacks

      • Torrance Women's Club Event (12/6/23) CALL12:00 pm PERFORM: 12:45-1:30 pm DRESS: Red Polo/Dark Skirt or Slacks

      • A Winter Holiday Formal Concert (12/8/23) CALL: 5:45 pm PERFORM: 7:30-10 pm DRESS: Formal Concert Dress

      • LA County Holiday Celebration (12/24/23) CALL: TBA (earliest, 2 pm) PERFORM: TBA (latest, 5:45-6 pm) DRESS: Formal Concert Dress

  • 10/30/23 Reminders:

    • Music Center Event:

      • Rehearsal on 12/2, Call Time: 10:50 am. Sing at 11:20 or 11:40. Done by 12:30 pm. We will organize carpools tonight.

      • Soundcheck on 12/24 (AM) if we have one. We may not need to.

      • Performance on 12/24 is still to be set, but it will be between 3 and 6 pm. Call time is one hour before we sing.

    • Reminders:

      • Rehearsals: 10/30, 11/6, 11/11 (Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am), 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4 (6-10 pm), 12/18 (if singing on 12/24).

      • Performances: 11/30 (Torrance Memorial, 5:30-6:30), 12/6 (Torrance Women's Club, 6:30-7:30 pm), 12/8 (Concert, 5:45-10 pm), 12/24 (Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 2-6 pm)

  • 9/26/23 Reminders:

    • Please be sure to register this week if you have not yet registered. Please share with your best singing friends and co-workers we have a seat and choir folder waiting for them!

    • Please go to the set-list emailed to you for PDFs of the music and practice tracks.

    • Please confirm your participation on 12/24 (and an hour on 12/2) and return your form.

    • Tentatively, we will sing this music on 10/2/23:

      • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

      • Hallelujah Chorus

      • Sing We of Hanukah

      • Review of

        • We Believe

        • Eight Days of Lights

        • A Winter Holiday

  • 9/24/23 Reminders: 

    • Please confirm your avilability to perform on Dec. 24 at the Music Center (between 3-6 pm and warm-up. Will not be the whole time.

    • Please arrive early tomorrow (9/25/23) to pick-up new music.

      • TCC Jazz Singers: 6:15 pm​

      • Torrance Civic Chorale: 7:15 pm

  • 9/20/23 Updates

    • Thank you for a great rehearsal on Monday! What a fantastic opening session we had! thank you for your participation, dedication, and artistry!

    • Upcoming music to rehearse:

      • 9/18:

        • ​​Star Spangled Banner

        • Hark the Herald Angels Sing

        • Peace, Peace

        • A Winter Holiday

        • Holiday Road

        • Eight Days of Lights

      • 9/25:

        • Any music from 9/18 plus...

        • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

        • We Believe

        • Hallelujah Chorus

        • (The Christmas Dream)

        • (African Noel)

        • (Holiday Film Festival)

      • 10/2:

        • Any music from 9/18 and 9/25 plus...

        • The Twelve Days After Christmas

        • Everybody's Coming to Bethlehem Town

        • Sing We of Hanukah

        • A Christmas Carol

    • Rehearsals:

      • 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/11 (Saturday, 9 am-12 pm), 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/2 (Saturday, 1-hour, at the Music Center), 12/4, 12/18

    • Performances:

      • 11/7 or 11/12 (6-7 pm), 11/30 (5:30-6:30 pm), 12/6 (12:30-1 pm), 12/8 (6-10 pm), 12/24 2-6 pm/TBA)

    • COVID Precautions/Protocols:

      • We follow the City of Torrance policy. Masks are not required but recommended for anyone who is especially vulnerable to COVID. If someone tests positive for COVID, Isolate for 5 days (if you are no longer symptomatic after 5 days) and wear a mask through the 10th day. Please see La County guidance at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/

    • Music:

      • Please see set-list emailed to you. If you did not get the e-mail, please send me a remoinder at TCCDirector@torranceca.gov  Please note we will also will/may be singing The Christmas Dream, Star Spangled Banner, African Noel, and Holiday Film Festival. If possible, this music will be passed out on Monday. On the chart, click the music title for the PDF of the sheet music and the part-track for the practice track (S = soprano, A = alto, etc.). 6 people who need to bring $25 music deposit (check or cash).  They should come a little earlier to help us start on time.

    • Music Center Performance on 12/24:

      • We have more info and more on the way including everything show related such as contract, dress, show order, social media, rehearsal times, etc.

      • What we know:

        • Groups are required to attend and participate in a one-hour rehearsal on 12/2/2023

        • Groups will be assigned a mandatory spacing rehearsal or soundcheck time on either 12/22/2023, 12/23/2023, or the morning of 12/24/2023

        • Groups are required to complete all mandatory financial and production-related documents (e.g. TV release form, W9) by November 1, 2023

    • Enrollment:

      • 9 people who had not registered as of 9/18/23, 46 people in rehearsal on 9/23,2 people absent (but have registered). We are approaching 50! Nice! We still can add new members. Please spread the news! Next week we will have audition/interviews at 9:30 pm, right after rehearsal. Prospective members should come at 7:30 pm to rehearse and then meet with me afterward. Returners do not need to audition. 17 and 18 year olds may join if they are approved by their high school choir teacher.

    • Roster: A roster will be sent out as soon as it is final with information redacted as requested by members (such as address/phone). 

    • TCC Jazz Singers:

      • People who are interested in TCC Jazz Singers should come early - 6:15pm - to get music issued to them.  MUST be registered. Additional music will be learned and most of the music is in the jazz idiom which will include more microphones, 1 mic per singer when the group sings in 1-2 festivals in the Spring. Maximum of 16-18 members. If more than that want to join, we will need to hold auditions. Some of the music is 1 on a part and some is a cappella. Spring Jazz Festivals may include the Oceanside Vocal Jazz Festival and the Fullerton Jazz Festival. The group will be a community group performing in the college division. Here is a video from one of the great college vocal jazz ensembles to see what we are working towards, University of North Texas, Fascinating Rhythm. This week take a listen to New York Voices, The Real Group, Manhattan Transfer, Take Six, Idea of North, Lambert, Henricks, and Ross, and Singers Unlimited. Here is a list of some great vocal jazz groups (click)

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