Orchestra Information

Roy Wiseman is once again conducting our Messiah.

Dress: Men: tuxedos; Women: formal long black

Rehearsal Schedule for Friday, December 21st: 3:30 to 6:30

3:30 - Rehearsal with strings and harpsichord

3:45 - Paul Shikany, tenor: "Comfort ye" & "Every valley"

4:00 - Krysty Swann, mezzo: "Then shall the eyes," "Behold a virgin" & "O thou that tellest"

4:20 - Krysty Swann and Lielle Berman: "He shall feed his flock"

4:30 - Lielle Berman, soprano: "There were shepards," "And the angel said," "And suddenly there was,' and "Rejoice greatly"

4:45 - Break

5:00 - Jorell Williams, bass/baritone: "Thus saith the Lord," "But who may abide," "For behold," & "The people that walked"

5:30 - Rehearsal with oboes and choir

6:30 - Break with dinner in the kitchen

7:10 - Trumpet carols

7:30 - Performance


Oboes: come at 5:30 to rehearse with the chorus and then rehearse the Overture.

Trumpets: come at 7:00 to play Christmas carols in the choir loft, and then play the performance.

Timpanist: come to play the performance. (You're welcome to come at 6:20 to play the Halleluia chorus with us.)


Confirmed roster:

Violins: Cyrus Stevens, Perry Ellliot, Claudia Tondi, Diane Orson, Lisa Kugelman

Viola: Ann Drinan

Cello: Julie Ribchinsky

Bass: Joe Russo

Harpsichord: Christa Rakich

Oboes: Olav van Hezewijk & Marta Bortagis

Trumpets: Julia & Andrew Caruk

Timpani: Doug Perry


Rehearsal Pianists:

Ingeborg Schimmer

Kyle Swann