meeting March 22

The timing is awful, I know, but our next meeting/rehearsal is set for 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 22. It’s the day before Easter, the busiest time of the year for church musicians . . . but I didn’t want to skip a rehearsal and go a month without getting together.

Note the time: 4 p.m, not 4:15 as for the last two meetings. Rehearsal will be held in the nursery at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. I thank our friends at Fatima for being so welcoming to us.

The nursery is at the back of the church building. If you show up and don’t see anyone, wander in and go down the hall to the left of the church proper. Go through a set of doors and meander until you see a room marked (presumably) nursery.

I now have a portable keyboard we can use to review parts on the polyphonic pieces. Download the rehearsal packet, which includes some simple polyphony by Palestrina, Monteverdi, and Hassler. Click the Downloads and Resources tab to get copies of Jubilate Deo (a collection of chant) and “An Idiot’s Guide to Square Notes.”

I hope to see you Saturday.