Thursday, May 7, 2015

CDs of our Concert

It's not too late to order CDs of our Concert at the Tabernacle.  They're $10 each (which includes shipping.)

Make your check payable and send it to:

IBV
4564 S. Thornwood
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

REMEMBER THAT TIME WE SANG IN THE TABERNACLE AND IT WAS AWESOME!?!?!?!?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Here's what we wear for the concert


You get to wear a black skirt that goes below the knee (the longer the better)
A black, long sleeve blouse (at least 3/4 sleeve)
AND....  A beautiful, mono colored scarf tied however you want!  Please choose a scarf that you feel beautiful in! Below you will see the Dixie State College Women's Choir and how beautiful and individual they all look.

Please make sure you choose your shoes wisely, unless you need to sit for the concert, you will be standing for a fair amount of time during the dress rehearsal and the entire concert.


Details for the day of our Tabernacle Concert

Details for our Tabernacle Concert

If you happen to be on the Wasatch Front Thursday night at 7pm, you are welcome to join the WAS North gals as they complete their final rehearsal.  We meet in the LDS chapel at 1495 W. Tamarack Road in Taylorsville.  It’s in the subdivision just east of the Salt Lake Community College on Redwood Road and 4700 S.

Dress Rehearsal:

Please plan on being in the Tabernacle by 2:20 so you can be ready to be seated in the choir loft right at 2:30.  We will rehearse from 2:30-5:00pm.

You may park in the Conference Center parking.  Give them your name and tell them you’re with the We Also Sing! South choir.

Enter the Tabernacle through the east doors and sit in the pews until we call you up to the loft.

Ladies who need to sit for the concert please sit on bench 1
Ladies who are 5'5" and under, please sit on benches 2-6
Ladies who are 5'6" and over, please sit starting bench 7 going back

You don’t have to be wearing your performance outfit but be aware there is really no place to change clothes (except in a bathroom stall) on the square.

Bring water to drink during the rehearsal.

You will be seated in sections by height.  Please remember to respond with a "thankyou" when our seating gals (who are very cool) ask you to move to another seat because you’ll look better there.

You will have one hour between the dress rehearsal and having to be back at the Tabernacle to eat and freshen up.  Please plan accordingly.  Many gals pack food from home. 

Please let all your friends and family know about our event.  We want to have a big crowd at our performance. 

Our concert starts at 6:30 and lasts one hour. 

There are no tickets required for this event.

Please let your family and friends know that the minimum age for this concert is 8. 

No babies, please (as our concert will be recorded).

Be kind and gracious, always remembering your P's and Q's.

You may purchase CDs of our concert for $10 each (which will include the cost of shipping and padded envelope).
These CDs make great Christmas and Birthday presents and help with choir rehearsal withdrawal --- which you may have on April 26…. Just sayin’

Please send your payment for the performance CDs to:
Infinity Business Ventures
4564 S. Thornwood Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

We will ship the CDs one week after we receive the master from Temple Square Concert Series.










Monday, March 9, 2015

Hiki Mai Chant




Hiki mai e nā pua i ka laʻie

Ke piʻi a’e la ka mauna kiʻekiʻe

Haʻa mai na kama me ka makua

He wehi pūlama aʻo ke kupuna

E kaʻi mai ana E kaʻi mai ana

E hahai i ka leo o ka haku e


Translation:
Come forward and appear you precious flowers arising in the calmness of this special day.
Each of you are taking up the challenge of not simply climbing a high mountain but you have chosen to climb the highest and most majestic mountain of all.
Dance forward you children of your Heavenly Father
For is it not so that our children are so very precious, in fact, you are the most precious adornment worn around the neck of your ancestors
Come forward, come forward for there are many roads for you to choose.
Be sure to follow the voice of the Good Shepherd, for He will always keep you, protect you, and show you the way.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Revised Rehearsal Schedule

We Also Sing! South 2015
Revised Rehearsal Schedule
Please make sure you know your parts well for the pieces scheduled each week.  We won’t be rehearsing parts, we’ll be making music! Bolded pieces have solos.

February 8                 Listen through several of the pieces
                                    Savior, Redeemer of My Soul
                                    Pilgrim Song

February 22               How Beautiful
                                    Mo Ghile Mear
                                    Go The Distance

March 1                      This Is One Of Those Moments
                                    Pilgrim Song
                                    My Lagan Love
                                   
March 8                      My Love’s In Germany
                                    The Mom Song
                                    Some Things Are Meant To Be

March 15                    Savior, Redeemer of My Soul
                                    Mo Ghile Mear
                                    My Lagan Love

THURSDAY March 19         Solo Auditions 7PM

March 22                    This Is One Of Those Moments
                                    My Love’s In Germany
                                    Go The Distance

March 29                    The Mom Song
                                    Some Things Are Meant To Be
                                    Pilgrim Song            

April 5                        This Is One Of Those Moments
                                    How Beautiful
                                    My Lagan Love
                                    Go The Distance
                                    Mo Ghile Mear

April 12                      My Love’s in Germany
                                    The Mom Song
                                    Some Things Are Meant To Be
                                    Savior, Redeemer Of My Soul
                                    Pilgrim Song


April 19                      Sing through all the pieces

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Announcing We Also Sing! South



Always wanted to sing in the Tabernacle on Temple Square? Well now's the time! 
Check it off your bucket list!

ANNOUNCING...

We Also Sing! South- Women’s Choir
We are women from Southern Utah.  Many of us are wives and mothers.  Some of us are divorced, widowed, single.  We are housewives, employers, employees and students.  Some of us are rich and struggling, others are poor and struggling.  We laugh, we cry, we try to make a difference.  Oh, and...  WE ALSO SING!


Aloha!
My name is Merrilee Webb and I am the founder/director of We Also Sing! (Community Women’s Choir of 364 voices from the Wasatch Front) and Because We Sing! (Community Men’s Choir of 200 voices from the Wasatch Front).  For the last six years I have split my time between Salt Lake City and St. George as I have had the privilege of working as the Director of Raging Red (DSU’s Song and Dance Performing Team) at Dixie State University.
I would like to invite you to sing with me as part of the Temple Square Concert Series in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 25, 2015! 
I am putting together a Women’s Choir here in Southern Utah using the same formula I used to make the two Salt Lake City choirs so successful:
*We only rehearse 10 times (once we perform in the Tabernacle, our rehearsal period is over for the entire year)
* Each singer is provided with a specially designed rehearsal CD (with live singers) to learn the music quickly
* Fun, fast paced rehearsals
* Repertoire that is as awesome for the audience member as the choir member
* No audition – Everybody is welcome. Everybody.

This choir is perfect for women who like to sing but don’t have time to commit for an entire year.  I can wholeheartedly promise that you won’t be sorry you joined us.  The details are below.


Rehearsal Schedule
The Women’s Choir rehearses from 6-7:30 pm

The address is: 675 E. Desert Hills Drive, St. George 84790 
(Just north of Desert Hills High School)

  1. Sunday, February 8
  2. Sunday, February 22
  3. Sunday, March 1
  4. Sunday, March 8
  5. Sunday, March 15
  6. Sunday, March 22
  7. Sunday, March 29
  8. Sunday, April 5
  9. Sunday, April 12
  10. Sunday, April 19
AUDITIONS FOR THE SOLOS WILL BE THURSDAY, MARCH 19 at 7pm.

Dress Rehearsal in the Tabernacle on Temple Square
Saturday, April 25 2:30-5:00pm


Performances in the Tabernacle on Temple Square

Saturday, April 25  6:30-7:30pm

I’m very excited about our literature.  There are lots of opportunities for soloists from the choir.

The Women will sing:
This is One of Those Moments (Several soloists)
My Love’s In Germany
Savior, Redeemer of My Soul (1 solo)
Pilgrim Song (3 Solos)
How Beautiful (2 Solos)
Mo Ghile Mear (1 Solo)
My Lagan Love (1 Solo)
The Mom Song
Some Things Are Meant To Be
Go The Distance


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Final Details for Today's Performance!!!

Aloha We Also Sing! and Because We Sing!  
It's finally here!  I'm excited to be with you tomorrow.  Here are a few final details:

Ladies, please come through door 4 of the Tabernacle and sit in the center congregation benches.
Ladies who need to sit for the concert please sit on bench 1
Ladies who are 5'5" and under, please sit on benches 2-6
Ladies who are 5'6" and over, please sit starting bench 7 going back

Men, please come through door 4 of the Tabernacle and sit in the stage right benches (the benches to the left of the podium).
Men who need to sit for the concert please sit on bench 1
Men who are 5'10" and under, please sit on benches 2-6
Men who are 5'11" and over, please sit starting bench 7 going back

You don't need to be wearing your performance outfits for the dress rehearsal but there isn't a place to change in the Tabernacle so please plan accordingly.

The dress rehearsal starts at 2:00.  Please plan to be inside the gates of the square by at least 1:50 so you can be in the building for a 2 o'clock start time.

We will begin a pretty good run through at 3:30 (that's in our perfect world) so if you have friends and family that couldn't get tickets, I would encourage them to come then.  They should enter from the back of the tabernacle opposite the choir seats.

Our rehearsal will end at 5pm.  You will need to be back in the Tabernacle at 6:30pm.

Please bring any unused tickets and turn them in to the ushers so they can be distributed fairly to folks coming to the concert.

Be kind and gracious, always remembering your P's and Q's.

YAY!!!!

It's going to be a wonderful concert full of Christmas Miracles!


Much love and aloha,
Merrilee

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Concert Attire for November 29, 2014


Here's what we're wearing for the Concert on November 29, 2014
Ladies:
You get to wear a black skirt that goes below the knee (the longer the better)
A black, long sleeve blouse (at least 3/4 sleeve)
AND....  A beautiful, mono colored scarf tied however you want!  Please choose a scarf that you feel beautiful in! Below you will see the Dixie State College Women's Choir and how beautiful and individual they all look.

I know I mentioned earlier that we would be wearing white blouses, black skirts and a lei and I apologize in advance for any and all inconvenience this may cause.  - Merrilee


Men:
You get to wear a suit (coat included)
A colored shirt and tie that look awesome together. (NO WHITE SHIRTS)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Choir Information

Aloha,

I'm looking forward to our fourth rehearsal and being with you again.  Please make note of the following details that will help our large choirs run more smoothly.

Tickets:
Each choir member will receive 4 tickets for the concert.  The concert is free but is a ticketed event and all attendees will need a ticket to attend.  We will be passing out the tickets at the Sunday, November 2nd rehearsal.  If you don't need all four tickets, please don't take them.  If you need more than four tickets, please let us know by e-mailing me at merrileewebb@gmail.com.  We will do our best to accomodate everybody's needs.  Any of our unused tickets will be turned back in to Temple Square Concert Series so they may distribute them to the general public.

Rehearsal Update:
In order to get as much done as is necessary, the Men's rehearsal from 6-6:55 will be closed to participants in the men's choir only.  We will open all the doors at 6:55 to move the ladies in quickly.  We won't be having a rehearsal for the ladies at the 6 o'clock hour.  There will be a few seats taped off to reserve for women who help with the logisitics of the choir.  Please do not remove the tape or sit in the seats that are reserved.  

Please be ready to rehearse (knowing your parts) the pieces listed below so we can make some beautiful music together.

Men
There Is Faint Music
You’re A Mean One Mister Grinch
Ding Dong Merrily On High

Mixed
Ding Dong Merrily On High
O Magnum Mysterium
Carol Of The Bells

            Women
The Spirit Of The Season
Belafonte Medley
Ding-A Ding-A Ding

Thank you for selecting in to this opportunity.  I very much appreciate your two hours each Sunday night and work to use your time wisely.

Malama pono,
Merrilee

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Concert Order

Please make a black binder to put your music in.  This is the order of the concert:

Women
1 The Spirit of the Season

2 Belafonte Medley

3 Ding-A Ding-A Ding

4 Sure On This Shining Night

5 Little Drummer Boy

Mixed
6 The Coming Of The King Processional

Men
7 Do You Hear What I Hear?

8 There Is Faint Music

9 You're A Mean One, Mister Grinch

10 No More Night - with Kelly DeHaan, soloist

Mixed
11 Ding Dong Merrily

12 O Magnum Mysterium

13 And Christmas!

14 Carol of the Bells

15 Processional for Christmas