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Evening of Entertainment

Evening of Entertainment: Auditions, Rehearsals, and Event

Evening of Entertainment is a DPS events with elementary, middle, and high school students that culminates in a night of singing and dancing!  It is a lot of fun, but a big time commitment and a lot of work.  You will get a practice CD and will be expected to practice on your own.  I am looking for students that are reliable, committed, hard-working, can learn music quickly, and KNOW HOW TO ACT AT REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES!  I will take students with these qualities over students with “talent.” 

Tuesday, December 13th (Altos/Basses)
Thursday, December 15th (Sopranos/tenors)

Audition: From 2:40-3:00 PM on your audition day, I will teach a portion of a song to two voice parts.  You will learn this part of the song at this time.  You will then come back in during your audition time and sing the portion of the song that I choose.  No need to prepare a song ahead of time.

Rehearsals (REQUIRED)
NHS Rehearsals at NHS:
Thursday, January 5, 2:40-3:30 PM – Soprano + Alto
Tuesday, January 10, 2:40-3:30 PM – Tenor + Bass
Thursday, January 12, 2:40-3:30 – Soprano + Alto
Tuesday, January 17, 2:40-3:30—Tenor + Bass
Thursday, January 19, 2:40-3:30—Soprano + Alto
Tuesday, January 24, 2:40 – 3:30—Tenor + Bass

Rehearsals at Riverside HS with other DPS high schools:
Thursday, January 26, 6-8 PM
Thursday, February 2, 6-8 PM
Thursday, February 9, 6- 8 PM

·       Saturday, February 11, all day (approx 9-5) at Southern HS
·       Tuesday, February 14, all day (during school) at DPAC
·       Wednesday, February 15, all day (during school), concert at 7 PM at DPAC



Durham High School All-County 2011
Your student has been selected to participate in DPS Fall All-County!  It will be a wonderful learning experience, with challenging music and a new mixed county-wide choral group.  It is an honor to represent Northern in this way.

Durham All-County Chorus Info Sheet
What: A chorus made up of high school students across all DPS
Music: Concert Choir, with a variety of styles and composers
Guest Conductor: Dr. Michael Martin, director of choral activities at Methodist University in Fayetteville
Attire: Formal
·       Women: long black choral dress or dressy black pants + top, black closed toe shoes
·       Men: black pants, dress shoes, white long-sleeved button-up, solid tie

Time commitment: (put these dates on your calendar!)

Rehearsals at Northern (you must make at least 4 of 5!):
·       Monday, September 26, 2:45-3:30 PM
·       Tuesday, September 27, 2:45-3:30 PM
·       Thursday, September 29, 2:45-3:30 PM
·       Monday, October 3, 2:45-3:30 PM
·       Tuesday, October 4, 2:45-3:30 PM
Rehearsals with other DPS HS students (must attend all):
·       Thursday, October 6, 6-8 PM, Southern High School
·       Thursday, October 13, 4-9 PM, Southern High School
·       Saturday, October 15, 10 AM – 5 PM, Southern High School
Concert: Saturday, October 15, 5 PM (combined with MS All-County)
*You must provide own arrangements for transportation (drive or carpool!)

All-County Participants: Please listen to the following recordings on youtube, and try to sing your part along with them! 


-Ring, Ring the Banjo by Stephen Foster (arr. Earlene Rentz) listen here

-"Finale" from The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan listen here

-Dixit Maria by Hans Leo Hassler (ed. A. Edmonds Tozer) listen here

-Festival Sanctus by John Leavitt Listen here

-The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre Listen here

-Poor Man Lazrus (arr. Jester Hairston) listen here