LOOKING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER – just to run a “photo-booth” on Sat. March 14 – set-up at 6:00 – shooting guests from 6:30-7:30… NOT someone who is singing the show!!! Find me someone and we will comp them two tickets for the show at St. Helen’s. [NB: Michelle Koebke of Diamond’s Edge Photography will be with us on Sunday at West Van United]. We can even LOAN you a camera from Tabitha’s sister 🙂

Rehearsal plan for the next bit [subject to revision, as always]:

February 24

Ladies Sectional with Edette: Mozart Ricevete o Padroncina; Gypsy Chorus from Traviata

Mens Sectional with Marc/Barry: Men’s only sections from: Scene leading to Habanera; Nessun Dorma; and Il Cavallo scalpita [from Cav.Rust]


Merry Widow Vilja Song

Regina coeli

Mozart pp.512 to the end – continue working up to proper tempo

Nessun dorma

Aida: Gloria all’Egitto [Triumphal March]

March 2

Rehearse the program in REVERSE order – from the end to the beginning of the show – program order is at the bottom of this email

Rehearse EXITS/ENTRANCES for second half

35 minutes to run the back half selections – plus 15 minutes to spot rehearse


30 minutes to run the front half selections – plus 15 minutes to spot rehearse

Review EXITS/ENTRANCES for first half

Time remaining? Repeat: Mozart finale and Regina Coeli

March 9 – AT WEST VAN UNITED – guest soloists invited for ensemble works

            SOLOISTS – rehearsal with Barry [collaborating pianist] and Edette at 6PM

Program order is at the bottom of this page

Review main entrances and exits – taking our break in between halves of the show

MARK P. & WILLIAM – could you please join the men in the Aida Triumphal March? 


March 13 – dress rehearsal – with staging elements and narration [Douglas] – 7 to 10PM

set up crew: 6:30PM

Props and costumes call: 6:30 PM – meeting with Edette in the Sanctuary

all call: 6:50 – casual clothes, unless soloists wish to try add-ons

rehearsal and staging of show – 7 to 10PM

March 14 – show #1 at St. Helen’s Anglican Church

set up crew: 5PM – [hopefully NOT needed… just playing it safe, in case we have to strike Mar 13]

all call: 5:15 – DRESSED for the show [make-up/hair can wait for the break, if you wish]

warm-up, spot rehearsing, staging questions: 5:30 to 7:00

clear and open seating: 7:00

top of the show: 7:30PM

take down crew: 9:30PM – all hands on deck, please

March 15 – show #2 at West Van United Church

all call: 12:50 – FULLY DRESSED [including hair and make-up]  FOR PICTURES

rehearsal and staging adjustments: 1:00 – 2:30

clear and open seating: 2:30

top of the show: 3:00PM



words of welcome +love of country

Va Pensiero

Vilja Lied

intro to Cavaleria Rusticana

Il Cavallo Scalpita

Regina Coeli +Easter Hymn

intro to Gianni Schicchi


O mio babbino caro – ELAINA

partying in the opera

Chacun à son gout – TABITHA

Gypsy Chorus – LADIES

Libiamo – TUTTI



triumph and tragedy in opera

Gloria all’Egitto [Triumphal March] –

introduction to Carmen

La cloche a sonné


La fleur que tu m’avais jetée – MARK

Votre Toast [Toreador Song]

introduction to Turandot

Nessun dorma

introduction to Nozze di Figaro

Giovanni Liete

Sull’aria – ELAINA & TABITHA – followed by LADIES Ricevete

Act 2 Finale [from Gente, gente…]

reprise of LIBIAMO chorus as encore