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 Post subject: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:43 pm 
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Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
composed for cinematic scores, 1990-2010

Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Amelie, Hamlet, The Ninth Gate, New York, I Love You, The Snowman, Miss Potter, The Libertine, Schindler's List, Kate & Leopold, Hellboy, A Beautiful Mind, Pan's Labyrinth, The Merchant of Venice, Tom's Midnight Garden, Enchanted, Gladiator, The Secret Garden, Washington Square, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess Mononoke, The Red Violin, The Polar Express, The Mission, Faubourg 36, The Mambo Kings, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    Diana Vera, soprano
    Nicole Peyton, soprano
    Karen Mercedes, contralto
    Rachel Sarrano Winograd, keyboard
    Brian Lee, flute
    Neil Gladd, mandolin
    and other special guests!

Saturday, 12 March 2011
20:00 (8:00 p.m.) EST
CONVERGENCE
1801 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302
admission: $10.00

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Your song dies and changes
And is not here to-morrow.

- Carl Sandburg, "Languages"


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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Ooooh, what are you doing from South Park?

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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Blame Canada!

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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:24 pm 
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I was secretly hoping it was Shut Your !$#%ing Face.

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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Pesto wrote:
I was secretly hoping it was Shut Your !$#%ing Face.



I bet you were!

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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Only three more days! If you're in the DC Metro area, please come hear this fascinating programme of songs composed for movie scores in the last 20 years.

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 Post subject: TODAY!!!! Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREE
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:40 am 
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IT'S TONIGHT, FOLKS!

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY!!!! Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER S
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:59 am 
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IT'S TONIGHT, FOLKS!


So? Nu!
How it wented????

:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: TODAY!!!! Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER S
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:38 pm 
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TenorVox wrote:
singwiththespirit wrote:
IT'S TONIGHT, FOLKS!


So? Nu!
How it wented????

:mrgreen:


Given that 2 of our 3 sopranos and our keyboardist were suffering various stages of the nasty sinus thing that's been plaguing so many of my musician friends this year, the performances went well.

The only thing I wish is that we'd had at least one rehearsal where I could just sit back and listen to the whole programme straight through. Had I done so, I would have changed the song order on the programme somewhat - I never realised just how many of the songs were in a minor key, at a similar tempo, until we actually performed the whole thing without stopping. I probably would have cut some of the songs, too - maybe added a few more instrumental pieces.

Also, there were apparently no South Park fans (or even people who had a clue about South Park) in the audience, so "Blame Canada" went over like a lead balloon. We could have ended with "Now we are free" from Gladiator as I'd originally planned. That one had me worried right up to dress rehearsal - but we discovered an untried midi "voice" that was perfect for the synthesiser part, and it really transformed the song. Funny how those things go.

I'd say about 2/3 of the songs of the programme are definitely "keepers" for future performance; indeed, I'm contemplating a "reprise" in late summer/early fall - with fewer singers, and some programme adjustments, but preserving the essence (and the best songs).

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- Carl Sandburg, "Languages"


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 Post subject: Re: Spellbound in Darkness: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:09 am 
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Well, good on ya all for giving it a go.
Yes, this year so far has been one of the-nastiest for colds and stuff.

And a LARGE agreeing nod for hearing a show in a 'dry-run' first.
Next time, now, everyone knows better!

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