Retreat and Potluck

Hi all, I hope you’re all off to a good start on the new year (despite the snow, despite the falling snow…)! Carey would like to have a Retreat early in the semester — a long rehearsal and potluck, to really get a good start on the music, and as a generally fun and social event. The whole thing, music and dinner, would be around five hours. Based on my own experience, events like this are useful and fun. Some possible dates are the afternoons of Saturday February 3, Saturday February 17, or Sunday February 18. If you’re planning to come back for the spring (and I hope everyone is!) can you vote for what dates you could make it here? Look forward to seeing you all soon!...

Rehearsals Begin February 6

Hi all, Spring is just around the corner! Even if it may not have felt very spring-like recently. So save the date: Harvard Pro Musica’s spring season rehearsals begin on Tuesday February 6! Our concert, “Springtime in Vienna,” featuring music of Schubert, Mozart, and Haydn, will be May 12. Details to follow —...

Thank You!

Hi all, THANK YOU ALL for a fabulous concert Saturday night! In particular, big thanks to Carey, for guiding us through the season, patiently leading us to sing and love some challenging music (sometimes in spite of ourselves… 🙂 ), Susan, for her consummate musicianship, both as an accompanist and as a soloist — we’ll miss you, Susan! Lea, for her voice and her leadership, especially for coming out on no notice for our last rehearsal, Joyce Ward and Kathy Hewett, for all the myriad things, large and small, they do (what are we going to do without you, Joyce?), Susan Ostberg and John Chandler, secretary and treasurer, for keeping us running and afloat, Jane Parker, for the gorgeous programs and posters, Eleanor Toth, for organizing the ad sales upon which we depend, Karen Dolimount, for the lobby posters, Kathy Waugh, for keeping us and our audience well fed, And to all of you, for your flexibility and resilience in the face of our unexpected snow day and quick (and a little chaotic) rescheduling. I can admit now that I wasn’t completely optimistic about the prospects for a rescheduled concert, but every one of you came through, cheerfully and enthusiastically, to make it a wonderful musical experience. Wishing you all the joy of the season. See you in the new year!...

Tonight!

Hi all, No snow in the forecast! Tonight’s call is 6:00; be there early enough to drop off your reception munchies first. Could a few people come a little early to set things up? It won’t take much. And could a few more people volunteer to stay late? Besides a bit of riser-moving and the like we’ll need to leave the Fellowship Hall (where the reception will be) ready for tomorrow. That’s very much a many-hands-make-light-work job. Parking: as you know, parking in the center of town can be a bit tight. Please leave the spaces closest to the church for our audience! If you don’t mind a short walk in the dark, the high school lot is a fine place to park. See you soon!...

Saturday Call Time, etc.

Hi all, First, thanks to everyone for your flexibility in all this rescheduling, to all who came to last night’s hurriedly scheduled rehearsal, and especially to Lea for coming out with little notice to run it. I for one feel much more comfortable now! The call for Saturday will be at 6, to allow a little extra time to get ourselves positioned. An updated poster is here (thanks, Jane!) — print some out and put them up in public places. And buy/sell tickets!...