Our repertoire is Carissimi's oratorio Jonah, the story of Jonah and the Whale. Gulp! The entire piece is only about twenty minutes long.
Getting scores and parts: we'll be using my own edition of the piece, with my own markings.
For those of you who are current OSU students, I will leave your scores for you on the table outside the score library, Timashev Hall room 252. I'll email you when they're available!
For other folks, please send me your mailing address: I will mail your score to you.
Why no .PDF? Because I'm hoping to publish this edition, there are atypical rules about copying and transmitting it. Do not scan or take photos of your score.
What part do I perform!? I'll send you all the choral and orchestral divisions, and the preliminary solo assignments, this coming week. Sean, Michael, and Aidan: more soon.
Dates and times
Rehearsals are Sunday 5:00–7:00 PM in January and February: singers attend January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, and February 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, while instrumentalists attend only February 19th and 26th.
Rehearsals are on Ohio State's campus, in Timashev Hall, room 160 — the big glassed-in "fishbowl" rehearsal room on the first floor. The only exception is the rehearsal on Jan. 15th, which is upstairs in Timashev room 300.
Timashev Hall is at 1900 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210, and parking is available in the garage just to the south (just north of the Student Union).
The performance is Monday, February 27th, in Timashev 160, our rehearsal room. Call time is 7:15 PM, curtain is 8:00, and we should be finished by 9:30.
The Rhetoric Workshop is my D.M.A. lecture recital! Alongside my short lecture, we'll demonstrate some of our rehearsal techniques for the audience, so they, too, can see how we learn to make musical drama up close.
Concert dress for everyone is concert black, bedecked with one showy item in solid color. This could be a solid blue tie, a solid red armband (anybody else perform Les Misérables back in high school?), a solid golden cape, or dyeing your hair solid purple — anything authentically you.
We will perform on-book.
Singers will need a black three-ring binder without a clear "view" slot on the cover.
Over the break
Singers: My advisor, Dr. Bode, has stressed that we need to have our choral material prepared for the first rehearsal on Jan. 8th. Before then, please learn your pitches and rhythms on nos. 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, and 21. Mercifully, most of those movements are only about eight bars long!
Continuo team: I'll contact y'all. We have some advance planning to do. You have the best job of anybody in this production.