Wednesday Night Mass

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If you are not a Twitter follower–and believe me, I understand if you are not–Wednesday night during my live rehearsal tweets you missed this blurry photo of Principal Timpani Shannon Wood showing me the place in his part where the he plays “diggadadiggadadiggadadiggadadig.”

Principal Timpani Shannon Wood
Principal Timpani Shannon Wood

When David Robertson discussed the Credo section of Beethoven’s Mass in C, he introduced it by saying, “If you’re looking for a good time, check out the timpani part.”

If you’re looking for a good time, be at Powell Hall Friday or Saturday night. Many good times to be had.

Kaiser’s 20th

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René Spencer Saller’s profile of St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser was picked up by playbillarts.com. Amy celebrates 20 seasons with the Symphony Chorus in 1415, and you’ll be sure to read some quotes from her during my live tweet from Powell Hall during Beethoven Mass in C rehearsal Wednesday night. #slsoRehearse from 6:45-8pm. Here’s René’s article: click.

#slsoRehearse

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As I mentioned last week, I will be sending out live tweets from the Powell Hall stage during the first rehearsal of Beethoven’s Mass in C, featuring the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus, Wednesday night, January 21, 6:45-8pm.

You can follow me on Twitter at #slsoRehearse. I’ll offer commentary, David Robertson quotes, and share all I can of what I see and hear. I’ll take some photos too.

I thank the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus for allowing me to join them on stage, and I thank David Robertson and Chorus Director Amy Kaiser for granting me permission. Although Amy had one rule: I’m not allowed to sing.

St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser: The chorus sings, not the writer. Photo credit: Gerry Love
St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser: The chorus sings, not the writer. Photo credit: Gerry Love