We’re canceling our Winds rehearsal tonight. There is a prediction of
heavy snow, especially after 7:00 pm. In addition, Cindy is not
scheduled to lead us tonight; she has a rehearsal with the Orchestra.
So, hopefully, we will see each other a week from today.
We are cancelling tonight’s rehearsal because of the snow and cold.
Everything else is closed today, even my bank!
Hope to see you all next Monday.
I’m looking at the forecast of snow over Sunday and Monday. The snow
prediction now is between 8 and 15 inches. It is just a prediction. But
if it looks like conditions are, in fact, going to be hazardous Monday
night, it would be best to cancel the rehearsal. If conditions warrant
cancelling the rehearsal, I will send out an email early Monday
afternoon to that effect.
Just a reminder about the beginning of our upcoming workshop.
Please note following workshop dates.
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 18, 25
March 18, 25
April 1, 15, 22
Performance date: April 27 at Capitol.
The fee for the workshop will be $100.
David Echelard has agreed to do a one-day Saturday workshop with the
Winds in the spring of 2019. I am thinking of Saturday, April 6. Do
any of you who want to attend the workshop have a conflict on that date?
David Lee Echelard While living in New York City as an early music
specialist, he performed and recorded with Pomerium Musices, The
Taverner Consort, New York Schola Antiqua and the Baltimore Consort.
David has appeared at the Holland Early Music Festival, The Piccolo
Spoleto Festival, and performed in a Medieval Drama and a Gregorian
Chant ensemble at the South Bank Center in London. He also has premiered
and performed several new music operas and compositions in New York
City; Boston; Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; Hamburg, Germany; and Winona Mn.
Mr. Echelard serves as voice educator and Director of Polyphonic music
for the latin Mass at the Society of Saint Pius X, Saint Thomas Aquinas
Seminary in Winona Mn. David Lee is the artistic director of the “Blue
Heron Consort” (a community early music vocal and instrumental ensemble
in Winona, MN), “Ensemble Limousin” (a French traditional music
ensemble) and the “Hot Fish Consort (a new music ensemble). David
chooses to live in Winona, Minnesota, and is a freelance vocalist,
performer, and a professor of the Humanities at Minnesota State College