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Fredericton Chapter Rehearsal & Meeting

  • First Wesleyan Church 131 Duncan Lane Fredericton, NB Canada (map)


7:00...   Warm up (15 minutes) –  Shawn Bower or John DeDourek

7:15...   Repertoire Review and Tags (55 minutes) – Chris Freeman

8:10…   Break  NO BUSINESS MEETING; announcements as necessary will appear on the program.  Items requiring discussion will be handled at 9:01 p.m. sharp. (10 minutes)

9:15…   Keep The Whole World Singing (1 minute)

9:16…   BUSINESS MEETING (10 minutes)

9:26...   Help clean up and say goodnight


Important dates:

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00-9:30 pm: chapter meeting and rehearsal; 3 rehearsals to performance

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00-9:30 pm: chapter meeting and rehearsal; 2 rehearsals to performance

Tuesday, November 25, 7:00-9:30 pm: chapter meeting and rehearsal last rehearsal before performance

Sunday, November 30, 3:10-3:50 PM: chorus performance, Memory Cafe

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00-9:30 pm: chapter meeting and rehearsal;

Thursday, December 4, about 7:00 pm: New Maryland Christmas Tree lighting

Saturday, December 6, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: chorus Christmas performance, Home Depot

Wednesday, December 10, 6:30-7:15 pm: chorus performance, Shannex Thomas Hall (in the back)

Sunday, January 18, 2015: deadline for registering for the 2015 Fredericton Muisc Festival

April 18-May 1, 2015: 2015 Fredericton Music Festival; tentative chorus performances, Saturday or Sunday, April 25 or 26; date will be verified shortly

Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, 2015: Sunrise Division convention and contest, Saint John, NB

April 16-29, 2016: 2016 Fredericton Music Festival


Current repertoire:

Harmony Collage

Heart of My Heart

Hello Mary Lou

I Believe

I Love You Truly

In My Room

In The Still Of The Night (I'll Remember)

Irish Blessing (under consideration for inclusion in the repertoire)

It Is Well With My Soul

Kentucky Babe

Land of New Brunswick

Let Me Call You Sweet Heart

Peace I Leave With You

Sentimental Journey new addition

Shine On Me

This Little Light of Mine/Do Lord Medley

Tin Roof Blues


Christmas Music:

 IMPORTANT: the singing instructions in the following are, of course, subject to change


From Yuletide Favorites

Away In A Manger: new third verse; first verse all sing words; second verse leads sing words, parts “ooo”; move up a half step at end of second verse; third verse, all sing words

Childrens' Medley new addition

Jingle Bells: start with: “Sleigh bells ring!  Are you listening?”

O Christmas Tree

O Holy Night

Silent Night: new third verse; first verse, all sing words; second verse, leads sing words, parts “ooo” up to “Christ, the Saviour is born!”, where all sing words; all parts sing words on third verse

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

While By My Sheep (Echo Carol): I am not too sure about these singing instructions; expect clarification from Chris; new third verse; first verse sung normally; second verse, quartet steps out and sings second verse words while parts “ooo” except for  “How Great My Joy”, where the quartet sings the loud part and the chorus echoes the quiet part; then on the third verse, the chorus sings words, except for the quiet echo, where the quartet sings the words.

Sheet Music

Deck The Halls: we sing the words to the three verses, but always using the notes written for the first verse (measures 1-16); except at the end of the third verse replace measure 16 by the three measure tag below. Suggestion: write in the words to verses 2 and 3 below the words for verse 1 on the sheet music!

Silver Bells new addition

White Christmas new addition


Additional information:


Away In A Manger verse 3

The cattle are lowing, The baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes

I love thee Lord Jesus look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh


Silent Night verse 3

Silent night, holy night! Son of God, Loves pure light.

Radiant beams from Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace.

Jesus Lord, at thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at thy ….birth (bass) thy birth (other parts)


While By My Sheep verse 2

There shall be born, so he did say

In Bethlehem a child today

How great my joy

Earlier Event: October 14
Meals To Wheels - Chorus Performance