It was wonderful to have everyone back together again this week. Your work at home is continuing to show in your readiness at rehearsal, and even though there is still more work to do, you should be proud of what you’ve been able to accomplish so far. As a reminder, we now have three (3!) Wednesday practices left before the Holidays with Cantabile Concert.
Practice Log: As a reminder, please record the day you’ve opened the blog, when you’re practicing, for how long, and what you’re practicing in each session. During practice, focus your attention on details by following blog instructions for each song. Bring your completed practice log with you to the next rehearsal. You can now use this Cantabile Practice Log to record your practicing each week.
Action Items and expectations for next Rehearsal, November 9th:
Concepts addressed this week:
Self-Reflection and Analysis Exercise
Stars Tonight, Judy Herrington
As a reminder, this is a piece that we’ll be singing with Intermediate at the Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec. 4th
Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow
This is another piece that you’ll be performing with Intermediate for the Holidays with Cantabile concert.
Old Fox Wassail
Caverns In The Clouds
This wasn’t the strongest we’ve heard Caverns in awhile. Please spend time re-looking at this this week.
This is the choreographed opener for our Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec 4th.
Grace (from last week’s rehearsal)
We’ll also be performing this at the Holiday’s with Cantabile concert.
Review: Breathing meditation, standing position and a Yoga flow
Continue practicing breathing as follows (5 min a day.) This technique will not only relax and center you but will also greatly improve your ability to sing long sustained phrases.
MInd and body are one continuum, reconnected through breath
Other announcements and reminders:
Remember, “An amature practices until they get it right. A professional practices it until they can’t get it wrong.” Here’s to all your hard work to come this week, and we’re looking forward to a wonderful Fall Rehearsal with everyone tomorrow morning!
Elena and Jazmine