Bravi and V.T.G. Rehearsal Blog

January 13, 2018

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #14 – January 8, 2018

Hello, everyone, and welcome back! It was great to spend an entire rehearsal with you on our first week back. This will be the case most of the time for these next few weeks, as we go full-speed-ahead toward the Gala in early February. Lots of fun music to learn, but it will require a lot of focus and dedication […]
November 23, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #13 – November 20, 2017

NOTE:  all the details for the Holidays with Cantabile dress rehearsal and concert can be found below in the Announcements. Be sure to read these carefully this week! Dear VTG and Bravi,   ACTION ITEMS FOR NOV 27th REHEARSAL. (Full instructions for each piece are further down in the blog.)   ONLY 1 rehearsal left until Dress Rehearsal — attendance […]
November 17, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #12 – Nov. 13, 2017

Hi, Bravi and VTG: Thank you for your honesty and hard work this past week.  I asked you last week to take a critical look at your music and identify the pieces that needed the most work. When asked what you decided, most of you responded “THE MASS!!!” …with a look of some concern.  These concerns were made evident when […]
November 11, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #11 – November 6, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: The concert season is approaching!  Very exciting, of course, and also a great time to take a close look at your music and ask yourselves honestly what needs work and what is in decent shape. I would like each of you to take an critical, deep look at your binder (both Vocalise and Bravi/VTG repertoire) and […]
November 3, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #10 – October 30, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: As we near the performance season, we have a nice opportunity for a little preview tomorrow at the workshop! Please do your best to be on time and fully present, so that we can jump into music-making.  Tomorrow, I also encourage you to be good examples for your younger friends in Cantabile (Ensemble/Intermediate) who will be […]
October 26, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #9 – October 23, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: Thanks for a really productive, enjoyable rehearsal this past Monday. In spite of a sickness and a few absent singers, I was especially pleased with the sounds you made and the exuberance you showed while we were working outside. Things are starting to take shape now, and it’s time that we turn our attention toward performing. […]
October 20, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #8 – October 16, 2017

Dear Bravi and VTG: Please note:  there are several announcements with call times for events and other important information at the end of this blog. MASTER CLASS WITH DR. TIM SHARP… What a joy it was to spend time with Tim Sharp this week!  This was a wonderful opportunity to soak up all the knowledge he has on a subject […]
October 12, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #7 – October 9, 2017

Dear Bravi and VTG Singers: Some reminders… During meditation it is essential that your back be straight and your chest be open. When practicing at home, use body movement to encourage freedom of tone and breath.  Also be sure to engage your core muscles as you practice and remind yourself to check your alignment.  In case you missed it last […]
October 5, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #6 – October 2, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: In what has been a difficult and overwhelming week in our country, I am reminded of just how important our time together is.  I love my work with Cantabile because I almost always get to see people at their best: working hard, creating beautiful things, holding each other up, and coming together.  And you all choose to do […]
September 27, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #5 – September 25, 2017

Hi, Bravi and VTG: Nice work last night!  I really cherish the rehearsals where we get to spend the majority of our evening together.  Once we get nearer to concert time, these will be less frequent, as we will be needed more with Vocalise.  Please make sure you’re internalizing our work together as completely as possible, so that it will […]