Ensemble Rehearsal Blog

Dear Ensemble singers,

This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now!

Reminders:

  • Here are the events for the rest of this week:
    • Thursday 3/31: Clinic with Maestro Escalada 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC.
    • Saturday, 4/2: Festival Day!
      • Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
      • Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers
      • Call Time: 10 AM
      • Free Concert: 2 PM
      • You will be done between 3:30 and 3:45pm

Action Items for Next Week:

Here is what we are singing and what you need to practice!

Please also review the musical joke so we can surprise Maestro Escalada with it on Thursday! It is attached here: Muchas gracias

Piece Who is singing at concert? What should I practice?
Plena Ensemble only
  • Review memory
  • Use the video to review the choreography
La Gran Ronda Ensemble only
  • FINISH MEMORIZING WORDS!!
El Pambiche Lento With Intermediate and Vocalise Review memory
Goza Mi Calipso All Choirs Review memory
Pueblito, Mi Pueblo All Choirs MEMORIZE YOUR WORDS!

 

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General Musicianship Notes:

Please be sure you are going back and making all corrections Gwen asks you to make!

 

Musicianship A

We reviewed two types of minor scales (natural and harmonic) and sight read in minor keys.

For next week: Complete pages 34-36 of Book IV.

 

Musicianship B

We read another modulating exercise and kept working on our challenging canon. We also reviewed triads and talked a bit about their functions.

 

For next week: Complete pages 34-36 of Book V.

 

See you all on Wednesday!

 

Laney

 

March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

Dear Ensemble singers, This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now! Reminders: Here are the events for the rest of this week: Thursday 3/31: Clinic with Maestro Escalada 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Saturday, 4/2: Festival Day! Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers […]
March 24, 2016

March 23, 2016/Rehearsal #11

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only one more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: Next week is Festival Week! Please be sure these events are on your calendar. They are required! Wednesday 3/30: Regular rehearsal Thursday 3/31: […]
March 17, 2016

March 16, 2016/Rehearsal #10

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only two more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: We have a Clinic with Maestro Escalada on Thursday, March 31st from 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Please be sure this is […]
March 10, 2016

March 9, 2016/Rehearsal #9

Dear Ensemble singers, We continued to work through festival repertoire in rehearsal on Wednesday. I have attached the document I gave you that outlines everything we are singing at the Festival, and when it needs to be memorized. As we discussed this week, keep up the at-home work! You know what it takes, now go forth and memorize! Action Items […]
March 4, 2016

March 2, 2016/Rehearsal #8

Dear Ensemble singers, We are making great progress on our Festival music! Please, keep working hard at home so we can continue to make music in rehearsal! Action Items for Next Week: Memorize for next rehearsal: Goza mi Calipso (memorized 3/9) El Pambiche Lento (memorized 3/9) Review for next week (see below for things to review): La Gran Ronda Pueblito, […]
February 25, 2016

February 24, 2016/Rehearsal #7

Dear Ensemble singers, Great singing and reading in rehearsal on Wednesday! Action Items for Next Week:   Review for next rehearsal (see below for things to review):   Goza mi Calipso (memorized 3/9) El Pambiche Lento (memorized 3/9) La Gran Ronda   Memorize Plena–Small groups next week   Complete Musicianship Assignments as outlined on your schedule and below   Rehearsal […]
February 4, 2016

February 3, 2016/Rehearsal #5

Dear Ensemble singers, Thank you for your hard work and professionalism on Saturday. You did such a wonderful job! AND we had a great rehearsal on Wednesday as well. It is always so refreshing to start some new music, and we had a lot of fun with these Latin pieces! Action Items for Next Week:   Review for Wednesday (see […]
January 28, 2016

January 27, 2016/Rehearsal #4

Dear Ensemble singers, Thank you for your very hard work refining our program for Saturday. It is going to be tons of fun! All the details you need for the performance are at the end of the post. Action Items for Next Week: Review music for the LAH Gala using notes below: Happy Anniversary Los Altos Hills! Imagine Come and […]