Dear Intermediate Singers,
Thank you for a fun and productive rehearsal this week. We were fortunate to have a visit from Cantabile’s Artistic Director, Elena Sharkova, in the middle of rehearsal and she gave us a formal introduction to the ground-breaking work she has been doing with Vocalise for years now in yoga and meditation. Watch for a letter coming from us soon with a deeper explanation of the benefits of yoga and meditation for singers and how we will be incorporating it into the curriculum of the younger levels of Cantabile.
Trivia Question: The recording in this week’s blog of Away From the Roll of the Sea is performed by a youth choir in Texas called Conspirare. What does this word mean?
Warm-Ups Each practice session, take a few minutes to vocalize before you sing. The purpose of these exercises is not merely to warm the voice up, although that is important, but they also develop habits and muscle memory for good vocal technique. Regular practice of them will make you a better, stronger singer.
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Voice Part Assignments
Soprano Anika, Sarah R, Montana, Irene, Sunayna, Asha, Sara W, Elli, Ava, Aarohi, Raghav, Chloe, Nika, Amiya, Pascal, Kasmira, Sophie, Kitty, Claire, Daniel, Millie, May, Vivana, Aidan, Anthony, Addie, Kaitlyn
Alto Rhea, Julian, Maya, Sarah C, Naveli, Elisabeth, Jacob, Kiara, Kahaan, Stefan, Ashwin, Emily, Gabriel, Kayla, Ruth
Not sure Josie
Away From the Roll of the Sea
We started a new song this week which comes from the island Cape Breton in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Here is a performance of the song by a youth choir in Austin, TX.
Come and Sing
Note: if you just received Book 2 this week in rehearsal, please see your schedule in parentheses in the chart below. I apologize for the delay in getting started – do your best and let me know if you’re having trouble keeping up with the assignments.
|1/25||5-8 (or 1-5)|
|2/1||9-12 (or 6-10)|
|2/8||13-16 (or 11-15)|
|2/15||17-20 (or 16-20)
We’ll have the Review for Mid-Semester Check in class
|2/15||29-30 (we’ll have the Review for Mid-Semester Check in class)|
Book 3, pages 25-26
Check back soon for assignment from Jazmine
Trivia Answer: Conspirare means “together.” Why do you suppose the choir chose this name for their ensemble? Tell me your ideas at rehearsal next week.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying the sunshine!