(Please note: there are several NEW announcements with call times for events and other important information at the end of this blog.)
Oct. 30th, 2017
ACTION ITEMS FOR NOV 6th REHEARSAL. (Full instructions for each piece are further down in the blog.)
Know exact meaning of each word. Practice with metronome to memorize
A REVIEW OF KEY POINTS FROM MONDAY’S REHEARSAL:
Vivos Voco by Joan Szymko
Throughout the piece, consonants are extremely important and need to be projected intensely. Be aware that you must protect the laryngeal area (the “voice box,” where the vocal folds sit, and surrounding muscles) and not increase tension there as you produce consonants. Projection will be achieved by friction of air moving over articulators (lips, tongue, teeth, palate) on consonants such as “f, v, s, z, sh, wh, etc.,” explosion of air through the articulators on “b, p, d, t, k, g, etc.,” and by giving consonants a slightly longer duration, especially on “m, n, ng.”
Review the notes, transitions and KNOW THE TEXT cold!
This was a bit shaky and we only had time for a brief run-through of this on Monday. We will sing it this coming Saturday – please review it so you can be leaders for the younger groups.
Caribbean Mass (SATB), by Glenn McClure
Recordings for your reference:
Kyrie (sung by the MA All-State Honor Choir, Dr. Janet Galvan, Conductor): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CcudfDr18
Here is Santo…
Call Times for the Fall Rehearsal: TOMORROW, SATURDAY NOV 4th
Please note your call time for the Fall Rehearsal TOMORROW Saturday, November 4th Your call time is 9:00 am and you must arrive in your Cantabile T-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes/sneakers. Please arrive in the back parking lot (off of Byron St) for check in. A friendly reminder that the concert is scheduled for 1pm, and you will be done by 2pm. The rehearsal and concert are held at First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto: 625 Hamilton Ave.
Holidays with Cantabile Information Coming MONDAY 11/6
Please keep an eye out for information that will be emailed home to you on Monday, 11/6. This will include information about your call and release times, drop off and pick up information, and volunteer sign-ups for our Dress Rehearsal (Tues 11/28) and Holidays with Cantabile Concert (Sun 12/3).
Holidays with Cantabile Tickets Now On Sale
Please visit the Cantabile website to buy your tickets today – they are going quickly! Additionally, we need your help in filling the hall, so invite your extended family, friends, teachers, and neighbors today!
Tour Registration Reminder
If you haven’t already told us about your plans to attend tour, please either register via our website or email Jazmine (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know your status. Thank you!