Dear Vocalise Singers,
Thank you, once again, for your diligent work! Refining and polishing repertoire takes so much focus and requires being very detail-oriented. It is really difficult, and you are doing an admirable job. Keep it up!
This was reviewed carefully at the beginning of the rehearsal. Please, see the attached photo of the whiteboard for the flow reminder. There isn’t one “set way” of doing it but remember what you wish to achieve by the practice:
REMINDER: Please, review the handout you got in rehearsal on 1/11: it has precise plan for each rehearsal and the list of current repertoire. There is a lot of music in your folders — notice which ones are a repeat from December (for our February concert at ACDA and recording session on 2/1) and which are for the festival and the spring concerts. All music needs to stay fresh in your minds and voices.
18 January Rehearsal Review [Notes courtesy of Megan Tobias–thank you!]
Pavel Chesnokov, Praise the Lord the Highest
Ran through top to bottom, worked on each one of the three sections in detail
Main challenges to work on and to improve for the next rehearsal:
‘fire” — BE the fire, shine brightly, be intense in your musical engagement but relaxed in your body. You need to practice the way you will perform – -this should be your motto in any kind of routine practise.
Practice with you metronome each time.
needs a warmer and more spacious “A” vowel. Don’t make it a colorless Schwa!
dynamic plan very well on your own.
Sing with conviction and confidence
Connect phrases, as discussed “Hvalite” to “Hvalite,” Alliluia’s are connected as well.
I Wish You Christmas