Ensemble Rehearsal Blog

October 21, 2017

October 18, 2017/Rehearsal #9

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for a joyful, productive rehearsal this week.  Every rehearsal you experience some wonderful growth moment, whether it is your vocal sound or your ability to sight read a piece with no help from the piano or your beautiful dramatic expression as you sing.  We are making good progress towards being ready for the holiday concert!  However, […]
October 14, 2017

October 11, 2017/Rehearsal #8

Dear Ensemble, Great work at rehearsal this week!  I very much enjoyed listening to your part tests.  It was a wonderful opportunity to hear your voices individually and get to know the color and tone of your “instrument.”  Each one of you brings something valuable and uniquely YOU to our ensemble and we would not be the same without each […]
October 6, 2017

October 4, 2017/Rehearsal #7

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for a productive and meaningful rehearsal this week.  We did not get to the part-testing I had planned to do, but I felt it was important to take a few minutes to talk about the events in Las Vegas earlier in the week.  Parents, we talked about how it would be normal for singers to be […]
September 30, 2017

September 27, 2017/Rehearsal #6

Dear Ensemble, I can hardly believe this is the blog for WEEK 6 ALREADY!  They say time flies when you’re having fun and you make each rehearsal such fun for me.  It was wonderful to have some of your parents visit this week.  I am looking forward to sharing even more of our rehearsal process with them next month. This […]
September 22, 2017

September 20, 2017/Rehearsal #5

Dear Ensemble, What a joy it was to spend the weekend with you at Retreat!  I was so, so proud of you at the concert – the audience (including all the Cantabile staff) LOVED you and your performance.  There are so many great things in store for us this year as we continue to work and grow together. THIS WEEK…begin […]
September 15, 2017

September 13, 2017/Rehearsal#4

Dear Ensemble, We had a wonderful time meeting with all the parents at the Parent Orientation on Wednesday!  Thank you for your time, parents, and for supporting your singers in their artistic endeavors.  Since we are together at Retreat this weekend, this week’s blog is a summary of what we worked on in rehearsal Wednesday and a review of our […]
September 10, 2017

September 6, 2017/Rehearsal #3

Dear Ensemble, Since I am just now getting the blog out to you on Sunday, your homework will be short this week, but no less important!  Below, you will find rehearsal tracks for several of our songs.  Please take some time to practice with them before Wednesday’s rehearsal, even if it you only go through each song a couple of […]
September 1, 2017

Week of August 30, 2017/Rehearsal #2

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for a wonderful night of music making on Wednesday!  I so appreciated your focus, hard work and beautiful sound! Parents, please be sure to read the announcements at the bottom of the blog.  There is A LOT of interesting and essential information there you will want/need to know. Singers, I would like you to begin using […]
August 26, 2017

August 23, 2017/Rehearsal #1

Dear Ensemble, Welcome to the 23rd season of Cantabile and a new season for Ensemble!  I hope you are as filled with excitement and anticipation as I am for the year ahead.  It was wonderful  to finally see your beautiful faces and hear you sing.  You all are destined for great things! I appreciated your enthusiastic participation in the Name […]
April 28, 2017

Rehearsal #16/April 26, 2017

Dear Ensemble, We are now in the home stretch!  We have one more week until the concert.  For some of you, that’s good news, and for some of you, it’s now or never to learn your music!  Please spend quality time with your scores in front of you this week, practicing everything from producing your most beautiful sound, to communicating […]