Ensemble Rehearsal Blog

April 15, 2017

Rehearsal #14/April 12, 2017

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for your courage, vulnerability, and trust this past week.  It was deeply moving to watch each of you connect with your fellow singers, and the music, in such meaningful and honest ways.  As we get into our final weeks before the concert, it’s especially important that you continue to keep all of your repertoire fresh and […]
April 7, 2017

Rehearsal #13/April 5, 2017

  Dear Ensemble, What a wonderful night together this week!  Even though we were missing quite a few people, you cam together with such love, devotion, and expression, it was quite inspiring!  Please keep up the good work at home – we only have a few weeks left until our concert! Action Items and expectations for next rehearsal, April 12th. […]
March 31, 2017

Rehearsal #12/March 29th, 2017

Dear Ensemble, We had another beautiful night of music making on Wednesday.  You are making good progress toward our All Choir Concert in May, and we acknowledge the hard work you have invested so far.  Please keep up the deep practice at home, focusing on the areas outlined in each song below.  There is still much work to be done! […]
March 25, 2017

Rehearsal #11/March 22nd, 2017

  Dear Ensemble, Thank you for the excellent music making and the great spirit you brought into the rehearsal last Wednesday.  It was inspiring to see “Shine On Me” come together so beautifully and powerful as you truly gave yourselves to the music and the heartfelt message of the song.  Let’s keep that going in our weeks to come! Action […]
March 17, 2017

Rehearsal #10/March 15th, 2017

Rehearsal #10/March 15th, 2017   Dear Ensemble,   We had another good night of hard work, focus, and team work together on Wednesday.  I know things moved fast, and that we covered quite a bit of ground, but that’s what makes good musicians, and successful people out in the world!  This week, your practice must have two sides to it: […]
March 10, 2017

Rehearsal #9/March 8th, 2017

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for your focus and effort in last Wednesday’s rehearsal.  I am delighted to see the honest work that you are putting in at home, and the focus and love that you are putting into our time together.  As I mentioned in rehearsal, we are now half way through our Spring semester together, so while we have […]
March 4, 2017

Rehearsal #8/March 1st, 2017

Dear Ensemble, Great to see that most  of you made good progress toward solid preparation of the concert music. Having to record The Wind made it absolutely necessary for you to give attention to detail and to reflect on your work.   We still have lots of work to do on all of our songs, KEEP UP THE PRACTICE!   […]
February 18, 2017

Rehearsal #7/February 15th, 2017

Dear Ensemble, We had another good week, but unfortunately, we are still spending too much time teaching notes and rhythms that can be learned at home.  We trust that you have the skills needed to have successful practice sessions at home, and we are holding you to the expectation that you are going to be able to take over that […]
February 9, 2017

Rehearsal #6/February 7, 2017

Dear Ensemble singers, Happy sunny Sunday! Hope you are having a a day of “safety and bliss” 🙂 First of all, thank you for the great leap forward in your musical preparation and singing engagement! I missed the Feb. 1st rehearsal and was thrilled to see and hear the progress you made. Well done! As Jazmine was very busy last […]
February 4, 2017

Rehearsal #4/February 1st, 2017

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for your presence, your courage, and your cooperation on Wednesday night.  You are making progress both individually, and as a group, and it was wonderful to see the work that so many of you have put into your music.  Our hope moving forward is that we can continue to build upon the work that you do […]