Ensemble Rehearsal Blog

September 24, 2016

September 21, 2016/Rehearsal #5

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for a great, focused, and engaging rehearsal on Wednesday night.  We’re so glad you enjoyed the retreat so much, and it was fun to hear what your favorite parts of retreat were!  Before diving into specific things to practice, we wanted to review how to make a beautiful sound as a singer. Practicing and performing with […]
September 11, 2016

September 7, 2016/Rehearsal #3

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for a good rehearsal on Wednesday night, and it was lovely to get to meet with all of you and your parents about this year’s events.  Even though it was a short rehearsal, we got some great work done!  Please see your action items for practicing below: Practice breathing and the fun yoga flow we reviewed […]
September 2, 2016

August 31, 2016/Rehearsal #2

Dear Ensemble,   Thank you for a wonderful night of music making on Wednesday!  Each one of you showed up ready to breathe, move, sing and share the joy of learning new music! This week there is a lot more music to learn.  Please see your action items for practicing below: Breathing meditation, standing position and a Yoga flow Continue […]
August 27, 2016

August 24, 2016/Rehearsal #1

Dear Ensemble, It was wonderful to see each and every one of you on Wednesday, and on behalf of all of us at Cantabile, we are so excited for another year of exceptional music making! On Wednesday, in addition to meeting many new friends, we started two new pieces.  Please see your action items for practicing below: Yoga Standing position […]
May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016/Rehearsal #17

Dear Ensemble Singers, Concert week is upon us! Please read below for all the details you need about next week’s rehearsal and concert. Practice, Practice, Practice!!! NO Rehearsal Wednesday, 5/11 All-Choir Dress Rehearsal–Thursday, 5/12 Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave) Call Time: 4:45pm Release Time: 7:30pm Dress: Full Concert Uniform Please bring: Your binder, water All-Choir […]
April 29, 2016

April 27, 2016/Rehearsal #16

Dear Ensemble Singers, NEXT REHEARSAL (5/4) will be at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave. Regular times still apply. We had a different kind of week this week. It was fun to work with Sanna, and exciting to do some further exploration of Finnish music.   Action Items for Next Week: This Wednesday is our LAST […]
April 21, 2016

April 20, 2016/Rehearsal #15

Dear Ensemble Singers, I missed you this week! Thank you for your work with Elena and your concentration on your tests with Jazmine. Here is the schedule for now through the All-Choir Concert. Please use it to prepare for rehearsal! EnsembleSpringConcertRehearsalPlan2016 (1) Action Items for Next Week:   If you missed your musicianship test: you will take it next week, 4/27 […]
April 14, 2016

April 13, 2016/Rehearsal #14

Dear Ensemble Singers, This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week! Here is the schedule for now through the All-Choir Concert. Please use it to prepare for rehearsal! EnsembleSpringConcertRehearsalPlan2016 (1) Action Items for Next Week: Musicianship […]
April 7, 2016

April 6, 2016/Rehearsal #13

Dear Ensemble Singers, This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week! Action Items for Next Week: Loch Lomond: Review your part and be able to differentiate between dotted and even eighth notes.   Like a […]
March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

Dear Ensemble singers, This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now! Reminders: Here are the events for the rest of this week: Thursday 3/31: Clinic with Maestro Escalada 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Saturday, 4/2: Festival Day! Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers […]