Intermediate Rehearsal Blog

April 1, 2016

Thursday March 31st/ Rehearsal # 12

Greetings, Intermediate Singers! Thank you for your hard work and lovely performance for Maestro Escalada this evening! I was so proud of your singing and how well you have learned and memorized your two songs, and El Pambiche Lento is sounding great, too. We will have a great time at Saturday’s festival – please see the details below and read […]
March 25, 2016

Thursday March 24/ Rehearsal # 11

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a productive rehearsal today – and thank you for coming! Traveling to a different rehearsal venue requires effort and planning, and I was frankly just so pleased with the number of singers present! Your enthusiasm for singing in this special choral community is so evident, and I am honored to work with you. Next week is […]
March 18, 2016

Thursday March 17th/ Rehearsal # 10

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a great rehearsal this week! You have practically memorized the two songs you will sing on your own at the Cantabile’s Festival for Young Voices in just two weeks and the massed songs are coming along. Please remember, you will also be singing these songs for Maestro Oscar Escalada during our regular rehearsal time on […]
March 11, 2016

Thursday March 10th/ Rehearsal # 9

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a great rehearsal this week! You made a lot of progress on the songs you will be singing on your own at Cantabile’s Festival for Young Voices, in just a few short weeks, and our massed pieces are also coming along nicely. As you memorize your music this week, please also recall the musical details […]
March 4, 2016

Thursday March 3rd/Rehearsal # 8

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a great rehearsal this week! You maintained great focus and we have made much progress with the songs we will be singing in the Cantabile’s  Festival for Young Voices, in just a few short weeks. Now we need to dive deep into musical details, including musical phrasing, dynamics, and other musical nuances to make these […]
February 26, 2016

Thursday February 25/ Rehearsal # 7

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a great rehearsal this evening! You maintained great focus and sang through many new songs which we will be singing in the Cantabile’s  Festival for Young Voices, in just a few short weeks. Keep up the good work! To those of you who forgot to bring your binders, please remember to bring them every […]
February 5, 2016

February 4th/ Rehearsal #5

Greetings, Intermediate Singers! Thank you for a productive and fun rehearsal last night. We are well on our way with our Spring Concert repertoire, so please continue to work hard in rehearsal, and to review and practice all your songs at home.  Please remember that we will always have a mixture of different songs: Some are more accessible, fun, and […]
January 29, 2016

January 28th/ Rehearsal # 4

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a very productive rehearsal this week! We have been working hard to sing successfully in 3-part harmony, and it is starting to pay off. In these last two weeks before Winter Break, please maintain this wonderful focus and commitment, so we can get most of our music learned and ready for polishing after we […]
January 22, 2016

January 21st/ Rehearsal # 3

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a great rehearsal this evening. I am so impressed by your focus and enthusiasm, and it was so fun to play Forbidden Solfege Pattern with you! In contrast to last week, we sang through many more songs, and perhaps skimmed over various details in order to gain a general familiarity with the music. Next […]
January 15, 2016

January 14th/ Rehearsal # 2

Dear Singers, Thank you for a focused and productive rehearsal this evening. We worked on fewer songs, but we dug deep into 3-part harmony with Ella’s Song and Seven Wonders. Singing in three part harmony requires excellent listening, and complete confidence in singing your own part. It is also essential to know the other parts, and their relationship to your own. […]