March 23, 2016/Rehearsal #11

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March 23, 2016/Rehearsal #11

Dear Ensemble singers,

You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only one more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada!


  • Next week is Festival Week! Please be sure these events are on your calendar. They are required!
    • Wednesday 3/30: Regular rehearsal
    • 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
      • Call Time: 10 AM
      • Free Concert: 2 PM
      • You will be done between 3:30 and 3:45pm
  • Musicianship B: Please bring a sweater or jacket, as we will be outside from 7 to 7:30.

Action Items for Next Week:

As next week is the week of the Festival, this week’s blog is a bit different. Please use the table below to practice and prepare for rehearsal, our clinic with Maestro Escalada, and the Festival day.


Piece Who is singing at concert? What should I practice?
Plena Ensemble only
  • Review memory
  • Take a look at the choreography in this video We will do something close to this!
La Gran Ronda Ensemble only
  • Finish memorizing,
  • Concentrate on entrances and transitions
  • Solidify words.
El Pambiche Lento With Intermediate and Vocalise Review memory
Goza Mi Calipso All Choirs Review memory
Pueblito, Mi Pueblo All Choirs Finish memorizing



General Musicianship Notes:

Please be sure you are going back and making all corrections Gwen asks you to make!


Musicianship A

We reviewed two types of minor scales (natural and harmonic) and sight read a minor canon.

For next week: Complete pages 31-33 of Book IV.


Musicianship B

We read another modulating exercise and kept working on our challenging canon.

***For next week: please be sure you have a sweater or jacket, because we will likely be outside again***

For next week: Complete pages 31-33 of Book V.


See you all on Wednesday!



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