March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

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March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

Dear Ensemble singers,

This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now!


  • 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
      • Call Time: 10 AM
      • Free Concert: 2 PM
      • You will be done between 3:30 and 3:45pm

Action Items for Next Week:

Here is what we are singing and what you need to practice!

Please also review the musical joke so we can surprise Maestro Escalada with it on Thursday! It is attached here: Muchas gracias

Piece Who is singing at concert? What should I practice?
Plena Ensemble only
  • Review memory
  • Use the video to review the choreography
La Gran Ronda Ensemble only
El Pambiche Lento With Intermediate and Vocalise Review memory
Goza Mi Calipso All Choirs Review memory
Pueblito, Mi Pueblo All Choirs MEMORIZE YOUR WORDS!



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 in minor keys.

For next week: Complete pages 34-36 of Book IV.


Musicianship B

We read another modulating exercise and kept working on our challenging canon. We also reviewed triads and talked a bit about their functions.


For next week: Complete pages 34-36 of Book V.


See you all on Wednesday!




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