I’m very, very pleased with the point that you are at at this point of the year, both in rehearsal and vocally. You are becoming quite flexible as an ensemble – ready to jump between tasks in rehearsal or to stay focused on one thing for a long time.
This next week, please finish off Seven Bridges Road. We’ve reached the point of diminishing returns in rehearsal; you need to learn it well on your own so that we can take it to the next level in performance. Also, please spend time finishing off El Ultimo Café and Tristeza. If you have extra time, please memorize Double Shot. Finally, please begin work on the mass that you were introduced to last week.
VTG, please work on Besame, Girl from Impanema, and One Note Samba. You are on your own learning these.
Bravi, take a look at the solos in our mass movements – I would love to hear a number of you try out for the solos! (Don’t sell yourself short – give a solo a shot; the worst you can get is a no!)
I’m looking forward to seeing you on Monday!