May 2, 2016/Rehearsal #29

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May 2, 2016/Rehearsal #29

Dear Bravi and VTG,

The concert is upon us! At this point, you should have all your rep learned; please make sure that you brush up on any little spots that you are still unsure of. That being said, I feel like you are very ready for the concert. Seven Bridges sounded so good with the drum and guitar – just remember not to oversing, particularly at the end when we go back to singing a cappella. Keep Red Red Rose in your tenor sound, and you’ll be fine. Please spend a bit more time on that one practicing a legato, light tone – particularly on the 4/4 section (“As fair art thou…”). Also, please make sure that your words are accurate for Besame Mucho. As far as the other combined pieces – just don’t oversing; I think that is our biggest issue right now. You sound great – you don’t need to push your sound any louder.

Oh yeah – and, smile!!!  🙂

Make sure that you get rest before the concert tomorrow, and just go in with a positive attitude. I know that you will sound very good, and I will look forward very much to conducting you!

Here’s the specific info below. I’ve copied it from the Vocalise blog and edited it to make it specific to you.


This Week:

  • Spring Concert–Saturday, 5/7
    • Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street)
    • Call Time: 12:30pm
    • Concert at 2pm
    • Dress: Formal Dress Uniform

Next Week:

  • Recording Session–Monday, 5/9
    • Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street)
    • Call Time: 4:45pm
    • Release time: 9pm
  • All-Choir Dress Rehearsal–Thursday, 5/12
    • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
    • Call Time: 4:45pm
    • Release Time: 8:15
    • Dress: Full Concert Uniform
  • All-Choir Concert–Saturday, 5/14
    • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
    • Call Time: 11:30am
    • Concert: 1pm
    • Dress: Full Concert Uniform, please arrive dressed

Below is a list of all the repertoire for the Spring Concert on 5/4 (in concert order). Please use this to prepare for Wednesday and Saturday. 

Pieces marked with an asterisk (*) will also be sung at the All-Choir Concert on Saturday 5/14. You will also be singing “El Pambiche Lento (SSA Only),” “Come and Sing,” and “Give Us Hope” at that concert.

Vocalise SATB
Tristeza
El Último Café
Bravi
Seven Bridges Road*
Aria/Bravi
Oh, My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
Girl from Ipanema
One-Note Samba
Bésame Mucho
Vocalise (SATB)
Double Shot (Honey in the Rock)*
Senior Song
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Imagine

See you tomorrow!

Mr. Belles

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