Hi, Bravi and VTG:
Thank you for your honesty and hard work this past week. I asked you last week to take a critical look at your music and identify the pieces that needed the most work. When asked what you decided, most of you responded “THE MASS!!!” …with a look of some concern. These concerns were made evident when we sang through “Altissimo” at the end of rehearsal. To be fair, you were not alone… plenty of Vocalise was struggling, as well. But the time for struggling MUST be behind us. As Elena said, we are now effectively out of rehearsals. There is no more time to trudge through this together. What are the reasons for this struggle? And, more importantly, how do we address the problem? Let’s answer these questions one by one:
First: Why is it that the Mass is causing us trouble? I believe there are two answers:
Second: How do we address this issue?
Onto your action items for the week, then:
Caribbean Mass: ALTISSIMO
Always practice with attention to detail. HERE IS A LINK TO PART RECORDINGS.
Caribbean Mass: Kyrie
Caribbean Mass: Santo
Caribbean Mass: Credo
12 Days of Christmas
Merry Christmas / Happy New Year
Announcements and reminders:
Thanks, and happy practicing!
Jace, Elena, and Lori