Jazmine Harnishfeger-Brand

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ:

Recitals are coming!

Prep 2 Tuesday will have rehearsal off site on Tuesday, May 2nd, at Los Altos United Methodist Church (655 Magdalena Ave.) just down Foothill Expressway.  Class still meets at it’s regular time!

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal

  • All Prep 2 singers will have a mandatory Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, May 4th at 4:30 pm at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto).  
  • Release times are listed in this week’s Scoop.
  • Again, please make sure all singers are in full concert dress at the Dress Rehearsal.

All Choir Concert, We Are A Circle

  • The All Choir Concert, We Are A Circle will take place on Saturday, May 6th at 1:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto).
  • Singers are called at 11:30 am that morning in full concert dress.
  • Make sure you buy your tickets!

 

Prep 2 Tuesday – Amy

Prep 2 had a very productive rehearsal this week. We spent much of our time this week focusing on our concert and recital music. Please be sure to help your singer work on memorization this week as our performances are quickly approaching! There are several videos and recordings available (on this site and in previous week’s blog posts) to help with memorization in addition to the sheet music and lyric sheets each chorister has been provided. At the end of our class, teacher Jazmine joined us to play piano for some of our pieces! She’ll be back again next week so we can have more practice hearing the piano accompaniment and performing with a conductor. Also, please remember that this week we have an off-site rehearsal on TUESDAY, during our regular class time and a DRESS REHEARSAL on THURSDAY.

 

Prep 2 Thursday – Emily

Dear Parents,

First I want to say a big Thank You to all of you!  I can tell that the children had listened to their concert music this week, because they knew it quite well!  We had an excellent rehearsal.  Please continue to support them by having them listen this week.  They need to have all the words and music memorized by next Thursday’s dress rehearsal.  I gave them lyric sheets to help them with this task.  They should all have gone home with Lyric sheets for We Can Plant a Forest and I am yesterday.  They should already have in their folders: lyrics for We are a Circle and a simplified score of There Has to be a Song.  I would say that There Has to be a Song is the song that they need the most practice on, but please keep working on all of them.

Here are the links to the concert songs:

We Can Plant a Forest

There Has to be a Song

We are a Circle–this one they know well, but need to memorize all the words

I am

In addition to working on concert songs, we practiced a few things for our class recital, which is coming up in 2 weeks!  It will take place at our regular class time, Thursday, May 11, 5-5:45 pm.  Please plan to come and bring some goodies to share for our potluck.  We are excited to share with you what we have learned!

Your child will need a uniform for the concert and recital.  If you do not already have a uniform for your child, it is essential that you order one right away. You can go to Merry Mart in San Jose, or go to their website: http://www.merrymartuniforms.com/Cantabile_Youth_Singers/.

Thank you, and I’ll see you all next week.

April 28, 2017

Prep 2 Blog #11 Week of April 24, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Recitals are coming! Tuesday’s recital is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 4:15 pm the Parish Hall. You can sign up for your potluck here. Thursday’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 5:00pm the Parish Hall. You can sign up for your potluck here. Singers will need to be in […]
April 28, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #11 Week of April 24, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Offsite Rehearsal THIS WEEK! BOTH Tuesday and Thursday classes will be meeting at Los Altos United Methodist Church (655 Magdalena Ave. in Los Altos) during their normal rehearsal times. Please see the map that was sent home this week (on paper) for where to meet.  Recitals are coming! Tuesday’s recital is scheduled […]
April 21, 2017

Prep 2 Blog #10 Week of April 17, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Recitals are coming! Tuesday’s recital is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 4:15 pm the Parish Hall. You can sign up for your potluck here. Thursday’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 5:00pm the Parish Hall. You can sign up for your potluck here. We will be hosting a potluck […]
April 21, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #10 Week of April 17, 2017

Prep 1 Tuesday, Jazmine It was lovely to have everyone back together this week! Before we get into the review of the lesson, I want to take a moment and underscore how important it is to support our singers in coming to class prepared each week.  Prep 1 doesn’t have any materials or anything to bring with them, but it […]
April 15, 2017

Rehearsal #14/April 12, 2017

Dear Ensemble, Thank you for your courage, vulnerability, and trust this past week.  It was deeply moving to watch each of you connect with your fellow singers, and the music, in such meaningful and honest ways.  As we get into our final weeks before the concert, it’s especially important that you continue to keep all of your repertoire fresh and […]
April 15, 2017

Prep 3 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Recitals are coming! Monday’s recital is scheduled for Monday, May 15th at 4:00 pm the Parish Hall. (Please note that this is a week after our last class, and that we DO NOT meet on Monday, May 8th). Tuesday’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 5:45 pm the Parish Hall. […]
April 15, 2017

Prep 2 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017

ALL SINGERS – VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Recitals are coming! Tuesday’s recital is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 4:15 pm the Parish Hall.  Thursday’s recital is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th at 5:00pm the Parish Hall. We will be hosting a potluck following the Recital, and we will send out sign-up sheets next week. Singers will need to […]
April 15, 2017

Prep 1 Blog #9 Week of April 10, 2017

Prep 1 Tuesday, Jazmine We had another week full of music making and fun in Prep 1!   This week we continued working on our inner listening skills by singing “Little Peter Rabbit” – a song where we ‘take away’ a word each time we sing through the lyrics.  This supports the singers in having to internalize the song and […]