We had another good week of rehearsal, and while some of the pieces aren’t where we thought (or hoped) they would be, I feel confident that our time together on Wednesday was illuminating, and that each of you will take the steps needed to get us to where we should be for next week. As a reminder, we now have four (4) Wednesday practices left before the Holidays with Cantabile Concert.
Practice Log: As a reminder, please record the day you’ve opened the blog, when you’re practicing, for how long, and what you’re practicing in each session. During practice, focus your attention on details by following blog instructions for each song. Bring your completed practice log with you to each rehearsal. You can now use this Cantabile Practice Log to record your practicing each week: cantabile-ensemble-practice-log
Action Items and expectations for next Rehearsal, November 2nd:
Concepts addressed this week:
Self-Reflection and Analysis Exercise
Stars Tonight, Judy Herrington
As a reminder, this is a piece that we’ll be singing with Intermediate at the Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec. 4th
Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow
This is another piece that you’ll be performing with Intermediate for the Holidays with Cantabile concert.
Old Fox Wassail
Caverns In The Clouds
Your sound is coming along beautifully in this piece!
We’ll also be performing this at the Holiday’s with Cantabile concert.
This is the choreographed opener for our Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec 4th.
Review: Breathing meditation, standing position and a Yoga flow
Continue practicing breathing as follows (5 min a day.) This technique will not only relax and center you but will also greatly improve your ability to sing long sustained phrases.
Mind and body are one continuum, reconnected through breath
Other announcements and reminders:
Elena will be back next week for rehearsal, and is super excited to hear the progress you’ve made while she was in London. Thank you in advance for the time, careful attention to detail, and hard work that you’re going to invest in practicing this week: that’s what will make this a truly exceptional concert!
All our best!
Elena and Jazmine