Thank you for another great night of rehearsal. It was lovely to see all of your parents present at the Parent Orientation, and we’re delighted that you’re so excited about our tour in the Crescent City (New Orleans) this summer: it’s going to be an amazing tour! Please see below for your action items for this week, and keep in mind you have a shorter practice window since you’ll be in on retreat all weekend!
Grace (SATB), arranged by Mark Hayes
Listen to the excellent rendition of the piece on Spotify: BYU Women’s Choir’s CD, “Wondrous Love”
I Thank You God (SSA)
This will be one of our pieces for competition in Monterey. We have just under 10 weeks until our competition date, so while this piece may appear simple in some ways, as we discussed, its beauty and complexity is in the details.
Below is the recording of Cantabile singing this from Spring of 2013:
Iraqi Peace Song (SSA)
Congrats to Malaina on an excellent solo audition on Monday night. We will hear Alisha on the solo at the next rehearsal. If anyone else is interested, please, let email Elena.
And a big thank you and congrats to Julia Wu for her beautiful cello accompaniment! The sound of the cello adds a great depth, warmth, and richness.
Here’s the original CD track, of which this choral version is an adaptation.
Music Down In My Soul (SSA)
This another piece that we’ll be taking to Monterey for competition. It’s great that so many of you still remember this from the last time we performed it. As such, learning your parts should be easy enough: please have them learned by next week. Below is the recording that Cantabile made back in Spring of 2013 to help you practice:
Here’s the video we watched in rehearsal last week.
Here’s the video of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir we watched in rehearsal
Please, start learning the moves!
As a reminder from last week, for those new to Vocalise and new to Cantabile, here is how we roll in this super-advanced choir:
Other announcements and reminders:
We’re looking forward to a wonderful retreat with all of you this weekend. As you rehearse with Ensemble, we encourage you to remember the analogy of the boats and the waves, and to help create a space founded on trust, joy, and curiosity for Ensemble to join you in.
See you on Friday!
Elena, Jace, and Jazmine