Greetings, Intermediate Singers!
Thank you so much for a focused and productive rehearsal on Thursday! Remember my words: All of this detailed work to learn music, and apply beautiful singing and phrasing will pay off in the final weeks leading up to our concert, when you will be able to focus solely on preparing a polished and fun performance. Please keep up the great work and be sure to practice at home so you can come prepared each week.
New Practice Log: It is very important to practice at home, and to know how much you are doing each week. At Cantabile, we expect our Intermediate singers to practice at least 20 minutes per day. Please use this practice log every Thursday morning as a tool to record the approximate number of minutes you have practiced that week (for example, Week of 10/20: 106 min). This does not include musicianship homework. The singer who has logged the most number of minutes will receive a special prize on the last day of rehearsal!
Save the Date: Thursday November 3rdth Masterclass with Elena Sharkova
Parents are welcome to sit in on this special opportunity for the singers of Intermediate Chorus to perform and receive expert instruction from our world famous Artistic Director. The Masterclass portion of our rehearsal will take place from 6:00-7:00, during which time the singers will perform and work on 1-2 selections from their current repertoire. Please join us!
New Cantabile singers will need uniforms for our upcoming workshop on November 5th and our Winter Concert on December 4th– please order as soon as possible at Merry Mart Uniforms!
Action Items for this Week:
Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow – you are singing this for Elena!
Stars Tonight – you are singing this for Elena!
The Moon – please continue to review and practice, in particular, the points which Jace and Lori made:
Musicianship A – start reviewing for your exam on November 17th!
Excellent work improvising and playing your Candy Rhythms, and creating polyrhythms! You also reviewed F major a practiced writing the scale on the staff. Lovely work reviewing G major, and sight-singing Morning is Come. Then you reviewed several important musical symbols with Music Jeopardy! This week, singers working out of Book 1 should complete pages 29-32, and singers working out of Book 2 should complete pages 15-16. Please complete and give to Simon first thing when you arrive next Thursday. Please do your homework, and if you do not understand it, ASK MATTHEW!
Musicianship B – start reviewing for your mid-year test on November 17th!
Excellent work improvising Halloween Word Rhythms, and creating polyrhythms! You then split up into small groups and worked on come complex rhythms which you then performed for the class, some of you in canon. This week, singers working out of Book 3 should complete pages 15-16. Please complete and give to Simon first thing when you arrive next Thursday. Please do your homework, and if you do not understand it, ASK ME!
Singers who have completed Book 3
Have a wonderful week, and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday!
Katie, Matthew, and Simon