Greetings, Intermediate Singers,
Thank you for a productive rehearsal today – and thank you for coming! Traveling to a different rehearsal venue requires effort and planning, and I was frankly just so pleased with the number of singers present! Your enthusiasm for singing in this special choral community is so evident, and I am honored to work with you.
Next week is a BIG WEEK. Our two big and important events are:
Thursday March 31st
We have guest clinician and famed conductor Oscar Escalada visiting our rehearsal on Thursday March 31st (which will be back at FCC as usual). He will be hearing all the Latin American repertoire we have been working so hard on over the past month. Please see action items below so you can be as prepared as possible. Please note: Maestro will be starting his clinic right at 5:00, so ALL INTERMEDIATE HONORS STUDENTS MUSIC ARRIVE BY 5:00 THIS WEEK and WILL BE FINISHED BY 7:00.
Saturday April 2nd
Cantabile’s Sixth Annual Festival for Young Voices
With Guest Clinician and Conductor Oscar Escalada, Argentina
When: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
**Choirs: Intermediate, Ensemble, Vocalise, Bravi & VTG
Uniform: Red Cantabile Polo shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers
Call Time: 10 AM
Free Concert: 2 PM
**New Intermediate singers should purchase red Cantabile polo shirts here as soon as possible. Please contact me immediately if there is any issue.
- Un Lorito de Verapaz – this sounded really great today! Sing and review at home, work on the dynamic contrasts we practiced today, and remember how we took a collective breath as part of the pick-up to the new phrase. Practice this at home, but allow the breath to feel easy and natural – just an extension of the musical line.
- Tres canciones de los elementos – Escuchar al viento really requires some review – both parts need to check those pitches which we worked on today. Listen and review with your music, and remember the fire and passion we found for Fuego! On a whole, the entire piece sounds lovely.
- El Pambiche Lento – this is really coming along! Continue to listen and review your Spanish – and have fun dancing to this upbeat song!
- Goza mi callipso – continue to review and memorize at home!
- Pueblito, mi pueblito – study your music and have it memorized for next week! Continue to use this source to help with pronunciation, translation, and to listen.
Musicianship A: Nice work creating polyrhythms of our favorite flower, and identifying the rhythm and solfege for “Sing and Rejoice.” I am looking forward to looking over your practice tests before handing back to complete next week – all this work will help you have successful exams and evaluations at the end of the term. This week, please complete pages 28-30 in Book 2. Those of you finished with Book 2 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net.
Musicianship B: Nice work creating polyrhythms of our favorite flower, and identifying the rhythm and solfege for “Laughing, Singing.” I am looking forward to looking over your practice tests before handing back to complete next week – all this work will help you have successful exams and evaluations at the end of the term. This week, please complete pages 28-30 in Book 3. Those of you finished with Book 3 should continue reviewing all pages, and doing activities on musictheory.net.
Have a great weekend – see you on Thursday!