Bravi and V.T.G. Rehearsal Blog

October 26, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #9 – October 23, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: Thanks for a really productive, enjoyable rehearsal this past Monday. In spite of a sickness and a few absent singers, I was especially pleased with the sounds you made and the exuberance you showed while we were working outside. Things are starting to take shape now, and it’s time that we turn our attention toward performing. […]
October 20, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #8 – October 16, 2017

Dear Bravi and VTG: Please note:  there are several announcements with call times for events and other important information at the end of this blog. MASTER CLASS WITH DR. TIM SHARP… What a joy it was to spend time with Tim Sharp this week!  This was a wonderful opportunity to soak up all the knowledge he has on a subject […]
October 12, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #7 – October 9, 2017

Dear Bravi and VTG Singers: Some reminders… During meditation it is essential that your back be straight and your chest be open. When practicing at home, use body movement to encourage freedom of tone and breath.  Also be sure to engage your core muscles as you practice and remind yourself to check your alignment.  In case you missed it last […]
October 5, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #6 – October 2, 2017

Hi, VTG and Bravi: In what has been a difficult and overwhelming week in our country, I am reminded of just how important our time together is.  I love my work with Cantabile because I almost always get to see people at their best: working hard, creating beautiful things, holding each other up, and coming together.  And you all choose to do […]
September 27, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #5 – September 25, 2017

Hi, Bravi and VTG: Nice work last night!  I really cherish the rehearsals where we get to spend the majority of our evening together.  Once we get nearer to concert time, these will be less frequent, as we will be needed more with Vocalise.  Please make sure you’re internalizing our work together as completely as possible, so that it will […]
September 22, 2017

Bravi / VTG Retreat Blog – September 15 – 17, 2017

Dear VTG and Bravi: What a great retreat weekend! In Elena’s estimation, it was the most successful retreat she can recall. Bravo to you all for your hard work and your open-hearted, welcoming spirit. It is really important to build community with our newer singers in Bravi, VTG, and Vocalise, and to welcome Ensemble singers into the performing division. Our […]
September 13, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #3 – September 11, 2017

Dear VTG and Bravi: Thanks for a productive — if BALMY — rehearsal last night.  There is so much information to cram into the beginning of the season, and I’m pleased with your ability to work hard in spite of a shortened rehearsal, lengthy orientation sessions, and an unpleasantly hot rehearsal room.   The blog will be a little shorter […]
August 31, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #2 – August 28, 2017

Dear VTG and Bravi: Happy Labor Day weekend!  I hope you have a beautiful weekend and a nice holiday (remember there is no rehearsal this coming Monday).  …but since you have some time off, you should have PLENTY of time for regular practice!  🙂 Here are a few reminders about our expectations: Once a piece is introduced in rehearsal, it […]
August 25, 2017

Bravi / VTG Rehearsal #1 – August 21, 2017

Hi, Bravi and VTG singers! A heartfelt “welcome back” to Cantabile!  I cannot express how much it thrilled me to hear from a couple of you after rehearsal, and to learn from Lori and Elena that week one was full of camaraderie and enthusiasm. It’s going to be a great year.  So, onward to the blog and your action items! […]
May 11, 2017

May 8 – Bravi / VTG Blog for Spring Concert

Hi, Bravi and VTG Singers: I am so truly excited for our upcoming concert this weekend. The collaboration with Laura will only be made more exciting by a beautiful visual presentation and your equally beautiful singing.  This will really be a concert to remember! First, some important information for upcoming events: Friday, May 12 Dress Rehearsal,, 4:30 to 9 pm, […]