Bravi and V.T.G. Rehearsal Blog

November 27, 2015

November 23, 2015/Rehearsal #12

Dear Bravi, I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving, and are enjoying the rest of your time off! We’re right up against it – our next rehearsal is our last before the dress rehearsal! Please remember¬†that this rehearsal is mandatory, as we will be putting the finishing touches on everything before the concert. Please also remember to send in, […]
November 22, 2015

November 16, 2015/Rehearsal #11

Dear Bravi, Thank you for your hard work on Monday night. I always enjoy working with you, and particularly appreciate your willingness to work towards artistic excellence. Behavior was a bit crazy from some of us on Monday; I believe that that was an aberration, and so expect that it will be much better next rehearsal. We have very, very […]
November 13, 2015

November 9, 2015/Rehearsal #10

Dear Bravi, Good rehearsal overall on Monday! Please take some time to review your rehearsal schedule that I handed out during last rehearsal, and make sure that your memory work is all up to speed on the pieces that is should be. This week, please spend time perfecting The Rose – all words certainly need to be memorized, but now […]
November 6, 2015

November 2, 2015/Rehearsal #9

Dear Bravi, I am so, so proud of you for the phenomenal work you put in on Monday! You have shown true dedication to producing a good tone, and it your hard work is paying off – your sound on The Rose is truly to die for! You will be singing Go Tell It at Saturday’s potluck – please review […]
October 29, 2015

October 26, 2015/Rehearsal #8

Dear Bravi Singers, Thank you so much for your great work on Monday. It was really fun to step into your rehearsal and work with you for a little while. You are an energetic and spirited bunch, for sure. And you are making some really lovely music. Here is a review of some of the things we worked on this […]
October 7, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015/Rehearsal #5

Dear Bravi and VTG, Thank you for your hard work on Monday; you are very resilient and that showed. I particularly appreciated your ability to give attention to such precise detail in such a short amount of time. I am going to ask you this week to spend almost all of your practice time on Go Tell It. I would […]
September 29, 2015

September 21, 2015/Rehearsal #4

Dear Bravi and VTG, I am very proud of you all! On Monday, you worked well with the girls on Night Before Christmas and on I Wish You Christmas. You are singing relatively accurately on both of these songs; therefore, now, I would like to ask you to work on your tone. Please spend time on both of these songs […]
September 29, 2015

September 7, 2015/Rehearsal #3

Dear Bravi and VTG, Good reading yesterday on Go Tell It; The parts are very independent at various points in the score, so you will need to make sure that you know your own part very solidly for next rehearsal. Also, please watch this video of The Night Before Christmas: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oAGCBZh2UkY . When you practice the song, please pay particular […]
September 29, 2015

August 31, 2015/Rehearsal #2

Dear Bravi and VTG, Congratulations on some really good work last night! I was particularly impressed by the good, focused work you put in on Ther Is No Rose. Tuning is going to be CRITICAL on that song, so please spend time on your own part perfecting it, particularly the difficult intervals. Again, here is the link for the Chanticleer […]
September 29, 2015

August 24, 2015/Rehearsal #1

Dear Bravi and VTG members, What a good first rehearsal on Monday! I truly enjoyed seeing you all again. Here is a link to an excellent recording (by Chanticleer) of Ther Is No Rose. Please listen particularly to both the lightness and purity of the tone – I want to work to achieve this in our own performance. Here is […]