Hi, VTG and Bravi:
As we near the performance season, we have a nice opportunity for a little preview tomorrow at the workshop! Please do your best to be on time and fully present, so that we can jump into music-making. Tomorrow, I also encourage you to be good examples for your younger friends in Cantabile (Ensemble/Intermediate) who will be with us for much of the day. Welcome them, engage with them during our down-time, cheer them on in performance, and remember that many of them look up to you and will be inspired by what you do. So it is important not only to sing well, but also to demonstrate good rehearsal etiquette and camaraderie.
Action Items for this weekend and Monday (specific repertoire notes to follow):
Blue Christmas – arr. Mac Huff
Convidando – Zéspedes
Merry Christmas / Happy New Year – arr. Malucelli
Caribbean Mass (SATB), by Glenn McClure
Recordings for your reference:
Kyrie (sung by the MA All-State Honor Choir, Dr. Janet Galvan, Conductor): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4CcudfDr18
Here is Santo…
This was a bit shaky and we only had time for a brief run-through of this on Monday. We will sing it this coming Saturday – please review it so you can be leaders for the younger groups.
Call Times for the Fall Rehearsal: TOMORROW, SATURDAY NOV 4th
Please note your call time for the Fall Rehearsal TOMORROW Saturday, November 4th Your call time is 9:00 am and you must arrive in your Cantabile T-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes/sneakers. Please arrive in the back parking lot (off of Byron St) for check in. A friendly reminder that the concert is scheduled for 1pm, and you will be done by 2pm. The rehearsal and concert are held at First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto: 625 Hamilton Ave.
Holidays with Cantabile Information Coming MONDAY 11/6
Please keep an eye out for information that will be emailed home to you on Monday, 11/6. This will include information about your call and release times, drop off and pick up information, and volunteer sign-ups for our Dress Rehearsal (Tues 11/28) and Holidays with Cantabile Concert (Sun 12/3).
Holidays with Cantabile Tickets Now On Sale
Please visit the Cantabile website to buy your tickets today – they are going quickly! Additionally, we need your help in filling the hall, so invite your extended family, friends, teachers, and neighbors today!
Tour Registration Reminder
If you haven’t already told us about your plans to attend tour, please either register via our website or email Jazmine (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know your status. Thank you!
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
–Jace, Elena, and Lori