Hi, Bravi and VTG:
VTG singers should refer to the Vocalise blog, which will be posted very soon, for their rehearsal this week. Hang in there, VTG — your work will be very helpful in bringing Bravi up to speed as they rejoin you with Vocalise in rehearsal next week!
Bravi: First and foremost, thank you for your hard work these past two weeks. As your student conductor said — the Sunday rehearsals DO pay off. Huge steps were taken over the last 14 days.
The gala will come and go in the blink of an eye, so it’s important that you have your thoughts in order for that evening. First of all, some logistics:
4:30pm Arrival, dressed and ready
*Please arrive early enough to park and find your way upstairs by 4:30.
Angelica’s, Redwood City
Concert Attire – Blue ties, vests, etc. Shirts ironed thoroughly and carefully!
Dismissal between 9:30 – 10:00
Your first musical set is in this order:
Your second musical set is in this order:
Aria will sing one piece alone later, and then you all will sing, at the end of the evening:
Here are repertoire notes on each of those pieces, in that order:
Go to the Mardi Gras
Basin Street Blues
Do You Know What it Means
When the Saints Go Marching In
What I Have Done
Creole Love Call
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Your hard work, as always, is appreciated and is so important.
Yours in music,