Thank you to all of you who worked with me (Jazmine) this past week in rehearsal. I was grateful for your dedication, maturity, and cooperation. I know it was different having quite a few of your colleagues gone at the Carmina rehearsal, but you rose to the occasion and took full ownership of your rehearsal and musical success.
Practice Log: As a reminder, please record the day you’ve opened the blog, when you’re practicing, for how long, and what you’re practicing in each session. During practice, focus your attention on details by following blog instructions for each song. Bring your completed practice log with you to the next rehearsal. You can now use this Cantabile Practice Log to record your practicing each week: cantabile-ensemble-practice-log
Action Items and expectations for next Rehearsal, Oct 26th:
Concepts addressed this week:
Stars Tonight, Judy Herrington
As a reminder, this is a piece that we’ll be singing with Intermediate at the Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec. 4th
Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow
This is another piece that you’ll be performing with Intermediate for the Holidays with Cantabile concert.
Old Fox Wassail
Thank you for all of the hard work that you put into this piece this past week. I could really tell who had spent the time, energy, and focus, making this week’s rehearsal noticeably better and more confident!
Caverns In The Clouds
Your sound is coming along beautifully in this piece!
We’ll also be performing this at the Holiday’s with Cantabile concert.
This is the choreographed number that you’ll be singing with Vocalise for our Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec 4th.
This is the choreographed opener for our Holidays with Cantabile concert on Dec 4th.
Review: Breathing meditation, standing position and a Yoga flow
Continue practicing breathing as follows (5 min a day.) This technique will not only relax and center you but will also greatly improve your ability to sing long sustained phrases.
Mind and body are one continuum, reconnected through breath
Other announcements and reminders:
Thank you again for making our time together so meaningful and productive. I’m looking forward to hearing the fruits of your labor, and having another wonderful night of coming together in song next week!
Elena and Jazmine