Ensemble Rehearsal Blog

Dear Ensemble Singers,

Concert week is upon us! Please read below for all the details you need about next week’s rehearsal and concert. Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

  • NO Rehearsal Wednesday, 5/11
  • All-Choir Dress Rehearsal–Thursday, 5/12
    • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
    • Call Time: 4:45pm
    • Release Time: 7:30pm
    • Dress: Full Concert Uniform
    • Please bring: Your binder, water
  • All-Choir Concert–Saturday, 5/14
    • Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave)
    • Call Time: 11:30am
    • Concert: 1pm
    • Dress: Full Concert Uniform–Please arrive dressed
    • There will be a light snack provided. Please bring a heartier lunch with you to eat in between the rehearsal and concert

Action Items for Next Week:

Review memory on everything! Everything!

All pieces below will be sung at:

All-Choir Concert, Saturday 14 May 2016

Piece Who is singing at concert? Action for 5/4
Eu e Você Ensemble only Review Memory
Loch Lomond Ensemble only Review Memory
The Quiet Land of Erin Ensemble only MEMORIZE
Like a Singing Bird With Intermediate Review Memory–especially last section
El Pambiche Lento With Vocalise and Intermediate Review
Give Us Hope All Choirs Review
Come and Sing All Choirs Review

See you Thursday!

May 5, 2016

May 4, 2016/Rehearsal #17

Dear Ensemble Singers, Concert week is upon us! Please read below for all the details you need about next week’s rehearsal and concert. Practice, Practice, Practice!!! NO Rehearsal Wednesday, 5/11 All-Choir Dress Rehearsal–Thursday, 5/12 Location: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave) Call Time: 4:45pm Release Time: 7:30pm Dress: Full Concert Uniform Please bring: Your binder, water All-Choir […]
April 29, 2016

April 27, 2016/Rehearsal #16

Dear Ensemble Singers, NEXT REHEARSAL (5/4) will be at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave. Regular times still apply. We had a different kind of week this week. It was fun to work with Sanna, and exciting to do some further exploration of Finnish music.   Action Items for Next Week: This Wednesday is our LAST […]
April 21, 2016

April 20, 2016/Rehearsal #15

Dear Ensemble Singers, I missed you this week! Thank you for your work with Elena and your concentration on your tests with Jazmine. Here is the schedule for now through the All-Choir Concert. Please use it to prepare for rehearsal! EnsembleSpringConcertRehearsalPlan2016 (1) Action Items for Next Week:   If you missed your musicianship test: you will take it next week, 4/27 […]
April 14, 2016

April 13, 2016/Rehearsal #14

Dear Ensemble Singers, This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week! Here is the schedule for now through the All-Choir Concert. Please use it to prepare for rehearsal! EnsembleSpringConcertRehearsalPlan2016 (1) Action Items for Next Week: Musicianship […]
April 7, 2016

April 6, 2016/Rehearsal #13

Dear Ensemble Singers, This week we started on repertoire for our Spring Concert. Please use the guidelines below for practice and be sure to review specific assignments. I will have a schedule for memory next week! Action Items for Next Week: Loch Lomond: Review your part and be able to differentiate between dotted and even eighth notes.   Like a […]
March 31, 2016

March 30, 2016/Rehearsal #12

Dear Ensemble singers, This is a very busy week. Please take a look at the blog and practice now! Reminders: Here are the events for the rest of this week: Thursday 3/31: Clinic with Maestro Escalada 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Saturday, 4/2: Festival Day! Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers […]
March 24, 2016

March 23, 2016/Rehearsal #11

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only one more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: Next week is Festival Week! Please be sure these events are on your calendar. They are required! Wednesday 3/30: Regular rehearsal Thursday 3/31: […]
March 17, 2016

March 16, 2016/Rehearsal #10

Dear Ensemble singers, You are working very hard, and I continue to be impressed with the excellent progress we have been making in rehearsal. Keep it up! Only two more rehearsals before we meet with Maestro Escalada! Reminders: We have a Clinic with Maestro Escalada on Thursday, March 31st from 5:45 to 7:30 at FCC. Please be sure this is […]