Thank you for a productive rehearsal last week while Elena was away. She and I are in contact and will continue to set clear goals and dig into deeper levels of your repertoire in her absence. She misses you greatly, as I’m sure you know!
With anything you sing, you will receive what you put into it. This is incredibly important to remember when working on music by living composers, whose work is of the moment and often speaks to our current lives in unexpected ways. You must dig into this repertoire and offer yourselves to it fully, even if it is hard to grasp at first. What you put into it will return to you, if you commit 100%.
Action Items for your practice:
We Are a Circle
Past Life Melodies
Review your divisi. If you were gone last week, you will be assigned a part next week.
If you need a reminder of how the piece feels, you can listen to either this recording by Sarah Hopkins (the composer) or this recording by Chanticleer. It might still be adjusted, but here is where we left it this past week:
I Dreamed of Rain
Other announcements and reminders: