Thank you for your time and focus during our Halloween rehearsal. It was great to see all of your faces and costumes!
Action Items for Monday:
Concepts introduced and reviewed:
Happy X-Mas, War is Over — OFF the program
Unfortunately, we have to postpone performing this song until next year. This was supposed to be a joint piece with the Ensemble choir but it is a bit too late for them to learn it.
ALL of your instructors are grateful for the opportunity to begin learning this great song. Your work has not been in vain — we will bring it back next September.
Hymn to Freedom
— do not over-aspirate “K’s.” They should be more glottal.
— Sing through the double consonants (for example, “KaNNNa”)
— Use a similar treatment for “kai-ki” even though the “k” is not doubled.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I Thank You God:
Iraqi Peace Song:
Memorization: Please refer to the handout for the full schedule of when each piece is to be memorized and performed.
Other announcements and reminders:
Thanks for your time and commitment on a holiday evening. We really appreciate the time and effort you have spent with us so far. Please find the time to really think about these songs and their meanings. Engaging with these texts and creating a channel for empathy through performance are really big reasons why we do this. We can touch so many people with our beautiful music!
Always our best,
Elena, Jace, Jazmine, and Justin