Dear Vocalise Singers,
You are taking a leap forward with ever-more challenging repertoire and exciting experiences ahead. Next week is our last rehearsal before the Friday clinic with Maestro Escalada! Keep up the work at home.
Announcements and assignments
Next Week is the Clinic with Maestro Escalada and the Festival. Your schedule is as follows:
5 to 8pm
FCC (regular rehearsal place)
Where: First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto
Uniform: Black Cantabile t-shirt, smart blue jeans, sneakers
Call Time: 10 AM
Free Concert: 2 PM
You will be done between 3:30 and 3:45pm
Observe and remember your sensations and feelings at the end of session. The desirable outcome should bring
This week we spent a lot of time talking about alignment specifically. Keep it in mind during your days!
We are preparing the following pieces for the Festival:
21 March Rehearsal Review and Homework
Although we didn’t not work on Goza Mi Calipso, El Pambiche and Pueblito, please, spend time reviewing the words, music and the dance (for Goza). Links to recordings are in the list above. Music for Goza is here: Goza-Mi-Calipso
Lift Thine Eyes
We reviewed and polished Mendelssohn’s beautiful trio from his oratorio
Elija. Much work was done on intonation, phrasing, vowel coloring and tuning.
Bonnie Wood Green
Please be sure that notes, rhythms, and all other aspects of these pieces are under your belt.
We spent the majority of time in rehearsal on the two movements of this piece. Below are some general notes. Please be sure you have reviewed internalized all notes, rhythms and text for the next rehearsal.
El Último Café