Intermediate Rehearsal Blog

March 17, 2018

March 15, 2018/Rehearsal #10

March 9, 2018

March 8, 2018/Rehearsal #9

March 2, 2018

March 1, 2018/Rehearsal #8

Dear Intermediate Singers, Great rehearsal this week, Intermediate!  However, the number of singers who practiced in the two weeks between rehearsals over the break was TOO FEW!  To those of you who did practice:  congratulations!  You are exhibiting the discipline of a true performing artist.  Here are a few important concepts to keep in mind this week:   Repetition: Singing […]
February 17, 2018

February 15, 2018/Rehearsal #7

Dear Intermediate Singers, Thank you for working hard and enabling Jazmine to do her job as my substitute this week in rehearsal.  She said it went well, and I appreciate that.  I am feeling better already with the good medicine I have been taking and should be “right as rain” in no time! Our first big adventure this semester is […]
February 10, 2018

February 8, 2018/Rehearsal #6

Dear Intermediate Singers, Thank you very much for your flexibility this week as we changed rehearsal rooms to allow for a special rehearsal to occur in the Parish Hall.  And parents, we hope you enjoyed the impromptu concert in the Parish Hall at pick-up!  We were happy to provide Intermediate with the opportunity to see a rehearsal of our top […]
February 2, 2018

February 1, 2018/Rehearsal #5

Dear Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a wonderful rehearsal this week, singers.  I am proud of your hard work and concentration in learning several songs in 3-part harmony.  This is an advanced skill and will require each of you to push yourself to the next level of musicianship.  I believe you are ready for the challenge! Many of you missed […]
January 27, 2018

January 25, 2018/Rehearsal #4

Dear Intermediate Singers, Jazmine, Amanda and I appreciate your thoughtful, respectful discussion at the end of rehearsal last night as we reminded ourselves what Cantabile is.  As one singer pointed out to me after rehearsal, Cantabile is all about singing, since our name means “song-like” or simply “singing.”  And yes, this is primarily what we are about at Cantabile.  In […]
January 20, 2018

January 18, 2018/Rehearsal #3

Dear Intermediate Singers, Thank you for a fun and productive rehearsal this week.  We were fortunate to have a visit from Cantabile’s Artistic Director, Elena Sharkova, in the middle of rehearsal and she gave us a formal introduction to the ground-breaking work she has been doing with Vocalise for years now in yoga and meditation.  Watch for a letter coming […]
January 13, 2018

January 11, 2018/Rehearsal #2

Dear Intermediate Singers, It is with great pleasure that I am writing my first Intermediate blog post!  My apologies for not writing to you last week.  I have been under the weather with a good case of bronchitis, but I am feeling better this week and want you to know I am truly excited to begin this journey with you […]
December 1, 2017

Rehearsal # 15/ November 30th

Greetings, Intermediate Singers, I am so proud and pleased by your hard work this week, in both our dress rehearsal and in rehearsal last night. As we continue to strive towards a beautiful, healthy, and unified sound, you are rising to many challenges while staying focused and determined! Keep up the good work, even in the next two days; practice […]