Vocalise Rehearsal Blog

October 21, 2016

October 17th 2016/Rehearsal #7

Dear Vocalise, Thank you for another week of focused, meaningful rehearsal.  Please see your action items for next week: Action Items for next Monday (Reh. 11 of 17) Practice EVERYTHING with metronome. Memorize tempi for each piece. Pakkanen: Practice your choreography!  (See below for links and instructions) Alunde Alluia: Watch and listen to this performance from 2012. Learn the piece […]
October 15, 2016

October 10th 2016/Rehearsal #6

Dear Vocalise, Great rehearsal last Monday! Keep practicing 🙂 Action Items for next Monday (Reh. 10 of 17) Practice EVERYTHING with metronome. Memorize tempi for each piece. Memorization checks on 10/17: Vindo, I thank you God, Pakkanen (competition singers only). Memorization checks are conducted in small groups. Pakkanen: Elena moved memo date for this piece from 10/31 to 10/17 since […]
October 7, 2016

October 3, 2016/Rehearsal #5

Dear Vocalise, We had another great night of rehearsal last night. Thank you for your focus, flexibility, and receptivity to working with our guest clinician, Lori Bammesburger. We’re continuing to make good progress on all of our pieces, and our performances will be here before you know it! Action Items for next Monday (Reh. 9 of 17) Practice EVERYTHING with […]
September 29, 2016

September 26, 2016/Rehearsal #4

Dear Vocalise, Thank you for another great night of rehearsal.  It was the warmest night that we will have all year, but you stayed focused, engaged, and did some wonderful work in preparing for our Holidays with Cantabile Concert, and the Golden State Competition. NEW PIECE: Allunde Allua This is the opening choreographed number for the Dec. concert (with Ensemble […]
September 14, 2016

September 12, 2016/Rehearsal #3

Dear Vocalise, Thank you for another great night of rehearsal.  It was lovely to see all of your parents present at the Parent Orientation, and we’re delighted that you’re so excited about our tour in the Crescent City (New Orleans) this summer: it’s going to be an amazing tour!  Please see below for your action items for this week, and […]
September 2, 2016

August 29, 2016/Rehearsal #2

Dear Vocalise, Thank you so much for a great rehearsal this week and ESPECIALLY for arriving so promptly and getting settled and focused for the welcoming mediation BEFORE 5:30. We had no late arrivals and that is a great year way to start the season! Your home practice assignment will be a bit more than usual since we have two […]
August 25, 2016

August 22, 2016/Rehearsal #1

Dear Vocalise, It was wonderful to see each and every one of you on Monday night, and on behalf of all of us at Cantabile, we are so excited for another year of exceptional music making! On Monday, in addition to meeting many new friends, we started three new SATB pieces, and one SSA.  Please see your action items for […]
May 3, 2016

May 2, 2016/Rehearsal #16

Dear Vocalise Singers, Two concert weeks are upon us! Please make an effort to stay hydrated, rested, and well-informed during this busy period. Below are details for this week and next week. This Week: Dress Rehearsal–Wednesday, 5/4 Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street) Call Time: 4:45pm (5:30pm for Bravi/VTG) Release time: 7:45pm (8:00pm for Bravi/VTG, 8:30pm for […]
April 29, 2016

April 25, 2016/Rehearsal #15

Dear Vocalise Singers,   First of all: Rehearsal this Monday is at First United Methodist Church in Palo Alto (625 Hamilton Ave) at the regular time. PLEASE TAKE NOTE!   Concert week is upon us. Below are all of the details for this week. Announcements and Assignments Dress Rehearsal–Wednesday, 5/4 Location: All-Saint’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto (555 Waverly Street) Call […]
April 21, 2016

April 18, 2016/Rehearsal #14

Dear Vocalise Singers, Thank you for your wonderful hard work on Monday. We are getting closer and closer to our last concerts of the year and you are sounding great. Please keep working on memory so that interpretation can flow! Announcements and Assignments:   When singing SATB music (Tristeza, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Double Shot), please use the following divisi: […]