What a great retreat weekend! Definitely, the most successful retreat we have ever had… Bravo to you all for your hard work and your open-hearted, welcoming spirit. It is really important to build community with our newer singers in Bravi, VTG, and Vocalise, and to welcome Ensemble singers into the performing division. Our musical work is only truly effective with mutual trust, and we built a lot of that this weekend.
Action Items for Monday Sept. 25th. Full instructions for each piece are further down in the blog.
Caribbean Mass (SATB), by Glenn McClure
Angel (SSA), by Sergei Rachmaninoff, poem by Mikhail Lermontov
REMINDERS FROM LAST WEEK’S PRACTICE:
Cantique de Jean Racine:
We have worked quite a lot on the piece on Saturday and the notes were learned well. Please, review your part on “loh” making sure all notes and rhythms are corrected, phrasing is musical and dynamics are observed. Review the text, using Jace’s excellent pronunciation recording. Practice singing with the text and learn mrs. 1-47 on the words (half of the song.)
We are only 4 weeks from singing this beautiful piece in concert (Oct. 28th)
Take special note of the part assignments that are hand-written into your score.
Amani: Lots of work is already done. Please, review the notes and practice text pronunciation slowly but in rhythm.
Practice text, as well. Here is a diction guide.
Action items and reminders for this week:
This means arriving no later than 5:20.
“Stacking up” alignment and mediation
Elena, Jace, and Lori