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 addition, we are a community that works well together, being respectful of each other, practicing the ABC’s: Alignment, Breath and Concentration so that we can make beautiful, exciting music together. And we are kind and caring towards one another. Now that we have our foundation developed (we know each other better, singers have been placed in appropriate voice parts, we have a new 4-row standing arrangement), we will progress in our music at a faster pace. If, that is, we continue to practice concentration, respect, kindness and caring during rehearsal. I am looking forward to a productive, meaningful rehearsal next week!
I thank you for your good practice at home last week – it was evident in your singing in rehearsal. Here’s what you can work on this week.
Trivia Question: How many concerts do the Cantabile choirs participate in during one year?
Each practice session, take a few minutes to vocalise before you sing. The purpose of these exercises is not merely to warm the voice up, although that is important, but they also develop habits and muscle memory for good vocal technique. Regular practice of them will make you a better, stronger singer.
Come and Sing
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Away From the Roll of the Sea
Here is a performance of the song by a youth choir in Austin, TX.
And here are the parts individually:
Book 3, pages 27-28
You received a worksheet from Jazmine in class. It is also attached to the email I am sending to notify you that the blog is posted.
Voice Part Assignments
Soprano – Aarohi, Addie, Aidan, Amiya, Anika, Anthony,Chloe, Claire, Daniel, Elli, Irene, Kaitlyn, Kasmira, Montana, Nika, Pascal, Raghav, Rhea, Sara W., Sarah R., Kitty, Sophie, Sunayna
Alto – Asha, Ashwin, Ava, Elisabeth, Millie, Emily, Gabriel, Jacob, Julian, Kahaan, Kayla, Kiara, May, Maya, Naveli, Ruth, Sarah C., Stefan, Vivana
Soprano 1 – Aarohi, Addie, Amiya, Anika, Anthony, Claire, Daniel, Elli, Irene, Kaitlyn, Montana, Pascal, Sara W., Sarah R., Sunayna
Soprano 2 – Aidan, Asha, Chloe, Millie, Kasmira, May, Maya, Nika, Raghav, Rhea, Kitty, Sophie, Vivana
Alto – Ashwin, Elisabeth, Emily, Gabriel, Jacob, Julian, Kahaan, Kayla, Kiara, Naveli, Ruth, Sarah C., Stefan
Trivia Answer: Around 35 concerts, plus tours.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!