Greetings, Intermediate Singers!
Thank you so much for a wonderfully productive rehearsal. It was such a joy to work on refining your sound, to dig into the details of your German pronunciation, and to be able to work on more songs in general within our rehearsal, still with plenty of time left for dancing and body percussion. Please keep up the good work in bringing your positive focus and joyful presence each week!
Save the Date: Thursday September 29th Masterclass with Jace Wittig
Parents are welcome to sit in on this special opportunity for the singers of Intermediate Chorus to perform and receive expert instruction from a superb musician and performer. The Masterclass portion of our rehearsal will take place from 6:15-7:15, during which time the singers will perform and work on 1-2 selections from their current repertoire. Please join us!
Trivia Question: What is the name of an Israeli dejembe (the drum that Matthew plays each week)?
Action Items for this Week:
Bist du bei mir – you are singing this for Jace next week!
The Moon – you are also singing this for Jace
New Song! Allunde Alluya: Please listen and watch the video of Cantabile performing this in 2012, which also features beautiful movements which we will perform at the winter concert! This is a beautiful African Prayer Lullaby with Swahili text.
Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow
Excellent work reading and playing the rhythms on the rhythms cubes. You also reviewed C major, F major and G major scales, and practiced writing them on the staff. Lovely work sight-singing Scotland’s Burning, La Cloche, and O, How Lovely. This week, singers working out of Book 1 should complete pages 17-20, and singers working out of Book 2 should complete pages 9-10. Please complete and give to Simon first thing when you arrive next Thursday. Please do your homework, and if you do not understand it, ASK MATTHEW!
Excellent work reading and performing Ice Cream rhythms! You then split up into small groups and composed your own rhythms. Remember next week, we will be doing small group sight-singing in F major. This week, singers working out of Book 3 should complete pages 9-10. Please complete and give to Simon first thing when you arrive next Thursday. Please do your homework, and if you do not understand it, ASK ME!
Singers who have completed Book 3: As your third assignment on Noteflight, I would like you to do the following:
Trivia Answer: A goblet drum!
Have a wonderful week, and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday!
Katie, Matthew, and Simon