Updated: Jan 21
Welcome back! Thanks for your input, suggestions, and hard work! If you still haven’t sent in your survey responses, send them in or leave them with Bethany next week (we will not be at rehearsal next Monday).
The Saturday rehearsal went great (I REALLY like that) and I think Monday nights (before rehearsal) works best as well. In either case, we probably won’t have Caroline; that may be an issue, so as we get closer to performance, we may need to go on Monday after rehearsal just for some run-throughs with the accompaniment. (But you are doing great!) Keep working!
I sent several links to be posted in Chorus Connection for videos and some voice practice parts. We’ll try to keep loading those up as we find them.
Rehearsals through “Stuff & Nonsense” (Sunday, Feb. 23rd):
Monday, January 27, 6:00-6:45 pm
Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, February 10, 6:00-6:45 pm
Monday, January 20, 6:00-6:45 pm
Saturday, February 1, 12:30-2:30 pm
Monday, February 3, 6:00-6:45 pm
Monday, February 17, 6:00-6:45 pm
TO DO LIST (SATB):
o Memorize- have the first 8 pages memorized by next rehearsal
o We focused on the key change (p. 14 letter F) to the end- get that down pat (especially the “would jas” moving into the next measure and the notes starting at letter H
o Memorize- memorize through measure 34 (page 6); there are tracks on this in Chorus Connection
o Watch the Vancouver Youth Choir Video for how we will do “choral-opgraphy” with looks, crossed arms, gestures, etc.). We will do that for the first 6 pages next rehearsal!
o Memorize (this should be the easiest of all): Memorize to letter D (p. 6)
In Meeting We Are Blessed
P. 10- this should be in Dropbox/Chorus Connection soon; sorry about that!
TO DO LIST (SSAA):
Put It In The Piggy (here’s our recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDyde-uHUM)
o Memorize- memorize the first 4 pages by next rehearsal
o Be prepared for some “choral-ography!”
o Look at these notes carefully(!):
- M. 3 (w/pickup)-m. 6 (1st phrase)- altos only
- M. 7 (w/pickup)-m. 10- Sopranos (altos say “style and flair”)
- M. 11 (w/pickup)-m. 12- Sopranos only
- M. 13 (w/pickup-m. 14- Altos only (sopranos say (“Illinois”)
- M. 15 (w/pickup)- all
- M. 19- Farmer Jerry only
- M. 20-27 parts
- M. 28 (w/pickup)- m. 31- sopranos (Altos say “Favorite Store”)
- M. 32 (w/pickup)-m. 35- altos (Sopranos say “Yum!”)
- M. 36 (w/pickup)-m. 39- sopranos (Altos say “Of course you do”)
- M. 40-41- SSA1 split three notes on “Ah;” A2 speak/sing words (“A vision…”) and sing “saying”
- M. 45-56 parts
- More later…
o Here’s a recording of the accompaniment only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEDyde-uHUM
Mashed Potato/Love Poem (here’s a great recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0LuXKYM_sY)
o Memorize if you wish but not required
o We’ll check parts next time- this was pretty good. We need to work on musical expression
Bring Me Little Water, Silvy
o If not memorized yet- memorize!
o ALL work on the body percussion using the tutorial video in Chorus Connection
Thanks, everyone- see you Monday January 20th!