I am sooooooo happy...

March 17, 2015

What a great rehearsal yesterday!!!  I was exhausted by the end and I heard that many of you were a little tired too. That's a good thing! I hope you all enjoyed the exciting sounds that are developing.  You will all be well prepared for this concert and that will make for a fun afternoon of singing and entertaining.


I hope you will all have some time this week to review some of what we have accomplished.  Here' a summary of the key points from yesterday's rehearsal.


1.  Everything is Beautiful - at measures 19 - 22, the altos will sing the middle note.  Gentlemen please remember the important timing at measures 23.  Second sopranos - do not sing measures 27 and 28 and be ready to sing measures 29 and 30 strongly.  (ensemble sopranos sing 1st soprano).

Other alto changes - measure 36, 44 - middle note only.

Remember measures 61 - 67 are a repetition of 35 - 42 and this is repeated again.  Trouble spot - page 9.  (I'll go over this again next week).


2.  Get Happy - please review 1st alto and 2nd alto parts in this.  We finished page 10 - end of the piece.  Please be careful of the rhythm on page 11. From 81 to the end, repetition in a new key.  CAUTION : measure 89 - a looney for me with everytime someone sings in the rest!!!  I will review page 15 - it needs a little tightening up. 


3.  Everything's Coming up Roses - please review all of the changes.  Be sure you have them marked on your music. Review measures 53 and 54.  Second soprano - please review the last page.  Stay on the middle note to protect your voice. 




Plans for next rehearsal: Lake Isle of Innisfree - If everyone could listen to their parts BEFORE the rehearsal, you will learn it very quickly and save so much rehearsal time that can be used polishing  everything else. 

Last page - Get Happy

Last page - Roses

Happy - entire choir - sing to memory - ensemble???

                   little work on page 8/9

California Dreamin' - balancing parts and bringing out the melody. 

Peace Like a River - pages 5-9.  Please listen to your parts for the entire piece.

Moonlight Serenade - measures 151 -160,  measures 173-180.

Everything is Beautiful - last page.


Thanks so much for being you. It's such a pleasure working with all of you.  You are quite a team.


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