Where does the time go! All of a sudden its Pancake Tuesday. Seems like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. Anyway, we are in good shape and I looking forward to what's left.
This weeks video is one that some of you may have seen before. A wonderful seniors' choir from Korea - the Grey Youth Singers. Wonderful example of expressiveness and dynamics. (despite the language challenges, you know the message they are conveying.
This week again, we got through a lot of material and began to shape a few phrases in Silver Moon, creating a more interesting singing and listening experience. First time ever that I have been able to do that with this choir. More challenges...
In case you missed it, here's what we did this week and hopefully everyone will have a chance to review it
1. Shine on Silver Moon - page 4 - Letter A - 4 parts - shape the phrases and getting all notes correct.
2. Song of the Land - singing Letter E.- Soprano 2 - has the lead - VERY IMPORTANT
3. Four Stong Winds - Letter B - men singing in two parts.
Review Letter C (also repeats at the end)
4. The Prayer - a little stronger up to page 7. Tell me the story!
5. My Way - good work sopranos. You can do it but there is never a time that you can sing page 4 in a lazy manner. It will just hurt - your voice and my ears!!! In fact we have sung all of the notes of My Way, now you can learn the words to the last half.
We have a sing out this week. The program is posted on the front page of our web-site.
So here is what we will do on Monday,
1. Review - Hockey Song, Canadian Pacific, Song for Peace, Hallelujah, Shine on Silver Moon
2. We will learn all of This is My Home - especially the French - remember the difficulty of this piece is watching carefully to perform the difference between long and short notes. (ti-short and ta-long)
If and when you have a little spare time, check out the Membership page of the web-site. Thanks Jim Bowman. They are wonderful.
I hope you all have a great week.
I am looking forward to our next rehearsal.