Friday, February 24, 2012

Feb. 23, 2012 Rehearsal Notes

Happy Friday, all! It was an excellent rehearsal last night. Even though I hate having a cold, it was fun to just sit back and listen to all of you. It is sounding wonderful!

So just a couple of reminders: first of all, there is a musical missionary fireside this Sunday at 7:00pm at the Crystal building. There are going to be lots of soloists and musical numbers. It sounds amazing!

I am in need of 4 ushers for the Easter concert, so if you know of anyone who might be willing to help us out, please let me know.

Lastly, I want to encourage everyone to get the word out about our Easter concert. It is going to be so amazing! I am so excited and want to make sure that everyone has a chance to attend. I've even invited the random people at Kinko's because they were curious why I am always there making copies, lol. I did create an event on Facebook, so you can go the MMC page and share it with your friends and family. Thank you all so much for your help with this.

Okay, so during sectionals we covered mm. 170-end and reviewed mm. 38-135 of Cindy. We worked on getting the rhythms correct as well as the weird notes that can sometimes be a little difficult to find. The men went over the Pirate Song, mm. 52-end. The women ran through For the Beauty of the Earth, and we worked on our phrasing.

In SATB we worked on Lamb of God - big surprise, right? So first we sang through #12b, Gloria, and worked on where to stress certain syllables in certain words (ex. JE-sus instead of Je-SUS). The second sopranos need to work on mm. 175 and get that solidified before next week. Then we ran through #13a, Jesus, My Savior, once again working on phrasing and where to stress certain syllables.

Then we went back to the beginning of Lamb of God and started at #1, Thou Hope and Deliverer. In that piece it needs to sound like a Gregorian chant, and Kate McWilliams explained how monks would preach in this chant because you can project your voice more when you're singing than if you were just speaking in plain voice.

I hope everyone has a great week, and please let me know if you have any questions or need anything!