Hey guys! Hope you had a fun retreat! We’re gonna really hit the ground running, so this is what you need to do!
Bel Canto is in 5/8 time, so the song is generally gonna go faster than you think it will. Be sure to practice rhythms and look at the director! While the song is rather easy to memorize (which we need to do!) don’t forget to also remember the dynamics and articulations. They are really what helps make us go above and beyond! But the most important thing to do is to have movement and emotion. We may sound beautiful, but if we don’t show what we feel, then the audience won’t feel what we feel!
I Am In Need of Music is good, but can always get better! We need to remember phrasing especially, and have good balance. Here’s the choir home page, take a look at the videos at https://icchoir.org/choir-pages/cantantes-angeli/! Listen to how they accent specific words, and really make the song have meaning to themselves.
Both songs should be memorized for Wednesday! See you guys then!
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The upcoming events are:
Indians Game, Thu, August 28, 6:00pm – 7:25pm at Victory Field. Check the website for tickets!
Indianapolis International Violin Competition, Wed, September 3, 6:00pm – 8:30pm and Fri, September 5, 5:45pm – 8:30pm
Musical term of the day: Affrettando~ Becoming hurried, accelerating