Hi Singers! Good rehearsal tonight.
For those who are wondering what makes the difference between a drinking song and a Brahm’s Liebeslieder, I made this resumé of tonight’s fine tuning of No. 7 :
- Don’t hit a gong with the first word. It’s a pick up : it has to lead to the 2nd mesure : «vom geBIRge».
- Last syllable = unstressed. Put weight on «güs» and vanish on «se» : «regenGÜSse»
- Phrasé conducts towards the 2nd «well» and ultimately towards «güsse» : «vom geBIRge well auf WEll kommen regenGÜSse»
- The 2 prepositions sound ridiculous if disconnected : «From the mountain. Comes gushing rain.» You have to sing it as a whole.
- And finally, german «é» is closer to «i», exactly like in the word «it».
- Final result : «vom geBIRge well auf WELL=>kommen rigenGÜSse»
Here is the link with new dates. Please enter ALL your eventually available dates. It’s not a contract, it’s to help me get the most Singers together at the same time. I truly appreciate your flexibility and availableness.
Next week program :
- Cherpentier, Credo (until p.35)
- Charpentier, Sanctus (including the «benedictus»)
- Mendelssohn, He Watching over Israël (see the Program page for rehearsal stuff)
- Le Jeune, Ce n’est que fiel
Sectional next week (21h30-22h00)
Everybody who wants to sing «Ce n’est que fiel» p.3. Learn verse 1, I’ll listen to you.
Spring calendar :
- April 6 : intensive rehearsal 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, downtown McGill
- April ?? : extra rehearsal t.b.c.
- April 20 : dress rehearsal 12:30 – 1:45 pm (new time)
- April 20 : recital 7:00 – 7:50 pm
- June 4 : dress rehearsal 7:00 – 10:00 pm, downtown McGill
- June 7 : final concert at 8:00 pm, in Redpath
Fiou! Can you feel this Spring energy?