Week of February 15, 2016


for February rehearsals at Grace & Holy Trinity

and March 6 Bach Marathon performance


February 24 Update on preparation for Bach Cantatas performance March 6th:


All choirs are making progress on the Bach Cantatas for our March 6th performance, but we aren't there yet! The pronunciation is mostly correct. The main area of concentration now is to memorize your part as if you were singing a solo. There are about a dozen people who have the beginning of each line memorized and know what is coming next. The rest of you are listening for the first two or three notes and words and then joining in which is making all the entrances weak. Practice your Cantata movements every day for a minimum of 20 minutes, more if that is what it takes. Listen to the recordings. Be sure you know the translations. Write the words on note cards. Use whatever tricks work for you to memorize. Parents, please ask your chorister to sing the Bach for you from memory. This will help them know what they don't know yet. Thank you! It will be a glorious performance if we all make this final push to master these great works by Johann Sebastian Bach.


Recordings for Bach Cantata #80 - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott






Recording for Bach Cantata #111 - Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit


YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bFGwBKnOE