Practice instructions – at least 20 minutes per day
Treble and Concert:
Continue learning your part on Siyahamba. Voice 1 – Treble choir plus Wills, Nishorgo, Caetie; Voice 2 – Shantoya, Keziah, Marquita, Maria; Voice 3 – Kamirra, Molly, Matilde and Nora. Memorize the text
It’s in My Desk – Secure memory work
Review: Heaven, Lady of Liberty, Love is Little, How Can I Keep From Singing?, America the Beautiful. Check memory work.
Sakura – Secure text memorization. Work hard on holding your own part in tune.
(Soprano 1 – Caetie, Maria and Shantoya; Soprano 2 – Wills, Marquita and Nishorgo; Alto 1 – Kamirra and Molly, Alto 2 – Matilde, Keziah and Nora)
May God be Merciful – Secure text memorization. Be sure you can hold your own part.
(Voice 1 – Molly, Matilde, Nora; Voice 2 – Kamirra, Keziah, Marquita and Maria; Voice 3 – Wills, Nishorgo, Shantoya and Caetie).
The Old Carrion Crow – Review memory work. Be sure your part is accurately learned.
(Part 1 – Caetie, Shantoya, Wills, Nishorgo, Maria and Marquita; Part 2 – Molly, Nora, Kamirra, Matilde, Keziah)
Lady of Liberty – Review. Wills, Shantoya, Nishorge and Caetie need to have the bottom part learned for mm. 70 – end.
Review: Lady of Liberty with middle sections, How Can I Keep From Singing?, and America the Beautiful
Mass for Three Voices: Practice counting while singing your part, singing on solfege syllables for tuning, and singing with the text while carefully thinking about pitch and rhythm. Pay special attention to memorizing the counting on rests and longer note values. Even though this went quite well last rehearsal, please do not rest on practicing it regularly.
Remember to use the recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Am1PQ0p39w
Remember to give slight crescendos on longer note values. Also, remember to lift on dots and repeated notes.
Simple Song – Review. Remember using open vowels and crisp consonants. Work on phrasing.
Gloria Tibi - Review. Rhythmic breaths.
Cavalieri – Laudate Dominum and Give me your Tired. Work on phrasing
Pro Arte – Study your part for Shenandoah. Part 1 – Erica, Grace, Sharita and Dominique; Part 2 – Sophie, Siara, Faith, Part 3 – Meghan, Katherine, Lauren.
Plenty Good Room – Learn parts on solfege and text. Same part division as the Schalk Chorale Motets. You should also listen here: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/plenty-good-room-print-g4252