Sunday, 31 May 2015

Breakdown/ Staple it together....

We've been separated for the last two weeks, with the men disappearing downstairs while the ladies rehearsed upstairs. The idea being that each group could concentrate on the bits they find tricky without holding up rehearsals for the other parts.
To do this, we ended up sitting round the piano, so it was quite odd for me to start with, having the Altos singing in one ear and the rest of the Sopranos in the other. We'll get back together on Tuesday, and hopefully all the crinkly bits will have been ironed out.

Tickets for the concert on 13th June are available - please see the website for details.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

It's the way he tells them.....

We had free stand-up in our rehearsal last week as Jonathan had found a collection of bad jokes to 'entertain' us with (and some of them were dreadful).

Musically, things were much more successful, the Waltzes (which it appears we're singing in English, rather than German, phew) are coming on quite well. Some of them are really catchy, while others are still feeling a bit scary to sing. The Little Jazz Mass is really good, and the Birthday Madrigals are also getting there. We do need to do a bit of work on some of the under part bits, the Sopranos were having a few timing issues last week, but nothing too scary.

Tickets for the concert, Saturday 13th June at Bradford Cathedral are now available - please visit the website to find out more.

Friday, 8 May 2015

There's no harm in being wrong, you know...

There were a few wobbly notes floating about at this week's rehearsal, but actually considering we're around 5 weeks from concert day, things are going pretty well.

The Waltzes are getting better and we're now singing actual words rather than just concentrating on the tune. I am a bit confused (it doesn't take much) as I was convinced we were singing them in the original German, but it appears we might be doing the English translation so watch this space. We also got to hear the double piano effect as Jonathan joined Tom at the keyboard to accompany us. The top piano part actually makes picking out the soprano line much easier, so if we can manage without, it'll be a breeze when it is being played (at least, that's the plan).