Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I Woke Up Haunted: Nightmares for Choir Directors
I awoke this morning thinking about my altos: Why couldn't they sing with energized consonants in the manner that I wanted? The "Dracula Talk?"
Q. Were they refusing to do what I was asking or just not able to do it?
A. I don't think that they would do that, would they?
It must be a matter of fundamentals--basic concepts that I expect the choir to be able to execute on demand. What I forget is that there are a plethora of new people in choir. I haven't locked these concepts into the choir--yet. Expect some concentrated effort on that particular technique in the upcoming rehearsals.