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.

1 comment:

Clayton said...

cool. I think even us "elders" could use some freshening up on some basic concepts. Yesterday was a low energy day for me, todays rehearsal will be much better!