It feels good to be back in weekly rehearsals! Breaks are nice, but there's really nothing like getting together with fellow singers to work toward the common goal of an outstanding concert in a few months!
Broadway, baseball, and jazz. Three truly American pursuits. Just like jazz and baseball, Broadway musicals have expanded and flourished beyond American borders and are now some of the most beloved works of art around the world.
From Bach's cantatas to White Christmas to Here Comes Santa Claus - nothing evokes nostalgia and Christmas spirit like favorite holiday tunes sung in a beautiful hall or playing over the radio.
There are so many choices for holiday concerts every year, and each concert promises to be the best. But is the best what we are really looking for in a holiday concert? I think what we are really looking for is an experience. Something that will get us into the proverbial holiday spirit. Something that we will remember. Something that is different than all of the other offerings out there.
A common misconception is that singers practice just in rehearsal, one or two nights a week. The truth is, to make the beautiful music that you hear at a concert, singers practice quite a bit outside of rehearsal, and it doesn't always look like you'd imagine.