Author Archives: Kristy

Things to contemplate…

First of all, I’d like to thank those of you who spoke their minds and hearts last night.  I hear you and appreciate your willingness to share.  And, thank all of you for staying, accepting the challenge of this amazing … Continue reading

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Tuesday, Sept. 9, rehearsal

Hello All, Here’s the schedule of events for this coming Tuesday night: Sure on this Shining Night — PU to m. 36-end Sa Nuit d-Ete — review language; PU to p. 6-end; then beginning Soneto — review language, begin at letter … Continue reading

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Links of major works for this semester

Hi, Everyone, I’m working on getting a practice CD. But, for now we’ll just have to make due with our rehearsals and these links.  Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2vdhBNPhIQ (Dark Night of the Soul) http://olagjeilo.com/sheet-music/choral-satb-piano/luminous-night-of-the-soul/ both by Ola Gjeilo Nocturnes – I – … Continue reading

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Brahms’ Requiem–

Beautiful, spiritual, unitarian, evocative, passionate, heart-full, challenging, rewarding, and uplifting to those left to cherish the memories and the spirit of those who are now gone from this physical world. You, your work, your diligence, your care, your passion and … Continue reading

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Lauridsen concerts

For those who are performing this next weekend, we are rehearsing tonight 7-9 p.m. Here’s the list of folks committed to the Lauridsen concerts: Saturday, 5/17, 8:00 p.m., Mission Dolores Basilica, 3321 Sixteenth St., SF Carolyn Wilson Diane Choquette Ruth … Continue reading

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Brahms’ Requiem

ALL I hear your hard work.  Please be mindful we are all singing together.  That being said, the conductor cannot help to keep us together and cue us if they can only see the top of your heads.  There is … Continue reading

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Brahms–Movement VII

ALL–keep this movement in your mind and in your ears.  Save some reserve energy for this movement.  It’s the most challenging with regards to sustain and stamina on high notes.  Keep the breath flowing and the throat, jaw and chest … Continue reading

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Brahms–Movement VI

ALL–Beginning p. 65-72, please note which notes are staccato (dotted-short and detached) and which are not.  Seems we’re way over-staccato-ing the phrase.  The staccatos will be much more effective if only articulated on notes that marked as such. Letter E–watch … Continue reading

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Brahms–Movement V

ALL–Beginning entrance shaky. –“ich vill..”–way too tight!  Please modify your vowel towards the upper palate.

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Brahms–Movement IV

Watch pronunciation of “nungen.”  The “ng” is as in sing, i.e. no hard pronunciation of the “g.” ALL– watch the mezzo di voce (editorial markings!) S–m. 140-142

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