Dear Spirit Song,
Here it is. . Thursday evening, and time for rehearsal! I’m hoping that by next week we will have figured out how to gather on-line for rehearsal, but for tonight, here’s what we can each do on our own.
Warm ups: find a space where you can reach your arms out and have your computer handy to pull up recordings and tracks. . .
Stretch, Yawn, sunshine and prune. . yawn again and take a huge, full body stretch. .
Deep breaths with arms. . . three times . . . or maybe 4. . .nice deep breaths, then out on sh. . .
I Love to Sing! Many times with alternating arms😊
Zinga Zinga Zoo. . . up and down the scale. . .full choreography. . .(careful of your knees)
Hello ! (Hello!) How AH You? (How AH YOU?) Very Fine Thank you!, . (very fine thank you), so lovely to see you today. . . )So lovely to see you today!)
Make sure to use your very best Julia Child impersonation😊
Bambalela # 755
He’s Got the Whole World. . . (really.. we need this reminder right now!)
You are Mine . . . . 721 (David Haas. . .lots of youtube versions of this available)
- Be Not Afraid: Beautiful, legato line. . . (audio available at JWpepper. . .)
who needs to hear this tonight?
Tall vowels throughout. . sing along with recording and dropped jaw.
Lean into “you are precious in my sight. . .”
- Caritas et Amor. . . . (rehearsal tracks on the Spirit Song website)
Review distinctly separate sections, then put together. .
Work your individual line. . . with the tracks. . .
Watch out for that tricky 1 beat measure. . . Remember that Gaudium means JOY!!!
Sing through , paying attention to transitions between sections!
- **This Little Light of Mine! (new last week. . .keep on with this one!)
Tracks are ready to go, so give it a run, then work it through with your own part. . .
Enjoy the recording (JWPepper website. . . Mark Hayes, arr. )
- You Do Not Walk Alone. . . .( check out the rehearsal tracks on our website)
Enjoy the beautiful melody line. . . Tall vowels and light tone. . .
Who needs this song tonight? Sing and pray it for them. . .
- Dereva Ni Mungu. . . Did you memorize this one last week? Here’s your chance!
Stand up and go for the movement, as well! Youtube is your friend on this one!
- What a Wonderful World—tracks are ready!
Enjoy singing this one. . . We all need a bit of the optimism of this beautiful song today!
Closing prayer: Watch, O Lord. . . 860
Let us especially remember all those who are sick, all who care for them, and especially our friends at Stonecrest, St. Therese and Woodbury Health Care. . .
Peace and Blessings,