We sang through and worked on all of the Tippett Spirituals. They are really taking shape. Important that everyone knows where the repeats are and what happens about endings – the geography of the music!
We also tackled Porgy and Bess and worked a little on Michael Row the boast ashore and checked out the solos.
I was disappointed with how little progress some of the music in this rehearsal had made since we last looked at it, suggesting that not everybody notes carefully what they have to remember and learn. Please bring a pencil and be sure to take on board what I advise/request/demand so that the learning moves forward more rapidly. Appreciated – remember you are doing this for the team!
Soloists: I can confirm the following:
Tippett Spirituals – Rachel (S) and Will Stevens (T); Alto and Bass taken by two members of 8 in a Bar; Will Haddon – Go down Moses
Don’t you let nobody turn you round – Kipper Chipperfield and Will Stevens
Go tell it on the mountain – The entire Alto section!
What you will do on 22.03.17 with Bernard:
Tippett – Go down Moses and Deep River
Give me strength
Let it shine
…and on 29.03.17 (with all solos)
Let us break bread together
Don’t you let nobody turn you round
Go tell it on the mountain
Porgy and Bess
…and on 05.04.17 with me
Sing through everything!