The Capriccio curriculum strengthens rhythmic and melodic reading skills and teaches healthy vocal production through the beginning stages of the female voice change. Singers perform repertoire in unison, two and three parts. Capriccio performs on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, plus one community performance.
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Rehearsal Venue and Time Change
Monday, March 19
5:30-6:45 p.m. (please note time change)
Lawrence Memorial Chapel - Report to Shattuck 163
Assignments from February 12th rehearsal:
--Spend some time studying your part in stanza 2.
--Sing your part on a neutral syllable. Do not add text until your pitches are securely learned.
--Be prepared to sing your part with confidence at next week's rehearsal.
--Consider all the small sections we have already learned:
--Part I: measures 5-12, 21-28
--Part II: measures 5-28
--Keep reviewing these sections so we do not have to re-learn these sections at our next rehearsal.
--In addition, please look ahead to sections not yet learned:
--Part I: measures 13-20
--Part II: measures 31-38
--Review measure 90-107
Assignments from February 5th rehearsal- Click to view homework assignments.
--Complete the matches for the "El Vito Solfege Bites" sheet. Click here for the document. You may print it, complete the match up and turn it in, or you may write your answers on a sheet of paper to turn in to Mrs. Weijola on Feb 12.
--Please practice each Solfege Bite. Extra bonus if you transfer the solfege into the score!
--Please practice measures 5-28. Especially measures 12-28.
--Please solidify the work that we did on stanza 2 (measures 44-69). Sing with a neutral syllable, such as "too" or "la." Do not add text until the pitches are solid.
--Be prepared to start rehearsal with this piece next week.
--Prepare measures 90-end (page 2).
--There are only SIX rehearsals left.
--Find a recording or performance online to hear the song in its entirety. This will help you hear the big picture.
--Treat your music like it's a good friend! Spend time with it! Learn what is fun and unique about it!
Assignments from January 29th rehearsal- Click to view homework assignments.
--Practice measures 68-88 singing your part.
--Part I = top line
--Part IIa = bottom line, top note
--Part I: practice measures 4-12 and 21-28, using a neutral syllable, like "too" or "loo"
--Part II: practice measures 4-12, 13-20 and 21-28, using a neutral syllable, like "too" or "loo" (Wow! Look at how much you have learned!)
--Do a little research on what "el vito" means.
--Continue practicing stanza 1, adding text
--Preview/prepare measures 44-55, singing your part on a neutral syllable
--Write in solfege as needed, especially if a passage continues to be tricky for you.
--NOTICE the ways in which the melody is JUST SLIGHTLY different from the stanza 1.
Assignments from January 22nd rehearsal- Click to view homework assignments.
--El Vito: practice measures 4-12, using solfege. Remember what kind of note gets the beat. Be precise with the rhythms.
--Finale: practice measures 68-88 (as you did last week), but this time, sing your part. (Part I = side that sits in front of the white board. Part II = side that sits in front on the piano.)
Assignments from January 15th rehearsal- Click to view homework assignments.
--Finale: Practice part 1, using solfege. Use a light, gentle singing voice for the higher pitches.
--Bonus: Identify the tune of the finale.
Assignments from January 8th rehearsal- Click to view homework assignments.
--Complete the Windy Nights poetry assignment. (If you were absent, click here for the worksheet.)
--On back of the Windy Nights sheet, answer the following question: what are the ways I would like to grow as a member of this choir?