1) Warm up ending with the Banana Boat song
2) Two exercises, related to material in the Bell Chorus. The sheet I gave out is here. The first exercise was to help in learning three really awkward lines found at the end of the Bell Chorus. I will put a recording of these lines up here later today! The second one was to help in pitching notes at the end of the chorus.
2) Bell Chorus
We put it all into context from figure 35 (p.40) initially (relating to exercise 2). Then we went back to figure 33 and learnt the lines, before sight reading through the material at figure 24 (the awkward lines we learnt in exercise 1).
3) Act 1
After break we looked at the lines from figure 3 (p.6) to two bars after fig 6 (b.119, p.11). From fig 5, this was largely a revision from last week, although we still need to cover the tenor line from fig.5-6. We also have more work to do on page 8!
Great second rehearsal though, and it was good to see that we were recalling lines well from last week! See you next time. x