Best Concert Reflection

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I feel that this concert has been my best concert since my arrival at the University for a variety of reasons. The primary reason I enjoy being in choir and singing is the rewarding feelings I have when we finally are able to present to the audience what we have worked so hard towards the entire semester. What many people who don 't participate in a choral ensemble is the amount of work in class and outside of class that we put in as singers into our work. It 's a long-term process of trying again and again until we get it right and ultimately being satisfied with whatever we end up presented at the end of the night. Music for me is an escape from the hectic and sometimes stressful reality of school and work; being able to come to a class that allows me a safe environment to freely express myself and relax for a couple hours has been one of the most exciting parts of this class and of the concert. Signing together …show more content…
Landing on the hard consonants and using them at the beginning of the word to propel the pitch forward worked perfectly. However, where there were any uncertain parts, prime example being the "Fa la la" section of “Fire”, our intonation, as well as all the other technical aspects declined rapidly in quality. As far as rhythmic accuracy goes, “Fire” may have lacked that quite a bit in the “Fa la la” section of the song, as well as small hiccups in some of the alleluia phrases of the Latin piece suffered a smidge. Other than that I feel that our best performances dealing with the drive of singing, vowel shape, consonant placement, dynamic control, phrase shaping, attack, and finally release were executed almost perfectly in “If Music be the Food of Love” and “I am in Need of Music.” In either song we were with the conducting better than either of the other songs and we sang technically so strongly and with such enthusiasm that it made the overall presentation of the song that much greater and

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