|I sketch Steve Sano in my music while the basses rehearse alone|
The movement of my pencil, helps me focus on their sound
Stanford Symphonic Chorus Director Steve Sano encourages the sopranos (I sing first soprano) to listen to the basses. We are often singing the same note, except it's an octave apart. It's one of those things we don't always think consciously about, but we like the feel of it - the way the deep voice part vibrates in our brain, as we relax our throats, raise our soft palettes and let the high notes resonate in the roof of our vocal apparatus.
Performance of Poulanc's jazz-infused Gloria, coming up the last weekend in February. Funny how I always appreciate the music more and more as I really learn to sing it!