Lent 3 -- Year C
Lent 3 (3/11/07)--Cycle A Readings (RCIA)
Processional: Dum sanctificatus
Offertory: Sicut Cervus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
Communion: Qui biberit
Post-Communion: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say W 130
Gotta love "Sicut." After an e-mail last week urging people to renew their commitment to the choir, I had the best attendance at rehearsal and mass that I've had in a while. And so the Palestrina sounded wonderful. This really is a gem. The vocal lines seem to sing themselves . . .
I've also spent a little more time in rehearsals dealing with good vocal technique. I think the "honeymoon" phase with my choir is over and I'm starting to realize that there are some vocal issues that I was either not hearing, ignoring, or avoiding before. It's good for me to remember that these are volunteers, not professionals.