I have been somewhat lax in my week weekly rehearsal notes so this will be a compilation of several rehearsals.
I Love You Truly-dear, tear, near, dear-all singular. Leads remember timing on "truly" in tag.
Also, remember it's "I love you" for most of the song but switches to "you love me" at the end
Heart of My Heart- Don't take unnecessary breaths- sing long phrases.
Always - AWL-OO-EYZ- Be sure to hit those first notes accurately (no sliding). "I'll" = "aisle" (AH-EE-L) Be sure to review notes in reprise:
Measure 68 ("not for just a day") be sure to maintain energy.. Don't throw away the word "just"- JUHST not "jest".
Silhouettes- "DOOM" Remember to honor the rests- watch Mike- he's directing them..Basses are doing a nice job on their "woh" in measure 33. Be sure to remember to sustain the vowels.
So Much In Love- Leads 1st 3 notes are 1-2-3: do-re-mi
O Canada- be sure to honor breath marks."our"= "hour" or AH-OO-ER. Measures 18 and 19- review notes and timing.
Auld Lang Syne- As Mike would say , "Celebrate the diphthongs!" especially "syne" S-AH-EE-N. Lead post at the end requires falsetto-ification so that it doesn't sound "pressed". Baris are often above and below leads so be sure to sing open when above. Basses were admonished to avoid sterilizing all living organisms within earshot as they sang that high note in the TAG (m. 26). I think it's a C.
I Don't Know Why/ It Had To Be You- Again, honor breath marks. Remember words= "true" then "blue" (true-blue); "glad" then "sad" (alphabetical). Volume grows in measures 5 through 8 and again through m. 9 to 13.
God Bless America- "Stand beside herrrrrrr and guide herrrrrr" (easy on terminal "R" sound.