We had an excellent first rehearsal. Thanks to all who were able to make it. We began with a vocal warm-up that included some breathing, body alignment exercises and vocal projection practice. These strategies really help to control and overcome fear and nervousness when speaking.
We then progressed to the text of the declaration itself and developed it in a variety of ways, musical, rhythmical, oratorical and personal. Various strategies for bringing the text to life and making it relevant and vital for listeners were explored. We were all struck by the timeliness of the message in the declaration in these days of usurpations of the Constitution.
PLEASE, join us at the next rehearsal. It does not matter if you are going to be here on July 4th or not. Each of our sessions is a stand alone experience as well as a continuous development towards public presentations.
Sat. June 21st 2:00 to 4:00pm
NY Society for Ethical Culture
Room 507 (5th floor) Elliot Library
email to say you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring friends, family and colleagues, and your sense of fun and adventure.
I will be performing the Declaration in New Haven, June 20th at the Neighborhood Music School with a wonderful eclectic band. I'll post it here.