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May 30, 2024 - 4:15pm -- John Contreras

My brother-in-law is a car guy, currently restoring a 1960's Chevrolet, and this current project has been a challenge. He's had to dig deeper and do more work down in the details than ever. Sometimes it's worth breaking things down to the basic parts. This week our director took apart some phrases and chords down to specific notes and even individual singers. It was so sweet to see this process handled so well. Coby was very particular to keep the work focused on the song and not the singers, the outcome and not the individual. The singers all took the work as craftsmanship: how can we do better? The result was phenomenal. As a singer, I heard octaves and other intervals that weren't clear before. I and others heard when we weren't singing quite the right vowel or tonal placement. When we put it all back together the benefit was so obvious. The details matter, individual performers matter. I love being part of an organization that is so devoted to excellence in these, and many other ways. We make the rafters ring!

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