I find the dynamics of a rehearsal to be amazing. Tuesday night I rehearsed with the NWCS and the entire rehearsal seemed under energized and lacking vitality. Yes, the singers sang well, and I tried to feed them my energy. But for whatever reason, we were at an impasse about communal energy. There could be all sorts of reasons the singers were not their usual lively selves....but I doubt it is the music. We are making great progress with the lyrical shape (phrasing), notes, stylistic practice. I just felt there was low energy. Any other singers/conductors ever experience low energy in rehearsal? If so, what do you do to combat sluggishness?
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