Every rehearsal can’t be a 10/10 in intensity.
Aim for a balance – community is important, too, and that can be built in the gaps of a 7/10 rehearsal.
But make sure some of your rehearsals are 10/10. The fire that such rehearsal lights inside you can fuel you for days.
And the more 10/10 rehearsals you have, the more on fire your singers will be – musically, emotionally, mentally, and physically.
As I said recently to my students, it’s good to have fun, but it’s more fun to be good.
It doesn’t require 10/10 rehearsals to get good. But it helps.