Overheard at a sight-reading-centric rehearsal last night…
“I can’t wait till we can just get up and sing this.”
Me, neither. (And the better you read, the faster we get there!)
The truth is, while I love putting a new piece in my choir’s hands, and I love performing music for the first time, for me the part to savor is in between those two moments. The rehearsals when you spend 20 minutes on four measures, tweaking, exploring together, and shaping the interpretation.
In the journey of discovering a piece of music, some prefer setting sail and some reaching landfall. I love being on the open ocean, with nothing on the horizon but your imagination.