I had the first first rehearsal tonight with all three of the “Sweet Sisters,” a trio of amazing teenagers who will be backing me up during both of my sets at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival June 10, 2012 (11:30 am and 3:00 pm).
While I had practiced and performed with two of the three girls before (my daughter, Hannah, and Rena Newman), the third (Kelsey Waxman) is “filling in” for another who can’t be there for the Jewish Festival (poor kid HAS to go to Hawaii with her family). It was a terrific rehearsal in which they created new harmonies to several songs, and found their parts to ones we’d worked on before.
I am excited that we worked through all of the pieces for the children’s music set (11:00) and several of the ones which will highlight the music from “A Shabbat Sweet“. I was worried we wouldn’t be able to get through the music in time… now I’m feeling more relaxed and confident we’ll put on a couple of wonderful shows!!!!