Our sixth rehearsal was HOT! Even though we turned the air conditioning on an hour ahead, it never was working enough to cool us off. Singing warms you up anyway, and with the ineffective AC, we were all singing and sweating, fanning ourselves with our scores when not singing!
We started practicing the Bach in the order that will sing it, that means inserting the interpolations where they belong. We got through 4 choruses and 3 interpolations, even under less than ideal conditions. We hope that by the next rehearsal the AC will work better or the heat wave will be over!