GCS Weekly Warm Up 090916Posted September 12, 2016
Hello my singing friends!
Well that was fun, wasn’t it? We’re delighted that you could all make it and for those of you who are new to the choir, a big WELCOME!! We hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
And don’t we sound great at Trinity United! We are very fortunate to be able to have such wonderful acoustics. Our new friends at Trinity have asked that we PLEASE remember to take our cups, garbage, etc. away with us at the end of each practice.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
Registration was a breeze!! Thanks to everyone who helped us get organized, and everyone situated. We had 24 new people try us out! 9 found us through an internet search, a few found us via our posters and 5 were recommended by you! Keep it up, friends!
Remember – You can still bring folks to register September 14th and 21st, 7PM.
WHAT WE SANG
Danny Boy (Overheard: Should I work on my Irish accent? No, if it ain’t brogue, don’t fix it)
WHAT WE’RE SINGING NEXT!!!
What? You mean I get to practice ahead of time? Yes indeed! This coming Wednesday we will be working on:
Last Rose of Summer
Always look on the Bright side of life (if we have enough time)
Janna Pardy, talented singer, voice and piano teacher, is at it already! Danny Boy and Imagine were recorded and uploaded to the Guelph Community Singers website. To access the practice tracks, the password is “gcs”, lower case, no quotes. Thanks Janna! If anyone is interested in taking lessons to improve their range or projection, contact Janna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Carpenter is our web master, and he has also posted some YouTube videos to give you an idea of how the choir versions sound in performance. Thanks Dave!
NOTES ON MUSIC:
Alain Carriere, our Music Librarian, writes: A note on this session’s sheet music. There are 12 songs this session (British theme) – some of you may be missing one or two that were back-ordered, they’ll be made available shortly. This session we borrowed five pieces of music from Centre Wellington Singers, which helps us keep costs down (you’ll see a CWS stamp on these copies). Some of the CWS copies have holes punched for a three-ring binder, and some don’t; CWS has requested that we not punch holes in those that don’t – instead please use the plastic holders provided for these copies. Also, remember that you are allowed to mark up the music with your notes as long as you use pencil or erasable/removable means. Let Alain Carriere know if you have any questions about sheet music, if you’re missing anything, have two copies of one of the pieces, etc.
We asked and you answered! Thank you to those who offered to drive. I am putting together a list of drivers and passengers and I’ll put you together. In the short term: Alan Breznick and Geoff Krauter could use a ride. If you’re coming from the south end or downtown, could you contact me and I’ll coordinate?
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS:
Trinity United – Guelph United Performers: Barbara Moldenhauer would like you to know about GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS. She and Andrea LeBlanc , who is the Music Director at Trinity, offer a COMMUNITY THEATRE CLUB for actors ages 11 to 17; and an exciting new vocal group, THE ALLEGROS, for ages 11 and over. COMMUNITY THEATRE CLUB produces a major Show in early March, and there will be singing opportunities for THE ALLEGROS as well. Professional, very affordable and lots of fun! Both groups meet at Trinity U.C. , beginning September 27/16 to early March /17. Check out our website, www.guelphunitedperformers.com, or contact Barbara, email@example.com, 519 824 6172.
LETS GET SOCIAL!
We had some lovely times at ‘Into the Woods’ and dinner at Baker Street Station last year. Would you like to do that again? We’ll need a volunteer (or two) who want to help organize these get-togethers. Let me know if you’d like to help.
FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE
Did you know that when I’m not singing I work in real estate? We’re putting together a Friends of GCS page on FaceBook, so you can connect with your fellow members. It will include a voluntary members directory for those of you who would like to share what you do, offer your products or services, and round out the social experience of being in this phenomenal choir. This is also where our social events will be posted. If you’re on Facebook, find us and join the group!
SESSION ONE (18 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION September 7-21, 2016
REHEARSALS September 7- December 14, 7:30-9PM
BREAK December 21-28
REHEARSALS January 4-18 2017 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS October 19, January 4
CONCERT January 21, 2017
SESSION TWO (17 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION February 1-15, 2017
REHEARSALS February 1-March 8, 7:30-9PM
BREAK March 15
REHEARSALS May 17-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS March 22, May 17
CONCERT June 3, 2017
See you Wednesday!
Lise Anne Janis