Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warm-up (V160117)

GCS Weekly Warm-up (V160117)

Posted January 18, 2016

Hi my singing friends!

6 sleeps to our concert!! I’m pretty excited. We have a great line up and we’re gonna be great! Here is the song order. Please note one change: We moved ‘All Too Soon’ to the second half as we have a guest performer in the first half.

Log Driver’s Waltz
Sea Song
Fare Thee Well Love
I Beheld Her, Beautiful as a Dove
Un Canadien Errant
Dancing Dancing River
Performer: Lincoln Miller


Mi’Kmaq Song
O Siem
Performers: Rachel Cleland and Grace Peters
Both Sides Now
After The Gold Rush
All Too Soon

Dress Rehearsal
This Wednesday January 20th, please make your way directly to Trinity United Church for Dress Rehearsal at 7:30. This means we will be rehearsing in our concert venue, not necessarily in our concert clothes. More on what to wear below under the heading ‘Concert’.

Again, tickets will be available before and after our practice on Wednesday. Remember – pre-sold tickets are $10; at the door, they are $15. You can pay for them when you pick them up, or on the 20th at our rehearsal at Trinity.

Pre-Concert Promotion
I have enclosed a scan of our poster. (Thank you Kira and Kelley!) Please post wherever you can! Grocery Stores, Office, Church … Wherever you are, chances are our audience is there too! Tell your friends and family!!

Winter concert poster

Social Media
Kira has sent along the following blurbs as suggestions for your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media sites you use.  Of course you can personalize these too, or send out your own version.

For Twitter, which requires messages be no more than 140 characters: Love #Canada and #Guelph? I’m singing in the next Guelph Community Singers all-Canuck concert, Sat. Jan. 23. Come!

For Facebook or any other social media site that doesn’t have a character-limit: Do you love Canada? We do too! Unleash your inner patriot with the Guelph Community Singers and our new concert on Saturday, January 23 @ 7:30 p.m. Feel-good, all-Canadian music for dark winter days. You should come!

PS: The poster makes a great FACEBOOK post!!

For the concert at Trinity United Church on Saturday January 23rd, please arrive at 5:30PM with your finger food refreshments, binder and big smiles, and please wear a solid bright coloured top (not black, not white, not patterned or multi-coloured), with dark bottoms.

Please bring one item for the refreshment table to share with each other and all our guests. Please bring to the church kitchen already prepared (cut) on your own plate or bowl from home, properly covered with saran wrap. These can be immediately placed on the tables set up in the auditorium, ready for intermission. Of course, you will have to remember to take your plate/bowl back home after the concert. Please bring FINGER FOODS only – nothing requiring a fork or spoon to eat. Suggestions:  squares / cookies / candies / any kind of loaf / tarts / cheese & crackers / veggies  / fruit / bowl of potato chips, Doritos, etc.

Post-Concert Party
Martina, our intrepid Chairperson, has graciously offered to host the after party at her home at 125 Riverview Drive. Please BYOB and snacks. Friends and family welcome.

Session 1 Rehearsals:    Sept 9th – Jan 20 (no rehearsals Dec 23/30)
Winter Concert:              Jan 23rd
Break:                             Jan 27
Session 2 Rehearsals:    Feb 3 – June 1
Break:                             March 16th (to be confirmed)
Spring Concert:              June 4th

Lise Anne Janis
Membership Coordinator

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  • “Great people singing can never be anything but wonderful.”

  • “I love that the pieces chosen are challenging but doable. I love the inclusivity of it.”

  • “I enjoyed hearing how we sounded in the end. All that hard work paid off. Such a great harmonized sound.”

  • “I like challenging myself to sing songs I never thought I could.”

  • “I’m so glad to be part of this choir. I find it very grounding.”

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