Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (021317)

GCS Weekly Warmup (021317)

Posted February 15, 2017

Hello my singing friends!

Our second practice went well, don’t you think? Welcome to all our new members! And welcome back to our stalwart returning singers.

Last chance to register!
If you know of anyone who is still thinking of joining us, please let them know that this coming Wednesday Feb 15 is the last chance to register for this session. Thank you to Barb Anderson, Carol Burke and Hannah Sennit for your help!

No boots in the Sanctuary!
Don’t forget to bring slippers or shoes!

What we sang last:
Seasons of Love (RENT)
O Siem

What we’re singing next:
No One Mourns the Wicked (Wicked)
For Good (Wicked)
Your Song

Why we alternate songs week to week:
Last session, we had great success with Rachel’s new method of alternating pieces. We don’t want to overwhelm you, and studies show that repetition in the early stages really helps us remember the pieces. So we will be alternating and adding pieces as we go along.

Missing music?
Thank you for your patience! Extra copies are back-ordered, and on the way.

Practice Tracks
Some of the pieces are already up on our website. You can listen to them there, or you can download them to your smart phone and listen to them in the car! Click on The password is ‘gcs’.

More Help!
Need help reading music? We will have music reading workshops soon.
Cheat Sheet: Ever wonder what that funny little symbol means? Find out here!

Social Stuff:
Part of the fun of joining a choir is making new friends. We love doing things together! Last year we saw RCMPI’s ‘Into the Woods’ and we went for dinner as a group before choir at Baker Street Bistro. We’re putting together some new socializing ideas. What would you like to do?

Bob Fanning suggests the following for singers with kids: Guelph Hiking Trail Club Hike – Kid’s Hike – Ignatius Centre
When: Sun, February 19, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Where: Kid’s Hike – Ignatius Centre (map)
Description: Introduce the young people to the fun of hiking as we appreciate the winter wonderland! Meet prior to 1:00 pm, hike starts in the parking lot at Ignatius Centre, 5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph (This is just north of Walmart and the Guelph Curling Club, on Highway 6 North). The Centre is on the left side of Highway 6, north of Woodlawn Road, as you leave Guelph heading for Fergus. There is a left turn lane on the highway at Ignatius Centre when you’re driving north.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather. No strollers and no pets please. Refreshments provided. For details and registration, please call Jackie at 519-224-0672 or LVMYWORK@GMAIL.COM (Check tweets on GHTC web page for weather cancellation. rain date Feb 26) 90min / Tortoise and Hare speeds / various GHTC Hike Ontario certified leaders

Kathleen Stepec says Lower Ossington Theatre puts on a great show. This spring, they will be presenting ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, which opens March 23. Would anyone like to go as a group?

Upcoming Local Musical events:

Royal City Musical Productions will be presenting 9 TO 5 – THE MUSICAL
April 27th – 30th, 2017 at the River Run Centre.

Guelph Symphony Orchestra and University of Guelph Choir will be presenting Verdi’s Requiem at the Basilica on April 9. Go to the River Run website for tickets.

Join us after Choir!
You’re all welcome to join us after choir for a cuppa tea or your bevvie of choice at the Pennywhistle. We enjoy talking about what we’re singing, and of course it’s always fun to make new friends.

Be Scent Savvy:
Some of us are very sensitive to scents. This can include hair spray, body lotion, and other scented products. Because you wear it all the time, you may not even realize that your scent is affecting others. Please give a thought to the products you wear, and please don’t wear scents to our practices. Thank you!!

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
Membership Coordinator

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Quotes from our members

  • “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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