GCS Weekly Warmup (022617)Posted February 27, 2017
Hello my singing friends!
Rachel found these videos for you. They will help you get a feel for the pieces we’re learning.
Wicked (Choral Highlights) (SATB) – Mark Brymer https://youtu.be/p_c1vBlSbWE
NEMFA 2012 – Make Our Garden Grow Leonard Bernstein https://youtu.be/OOdPdM4I7NM
‘Hallelujah’ performed by Singing Out https://youtu.be/PJD00DGvMo4
Collage Dokkum, Your Song arr. Mac Huff https://youtu.be/xyolPC5UT4w
What we’re singing next:
No One mourns (cont)
Seasons of love
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.
Thank you for your patience! Extra copies are back-ordered, and on the way.
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 https://www.guelphcommunitysingers.ca/members/practice-tracks/. The password is ‘gcs’.
Music Reading Workshops
Need help reading music? We will have another music reading workshop this coming Wednesday March 1. Grace (our accompanist) will be holding the workshop in the Sanctuary from 7 to 7:30.
Please use the Balsam Street Entrance
Trinity United is trying to manage cleaning costs. If you feel you must use the parking lot entrance, please remove your shoes at the door.
No boots in the Sanctuary!
Don’t forget to bring slippers or shoes!
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!!
Ever wonder what that funny little symbol means? Find out here! https://www.guelphcommunitysingers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CrashCourse.pdf
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?
March 3 – Barbara Moldenhauer wants everyone to know GUELPH UNITED PERFORMERS is presenting their annual show, “DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?” this Friday evening, March 3, at Trinity United Church at 7:00 p.m. Tickets – Adults $10; 16 years & under, Free. Our cast are talented community youth 11 to 16 years old. If you have kids, or know of them, in this age group, please come and enjoy. Refreshments will follow. Directed and produced by Andrea LeBlanc and Barbara Moldenhauer.
March 23 – 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?
April 9 – 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. https://secure1.tixhub.com/guelph/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=3662&cboEvent=2244&iEvents_id=2244
April 23 – SING for Children (singers/musicians wanted.) – A fundraiser for Children’s Foundation of Guelph. Sunday, April 23 at 2:00pm, Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma St, Guelph, ON N1E 1V6. Choir Master Stephen Roloson is inviting all singers and musicians in Guelph to be part of a Concert in Support of The Children’s Foundation of Guelph. Vocal Rehearsals take place at Holy Rosary Parish – 175 Emma Street, Guelph from 1 to 3 pm.
– March 5, 12, 26
– Concert April 23 – from 2 to 3 pm.
Join singers from all across the city and musicians from The Guelph Symphony and The Guelph Concert Band as we prepare music to celebrate the spring season. PLEASE CONTACT Steve Roloson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the choir or the band! Admission to the concert will be by donation.
April 27 – Royal City Musical Productions will be presenting 9 TO 5 – THE MUSICAL. April 27th – 30th, 2017 at the River Run Centre.
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.
REGISTRATION February 1-15, 2017
REHEARSALS February 1-May 10, 7:30-9PM
BREAK March 15
CHANGE OF VENUE: April 12, 7:30-9PM – First Baptist Church
CHANGE OF DATE: Monday May 1 instead of Wednesday May 3 7:30-9PM
SECTIONALS March 22, May 17
REHEARSALS May 17-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
CONCERT June 3, 2017
See you Wednesday!
Lise Anne Janis
For the Joy of Singing!
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