Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (040917)

GCS Weekly Warmup (040917)

Posted April 12, 2017

Hello my singing friends!

Last week Rachel was sick so Ann Sneid took over the practice. I was sorry to miss it. I heard it was fun!

Last Week We Sang:
All The Little Rivers
Make our garden grow (first three pages)
O Siem
Music of the night

This week … Don’t forget we will be meeting at First Baptist on Woolwich near Norwich.
Practice what you have and listen to the practice tracks.
Especially listen and practice ‘Make Your Garden Grow’

We need a theme!
I have received a couple of suggestions but would love to hear more from you! Got any ideas? If so, please send them to me.

Concert Tickets:
We’d like to have an idea of how many tickets we should pre-order for our upcoming concert. Please let us know how many you will need.

More Mondegreens
Shana Elfman writes: Do you remember that song “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday? I’ll never forget a radio DJ asking people to stop phoning in and asking for “This is Gary”! Also, I loved the song “Blinded by the Light” by Manfred Mann, but for years I misinterpreted the line “Revved up like a deuce” as “Wrapped up like a douche”!!

What’s your favourite Mondegreen?

Social Stuff:
We have had some response on where and when we should go for dinner. We’re tied! Please take a minute and fill out the survey.

Bob Fanning wants you to know about some upcoming photo hikes. Contact Bob for details at 519 822 5181 or
Sat May 13 2:PM Arboretum Amazing Race Photo Challenge II, 1.5-2 hours
Wed Jun 28 7:30PM Summer Solstice Guelph Lake Photo Hike, 1.5-2 hours

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 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.

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!!

SESSION TWO (17 rehearsals)
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
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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