Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (0416170)

GCS Weekly Warmup (0416170)

Posted April 16, 2017

Hello my singing friends!

Happy Easter!

Last week we sang …

All The Little Rivers
Make our garden grow
O Siem
Music of the night

Shhh! Members have commented that they can’t hear because some of you are chatting during practice. Please be considerate and keep it sotto voce.

sot·to vo·ce
ˌsädō ˈvōCHē/
adverb & adjective
1. (of singing or a spoken remark) in a quiet voice, as if not to be overheard.

Music and Practice Tracks
YAY! All the music is in and all the practice tracks are up! If you’re still missing music, be sure to attend this week to get anything you might be missing.

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 have heard from a few of you. Please let us know how many tickets we should pre-order for our upcoming concert.

More Mondegreens!
Karen Leachman’s favorite mondegreen: her 5 year old daughter singing “OH Canada, our Home and Tainted Land!”
What’s your favourite Mondegreen?

Social Stuff:
Survey Results: 29 members voted. We’re agreed that we will meet for dinner on Tuesday April 25, but it’s still a tie between Mijidaa and Saide. I will call and find out if I can reserve 30 seats at one or the other. If you still haven’t voted and would like to, please go to

Friday April 21, 7PM: HARMONY Concert at John F Ross Auditorium *** Some of us will meet either before or after ***

John F. Ross – Intermediate Band
Centennial CVI – Symphonic Winds
Guelph CVI – Stage Band, Chamber Choir, Symphonic Band
Featuring the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble

$20 per ticket/$10 for students
All proceeds go towards sending these groups to compete at MusicFest Canada – The Nationals

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!!

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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