Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (050817)

GCS Weekly Warmup (050817)

Posted May 16, 2017

Hello my singing friends!

**** 175 concert tickets sold so far!! ****

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful, musical city! Yesterday I attended Shannon Kingsbury’s CD launch at Harcourt Church. She performed with an amazing collection of Guelph musicians, including her vocalist friends that make up Ondine Chorus. You may remember their performance at our spring concert last year.

Last week we sang …
Wizard and I
Music of the Night
Seasons of Love

What we’re singing next:
Forget You*
Rain Rain (Ha! I was singing that all last week)
Review of everything
*Please watch this video!

Missing Music:
Is anyone still missing anything? Music sheets will be at back of Sanctuary. See Ed May. Also, if you have the $2.10 version of Music of the Night, we have extras of the correct $1.40 version. Bring yours in and switch.

Extended practices start this week!! (not May 17 as previously noted)

Social stuff:
Sarah Robertson says: I’m part of Guelph’s roller derby league, the Royal City Roller Girls, and we are hosting our first tournament in a few weeks. Our travel teams will both be playing and we have teams from across Canada scheduled to play. The full schedule is on the Facebook event; doors open at 5 on Friday with the first game starting at 6, and doors open at 9 am on Saturday with the first game starting at 10. Facebook event is below.

Also our home opener is May 27 at Centennial arena; our home teams and our farm team will be playing that night. Like our Facebook page to get more info as events happen.

SOS Concert June 17th 2017 Rockwood

There is an open call to rehearsals on Sunday May 28th at 3pm – 4.30pm, June 4th and June 11th same time at Rockwood United Church 119 Harris Street Rockwood. We will be singing Oh Canada, Imagine, This Land is Our Land, We Will Rock You and All you Need Is Love. Please extend the invitation to anyone who is interested in joining more at Thanks for your support!

From Barb Moldenhauer Concert Manager:
My personal contact information is or 519 824 6172
I am happy to be acting as Concert Manager for “Not Your Garden Variety Spring Concert”. It’s going to be another wonderful evening! Our concert this time will not have a mid-performance intermission, which means the refreshment and greeting time will take place after the concert in Trinity Hall. I am looking for volunteers to help with various jobs. This is a great way to participate and get to know other choir members. Please feel free to ask me about further information.

I have one “high priority” job to fill. A Team Leader for the refreshment group! Someone to take charge of the church kitchen, make sure everything flows smoothly, and the kitchen is left the way we found it. I will meet separately with that person and make sure she/he knows where everything is in the kitchen and understands the process. HELP!!!! Call me…………….

– Concert tickets will be available Wednesday. I will be at Trinity at 7:00 p.m.
-Adults $10; Children $5. (Adult tickets at the door are $15)
– If you wish, you may take unpaid tickets to sell
– PAYMENT and/or UNSOLD TICKETS must be turned in me at our rehearsal on May 31.
– If you haven’t pre-ordered already, please e-mail me, letting me know how many tickets you would like, and I will have them available for you to pick up at our upcoming practices.

Everyone is invited to bring one item for the refreshment table to share with each other and all our guests. The evening of the Concert, please bring to the church auditorium, 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 Trinity Hall. 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.

I will have sign-up sheets available in the church foyer on Wednesday evening, indicating where we need help. I ask for non-choir members to act as Program Greeters and Ticket Takers at the door – maybe a spouse, family member or friend. I will have full job descriptions for all these posts with me on Wednesday, and, am happy to answer all questions.



Again, just to make things easier, please feel free to send me an e-mail, letting me know you would like to help out.

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 10-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS March 22, May 17
CONCERT June 3, 2017

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!!

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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