GCS Weekly Warmup (052117)Posted July 16, 2017
Hello my singing friends!
LAST TIME WE SANG …
WHAT WE’RE SINGING NEXT:
Review of everything else
Keep your eyes peeled for an invitation to fill out our annual survey via Survey Monkey. We will review the results at the Town Hall Meeting on June 14.
Message from Barbara Moldenhauer, email@example.com
VOLUNTEERS FOR CONCERT:
****Thank you to all my fellow singers who have signed up to volunteer. Only two spots left to fill****
*** A non-choir member (spouse, family member, friend, teenager) to be at the door before the Concert to act as Greeter, Give out Programs, and Take Tickets. A fun job for sure!!!!
*** A Team Leader in the Kitchen (a choir member): I have six volunteers to be in the auditorium, pouring drinks and looking after the food table. We need a “Leader of the Pack” to ensure everything runs smoothly and the church kitchen is left the way we found it. Just someone who can pitch in where needed, answer questions, and ensure everything is looked after at the end of the evening. ARE YOU THE ONE FOR THE JOB????? I am happy to talk with you and make sure you know where everything is in the kitchen. (I will be involved in the sanctuary during this time – but not far away.)
There are still a few tickets for sale. Just send me an e-mail, and I will set them aside for you. Those who have pre-ordered, please pick up and pay for tickets on May 24, – the 31st at the latest.
REFRESHMENTS AT CONCERT:
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.
PROMOTE OUR CONCERT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Wherever you are, chances are our audience is there too! Kira has sent along the following blurbs as suggestions for your Facebook, Twitter or any other social media sites you use. Of course you can personalize these too, or send out your own version.
For Twitter, which requires messages be no more than 140 characters:
I’m singing freshly picked songs at the next #Guelph Community Singers spring #concert Sat. June 3. www.guelphcommunitysingers.ca See you there!
For Facebook or any other social media site that doesn’t have a character-limit:
Hi! I’m singing freshly picked songs at the next Guelph Community Singers spring concert on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. With songs ranging from Broadway hits to feel-good classics and so much more, this is definitely NOT your garden variety springtime show. See you there! For more information: www.guelphcommunitysingers.ca
Some of you may be wondering how the concert works.
MAY 31: DRESS REHEARSAL
Rehearsal on the stage, not necessarily in our concert clothes. We will have the risers in place, so we can practice getting on stage and off, organizing small groups, and we’ll practice using the microphones.
JUNE 3: FINAL REHEARSAL AND WARM-UP 5:00PM
WHAT TO WEAR:
Solid bright coloured top (not black, not white, not patterned or multi-coloured), with dark bottoms. Flat, comfortable shoes! (Remember you will be standing for an hour or more!)
WHAT TO BRING:
Binder, refreshments for after concert, snack and drink for yourself.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM.
CONCERT START TIME: 7:30PM, ends at about 8:30.
Immediately after the concert, please return your binders to Alain Carriere at the back of the hall.
RECEPTION IN GYM:
We will enjoy refreshments with friends and family for about a half-hour. Then we clean up, close the church
POST-CONCERT PARTY AT MARTINA’S
Martina Preece has once again graciously offered to host the after party at her home at 125 Riverview Drive. Snacks and bevvies are appreciated. Friends and family welcome.
June 14: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND TOWN HALL MEETING
We will have snacks and drinks, review the Guelph Community Singers Financial Report, and review the session. All members welcome. LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED.
MAY 27: ROYAL CITY ROLLER GIRLS HOME OPENER
GCS member 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.
MAY 30 GUELPH GLEE CHOIR will be performing at Red Brick Café, 7PM. Admission is free. Some of our members’ children are performing! Thanks to Live & Learn Centre and Community of Hearts.
JUNE 9: Ann Sneid’s SILVERTONES CHOIR will be celebrating Canada’s 150th at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 2PM. Some of our choir are also members. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds to Guelph Wellington Seniors Association.
JUNE 13: The Shout Sister Choir, Guelph chapter is having their year end concert on June 13th at St. Andrew’s Church, 161 Norfolk street. Doors open at 7pm. Singing starts 7:30. Tickets are $10, children under 12 free, available at the door or talk to Cindy in soprano or Marisa in alto. Music is a bit of folk and pop!
JUNE 17: SOS Concert – Rockwood
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 www.gersp.ca Thanks for your support!
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 10-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS March 22, May 17
CONCERT June 3, 2017
Lise Anne Janis
For the Joy of Singing!
Problems replying to this email? Try firstname.lastname@example.org
Lise Anne Janis
At Home Group Realty Inc., Brokerage