GCS Weekly Warmup (052817)Posted July 16, 2017
Hello my singing friends!
There is a lot in this email so please read through to the end! If I’ve missed anything, let me know and I’ll send out a second email by end of day Tuesday.
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.
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.
LAST TIME WE SANG …
Full run through
WHAT WE’RE SINGING NEXT:
Full run through
REMEMBRANCE SMALL GROUP:
You might want to look at this Youtube video. Thank you Amy Baskin for sharing!
Seasons of Love
Rain Beautiful Rain
Janna and Reg performance
Music of the Night
Rachel – Kiss my lips and your heart is aflame
All the Little Rivers
MESSAGE FROM BARB MOLDENHAUER:
firstname.lastname@example.org 519 824 6172
Our Concert is only one week away – final rehearsal this Wednesday night! We are planning to move the risers in place on Wednesday morning, so will be all set up for practice in the evening
I need a NON-CHOIR MEMBER VOLUNTEER to be a GREETER at the door on the night of the Concert. If you have a spouse, teenager or friend who could help out, please contact me asap. This is a fun job: – greeting guests with a smile; handing out the programs; taking tickets! (No ushering, or anything like that). HELP!!!!
There are a limited number of tickets left. Please contact me asap, and I will have them set aside for you to pick up on Wednesday night.
-If I am holding tickets for you, they must be picked up and paid for on Wednesday.
-If you have taken tickets to pre-sell, please pay for them on Wednesday, or turn in the tickets you have not sold.
-Don’t forget to plan to bring in refreshments for our after-concert reception in Trinity Hall.
See you on Wednesday. I will be at the church at 7:00 p.m. to deal with tickets.
JUNE 3: FINAL REHEARSAL AND WARM-UP
Please arrive by 5:15 for a 5:30 start.
5:30 – 5:50 Jennifer helps us work on entrances and exits, staging etc
5:50 – 6:00 warm up with Rachel
6:00 – 6:45 run through
6:45 – 7:15 Downstairs in the hall – relax, snack, chat.
7:15: Get in line to file onto the stage
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: Trinity United hall (downstairs) 7:30-9:30.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm, River Run Centre
The Guelph Chamber Choir and four guest choirs celebrate Canada and Ontario’s 150thanniversary with a gala concert featuring 240 singers and internationally acclaimed Guelph folk singer James Gordon. These singers of all ages give voice to Canada’s and Ontario’s history, culture and spirit in this collaborative concert. Choirs partnering with the GCC include the Guelph Community Singers (That’s us!), the Guelph Youth Singers, the Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington, and the University of Guelph Choirs. Each choir will perform individually, and five choirs will sing together as a massed choir. As well, James Gordon and the choirs, together with audience members, will sing songs that celebrate our wonderful province and our country with its diverse peoples. James Gordon has been commissioned to compose music for this event. More on this next session. http://guelphchamberchoir.ca/home/concerts/celebration-150/
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/289839561474430/
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
See you Wednesday!
Lise Anne Janis
For the Joy of Singing!
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