Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (081516)

GCS Weekly Warmup (081516)

Posted August 18, 2016

Hello my singing friends!

We just heard from Trinity United and they have asked us to use the BALSAM STREET entrance for practices. It will help them manage the maintenance on the carpets. We’ll be waiting with open arms to welcome you on September 7!

Janna is traveling, and will be back early in September, so please be patient. It will be a little while before we get our practice tracks.

Did you have fun last session? We did too! Tell all your friends! We’re especially hoping to build our TENOR and BASS sections. We experienced a ton of growth over the past year, with 85 members in the second session. We hope to continue to grow our choir to 100 voices. Did you know that some choirs have as many as 500 voices? Imagine how that must sound! Bring a friend to try us out on September 7.

Thank you Dave Carpenter (bass) and Jan Upfield (alto) Now we only need two volunteers: One from the Sopranos and one from the Tenors. Do you enjoy getting to know people? Love to see people succeed? Think connecting is an awesome way to make people happy? For the first three weeks (September 7-21) we need a soprano and a tenor. Your mission: Arrive 10 minutes early to welcome new members, buddy new members with more experienced singers, help them find a seat at the front of their section, answer questions, point out the board members for additional help. REWARD: Our undying gratitude, and maybe a few new friends! If you would like to help, please contact me (Lise) by end of August please!

Register early! Register often! Just kidding! We look forward to seeing you on September 7 to sign up for the coming session. In order to ensure that we have enough music and binders, we need to get a good sense of the group number as early as possible, so please make every effort to be there on September 7. Send me an email if you can’t make it and I’ll reserve a spot and binder for you.

Registration Opens:  September 7, 6:30PM at Trinity United Church (address below)
Registration Closes:  September 21, 7:00PM


SESSION ONE (18 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION  September 7-21, 2016
REHEARSALS     September 7- December 14, 7:30-9PM
BREAK                 December 21-28
REHEARSALS     January 4-18 2017 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS      October 19, January 4
CONCERT           January 21, 2017

SESSION TWO (17 rehearsals)
REGISTRATION  February 1-15, 2017
REHEARSALS     February 1-March 8, 7:30-9PM
BREAK                 March 15
REHEARSALS     May 17-31 (2 hour rehearsals) 7:30-9:30PM
SECTIONALS      March 22, May 17
CONCERT           June 3, 2017

Can’t wait to see you on September 7!

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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