Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (100817)

GCS Weekly Warmup (100817)

Posted October 16, 2017

Hello my singing friends!

Are you excited to be singing at the River Run with Guelph Chamber Choir November 4? Please tell your friends through email or FaceBook! It would be great to have a crowd of our peeps in the audience! For more information on the event and ticket prices, click here:

We will be “On Book” at Canada 150

We will be using our binders at the Canada 150 concert. No doubt with all our practicing we won’t “need” the books, but it’s always nice to know we have them if we fear forgetting a lyric or two.

Canada 150 Program
This Wednesday, we will have a list of our members’ names to be included with the Canada 150 concert program. Please take a moment to check the spelling of your name. If you won’t be performing, please strike your name out. (If you can’t make the practice this Wednesday and want to verify your name or advise us you won’t be performing on November 4, please reply to this email).

When do we find out what we sound like with the others?
Our first practice with the other choirs will be on Monday October 23 at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. This date and other practices are listed at bottom of this email.

What we sang last
World of Small *
Song for our City *
I’se the B’y *
O Canada *
All Too Soon *

What we’re singing next
Song of the Land *
Add a Couple of Zeros **
World of small *
Song for Canada *
Warrior * if time permits

The Asterisk * denotes that the practice tracks are on our website. Go to
The secret password is ‘gcs’ (lower case letters only)

** Add A Couple of Zeros is James Gordon’s new piece. We will have hard copies available for you at this week’s practice, but if you want a preview a pdf is attached to this email.

Messiah December 2 with Rachel Cleland and the Milton Choristers and Orchestra
Have you always wanted to sing Messiah? Here’s your chance! Speak with Rachel to get more info.

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 Dates 2017-2018

SESSION 1 (19 rehearsals)
Welcome Night 6-Sep 7:00-9:00
Sectionals 27-Sep 7-Dec
Regular Practices 13-Sep – 20-Dec 7:30-9:00
Break 27-Dec – 3-Jan
Extended Practices 10-Jan – 17-Jan 7:30-9:30
Dress Rehearsal 24-Jan 7:30-9:30
CONCERT 27-Jan 5:00-9:00 (includes warmup)
Break 31-Jan
Rehearsal GYMC 23-Oct 7:30-9:00
Rehearsal GYMC 30-Oct 7:30-9:00
Rehearsal Three Willows Church 3-Nov 7:00-10:00
Dress Rehearsal River Run 4-Nov 1:30-4:30
CONCERT 4-Nov 7:30-9:30
SESSION 2 (18 rehearsals)
Regular Practices 7-Feb – 1-Jun 7:30-9:00 Note: Mon. April 30 instead of Wed. May 2
Extended Practices 30-May, 6-Jun, 13-Jun 7:30-9:30
Dress Rehearsal 13-Jun 7:30-9:30
CONCERT 16-Jun 5:00-9:00PM (includes warmup)

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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