Guelph Community Singers

Guelph Community Singers

GCS Weekly Warmup (121716)

GCS Weekly Warmup (121716)

Posted December 28, 2016

Hello my singing friends!

Well the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful … Don’t you just love this time of year? For me, the anticipation of the holiday season more than anything else makes it magical. I know you’re very busy with preparations for family and all, but please remember to be good to yourself. For me, that means watching old Bing Crosby movies. I just watched “White Christmas”. I tear up every time I watch it. What’s your favourite tradition of the season? For some it’s doing jig saw puzzles with the family, for others it’s the annual street hockey game.

Thank you Martina and Gerry for hosting the open house yesterday! We had a lovely, lovely time. Martina made mulled wine and cider, and there were lots of treats on the table. It’s so nice to chat with all of you!

We’re doing one more practice before the break on December 21 – just one hour to fine tune a few things. Also –

Barb Moldenhauer wants you to know that we have CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STOCKING STUFFERS!! Feel free to let Barb know by e-mail how many you would like. Please have cash or cheque available on Wednesday December 21. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for children, $30 for families. Email your order to Barb Moldenhauer at

Martina has your tickets and will take your cash or cheque on December 21. ($17.50 X the number of tickets you requested)


  • Will the singers get an actual ticket, even though they are free for us? If so, when and how do we receive them?
    – The singers, although they are getting free tickets, still get an actual ticket so they can, 1) get into the arena through the ticketing gates, and 2) have a seat during the game.
  • What time should we be there?
    – The choir should meet by the Guelph Hall of Fame beside the big white staircase in front of Pharma Plus on the main level of Old Quebec Street Mall at 6:15. At this time, Storm Crew Members will be there to meet the choir and take them through the ticketing gate and into the designated area where everyone can leave items they do not wish to bring on the ice with them and also have a chance to organize lines and warm-up.
  • Will there be a secure place for our coats and purses, or should we ask someone to stay with them?
    – We have a designated area that the choir can feel free to leave items behind and they will be safe during the anthem.

O CANADA: If you’re singing at the Storm Game, please wear a RED AND/OR WHITE TOP.

What We Sang Last
Loch Lomond
H.M.S. Pinafore
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (My personal choice for the new Canadian National Anthem)

What We’re Singing Next
Everything we can cram into a one hour review!

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS: A separate email went out a couple of days ago regarding volunteering to help with the concert. Those of you who are new to the choir – this is the best part! Please contact Barb Moldenhauer directly if you would like to help out.

REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS: I need four ambassadors to help with registration for next session. Let me know if you’re available to help out. It means arriving early for the first three weeks to help staff the registration desks, and to help new members find their sections.

Want to get in touch with other members? Want to tell other members what you do? I’m putting together a directory. If you would like to share a hobby, vocation or have products or services to offer to the membership, please let me know.

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SCENTS TO PRACTICE: A favour: I have been asked to remind you that some of us are very sensitive to perfumes. One soprano in particular gets quite ill when she is near strong perfume. It would be a shame if she had to quit as a result. Please don’t wear scents to our practices. Thank you!!

Practice Tracks
Click on The password is ‘gcs’.

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.


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

See you soon!

Lise Anne Janis
Membership Coordinator
For the Joy of Singing!

Problems replying to this email? Try

Sponsored by:

Lise Anne Janis
Sales Representative
At Home Group Realty Inc., Brokerage

Leave a Comment

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.”

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5