BRAVO EVERYONE and HAPPY EASTER!

Thank you choristers for your joy filled singing!
Thank you parents for supporting our daily rehearsals and singing!
Thank you everyone who helped make the Breakfast so wonderful and fun!

Shout out to Anastasia Rotheroe for organizing us in the Breakfast!
Shout out to Chef Jude and his great team for cooking!

And many thanks to our special Breakfast team!
Meaghan Cheung
Sara Queen
Melinda Weir
Abby and John Carr
Amy and Tom Houston
Teresa Louie
Roslyn Archibald
Kathy Keane
John Plenge
Irene Pamela Doyle.

Many thanks to Meaghan Cheung for the gift of the new Easter Flower vases and flowers that made the tables so festive!

24 April 2015: The Annual Choir Concert – a sampling of the summer tour program for France and some of our favorite pieces!

Please invite family, friends, colleagues, classmates and teachers to the concert. The bigger the audience the better the choirs sing. It’s strange how that works, but these children sing better when the number of faces they don’t know is larger than the number they do know 

The concert reception is a special fund raiser for the choir special projects fund. Over the course of your child’s participation in the program they benefit from the resources in the fund which provide for opportunities that our regular budget can’t cover. Summer Tours are just one of those items.
The base ticket for adults is $25.00 and for non chorister children $10.00, of course everyone is invited to make over that amount gifts.
This year you can do that via the website at:
https://gracechurchnyc.weshareonline.org/AnnualChoirConcertandReception

Attached to this email is a flyer you can send to family, friends, colleagues, classmates and teachers. Please don’t be shy. Send to other families in your grade and invite your child’s teacher. Many of them have no idea of what the choir offers and are beautifully moved to experience the magic and the music.
You can also send people this link to the Website for Information: http://music.gracechurchnyc.org/2015/04/08/annual-choir-concert-friday-24-april-at-700-p-m/

The Annual Concert Committee is hard at work preparing for the beautiful reception that follows that concert on 24 April.
To Sign Up to help with the reception please use this link:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054FA4A62EA31-choir1

It’s Recruiting Season for 2015-2016!
The annual letter and brochure have gone out to all families at GCS with children currently in second and third grade – even those who have already joined! Please spread the word – Choir is fun! We already have the first interview scheduled!
Sometimes interesting rules and policies appear during recruiting time, but the basic creed is:
Choir is open to all, it is always a good time to join and you are never too old or miss a deadline! We want everyone to join choir! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO :

CINDY BARBOSA
RANIA CHALLITA
MARCUS DAWKINS
LOLA JAKOB
DUNCAN LONGLEY
EMILY LOPEZ
GINGER MCCOY
NYLAH MULZAC
ALEXANDER SIBLEY-GRICE
ANNA SORENSEN
our newest Senior Choristers!
I can’t wait to hear everyone else! Please contact me directly to schedule an appointment.

Old Juniors it is time for your senior Auditions.
After the Presidents Day Weekend Holiday please talk with Dr. A. to set a time.
The Following Choristers should take Senior Auditions this term:
Julia De Moura Braine

We hope to complete them all by Mother’s Day, our traditional day to elevate new Senior Choristers! New Senior Choristers and Families, please put Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. on your schedule if at all possible to be present in the service to move up from Junior to Senior!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! If you are so inclined, please LIKE the Music at Grace Church Page on Facebook!

Rehearsal and Choral Evensong for Junior Choristers will take place on Tuesday 14 April.
The Rehearsal begins as always at the Music Room at 5:00 p.m.
Evensong is in the Church from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Senior Choristers are always welcome to mentor at Evensong and at Junior Rehearsals with parent’s permission!

*CHOIR TOUR INFORMATION:
The Tour is coming together. At this point communications about the Tour will go directly to those participating to cut down on the amount of verbiage in this communication.

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:
BACK TO REGULAR FULL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK!

Sunday 12 April, The Girls’ Choir with Adults Singing.
9:45 Call for Senior Girls (Required)
10:15 – 10:30 Call for Junior Girls Old and New (Optional)
11:00 Service
Lunch after Church

1:00 – 2:30 Senior Treble Girls Rehearsal, Senior Boys are Welcome! 
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

4:00 Choral Evensong by The Adult Choir, Excerpts from Handel’s MESSIAH, Part Three

Tuesday 14 April
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

Tuesday 14 April
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Girls Rehearsal, Music Room.

Tuesday 14 April
5:00 Junior Evensong Rehearsal
6:00 Evensong in the Church concluding by 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 15 April
NO Morning Rehearsal today

Wednesday 15 April
NO After School Vocal Coaching today.

Thursday 16 April
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday 16 April
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Friday 17 April
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior Girls

Friday 17 April
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Boys Rehearsal, Music Room.

Sunday 19 April, The Choir of Men and Boys Singing.
9:45 Call for Senior Boys (Required)
10:15 – 10:30 Call for Junior Boys Old and New (Optional)
11:00 Service
Lunch after Church

1:00 – 3:00 Senior Treble Boys Rehearsal, Senior Girls are Welcome! 
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

*Like us on FACEBOOK! Music at Grace Church in New York

*The Goggle Choir Schedule Calendar Link: http://gchoirsched.info/home.html

*Sign Up Genius for Choir Parent Volunteer Sign Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A72DA64-choir/11611445

*To Sign Up to help with the Annual Concert Reception please use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054FA4A62EA31-choir1

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
www.gracechurchnyc.org
CLICK: MUSIC
CLICK: login
User Name: helfenstein
Password: iheartch0ir (0 is a zero)

*REMEMBER: If your contact information changes or you notice a typo in a communication don’t hesitate to let PA (P. Allen, not the Parents Association) know. “If you see something, say something”

*REMEMBER…please keep an eye out around the house and make sure you cash all choir checks you have received. When the books are closed at the audit for each operating budget year checks can no longer be redeemed or replaced.