Greetings this wonderful warm Friday!

1. CONGRATULATIONS ALL NEW SENIORS! I am so proud of you all!

2. The Final Evensong is Tuesday 5/23 at 6:00 p.m. in the CHURCH. There are no more Tuesday afternoon choir activities this season. Thursday for boys and Friday morning for girls continues.

3. THIS SUNDAY IS THE BIG JUNIOR (Third to Fifth grade) SUNDAY for the SPRING.
ALL JUNIORS REQUIRED (including new ones – third grade and new seniors – fifth grade girls)
SENIORS Optional as Senior Mentors with parents permission.

9:45 Call
11:00 Service

4. THE AUCTION IS NOT FAR OFF.
The Annual Choir Auction takes place at the Church Picnic on our final Sunday 11 June following the 11 a.m. service.

Here is a message from our Auction Leadership:

Dear Choir Parents,

Congratulations to Dr. Allen and all of our choristers for the beautiful Spring Concert last Friday. Of course enjoying another Spring Concert can mean only one thing…The End is near…the mad dash to the end of school and the beginning of Summer Vacation!

One of our favorite harbingers is Choir Appreciation Sunday.

We’ll celebrate our choristers, warm weather, the final day of choir and days of school on June 11th with a picnic in Huntington Close following the 11 o’clock service.

The highlight of the afternoon is the RAFFLE, which benefits our beloved choristers and Choir Special Projects Fund supporting recordings, special events and choir trips. Kids of all ages love this raffle, and what’s not to love with prizes from I-Pads and Wine Baskets to Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones!

We need your help to make this a super fun day with donations of the following items, or some financial contribution towards these items. Remember, many hands make light work, even a modest contribution of $40 can be used towards helping us build the best raffle ever!

Here is a suggested list of things kids of all ages love, but feel free to use your imagination and your connections.

• Apple I-pad
•Apple watch
• Tickets to a great sporting event or Broadway Show
• Restaurant Gift Certificate
• Designer earrings
• Spa Day or basket
• Wine basket
• I Tunes Gift Card
• Gamestop Gift Card
• SoulCycle Gift Card
•Dry Bar Gift Card
• Dr. Dre Beats Headphones
• Lego sets
• Candy Basket
• Remote Controlled Toy

If you can help us by donating one of the above items or writing a check towards one of these items WE WILL BE IN GOOD SHAPE FOR A GREAT RAFFLE! Please sell as many tickets as you can before Choir Appreciation Sunday on June 12th!

CHOIR RAFFLE TICKETS will be mailed to your chorister–PLEASE take them with you everywhere you go–especially over Memorial Day weekend–and sell them to your extended family, friends, colleagues (and even strangers!) We have a $5.00 raffle ticket and a $10.00 raffle ticket. REMEMBER: one boy chorister and one girl chorister will win a 10Below Ice Cream prize for selling the most raffle tickets! Please encourage your chorister to sell as many as possible—it’s for a worthy cause!

One last thing – this is the last year of Raffle chair Jennie Dunn as a choir mom. Is there a chorister parent who would like to sit in and learn the ropes this summer? Meaghan and Jennie would be glad to show you how easy and rewarding it is to put together this fun event!

QUESTIONS or CONTRIBUTIONS: We are happy to answer questions and make arrangements to collect or connect over any and all donations:
Meaghan Cheung meaghanscheung@gmail.com, Jennie Dunn bramcote7@aol.com and Cara Wall carawall@me.com

5. The password for the secure area of the website has changed. Here is the new information.

Choir Family Secure Area:

Link: music/gracechurchnyc.org/families
Username: helfenstein
Password: Stanfordlives1894

SCHEDULE
Senior Choristers are welcome to attend all rehearsals this week and on Sunday afternoon to prepare the final portions of the Concert.

WEEK of May 19th – 26th

• May 19th (Friday)- Regular Afternoon Rehearsal for Boy Novices (New Juniors)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL FROM THE HONOR ROOM
FINAL ONE OF THE SEASON!

• May 21st Sunday Service- TECH WEEKEND.
THE COMBINED JUNIOR CHORISTERS with our NEWEST SENIOR GIRL CHORISTERS SINGING.
All Choristers Third and Fourth grades and our 5th Grade Girls REQUIRED
All Senior Choristers may participate as mentors (Optional)
9:45 Call Senior Choristers (REQUIRED)
Novices (New Juniors) and Juniors (Optional)
11:00 Service

• May 23rd.(Tuesday) –Senior Boys, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• May 23rd (Tuesday) – Regular Afternoon Rehearsal for Girl Novices(New Juniors)
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL FROM THE HONOR ROOM
FINAL REHEARSAL OF THE SEASON!

• May 23rd (Tuesday) – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Rehearsal for Boy and Girl Junior
Choristers
EVENSONG TODAY. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Church
DROP OFF AND DISMISSAL FROM THE HONOR ROOM
FINAL ONE OF THE SEASON!

• May 24th.(Wednesday) –Senior Girls, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• May 25th (Thursday) Junior and Senior Boys Rehearsal, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• Have a great and safe Memorial Day Weekend, Choirs Off this weekend.

HAPPY EASTERTIDE, love, p.

Patrick Allen
Organist and Master of Choristers
Grace Church in New York
802 Broadway
New York City 10003 USA
212.254.2004

www.gracechurchnyc.org
www.patrickjamesallen.com