Greetings and Happy GCS HSD Graduation Day!

1. CONGRATULATIONS Juniors on a beautiful closing Tuesday Evensong this week. Well done!

2. Welcome to these families and new choristers who interviewed this week to begin in September 2017

Mr. George Pertuz
Brett and Henrietta Pertuz

Mr. William Sammons
Jay Sammons and Nir Liberboim

Mr. Christopher Divéki
Tivadar Divéki and Tunde Divéki Csonka

and

Miss Alisa Bruck
Christian and Elena Bruck

3. THIS SUNDAY IS a holiday weekend, choristers are off!

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 26th – 4 June

• May 30th.(Tuesday) –Senior Boys, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• May 31st.(Wednesday) –Senior Girls, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• June 1 (Thursday) Junior and Senior Boys Rehearsal, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• June 2 (Friday) Junior and Senior Girls Rehearsal, 7:00 – 8:10 a.m.

• June 4 Sunday Service- THE GIRLS’ CHOIR WITH ADULT
9:45 Call Senior Choristers (REQUIRED)
Novices (New Juniors) and Juniors (Optional)
11:00 Service

HAPPY EASTERTIDE, love, p.