Summer is here already! I hope you are all enjoying these lovely warm humid days. Drink lots of water!

HAPPY MAY FAIR! Don’t get sunburned!

THIS WEEKEND:
Sunday Morning: The Choir of Men and Boys, Seniors Required.

Sunday Afternoon: Spain Tour Rehearsal for all Choristers going on the Tour: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

In the Church, parents are always welcome to listen!

SEE BELOW:

Information on Senior Audition Process

Recruiting Season steps up a notch! The brochure has been mailed.

Information on Musical Rehearsals for the Summer Concert Tour!

BRAVO EVERYONE on such a wonderful evening last Friday!

Please join me in thanking Erin Hussein, Cara Wall, Meaghan Cheung and Ellen McElduff for all they did to organize and lead us through the evening and the amazing reception!

Thank you everyone who gave resources, cooked, served, ushed, and cleaned up to make the evening so graceful for us all.

BRAVO CHORISTERS on great work musically and as a team! I am so proud of everyone!

CHOIR FAMILY HOMEWORK: Invite family, friends and colleagues to the concert! We all can play a part in audience development and grow the community that enjoys the music created by the choirs. Let’s try and grow the largest audience ever for the concert! A++++++, great work on growing a fine audience for the evening! Let’s keep working on this every time the choir(s) are singing!

Help grow The Choir Special Projects Fund! This fund supports many special opportunities for the choristers not able to be covered by the church operating budget. The Spain Tour is an example. It also supports the opportunity for the choristers to work with great musicians like Dr. Rose, recording projects and other special musical programs for the choristers. Encourage friends, family and colleagues to support the concert reception and / or make donations in honor of your choristers! When we grow the fund, we grow new opportunities. It’s never too late to donate: CLICK: https://gracechurchnyc.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/Music – write in MEMO: Choir Special Projects Fund!

TOUR PAYMENTS: Please get your payments for Tour accounts in to Erin as quickly as you can. Thank you if you have already done so. It is time to make final payments on the tour company invoice and we need your resources. If you need extra time, speak with Erin so we know how to pace things and make arrangements. A great deal of this has to do with hotel rooms. If we miss a payment scheduled, we could loose rooms.

SENIOR AUDITIONS! It’s time to schedule those auditions.

This year is a special year for auditions.

I am inviting all current:

4th and 5th grade girls

3rd, 4th and 5th grade boys to Audition.

See the attachment for more details.

It is not required that a chorister take the audition or move up to Senior, they may stay in the Junior Level if it works best for their development and family schedule.

All 2nd grade choristers will move up to the Junior Schedule in September.

All 3rd grade girl choristers will move up to the Junior Schedule in September.

See the attachment for more details.

The annual mailing of the RECRUITING BROCHURE has been accomplished. It has been sent to all families at GCS with students in the first through fifth grades.

It’s never too late to join.

The pioneer trial of current 2nd grade novices has been a brilliant success, we will continue this!

Please pass your brochures on to families who might be interested both at GCS and those who have children who attend other schools.

There have been lots of questions about the remaining Sunday afternoon and special Spain Tour Rehearsals.

See the attached sheet for more information and ask lots of questions.

THIS WEEK:

• May 4 Friday Afternoon – 3:00 (3:20) to 4:30 pm. Novice/New Junior Boys Rehearsal.

Gather and dismiss in the Honor Room. Rehearse in the Chantry.

• May 6 Sunday Service The Choir of Men and Boys

9:45 call for Senior Boys – Required, Optional for Juniors.

1:00 – 3:00 REHEARSAL FOR ALL SPAIN TOUR PARTICIPANTS

Lunch in Honor Room for Senior Boys, Rehearsal in Church

• May 8 Tuesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Boy Rehearsal.

Breakfast Club in the Reception room

Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 8 Tuesday Afternoon, 3:00 (3:20) – 4:30

Novice/New Junior Girls Rehearsals.

Gather and dismiss in the Honor Room. Rehearse in the Chantry.

• May 8 Tuesday Afternoon – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Junior Chorister Rehearsal and

Evensong. Boy and Junior Choristers.

Honor Room and Church

• May 9 Wednesday Mornings – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Girl Rehearsal.

Breakfast Club in the Reception room

Rehearsal in the Church

• May 9 Wednesday Afternoons, 3:20 – 4:30

After School Voice Coaching in the Chantry.

Sign up on Sign Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084cadaf2ba1fa7-after

• May 10 Thursday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Boy Rehearsal.

Breakfast Club in the Reception room

Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 10 Thursday NO After School Voice Coaching today

• May 11 Friday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Girl Rehearsal.

Breakfast Club in the Reception room

Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 11 Friday Afternoon – 3:00 (3:20) to 4:30 pm. Novice/New Junior Boys Rehearsal.

Gather and dismiss in the Honor Room. Rehearse in the Chantry.

• May 12 Sunday Service ALL SENIOR CHORISTERS REQUIRED

TODAY NEW SENIOR CHORISTERS will be elevated to Senior in the Service!

9:45 call for Senior Choristers – Required, Optional for Juniors.

NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE: Originally I needed to be off campus on May 15th so no Tuesday afternoon choir activities were scheduled. That is now cancelled so, please add full regular afternoon schedule back to Tuesday May 15th.

Important Links:

Kathy’s Special Goggle Calendar – Choir Schedule Link Page: http://www.gchoirsched.info/schedules.html

Sign up Genius for Choir Parent Helpers: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A72DA64-choir3

Sign up Genius for After School Vocal Coaching:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084cadaf2ba1fa7-after

Junior Chorister Information

senior auditions sp 2018

Chorister Special Rehearsal Schedule April to June 2018