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TGIF, it’s Friday!  It’s the first of March!  It’s snowing!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!


There are only a few weeks until Spring Break!

Then……Holy Week and Easter…..

Then……The Anniversary Concert…….

Time is flying.


Wednesday April 24 – Parent Conference Day for the Middle School – Senior Chorister Concert Rehearsal Confirmed in the Church from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

Enter and exit from 802 Broadway.


A CHOIR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT!  It has LAUNCHED.  Thank you Meaghan Cheung for moving us forward.  Send her photos to post to help get us launched.  It is called: Choirs of Grace Church

check it out!


ESSENTIAL HOMEWORK FOR SENIOR CHORISTERS – Listen to the Berntsein – It’s great NYC music and we will be offering it on the big April 26 Concert!  The text is attached.  Bernstein Chichester Psalms


A FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY!  Thank you Cara Wall.  Cara has offered the Choir Community a new long term fundraising opportunity through her store Clementine Consignment.  A letter from her is attached with the details of how it works.  She will have a fill in the blank tax donation letter for you to receive and fill in the amount you think the clothes are worth for your tax purposes.  You receive the letter when you drop off the donations at the store.  Again Thank you Cara for suggesting this great opportunity for the choir community.  The choir will receive money from the store based on a percentage of what the clothes sell for.  These monies will go into the Choir Special Projects Fund.


Please check the attached “newsletter” for other details and links.




Friday 26 April, the 125th Anniversary of the Choir Concert.


All my love, Patrick

A Choir Family Newsletter!

Friday 1 March 2019





  • Sunday 3 March, Sunday Service The Girls’ Choir with HS Singers and Adults

Call 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. service

Optional for all Juniors.


No Lunch or afternoon rehearsal today




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

Breakfast Club in the Reception room


  • Tuesday Afternoon, 3:20 – 4:30

After School Voice Coaching in the Chantry.


  • Tuesday Afternoon – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Junior Chorister Rehearsal, Boy and Girl Junior Choristers.  (3rd and 4th grade girls, 3rd grade boys)

Evensong at 6:00 p.m.


Ash Wednesday, the First Day of Lent

Services at:

8:00 a.m., in the Chantry

12:10 p.m., in the Church

6:00 p.m. in the Church


  • Wednesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Girl Rehearsal.

Breakfast Club in the Reception room


Wednesday – 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Regular Afternoon Rehearsal Schedule for New Junior Girl Choristers (2nd Grade).  Rehearse in the Chantry. 


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

Breakfast Club in the Reception room


  • Thursday Afternoon – 3:00 to 4:15 pm. Regular Afternoon Rehearsal Schedule for New Junior Boy Choristers (2nd Grade).  Rehearse in the Chantry. 


  • Friday Morning – No morning rehearsal, the day after the Auction.


  • Friday Afternoon, 3:20 – 4:30

After School Voice Coaching in the Chantry.


  • Saturday – Spring Forward – Set your clocks ahead one hour tonight!


  • Sunday 10 March, Sunday Service The Choir of Men and Boys
  • Senior Girls invited to the rehearsal – concert music focus.
  • Lunch in the Honor Room


  • Call 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. service
  • Optional for all Juniors.



Please find a time to watch and listen to these YouTube excerpts.  They are from some of our fellow choirs around the world and are lovely and fun.  They can help give us all a better idea of our tradition and celebrate the 1000 year old heritage that we participate in.  I was in Wells this week and really, the church and choral tradition is just shy of it’s 1000th birthday!  This year is the 120th birthday for our choir foundation.


King’s College Cambridge





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*Sign Up Genius for After School Vocal Coaching:


*Sign Up Genius Tuesday Night Parent Helpers:

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
CLICK: login
User Name: helfenstein
Password: Stanfordlives1894

*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.






Required Sundays for all Novice and Junior Choristers


April 26, The Annual Choir Concert with everyone singing to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the choir!  All Choristers REQUIRED.


May 19 – Novice and Junior Only Service Sunday Morning Call:  10:15 a.m.


June 9 End of 124th   Season, Choir Appreciation Sunday and Church Picnic

Sunday Morning Call:  10:15 a.m.