1. This SATURDAY, 11:30 a.m., Senior Boys and parents meeting with potential 4th grade GO Boys to charter a new class of GO Junior Boy Choristers. Enter 802 Broadway, come to the Church.

2. THIS SUNDAY, 4:00 p.m. Evensong with the annual offering of Amahl and the Night Visitors. Chanler Shamamian will sing the title role. The choristers are not singing, they should come, bring their families and friends to this special musical offering – it’s fun and child appropriate.

3. The Choir Steering Committee will have their annual Winter meeting on Thursday 19 January at 6:00 p.m. in the Church Reception Room.

4. The Fourth Annual Concert of Music for Treble Voices with The Whiting of Novices will take place on Sunday 29 January at 4:00 p.m.

Seniors are invited to participate as “senior mentors” or just attend to support and enjoy the work of their colleagues with their families and friends.

Novice and Junior Chorister Families, a more detailed schedule is attached to this email for your use. It is a special week and a wonderful opportunity to work with our old friend Dr. Barry Rose from the UK. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Rose, www.barryrose.co.uk)

If you would be interested in helping to prepare and support a small reception following the concert, please let PA or Laura Holt know.

5. There has been a rumor that the Choir Trip for the summer of 2012 is not happening.

As far as I know it is ON! I’m waiting for a little more information from our Travel Agent about the concert details and we can have an information/organizational meeting. I hope before the first week of February. Attached is my roster at this time. Please review and let me know of any changes or additional information you might be ready to add.

Happy New Year.
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Holiday Season.
A Joyous Feast of the Three Kings – Epiphany to you all.
Patrick

Next Big EVENT: THE FOURTH ANNUAL CONCERT OF TREBLE MUSIC by our Junior Choristers with The Whiting of Novices!
Barry Rose, guest conductor
Sunday 29 January at 4:00 p.m.
Families of Novice and Junior Choristers please look ahead on your schedules for the week prior to the concert. It is a week of extra rehearsals and opportunity for all the Novice and Junior Choristers! See below:

The “Whiting” of Novices……..
This is an old tradition whereby new choristers are admitted to the choir after demonstrating a period of reliable attendance and musical development during their first term of study. Each new chorister is “whited”- the surplice or white worship garment is put on over their black cassock or working garment and each is given their own copy of the Hymnal.
The Novice Chorister becomes a Junior Chorister at this ceremony.
This tradition is practiced by many choirs with in the Anglican tradition.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

• (Tuesday) Special Junior Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

• (Tuesday) Special Junior Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

• (Tuesday) Special Novice Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

• (Tuesday) Special Novice Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

• (Wednesday) Special Novice Girl Chorister Reh. with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 P.M.

• (Wednesday) Special Junior Boy Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Wednesday) 3:20 to 5:00 Special Junior Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

• (Wednesday) 3:20 to 5:00 Special Novice Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

• (Thursday) Special Junior Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Thursday) Special Junior Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Thursday) Special Novice Boy Chorister Reh. with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Thursday) Special Novice Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 3:20 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, 27 January 2011

• (Friday) Special Junior Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 1:45/2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Friday) Special Junior Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 1:45/2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Friday) Special Novice Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 1:45/2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

• (Friday) Special Novice Girl Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 1:45/2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 28 January 2012

(Saturday) Special Junior Boy Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose. 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

•(Saturday) Special Junior Girl Chorister Reh. with Dr. Barry Rose. 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• (Saturday) Special Novice Boy Chorister Reh. with Dr. Barry Rose. 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• (Saturday) Special Novice Girl Chorister Reh. with Dr. Barry Rose. 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

• Sunday 4:00 p.m. The Juniors Fourth Annual Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry Rose. Required for all Junior Boy Choristers.
The Whiting of Novices (Juniors Sing, Seniors Listen)
Arrive at 2:45 p.m. for Warm up at 3:00, Concert at 4:00, followed by a
brief reception in the Church Reception Room.

• Sunday 4:00 p.m. The Juniors Fourth Annual Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry Rose. Required for all Junior Girl Choristers.
The Whiting of Novices (Juniors Sing, Seniors Listen)
Arrive at 2:45 p.m. for Warm up at 3:00, Concert at 4:00, followed by a
brief reception in the Church Reception Room.

• Sunday 4:00 p.m. The Juniors Third Fourth Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry Rose. Required for all Novice Boy Choristers.
The Whiting of Novices – Novices become Juniors!
(Juniors Sing, Seniors Listen)
Arrive at 2:45 p.m. for Warm up at 3:00, Concert at 4:00, followed by a
brief reception in the Church Reception Room.

• Sunday 4:00 p.m. The Juniors Fourth Annual Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry Rose. Required for all Novice Girl Choristers.
The Whiting of Novices – Novices become Juniors!
(Juniors Sing, Seniors Listen)
Arrive at 2:45 p.m. for Warm up at 3:00, Concert at 4:00, followed by a
brief reception in the Church Reception Room..

You have options.

New Juniors as our Novices will be called after 29 January have the option to begin participating in all activities on the Junior Chorister Schedule. The operative word is OPTION. I think for some it can be too disruptive mid year to change their schedule, so if they continue with the Novice Schedule that is great, they will work on the same repertoire as the juniors and be fine. However, they are also welcome to start attending Tuesday afternoon rehearsals and the Thursday or Friday morning practices.

Please have a look at the Junior Boy and Junior Girl Schedules posted on the home page of the Choir Family Secure Area of the website so you can see what is possible.

Last but not least – ask lots of questions, your questions are very creative and open new doors and possibilities while we continue to polish the opportunities and raise the quality of our offerings for our community.

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SUMMER CHOIR TOUR ROSTER AS OF 6 January 2012Girls: (14) Peter’s Way Air Arrangements/contact email address(es)

Samantha Scali (maybe 1 part time) Yes at this time lisamarks@verizon.net
Allison Delgado-Whitehurst (1) Yes kriswhitehurst@rcn.com
Nell Hurley (2-3) ? vicmcgarry@aol.com
Charlotte Phillips (2) ? joanfeeney@aol.com
Kate Platzker (0) ?(not sure if going, camp situation 281011)
– susan@inglettgallery.com
Elizabeth Zaccaro (2-3) ? A2Z94@aol.com
Georgia Ossorguine (0) ? lannyl@sergeaudio.com
Camille Segre Lawrence (0) Yes jennifer.segre@StarwoodHotels.com
Lily Fremaux (1) Yes fremaux@earthlink.net
Catharine Cheung (1) Yes meaghanscheung@gmail.com
Catherine Toms (5) ? ctoms100@aol.com
Genevieve McCarthy (0) ? mccarthyesquire@gmail.com
Chanler Shamamian (0) Yes llewellyn652@aol.com
Caity McSween (0) ? r_mcsween@msn.com;
Robert@mcsween.net
15 and (13 / 15, maybe 1 part time)

Camilla McGarry (1) November 28 2011 vanessamcgarry@me.com

Boys: (10)

Naman Chhatpar (0) Yes kchhatpar@hotmail.com
Phil Holt (1,) Yes at this time laurablackholt@gmail.com
Nick Burnham (1 for sure) ? mburnham@mbbarch.com
Michael Montesdeoca (tenor) (0) Yes higugma@msn.com;
– amontesdeoca3@nyc.rr.com
Tattnal Holt (see Phil) yes at this time
Gabriel Lopez (0) Yes teresalouie@verizon.net,
John Segre Lawrence (0) Yes
Mahlon Sorensen (prob. a bass by then)(maybe2/3) Yes esorensen5@gmail.com
– melinda.g.weir@citi.com.
Aidan Andrews (0) ? ma@michelleandrews.com
James Waring (1) Yes stacieswaring@gmail.com;

Will P? November 13, 2011 (0) Yes dicklerm@MSKCC.ORG

10 and (5 / 6)

7 adults – 6 adult singers/chaperons and pa

32 and 18/+3, and maybe 1 part time.