CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN and BRAVO CHOIRS on last week’s Concert!

Thank you everyone who under the leadership of Meaghan Cheung and Shannon Cave created the beautiful reception that followed! You raised $6,000.00 for the Choir Special Projects Fund from the Concert Reception.

SUMMER CONCERT TOUR NOTE:
I’m working on moving the Tour Rehearsal originally scheduled for 31 May 1:00 – 3:00 to another time due to Confirmation taking place that Sunday morning and family conflicts following the service.
This is looking like an almost impossible task, finding an alternate time that works for 30 people.
The one slot that seems to fit best is Saturday May 30th from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
However, this is not confirmed. If you have not responded yet, please let me know if that can work for your family and chorister(s).

If anyone has any other creative ideas for solving this schedule issue I’m open, please don’t be shy.

MOTHER’S DAY: Sunday 10 May
The newly auditioned Senior Choristers will be promoted to the Choir Stalls at the 11 a.m. Service that Sunday. Senior Boys and Girls are singing.
New Senior Families: Please let me know if you are away that day due to Mother’s Day so we can plan the seating and how the morning will work.

TECH WEEKEND: Sunday 17 May
Due to Tech Weekend, the 17th is our final REQUIRED SUNDAY for ALL JUNIOR CHORISTERS – they will sit in the choir stalls and lead the music that morning.
All Senior Choristers not in the play, with their parent’s permission are invited to be Senior Mentors at that service.

It’s Recruiting Season for 2015-2016!
The annual letter and brochure have gone out to all families at GCS with children currently in second and third grade – even those who have already joined! Please spread the word – Choir is fun! We already have the first interview scheduled!
Sometimes interesting rules and policies appear during recruiting time, but the basic creed is:
Choir is open to all, it is always a good time to join and you are never too old or miss a deadline! We want everyone to join choir! 

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! If you are so inclined, please LIKE the Music at Grace Church Page on Facebook!

Rehearsal and Choral Evensong for Junior Choristers will take place on Tuesday 21 April.
The Rehearsal begins as always at the Music Room at 5:00 p.m.
Evensong is in the Church from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Senior Choristers are always welcome to mentor at Evensong and at Junior Rehearsals with parent’s permission!

*CHOIR TOUR INFORMATION:
The Tour is coming together. At this point communications about the Tour will go directly to those participating to cut down on the amount of verbiage in this communication.
NOTE:
The Tentative Tour Rehearsals are good, they will take place as scheduled.

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:
BACK TO REGULAR FULL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK!

Sunday 3 May, The Choir of Men and Boys Singing.
9:45 Call for Senior Boys (Required)
10:15 – 10:30 Call for Junior Boys Old and New (Optional)
11:00 Service
Lunch after Church

1:00 – 3:00 TOUR REHEARSAL in the Church – open to all to come listen!

Tuesday 5 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

Tuesday 5 May
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Girls Rehearsal, Music Room.

Tuesday 5 May
5:00 Junior Evensong Rehearsal
6:00 Evensong in the Church concluding by 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 6 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

Wednesday 6 May
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Thursday 7 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior and Junior Boys

Thursday 7 May
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Friday 8 May
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior and Junior girls

Friday 8 May
No New Junior Boys Rehearsal today due to early dismiss from VIP Day.

Evening: Concert in the Church by the Choral Society of Grace Church

Saturday 9 May

Afternoon: Concert in the Church by the Choral Society of Grace Church

Sunday 10 May, The Choir of Men and Boys with The Girls Choir Singing.
9:45 Call for Senior Boys and Girls (Required)
10:15 – 10:30 Call for Junior Boys Old and New (Optional)
11:00 Service
At this service all New Seniors will be promoted to Senior Chorister!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

*Like us on FACEBOOK! Music at Grace Church in New York

*The Goggle Choir Schedule Calendar Link: http://gchoirsched.info/home.html

*Sign Up Genius for Choir Parent Volunteer Sign Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4CA9A72DA64-choir/11611445

*To Sign Up to help with the Annual Concert Reception please use this link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054FA4A62EA31-choir1

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
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*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.