Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful and healthy week. There seem to be so many “bugs” running around us.

THIS WEEKEND:
Sunday Morning: The Choir of Men and Boys and Girls’ Choir with HS Singers, Seniors Required.

Extra SPECIAL: All choristers being promoted to Senior will be recognized in the 11:00 a.m. Service this Sunday. It is hoped that as many as possible will be present. Warm up is 9:45 a.m.

NO LUNCH OR REHEARSAL after Church. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

2018-2019 NOTE: GCS is adjusting the schedule next year for students. I have spoken with Mr. Davison and he assures me that these changes do not impact the morning choir schedule at all. The School will respect our 8:10 a.m. finishing time and provide solutions and support for students who may need to travel down to the High School at the conclusion of rehearsal.

For next years 2nd – 5th grade after school schedules, be on the look out. We have some options to explore and your input is essential for us to get it right. Nothing has been changed but it’s time for a dialogue to figure out how to best support our families and the musical training of our choristers.

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 Spring Concert and Reception!
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 attend and enjoy the benefit of hearing your choristers sing – every time they sing! It’s good for everyone all the way around.

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 11 Friday Afternoon – NO REHEARSAL TODAY, GCS had early dismissal.

• • May 13 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 for Seniors old and new,
Optional for New Juniors.

• May 15 Tuesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 15 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 15 Tuesday Afternoon – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Junior Chorister Rehearsal and
Evensong. Boy and Junior Choristers.
Honor Room and Church

• May 16 Wednesday NO CHOIR ACTIVITIES in the morning!

• May 16 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 17 Thursday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 17 Thursday 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 18 Friday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Girl Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
Rehearsal in the Chantry

• May 18 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 20 Sunday Service ALL JUNIOR CHORISTERS SINGING (including those moving up to Senior next year). All Senior Choristers not involved with Tech Weekend invited to be mentors and sing also.
9:45 a.m. Call
11:00 a.m. Service
No Lunch or afternoon rehearsal today.

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