Greetings all!
Here we go, we are at the point of no return.
Holy Week begins this weekend and continues through Easter Day on the 21st. I’m looking forward to all the offerings and service.

Don’t forget to respond about the Easter Choir Breakfast and to say thank you to Yunjae Chung for all her work planning and getting us organized! Sign up to help!
Younger Families please note: No afternoon choir activities next week and on Easter Day only the Senior Choristers sing. Younger choristers should sit with their families in the congregation.
Link for April 26 Concert Reception Tickets:
buy a ticket

Sunday April 14 Palm Sunday
11:00 a.m. The Choir of Men and Boys with the Adult Choir
REQUIRED for all Senior Girls, optional for Juniors.
9:45 Call for warm up, 11:00 service

No afternoon choir activities.
The Alumni are having a rehearsal in the Chantry on Concert Music from
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. All Senior Choristers who want to work on concert
music are invited – enter through the church into the honor room.

High School Singer and Alumni Chorister Rehearsals have begun. The next one is this Sunday (Senior Choristers optional) in the Chantry, come in through the church to the honor room. You can arrive any time after 1:00 and you will finish by 2:30 p.m.

JUNIOR and SENIOR CHORISTERS:
The EASTER EVE WALK is Saturday, April 20th, 10:30-1:00pm
and we are looking for several volunteers to help us!
Here is what we need:
– singers to help lead “All Glory Laud and Honor” in the chantry
– singers to help lead the procession of the cross to “the tomb” with “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord”
– crafty people to help little ones with fun art projects at a craft table in Tuttle Hall
– HIDE EASTER EGGS AND CANDY in Huntington Close
Please email Dana Foote if you can help: dfoote@gcschool.org

The April 26 Concert will be live streamed and an in house archival recording will be available to parents of choristers. See the attached note from Dana Foote with details!

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.

ESSENTIAL HOMEWORK FOR SENIOR CHORISTERS – Listen to the Bernstein and Parry – It’s great music and we will be offering it on the big April 26 Concert! The text is attached for the Bernstein.
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Parry Hear my words ye people

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

SAVE THE DATE:

Sunday 21 April, Easter Day, only Senior Choristers Sing.
Friday 26 April, the 125th Anniversary of the Choir Concert.

All my love, Patrick

A Choir Family Newsletter!
Friday 12 April 2019

Sunday April 14 Palm Sunday
11:00 a.m. The Choir of Men and Boys with the Adult Choir
REQUIRED for all Senior Girls, optional for Juniors.
9:45 Call for warm up, 11:00 service

No afternoon choir activities.
The Alumni are having a rehearsal in the Chantry on Concert Music from
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. All Senior Choristers who want to work on concert
music are invited – enter through the church into the honor room.

WEEK of April 14 SCHEDULE:

• Tuesday Mornings – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room (Senior Girls welcome)

• Wednesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Girl Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room (Senior Boys welcome)

• Thursday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room (Senior Girls welcome)

Saturday April 20 Easter Eve
8:45 arrive at 802 Broadway
Come to the Church quietly.
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Rehearsal Tutti for Easter Day.

10:30 a.m. Easter Eve Walk

Sunday April 21 Easter Day
8:00 Warm up for the service, enter at 802 Broadway
9:00 a.m. First Service of Easter Day
10:10ish Easter Breakfast for all Choir Families in the GCS Dining Room
11:00 a.m. Second Service of Easter Day
The Combined Choirs Singing (Senior Choristers Only)

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

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

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

*Sign Up Genius for Choir Parent Volunteer Sign Link:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E084CADAF2BA1FA7-choir

*Sign Up Genius for After School Vocal Coaching: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba4a628abf94-after

*Sign Up Genius Tuesday Night Parent Helpers:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a9ad2caaf85-juniors

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
www.gracechurchnyc.org
CLICK: MUSIC
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.
5:45 Warm up for everyone! The Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.

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.