Greetings everyone and
Have a safe and meaningful Martin Luther King Jr Weekend!
Then……here we go! 

Novice / Junior Concert Reception in Tuttle Hall
Celebrate our choristers’ accomplishments at a reception immediately following the concert.
It is a special gathering!
Please click on the link below to sign-up to bring food or drinks.
Thank you.

The Reception Committee
Mary Cannon
Mandy Hackett

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44a5ac2ca13-celebrate

CHOIR PARENTS WHO ARE WILLING TO USHER: It would be great to have four choir parents usher for the Concert. If you are willing please contact P. Allen

NOVICE and JUNIOR PARENTS – Please Proof the attached list of names for the concert program and let me know if there are any errors or if you would like your chorister’s name listed in a different manner. Please give me corrections by Monday 1/19 at noon.

Dr. Barry Rose is packing and getting ready to be with us!
Novice and Junior Families this is our annual special intense week of work.
Please ask lots of questions but here is the summary for your planning:

January 20 (Tuesday) Regular Novice Girls time is cancelled, come at 5:00 tonight.

January 20 (Tuesday) Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose for all Junior and Novice Choristers 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., No Evensong tonight.

January 21 (Wednesday) 3:20 to 5:00, Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

January 22 (Thursday) No morning Rehearsal for Junior Choristers

January 22 (Thursday) 3:20 to 5:00 Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

January 23 (Friday) No morning Rehearsal for Junior Choristers

January 23 (Friday) 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

January 24 (Saturday) 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Special Chorister Rehearsal with Barry Rose (Concert Dress Reh). Please enter at 802 Broadway as the school is closed.

January 25 – Sunday Service with The Choir of Girls and Adults (6)
No lunch or afternoon rehearsal today.

4:00 p.m. The Juniors Seventh Annual Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry
Rose. Whiting of Novices. Required for all Choristers. (Juniors Sing,
Seniors Listen)
2:45 p.m. Call for everyone singing in the Concert
Reception to follow in Tuttle Hall.
Please enter at 802 Broadway as the school is closed.

What happens when a Novice becomes a Junior? No worries – it is a sign of musical accomplishment and growth, nothing else has to change i.e. the schedule! Attached is an information sheet about this, but as always ask lots of questions.

Senior Mentors for the Novice Junior Project!
All Senior Choristers are invited to act as Senior Mentors during the project. Some can only come for one session, others can attend enough to participate in the concert. All are welcome as time permits, we just need to know when and how frequently so we can make plans for how to make your time be worthwhile both for you and those you will support. An email of your times would be most appreciated!

Senior Boys!
Calling all boys for Dodgeball with the Rector!
There is going to be a special Dodgeball Tournament at Grace Church on Sunday afternoon Feb 8.
Are you guys up for a special exhibition match at 3:00 after Rehearsal ?

Dr. van Egmond has returned to the Netherlands. Thank you and well done to everyone who helped with his visit to Grace Church and who sang for him. This was an amazing opportunity and some excellent and very musical work was accomplished. Great things will develop from what we have experienced and learned together with this great musician.

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

The 4th Grade Play is scheduled for Tuesday 24 February at 6:00 p.m. The same time as our Evensong Service. All fourth graders at GCS will be excused from rehearsal and Evensong that night, for planning purposes, I need to know who will be able to participate in the rehearsal and Evensong that night. As soon as you can, please let me know – both 4th and 5th grade. Will sports be going on that evening for 5th grade?

*CHOIR TOUR INFORMATION: Please get your deposits in! We will be ramping up into high gear now to prepare the music and details of the tour.

UPDATES since Thanksgiving….
1. If you haven’t paid your first deposit please get it to PA asap or check in with him.
2. If you want to buy into the air package through Peter’s Way we need to know asap so we can confirm the persons and block of seats for that flight.
3. If your chorister is traveling alone on the trip we need to know three things:
a. Have you assigned them to a choir family going on the trip for travel and chaperoning?
b. Will they need someone assigned to chaperone them (not a problem, we are just counting right now to plan)
c. Will they be buying the air package? (any chorister being chaperoned by staff will need to buy into the air package and travel with the staff)

Old Information:
The First Deposit is due in the amount of $500.00 for each person going on the tour.
Please make your check out to GRACE CHURCH IN NEW YORK, Memo: Choir Tour Deposit One and list who it is for. These checks should be given to P. Allen.
If you have not done so and would like to request financial aid for your chorister, please talk with P. Allen.
Please indicate on your deposit whether your chorister and or family member will purchase the group air travel package so we can plan for that. If you do not indicate this we will assume you are making your own travel arrangements to and from France.
The work in progress Itinerary is attached to this email. Have a look, be ready to chime in with your thoughts in the New Year. We will want your feedback.

*AS THE YEAR IS COMING TO AN END…please look 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.

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:

Sunday 4 January at 11 a.m. The Adult Choir

SUNDAY 11 January at 11:00 a.m. in the Church
The Choir of Men and Boys
9:45 Call for Senior Boys (required)
10:15 Call for Junior Boys (optional)
10:30 Call for Novice Boys (optional)

After Church Lunch and Rehearsal for Senior Treble Boys until 3:00 (required)
This rehearsal will be a vocal master class with Dr. Max van Egmond.
All Senior Girls are encouraged and invited to attend, 1:00 – 3:00 in the Chantry.
(It is not required for senior girls)
Dr. van Egmond will also be coaching during after school vocal coaching on Wednesday this week.

This week’s Schedule!

Friday 16 January
3:20 p.m. Novice Boys Rehearsal until 4:30. Drop off and Pick up at the Music Room

Sunday 18 January, The Adult Choir

Tuesday 20 January
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

• January 20 (Tuesday) Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose for all Junior and Novice Choristers 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., No Evensong tonight.

Wednesday 21 January
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

• January 21 (Wednesday) 3:20 to 5:00, Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

Thursday 22 January
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

• January 22 (Thursday) No morning Rehearsal for Junior Choristers

• January 22 (Thursday) 3:20 to 5:00 Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

Friday 23 January
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

• January 23 (Friday) No morning Rehearsal for Junior Choristers

• January 23 (Friday) 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special Chorister Rehearsal with Dr. Barry Rose.

• January 24 (Saturday) 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Special Chorister Rehearsal with Barry Rose (Concert Dress Reh). Please enter at 802 Broadway as the school is closed.

January 25 – Sunday Service with The Choir of Girls and Adults (6)
No lunch or afternoon rehearsal today.

4:00 p.m. The Juniors Seventh Annual Treble Music Concert with Dr. Barry
Rose. Whiting of Novices. Required for all Choristers. (Juniors Sing,
Seniors Listen)
2:45 p.m. Call for everyone singing in the Concert
Reception to follow in Tuttle Hall.
• Please enter at 802 Broadway as the school is closed.

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

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

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