Maundy Thursday, 2 April 2015
It almost feels like spring today! I hope everyone is well and having a blessed Holy Week!
Please review the schedule below for the upcoming Holiday Weekend and next week. After the 12th of April we will get back to a “normal” schedule.
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!
CONGRATULATIONS TO :
our newest Senior Choristers!
I can’t wait to hear everyone else! Please contact me directly to schedule an appointment.
Old Juniors it is time for your senior Auditions.
After the Presidents Day Weekend Holiday please talk with Dr. A. to set a time.
The Following Choristers should take Senior Auditions this term:
Julia De Moura Braine
We hope to complete them all by Mother’s Day, our traditional day to elevate new Senior Choristers! New Senior Choristers and Families, please put Mother’s Day at 11 a.m. on your schedule if at all possible to be present in the service to move up from Junior to Senior!
The Annual Concert Committee is hard at work preparing for the beautiful reception that follows that concert on 24 April. That has traditionally been one of our three big fund raising events for the Choir Special Projects Fund.
This is the link for tickets/donations to the Reception: https://gracechurchnyc.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities#opportunities/AnnualChoirConcertandReception?&_suid=142798180001205253432809030043
In additional to aiding the cost of Concert Tours in the summer this fund helps support many of our special opportunities that are beyond the annual operating budget.
The growth of the fund impacts everyone’s choir experience!
To Sign Up to help with the reception please use this link:
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 10 March.
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.
*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:
Planning ahead – No Choir activities from GCS dismissal on 13 March through 29 March.
Holy Week: 29 March through 5 April
Senior Chorister Rehearsals Tuesday through Thursday morning regular time.
Senior Girls and Boys are welcome to attend all rehearsals to prepare Easter, but the schedule officially is:
Tuesday: Senior Boys
Wednesday: Senior Girls
Thursday: Senior Boys
No Rehearsal on Good Friday morning.
Dress Rehearsal with combined Choirs and Brass REQUIRED
FOR ALL SENIOR and HS CHORISTERS:
Saturday 4 April from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Church.
NO Junior Choristers singing on Easter Day, please sit with your parents.
Please plan to attend the special Choir Family Easter Breakfast between the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Easter Day in the GCS Dining Room!
RSVP if you and how many of your family will attend and to volunteer to
Anastasia Rotheroe at
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:
User Name: helfenstein
Password: iheartch0ir (0 is a zero)
*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.