Greetings and Happy Coldest Day on Record for NYC!
Please be extra careful and stay safe!

CHOIR YEAR BOOK PHOTOS
We captured a great photograph of all the Choristers from third to fifth grade at the Concert in January to use in the Year Book of GCS.

We need to do a portrait of the Senior Choristers next week to meet the deadline.

Could it be possible next week to make an adjustment to the schedule?

ON THURSDAY MORNING: ALL SENIOR CHORISTERS – BOYS AND GIRLS!

ON FRIDAY MORNING: ALL JUNIOR CHORISTERS – BOYS AND GIRLS!

If this is ok you don’t need to do anything and I’ll confirm it on Sunday evening.
If you see a problem with this, please give me your feedback by Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

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:
Duncan Longley
Marcus Dawkins
Alexander Sibley-Grice
Julia De Moura Braine
Cindy Barbosa
Emily Lopez
Anna Sorensen
Rania Challita
Lola Jakob
Ginger McCoy
Nylah Mulzac

We hope to complete them all by Mother’s Day, our traditional day to elevate new Senior Choristers!

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.
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:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/805054FA4A62EA31-choir1

SNOW and Winter Weather! watch the weather reports, take no chances with personal safety. We follow the schedule of GCS. Should they call a snow day or schedule change, we will follow that. As I know things I’ll post them and send out email.

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 24 February.
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.
All fourth graders and siblings are excused for the play. Break a leg and have a wonderful production!

Senior Choristers since we will loose the 4th grade, it would be helpful for as many of you as might be able to make it to help sing Evensong that night. You would be acting as special senior mentors 

*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:

Friday 20 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior Girls

Friday 20 February
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Boys Rehearsal, Music Room.

Sunday 22 February, 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 Senior Treble Boy Rehearsal
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

Tuesday 24 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

Tuesday 24 February
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Girls Rehearsal, Music Room.

Tuesday 24 February
5:00 Evensong Rehearsal – You’all come!
All Juniors and Seniors welcome today!
4th graders out for special play!
6:00 Evensong in the Church concluding by 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 25 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

Wednesday 25 February
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Thursday 26 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior Girls & Boys

Thursday 26 February
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Friday 27 February
YEARBOOK PHOTO DAY
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys and Girls

Friday 27 February
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Boys Rehearsal, Music Room.

Sunday 1 March, The Girls’ Choir with Adults Singing.
9:45 Call for Senior Girls (Required)
10:15 – 10:30 Call for Junior Girls Old and New (Optional)
11:00 Service
Lunch after Church

1:00 – 3:00 Senior Girls Rehearsal
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

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:
www.gracechurchnyc.org
CLICK: MUSIC
CLICK: login
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.