Bravo everyone on a brilliant evening last night.
We all know the work to produce it began a long time ago and look where it brought us all. I am so proud of everyone and thank you for the honor of being part of this community and our adventures together. Well done everyone.

Thank you for all your kind words and for your very beautiful and generous gifts. I am just blown away.
With all my love and gratitude, Patrick

There will be many thank you’s in the days ahead, but can we start with a big round of thank yous to our mighty Angel leaders:
Mary Cannon
Dana Foote
Vicky Hurley
Ellen McElduff
Jane Jaffin
Tom Evans

and from the church staff
Rhianna Murphy
Cecily Millen
Paul Sealey

They have all given unbelievable time, care and talent to make last night possible.

It was the realization of a dream to have so many alumni participating and attending. I am grateful to them for all the time and care they gave to the event and for their beautiful singing. Let’s keep growing these traditions. This is your home, always feel welcome in your home! We love you.

A few of Concert Reviews:

From Dr. Rose:
Congratulations Patrick ! – we lay in bed, in Draycott UK, and were able to watch and hear every moment of last night’s concert.
What a triumph for everyone, and what a huge number of singers !
Lovely atmospheric sounds in the opening Randall Thompson, and what a super treble solo in the Bernstein !
What a great evening for you and the choir!
Love from us both, Barry

From a member of the Parish, Helen du Bois.
This deserves a handwritten note but I want you to receive it today. Th concert was spectacular! Of course I expected great things from you and your choristers, but last night was really incredible. The Bernstein was amazing. Such tricky rhythms, not to mention the weird intervals, and notes and in Hebrew, no less! But the whole concert was so beautifully done. I was really moved by the music you all produced. Those soaring soprano voices went into my soul! You must be pleased. Everyone who works with you, whether child or adult, is so blessed to have this experience. See you soon. Helen

From a grandmother of a chorister, Ruth Hackett.
Bravo,bravo,bravo, Dr. Allen!!!! Last nights concert was glorious, full of joy,passion and talent. You have gifted your choir members with tools they will carry with them throughout their lives. Take great pride in what you have accomplished for both the choir and yourself. Well earned accolades to you all.
Ruth Hackett (Kiera’s grandmother)

NEXT WEEK: A regular schedule! don’t faint!
• Tuesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
• Tuesday Afternoon, 3:20 – 4:30
After School Voice Coaching in the Chantry.
• Tuesday Afternoon – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Junior Chorister Rehearsal, Boy and Girl Junior Choristers.
(3rd and 4th grade girls, 3rd grade boys)
Evensong at 6:00 p.m.
• Wednesday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Senior Girl Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
• Wednesday – 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Regular Afternoon Rehearsal Schedule for New Junior Girl Choristers (2nd Grade).
Rehearse in the Chantry.
• Thursday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Boy Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
• Thursday Afternoon – 3:00 to 4:15 pm. Regular Afternoon Rehearsal Schedule for New Junior Boy Choristers (2nd Grade).
Rehearse in the Chantry.
• Friday Morning – 7:00 – 8:10 a.m. Junior and Senior Girl Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room
• Sunday Morning, 5 May, The Choir of Men and Boys singing
9:45 Call Required for all Seniors.

Patrick Allen, Organist and Master of Choristers
Grace Church in New York
802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 USA
212.254.2004

Organist, Chapel of the Good Shepherd
The General Theological Seminary

www.gracechurchnyc.org
www.patrickjamesallen.com
www.gts.edu