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SUMMER TOUR NEWS
Greetings everyone,

The trip planning committee had a great meeting this morning. All the details are coming together!

If you haven’t got your 2nd Deposit of $500.00 in yet, please get it to P. Allen asap.

Here are the next payment deadlines:

March 10, 2015, next payment on trip accounts due. $1,400.00 per person going on the trip.

April 10, 2015, final payment on trip account due. We anticipate this to be $1,400.00. The final amount of this payment may be adjusted based on exchange rate fluctuations. The exact amount will be confirmed prior to 10 April but it will not exceed $1,400.00.

Please make checks payable to: Grace Church in New York
Memo: Choir Tour Summer 2015 for (and list names of participants).
and send to Patrick Allen
Grace Church in New York
802 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

The trip information, health and other forms are currently in process and will be distributed as soon as they are ready. Keep an eye out!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
The trip committee!

Shannon Cave, Meaghan Cheung, Vicky Hurley Erik Sorensen, and
Dr. A.

CHOIR FAMILY NEWS
NOVICE JUNIOR PHOTO FINALB 2015
CLICK HERE FOR Junior and Novice Photo Names 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO LOLA JAKOB our newest Senior Chorister who gave a brilliant audition on Wednesday! 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:
Duncan Longley
Marcus Dawkins
Alexander Sibley-Grice
Julia De Moura Braine
Cindy Barbosa
Emily Lopez
Anna Sorensen
Rania Challita
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!

Congratulations 4th Grade on a brilliant play Tuesday! We are all so proud of you!

Rehearsal and Choral Evensong for Junior Choristers will take place on Tuesday 3 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:

Friday 27 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior 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 and HS Singers (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 Girl Rehearsal
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

Tuesday 3 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

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

Tuesday 3 March
5:00 Junior Evensong Rehearsal
6:00 Evensong in the Church concluding by 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

Wednesday 4 March
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office
(May be cancelled if Senior Auditions are scheduled)

Thursday 5 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday 5 March
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office
(May be cancelled if Senior Auditions are scheduled)

Friday 6 March
The day after the GCS Auction – NO MORNING REHEARSAL TODAY!

Friday 6 March
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Boys Rehearsal, Music Room.

Saturday 7 March
CLOCKS MOVE FORWARD ONE HOUR!

Sunday 8 March, 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 Boys 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.