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Greetings this morning after the GCS AUCTION!
I hope everyone is well, safe and sound after a passionate day of winter weather and excitement in the evening.

Please join me in a big thank you to Amee Shah, Andy Carrigan and Micaela Macagnone for offering their talents and skills in photography and photo shop to create and prepare our annual choir portraits. I am attaching the photos to this document and on the website post so you can down load them. What an amazing and talented roster of artists have been captured in these photos!

CONGRATULATIONS TO
LOLA JAKOB ALEXANDER SIBLEY-GRICE AND ANNA SORENSEN
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
Julia De Moura Braine
Cindy Barbosa
Emily Lopez
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!
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:

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, Senior Girls are Welcome! 
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Singer Rehearsal

Tuesday 10 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

Tuesday 10 March
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Girls Rehearsal, Music Room.

Tuesday 10 March
5:00 Junior Evensong Rehearsal
6:00 Evensong in the Church concluding by 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 11 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

Wednesday 11 March
3:20 – 4:30 NO After School Vocal Coaching today, Senior Auditions are taking place in the Music Office

Thursday 12 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday 12 March
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

Friday 13 March
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior Girls

SPRING BREAK BEGINS!

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 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!

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.