Greetings everyone! We have not only survived January but sailed through it with great effect! What an amazing month and Novice/Junior Festival! Bravo again everyone!
I am so excited by all the growth we are able to achieve even after only one week!

We have a wonderful photograph of the group following the concert with Dr. Rose. May I post this on our facebook page? Does anyone have any objection? Please let me know by 5:00 on Sunday 8 February if you do.
Old Juniors, the concert music is your Senior Chorister Audition repertoire. Soon we will start schedule those auditions with the 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.

Senior Boys!
Dodgeball with the Rector! Well……not this Sunday.
With busy schedules and the complications of this coming weekend, there will be no dodgeball with the Rector after rehearsal this Sunday 8 February.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! If you are so inclined, please LIKE the Music at Grace Church Page on Facebook!

The 4th Grade Play is scheduled for Tuesday 24 February at 6:00 p.m. The same time as our Evensong Service. All fourth graders at GCS will be excused from rehearsal and Evensong that night, for planning purposes, I need to know who will be able to participate in the rehearsal and Evensong that night. As soon as you can, please let me know – both 4thand 5th grade. Will sports be going on that evening for 5th grade?

*CHOIR TOUR INFORMATION:
UPDATED INFORMATION 6 February 2015:
PLEASE RESPOND ASAP:
1. If you plan on purchasing your air travel with the group block, please re confirm with P. Allen by Monday 9 February. We will be purchasing tickets in the coming week.
Right now the list is the following, but please re confirm.
Adult Choir Singers
Nina
Eden
Micaela
Whitehurst (2)
Ian and Kevin Rotheroe (2)
Dahlberg

2. The second trip deposit is due on Friday 13 February in the amount of $500.00 per person attending the Tour.
Please make checks payable to Grace Church in New York, Memo: Choir Tour 2015 and list the person(s) it is covering and send to P. Allen’s Attention at the Church.
If you wish to pay via credit card you can.
Go to the Church Website.
Click Give
Click Music Donation Button
In memo: describe the purpose/persons it is for.
Please consider adding 3% of your total to the amount as that is what we are billed for the use of the credit cardservice.

3.If you have not put in your first deposit, please include it with the second one.

4. If you trip status has not been confirmed, please confirm and pay deposits right away.
We must make plans for the hotel rooms in the coming week to 10 days.
Current Trip Roster
2 -Sara Queen and Emma
5 -Sorensens
2 -McElduff/Overmyer
1 -Kristen Dahlberg
4 -Warings
3 -Rotheroes
2 -Whitehurst / Delgado Whitehurst
2 –DiDominico/Douglas
1 –Camilla McGarry
3 -Hurleys
1 –Eden Sherod
3 -Caves
4 -Cheungs
1-Nina Houston
2 – Anne and Samantha Zaccaro
1- Miles McCain
8 – Adult Singers and Dr. A.

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:
Friday 6 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior Girls

Friday 6 February
8:15 a.m.
Friday 6 February Tour Planning Committee Meeting, Reception Room
Friday 6 February
3:20 – 4:30 New Junior Choristers (Novices) Boys Rehearsal 3:20 – 4:30 Music Room

8 February – Sunday Service with The Choir of Men and Boys

9:45 Call for Senior Boy Choristers
10:15 Call for Junior Choristers (Optional)
11:00 Service
12:20 or so, service ends
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. lunch and afternoon rehearsal today for Senior Boys
1:00 – 2:00 Shaving Club and HS Chorister Rehearsal
Tuesday 10 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Boys

NO CHOIR ACTIVITIES THIS AFTERNOON.

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

Wednesday 11 February
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office

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

Thursday 12 February
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office
Friday 13 February
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior & Junior Girls

NO CHOIR ACTIVITIES THIS AFTERNOON.

15 February – Sunday Service with The Adult Choir

Have a safe and beautiful President’s Day Weekend Holiday

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.
Patrick Allen
Organist and Master of Choristers
Grace Church in New York
802 Broadway
New York City 10003 USA
212.254.2000/110

www.gracechurchnyc.org
www.patrickjamesallen.com