Greetings Everyone and Happy Friday!

*Thank you everyone who has responded to the Summer Concert Tour Survey, we are still getting responses but they have been strong and the tour is looking like it will come together in a most excellent fashion. It isn’t too late to climb on board!

*Special Schedule next week: Due to GCS being closed on Tuesday 11/11 for parent conferences, no Choir Activities on Tuesday.

*THANKSGIVING PIE and CHOCOLATE SALE SEASON is racing into high gear!!!
Remember the more pies and goods we sell, the greater the potential of bringing down the cost of this and future concert tours and for providing more musical and fun opportunities for the choirs.

Here is the link to the website with the information and at the bottom of the post you can download a pdf of the order form!

https://music.gracechurchnyc.org/2014/10/09/the-twelth-annual-thanksgiving-pie-sale-to-support-the-choir-special-projects-fund/

The order form is also attached for you to use both at home, in sales and to send to anyone and everyone who needs to buy a pie and help support the work of the Choirs.

The pie form order box lives in the hallway of the Parish House by the Reception Room!

*SAVE THE DATES: The long anticipated dates of the Summer Choir Tour to France have been determined. June 20-29

*TUESDAY JUNIOR EVENSONG ROTA: Parents, there is now a “rota” or schedule of who is doing what at Evensong this year. It is posted on the bulletin board outside the Music Room. It is offered in an attempt to give all the choristers a chance at all the jobs that go into producing Evensong as well as to let you know in advance when your choristers might be reading or caring the cross.

*AS THE YEAR IS COMING TO AN END…please look 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.

*THIS WEEKS SCHEDULE:

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

Friday 7 November:
3:20 p.m. Novice Boys Rehearsal!

Sunday 9 November: The Girls’ Choir and HS Singers with Adults
9:45 Call for Senior Girls(Required)
10:00 Call for HS Singers
10:15 Call for Junior Girls (Optional)
10:30 Call for Novice Girls (Optional)
11:00 Service in the Church

Lunch after Church for Senior Choristers

1:00 – 2:00 HS Young Men Rehearsal in the Music Room

1:00 – 3:00 Senior Girls, HS girls, Adult and Parish Choir Sopranos and Altos
Britten Rehearsal in the Chantry.

Tuesday 11 November:
NO CHOIR ACTIVITIES TODAY, GCS Closed.

Wednesday 12 November:
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Senior Girls

Wednesday 12 November:
3:20 – 4:30 After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office. Senior Choristers – please sign up on the bulletin board, all welcome with parent’s permission.

Thursday 13 November:
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday 13 November:
3:20 – 4:30 p.m. After School Vocal Coaching in the Music Office. Senior Choristers – please sign up on the bulletin board, all welcome with parent’s permission.

Friday 14 November:
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Club and Morning Rehearsal, Junior and Senior Girls

Friday 14 November
3:20 p.m. Novice Boys Rehearsal until 4:30. Drop off and Pick up at the Music Room

4:00 p.m. GC Christmas Pageant Sing Through and parents meeting.

Sunday 16 November: The Choir of Men and Boys

9:45 Call for Senior Boys (Required)
10:15 Call for Junior Boys (Optional)
10:30 Call for Novice Boys (Optional)

Lunch after Church for Senior Boys (Required)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Senior Boys Rehearsal (Sopranos only)

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

*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

*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.