Happy Friday. It’s been a great week of hard work, fun and beautiful music.
Thank you everyone!
Has your chorister taught you what this means?
WHAT WAY WEEP

10 February, THIS SUNDAY MORNING- The Girls’ Choir with HS Singers and Adults

• 9:45 call, Warm up in the Chantry at 10:00, Service at 11:00 over by 12:20 p.m. Required for all Senior Girls, Optional for Novices and Juniors.

10 February, THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON- The Combined Novices, Juniors, New Choristers and Senior Mentors of our combined choirs.
4:00 p.m. The Annual Concert of Music for Treble (Child Sopranos) Voices with
Dr. Barry Rose, OBE
Call / Warm up Rehearsal is 2:15 p.m.
Sunday Dress.

2. A CHOIR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT! It has LAUNCHED. Thank you Meaghan Cheung for moving us forward. Send her photos to post to help get us launched. It is called:
Choirs of Grace Church
check it out!

3. December Chorister Allowance Checks – these were mailed before Christmas to all choristers. If your chorister has not received their check, please let PA know asap.

Please look around and cash any check you may have and not put into the bank. I will be in touch soon from a list of uncashed checks from 2017 and 2018. We need to close the books.

4. Novices and Juniors
Evensong begins this Tuesday 12 February at 6:00 p.m. This gentil service lasts about 30 minutes. We will have Evensong every Tuesday Choir is in session through May.

5. Seniors
Keep listening to Bernstein and practicing your Hebrew! We have much to do especially over the next two months to prepare for the big Anniversary Concert 26 April.

6. Our experiment with flexible rehearsals is working – well done everyone for all your creativity. On that note – Seniors – Boys and Girls will be working at every rehearsal on the Concert music for the Anniversary celebration – you are welcome at as many rehearsals as you can stand to attend 🙂

HOMEWORK FOR ALL CHORISTERS: Have a listen to yourselves in 2014! Ridout Sacred Songs Set One

ESSENTIAL HOMEWORK FOR SENIOR CHORISTERS – Listen to the Berntsein – It’s great NYC music and we will be offering it on the big April 26 Concert! The text is attached. Bernstein Chichester Psalms

A FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY! Thank you Cara Wall. Cara has offered the Choir Community a new long term fundraising opportunity through her store Clementine Consignment. A letter from her is attached with the details of how it works. She will have a fill in the blank tax donation letter for you to receive and fill in the amount you think the clothes are worth for your tax purposes. You receive the letter when you drop off the donations at the store. Again Thank you Cara for suggesting this great opportunity for the choir community. The choir will receive money from the store based on a percentage of what the clothes sell for. These monies will go into the Choir Special Projects Fund.

Please check the attached “newsletter” for other details and links.

All my love, Patrick

SAVE THE DATE:

Friday 26 April, the 125th Anniversary of the Choir Concert.

Rehearsal Schedule for the Annual Concert of Music for Treble Voices
with Dr. Barry Rose February 5 – 10, 2019
Required for all Novice and Junior Choristers and
Fourth & Fifth Grade Senior Choristers

Friday
All Novice and Junior Choristers with
Fourth and Fifth Grade Senior Choristers
3:20 – 5:00 p.m.
Novices dismissed at 4:15 p.m.

Saturday 9:45 – Noon
Dress Rehearsal for Concert – All Choristers Singing
Enter and Pick up 802 Broadway

Sunday Call at 2:15, Concert at 4:00
Enter the Main Church Doors on Broadway

Sixth through Eighth Senior Choristers not mentoring
should attend and listen!

A Choir Family Newsletter!
Friday 8 February 2019

THIS SUNDAY
10 February, THIS SUNDAY MORNING- The Girls’ Choir with HS Singers and Adults

• 9:45 call, Warm up in the Chantry at 10:00, Service at 11:00 over by 12:20 p.m. Required for all Senior Girls, Optional for Novices and Juniors.

10 February, THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON- The Combined Novices, Juniors, New Choristers and Senior Mentors of our combined choirs.
4:00 p.m. The Annual Concert of Music for Treble (Child Sopranos) Voices with
Dr. Barry Rose, OBE
Call / Warm up Rehearsal is 2:15 p.m.
Sunday Dress.

THE Coming WEEKS SCHEDULE:

• 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 begins tonight, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

• 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 (4th grade) and Senior Girl Rehearsal.
Breakfast Club in the Reception room

• Friday Afternoon, 3:20 – 4:30
After School Voice Coaching in the Chantry.

Sunday 17 February, Holiday Weekend, The Adult Choir

No Choir Activities on Tuesday 19 February

SPECIAL LISTENING PROJECT:
Please find a time to watch and listen to these YouTube excerpts. They are from some of our fellow choirs around the world and are lovely and fun. They can help give us all a better idea of our tradition and celebrate the 1000 year old heritage that we participate in. I was in Wells this week and really, the church and choral tradition is just shy of it’s 1000th birthday! This year is the 120th birthday for our choir foundation.

King’s College Cambridge

https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=kings+college+all+bells&vid=902f93ee8b3b28415cae01da013ce611&l=4%3A45&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DVN.608020223790746048%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DP8TyKNycHes&tit=John+Rutter%3A+All+Bells+In+Paradise+-+Official+Video&c=1&sigr=11aoutisl&sigt=11jh9sqci&ct=p&age=0&fr=yfp-t-901&tt=b

ONGOING INFORMATION SOURCES:

*Like us on FACEBOOK! Music at Grace Church in New York

*The Goggle Choir Schedule Calendar Link: http://www.gchoirsched.info/schedules.html

*Sign Up Genius for Choir Parent Volunteer Sign Link:
https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E084CADAF2BA1FA7-choir

*Sign Up Genius for After School Vocal Coaching: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ba4a628abf94-after

*Sign Up Genius Tuesday Night Parent Helpers:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a9ad2caaf85-juniors

*Accessing the Secure Choir Family Area of the Music Website:
www.gracechurchnyc.org
CLICK: MUSIC
CLICK: login
User Name: helfenstein
Password: Stanfordlives1894

*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.

Required Sundays for all Novice and Junior Choristers

February 10 – 4:00 pm Dr. Barry Rose Concert for Treble Voices.
February 10th Call: 2:15 p.m.

April 26, The Annual Choir Concert with everyone singing to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the choir! All Choristers REQUIRED.

May 19 – Novice and Junior Only Service Sunday Morning Call: 10:15 a.m.

June 9 End of 124th Season, Choir Appreciation Sunday and Church Picnic
Sunday Morning Call: 10:15 a.m.