Rehearsals tomorrow

Dear Parents & choristers,

Tomorrow Children’s choir rehearsal will be as usual from 5-6:30 p.m. (17h-18h30).

We will have the privilege of having the Youth choir with us for the last 30 minutes. I am doing this as most singers in Grade 6 (11 years old) are now in Youth choir and I want to ensure that the Children’s choir still have the chance to sing music in 2 parts and with the older choristers. I also want to give the older Youth choristers more of a leadership role through helping the younger ones during this time and to end rehearsals not too late.

Youth choir – Please come for 6 p.m. as discussed (18h). We will rehearse tomorrow from 6-8 p.m. (18h-20h)

We are trying this out and I may end up extending the youth choir from 6-8:15 p.m. each Monday. I will let you know.

I thank you in advance for your patience while we see what is best for the choristers and families involved! If you can not make it for 6 p.m. please come at the latest for 6:15 p.m.

Also, Virginie will also be there tomorrow to start rehearsing with both choirs – please welcome her again. She is looking forward to working with you during my maternity leave!

And, as Katherine had to leave Montreal for a job in the U.S. we now have Chad Linsley as our pianist. He is great at both accompanying our pieces and playing for our warmps so beautifully! (A jazz pianist! Lots of ideas of what we can do with him in our future concerts!)

Until tomorrow!

Many thanks! Merci bcp!

Penni

 

Rehearsal today!

Dear All,

A reminder that our rehearsals are now at Union United Church, 24 Ave Maple, Ste Anne de Bellevue.

Please drop your child(ren) or come in and sit in the back of the church when we rehearse. We will be welcoming Virginie today. She will replace me on my maternity leave!

Children’s choir – 5:00-6:30

Youth choir – 6:30 – 8:30

Also, I am looking to change the time of the youth choir to: 6-8pm. Parents and choristers, please let me know if this would be possible for the future. This way we have time to enhance the children’s choir and be role models for them. I would like to set up a leadership system.

You can email me if you have issues with the timing at: choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

Today the rehearsal time stays the same, as listed above!

Regards,

Penni

 

 

 

Monday rehearsal, Sept 14 – répétition lundi, le 14 septembre!

Dear All,

I can not wait to see you all and really hope to see all or at least most of you back!!!

One thing, the Children’s Choir and Youth choir rehearsals will now be in the Sanctuary of Union United Church, 24 Ave Maple, Ste Anne de Bellevue so you should be able to come in through the church doors as we do for our concerts.

Svp, entrez dans l’église Union United, 24 Ave Maple, Ste Anne de Bellevue, par les portes devant comme on fait pour les concerts!

J’ai hâte de voir vous tous!

This year a variety of choral music including classical, contemporary, spirituals, folk, excerpts from Wicked & other musicals as well as popular music.

And remember to bring a friend! Amenez un(e) ami(e)!

Children’s Choir/Choeur des enfants: 17:00-18:30

Youth Choir/Choeur des jeunes: 18:30-20:30

 

Je compte sur vous tous! Merci!!! 🙂 Counting on you all! Thanks! 🙂

Penni

 

Welcome Back for another year of fabulous singing and choral music making!

Dear Choristers & parents,

I hope you have all had relaxing and sunny summer holidays! I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday, September 14 when we start our first rehearsal of the year.

We have exciting and interesting concerts organized again this coming season and I hope to see you all back at choir!

I will explain details about my short leave at the first rehearsal.

One of the changes this year is our rehearsal space. As there were conflicts with the scheduling at the MacDonald Campus for our Children’s Choir start time, we have decided to move just off campus but stay in Ste-Anne and meet at Union United Church, 24 Maple Ave for rehearsals. (We will meet in their hall. We know the church as we do concerts there.)

They will be as last year:

Children’s Choir: 17:00-18:30

Youth Choir: 18:30-20:30

I am auditioning for new members on Saturday, Sept 12 so if you know of someone please ask them to contact me at:

choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

Or, bring an interested friend along to our first rehearsal on September 14!

Remember to bring a three-hole binder, a pencil with an eraser, a snack and a bottle of water.

And please remember to register either online or with the McGill Conservatory office. Their information is on the Conservatory website.

The calendar will be finalized and posted on this blog very soon!

So to recapitulate the important information:

First rehearsal: Monday, September 14 , Union United Church, 24 Maple Ave, Ste Anne de Bellevue, in Adair Hall (entrance not as for the concerts in the sanctuary rather to the side of the building!)

http://unionchurch.ca/contact/

Children’s Choir: 17:00-18:30

Youth Choir: 18:30-20:30

Looking forward to seeing you then!

Penni