Dear Parents & Choristers,
I hope you all had restful and enjoyable holidays and that you are or will be getting settled into another year of school & studies before we see each other to sing again!
I can not wait to see you all and make beautiful music together this coming year.
We will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 19 at the same times:
Children’s Choir – 5-6:30 pm
Youth Choir – 6-8 pm
and at the same venue, Union United Church, Maple Ave, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
I am looking forward to an exciting year ahead with you including our own concerts as well as invitations to other festivals, including a trip to Kingston with the Cantabile Children’s Choirs under the direction of Dr Mark Sirett in April. We will also ensure that we have have Fall & wWnter camps this season! The dates will be confirmed very soon.
Here are some highlights:
Oct 22 OR 29 – Fall camp
December 4 – Christmas & Holiday Concert ( in Ste Anne)
Dec 5 – party
Dec 12 – possible YC performance in other event
March 25 – Earth Hour – YC
April 8/9 – trip to Kingston – All
April 30 – WICCF – CC
May 28 – Spring concert – Tanna Schulich Hall, McGill (downtown only)
May 29 OR Friday, June 2 – Awards Ceremony – Union United Church
As you see, I have changed the format in the Spring to include just one concert that will be downtown. Scheduling & availability is difficult at that time of year and I thought it would suit our families better!
As I stated last year, once we are up and running, I will solicit help from parents to put a parent committee in place. We can meet infrequently but come up with ideas on fundraising for both this year as well as future projects. It will be as simple as organizing bake sales to possibly something bigger. Please consider if you could give a little of your time to help these singers travel near and far and allow them enriching musical and cultural experiences.
Auditions for both choirs are ongoing so please tell your friends about us! And, please invite them to attend our rehearsal on Sept 19 so they can get a feel for our groups. They can also contact me by email to set up an audition on Sept 12 from 5-8 pm.
My very best wishes to you all! I have missed you all and can not wait to see & hear everyone!