Thanks to all of the choristers for Monday’s rehearsal. We did some very good work. They are singing well and I can not wait for you to hear them. I know you will be proud of them, as I am!
Our concert on May 28 encompasses music primarily from Canada, celebrating its’ 150th as well as Montreal’s 375th! We will sing a few pieces by non-Canadian composers but the bulk is from here! We hope you will enjoy it!
Here are some details:
Sunday, May 28 – arrive at McGill (downtown) for 13:00
Concert is at 15:00
Parents drop your child in their uniform and return for 14:30/14:45.
This will be another freewill offering as was our Holiday concert! So please, invite as many family members and friends as possible. It is a perfect time for your friend(s) to come listen to us and perhaps consider joining the choir!
Monday, May 29 – No rehearsal!
Monday, June 5 – 6 p.m. for everyone – Awards Ceremony and Pot-Luck Dinner – Union United Church, Ste-Anne
I will give necklaces to new choristers and prizes to all choristers!
We will end our choir year in song, fun, laughter and with food!
I will email a Doodle asking parents what thy would like to bring. This will happen after our concert!
Lastly, for present and future Youth Choir members and parents!!! Please read below.
I have exciting prospects! I have recently been in touch with the conductor of the Edmonton Children’s Choir (mostly Gr 7-9 students) who have invited us to do an exchange with them in Spring 2018. They would come here and we would go there! Each trip would be for about 5-6 days. To make this happen, we would apply for a Sevec cultural exchange grant (programme d’échange) from the federal government. They feel confident we would get this, meaning all transportation costs would be covered! Of course, this is huge! We would then fund raise to cover the rest. The choir members would be billeted but the protocol for this through this exchange programme is extensive, which is good.
Having said this, we need to get our paperwork together and I will need some help in doing this. The application must be in this summer. After the concert, I will ask parents to come together to help create a larger parents’ committee. We now actively have Anny, Patrik and myself. I would like to thank them again for their help on various tasks!
I can not wait to get started on this and see what it will bring!
I hope you will be able to help out in even the smallest way towards this project!
Thank you for allowing Chad and I the pleasure of making music each week with your child (or with you)!
I will email and post a reminder of the details for the concert after the long weekend!
Happy Victoria Day or/où Journée des Patriotes!