Children’s Choir – important info for Saturday, April 14! Please read!

Dear Parents,

As per the schedule, we are participating in the ‘En harmonie 4 kids‘  – a fundraising concert of choirs for Sun Youth Quebec. It is hosted by the EMSB Chorale and will consist of performances by other choirs such as the Chinese Children’s Choir, the Ste-Anne Singers and the Westmount Youth Orchestra, among others.

All choir members are expected to be there. We are a small choir and need all voices! This is a prestigious invitation and we are truly honoured to be invited to participate! I am including the details for the day and will email it to you as well!

Saturday, April 14

Mountainside United Church, 687 Roslyn Ave, Westmount http://mountainsideunited.ca/Home/Map-and-Directions

14:45 (2:45 p.m.) Arrival at church + warm-up and rehearsal of our massed choir pieces

15:45 – McGill sound-check

17:15 – Pizza dinner starts!

18:15 – change and prepare for concert

19:00 – Concert starts – will end approx. 20:45

Thank you all for your support and for making this possible!

You child will also need $5 for pizza unless he or she is not eating that. If for dietary reasons, he/she can not have pizza (there is vegetarian), you can provide a packed lunch for him/her. It is fun to eat pizza all together!

I will also need two chaperones for the day. You will sit with us, have great seats and will not have to pay for tickets!:)

Please email me at: choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

Please spread this info to any Children’s Choir parents who you might think are not on the choir beat blog!

And, Happy Easter, Happy Passover and whatever you celebrate this weekend. Enjoy the time with your family. No rehearsal on Monday, April 2 but I will see you all on Monday, April 9! Our last rehearsal before this concert!

My best wishes,

Penni

 

 

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Bravo Youth Choir!

Bravo for two outstanding performances last Saturday! You all did us well again! I am so proud of your musical accomplishments and to be your conductor! Thank you!

Thank to Megan and Emil’s moms who were our chaperones! Much appreciated. I hope you all enjoyed the concert(s)!

Whatever you celebrate this weekend, enjoy the time with your family. See you on Monday; April 9!

Penni

Youth Choir – info for Saturday! please read

Dear Parents & singers,

This is a reminder for Saturday! It will be a busy day! Please remember to bring snacks and dinner (not messy) for before the Earth Hour concert. And arrive in uniform at 12:45 in Dorval! Remember that girls should have their hair back and everyone should have black dress shoes – no sneakers! They must be clean and black. Also, black socks if wearing pants and black tights/nylons if wearing the skirt.

Also, I still need chaperones for both venues. Please let me know if you can help out! It is much appreciated.

Do not hesitate to contact me if needed! I need all choir members there to give a wonderful concert in the afternoon! This is a wonderful for us to reach out in the community and to get exposure! I look forward to also seeing many of you in the audience to support us.

Here is the info I attached last week and I gave on a hard copy, to the choir members:

Concert info – McGill Youth Choir

Saturday, March 24

 12:30-12:45 – Arrival time:

Dorval Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven, Dorval

1:00 – sound check for concert

2:00 – Golden Voices concert, along with other choirs and soloists

Tickets available online and at the door.

 

http://www.festivaldelavoix.com/

 

When concert finishes, choir members and parents should go directly downtown or home first, if there is enough time.

Arrival time at Christ Church Cathedral: 5:45 pm

Please email me if you need a ride downtown! I have 4 places left!

Choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

 

Earth Hour Concert –

Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine St. West

Arrival: 5:45 pm – choristers go directly to the front of the church (N.B. there is a concert in the church until 5:30 pm so please respect time of arrival)

6:00 pm – positioning of all singers on stage / warm-up

6:40 – Ottawa sound-check (then they can go and have supper)

6:50 – EMSB sound-check **

7:00 – McGill sound-check **

7:10 – CEM sound-check **

7:45 – all choristers downstairs to prepare for concert. Each chorister will be given a small votive candle to hold during the concert. Please return at the end.

** Choristers can have supper (or a snack) downstairs when they are not doing their sound-check

Concert- begins at 8:15 until 9:30

Many thanks! Penni

Children’s Choir info

Dear Parents,

The Youth Choir (the choir that meets from 6:15-8:15 pm) will be singing two concerts on Saturday, March 26. The first one is in Dorval and is part of a “Festival de la Voix” on the West Island. It is at 2 pm at:

Dorval Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven

Tickets are available at the door and are $15 per adult. Please come and support the choir!

Please remind your lovely singers to memorize their words to their songs: T’as pas ta tête, The Man in the Moon & I bought me a cat!

A lundi où à samedi au concert!

Merci!

Golden Voices Concert

Golden Voices Les voix d’or – affiche Poster

 

Youth Choir – only! Extra rehearsal, Sunday, March 18, 2-4pm at Union United Church (where we always rehearse) + important concert info, March 24!

Dear Youth choir singers and parents,

If this is at all possible for you, could you please come to this extra rehearsal on Sunday afternoon? It will allow us to work on and memorize our massed choir music for Earth Hour. We have had many choristers missing recently due to different March breaks! Thank you!

Also, please read the attached information and print it out! I am pasting it here but also attaching it.  (Please see below.) I will bring a printed copy for the choristers to bring home at both Sunday and Monday rehearsals!

Please take the time to read this thoroughly as they are need from 12:45 – 21:30 on Saturday, March 24 for both concerts!!!

Email me if you need anything!                       choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

Concert info – McGill Youth Choir

Saturday, March 24

12:30-12:45 – Arrival time:

Dorval Strathmore United Church

310 Brookhaven

Dorval

1:00 – sound check for concert

2:00 – Golden Voices concert, along with other choirs and soloists

Tickets available online and at the door.

http://www.festivaldelavoix.com/

 

When concert finishes, choir members and parents should go directly downtown or home first, if there is enough time.

Arrival time at Christ Church Cathedral: 5:45 pm

Please email me if you need a ride downtown!

choirs.conservatory@mcgill.ca

 

Earth Hour Concert –

Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine St. West

General Sound-Check

Arrival: 5:45 pm – choristers go directly to the front of the church (N.B. there is a concert in the church until 5:30 pm so please respect time of arrival)

6:00 pm – positioning of all singers on stage / warm-up

6:40 – Ottawa sound-check (then they can go and have supper)

6:50 – EMSB sound-check **

7:00 – McGill sound-check **

7:10 – CEM sound-check **

7:45 – all choristers downstairs to prepare for concert. Each chorister will be given a small votive candle to hold during the concert. Please return at the end.

** Choristers can have supper (or a snack) downstairs when they are not doing their sound-check

Concert- begins at 8:15 until 9:30

Golden Voices Les voix d’or – affiche Poster

Festival Poster; 26 février 2018

Concert info – McGill Youth Choir

Program – Golden Voices