Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, September 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
This Weekend with MYC
Wardrobe Fittings Sunday and Monday (See below). REMINDER: All fittings need to be completed by October 1. Thank you for making this a priority in your schedule.

Regular Rehearsals at Westgate Studios
Sunday, September 30
4:00 - 5:30pm Choraliers
4:00 - 5:30pm Con Gioia
4:15 - 6:15pm Ragazzi
5:45 - 7:45pm Capriccio
5:45 - 8:00pm Cantilena
6:30 - 9:00pm Cantabile

Monday, October 1
5:30 - 7:00pm Purcell
5:30 - 7:00pm Britten
7:15 - 8:45pm Holst

If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above. As a safety measure, if your singer is not checked in at rehearsal and we have not heard they will be absent, we will call you to verify the absence. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Please keep reading for all the details you need to know!
 
 
 
 
 
Introducing Tony Memmel | MYC Guest Artist
 
 
 
 
This fall, MYC singers will work with and learn from singer-songwriter, and composer Tony Memmel. Through his personal story and his thoughtful music, Tony will help us explore our semester theme of resilience: What lessons do difficult things teach us?

Tony will be working with us all semester and will be at rehearsals on October 7/8; November 18/19; December 2/3; and will be featured on our December concerts. Many of you will remember working with Tony during our 2011/12 season. He's an old friend and we're excited to have him back with us this semester!

 
 
 
 
 
Wardrobe Fittings | Wardrobe Return
Outfitting 350 singers with their concert wardrobe (and MYC polo) is a huge undertaking each fall. We are offering multiple opportunities to get this accomplished and appreciate your full cooperation in making this a priority in your schedule. Please read the schedule carefully as outlined below and follow the directions for either dropping in on a Sunday or Monday or making an appointment with Ian.

Everyone should be fitted by Monday, October 1.

Returning singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Cantilena, Cantabile, Ragazzi, Purcell, Britten, and Holst
Please try on your concert wardrobe and return any items that no longer fit (clearly labeled with your name) so it's available to another singer then plan to be re-fitted on one of the dates offered below.

Returning singers new to Ragazzi from Holst and new to Capriccio from Con Gioia: Please return your concert wardrobe from last season to the MYC office and plan to be fitted for your new concert wardrobe on one of the dates offered below. Returning singers new to Cantilena from Capriccio: no need to return your Capriccio dress as we are no longer using that style but plan to be fitted for your Cantilena dress.

All NEW MYC singers and ALL Capriccio singers need to be fitted on one of the dates offered below.

SUNDAY OPTION (before rehearsal): Drop-in (no reservation required)
When: September 30
3pm - 3:50pm | Choraliers, Con Gioia, Ragazzi
5pm - 5:35pm | Capriccio and Cantilena
5pm - 6:15pm | Cantabile

MONDAY OPTION (before rehearsal): Drop-in (no reservation required)
When: September 24 and October 1 (choose one)
3pm - 5pm | Purcell, Britten, and Holst

THURSDAY (today!) OPTION: Appointment required (use link below)
When: September 27 from 3pm-6pm.

Questions? Please email Ian.
 
 
Wardrobe Appointment
 
 
 
Wardrobe Fitting Volunteers
No prior experience is necessary--we will train you on fitting day. We need many hands to help the process go smoothly. Greeting and guiding our singers through the wardrobe fitting process requires a smile, some patience, and a desire to be helpful. Click below to view the opportunities and to volunteer. Thanks!
 
 
Wardrobe Volunteer
 
 
 
Fall Introductory Choir Registration Open One More Week
Our fall session of introductory choir for students ages 7-10 begins Saturday morning, October 6, at Lake Edge Lutheran Church in Monona and runs for ten weeks through December 15 (no class Thanksgiving weekend). Registration is open on our website for one more week or until class fills. More information is available on our website under the Join a Choir tab.
 
 
 
 
 
It's Coffee Time!
12oz bags of ground or whole bean coffee, freshly roasted by the experts at Just Coffee Cooperative, will be available for purchase on a monthly basis throughout the season starting today! Purchase for yourself or sell to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Each bag sold results in a $5 credit to your Family Fundraising for the 2018-19 season.

October orders are due Monday, October 8, and will be available for pick up at rehearsals on October 14/15.

 
 
 
 
 
MYC Intergenerational Choir: Time to Join!
Cantabile | Ragazzi
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers are invited to sing with our Intergenerational Choir at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community. The Intergenerational Choir is now in its fourth year and has expanded to include MYC alumni and parents of Cantabile and Ragazzi singers. We are looking forward to another wonderful shared music experience!

Please express your interest using the button below by Monday, October 15. Service hours are available to MYC singers and repertoire spans the ages, from 14th C. chant to American folk music and spirituals. We hope you can join us!

The Commitment:
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers (and their interested parents!) attend three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents. All rehearsals and the performance are at Capitol Lakes:
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Tuesday, October 30, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, November 8, 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, November 14, 6pm-7pm
Saturday, November 17, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance
 
 
MYC Intergenerational Choir
 
 
 
Interested in Majoring in Music in College?
Check out this opportunity from our state music association (WSMA) for aspiring music majors on Friday, October 26 during the Wisconsin State Music Conference.
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera is now accepting applications for their 2018/19 High School Apprentice Program.

To apply (Deadline September 30, 2018):
Please visit Madison Opera to apply online; or download the forms and return to Madison Opera. Madison Opera selects motivated junior and seniors in high school with a passion for learning about opera. The application process does not require an audition or fee, and the program is offered free of charge. Must have ability to commute to events in downtown Madison.

For more information or questions, please contact the Madison Opera office at (608) 238-8085 or info@madisonopera.org
 
 
 
 
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