We hope everyone is having a wonderful winter break!
With our Tallinn Boys Choir visit and joint concert just one week away, we wanted to be in touch with important reminders so you can be planning ahead.
First, if you are hosting members of the choir--THANK YOU!! We will be sending a separate email with specific details just for you. Please watch for that in your inbox later today or tomorrow. (A summary of the schedule--previously shared--is included below.)
Second, we need just one more host family! Please consider opening your home. Our remaining pair of travelers are adults in their mid-40's. Thank you for considering! The sign up link is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054aaaad2aaa8-tallinn
Finally, please read through the details (previously shared) below with everything you need to know about our joint concert and time together on Monday, January 6. These details are also included in your calendar. If your singer has an immovable, unavoidable conflict, please let us know ASAP via the online absence form.
Shared Rehearsal and Concert Details
On Monday afternoon, January 6, Purcell, Britten, Holst, and Ragazzi will join our Tallinn friends for a shared rehearsal and exchange of songs and smiles. Dinner and an evening concert follow our rehearsal together.
Monday, January 6, 2020 | Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | 5701 Raymond Road
4:30pm call time for Purcell, Britten, Holst, and Ragazzi | rehearse/sing with Tallinn Boys Choir
6:00pm Dinner at Good Shepherd (see below)
7:30pm concert | Free and open to the public
Singers should arrive at Good Shepherd on Monday afternoon in their concert wardrobe (there won't be time to change). Parents are welcome to stay and enjoy the rehearsal exchange (volunteer to help with dinner, etc.!) Space will be very limited for our dinner together. MYC parents choosing to stay through the rehearsal and dinner time are encouraged to sign up to help with dinner. Thank you for understanding that we aren't able to accommodate parents sitting down with our singers for the meal time.
We will be providing pizza and are requesting donations of fruit, vegetables, or dessert to help round out the meal. We will also welcome many parent volunteers to set up, serve, and host the meal time. Thanks for using the sign up below to reserve your food contribution and/or to volunteer your time.
Overnight Hosting Details
From Sunday, January 5, through Tuesday morning January 7, hosts provide:
- a place to sleep for two nights;
- dinner on Sunday;
- breakfast on Monday and Tuesday morning,
- packed sack lunches for Monday and Tuesday
transportation between Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (our designated meeting spot) and your home
Sunday, January 5, 4:00PM Meet choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road, bring your guests back to your home or go out for dinner. Overnight with host families.
Monday, January 6, 8:30AM: After breakfast, drop off your guests at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.They have a full day of activities planned! Purcell, Britten, and Holst arrive at Good Shepherd Lutheran at 4:30pm to begin our singing time together. Public concert begins at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, January 7, 8:00AM: After breakfast, bring your guests to Good Shepherd for departure (with fond memories of their time in Madison--thanks to you!).