Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, September 20, 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 23
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, September 24
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!
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 23 and September 30 (choose one)
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

TUESDAY OR THURSDAY OPTION: Appointment required (use link below)
When: September 20 (THAT'S TODAY!!); 25; 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
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
We are excited to invite Cantabile and Ragazzi singers to sing with our Intergenerational Choir at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community. This tremendously successful project brings Madison Youth Choirs to the residents of Capitol Lakes creating an innovative musical ensemble that demonstrates the importance of creative expression at every age. 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!

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:
Tuesday, October 30, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, November 8, 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, November 14, 6pm-7pm
Saturday, November 17, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance

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