We are so very proud of our singers and are looking forward to a full day of celebrating all they have learned and accomplished this spring at our concerts on Sunday. Thank you, parents, for the myriad ways you support your singer's participation in MYC--especially on a busy concert weekend! All the details you need to know are listed below. Thank you for reading carefully.
Singers should arrive in concert attire (no time or place to change at venue):
Girls: black MYC concert dress, black hosiery (no leggings, please), black flat dressy shoes
Boys: khaki pants, white Oxford, blue blazer, MYC boychoir tie (already tied, please!), black belt (if needed), black dressy shoes (no athletic shoes, please), black socks
Ragazzi: full tuxedo with bow tie, black dressy shoes, black socks
Arrival and Parking
Please drop off your singer first and then find parking so they are not late for their call time.
Singers should enter the main entrance along Breese Terrace or the small side entrance along Old University Avenue. Due to construction at First Congregational, the Lathrop Street entrance is limited to only those patrons with mobility issues requiring an elevator (see note on that below). Singers should NOT use this entrance.
Patrons should enter the main entrance along Breese Terrace.
Patrons with mobility issues have two options: The Breese Terrace (main) entrance now has an accessible ramp from the sidewalk level to the main doors. Additionally, there will be drop-off access only (no parking) at the Lathrop Street entrance where patrons may access the elevator to the concert hall.
Singers should be in their warm-up space, dressed for their concert at the times listed below. This means getting dropped off about three minutes before the call time (no need to be earlier than that!):
Call time is 12:45PM
Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena and Cantabile report directly to the sanctuary (concert hall).
Please note: we will open the concert hall to patrons when rehearsal is complete likely by 1:05pm. Thank you for your patience as we allow our singers the opportunity to prepare without distraction.
Call time is 3:20 for Purcell, Britten and Holst: report to the Fellowship Room in the basement
Call time is 3:30 for Ragazzi: report upstairs to choir director's office (adjacent the balcony entrances from main lobby)
Call time is 6:30PM
Cantilena reports upstairs to choir director's office (adjacent the balcony entrances from main lobby)
Cantabile and Ragazzi report to Fellowship Room in the basement.
The ticket tables will open approximately 30 minutes before each concert.
Seating is general admission; please respect the "Reserved" signage for our singers.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students ages 7-18; children under 7 are free. There is no charge for MYC singers wishing to attend a concert in which they do not sing, e.g., their sibling's concert. Wearing your concert wardrobe is the easiest way for the ushers to know you are an MYC singer. If you wish to stop at the ticket table to pick up a ticket, that works, too.
Families with singers in more than one concert receive complimentary tickets to the second (and third) concert they attend after purchasing tickets to the first. Please let us know at the time you purchase your tickets that you wish to attend a subsequent concert.
When the Concert Ends
Please take note of where your singer is seated in the hall and go to them after the concert. Our youngest singers have been instructed to wait by their seats for their parents. This will hopefully alleviate some of the post-concert chaos and speed up the process of clearing the hall after each concert.
We still have volunteer slots open! Volunteers commit to arriving early and providing help to MYC staff and singer ensembles as needed while enjoying complimentary admission to the concert. Please consider lending a hand! Thank you!
SPECIFIC BRAWN NEEDED: If you are not afraid of lifting heavy things, we NEED your help between 11:30 and 11:45AM on Sunday morning AND after the 7PM concert (if you're available). We are requesting 6-8 sets of muscle to move the altar table from the performance area to the main floor (3-4 steps). Please see special sign up category in the link below. Thank you!!