Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 4, 2018
This Weekend with MYC and Tony Memmel

Regular Rehearsals at Westgate Studios
Sunday, October 7
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 8
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!
Say Hello to Tony Memmel | MYC Guest Artist
Singer-songwriter, and composer Tony Memmel will be with us this weekend working with all of our ensembles as we explore our semester theme of resilience. Parents: Tony will be working with our singers in Studio 5 and Studio 1 between 4pm and 8pm on Sunday and in Studio 5 on Monday. Feel free to pop in and listen! 

Click his picture above or this link for a special hello from Tony.
If you somehow missed getting resized or outfitted for your concert wardrobe and polo in the past three weeks, please contact Ian as soon as possible. We are working on getting items ordered, hemmed, gathered, etc., and will be in touch with everyone who is waiting on items as soon as those are ready to be picked up.
Capriccio to Sing at Sister Cities Event in April
The Sister Cities Collaboration Committee (SCCC) is planning their second annual "Celebrate Madison's Sister Cities" dinner event highlighting all nine of Madison's sister cities on Saturday, April 27 at the MATC-Truax Campus. Capriccio was enthusiastically received at last year's event resulting in an invitation for a return performance.

We will communicate more details next spring but in the meantime, Capriccio families: we have added this event to your calendar. Thank you for saving the early evening of Saturday, April 27 for this special event.
It's Coffee Time!
October orders are due Monday, October 8, and will be available for pick up at rehearsals on October 14/15.

Cantabile | Ragazzi:
Still Time to Join MYC Intergenerational Choir
Cantabile and Ragazzi singers: Please express your interest in joining the MYC Intergenerational Choir with Capitol Lakes by using the button below by Monday, October 15. Service hours are available 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:
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.
Front Page News
In case you missed the big story this week, we are working on a building project with Children's Theater of Madison to create a permanent home for both organizations (and other youth arts organizations in need of programming space) in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood in Madison. Links to the email we sent to MYC families on Monday evening as well as the article published earlier this week in print and on Madison.com appear below.