Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Our Big Concert Weekend!
All dress rehearsals and performances this weekend are at Middleton Performing Arts Center (Middleton High School)

If you've not yet read our concert primer, we encourage you to do so!

Dress rehearsal and call times are published below. Everyone except Choraliers and Con Gioia has dress rehearsal on the same day as their concert and so should arrive to dress rehearsal in their concert attire. Choraliers and Con Gioia do NOT need to wear their concert attire to their dress rehearsal on Saturday. Information below is also published in your calendar.

Saturday, December 7 | Middleton Performing Arts Center
Dress Rehearsals:
1:00-2:00pm Choraliers
2:00-3:00pm Con Gioia
3:15-5:00pm Britten
3:45-5:00pm Purcell
4:30-6:00pm Holst

Britten and Purcell families should plan to pick up their singers at 5pm for a dinner break. Holst singers are encouraged to bring a sack dinner or plan to eat prior to their rehearsal.

Call Time: 6:30pm for Purcell, Britten, and Holst
Singers should report to their warm-up room by 6:30pm (not the concert hall).

Evening Concert: 7:00pm Purcell, Britten, and Holst
Ticket booth will open at 6:15pm. Concert hall will open by 6:30pm.

Dress Rehearsal:
1:30-2:30pm Capriccio

Call Time: 2:30pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio
Singers should report to their warm-up room by 2:30pm (not the concert hall)

Afternoon Concert: 3:00pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio
Ticket booth will open at 2:15pm. Concert hall will open approximately 2:30pm.

Dress Rehearsals:
4:45-6:30pm Ragazzi
5:15-6:30pm Cantilena
6:00-7:00pm Cantabile

Call Time: 7:00pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi

Evening Concert: 7:30pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi
Ticket booth will open at 6:45pm. Concert hall will open approximately 7pm.
Tickets are $10/adults and $5/students. Seating is general admission. Patrons wishing to attend more than one concert may do so without an additional charge. Please request your additional tickets when purchasing for your first concert. MYC singers wishing to attend a concert in which they do not sing enjoy complimentary admission. Children under 7 are free.

Want to lend a hand? Concert volunteers enjoy complimentary admission in exchange for their help.
Concert Volunteers
Moving Help this Week and Items Still Available
We are moving some of our items to Waunakee on Monday, December 9 into storage at the Wisconsin Center for Music Education (1005 Quinn Drive in Waunakee). We will be loading at Westgate in the morning and unloading at Waunakee soon after (hopefully by mid-morning). If you are free and can lend a hand loading boxes at either end, please let us know and we will be in touch with timing details.

We would also welcome any help during the day today or tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to help stage boxes so they're ready to move quickly on Monday. If you have any spare time, please be in touch!

And here's our list of remaining items for sale:

  1. Whirlpool dorm-size refrigerator w/freezer (new in April); $75
  2. birch desk w/2 drawer file; $50
  3. music library table; $25
  4. Ikea desk w/bookshelf; $50
  5. Double hanging rack for folding chairs; $200 (3 racks available--folding chairs have been sold) see Craigslist listing
  6. sound systems; see Craiglist listing.

Please feel free to share this list broadly to anyone who might have interest. Thanks!
Be a Host and Make a Friend! | Tallinn Boys Choir Visit
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to host members of the Tallinn Boys Choir! We are seeking just 3 more host families to open their homes from Sunday, January 5 through Tuesday morning January 7, 2020. The remaining groupings are especially attractive if you're a family with older students who might enjoy conversing with adults from Estonia (who are likely musicians!).

The remaining groupings include:

  • two adults ages 28 and 34
  • two adults ages 46 and 45
  • three guests - 1 adult parent and two 13 year olds

Thank you for considering! Hosting is open to the entire MYC community!
We Want to Host!
Mid-Season Auditions
Do you know a student interested in joining Madison Youth Choirs for our second semester? Please direct them to our "Join a Choir" page on our website where they can learn about our mid-season audition opportunity January.
Text Alerts from MYC
Follow the instructions linked here to sign up for text alerts from MYC. Text alerts are a handy way to receive short messages from us related to your singer's rehearsal schedule--for example, when we canceled Purcell this past Monday we used this platform (along with email) to get the word out quickly. We encourage you to sign up! We use Remind.com and signing up is voluntary.
Poinsettias Still Available
It's not too late to place an order! We have sold out of a few sizes but have plenty of red doubles and other sizes! (Electronic ordering form lists all current stock available.) Thank you for choosing a pick up or delivery date at least two business days from your order date to ensure MYC and Felly's have time to process your order.

Each plant sold results in $5 toward your Family Fundraising Contribution.
Order Poinsettias
A Madison Symphony Christmas is Next Week
Singers in Con Gioia, Capriccio MSO, Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi, will be sharing the Overture Hall stage with the Madison Symphony Orchestra next week. Singers in these ensembles: please review your primer and be in touch with us if you have any questions. All rehearsals and performances are at Overture Hall next week. Your entrance is always at the security entrance along North Henry Street. (Please do not try to get backstage from the main Overture entrances).

We still have backstage volunteer opportunities available. Please sign up here:
MSO Backstage Volunteer