Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Rehearsals this Weekend with MYC
Regular Rehearsals at Westgate Studios, Westgate Mall
Sunday, November 10
4:00 - 5:30pm Choraliers
4:00 - 5:30pm Con Gioia
5:00 - 5:30pm Capriccio MSO w/Con Gioia
5:00 - 7:30pm Ragazzi 
5:45 - 7:30pm Capriccio
5:45 - 8:00pm Cantilena
6:30 - 9:00pm Cantabile

Monday, November 11
5:30 - 7:00pm Purcell
5:30 - 7:00pm Britten
7:15 - 8:45pm Holst

Please submit the absence form linked in the header section above if your singer will be absent or arriving late/leaving early. As a safety measure, if your student 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!
Host Families Needed: Tallinn Boys Choir Visit
MYC will be hosting the acclaimed Tallinn Boys Choir (from Estonia) on Sunday, January 5 through Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020, with a shared concert on Monday evening with Purcell, Britten, and Holst. We are looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration (and making new friends)!

Please consider hosting! Hosting is open to the entire MYC community but we hope the boychoir families are especially interested since there will be a shared concert!

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,
  • transportation between Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (our designated meeting spot) and your home (see bottom for draft schedule).

Sunday, January 5, 4:30PM: 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: After breakfast, drop off your guests at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.They have a full day of activities planned! Come back to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for the evening concert and bring guests back to your house following the concert. **Boychoir members will have a 4:30pm call time with dinner and the concert on Monday.**
Tuesday, January 7: After breakfast, bring your guests to Good Shepherd for departure (with fond memories of their time in Madison--thanks to you!).

Questions? Please ask!
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.
Tuition reminders were emailed last week to families with a balance due. Thank you for your timely payments! Checks may be dropped in the Big Red Box at rehearsals this weekend or visit the payment portal on our website to pay by credit card.
Text Alerts from MYC
Text alerts are a handy way to receive short messages from us related to your singer's rehearsal schedule. We include text alerts in the collection of ways we communicate with you if there is a cancellation or rehearsal time change due to weather or other unavoidable circumstances. We use Remind.com and signing up is voluntary.

Each ensemble has their own code.

To opt in, text to the number 81010 the code assigned to your singer's ensemble preceded by the "@" sign. For example, if you are a Choraliers parent the text of your message to 81010 would be @mycch.

Choraliers: @mycch
Con Gioia: @myccg
Capriccio: @myccp
Cantilena: @myccl
Cantabile: @myccb
Purcell: @mycpc
Britten: @mycbr
Holst: @mycholst
Ragazzi: @mycrz

To sign up via a web browser on your phone, please follow the instructions linked here.

Please note: if you signed up last year, you will need to sign up again this year as ensembles have changed for most singers and we empty each ensemble at the start of the year to ensure no one is receiving the wrong information.
Discount Coupon for Madison Symphony Christmas Concerts
Discount coupons for our Christmas gig with the Madison Symphony Orchestra may be picked up from the MYC office between 9am and 4:30pm M-F, or at the rehearsal table this weekend.

As a reminder:
Just one coupon is needed for as many tickets as you wish to purchase for $5 off.
Coupon is not valid for online purchases. Please purchase your tickets in person at the Overture Center Box Office, 221 State Street.
Poinsettias: Initial Ordering Deadline is November 15
Plants are available until our stock is sold out but our initial deadline for submitting orders orders is November 15 so Felly's has time to prepare the orders for our first set of delivery/pick up dates the week before and after Thanksgiving.

It's easy to get started! Send an email to family, neighbors, coworkers, your church, etc., and/or to businesses interested in decorating for the holidays or providing gifts to their clients. Include the link provided below. Restaurants, coffee shops, churches, real estate offices, hair salons, hotels, car dealerships, banks, etc. are all good places to start. Please read through the information sheet before you begin selling and please contact the MYC office with any questions you may have. Each plant sold results in $5 toward your Family Fundraising Contribution.

Questions? Please ask!
Order Poinsettias
Coffee: Updated Ordering Options!
Coffee was ordered this week and will be ready for pick up at rehearsals this weekend. As a reminder, coffee may now be ordered at any time and we will place a weekly order on Tuesday morning if the minimum order has been met. Watch this space for order updates!

Order Coffee
MYC Office Closed on Friday
The MYC office will be closed on Friday, November 8, as staff will be attending the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon at Overture Center, celebrating many awards to individuals in our community including our own nominee for Lifetime Achievement, Pleasant T. Rowland.

See you at rehearsals this weekend!