Happy Wednesday, Holst Families!

We're excited to be following up with you regarding Holst's optional participation in the Madison Symphony Christmas concerts happening the first weekend of December. Purcell and Britten, our treble boychoirs, will be singing on these concerts but we know there may be some Holst singers who are still comfortable singing in the treble range who would like to commit to joining them on the Overture stage. Randy and Margaret introduced this special opportunity at rehearsal on Monday evening highlighting that the repertoire is in the treble range and giving Holst singers the opportunity to test the music to see if it’s comfortable. It’s possible your singer has already made a decision or has an idea of what he would like to do based on Monday’s rehearsal.

Singing on the Overture Center stage with the Madison Symphony Orchestra is always a thrill and we hope many Holst singers will commit to this opportunity. The purpose of this email is to make sure you have the information and to invite you to "make it official" so we know how many Holst treble singers will be participating.

The Details
  • Participation is voluntary but includes committing to additional rehearsals and the MSO performances
  • Beginning Monday, October 15 through Monday, November 26, Holst MSO volunteers will attend rehearsal with Purcell and Britten from 6:30pm to 7:00pm (with their regular Holst rehearsal following at 7:15pm).
  • Dress rehearsals with the symphony are on Wednesday and Thursday evening, November 28 and 29. Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 30 through December 2.
  • You can see the entire commitment listed on the Holst MSO calendar on our website. (This is a new calendar just for this opportunity in addition to Holst's regular rehearsal calendar.)
  • All Holst families will be included on another email later today with details for all the ensembles participating. Only those participating will continue to receive MSO information after mid-October.

Please let us know your decision by adding your singer's name to the sign up linked below. Thanks!
Holst MSO
Questions? Please ask!