Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This Weekend With MYC
Sunday, November 15, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios

Monday, November 16, regular rehearsals at our Westgate Studios.

If you need to report an absence or late arrival, please complete the on-line absence form linked in the header section above. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.

Keep reading for all the details you need to know!
Looking Ahead to Our December 13th Concerts
In just one month, our singers will be presenting our winter concert series Inquiry: Science, Music, Imagination at First Congregational Church in Madison:

    1:30pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi
    4:00pm Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi
    7:00pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio

We will be publishing reminders about dress rehearsals, tickets, volunteers, etc. in the coming weeks. Please be looking ahead in your singer's calendar for these details, especially as we move toward December.

Everyone should be fitted for their wardrobe by now! If you have not yet been fitted for your concert wardrobe, please contact Alyssa. 

Cantilena Caroling, Saturday, December 5
This is always a great afternoon together!
Please meet in the lobby of Madison Children's Museum (100 N Hamilton) at 11:45pm to begin caroling downtown at noon. Dress warmly! You will be outside spreading cheer for 1-2 hours. Singers are encouraged to bring a few extra dollars for a treat after caroling. (This is a required performance. Please submit an absence form if you have an immovable, unavoidable conflict.)

Inquiry: Science, Music, Imagination
In our continuing video series exploring what our scientist friends have to say about inquiry (and music and imagination), we talk to long-time MYC friend, Sam Gellman, chemistry professor-extraordinaire at UW Madison.

Others in the series:

MYC - Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir Concert
On Saturday, November 21, eleven members of Cantabile and Ragazzi will join residents of the Capitol Lakes retirement community in a concert celebrating the power of creative expression at every age. The concert will feature works by J.S. Bach, Bob Dylan, and Sir Hubert Parry as well as folk songs from the Shaker and Navajo traditions.

Please come and support this unique artistic collaboration!

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:00PM
FREE and open to the public
Final Tuition Payments Now Due
Families with a tuition balance will receive a reminder email this week. Payments may be dropped in the Big Red Box at rehearsals or mailed to the MYC office. Thank you for your timely payments!
Auditions for New Singers
Do you know someone wishing to join MYC for the second half of our season beginning in January? Please tell them about our mid-season auditions on Wednesday, January 6! Auditions are open to singers in 5th - 12th grade and reservations can be made via the link on our Join A Choir page.
Spring Introductory Choir
For students ages 7-10, new sessions of introductory choir begin mid-February and registration is now open on our website under the Join A Choir tab. Completing introductory choir is the first step toward joining a year-long choir for singers this age.
It's not too late to order poinsettias! We have about 300 plants remaining in our stock and can accommodate most sizes and colors. Please note: we have sold out of red and pink doubles as well as white and pink triples. All other sizes and colors are available. Please contact the MYC office with any questions.

Fruit Sale Reminders
  • Families earn $10 per box sold toward fundraising goal
  • Orders, along with full payment, are due no later than Monday, November 30
  • Fruit is delivered on Saturday morning, December 12. If you sell, you are committing to picking up your fruit between 9am and 11am at the back entrance of Westgate Mall (freight elevator location) off of Tokay Blvd, or making arrangements with a friend to pick up your order for you. MYC cannot store fruit! (Large orders will be picked up by appointment before 9am.)
  • We are continuing the Food Pantry option in which your customers can purchase a box for the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry and MYC will deliver it.

Questions? Please ask!

December Coffee Orders
December coffee orders will be due Thursday, December 3. This will be the final ordering opportunity before our winter break. November orders will be ready for pick up at rehearsals this weekend.

Thanksgiving Weekend Rehearsal Reminder
Please be reminded, and make sure your plans have taken into account, that we have regular rehearsals scheduled for Sunday, November 29, the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The MYC office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 25-27.
The Music Man Auditions
St. Bernard Players are holding auditions on Monday, December 7, (boychoir: you have a required dress rehearsal on this night!) and Wednesday, December 9, for their production of The Music Man to be presented next February.

All ages are invited to audition, including adults.

Please review their detailed audition information provided in the link below:

It's Concert, Musical Theater and Opera Season!
Join your friends for these unforgettable upcoming events:

La Boheme | Madison Opera featuring MYC Children's Chorus
Friday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 15

Little Shop of Horrors | Oregon High School | Nov. 13 - 15

Anything Goes | McFarland High School | Nov. 12 - 14

Evelyn Steenbock Fall Concerts | WYSO | Saturday, Nov. 14 & Sunday, Nov. 15

MYC - Capitol Lakes Intergenerational Choir | Capitol Lakes Grand Hall | Saturday, Nov. 21, 7PM

Christmas in Vienna | Vienna Boys Choir | Friday, Nov. 27, 7PM

Christmas Carol Sing in Overture Hall | Samuel Hutchison, Organist | Saturday, Nov. 28, 7PM

A Procession of Angels | Madison Choral Project | Friday, Dec. 18, 7:30PM and Sunday, Dec. 20, 2:30PM