Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, September 28, 2017
This Weekend with MYC
Sunday, October 1, Westgate Studios
Regular Rehearsals
3:20 - 4:00PM    Con Gioia GREEN
4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia (full ensemble)
4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
4:15 - 6:15PM    Ragazzi
6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile

Monday, October 2, Westgate Studios
Boychoir Rehearsals:
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.
Boychoir Wardrobe Fitting Dates
Purcell | Britten | Holst
Purcell, Britten and Holst Families: Thank you for prioritizing one of the dates listed below to have your singer fitted for his concert wardrobe. Returning singers should try on their current wardrobe and return any pieces that no longer fit to the MYC office BEFORE the dates below so we can prepare the items for another singer. Thank you for returning your wardrobe CLEAN and marked with your name.

Monday, October 16 OR October 23
2:30 - 5:00pm
For new and returning singers in Purcell, Britten and Holst who need to be fitted (or refitted) for their concert wardrobe.

Please note: boychoir fittings will need to end promptly at 5pm so the room can be set for 5:30 rehearsal. Please plan to arrive by at least 4:45pm to complete the fitting before 5pm. Parents: it is helpful if at least one adult accompanies a singer to his fitting as there are multiple pieces to try and your assistance with sizing is appreciated.

We can always use more help with fittings--thank you for considering this volunteer opportunity (sign up below)!
MYC Parent Socials this Weekend
Parents of Ragazzi singers are invited to a casual get-together at the home of Jane Crandall and David Forrest (parents of Liam) on Sunday, October 1, from 4-6:30PM (during Ragazzi rehearsal). The Forrest/Crandalls live just minutes from Westgate at 329 Marinette Trail. Feel free to bring a favorite beverage or snack. RSVP's appreciated!

Email Jane or call: 608-334-7638 | Email David or call 608-334-7682

Capriccio | Cantilena
Capriccio and Cantilena parents are invited to gather at The Vintage (across Whitney Way) on Sunday, October 1, during rehearsal. Look for the smiling faces of yours hosts, Anastasia Doherty and Ann Baltes. They'll be off to the right of the entryway and bar in the area of the game room. They are looking forward to getting to know you! (Don't forget your cash or card for refreshments.)

Not seeing your singer's ensemble listed above? Make it happen! Pick a date, pick a place and we'll help you get the word out. These gatherings are meant to promote connections between MYC parents and are completely casual and parent-led. Have fun!
WPR's Centennial Celebration
MYC singers are invited to participate in the finale of Wisconsin Public Radio's centennial event, "The Power of Story" in Overture Hall. The event features public radio favorites Ari Shapiro, Anne Strainchamps, Dasha Kelly Hamilton, and many more! Our singers will join WYSO musicians, area singers, and Dr. Jonathan Overby in a performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" to end the show.

This opportunity is open to all MYC singers.

The Details:
PERFORMANCE: Saturday, October 14. 8pm call; finished around 9:15pm
REHEARSAL: Sunday, October 8, 3-4pm (Westgate)
REHEARSAL: Saturday, October 14, 3-5pm (Overture)

Please email Mike with your interest if you can commit to both rehearsals and the performance. 
Coffee Time!
We're glad to be continuing our partnership with Just Coffee Cooperative this season! Coffee will be available to purchase on a monthly basis October - March. We will publish the due dates here and coffee will continue to be available for pick up at weekly rehearsals. Families receive $5 toward their fundraising contribution goal for each bag of coffee sold. 

Orders are due October 10 | Ready for pick up October 15/16
Next opportunity to order will be November 7.

Are you a frequent coffee buyer? Is Just Coffee's Orin Road location convenient to your work or home? We are looking for a parent volunteer to commit to picking up our monthly coffee order and organizing it for rehearsal pick up. If you are interested in learning more, please email Lynn. Thanks!
Discount Coupons Available for
A Madison Symphony Christmas
Our friends at the MSO have provided $5 discount coupons toward ticket purchases for this event. Coupons will be available at the Rehearsal Table this weekend and throughout the fall. One coupon may be used for multiple ticket purchases which means just one coupon is needed per family. As in past years, coupons may only be used in person at the Overture Center Box Office located at 211 State Street.
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The End!