Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cantabile & Ragazzi Season Farewell Concert
Please join us this Saturday evening, June 3 at 7PM at Holy Wisdom Seminary (in Middleton) for a special farewell concert featuring Cantabile and Ragazzi. Don't miss this opportunity to honor our seniors one more time and hear this season's repertoire, including selections from The Snow Goose.

The concert is general admission, free and open to the public. We will be taking donations at the door.

(Cantabile/Ragazzi singers: see the email from earlier this week for reminder information. 5:30pm rehearsal; 7pm concert)
Turning in Music and Wardrobe
Please double-check to see if your singer still has music in their binder. Music can be returned to the MYC office at any time (use the bin or wire basket outside the door if we are closed). Thank you for labeling with your singer's name and ensemble. You can also turn in music during our upcoming audition dates (Sunday, June 4, 1-5pm; Monday, June 5, 5:30-8:30pm.) 

Cantabile & Ragazzi: your music will be returned after our June 3 concert at Holy Wisdom (we'll have bins available that day.)

Singers NOT returning to MYC next season, please return your concert wardrobe and your red MYC polo to the MYC office. All items should be clearly marked with your name--masking tape works well.

Everyone else: please wait until choir placements for next season are communicated (early June) to see if your wardrobe is changing before turning anything in.
Heartland Youth Choir Dinner Sign Up
Thank you to all the Con Gioia families who have already signed up to help with our pizza dinner on Tuesday evening, June 13, with the Heartland Youth Choir. Additional items are still needed and you can view the sign up below. Our schedule for that evening at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Middleton:

5PM | Singers meet for activities, singing and pizza dinner
7PM | Heartland Youth Choir concert; Con Gioia and any boychoir hosts will reprise Blowin' in the Wind at this concert

Con Gioia: Please check your calendars and let us know via the absence form if you have a conflict.

Thank you for helping with our pizza dinner!

Questions? Please contact Lisa at lkjentvet@madisonyouthchoirs.org. Thanks!
Boychoir & Girlchoir Host Families Still Needed
We are close! Just four more boychoir and seven more girlchoir families are needed to provide overnight hosting to the visiting Heartland Youth Choir on Tuesday, June 13. Con Gioia is the official choir hosting the event but all boychoir families (and all MYC families, regardless of ensemble) are invited to also host and participate in the evening concert (singing Blowin' in the Wind!) as Heartland is bringing 16 boys to Madison. 

Singers will come together at 5pm for singing, activities and dinner prior to the 7pm concert at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton. Host families will return their visiting choristers the next morning to St. Luke's after providing breakfast (and a good night's sleep!). Thank you for opening your home! Questions? Please email Lisa Kjentvet.

Scotland 2018 Tour
Informational Meeting
All Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi singers and parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Scotland 2018 Tour Meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 6-7pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church in the sanctuary. Whether your interest is at 2% or 98%, we hope to see you there!  We will be presenting details on cost, timeline, scholarships, chaperoning and how you can begin preparing NOW for this amazing opportunity.
Lost and Found
We have many, many items still sitting in our lost and found. If you are missing something special, please stop by the office to look through the bin. Anything remaining on Friday, June 9, will be donated.
The Handel Aria Competition
The final round of the Handel Aria Competition competition will be presented as a public concert on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 in Mills Hall of the Humanities Building, University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music. MYC singers and parents are invited to request a complimentary ticket by emailing handelariacompetition@gmail.com at least 48 hours in advance of June 9. These tickets are generously provided by Dean and Orange Schroeder, the founders of this competition and long-time friends of Madison Youth Choirs.

Tickets for the general public are $15 and will be available at the door.
2017-18 Season Intention Forms
We are still accepting singer intention forms and deposits for next season. Submitting your intention form ensures you will receive the time-sensitive 2017-18 placement and registration forms scheduled for delivery to families on June 8 or 9.

If your singer is eligible to audition, please submit your intention form and then reserve your audition time using the link below:
Tell Your Friends About MYC
Our final spring audition dates are this weekend: Sunday, June 4 for girls and Monday, June 5 for boys. Now is the time to let your friends know about either auditioning for a performing choir (grades 5-12) or enrolling in a summer introductory choir session (ages 7-10). All the information they need is on our website under the Join a Choir tab.
Two Summer Opportunities with Music Con Brio
Music con Brio is teaming up with two great organizations this summer: The CoverGirls Violin Show, and Clocks in Motion. You can read about Music con Brio on their website here: www.musicconbrio.org

Registration for summer learning opportunities: http://www.musicconbrio.org/registration-1
Between the Waves Festival and Conference
Check out the Midwest's first event for musicians and those interested in music creation, production, licensing, collaboration, or performance. Featuring a conference with activities and guest speakers and two evenings of live performances!

More information at http://btwmadison.com
Use the promo code "MYC" for 50% off all tickets!

Stage Q Auditions for Falsettos
StageQ, Inc. will hold auditions for Falsettos, book by James Lapine and William Finn, music and lyrics by William Finn.  Directed by Michael Bruno, Falsettos will be presented on the Drury Stage at The Bartell Theatre, running September 29th through October 14th, 2017.

Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday, July 2nd and 3rd at 6:00pm at the StageQ Rehearsal Space in the Porchlight building, 306 N. Brooks St., downtown Madison.  Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, July 5th at 6:00pm at the StageQ Rehearsal Space.  If you cannot make it to auditions, video submissions will be accepted.  Contact director Michael Bruno at bruno@stageq.com to make those arrangements.

There is one role, Jason (pre-teen/teen, tenor) that MYC singers might be interested in. First read through will be Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00pm at the StageQ rehearsal space. Auditioners should be prepared to read sides from the script, perform a contemporary musical song and sing 32 bars from the score.