Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 16, 2017
This Weekend with MYC
Sunday, November 19, Westgate Studios
Regular Rehearsals
3:20 - 4:00PM    Con Gioia RED
4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia (full ensemble)
4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
5:00 - 7:30PM    Ragazzi
6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile

Monday, November 20, 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.
Looking Ahead to Our December 10th Concerts
On Sunday, December 10, our singers will be presenting our winter concert series Sister Cities, at First Congregational Church in Madison:

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

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 dress rehearsal and concert details, especially as we move toward December.

Concert Wardrobe Reminder
By now everyone should have been fitted for their concert wardrobe. Please double-check that all your pieces fit and contact us immediately if there are issues so we have time to correct in the next two weeks. Thank you! (Dresses have arrived for the few Choraliers and Con Gioia singers still waiting for wardrobe--watch for an email confirming your wardrobe is ready for pick up.)
Intergenerational Choir Concert with Capitol Lakes
Saturday, November 18 | 7PM
Enjoy a memorable evening with our Intergenerational Choir featuring members of Cantabile and Ragazzi as well as MYC alumni. Concert is free and open to the public.

Patrons attending the concert may park in the structure directly across Main Street from Capitol Lakes at no charge. Bring your ticket with you and have it validated at the front desk of Capitol Lakes. Downtown will be busy Saturday evening and parking in this lot will help avoid congestion and competition for parking due to the tree lighting event at the Capitol and other activities. 
Mid-Season Auditions
Tell your friends! Auditions for students interested in joining MYC for our second semester (beginning January 7), will be held on Thursday, January 4. Reservations are required and can be made by following the link below. Students must be in 5th-12th grade if auditioning for the boychoir and in 7th-12th grade if auditioning for our girlchoirs.
Spring Semester Introductory Choir Registration
Registration is now open for our winter/spring sessions of introductory choir for students ages 7-10. Classes begin as early as January 13 (at our Monona location) as well as in February (Westgate location). Our Join a Choir page has all the details as well as a link to the registration portal. Thanks for passing this information along to interested friends and family!
Poinsettias: Still Time to Order! 
We have plants available in various quantities across most sizes and colors and will continue to sell until our stock is sold out.  

The easiest way to place your order is via the electronic ordering forms. (Paper forms are also available.) Again, plants are available until our stock is sold out! (You can see current availability on the electronic ordering forms.)

Consider contacting your church, your office, your neighbors, favorite restaurant, hotel, hair salon, etc. Ordering is easy! Families are credited $5/plant sold toward their fundraising contribution goal. 

Please note: orders need to be received by the MYC office at least two business days before your desired delivery or pick up date so Felly's has time to prepare your order. Questions? Please ask!

December orders are due Monday, December 4. This will be the final opportunity to order before the holidays. Coffee will be delivered to the office on Friday, December 8 and can be picked up any time during regular office hours before Friday, December 15. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.

Discount Coupons: A Madison Symphony Christmas
Con Gioia | Ragazzi | Cantabile
Discount coupons for $5 off each ticket purchased are available at the Rehearsal Table. 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.
Wintry Wisconsin: Text Alerts
As the inevitable winter weather patterns begin to make their way toward Wisconsin, please be reminded that any MYC rehearsal or performance cancelation will be communicated to families in multiple ways: via email; our Facebook page; our website and text alerts via Remind.com. To sign up for these handy text alerts, please text the code assigned to your singer's ensemble (e.g., "@mycch" for Choraliers) to the number 81010:

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

With families spread across southern Wisconsin, we understand that weather and road conditions can be quite different throughout the area and recommend you make the best and safest decision for travel based on the weather conditions where you live. Please remember to always submit an absence form on-line if you are delayed or not able to travel to rehearsal.
St. Thomas Boys Choir in Concert
This Sunday, November 19, 7PM
The St. Thomas Boys Choir, founded in 1212, of Leipzig, Germany, will be in concert at Luther Memorial Church on Sunday evening, November 19. The program will present music of Johann Sebastian Bach (who served as director of the choir from 1723 to 1750), Schütz, Schein, and Mendelssohn. Tickets are available for advanced purchase through Luther Memorial Church.
Thanksgiving Week
  • Watch for a special Tuesday edition of the Weekly Notes next week.
  • The MYC office will be closed on Thursday AND Friday next week.
  • Don't forget regular rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday, November 26. If you are traveling for the holiday weekend, please remember to submit an absence form.
Thank you for reading to
The End!