Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 5, 2017
This Weekend with MYC
Sunday, October 8, 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 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
4:15 - 6:15PM    Ragazzi
6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile

Monday, October 9, 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 (that means THIS WEEK!) 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)!
Intergenerational Choir Begins November 1
Cantabile | Ragazzi
We are excited to invite Cantabile and Ragazzi singers to sing with our Intergenerational Choir at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community. This tremendously successful project brings together the young singers of Madison Youth Choirs with the residents of Capitol Lakes to create an innovative musical ensemble that demonstrates the importance of creative expression at every age and encourages collaboration between artists of different generations. We are looking forward to another wonderful shared music experience this season!

Interested Cantabile and Ragazzi singers attend three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents:
Wednesday, November 1, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Auditorium
Wednesday, November 8, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Wednesday, November 15, 6pm-7pm in Capitol Lakes Grand Hall
Saturday, November 18, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance, Grand Hall
IMPORTANT: Please let Lisa Kjentvet know if you are able to participate in this special opportunity by Sunday, October 22. Service hours are available to singers and repertoire includes everything from J.S. Bach to Bob Dylan. We hope you can join us!
Madison Marathon Fundraising Opportunity
Madison Festivals has several volunteer shifts available Friday, Saturday or Sunday, November 10, 11, or 12, to support the running of the Madison Marathon (with no running required!). Sign up to be a bike escort, course marshall or any number of other necessary positions to help pull off this popular event in November! Volunteers earn $9/hour toward their family fundraising contribution goal. Any position that is not designated with an organization's name is available to be reserved.

Coffee Orders Due Next Tuesday!
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
Con Gioia | Ragazzi | Cantabile
Our friends at the MSO have provided $5 discount coupons toward ticket purchases for this event. Coupons are available each week 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.
St. Thomas Boys Choir in Concert
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.
Advertise with MYC
Create an immediate connection between your business and our thoughtful, engaged, family-oriented audience by placing a season ad in our concert program books. Rates are affordable and placing an ad identifies your company as a cheerleader for youth arts programming in southern Wisconsin. Please feel free to share the brochure linked below with your business owner or employer. Contact Lynn for more information.

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