Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, January 16, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule
Sunday, January 20, Westgate Studios
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:30PM    Con Gioia
    4:15 - 6:15PM    Ragazzi
    5:45 - 7:45PM    Capriccio
    5:45 - 8:00PM    Cantilena
    6:30 - 9:00PM    Cantabile
Monday, January 21: Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst​​​​​​​

As a reminder, you can see your singer's full semester schedule by clicking on the calendar link in the header section above.

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.

Keep reading for all the details you need to know!
New-to-MYC Welcome Sessions on Monday Evening
New MYC parents are invited to the final round of welcome sessions on Monday, January 21, where we will give a brief overview of the MYC community and welcome your questions. Parents of new singers are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions below that fits with your singer's rehearsal schedule. Sessions will last approximately 40 minutes.

Monday, January 21, MYC Office (just beyond rehearsal studios along back hallway)
5:40PM | Parents of new Purcell or Britten members
7:15PM | Parents of new Holst members
Rehearsal Reminders
Please bring to rehearsal:
a 1" black binder for music,
a sharpened pencil
a water bottle (if you think you'll need a drink during rehearsal)

Rehearsals begin promptly and a lot happens in the first few minutes--thank you for planning ahead and being on time!
Because Westgate Mall is a public space, we recommend you park your car and walk with your younger singer to and from our rehearsal studios. Singers are encouraged to wait upstairs (where there is MYC staff) if a ride home is going to be delayed.

The rehearsal table is staffed from 3:45 to 7:45pm on Sundays and 5:15 to 8pm on Mondays.  We suggest that if you have something to drop off or pick up that you do this BEFORE your rehearsal begins so you don't miss your opportunity.   
The Big Red Box on the rehearsal table may be used for making tuition payments, turning in forms, etc.
Introductory Choir Registration
Registration for our winter/spring sessions of introductory choir is now open on our website. We are offering classes on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening at Westgate as well as Saturday mornings at Lake Edge Lutheran Church. Introductory choir is the first step for students ages 7-10 who are interested in participating with MYC. Thank you for sharing with your friends and neighbors who might be interested!
Handel Aria Competition High School Singers Showcase Saturday, Jan 26 at 2pm at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street 
Madison's internationally-renowned Handel Aria Competition is presenting a new event to encourage high school singers to explore Handel’s music.  The HAC High School Singers Showcase will be an hour-long concert featuring several young singers performing Handel arias, as well as a guest performance of a Handel duet by Artistic Director Sarah Brailey and Founding Artistic Director Cheryl Bensman-Rowe. Karlos Moser, Professor Emeritus of the UW-Madison Mead Witter School of Music's opera program, will accompany.  The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: www.handelariacompetition.com or call 255-8211.
Minneapolis Youth Chorale | Con Gioia
We look forward to welcoming the Minneapolis Youth Chorale to Madison on Saturday, May 18! Con Gioia will be the host choir so please mark your calendars (ensemble calendar has already been updated). We look forward to joining together in song and making new friendships. Time and place to be determined. We will keep you updated.
January orders are due Monday, January 28.  Orders will be available for pick up at rehearsals February 3/4. Families receive $5/unit sold toward their fundraising contribution goal.