Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Rehearsal Reminders for this Sunday
Rehearsal Start Times (ending times vary--see Calendars link)
3:00pm    Introductory Choir (Colla Voce and Tallis)
4:00pm    Con Gioia | Britten | Ragazzi
5:00pm    Choraliers | Purcell
6:00pm    Capriccio | Holst | Cantabile
7:00pm    Cantilena

As a reminder, you can see the weekly schedule for your singer's ensemble by visiting the Calendars link under the Members tab (also linked in the header section above).

MYC's Virtual World (password protected) contains the Zoom link and other rehearsal resources for your ensemble. (Email us if you need a password reminder--thanks!)

If your singer is going to be absent, thank you for letting us know in advance by completing the online absence form (also linked in the header section above.)

Zoom Settings and a Few Requests
Singers: please record your username as your preferred first name (no jokes, please) along with your last name and choir abbreviation. This helps us take attendance quickly to make sure singers are in their correct rehearsal and gives conductors the information they need to be able to call upon singers by name.

Using a virtual background is fine but tinkering with your background during rehearsal is an unnecessary distraction--thanks for not doing this! 

Original Sound Setting 
We have prepared instructions (see red box below) to help singers adjust this setting in Zoom. Thank you for reading these instructions and adjusting this setting before Sunday's rehearsal, if possible. Instructions are also linked on the Virtual MYC Page.

Introductory Choir Begins this Sunday
Our fall session of virtual introductory choir for students ages 7-10 begins Sunday, October 18. Registration is still open on our Join a Choir page. Thanks for passing along to interested friends and family members!

MYC "Office Hours" this Fall
Sunday 3 - 7:30pm (rehearsal hours)
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm

All MYC staff are working reduced hours this fall to keep the organization going through the pandemic. Even though we are not working full-time, we are still eager to be responsive to you! Thank you for your patience and understanding if you experience a slight delay in hearing back from us. Email is still the best way to reach us or you can call our office at 608-238-7464 and leave a voicemail if we're not able to answer. 

Last May, MYC staff recorded this gift for our MYC community as we anticipated coming back together this fall. Our season theme Give Light, based on the words of Ella Baker, "Give light, and people will find a way," was planned more than a year ago! Singers enjoyed the premiere of this video in rehearsal and we're excited to share it with families this week. 
Happening this Saturday

Youth of Color
Virtual Talent Show 

Saturday, October 17th, 6PM-8PM

Watch live on Facebook.com/FreedomYouth Squad