Weekly Notes from Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 30, 2017
This (Eventful) Weekend with MYC
Saturday, December 2
1:00 - 3:00PM Cantilena caroling downtown (see below)

Sunday, December 3 | Dress Rehearsals at our concert venue
1:00 - 2:00PM    Choraliers
2:00 - 3:15PM    Capriccio
3:30 - 5:00PM    Cantilena

Con Gioia, Cantabile, and Ragazzi: you will be at Overture Center on Sunday afternoon for your final performance with the Madison Symphony. Call time is 2pm. There is no regular rehearsal for Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi this Sunday. Please look ahead to your dress rehearsal schedule next Saturday, December 9. (We will remind you!)

Monday, December 4| Boychoir rehearsal at our concert venue
5:30 - 7:00PM Purcell
5:30 - 7:00PM Britten
6:30 - 8:30PM Holst (Please note earlier start and end time!)

For rehearsals at First Congregational:
  • Singers may be dropped at the Lathrop St. or Breese Terrace entrance and should report to the sanctuary for attendance
  • Please wear your normal school clothes (NOT your concert wardrobe)
  • Thank you for planning ahead to ensure you can arrive on time!
  • The Big Red Box will be at rehearsals this weekend for your tuition, coffee or poinsettia payments.

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.
Cantilena Caroling
Saturday, December 2, 1-3PM
The Details:
  • Meet in the lobby of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (adjacent to Overture Center) at 1pm.
  • The weather looks very pleasant for Saturday--but keep in mind you'll be outside for two hours. Dress accordingly! (And feel free to dress festively!)
  • This is a required Cantilena performance. We assume you will be participating unless we have already heard from you regarding your immovable, unavoidable conflict.
  • Treats to follow courtesy of the downtown business community. Enjoy spreading holiday cheer this Saturday--have a blast!
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

Call times will be published next week along with detailed information to help you navigate concert day!

Thank you for considering volunteering to lend a hand. There are many opportunities to volunteer on concert day--please click the sign up below:
Poinsettia Update
We have plants available in various quantities across most sizes and colors and will continue to sell until our stock is sold out.  

Thank you for ordering via 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 still available and can be picked up from the MYC office during business hours today or tomorrow or from Lynn at MSO rehearsal tonight. 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.
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!
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.
Congratulations to our singers in Con Gioia, Cantabile, and Ragazzi who are performing at Overture Hall this weekend with the Madison Symphony Orchestra! We are proud of you!
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