Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Rehearsals this Weekend with MYC
Wardrobe Fittings Sunday and Monday. REMINDER: All fittings need to be completed by October 7. Thank you for making this a priority in your schedule.

Regular Rehearsals at Westgate Studios, Westgate Mall
Sunday, September 29
3:00 - 3:45pm Drop-in Wardrobe Fittings (see below)
4:00 - 5:30pm Choraliers
4:00 - 5:30pm Con Gioia
4:15 - 6:15pm Ragazzi
5:00 - 6:15pm Drop-in Wardrobe Fittings (see below)
5:45 - 7:30pm Capriccio
5:45 - 8:00pm Cantilena
6:30 - 9:00pm Cantabile

Monday, September 30
5:30 - 7:00pm Purcell
5:30 - 7:00pm Britten
7:15 - 8:45pm Holst

Please submit the absence form linked in the header section above if your singer will be absent or arriving late/leaving early. As a safety measure, if your student 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!
MYC Intergenerational Choir: Time to Join!
Cantabile | Ragazzi
We are excited to invite Cantabile and Ragazzi singers to sing with our Intergenerational Choir at the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community. This project brings Madison Youth Choirs to the residents of Capitol Lakes, creating an innovative musical ensemble that demonstrates the importance of creative expression at every age. The Intergenerational Choir is now in its fifth year and has expanded to include MYC alumni and parents of Cantabile and Ragazzi singers. We are looking forward to another wonderful shared music experience!

Cantabile and Ragazzi singers (and their interested parents!) attend three evening rehearsals and a special culminating performance with the Capitol Lakes residents. All rehearsals and the performance are at Capitol Lakes:

Wednesday, October 30, 6pm-7pm
Thursday, November 7, 6pm-7pm
Wednesday, November 13, 6pm-7p
Friday, November 15, 6pm warm up, 7pm performance

Service hours are available to MYC singers and repertoire spans the ages, from Arthur Sullivan to René Clausen to traditional American music. Please express your interest using the button below by Monday, October 21. We hope you can join us!
Intergenerational Choir
All Wardrobe Fittings Need to Be Completed by Oct. 7
Outfitting 350 singers with their concert wardrobe is a huge undertaking for a small staff. Thank you for prioritizing this errand and making sure your singer is fitted by October 7. Make an appointment (preferred) or plan ahead and arrive early to rehearsal this weekend or next. Everything you need to know is below:

Returning singers in Choraliers, Con Gioia, Cantilena, Cantabile, Ragazzi, Purcell, Britten, and Holst: Please try on your concert wardrobe and return any items that no longer fit (clearly labeled with your name) so your wardrobe is available to another singer then plan to be re-fitted on one of the dates offered below.

Returning singers new to Ragazzi from Holst and new to Capriccio from Con Gioia: Please return your concert wardrobe from last season to the MYC office and plan to be fitted for your new concert wardrobe on one of the dates offered below.

All NEW MYC singers need to be fitted on one of the dates offered below.

If possible, please schedule an appointment! Experience has taught us that scheduling your fitting (as opposed to utilizing the drop-in dates) provides a better opportunity for trying on our MYC wardrobe. Please check all of the remaining available appointment dates before relying on the drop-in dates. You can also email Ian to schedule an alternative time if necessary.

BY APPOINTMENT OPTION: Schedule an appointment using the link below.
Wardrobe Appointment
(please plan ahead and come as early as possible: you will likely wait in line)

SUNDAY OPTION (before rehearsal)
When: September 29 or October 6 (choose one)
3pm - 3:50pm | Choraliers, Con Gioia, Ragazzi
5pm - 5:35pm | Capriccio and Cantilena
5pm - 6:15pm | Cantabile

MONDAY OPTION (before rehearsal)
When: September 30 or October 7 (choose one)
2pm - 5pm | Purcell, Britten, and Holst

Before you come for your fitting, please complete our helpful form to ensure that everyone’s wardrobe fitting is as efficient as possible. 

Can’t find a time listed that works for you? Questions? Please email Ian
Wardrobe Fitting Volunteers
No prior experience is necessary--we will train you on fitting day. We need many hands to help the process go smoothly. Greeting and guiding our singers through the wardrobe fitting process requires a smile, some patience, and a desire to be helpful. Click below to view the opportunities and to volunteer. Thanks!
Wardrobe Fitting Volunteer
Coffee orders will be available for pick up at rehearsals this weekend. Your next coffee order due date is October 28. Each bag purchased/sold results in a $5 credit toward your Family Fundraising for the 2019-20 season.

Madison Opera High School Apprentice Program
Madison Opera is now accepting applications for their 2019/20 High School Apprentice Program. To apply (Deadline September 30, 2019), please visit Madison Opera. 

For more information or questions, please contact the Madison Opera office at (608) 238-8085 or info@madisonopera.org.