Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 19, 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 [There are still openings for Voice Time with Margaret this week.]

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

Parents--thank you for helping your singers navigate turning on "original sound" in Zoom. You'll find the instructions at the top of MYC's Virtual World page. 

We've Had Great Attendance
Thanks for prioritizing MYC in your Sunday plans--we've had great attendance so far! If you're going to miss rehearsal, thank you for letting us know by completing the 
the online absence form (also linked in the header section above.)

Sharing Smiles and Building Momentum for MYC
There is still time to contribute your smiling face and hopeful thoughts for our November social media campaign to encourage support and build momentum for MYC's future. 

Our families are our most valuable advocates and we'd love your help with this project. No doubt your singer already has an idea of how to finish this sentence:  "When we can be together again, in person..I won't be able to stop smiling"; or "..it's going to be amazing." Think about what it's going to be like and share your words with all of us in a photo or a video.

Questions? Please ask! We look forward to flooding our page with your enthusiasm and your smiling faces. Submissions can be emailed to nicole@madisonyouthchoirs.org

Looking Ahead
We have just four rehearsals remaining in our fall semester! We'll be sharing more details about what happens next and how we are planning for registration for next semester in early December. We also have a special invitation in the works to families for our final rehearsal day on December 13! Keep an eye on this space in the coming weeks for all the details.

Next week is Thanksgiving! You can expect a special Wednesday edition of the Weekly Notes which will include reminders that we DO have rehearsal on Sunday, November 29 as usual EXCEPT introductory choirs. 


MYC "Office Hours" this Fall
Sunday 3 - 7:30pm (rehearsal hours)
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm [EXCEPT THANKSGIVING DAY!]

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. 

Happening Tonight
The 2020 Black Arts Matter Festival, founded by UW-Madison alumna Shasparay Lighteard and presented in partnership with Wisconsin Union Theater, continues tonight with Poetry Slam: Live Performances of Original Poetry  performing live at 7pm. Check out the link for more info!
Upcoming for December (featuring MYC!)
Wednesday, December 16, at 7:30pm

This special new concert production will feature John DeMain, Greg Zelek, two guest soloists, and three choruses, including MYC's Cantabile and Ragazzi! The production will be pre-recorded in Overture Hall and multiple other locations, then edited into a presentation that will be streamed. This concert is offered for free upon registration, and will be available for viewing through December 31, 2020.

PBS Re-Broadcast of A Madison Symphony Christmas 2018
Sunday, December 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Tune into your local PBS Wisconsin station to re-live the moments of this exciting one-hour Christmas special! John DeMain and special guests Cecilia Violetta López (soprano), Kyle Ketelsen (baritone), the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir perform Christmas classics old and new. Visit pbswisconsin.org to find your local channel.

Sunday, December 20 at 4:00p.m.
MYC singers from various ensembles are contributing to this meaningful ceremony of remembrance. We encourage you to learn more about this special event from Friends of UWHealth.

A Chapter a Day Special One-Hour Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Broadcast
More information to follow!