Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Rehearsal Schedule this Weekend
Sunday's dress rehearsals are at our concert venue: Middleton Performing Arts Center
Singer's: please bring your music; dress is casual 

Sunday, December 2
    3:00 - 4:30PM    Choraliers
    4:00 - 5:45PM    Con Gioia BLUE (Carrie Enstad, Conductor)
    5:00 - 6:45PM    Con Gioia GREEN (Marie McManama, Conductor)
    6:15 - 8:00PM    Capriccio
Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi: 2pm call for MSO performance (Overture); no regular rehearsals on Sunday. 

Purcell, Britten, Holst MSO: 2pm call for MSO performance (Overture)

Regular Rehearsal
Monday, December 3, Westgate Studios
    5:30 - 7:00PM    Purcell | Britten
    7:15 - 8:45PM    Holst

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!
Looking Ahead to Our December 8/9 Concerts
On Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, our singers will be presenting our winter concert series Resilience, featuring Tony Memmel, at the Middleton Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, December 8
Dress Rehearsals
2:00 - 5:15PM    Ragazzi (break 3:15-4:45)
3:30 - 5:15PM    Purcell | Britten
4:45 - 6:15PM    Holst

7:00PM    Purcell, Britten, Holst, and Ragazzi
Call times will be published next week. Purcell and Britten families should plan to pick up their singer for a dinner break at 5:15pm. Holst singers can either eat before their rehearsal or plan to bring a snack to eat between 6:15pm and 6:45pm. Ragazzi will also have a break at 5:15pm.

Ticket table will open at 6:15pm. Concert hall will open approximately 6:30pm.

Sunday, December 9 | 4PM | Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena, Cantabile
Dress Rehearsals
1:00 - 3:30PM    Cantabile (break 2-3pm)
2:00 - 3:30PM    Cantilena
3:00 - 3:30PM    Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena, Cantabile combined

4:00PM    Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena, Cantabile

Ticket table will open at 3pm. Concert hall will open when combined rehearsal is finished, hopefully by 3:35pm. 

Want to lend a hand on concert day? See volunteer opportunities linked below.
Concert Volunteers
Poinsettias Still Available!
We have plants available in various quantities across most sizes and colors and will continue to sell until our stock is sold out.  

The easiest way to place your order is via the electronic ordering forms. Again, plants are available until our stock is sold out! (You can see current availability on 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!
Mid-Season Auditions
Do you know a student interested in joining Madison Youth Choirs for our second semester? Please direct them to our "Join a Choir" page on our website where they can learn about our mid-season audition opportunities in November and January.

Introductory Choir Registration for Next Semester
Registration for our winter/spring sessions of introductory choir is now open on our website. We will be 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!
December orders will be available to pick up at rehearsals this weekend.​​​​​​​
Text Alerts
Text alerts are a handy way for you to receive short messages from us related to your singer's rehearsal schedule. We include text alerts in the collection of ways we communicate with you if there is a cancellation or rehearsal time change due to weather or other unavoidable circumstance. We use Remind.com and signing up is voluntary. 

To opt in for these handy text alerts, please text the code assigned to your singer's ensemble listed below (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
Holst MSO @mycmso
Ragazzi: @mycrz

Please note: if you signed up last year, you will need to sign up again this year as ensembles have changed for most singers and we empty each ensemble at the start of the year to ensure no one is receiving the wrong information.
A Madison Symphony Christmas
Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30PM | Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:00PM | Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30PM
Overture Hall

Congratulations to the 180+ singers who are representing Madison Youth Choirs on the brilliantly beautiful Overture Hall stage this weekend for the annual A Madison Symphony Christmas. We hope many of you will be attending! Tickets are available from the Overture Box Office.

This year, Wisconsin Public Television is filming the concerts and will be broadcasting the concert throughout Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. Find your cozy spot on the couch, curl up with some cocoa and watch our singers shine on the following dates:

Wisconsin Public Television
Monday, December 17, 8PM
Tuesday, December 18, 2AM
Wednesday, December 19, 11PM

The Wisconsin Channel
Friday, December 21, 8PM and 11PM
Saturday, December 22, 3PM
A Christmas Carol | Friday, December 7 | 7PM
Our friends at Children's Theater of Madison have extended a special invitation to attend their dress rehearsal performance of A Christmas Carol on Friday evening, December 7, 7PM at the Capitol Theater (Overture Center for the Arts).

This performance is free of charge. CTM suggests arriving no later than 6:45pm as doors will close at 7pm. Run time is two hours and twenty minutes including intermission. Recommended for ages 8 and above (no children under four years of age, please...and there are ghosts to consider for those between four and eight.)

A Christmas Carol opens on December 8 and runs through December 23. Tickets are available here.

(And that's your bonus for reading to the end!)