Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Congratulations and Thank You!
We did it! When everything is counted, we will have exceeded our goal of raising $35K--the most we've ever raised through It's MYChoir! Thank you, singers and parents, for the enthusiasm you brought to this year's record-breaking campaign. Yes, many records were broken!

Choraliers exceeded every participation rate we've ever recorded: over 88% of Choraliers participated this year! That's a whopping 43 out of 49 singers! Congratulations and thank you to Choraliers!

Purcell raised more money than any other ensemble in the history of this campaign. With just 28 singers participating, Purcell recorded more than $7,400 in donations! That is an average of nearly $265 raised per participant. Congratulations and thank you to Purcell!

Finally, we want to recognize the impressive results of the top five individuals/siblings whose total donations ranged from $970 to $2,045 (highest total ever)! Congratulations and thank you to:

Emily & Lilly Eliasson (Cantilena & Capriccio)
Alli Ferrigno (Con Gioia)
Elliot Fruit-Ross (Purcell)
Simon Johnson (Britten)
Emily, Ben and Dan Thom (Con Gioia and Purcell)

Many of you still have donations coming in--thank you! We will continue to record your donations and keep you updated on your progress. Families can expect to receive updated tuition and fundraising statements after spring break. As a reminder, donations made to MYC, including those made toward meeting your family fundraising contribution goal, are tax-deductible. 

Thank you!
Spring Break Reminder
Sunday, March 20 and 27: no rehearsals
Monday, March 21 and 28: no rehearsals

The MYC offices will be closed Monday, March 21 through Monday, March 28.
There will be no Weekly Notes next Thursday, March 24.

Regular rehearsals will resume Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4.

Keep reading for all the details you need to know!
Special Invitation to Capriccio and Britten
It's not too late to work on this special project with our good friends at Opera for the Young. If you are in Capriccio or Britten, please consider joining us!

Opera for the Young provides teaching materials and a tutorial CD for schools to use in preparation for their visiting performances each year. MYC has been asked to record the choruses for the tutorial CD for next season's tour of "The Elixir of Love." We are looking for a group of singers from Capriccio and Britten who can commit to two rehearsals and the recording day. Here are the details:

Rehearsals at Westgate Studios (Studio 3)
Wednesdays, April 13 and April 20, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Recording Date
(Location TBD)
Sunday, April 24, 1:00PM - 2:30PM (tentative)
Please RSVP by Monday, March 28, to Lisa Kjentvet with your singer's name and choir if you are interested and available for both rehearsals and the recording date. We may not have room for every singer that volunteers and will build the roster based on the needs of Opera for the Young. Once you volunteer we assume you have checked the dates and can commit to 100% participation. Lisa will confirm each participant once the list is final--thank you for your patience!
Carmina Burana Volunteer Sign Up
Our April performances of Carmina Burana with the Madison Symphony Orchestra will include all members of Purcell and Britten. Parents of Purcell and Britten singers wishing to chaperone backstage are invited to read through the volunteer information and choose the rehearsal and performance dates that work best for them via the sign up link below.
Discount coupons for $5 off Carmina Burana tickets are now available courtesy of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Coupons may be picked up from the MYC office or at rehearsals after spring break.
Out of the Shadows: Performing the Jewish Archive
Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi Performing
Con Gioia, Cantabile, and Ragazzi will be performing on May 5 in the festival's culminating Collage Concert and tickets are now on sale through the Overture Center Box Office. MYC families may purchase tickets for $5 using the purchase code "PJA" during check out.

The Collage Concert | Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts
Thursday, May 5
5:30 - 6:30PM Rehearsal for Con Gioia, Cantabile and Ragazzi
7:30PM Concert
Coffee and Tea Orders
Our final coffee order of the season will be placed on Thursday, April 7, with delivery the following week.

Save the Date!
On Wednesday, June 29, MYC returns to the Duck Pond for our annual evening of fun with the Madison Mallards! Ticket information and a sign up to sing the national anthem will be published when we return from spring break. For now, please save this date so you don't miss out on the fun!