Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Dress Rehearsals this Weekend
Sunday, December 4

Choraliers 3:30 - 4:30pm
Capriccio 4:30 - 6:00pm
Con Gioia 6:00 - 7:15pm
Cantilena 7:15 - 8:45pm

Cantabile, Ragazzi, Purcell, Britten and Holst MSO singers: you will be at Overture Center on Sunday afternoon for your final performance. Call time is 2pm. There is no regular rehearsal for Cantabile and Ragazzi this Sunday. Please look ahead to your dress rehearsal schedule next Saturday, December 10. (We will remind you!)

Monday, December 5

Purcell & Britten 5:30 - 7:00pm
Holst 6:30 - 8:30pm

NOTE TO ALL: It is likely that the front entrance to First Congregational along Breese Terrace will not be accessible this weekend. For this reason, singers should enter using the Lathrop Street entrance and report to the sanctuary for attendance.

Please wear your normal school clothes (NOT your concert wardrobe). The Big Red Box will be available for collecting tuition/poinsettia payments.

Thank you for planning ahead to ensure you can arrive on time; traffic can be heavy in this neighborhood at rush hour.

The on-line absence form is linked in the header section above to report an absence or a late arrival/early departure. The best way to reach us during rehearsals is via the MYC cell phone: 608-770-7464.
Looking Ahead to Our December 11th Concerts
On Sunday, December 11, our singers will be presenting our winter concert series Shakespeare 400, at First Congregational Church in Madison:

    1:30pm Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio, featuring Cantilena and Cantabile
    4:00pm Purcell, Britten, and Holst, featuring Ragazzi
    7:00pm Cantilena, Cantabile, and Ragazzi

Call times will published next week.

By now everyone should have been fitted for their concert wardrobe. Please double-check that all your pieces fit and contact us immediately if there are issues so we have time to correct in the next week. Thank you!

Tickets and Seating
Seating is general admission; please respect the "Reserved" signage for our singers. We will have more information in next week's notes regarding the ticket tables and best time to arrive, etc.

Please consider volunteering on concert day! You can view the opportunities in the link below. Thank you!

Discount Coupons For
A Madison Symphony Christmas

Coupons are still available. Stop by the MYC office today or pick one up from MYC staff at Overture security tonight.
Poinsettias: Still Time to Order!
A good supply of red minis and singles remain along with a handful of pink plants. These are beautiful plants that will last well beyond the holidays!

Ordering is easy via the electronic ordering forms and 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!
Fruit Sale Pick Up Details
Fruit will be delivered on Saturday morning, December 10 at the back entrance of Westgate Mall (freight elevator location) off of Tokay Blvd.

If you are able to help with the load out or would like to volunteer to deliver the food pantry boxes to Middleton Outreach Ministry, please email Lynn. Volunteers are needed at 7am on Saturday morning for just a few hours. 

Families who purchased fruit can pick up their orders between 8:30 and 10:30am.
December coffee orders are due Monday, December 5 and will be ready for pick up (at the MYC office) on December 9. The next opportunity to order will be in February.

Coming in 2017: MYC Parent Resource Council
We are looking forward to further engaging our enthusiastic and talented pool of MYC parents in the new year through a new opportunity for involvement: the MYC Parent Resource Council. Watch for an initial meeting date to be published in January and be thinking about what perspectives and ideas you might bring to such a group to enhance and improve everyone's experience with MYC. Questions? Please ask!
Madison Boychoir Festival
January 28, 2017 | West High School, Madison

Purcell, Britten, Holst and Ragazzi members: please let us know your T-shirt size for the 2017 Festival. Click the Google Sheets link below, find your name and record your size. This will save us some guesswork in January!

We'll have a sign up for parent volunteers in early January and look forward to another amazing festival!
Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016:
First Folio Exhibit and Other Notable Events
This is your weekly reminder to explore the many events offered across the area this fall celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy. Visit Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 for a full list of calendar events and don't miss the opportunity to see the First Folio exhibit at the Chazen Museum of Art through December 11.