A Madison Symphony Christmas
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Happy December, Everyone!
Many thanks for everyone's support of this fabulous collaborative experience for our singers. This is the largest group we've ever brought to Overture for this concert and we couldn't be more proud of how brilliantly they are representing MYC and how fully they are embracing this experience, working hard to elevate their music-making with each performance. (Singing with an orchestra is a thrill and a challenge!)

Schedule for Tonight and Tomorrow
Saturday, December 1:
7:30PM      Call time for ALL
8:45PM      Boychoir pick up* 
10:15PM    Cantilena, Cantabile, Ragazzi pick up

Sunday, December 2:
2:00PM    Call time for ALL
3:15PM    Boychoir pick up*
4:45PM    Cantilena, Cantabile, Ragazzi pick up (no Sunday rehearsals)

*As a reminder, if you are in the audience, please WAIT for intermission to leave the hall to pick up your singer. All drop offs and pick ups are at the security entrance.

The full schedule and other important reminders can be found in your (previously shared and distributed) MSO Rehearsal and Concert Primer.

Fancy Duds Reminder: 
Purcell, Britten, and Holst:  Blue blazer, khaki pants, white Oxford shirt, boychoir tie, black belt (if needed), black socks, black dress shoes (please no tennis shoes).

Cantilena and Cantabile: black MYC concert dress, black hosiery, flat, black dress shoes.

Ragazzi: spiffy tuxedo with bow tie, black dress shoes, black socks. 

All: Please do not wear any excessive jewelry (no visible necklaces, large earrings, etc.), nor perfumes/scents.

(Festive hats optional for carol sing-along.)

Parking Downtown is Fun!
Please plan ahead to make sure you have time to find parking as downtown will be busy all weekend. Parking ramps near Overture will be charging their flat "Event Parking" fee of $8 upon entry. Cash or credit cards are accepted.

Thank you, again, for not blocking traffic on N Henry Street during pick up and drop off. Please pull your car to a temporary parking spot along the curb or circle the block until there's a space. Traffic needs to be able to move in both directions as this is a main corridor for emergency vehicles.

Text Alerts
To sign up for these handy alerts, please text the code assigned to your singer's ensemble (e.g., "@mycpc" for Purcell) to the number 81010 (yay! it's working!):

Purcell: @mycpc
Britten: @mycbr
HolstMSO: @mycmso
Cantilena: @myccl
Cantabile: @myccb
Ragazzi: @mycrz

Thank you, parents, (grandparents!, etc.), for enthusiastically supporting your singer's participation in this extraordinary performance opportunity. See you all soon!