Weekly Notes From Madison Youth Choirs
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Our Big Concert Weekend with Tony Memmel
All dress rehearsals and performances this weekend are at Middleton Performing Arts Center:

If' you've not yet read our concert primer, we encourage you to do so!

Saturday, December 8
Dress Rehearsals
2:00 - 5:15PM    Ragazzi (break 3:15-4:45; dinner break on your own at 5:15pm)
3:30 - 5:15PM    Purcell | Britten (pick up for dinner break is at 5:15pm)
4:45 - 6:15PM    Holst

7:00PM    Purcell, Britten, Holst, and Ragazzi

Purcell and Britten singers should be picked up for a dinner break at 5:15pm and plan to be back at the MPAC, fully dressed in concert attire, at 6:40pm. At 6:40pm singers should report to their warm-up space NOT the concert hall. Holst singers can either eat before their rehearsal or plan to bring a snack to eat between 6:15pm and 6:40pm. Ragazzi will be released and on their own for a dinner break starting at 5:15pm.

Ticket booth 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
2:50 - 3:30PM    Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio, Cantilena, Cantabile combined

Call time for Choraliers, Con Gioia, and Capriccio is 2:50pm. Singers should report directly to concert hall.

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

Ticket booth will open at 3pm. Concert hall will open when combined rehearsal is finished, hopefully by 3:35pm. 
All singers should be in their concert wardrobe on concert day.

Please keep reading for all the details you need to know!
Concert Volunteers
Want to lend a hand on concert day? See volunteer opportunities linked below.
Concert Volunteers
Poinsettias Available!
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!
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 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.) Thank you for being the best possible audience for this dress rehearsal performance.

A Christmas Carol opens on December 8 and runs through December 23. Tickets are available here.
A Madison Symphony Christmas on Wisconsin Public Television
Congratulations to the 180+ singers who took the Overture Hall stage last weekend and won the hearts of thousands in attendance. We're all excited to relive our favorite moments from the comfort of our couch when Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts (for the very first time ever) highlights from this holiday extravaganza. You can find the full broadcast schedule on their website here: Wisconsin Public Television Presents A Madison Symphony Christmas.
After Our Concerts on Saturday and Sunday
Our concerts this weekend mark the celebratory end of the first half of our season with a break from rehearsals until January. The MYC office will be open next week and you can look forward to one more Weekly Notes for 2018 next Thursday.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!