Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christmas Creche Display Publicity

Thursday, October 29, 2009

10/29 Rehearsal

Click here for a lovely Halloween card from our family!

First off, don't forget to wear your Halloween costume tonight! A prize will go to the best costume. Remember that we're in the face masks, etc.

Here's the rehearsal order tonight:

1. Ding Dong
2. Nutcracker Jingles
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4. Rejoice, Rejoice
5. Dormi Jesu
6. Carols of the Night
7. Go Where I Send Thee
8. Once in Royal David's City
9. Here We come a-caroling

1. Give your picture to Brian Hewitt for photo directory tonight.
2. Make-up rehearsal next week from 9-9:45 pm
3. Rehearsals will begin going until 9:30 starting Nov. 12th
4. Find out how many of your friends/family will be attending the 6:00 and 8:00 concert. We will be reserving seating so it is very important that you let us know ASAP.
5. Becca Robison had her baby on Saturday, Oct 24th at 7:23 pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz and was 19.7 inches long. Her name is Helen Louise and both she and Becca are doing well! Congratulations Robison family!!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The MinneMoCho

I was talking to Jon Kirkham this morning and he casually called us The's a tag: "your morning cup of coffee in music" or "it's not the latest caffeinated beverage from Caribou, it's a choir!". Any other tag lines? Seeing as we don't drink coffee, I'm thinking we'll have to CAN this idea......thanks anyway Jon! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10/22 Rehearsal, Special Guest and MORE!

Loren Squires, the director of the South Metro Chorale, will be coming to our rehearsal to assist in the men's sectional (Chuck is away this week)and to invite us on their choir tour to Croatia.

I'm sorry to do it but we've got to crack down on tardies and absences. Please review the member's guide for the policy. Many people are not writing down if they are late. To clarify, if you come in after choir gets started (yes, even during prayer, spotlight, warm-ups, etc), you are late. Regarding absences, you may not miss more than 2 rehearsals per major concert unless approved by the director. If you have missed 2, you need to attend a make-up rehearsal.

Thursday, November 5th from 6:00 - 6:45 or 9:00 - 9:45 pm. If you have missed 2 rehearsals for ANY reason, you MUST be there.

Brian Hewitt is putting a photo directory together. There are 3 ways you can give him a photo:
1. Send him an e-mail with a digital image -
2. Bring a photo to practice with your name on the back and give it to him at choir practice.
3. See him before choir, during break or after practice and he will take a picture to put in the directory.

After a wonderful couple of rehearsals with "This Christmastide" it is time to bid adieu until another year. Those of you who have been around for a while know that I like to have a surplus of music each semester. It's fun to sing through pieces and find the perfect ones for our choir. I think this one is perfect but given our time restraints, we won't be singing it this time around.

Women - Gloria
Men - Balulalow, Once in Royal David's City
Here We Come a-caroling
Dormi Jesu
Go Where I Send Thee
Carols of the Night

Here We Come a-caroling
Dormi Jesu
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Rejoice, Rejoice this Happy Morn
Go Where I Send Thee
Carols of the Night

Put your music in rehearsal order and you'll get a special surprise! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/8 Rehearsal & Concert this Friday, 10/9

Here's the schedule for this week's rehearsal:

EFY MEDLEY - Please staple your music before Thursday and have it in your black folder.

Women: Gloria
Loch Lomond - 2nd sops mm. 20-44
Men: Johnny Schmoker - all
Balulalow - review tenor rhythm
Here we come a-caroling - mm. 7-34
Dormi Jesu - mm. review mm. 25-end
Once in Royal David’s City - Women: mm. 13-24, Men: mm. 25-36
Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn - review all
O Come, O Come Emmanuel - review all

Loch Lomond
Dormi Jesu
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Nutcracker Jingles

8:50 pm in the YW Room, Sopranos bringing treats

9:00 pm. with Barb

CONCERT on Friday 10/9:
CALL TIME: 6:00 pm
Concert Dress, Black Folders, White gloves (men)
St. Paul Stake Center, New Brighton