Week of October 28

Dear HCS, 

This Week

  1. PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
  2. Sectionals start at 7PM
  3. Rehearsal for concert #3: A Glorious Christmas begins 7:30PM.
  4. Rehearsal for concert #2: A Salute to Our Veterans begins at 8:35PM
  5. SCORE MARKINGS MUST BE IN BY 10/29!!
  6. Veteran’s Concert Attire change!  Details below.
  7. Auditions for Christmas concert solos Oct 29. Details below 
  8. Rehearsal Agenda below
  9. Ways to volunteer below
  10. HCS Bylaws need member review and ratification
  11. Link to Ticket Sales and flyer for BOTH Concerts below.
  12. Movie Night – Bohemian Rhapsody!  Details coming soon – possible dates Nov. 17th or Nov. 18th!  
  13. CHAMBER CHOIR: scores and solos info

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Member’s Corner: http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/

Login: members

Password: HCS2010

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Rehearsal Agenda for Monday:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pF0IOFNWE-Ije8-t9ixR38NqIHaU6A88gFQhMp8HgLo/edit?usp=sharing

Rehearsal Resources

DIRECTOR’S SCORE MARKINGS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE! Please get them in ASAP!  

http://www.houstonchoral.org/scanned-score-markings/ 

Veteran’s Concert sound files link: 

http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/rehearsal-music-files/a-salute-to-our-veterans/

Christmas Concert sound files link:

http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/rehearsal-music-files/a-glorious-christmas/

Katey Barnes (Soprano) has provided voice part tracks for all voices for the major Christmas pieces.  Please make use of the resources.  Thank you, Katey!

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

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Solo auditions for “A Glorious Christmas”, Dec. 1st, concert will be held on October 29 before rehearsal. 
 
Available Solos
Christmas Flourish – soprano in “Stille Nacht” section
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – any voice
 
For the auditions, please prepare the entire solo(s) of your choosing. See the sound file link on Member’s Corner for performance recordings of these entire works. 

*****Veteran’s Concert Attire change!*****


The artistic team has decided to make a modification to the concert attire for A Salute To Our Veterans ONLY. Please carefully review the attached description of the changes for ALL male and female performers.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q9K6COq0Ui6ZXSk_yX5jjeyAwl_NNWmN?usp=sharing

Questions?  Contact Gayle Evans Ivy: gayleevansivy@gmail.com 

EXTRA REHEARSAL – OCT. 27TH

Thank you to everyone who came Saturday!  You all worked so hard and your efforts will be rewarded by 2 great concerts!

HCS Chamber Choir

See Katie Green for your scores Monday night!

Auditions for solos in “Handel’s Messiah” will be held 11/12, 6:30PM. Check Member’s Corner -> Chamber Choir for more information.

Get Involved

Spread the word about our Veteran’s concert.  The flyer for this concert is attached.

Sell tickets! 🎟These are EASY concerts to sell. 

Here’s the link for buying tickets online:  https://hcs.yapsody.com/

Ticket 💲due 11/5!  

Share 📲 our concert ticket sales link on social media!

Box Office non-singer volunteers are needed for our next concerts.  Contact Lori Seelhoff at altoadmin@houstonchoral.org or Audra to find out more at vpperformance@hosutonchoral,org. 

Our next production call for A Salute To Our Veterans  & A Glorious Christmas is Tuesday night, 10/30/18.  Contact Audra if you would like to get on the call.  All are welcome and we have fun!

Facebook Giving Tuesday is Nov 27th!  HCS is participating and we need your help to spread the word.  Your friends and family are proud of what you with HCS and want to support you.  Shareable link coming soon! 

Movie Concert Silent Auction Planning Committee – Our 1st meeting was a success.  Next meeting is Saturday, 11/3 at 12:30pm at the Backyard Grill – 9453 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065

HCS BYLAWS ARE CHANGING

On 10/22/18, the members present at rehearsal were notified that our organization’s bylaws have been updated.  An email went out to ALL current members with the final draft including details of the changes.  

Please make every effort to refer back to this email and review this important document.  A meeting to discuss the changes and ratify the new bylaws will take place on 11/5/18 at rehearsal. 

Please contact me if you need the information resent.

Section Administrators and Directors & Other Important Contacts

If you are running late or need to miss rehearsal, please contact your Section Administrators and Directors.

Section Directors

sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth F.  & Marguerite L.

altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley O. & Lauren R.

tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor B. & Doug C.

bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George E. & John R. 

Section Administrators

sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson

altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff

tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary

bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero

Fun Stuff – Member Fellowship Night – Movie Night!

A Movie Night is being planned to gang up and go see Bohemian Rhapsody.  A movie about the rock band Queen. We are looking at an evening show for Nov. 17th or an evening show for Nov. 18th 

If you have a date and time preference, let me know.

Evite link coming soon! 

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See you tomorrow! 

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!

Amy Ghanem
VP of Administration
Houston Choral Society
call/text: 713-825-6148

Weekly Bulletin

Dear HCS,
This Week

Sectionals for Christmas Concert starts at 7PM
Rehearsal for concert #3: A Glorious Christmas begins 7:30PM.
Rehearsal for concert #2: A Salute to Our Veterans begins at 8:30PM
We will be rehearsing for both concerts every week!  
SCORE MARKINGS!
EXTRA REHEARSAL OCT 27TH – 9AM – 12PM
Veteran’s Concert Attire change!  Details below.
Auditions for Christmas concert solos Oct 29. Details below
If you are only singing in 1 of the next concerts, email your Section Admin asap!
Rehearsal Agenda below
Ways to volunteer below
Link to Ticket Sales and flyer for Veterans Concert below.
Movie Night – Bohemian Rhapsody!  Details coming soon – possible dates Nov. 17th or Nov. 18th!  
CHAMBER CHOIR: scores and solos info
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Member’s Corner: http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/
Login: members
Password: HCS2010
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Rehearsal Agenda for Monday:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pF0IOFNWE-Ije8-t9ixR38NqIHaU6A88gFQhMp8HgLo/edit?usp=sharing

Rehearsal Resources

DIRECTOR’S SCORE MARKINGS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE! Please get them in ASAP!  
http://www.houstonchoral.org/scanned-score-markings/

Veteran’s Concert sound files link:
http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/rehearsal-music-files/a-salute-to-our-veterans/

Christmas Concert sound files link:
http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/rehearsal-music-files/a-glorious-christmas/

Katey Barnes (Soprano) has provided voice part tracks for all voices for the major Christmas pieces.  Please make use of the resources. Thank you, Katey!

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Solo auditions for “A Glorious Christmas”, Dec. 1st, concert will be held on October 29 before rehearsal.

Available Solos
Christmas Flourish – soprano in “Stille Nacht” section
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – any voice

For the auditions, please prepare the entire solo(s) of your choosing. See the sound fle link on Member’s Corner for performance recordings of these entire works.

*****Veteran’s Concert Attire change!*****

The artistic team has decided to make a modification to the concert attire for A Salute To Our Veterans ONLY. Please carefully review the attached description of the changes for ALL male and female performers.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q9K6COq0Ui6ZXSk_yX5jjeyAwl_NNWmN?usp=sharing

Questions?  Contact Gayle Evans Ivy: gayleevansivy@gmail.com

EXTRA REHEARSAL – ATTENDANCE WILL COUNT! – OCT. 27TH – 9AM -12PM
Mark your calendars for this special rehearsal.  We will be rehearsing both concerts!

HCS Chamber Choir
Pick up your scores Monday night!

Auditions for solos in “Handel’s Messiah” will be held 11/12, 6:30PM. Check Member’s Corner -> Chamber Choir for more information.

Get Involved

Spread the word about our Veteran’s concert.  The flyer for this concert is attached and prints are available at the rehearsal sign-in desk.

Sell tickets! 🎟These are EASY concerts to sell.
Here’s the link for buying tickets online:  https://hcs.yapsody.com/
Thank you to ALL members who sold tickets for A Poet Sings.  

Share 📲 our concert ticket sales link on social media!

Box Office non-singer volunteers are needed for our next concerts.  Contact Lori Seelhoff at altoadmin@houstonchoral.org or Audra to find out more at vpperformance@hosutonchoral,org.

Our next production call for A Salute To Our Veterans is Tuesday night, 10/23/18.  Contact Audra if you would like to get on the call. All are welcome and we have fun!

Facebook Giving Tuesday is Nov 27th!  HCS is participating and we need your help to spread the word.  Your friends and family are proud of what you with HCS and want to support you.  Shareable link coming soon!

Thank you to all who volunteered at Foundry’s Judy Dierker Holiday Market.  

Movie Concert Silent Auction Planning Committee – 1st meeting, Saturday, 10/27 at 12:30pm at the Backyard Grill – 9453 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065

Section Administrators and Directors & Other Important Contacts
If you are running late or need to miss rehearsal, please contact your Section Administrators and Directors.

Section Directors
sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth F.  & Marguerite L.
altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley O. & Lauren R.
tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor B. & Doug C.
bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George E. & John R.

Section Administrators
sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson
altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff
tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary
bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero

Fun Stuff – Member Fellowship Night – Movie Night!

A Movie Night is being planned to gang up and go see Bohemian Rhapsody.  A movie about the rock band Queen. We are looking at an evening show for Nov. 17th or an evening show for Nov. 18th

If you have a date and time preference, let me know.

Evite link coming soon!

******
See you tomorrow!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q9K6COq0Ui6ZXSk_yX5jjeyAwl_NNWmN?usp=sharing


Amy Ghanem
VP of Administration
Houston Choral Society
vpadmin@houstonchoral.org
call/text: 713-825-6148

Tickets

Don’t forget to be encouraging everyone you know to buy tickets to our concerts!  Rehearsals don’t always sound beautiful in the first couple  weeks, but you KNOW they always come together and sound absolutely AMAZING!  Don’t wait until the last minute when you can see it all coming together to start talking about the concert and selling tickets.  By that time, your friends may have made other plans.

Also, don’t forget that for veterans and active duty military, this concert is FREE.

Bookmark this link and forward to your friends and family:

https://hcs.yapsody.com