This week (1/28)

Dear HCS,

This Week 

  1. MONDAY 1/28 – SECTIONALS 7:00PM / CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM
  2. Monday’s agenda
  3. Score Markings
  4. Music From The Movies solo auditions Feb 4th
  5. Announcement from the HCS Box Office
  6. Ways to volunteer below – Spring Fundraiser Raffle Planning for movies concert!
  7. Tonight! New member orientation.

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Music From The Movies Rehearsal Info & Resources

PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!  Certain songs may be sung off-book for a better audience experience.

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

Concert Repertoire 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19iAe901aepjeByYtRZY-F7rFyPwzH4YvryAjtUWEr0Q/edit?usp=sharing

🎙Sound Files selected sound files link:

http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-corner/rehearsal-music-files/music-from-the-movies/

Rehearsal files by VOICE PARTS coming very soon!!  Continue to check Member’s Corner under “Rehearsal Files and Links.”

Score markings are available through this link to the folder “Music From The Movies.” Please have the markings transferred to your scores!

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

Solo Auditions for songs for Music From The Movies will take place on Feb 4th, 6:30-7:25PM in the classroom next to the Choir Rm.  If you are interested, just show up during this time prepared to sing your chosen solo.  The solos are listed on the attached repertoire.

Spring Semester Dues are Due!

Tomorrow is the last day I will be collecting dues by cash/check at rehearsal from New members!

Dues can be paid online NOW at:  http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-payments/

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you to everyone who paid their dues!!

GET INVOLVED

🙏Please pray for –  (please submit prayers requests to vpadmin@houstonchoral.org by Saturday), for the mother of Marguerite Lapetina (S2-SD), for those among us, our friends and family who struggle with finances and finding employment, for the continued health of all our members and volunteers, for the success of our Spring fundraiser, for an increase in HCS volunteers!

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BOX OFFICE

In an effort to streamline ticket distribution and minimize rehearsal disruptions, we will hand out all tickets for choir member sales from 6:30-7pm next Monday, Feb 4.  Please plan to come early to pick up your tickets!

4 tickets will be assigned to each member, but extras are available.

All ticket money and any unsold tickets need to be turned in no later than 10 pm on Monday, March 4 (at the end of our first dress rehearsal).  Will-Call envelopes will be available at that time to pre-fill out.

Lori Seelhoff (Alto) needs 3 volunteers to help distribute tickets on Feb 4 – please email her if you can help attickets@houstonchoral.org

Feel free to email Lori if you need additional tickets or have any questions.

This a very popular concert and an easy sell!  Thank you in advance for helping support HCS!

Sell tickets! 

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

Share 📲 our concert ticket sales link on social media!

SPRING 2019 FUNDRAISER – RAFFLE BASKETS

The Music from The Movies concert will host a special fundraiser event for HCS!  There is much planning under way and many helping hands are needed in key positions to make this event a success.  Please consider helping in various ways.  Please contact Lane Coco at vpfunddev@houstonchoral.org.  Here are a few ways you can help:

 

New Member Orientation

If you cannot make Monday, a conference call will be scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27 at 6:30pm. An invitation will be sent by email.

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Section Administrators and Directors Contacts

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

Section Directors

sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth Franklin  & Marguerite Lapetina

altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley Oliver & Lauren Rivera

tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor Brewer & Doug Crowe

bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George Engelmann & John Rogers 

Section Administrators

sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson

altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff

tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary

bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero

See you Monday night!
Amy Ghanem
VP of Administration
Houston Choral Society
call/text: 713-825-6148

This Week

Dear HCS,

This Week 

  1. MONDAY 1/7 – CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM
  2. Spring Membership Dues!
  3. Auditions for Chamber Choir moved to May 2nd.
  4. Music From The Movies concert
  5. Ways to volunteer below – Silent Auction Planning for movies concert!
  6. Old Business

Rehearsal for Music From The Movies, Monday, Jan. 14th at 7:30PM  

Preview the repertoire of our next full choir concert!  We will be making HCS history as we devote an entire concert to performing songs from the silver screen.  Their are lots of solos to go around!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19iAe901aepjeByYtRZY-F7rFyPwzH4YvryAjtUWEr0Q/edit?usp=sharing

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

Rehearsal Resources

🎙Movies Concert selected sound files link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXgINWNmKc9qMoOBuoFwd7A

Score markings will soon be posted on the Member’s Corner website soon and should be transferred asap!

(Link coming soon!)

Spring Semester Dues are Due!

Thank you to all members who paid their full season dues in September – you can skip to the next section!

Spring Semester Dues of $50 are due by January 7th. Member dues make up an important part of HCS’ annual budget.  HCS depends on and appreciates your timely payment of your dues.

Payment by cash/check/credit card will be accepted at rehearsal on January 7th ONLY!  Payments made thereafter must be made online.

Dues can be paid online NOW at:  http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-payments/

AUDITIONS FOR CHAMBER CHOIR HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MAY 2nd

Dr.  Klotz is moving the Chamber Choir auditions date from Jan. 10 to May 2 (6-9pm). 

The purpose of this audition will be to fill vacancies and other necessary spots.  

Current members, please email Dr. Klotz (artisticdirector@houstonchoral.org) if you have any conflicts with the June concert so we can plan accordingly. 

GET INVOLVED

🙏Please pray for –  (please submit prayers requests to vpadmin@houstonchoral.org by Saturday), a healthy birth of her baby, Veronica Frankeny (S2), for the continued health of all our members and volunteers!

Sell tickets! 

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

Share 📲 our concert ticket sales link on social media!

SPRING 2019 FUNDRAISER – AUCTION RAFFLE

The Music from The Movies concert will host a special fundraiser event for HCS!  There is much planning under way and many helping hands are needed in key positions to make this event a success.  Please consider helping in various ways.  Please contact Lane Coco at vpfunddev@houstonchoral.org.  more information will be coming soon.  Here are a few ways you can help:

 

OLD BUSINESS – Concert Attire Housekeeping  

Ladies in HCS Large Choir (Non – Chamber Choir):

If you sang in the Christmas concert, please remove the 2 pieces of red fabric pinned to your top and place it neatly in a quart-sized ziploc baggie.  Please write your name on the bag as the pieces were trimmed to fit your blouse.  Bring them to rehearsal on Jan. 14th.  We plan to reuse these next year.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please turn in your music scores from December concerts on Monday night!

If you ordered a Box Lunch for last Saturday’s workshop, please bring $10 to rehearsal. I will be accepting cash / check payments at Monday’s rehearsal.  Here is the link for online payments http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-payments/.  Please send me an email, if you choose this option.

Section Administrators and Directors Contacts

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

Section Directors

sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth Franklin  & Marguerite Lapetina

altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley Oliver & Lauren Rivera

tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor Brewer & Doug Crowe

bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George Engelmann & John Rogers 

Section Administrators

sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson

altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff

tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary

bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero

Amy Ghanem

VP of Administration

Sectionals

Dear Singers,
Please note that sectionals begin at 7pm on Monday night and will likely continue for several weeks.
Please make your best efforts to attend these sessions to drill down on trouble spots and prepare for a productive choir rehearsal.
The link below is a real-time link to the current rehearsal agenda. Please monitor as you are able, as this document may change.
Thank you!
Amy

Movie Concert Fundraising: Basket Information

Our March 9th Music from the Movies concert will include a VERY special opportunity! We will be raffling off movie-inspired gift baskets with some unique and exciting prizes.

Join us at 6 PM prior to the concert to browse the baskets and purchase one ticket for $5 or FIVE tickets for $20. Each basket is being hand-selected and prepared by choir members or our Board of Directors, and all of the funds raised will be added to our long-term Orchestra Fund initiative. We hope to see you at our cinematic celebration!

Click here to learn more about the fundraising effort.

Click here to download the Sponsor and Auction Donor Agreement.

This Week  – NEW MUSIC, NEW MEMBERS, NEW WORKSHOP!

  1. MONDAY 1/7 – CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM
  2. ARRIVE EARLY (doors open 6:30pm) TO GET SCORES & PAY DUES.
  3. SPRING WORKSHOP – SAT., JAN. 12TH, 10AM – 3PM (9:30AM coffee & breakfast)
  4. Spring Membership Dues!
  5. Music From The Movies concert
  6. Ways to volunteer below – Silent Auction Planning for movies concert!
  7. Old Business
Thank you, in advance, reading this important email! Keep Going!

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1st Rehearsal for Music From The Movies, Monday, Jan. 7th at 7:30PM (7:00PM get scores) 

Preview the repertoire of our next full choir concert!  We will be making HCS history as we devote an entire concert to performing songs from the silver screen.  Their are lots of solos to go around!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19iAe901aepjeByYtRZY-F7rFyPwzH4YvryAjtUWEr0Q/edit?usp=sharing

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

SPRING WORKSHOP – SATURDAY, JAN. 12TH, 10AM – 3PM

The Spring Workshop is THIS Saturday, Jan. 12th, at 10:00am – 3:00pm (Breakfast 9:30am).  This is a critical rehearsal for learning the new music we will be performing this semester.  We are singing 16 new pieces for Music From The Movies.  Also, there are plans to review Requiem for The Living for our May concert, as scores are available.

Breakfast & Box Lunch will be provided for a fee of $10. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.  I will be accepting cash / check payments at Monday’s rehearsal.  A link for online payments & lunch option survey will be provided soon.

Attendance will be counted at the workshop.

 The link for the workshop’s agenda is below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uYdg-8zdm3wWP9q3paEoctSj9EOwRmHkFijgWKEasRs/edit?usp=sharing

Rehearsal Resources

🎙Movies Concert selected sound files link:

(Link coming soon!)

Score markings will soon be posted on the Member’s Corner website soon and should be transferred asap!

(Link coming soon!)

Spring Semester Auditions

Auditions: HCS will host auditions for new members for the Spring semester on Jan. 7, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30PM.

Please invite your friends and associates to audition by forwarding the link below.

http://www.houstonchoral.org/singing/

A sign-up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea5a823a5fb6-201820191

Spring Semester Dues are Due!

Thank you to all members who paid their full season dues in September – you can skip to the next section!

Spring Semester Dues of $50 are due by January 7th. Member dues make up an important part of HCS’ annual budget.  HCS depends on and appreciates your timely payment of your dues.

Payment by cash/check/credit card will be accepted at rehearsal on January 7th ONLY!  Payments made thereafter must be made online.

Dues can be paid online NOW at:  http://www.houstonchoral.org/member-payments/

AUDITIONS FOR CHAMBER CHOIR HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MAY 2nd

Dr.  Klotz is moving the Chamber Choir auditions date from Jan. 10 to May 2 (6-9pm). 

The purpose of this audition will be to fill vacancies and other necessary spots.  

Current members, please email Dr. Klotz (artisticdirector@houstonchoral.org) if you have any conflicts with the June concert so we can plan accordingly. 

OLD BUSINESS – Concert Attire Housekeeping  

Ladies in HCS Large Choir (Non – Chamber Choir):

If you are not singing in the Messiah chamber concert, please remove the 2 pieces of red fabric pinned to your top and place it neatly in a quart-sized ziploc baggie.  Please write your name on the bag as the pieces were trimmed to fit your blouse.  Bring them to rehearsal on Jan. 7th.  We plan to reuse these next year.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Please turn in your music scores from December concerts on Monday night!

GET INVOLVED

🙏Please pray for –  (please submit prayers requests to vpadmin@houstonchoral.org by Saturday), for the continued health of all our members and volunteers!

Sell tickets! 

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

Share 📲 our concert ticket sales link on social media!

Movie Concert Silent Auction Planning Committee – Next meeting is TBD at the Backyard Grill – 9453 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77065.  Please contact Lane Coco at vpfunddev@houstonchoral.org to help make this event a success.

Section Administrators and Directors Contacts

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

Section Directors

sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth Franklin  & Marguerite Lapetina

altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley Oliver & Lauren Rivera

tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor Brewer & Doug Crowe

bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George Engelmann & John Rogers 

Section Administrators

sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson

altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff

tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary

bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero

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