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Week of 4/22

This Week
1. MONDAY 4/22 – CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:00PM – 9:30PM 
2.     HCS Box Office update – Requiem concert tickets discount codes!
3.     Chamber Choir Auditions
4.     Prayer requests and special notice
Rehearsal Agenda for Monday:  
PLEASE NOTE CHOIR REHEARSAL WILL BEGIN AT 7PM FOR ALL REMAINING REHEARSALS
CONCERT FLYER: 
Flyer for Requiem for the Living is ready and attached below!  Copies have been printed and will be available for you on Monday.  Please take 1 and make as many copies as you need.
NOTE FROM THE BOX OFFICE

1) Extra tickets are available – see LORI at rehearsal, or preferably email ahead of time tickets@houstonchoral.org

2) Online discount codes: 15% for alumni with code “Alumni” and 10% discount with code “Alive” (this can be given out to family and friends).
Automatic 10% discount for group sales – no code needed

Sell tickets to Requiem For The Living! 
Here’s the link for buying tickets online:  https://hcs.yapsody.com/
Share  our concert ticket sales link on social media!
FREE TICKETS !! HCS is offering 2 free tickets to all choir directors (secular and non-secular).  Please see Chad Searcy or Lori Seelhoff.  They can be reached at  president@houstonchoral.org or tickets@houstonchoral.org.
GET INVOLVED
Please pray for –  (please submit prayers requests to vpadmin@houstonchoral.org by Saturday), Dina Susino-Smith (S2), Penny Nelson (S2), Pete Varney* (B2), intention of LeslieAnne Seifert (Alto), Alan Wilken (B1), Andrea & Jc Creath (A2),Veronica Frankeny (S2), Marguerite Lapetina (S2), Victoria Atkinson (S1 on leave) – for a happy and safe delivery of her baby, for those among us, our friends and family who struggle with finances and finding employment, for the continued health (and recovery) of all our members and volunteers, for an increase in membership, and for the success of our final concerts of the season!
Special Update on Mr. Pete Varney, Bass 2
Our dear friend, Pete had a heart attack and stroke last Friday and Saturday. He is recovering with physical and speech therapies. He is in good spirits and he welcomes visitors. He will be living with skilled nursing assistance until further notice. We will miss him singing with us, but mainly, we will miss his cheerful smile and his generous and kind nature.

He is at Paradigm in Jersey Village. The doors open at 8:30 am and visiting is available until 9 pm. There is no appointment necessary. His room is RM 134. The nurses request no more than 6-7 persons at a time in his room. He does not currently have a roommate.

Nursing home details:
Paradigm at Woodwind Lakes
7215 Windfern Rd, Houston, TX 77040
LOOKING AHEAD – HCS Chamber Choir

Dr.  Klotz will be holding auditions for the HCS Chamber Choir auditions on May 2 (6-9pm). 

The purpose of this audition will be to fill vacancies and other necessary spots. All parts are welcome to audition.

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

LINK TO SIGN-UP GENIUS

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EA5A823A5FB6-may2nd

Section Administrators and Directors Contacts
Section Directors
If you have questions regarding your music, please contact your Section Directors.
sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth Franklin (S1)  & Marguerite Lapetina (S2) (On Temporary Leave) / Ms. Katie Gravesmill (Interim SD-S2)
altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley Oliver & Lauren Rivera
tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor Brewer & Doug Crowe
bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George Engelmann & John Rogers

This week

Dear HCS,

This Week
1. MONDAY 4/8 – SECTIONALS @ 7PM / CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM 
2. Message from Dr. Klotz, Artistic Director – 3 Things!
3. Requiem for the Living concert resources – Score Markings transferred ASAP!
4. Concert Flyer is ready!
5.     HCS Box Office update – Requiem concert tickets
6.     Chamber Choir Auditions
A Message from Dr. Klotz:
1.  Auditions for solos in Requiem for the Living will be held on Monday, April 8 (6:30-7:25 p.m.). Please be prepared to sing each of the parts below and give me a heads up via email if you are planning to audition at artisticdirector@houstonchoral.org.
Soprano
Mvt. III: Agnus Dei, mm. 37-80
Mvt. V: Lux Aeterna, mm. 70-103
Tenor
Mvt. V: Lux Aeterna, mm. 53-69
2.  Use the rehearsal files to prepare for each rehearsal and review problematic passages.
3.  GOAL: Have your part learned in all of the music by April 15
CONCERT FLYER: 
Flyer for Requiem for the Living is ready and attached below!  100 copies have been printed and will be available for you on Monday.  Please take 1 and make as many copies as you need.
REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING RESOURCES
Please continue to check this section for updates and links for additional resources for our final all-chorus concert.
Rehearsal Agenda for Monday:
Google Drive Rehearsal Sound Files by Voice Part and Full Choir:
YouTube Sound Files link:
German Pronunciation Resources:
German “Ken-Speak” Pronunciation Guide (Very helpful aide for English speakers who need to “sound” German):
Score Markings Resources: Markings need to be transferred to your score ASAP, please
NOTE FROM THE BOX OFFICE
Ticket Distribution for Requiem: Monday, April 8th, 6:30PM – 7PM. 
DEADLINE to turn in ticket sales & tickets is May 13th! Volunteers, Richard & Tracy, will begin collecting money and tickets at 6:45PM.  After 7PM, please turn in envelopes in the collection box no later than 10PM.
Sell tickets to Requiem For The Living! 
Here’s the link for buying tickets online:  https://hcs.yapsody.com/
Share   📲our concert ticket sales link on social media!

A note from Kevin

Dear HCS:
A few weeks ago, I asked that we make it a goal to have notes and rhythms learned by April 15th so we can concentrate on the musicality and finer aspects of our artistic performance. We are making good progress. However, I want to continue to encourage you to practice your music prior to each Monday rehearsal (we have some great practice files online). If we can do this at some level, it will make a huge difference in our Monday rehearsals and ultimately our performance.
The faster we get the notes and rhythms learned, the faster we can become the music! 🙂
Rehearsal Schedule (bookmark this link):
Practice Files (bookmark this link):
Looking forward to our next rehearsal together on this glorious music!
Thank you,
Kevin
Dr. Kevin Klotz
Artistic Director
Houston Choral Society

Week of 3/18

Dear HCS,

This Week
1. MONDAY 3/18 – SECTIONALS @ 7PM / CHOIR REHEARSAL @ 7:30PM – 9:30PM
2. Message from Dr. Klotz
3. Message from HCS’ Music Librarian
4. Requiem for the Living concert resources – Links to Sound & Rehearsal Files
5. HCS Box Office update – Attendance & Sales results!

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Message from Dr. Kevin Klotz, HCS Artistic Director

Good afternoon! As you know, we are learning a good bit of new music for our May 18th concert. Without a doubt, our biggest challenge will be to get the notes/rhythms learned as quickly as possible. In order to facilitate this, we have purchased wonderful rehearsal files for the Requiem for the Living and have provided internet rehearsal files for Schicksalslied. (Links are below)

I would like to set a weekly goal that singers try to practice, in advance, their part in the movements listed on the rehearsal schedule for each upcoming Monday rehearsal. I will have the rehearsal schedule posted each week by Wednesday. If you can find some time to practice your part, it will make a huge difference! I would like for us to have the music pretty solid a month from now (by April 15th) so we can spend time working on the musicality and other exciting details of these two great masterpieces!

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to the Houston Choral Society. What an amazing and successful concert season this has been! I am so looking forward to our upcoming rehearsals on the Forrest and Brahms works as we continue to combine our voices together to make glorious music!

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Auditions for solos in Requiem for the Living will be held on Monday, April 8 (6:30-7:25 p.m.). I’ve listed the available solo parts below for each voice part on this concert. Please be prepared to sing each of the parts below and give me a heads up via email if you are planning to audition at artisticdirector@houstonchoral.org.

Soprano
Mvt. III: Agnus Dei, mm. 37-80
Mvt. V: Lux Aeterna, mm. 70-103

Tenor
Mvt. V: Lux Aeterna, mm. 53-69

Message from HCS Music Librarian
Please continue to turn in your scores (16) for Music From The Movies.
* Excessive pencil markings, paperclips, flags, etc. should be removed prior to turn in.

The 2 scores for the Requiem for the Living concert are borrowed.
* NO ink markings, highlighting, excessive pencil markings or spills. USE a no.2 pencil only.

You are welcome to purchase your own scores from JW Pepper:

Requiem for the Living/Dan Forest
https://www.jwpepper.com/Requiem-for-the-Living/10384178.item#/

SATB Choral Score
UPC: 728215048814 Publisher ID: 08763247 10384178 MA
$11.99

Schicksalslied/Brahms:
Note: HCS will be using the SATB Vocal Score, not the SATB choral score

https://www.jwpepper.com/Schicksalslied,-Op.-54/10482208.item – /submit

SATB Vocal Score
UPC: 9790007145156 Publisher ID: 10.399/03 10482208
$8.75

REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING RESOURCES
Please continue to check this section for updates and links for additional resources for our final all-chorus concert.

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

Google Drive Rehearsal Sound Files by Voice Part and Full Choir:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Luc2v-81F1PFn3HgNFIjoPbyyPEzTtBd

YouTube Sound Files link:

Requiem for the Living

German Pronunciation Resources:
http://www.houstonchoral.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Johannes-Brahms-Schicksalslied-IPA.pdf

German “Ken-Speak” Pronunciation Guide (Very helpful aide for English speakers who need to “sound” German):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qrfx4ejynw3lwIJjnIh4P5IlAzK3VF1k/view?usp=sharing

Score Markings Resources: Check this link on Wednesday!
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11keyBp00wVN47QDStD-1qkqFTYcxPPwZ?usp=sharing

CONCERT FLYER:
Flyer for Requiem for the Living – Coming Soon!

NOTE FROM THE BOX OFFICE
Box Office results for Music From The Movies:
Total Attendance: 724
Box Office Sales: >$11,500.00

These are history-making results for HCS! All of you are amazing – every singer, every volunteer, our Artistic Director and musicians, HCS Management Team and HCS Board of Directors! Let’s keep the momentum going.

Sell tickets to Requiem For The Living!
Here’s the link for buying tickets online: https://hcs.yapsody.com/

Share 📲our concert ticket sales link on social media!

GET INVOLVED

Please pray for – (please submit prayers requests to vpadmin@houstonchoral.org by Saturday), for the repose of the soul of the mother of Marguerite Lapetina (S2-SD), Alan Wilken (Bass), Victoria Atkinson (Soprano) – for a happy and safe delivery of her baby, for those among us, our friends and family who struggle with finances and finding employment, for the continued health (and recovery) of all our members and volunteers, for an increase in membership, and for the success of our final concerts of the season!

Section Administrators and Directors Contacts

Section Directors
If you have questions regarding your music, please contact your Section Directors.

sopranodirector@houstonchoral.org – Beth Franklin (S1) & Marguerite Lapetina (S2) (On Temporary Leave) / Ms. Katie Gravesmill (Interim SD-S2)
altodirector@houstonchoral.org – Riley Oliver & Lauren Rivera
tenordirector@houstonchoral.org – Taylor Brewer & Doug Crowe
bassdirector@houstonchoral.org – George Engelmann & John Rogers

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

sopranoadmin@houstonchoral.org – Penny Nelson – call/text: 832-692-7094
altoadmin@houstonchoral.org -Lori Seelhoff – call/text: 321-287-4117
tenoradmin@houstonchoral.org – Sean Eary – call/text: 979-204-6818
bassadmin@houstonchoral.org – Bob Romero – call/text: 713-248-6030

See you Monday night!

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

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.

‪+1 929-324-6507‬ PIN: ‪581 023 182‬#

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