AAYC NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 24, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING (1 DAY LATE)! We are thankful for all of YOU in our lives.

Welcome to Concert Week!

IN THIS ISSUE

COMING UP

NOVEMBER

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Rehearsal #11 at BUCC

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DEADLINE: Winter Concert ticket orders

(NOTE: Ticket sales to AAYC Winter Concert qualify towards $150 fundraising goal.)

30

DEADLINE: Concert Choir only - Chicago tour installment payment

DECEMBER

1

Rehearsal #12 (run through) for AAYC Winter Concert at BUCC

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AAYC Winter Concert at BUCC!

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NO TUESDAY REHEARSAL AT BUCC

11

Rehearsal #13 (piano) for Holiday Pops at Huron High School

12

NO TUESDAY REHEARSAL AT BUCC

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Rehearsal #14 (run through) for Holiday Pops at Hill Auditorium

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Holiday Pops concert at Hill Auditorium!

HOLIDAY BREAK UNTIL JANUARY 9!

LAST CHANCE TO PREORDER WINTER CONCERT TICKETS - DUE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

*For those families that are fundraising, every preordered ticket sale qualifies towards your $150 fundraising obligation.

We have the opportunity to fill BUCC in support of youth choral music at our 31st Annual Winter Concert at BUCC on December 3, 2017 at 4pm. Will you join us in promoting the beautiful sounds of these talented young people with purchase to and sale of tickets to your family, friends, and neighbors? All proceeds directly benefit AAYC programs. An entry ticket is required for all attendees.

Ticket orders/payment due November 28. A hard copy form (light blue) went home with each singer; a replacement form is attached below. Please hand in form/payments to your singer’s choir coordinator. Preordered tickets will be held at the ‘Will Call’ table at BUCC on December 3. Will Call opens ½ hour - 45 min prior to the start of the concert. Last minute tickets sales / door sales will also be available at that time. - LINK: WINTER CONCERT TICKET ORDER FORM

FINAL CHICAGO TOUR PAYMENT - DUE NOVEMBER 30 (Concert Choir families only)

Refer to your individualized email/invoice for details on how/where to submit payment.

SUPPORT AAYC WITH YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Did you know that you can support AAYC when shopping online on Cyber Monday or any time through the Amazon Smile program? All the same great offerings as Amazon, but a 0.5% portion of your purchase is donated back to AAYC when you use the following link: smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2798713 No cost to you...just love back to us! Ask your friends and family to do the same. LINK: AMAZON SMILE AD

ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? HELP US PROMOTE AAYC’S WINTER CONCERT!

Help tell your Facebook ‘family’ about our upcoming AAYC Winter Concert by sharing it on your feed, clicking "Going", and inviting your friends and family! https://www.facebook.com/events/131626500835623/

1 WEEK FROM TODAY: WINTER CONCERT DRESS REHEARSAL AT BUCC

Are you prepared? Click on the links below for a printable table-format of rehearsal preparations.

LINK: PRINTABLE GUIDE - WINTER CONCERT AT BUCC 

LINK: PRINTABLE GUIDE - UNIFORM ASSEMBLY / WEAR

DRESS REHEARSAL DETAILS

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Location: Bethlehem United Church of Christ (our regular rehearsal venue)

Special attention on attendance!

The dress rehearsal often sets the tone for the actual concert. Attendance at this rehearsal is mandatory for performance in Sunday’s concert. We are not without distractions that will test the resolve of our parents and singers that evening: 

  1. Midnight Madness is happening in downtown Ann Arbor. Allow extra time for your commute!
  2. BUCC will be hosting a Living Nativity on the front lawn of the church from 6:00-8:30 pm. Please help your singer stay directed upon arrival at BUCC (on time = in place and ready to sing at 6:00 pm). We invite AAYC members and families to visit the church’s event AFTER rehearsal.

Call time: 5:50 pm for all members

Rehearsal time: 6:00-7:00 pm for Descant (regular rehearsal length), 6:00-8:00 pm for Concert (Note: ½ hr early dismissal for Concert Choir only)

Parking: No parking in the BUCC lot. Parking is available in nearby city parking lots/decks or at metered or street parking.

Attire: No uniforms. Singers wear their regular clothes; our rehearsal is a run through of the concert repertoire.

Music: Yes, bring music and folders (but all songs are memorized by this time).

DESCANT CHOIR MEMBER TO SING WITH FLINT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

For several years, AAYC has enjoyed a professional relationship with the Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO). We are very proud of having performed the monumental Benjamin Britten War Requiem, Carl Orff's Carmina Bruana and Gustav Mahler's 3rd Symphony with the orchestra's conductor Enrique Diemecke. These works are major accomplishments for our children.

 

This season, we are very proud to announce that Descant Choir member, Leif TenBrink, will be appearing as a soloist with the Flint Symphony on their Holiday Pops Concert. Leif will be performing the traditional Once in Royal David's City. The solo is a cappella and beautifully leads into more verses with the adult choir and orchestra.

 

Leif, along with Mr. and Mrs. Powell, would love to see AAYC families at one of our performances. Mrs. Powell will be stage manager and Mr. Powell plays principal bass, in addition to his position as orchestra personnel manager and artistic programs coordinator. - LINK: FSO HOLIDAY POPS TICKET INFORMATION

KEY AAYC CONTACTS

Have a question about AAYC? Use this chart to find the appropriate resource:

WHAT

WHO TO CONTACT

Concert Choir attendance

Susan Bass, Concert Choir Coordinator

skb2013dk@outlook.com

313-815-8169

*Absences should reported no less than 2 hours in advance of rehearsal start

Descant Choir attendance

Julia Chu, Descant Choir Coordinator

juliac@annarboryouthchorale.org

734-604-2235

*Absences should reported no less than 2 hours in advance of rehearsal start

‘Members Only’ access on website (inc practice recordings)

Laura Morris, Webmaster

webmaster@annarboryouthchorale.org

Newsletter, email receipt

Laura Morris, Webmaster or Julia Chu, DC Coordinator

webmaster@annarboryouthchorale.org

juliac@annarboryouthchorale.org

All other AAYC questions

Jamie Phillips, Administrator

aaycadmin@annarboryouthchorale.org

734-996-4404